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Show 534 - The Godfather 2012

Show 534 - The Godfather 2012

Air Date:

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Hey baby, Little Steven here.

Our summer celebration continues this week with a movie the younger generation needs to discover.

It’s called The Godfather, and it is arguably the greatest movie ever made.

We are going to jump into it this weekend with the Yardbirds, Spirit, Dion, Marvin Gaye, the Nazz, and Moby Grape.

Brand new music from Alejandro Escovedo, Capsula, Make Out, the Dave Clark Five, the Urges, and would you believe it, the Beach Boys.

It’s the only Rock n’ Roll dance party on the radio celebrating the greatest movie ever made.

I’ll see you this weekend in the Underground Garage.

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Comments: 27 Comments

  • Playlist:

    Set 1
    One Hit To The Body (Rolling Stones)
    Musical Bed: Godfather Waltz (Nino Rota)
    Murder Incorporated (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band)
    I’m Not Talking (Yardbirds)
    He Hit Me (And It Felt Like Kiss) (Crystals)
    Can I Get A Witness (Marvin Gaye)
    Fire Burning (Urges)
    Shotgun (Vanilla Fudge)
    Musical Bed: Lulu’s World (Davie Allan & the Arrows)

    Set 2
    Musical Bed: Love Theme From The Godfather (Nino Rota)
    I’m Bad (Bo Diddley)
    I Got A Line On You (Spirit)
    That’s Why God Made The Radio (Beach Boys)
    Drip Drop (Dion)
    Musical Bed: Glad To See You Go (Ramones)

    Set 3
    Apollonia (Nino Rota)
    It’s My Life (Animals)
    Man Of The World (Alejandro Escovedo)
    Don’t Bother Me (Beatles)
    Robert DeNiro’s Waiting (Bananarama)
    Bend Me Shape Me (American Breed)
    Musical Bed: Bo’s Guitar (Bo Diddley)

    Set 4
    Musical Bed: Connie’s Wedding (Nino Rota)
    Missionary (Branden Daniel & the Chics)
    Preacher Man (Dave Clark Five)
    Please Don’t Wake Me (Cinderellas)
    I Wouldn’t Ever Change A Thing (Rod Stewart)
    Musical Bed: Shimmy Shimmy (Megatones)

    Set 5
    Musical Bed: (I Have But One Heart (Al Martino)
    Pictures Of Lily (Who)
    Maybe I’m The One (For Me) (Make Out)
    Open Eyes (Nazz)
    Hit ‘n’ Miss (Capsula)
    Seeing (Moby Grape)
    Musical Bed: Godfather Finale (Nino Rota)

Comments (27)

  • Stiv
    06/28/2012

    I watched "The Godfather" recently on DVD, and I also read the book again, after reading it for the first time over thirty years ago. Both the book and the movie still tell a great story, and we have "The Godfather" to thank for paving the way for "The Sopranos," which ultimately begat the Underground Garage.

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.
      06/28/2012

      Excellent Observation!! Stiv! I totally agree with your entire comment! But you forgot to leave a star rating. If you get the chance, please do so. Thank U very much! Sincerely, SMRZ!!!

      • Stiv
        06/29/2012

        Does five stars sound good to you:)

        • Robert P Smarse Jr.
          06/29/2012

          Most Definately!! Thanks alot Stiv. Are you related to THE Stiv Bators?

          • Stiv
            07/02/2012

            Nah, I just use his name:)

  • John Cummings
    06/28/2012

    Now that's entertainment...5 Stars!

  • tman
    06/28/2012

    ...and may your first child be a masculine child.
    little steven for president.
    happy 4th.
    t.

  • Stiv
    06/29/2012

    "Leave the gun, take the cannolis."

    The line should have been used on "The Sopranos."

    • Richard Kline
      05/03/2013

      Another classic Clemenza line.

