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Show 557 - Essential Albums!

Show 557 - Essential Albums!

Air Date:

Monday, 03 December 2012

Hey baby, Little Steven here.

This weekend in the Underground Garage we are celebrating 101 Essential Rock Records From the Golden Age of Vinyl, the new book by Jeff Gold.

We will be picking out ten of those fantastic vinyl albums that influenced everybody.

Joining us will be the Who, Cream, Moby Grape, the Byrds, the Jeff Beck Group, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, and the Ramones.

Brand new music from the Setting Son, the Doughboys, and Death By Unga Bunga.

It is a very cool show, and I will meet you there 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:
    Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young)
    Musical Bed: Cry For A Shadow (Beatles)
    I Saw Her Standing There (Beatles)
    Break On Through (Doors)
    It’s A Cryin’ Shame (Doughboys)
    Musical Bed: 365 Rolling Stones (Andrew Oldham Orchestra)
    Not Fade Away (Rolling Stones)
    Heaven Is In Your Mind (Traffic)
    Musical Bed: Neenies Famous Weenies (Ben Vaughn)


    Set 2:
    Musical Bed: You And Me (Byrds)
    Mr. Tambourine Man (Byrds)
    Hey Grandma (Moby Grape)
    I Want To Go Wild (Death Of Unga Bunga)
    Musical Bed: The Ox (Who)
    Out In The Street (Who)
    Strange Brew (Cream)
    Musical Bed: Wild Weekend (Rockin’ Rebels)


    Set 3:
    Musical Bed: Work Song (Paul Butterfield Blues Band)
    Walkin’ Blues (The Paul Butterfield Blues Band)
    Like A Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan)
    Marks On My Map (Launderettes)
    Musical Bed: Beck’s Bolero (Jeff Beck Group)
    Shapes Of Things (Jeff Beck Group)
    Good Times Bad Times (Led Zeppelin)
    Musical Bed: Intermission (Hawaii Mud Bombers)


    Set 4:
    Musical Bed: Hip Hug Her (Booker T & the MGs)
    Oh Yeah (Aerosmith)
    Musical Bed: Buffalo Stomp (Buffalo Springfield)
    Mr. Soul (Buffalo Springfield)
    That Girl (Noisettes)
    Musical Bed: Third Stone From The Sun (Jimi Hendrix)
    Foxey Lady (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
    Stand! (Sly & the Family Stone)
    Musical Bed: Revenge (Kinks)


    Set 5:
    Musical Bed: Package (Waistcoats)
    Search And Destroy (Iggy & the Stooges)
    Janie Jones (Clash)
    Eat My Fear (Setting Son)
    Glad To See You Go (Ramones)
    Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones)
    Holidays In The Sun (Sex Pistols)
    Musical Bed: Jeff’s Boogie (Jeff Beck Group)

Comments (20)

  • Steed Colliss
    12/05/2012

    Very great show... How about posting the first hundred shows? I feel like listening to the into of Barbarella in Boston (13 or 29)... "There's no love on Alderan..." I still laugh at that one...

    • soel
      12/19/2012

      Yeah, I'm up for posting more missing shows too, thanx.

