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Show 481 - Bikini Beach 2011

Show 481 - Bikini Beach 2011

Air Date:

Monday, 20 June 2011

Hey baby, Little Steven here.

This weekend in the Underground Garage it’s summer.

It’s our bikini beach party featuring, surprise, the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, Dick Dale, Freddie Cannon, Elvis Presley, Toots and the Maytals, and the Yardbirds.

Very cool new music from Make Out, the Breakers, Garland Jeffreys, Flogging Molly, and a very special big surprise, new music from Joey Ramone.

Come find out who invented the drive in theater, surfing, summer, and what happened when Brian Wilson met Elvis Presley.

It’s summertime baby, bikini beach party time, this weekend in the world’s only Rock n’ Roll dance party on the radio.

I’ll see you in the Underground Garage.

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  • Playlist:

    Set 1
    Bikini Beach (The Cast Of Bikini Beach)
    Musical Bed: Let’s Go Trippin’ (Dick Dale/Deltones)
    Ride The Wild Surf (Jan & Dean)
    Locomotion (Little Eva)
    Dismissed With A Kiss (Spanking Charlene)
    Flower Punk (Mothers Of Invention)
    I Don’t Want Anybody That Wants Me (Make Out)
    Secret Surfin’ Spot (Dick Dale)
    Musical Bed: Point Panic (Surfaris)

    Set 2
    Musical Bed: Theme From Thunder Alley (Davie Allan & Arrows)    
    Don’t Worry Baby (Beach Boys)
    You Baby (Ronettes)
    If You Please (Breakers)
    Hi Ho Silver Lining (Jeff Beck)
    Dr. Goldfoot & the Bikini Machine (Supremes)
    Palisades Park (Freddy Cannon)
    Musical Bed: Section 12 (Preston Wayne Four)

    Set 3
    Musical Bed: Movin’ (The Aastronauts)
    Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler)
    Little Deuce Coupe (Beach Boys)
    Tired Of Waiting For You (Kinks)
    Roller Coaster Town (Garland Jeffreys)
    Do The Clam (Elvis Presley)
    Pleasant Valley Sunday (Monkees)
    Musical Bed: Skater Dater (Laika & The Cosmonauts)

    Set 4
    Musical Bed: Out Of Limits (The Marketts)           
    Heat Lightning (Moonlight Towers)
    Louie Louie (Toots and the Maytals)
    Good Vibrations (Beach Boys)
    New York City (Joey Ramone)
    Dear Lady Twist (Gary U.S. Bonds)
    Musical Bed: The Galloping Goblin (Masonics)

    Set 5
    Musical Bed: Penetration (The Pyramids)
    Cherry Cherry Coupe (Beach Boys)
    Summertime Blues (Blue Cheer)
    Cars And Girls (Dictators)
    Psycho Daisies (Yardbirds)
    Don’t Shut ‘Em Down (Flogging Molly)
    Farmer’s Daughter (Beach Boys)
    Musical Bed: Lonely Surfer (Jack Nitzsche)

Comments (16)

  • Ron Lynch
    06/22/2011

    Thanks for putting in some Jeff Beck, he is opening his tour
    here in Halifax. The guitarist that everyone looks up to. Also, a mean hot rod builder. Look forward to his show here and I hope to be in the front row.

  • Stiv
    06/24/2011

    Love the pictures:)

  • Paul Hewson
    06/24/2011

    Keep up the great work. This week's show looks like it will be the best ever!

  • C. Rivers
    06/24/2011

    Great to hear Blue Cheer! I've always thought they deserved a spot in the Garage.
    So very sorry to hear about Clarence Clemons.
    He rocks on for all of us in his music.

  • sdingeswho
    06/25/2011

    I second C. Rivers --- *love* having the Blue Cheer rendition of "STB" in here! Much as I love The Who's legendary cover from "Live at Leeds", this one has a special place in my heart, too --- wonder what Eddie Cochran thought of all that "extreme noise", looking down and listening? *chuckle!*

  • john
    06/26/2011

    After being away for awhile I'm back listening to the coolest show on the radio or 'net, but...

    These seem to repeats...are there no new/updated shows?

    • Ron Thompson
      06/29/2011

      I agree. Things seem to have settled into very much of a pattern, with a playlist of about 300 songs. Look at the playlists from the same week one, two, or three years ago, and the only changes are the 2011 songs. A Memorial Day show at the end of May; Sergeant Pepper the next weekend. Even Steven's narrative is recycled.

      This show's been great for 8 years, but it needs a booster shot of new rhythm and blues, with just a little rock and roll on the side, just for good measure.

  • fratman
    06/26/2011

    we will miss you clarence....

  • james stevens
    06/26/2011

    From all the guys in Moonlight Towers, MUCHAS GRACIAS, YOU RULE!!

  • Mike McAllister
    06/26/2011

    Love your show since #1. Turned me on to soooo many cool bands who I regularly see. What happened to the 'Underground Garage' concerts? Here in NYC we used to get 3-5 bands for $15-$30 in great venues. (Irving Plaza, Hawaiian Tropic Zone) Please start 'em up again and PLEASE bring over/back the Len Price 3. I missed them the one time you brought them over. (Went to see Carbon Silicon instead)

  • David Ladyman
    06/26/2011

    Just listened to show #482 .. a special show for a special man. Thanks to Little Steven and the crew for pulling it all together so quickly against the odds. Thoughts go out to Clarence, and everyone fortunate enough to have been touched by his genius and humility.

  • Jamie DeSantis
    06/26/2011

    Kick ass way to kick off the Summer

  • FilthyRich
    06/27/2011

    Hi all! Sunday's tribute to Clarence was excellent. Thank you Steven & crew for putting it together so quickly in this time of grief. Clarence will live on in the music he left for all of us.

    Say when is it going to be posted?
    And where are the past shows' archives?
    -listening on WNCX 98.5 CLE OH

  • Kevin O'Neil
    06/28/2011

    I was deeply touched by Steve's tribute to Clarence. It was healing to listen while grieving with my wife. I feel a key piece of my love of Rock 'n Roll that I rediscovered from the Winterland balcony 12/16/78 is gone forever with the old ballroom. Maybe someday I'll find a band of kids strumming guitars and blowing horns in an East Bay bar and get excited again.

  • John Bisci
    06/29/2011

    No stations in Las Vegas carry LSUG. When will the Clarence show (No. 482) be posted here?

  • Jerry Sherman
    05/04/2012

    You made a comment about Blue Cheer's version of Summertime Blues being arguably the first heavy metal song. To the best of my recollection, that distinction goes to Steppenwolf's Born to Be Wild, recorded in 1967. That's the song that a French magazine used for inspiration when coining the term Metal Hurlant, or Heavy Metal. The rest is, well, history.

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