Analogplanet Radio's "Warner Brothers/Reprise Tribute" Show Now Available For Streaming Here and on

Analogplanet Radio's show today pays tribute to Warner Brothers/Reprise Records. The "golden age" of the merged labels was in the late '60s/early 1970s when it had the hippest lineup, hippest promotions and advertising and everything was "golden", though the WB label had gone green!

Everything is transferred from vinyl of course. I think this is among the best Analogplanet Radio shows yet so I hope you enjoy listening to it.

In the middle of the show I got an email alert about a Steve Hoffman Forum thread about me. I read some of what was written about me during the show. You can read it here. Here's the set list:

Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Roger Smith, You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet!
Frank Comstock Orchestra: Mickey Mouse Club Theme
Frank Sinatra: Ring a Ding, The Second Time Around
Frank, Dean, Bing: The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York
The Electric Prunes: I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night
Jimi Hendrix: Purple Haze
Fleetwood Mac: The Green Manalishi
Stoneground: Rainy Day In June
Joni Mitchell: Rainy Day House
Neil Young: When You Dance
The Kinks: Stop Your Sobbing
The Kinks: When You Turn Out the Living Room Lights
Randy Newman: Living Without You
Van Dyke Parks: Donovan’s Colors
Ry Cooder: The Dark End of the Street
Gram Parsons: She
Arlo Guthrie: Voter Registration Rag
Arlo Guthrie: Valley to Pray
Van Morrison: And it Stoned Me
The Beach Boys: Susie Cincinnati
Gordon Lightfoot: Sundown
Pearls Before Swine: Rocket Man
Faces: Around the Plynth
John Cale: Hanky Panky Nohow
Elvis Costello: Veronica
James Taylor: Hey Mister, That’s Me Up There on the Jukeobox
Little Feat: Easy to Slip

McFaden's picture

Great show Michael. Thank you for playing Green Manalishi, that is one of my favorite early Fleetwood Mac jams. It was also covered by the Melvins in epic fashion on their album The Maggot, totally worth a listen. I think you are right that it never made it onto a Fleetwood Mac album proper but it is included on Fleetwood Macs Greatest Hits CBS ‎– S 69011, a UK compilation from 1971. Anyway, it's one of Peter Green's best tracks if you ask me.

dakmart's picture

"Green Manalishi" was also included on "The Chain," a box set released in 1992 to commemorate Fleetwood Mac's 25th anniversary. As far as I know, it's out of print, but a used record store or Amazon might have a copy.

dakmart's picture

The golden age of Warner/Reprise really ended in 1994, when label head Mo Ostin was forced out by changes at parent Time Warner. Just consider some of its 80s roster: Prince, Madonna, Hüsker Dü, the Replacements, Paul Simon, Los Lobos, Talking Heads, Van Halen, REM... Maybe this should be called "Part 1"?

Michael Fremer's picture
I should do a part 2! Maybe next week....
jbr's picture

Michael, you mentioned the names of the Electric Prunes and wondered "where are they now?" I used to work with the brother of their drummer, Preston Ritter. Unfortunately, Preston passed away in March 2015 at age 65.

Anton D's picture

How about a show using only cuts that have appeared on the Warner "Loss Leaders" promotional LP's?

Those records were pressed kinda thin, but you could use them as a playlist.

Bob Levin's picture

That stereo sampler was played frequently around the house, when I was a kid.