  • joe filler
    07/01/2012

    a great show like most of them

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.
    07/01/2012

    WITH ALL DUE RESPECT! Thank You once again for another 5 star Sat. Night & to honor the very best American film ever made, if you include Godfather:part 2. 375 minutes of pure cinematic delight. I teach this film in my Neo-Noir class so please excuse if I STIFF the music just a little. Set 1. One Hit To The Body-Stones, from Dirty Work(1986), which should have been called Dirty Laundry. check out my review on Amazon. The release was pretty much done by Keith & Ron Wood as Mick was more focused on his solo release, She's The Boss. Yeah-good thing that Keith didn't have Mick WHACKED!, as you said, Stevie. Murder Incorporated by Bruce & the gang. The song always reminds me of another Mob film which was MURDER, INC.(1960). Excellent performance by Peter Falk, who played Abe Reles, the syndicate's ill-fated # 1 hit-man. Falk did receive a Oscar nomination but lost to Peter Ustinnov, for Best Supportin Actor in Stanley Kubrick's SPARTACUS. Tuff Loss. I'm Not Talking-Yardbirds. YOU BETTER NOT! Mose Allison cover. Nice sound byte by Talia Shire talking about The Underground Garage's ULTIMATE COOLNESS! He Hit Me(And It Felt Like A Kiss) which was done by The Crystals. Can I Get A Witness-Marvin Gaye. Not Likely! Shotgun-Vanilla Fudge's rather Psychedeic version. Great sound byte by Mr. Marlon Brando. "Never Tell Anyone Outside Of The Family What You're Thinking Again". Set 2, I'm Bad-Bo Diddley. I Got A Line On You from Spirit's 1968 LP, The Family That Plays Together. That's Why God Made The Radio. Excellent title tune by The Beach Boys with very beautiful harmonies, as usual. Drip Drop-Dion covering The Drifters. Set 3. Brando's set. It's My Life-Animals. Man Of the World, from Alejandro Esvovedo's 11th solo release. Don't Bother Me by The Beatles with great vocals by George. Bananarama's Robert DeNiro's Waiting from 1984. Bend Me Shape Me-The American Breed from 1967. Set 4. Preacher Man. Old New stuff by The Dave Clark Five. Please Don't Wake Me- The Cinderellas, which has been over & Over in my head since I heard it last Sat. & Sun. night. I Wouldn't Change A Thing from Rod Stewart's 1969 debut solo Lp. Significant quote by Brando in 1971. "What are they getting so excited about? It's only another gangster picture" He had NO idea about that one. Very nice Musical beds by soundtrack master Nino Roto. They all bring me back to sprcific scenes from the film. Boy, did he ever get stiffed for not even getting an Oscar Nom for 1972. Atleast he won an Oscar for Part II, even tho he shared it with Carmine Coppola. Also talking about Sins Of Omission, how could they totally ig nore the excellent Cinematography by Gordon Willis for BOTH films. Set 5. Pictures Of Lily, which was the Who's 1967 ode to masturbation. Very smartly followed by Make Out with Maybe I'm The One(For Me), which was an ode to Narcissism! Boy, Stevie, you continue to AMAZE! Now last year's Fire Works A-GO-GO, Makeout sang I Don't Want Anyone That Wants Me. Rather conflicted, I'd say. Could be the Heat. Open My Eyes-The Nazz led by Todd Rundgren in 1968. Hit 'n Miss by Argentina's Capsula. Finishing with Seeing by the amazing Moby Grape and written the genuis of Skip Spence, which you played a couple shows ago. Now a few more tings. I would like to give my thanks to the Administrator who is now caught up with ALL of the shows. Thank You Very Much for your hard work! I also would like to give some time to Mr. John Cazale, who played Fredo in both films. Talk about NO RESPECT! Please pick up the 2010 dvd titled I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale, which was a film by Richard Shepard. From the liner notes written by Mark Harris, who refer's to Cazale as An Actor's Actor. From his film debut in 1972 to his tragically early death 6 years later at only 42, he appeared in 5 films. All of the films are now considered classics & ALL of them received Academy Award Nominations for Best Picture, and 3 of the 5 won Oscars as Best Picture. The Godfather(1972), The Conversation,(74), with Gene Hackman, The Godfather:Part II(74), Dog Day Afternoon(75), & the Deer Hunter(78). 5 for 5, and then it was over. Only The Conversation & Dog Day Afternoon did not win a Best Picture Oscar. As Mark Harris noted in his liner notes, here's another fact that is cited less often: While Cazale never received an Oscar Nom himself, his co-stars in those 5 films received a collective total for their work alongside Cazale. That is a significant reminder of 2 things. 1st, as you mentioned, Stevie, that awards are deeply fallble, and 2nd, that Cazale was was the definition of a GREAT supporting actor. He refused to showboat, to reduce HIS performance to big moments, or to sacrifice truth in order to gain extra attention for the weak & compromised men that he played. Ultimately, his acting raised the bar for his co-stars and forced them to meet HIS level of acting commitment. In that, Cazale wasn't just a supporting actor, but an ELEVATING actor. Thank you Mark Harris for the excellent liner notes. I would also like to recommend the Excellent new book by Jenny M. Jones, who lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her husband & daughter. The ANNOTATED GODFATHER: The Complete Screenplay with commentary on every scene, interviews, and little-known facts. The book includes an excellent detail on technical details about the filming locations, tales from the set, including the arguments, the accidents, and the practical jokes, as well as deleted scenes that never made the final cut, as well as Goofs & gaffes that did, and so much more. MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Well, I guess that it's time for a wrap. If anyone wants to know the difference between Classic Film Noir, Neo-Noir, & Retro-Noir, just give me a call or buy my book when it comes out in 2013. Once again, thank you very much, Little Stevie, and to all members of the Underground Garage, I wish youse all a very Happy & Safe 4th of July!! Hey USA, HAPPY 236th BIRTHDAY!! Watch out for those fireworks, now. Take care members & I'll catch you next week in the COOLEST place of them ALL-The Underground GARAGE!! EEYAHH!! SMRZ!!!

