45s and Other Revolutions: A-Sides beginning with the letter M.


March 8th, 2019

57 mins 43 secs

Season 4

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Three Dog Night [00:46]
a side: "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)"
b side: "Rock & Roll Widow"
Dunhill ABC Records 45-D-4239 1970
A legendary Randy Newman song, first recorded by Eric Burdon but made famous by these three dogs.

Burning Curtains a side: "Mannequin Lullaby" [06:39]
Happiness b side: "Knowm" [10:08]
Partisan Records PTSN1016-7 2015
Catchy grooves on the a-side from San Francisco's Burning Curtains and the b-side from Rhode Island's own Happiness.

Deerhoof [14:13]
a side: "Matchbook Seeks Maniac (Dedication Mix)"
b side: "Makko Shobu"
Kill Rock Stars KRS 491 2007
Fantastic picture disc single from their 2007 album Friend Opportunity, featuring artwork by David Shrigley. This was from the post-Chris Cohen pre-Ed Rodriguez era when they played as a trio.

Chuck Berry [19:43]
a side: "Maybellene"
b side: "Wee Wee Hours
Chess Records 1604 1955
The rock and roll classic. Evidently the flipside "Wee Wee Hours" was on the audition tape that Chuck Berry sent to Leonard Chess that got him his contract.

Mick Jagger [26:20]
a side: "Memo from Turner"
b side: "Natural Magic"
Decca Records F 13067 1970
Single from Mr. Jagger recorded for "Performance" featuring some hot hot slide guitar from Ry Cooder. It also features Gene Parsons (of all people) on drums and oh hey... Randy Newman on piano.

The Dynamics [32:11]
a side: "Misery"
b side: "I'm the Man"
Big Top Records 45-3161 1963
Super fine r&b number for Detroit's The Dynamics. This would re-interpreted by The Who (or High Numbers if you prefer) as "Zoot Suit".

Stereolab [38:16]
a side: "Miss Modular"
b side: "Allures"
Duophonic Records D-UHF-D016s
A moog-y masterpiece from Stereolab's 1997 album Dots and Loops.

John Phillips [45:59]
a side: "Mississippi"
b side: "April Anne"
Dunhill Records 45-D-4236 1970
The single from John, the Wolf King of LA, a fine stomper and steel-y country rock ballad.

Music Behind the DJ: "Breezin'" by George Benson.

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