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.
    12/08/2012

    Boy-O-Boy. Choosing 101 essential Rock albums. And from The Golden Age Of Vinyl! WOWEE-ZOWEE! Sounds like quite the undertaking by Mr. Jeff Gold. Excellent 5 star show, Little Steven, & very wise to pick out top 10. Great to hear that VINYL is coming back stronger than ever. did you know that VINYL sales are up over 400% over the past 2 years? It' a fact. And dig this fans. At the end of my post, I will reveal to ALL my followers my #1 Pick of them ALL! Worth waiting for-people. Here we go. Set 1. Neil Young & Crazy Horse kick off with Cinnamon Girl from 1969's LP "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere". Good Choice. The Beatles with When I saw Her Standing There from their very 1st LP. Can't argue with that pick. The Doors & Jim Morrison Break On Through (To The Other side), from their very fine debut LP. The Rolling Stones contribute Not Fade Away from their debut LP, which is a very fine choice, indeed. Closing out the excellent 1st set with Traffic with Heaven Is In Your Mind. Yeah-Baby! Very Cool Indeed! Very nice sound byte by The Beatles producer, Mr. George Martin explaining the recording process that he used with The Beatles. Set 2. The Byrds open with Mr. Tambourine Man, which is credited with inventing Folk Rock with that superlative jingle-jangle sound. Actually, though, The Beau Brummels were playing something very close to Folk Rock BEFORE The Byrds. I'll never forget hearing The Byrds on the radio in Spring of 1965. Their sound definitely changed the sound of the musical landscape around that time & would last forever. Excellent debut by the Byrds. Moby Grape, with their 3 lead guitar, rip into Hey Grandma, which was from their very fine debut LP. The Who blast thru with Out IN The Street from their excellent 1st LP My Generation. The very 1st "supergroup", Cream with Mr. Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, & Ginger Baker, give us Strange Brew. Very fine musical bed by The Rockin' Rebels with one of my all-time favorites, Wild Weekend, which I played so much that I had to go out & get another copy. Set 3. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band with Mike Bloomfield, kick off with Robert Johnson's Walking Blues, which was from their 2nd LP East-West. The eternal Bob Dylan contributes the groundbreaking Like A Rolling Stone, which changed radio format forever due to it's length. The song happens to be MY favorite rock song of all-time! And you can take THAT to the bank-ALL the way! The song was from Bob's excellent 1965 LP Highway 61 Revisited. "How Does It FEEL"? Radio DJ's were forced to play the longest single, up to that time, on even AM radio, which was unheard of untill then. Nice sound byte that proclaimed that the release of this LP would bring us "Bells, Flowers, & Tea Drinking". I wonder which LP they are talking about? I will tell you, class, at the end of the show. Just hang on people. All good things come to those who wait. The Jeff Beck Group contribute their excellent version of The Yardbird's Shape Of Things with extremely RUDE vocals by Rod Stewart. The LP was called Truth and, as Stevie said, it changed the relationship between lead singer & lead guitar forever. Music is now EXPANDING at an even faster pace. Led Zeppelin contribute Good Times Bad Times from their 1st LP with lead guitar by Mr. Jimmy Page. I would like to interject here. Specifically, that most of the songs from that 1st LP were taken from a number of black blues artists who never received any credit except for Willie Dixon. Still-the instrumentals by the band were groundbreaking. Set 4. The great Buffalo Springfield, led by Stephen Stills & Neil Young, play Mr. Soul from their 2nd LP, Buffalo Springfield Again, which was their best. You know that you cannot have such a list WITHOUT Mr. Jimi Hendrix & his very cool Foxey Lady. The group was The Jimi Hendrix Experience & many professional guitarists wanted to actually QUIT the guitar AFTER hearing Mr. Hendrix & his magical guitar. Yes, you can put Mr. Eric Clapton & Mr. Peter Townsend at the very TOP of that list. Nobody EXCEPT Jimi knew how to get such sounds from his axe. Ending the very fine set with Stand by Sly & The Family Stone. Very Cool Indeed! Set 5. Bringing us forward in time into the next generation of Underground Garage bands. Moving into the 70's & beyond. Yes, as you said, Stevie, there is NOWHERE ELSE that you will here so many great tunes on one show. FOR SURE! Kicking off with Iggy & The Stooges with Search And Destroy from the 1973 LP Raw Power. The Clash kick in with Janie Jones from their debut LP from 1977. We heard Janie Jones on your Scorsese show # 554. But I digress. Just keeping score here, class. Moving forward with The Ramones & Blitzkrieg Bop from their 1976 debut. Quite groundbreaking, as you said, Stevie. Now again, just like in the 60's, bands were being formed overnight with JUST 3 CHORDS! Yes, the garage rock of the 60's begat the Punk Rock of the 70's. And closing another excellent set & show with The Sex Pistols with their very cool Holidays In The Sun. Yeah-Baby! You really only need to know those 3 Magical Chords to form a group. OK-class. I promised that I would tell you MY all-time favorite LP. My NUMBER ONE LP of All-Time is The Beatles with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band from 1967. And LP's would NEVER be the same again! Well, Stevie, Thank You so very much for another 5 star Saturday Night, which I played again on Sunday Night. I would like to apologize to all of the very cool new groups who I did not mention because I wanted to pay VERY SACRED RESPECT to the theme of this week's show. I am voting once every 24 hours for my favorite song of the year, of which I keep switching from day-to-day, because there have been so many great tunes this year. Before I sign off for this week, I would like to stress the importance of VINYL & point out that it is no accident why VINYL is making such a strong comeback. That is because with a good turntable & decent sound system, you get a much FULLER RANGE of sound with VINYL! You can take your crappy downloads, mp3's, and even cd's and STICK 'EM! Nothing beats the full warmth of VINYL! Well, I guess that's it for another week. To all who live IN & FOR, The Underground Garage, Peace Be With You! VINYL RULES!! EEYAHH! SMRZ!!!

    • greggie434
      01/06/2013

      Excelent review SMRZ!!!!!!!!

  • jerseycg
    12/08/2012

    Neil Young Rocks.

    • greggie434
      01/06/2013

      Neil Young's new album is GREAT, Psychedelic Pill, check it out.