    • Richard Kline
      05/03/2013

      "Michael one of the heads of the five families will approach you about a meeting, maybe Barzini; and at that meeting you will be assasinated." Don Corleone. 5 stars up as usual.

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.
    07/01/2012

    And just 1 more thing to correct, re: John Cazale. As I said, Cazale NEVER received an Academy Award himself, his co-stars in those 5 films received a collective total of 14 Oscar nominations for their work alongside him. Talk about NO RESPECT! Just like Fredo in the Godfather films, he was repeatedly passed over again & again. I think L.S.U.G. members should start a campaign to get him a posthumous Academy Award for being the Ultimate Best Supporting Actor from the 70's. What do you think, Stevie? Thanks again to Mr. Mark Harris who wrote the liner notes for the excellent dvd.Thank U very much for listening to my ramblings. Oh Yeah, I almost forgot. If I get WHACKED for my political statements im my postings for show #533-Bikini Beach-2012, you'll know why. take care all of you beautiful people & Thank U very much for you feedback BOTH positive & negative. I always appreciate CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. Gotta go & work on my song lyrics, my screenplay, and my book. Stay tuned People! Take care of yourselves & ALL that you hold close to your Hearts. Sincerely, SMRZ!!!

  • CHUCK BERRY ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC MAN
    07/01/2012

    Great show Big Guy. We need more rock music stations in New York.

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.
    07/02/2012

    Hey Stevie & U.G. members. I have a good one for you. Today, I was talking to a teenager-17, who said that he watched the 1st 20 minutes The Godfather on his I-PHONE, of all places & he told me that it was so boring that he cancelled the stream! I wanted to WHACK this kid. I tried to explain to him that he, at the very least, needed to watch it on a big screen T.V. to fully appreciate it. I then said that he should watch it in the movie theater that was screening it in Northampton, Mass. & the little punk laughed at me & told me that I was "old fashioned" & that 2 friends had seen it at the cinemas & they BOTH thought that it was boring! I felt like Johnny-Boy from Mean Streets & I really had to restrain myself from slapping this punk around a bit but it was in the center of Westfield so's I couldn't. Stevie, you were really right, as usual, about this beeing a generational thing or something. Now Ain't That A Lick In The Head!! I'm working on info re: Claudine Clark & when I do, I'll e-mail you at mail@undergroundgarage.com. Is that the right address? Take care, Mr. Maharaj Of Garage. Sincerely, SMRZ!!!

    • Richard Kline
      05/03/2013

      So many dweebs so little time. The kids get conditioned to a bunch of junk what can we expect. Look at the rave music what a joke. Schlock at best.

  • Tim Brosnan
    07/04/2012

    Another great lesson from the master! TUG should be essential listening in all schools.
    I write a music blog called "The Eclectic Ear". It can be found at http://timbrosnan.wordpress.com.
    Please feel free to stop by and listen to some great (sometimes off the beaten track) tunes.
    Stay cool!

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.
      07/29/2012

      Hey Tim! I just checked out your truly excellent music blog called "The Eclectic Ear". Kudos to you as it is one seriously extremely cool show/blog! I'm sorry that it took so long for me to catch it. Hey All L.S.U.G. members, do yourselves a favor and check this site out. Some great music & videos too! Keep up the excellent work! What a music lover's delight! Peace be with you! Sincerely, SMRZ!!!

  • michele villerot
    07/04/2012

    In this dismal world of commercial entertainment, all I can say is this show gives me goosebumps. Thank You. You made my weekend and more.

  • Ron Lynch
    07/07/2012

    Murder Incorporated (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band)
    That’s Why God Made The Radio (Beach Boys)
    Man Of The World (Alejandro Escovedo)
    Preacher Man (Dave Clark Five)
    Pictures Of Lily (Who)
    Just listing one cool song from each set, sweet show Stevie,
    Thanks

  • Chris Dougherty
    07/16/2012

    Great show, as always, Steven! The musical selections, both old and new, are awesome. The moral(s) of the Godfather story are as follows:

    1.) If Barzini is looking for you, always remember your EZ pass when going through the toll plaza on the causeway.

    2.) If the head of the family tells you you're not going to Vegas and to go back to the house and wait for his call, be sure your affairs are in order.

    3.) The family that slays together, stays together.

  • jcjohnson63
    07/22/2012

    another cool set of tunes. thanks!

  • jcjohnson63
    07/22/2012

    ya know there used to be regulars here all the time on the message board.i hear from a couple at facebook or lastfm. most have sailed off into the sunset.

  • jcjohnson63
    07/22/2012

    good to hear Seattle ain't dead!

  • michael j farrelly
    10/15/2012

    He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss) introduced by Connie Corleone aka Talia Shire, brilliant.

  • Richard Kline
    05/03/2013

    Poully, you won't be seeing him no more! Clemenza, so cool.

  • Richard Kline
    05/03/2013

    There's Jim G. on the intro. Kool.

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