  • Steve Hibbs
    12/09/2012

    SMRZ...fantastic review again!!..as always..such a great show again,pleased to see the musical beds are making an appearance again,vital part of linking it all together... thing is,you just don't get this quality of music in one place on any other shows,the journey through musical history,the combination of UK and US influences,old and new music,how it all fits together,where it comes from.. knock's me out...Steven Van Zandt such a force for good in terms of what he does for rock n roll,knows exactly what he's talking about..so many people just don't know where it's at!! ..they need to turn on to the Underground Garage baby..!...keep up the excellent reviews man..!!

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.
      12/10/2012

      Thank U very much-Steve Hibbs, for the kind words. I agree with you re: the musical beds & how vital they are in linking things together. Yes-I also agree that there isn't ANYWHERE else that you get the quality of music that Little Steven dishes out each week. It totally blows my mind to think of exactly how busy Stevie is. Between his touring with Bruce, the radio show, PR work,& now this wonderful undertaking with The Rascals "Once Upon A Dream" show. I don't think he ever slows down. I wonder if he has time to sleep at night. Thanks again! Peace Be With You! SMRZ!!

      • Steve Hibbs
        12/11/2012

        Have you seen the line up for the 12/12/12 Sandy benefit gig at Madison Square Gardens..??...Bon Jovi ,Bruce Springsteen guessing with the E-Street Band ,Eric Clapton,Paul McCartney,The Who and now The Stones..that's gotta be one of the best line-ups of all time hasn't it..?..and everything this show is based on..!!..plus our leader Little Steven will hopefully be part of it..!!..the E-Street Band are playing right..??

        • Robert P Smarse Jr.
          12/11/2012

          YES! As far as I know. Bruce & The Band will be playing. And, as you noted, what a STELLAR line-up! I've heard rumours about some other bands BUT they have NOT been confirmed so's my lips are sealed on the others. I'm sure that Stevie is an intregal part of putting this together. I hope that all the $ makes it to the PEOPLE. Yes-the line-up IS quite MIND-BLOWING! Take care, Steve.

  • Ron Lynch
    12/09/2012

    That's one wicked show here Stevie. I think I should track down Jeff's book, awesome stuff.

    Thanks again Stevie, keep rockin.

  • Steve Hibbs
    12/18/2012

    Happy Birthday to a mate of Little Steven and the Underground Garage..Keith Richards ..69 today...I need a love to keep me Happy..!!..Rock on Keef..!!...

  • soel
    12/19/2012

    The show rocked! Vinyls rock (always have)! I just love them, the sound, the feel in hands, the smell, searching for them, the joy of little personal or group listening rituals, everything. Vinyls are adventure and treasure in one. Nothing can beat analog. It's a philosophy that will save humanity. Digital destroys it. Technology in general should be used wisely, merely as a tool, keeping a perspective on developing our natural traits, skills and abilities and not dumbing them down. Vinyls are great example of excellent use of technology. They keep the value of sound and theye're still the best sound medium in that respect. Gotta love them! Cheers all!

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.
      12/22/2012

      VINYL RULES SUPREME! The smell. The feeling of opening up a brand-spanking new or even old & used VINYL RECORD! The L.P. ART! The Beautiful pictures. THE WARM-FULL-SOUND! Forget about cd's & MP3's & other download CRAP! Open that GATEFOLD COVER & let's ROLL JOINTS OF JOY as the seeds tumble down the middle of the L.P. YEAH-BABY! EEYAHH!SMRZ!!

      • Steed Colliss
        12/22/2012

        Vinyl may be good, but until Camp Freddy records a full album, I'll still have to convert the YouTube videos into mp3 files then upload them on my iTunes... That's technology as well...

  • rayner
    12/23/2012

    steve your shows are always good, so you other clowns can
    get off your knees. vinyl is good, i still browse snd. hand record stores, picked up stephen stills first record, and its in good shape, paid four dollars for it .
    has anybody heard of the sheepdogs, give them a listen, a good time rock an'roll band

    • jcjohnson63
      12/23/2012

      yes, sheepdogs figured in rolling stone magazine! cool band.

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.
      12/29/2012

      rayner-What's this? You say you like to spend time on your knees? I'm Not Surprised! You enjoy it there very much! I'm Sure! And you are also a Clown? Oh-I get it. You also enjoy reach-a-rounds! Again, I"m not surprised! Do you swallow? SMRZ!!!

      • greggie434
        01/06/2013

        Fight nice fellas!

  • jcjohnson63
    12/23/2012

    another cool one! you may have to do parts 2,3,4, and maybe more.Christmas is in 2 days. this being sunday the 23rd. happy holidays to one and all.

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