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Show 607 - Scorsese

Show 607 - Scorsese

Air Date:

Monday, 18 November 2013

Now considering the entire body of work, who was the coolest director, like, ever?

Robert Rodriguez?…good guess...

Michael Mann?...Yea, yea yea…

Howard Hawks? John Ford?

The Underground Garage favorite is Martin Scorsese, and we are celebrating his birthday this week.

Joining us will be the Clash, the Cream, the Searchers, and the Who.

Tune in to find out what Frank Sinatra, Johnny Thunders, and Micky Dolenz have in common.

The most musical director of all time from Mean Streets to Living In The Material World. 

Come enjoy a night with Martin Scorsese in the world’s only Rock n’ Roll dance party on the radio.

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

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  • Playlist:

    Set 1:
    Be My Baby (Ronettes)
    Tell Me (Rolling Stones)
    Janie Jones (Clash)
    Rock n Roll Is Dead (Prima Donna)
    Those Were The Days (Cream)
    Mickey’s Monkey (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles)

    Set 2:
    Baby Blue (Badfinger)
    Born To Die (King Khan & the Shrines)
    Ain’t That Just Like Me (Searchers)
    All The Way From Memphis (Mott The Hoople)
    You Can’t Put You Arms Around A Memory (Johnny Thunders)

    Set 3:
    Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Bob Dylan & the Band)
    Hot Rocks (Launderettes)
    Bell Boy (Who)
    The Corner Man (Barrence Whitfield & the Savages)
    Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Rolling Stones)

    Set 4:
    Yo Yo (Doughboys)
    Last Train To Clarksville (Monkees)
    This Is Our Time (Willie Nile)
    Leader Of The Pack (Shangri-Las)

    Set 5:
    Come Fly With Me (Frank Sinatra)
    What’s The Frequency Kenneth (REM)
    Any Weather (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts)
    I Need You (Beatles)

Comments (19)

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.
    11/20/2013

    Let's see now. Lord, I am not worthy to eat your flesh. Why it must be Mr. Martin Scorsese, who happens to be the very best living American film director still around today. Thank You Very Much, Little Steven, for another 5 Star Saturday Night which really deserves at least 6 Stars! O.K. show # 607. Mr. Martin Scorsese. We are celebrating the 71st birthday which fell on Nov. 17th! Happy Birthday, Marty! You are, indeed a Genius! Here are My favorite films done by Scorsese. MEAN STREETS(1973)-TAXI DRIVER(1976)-THE LAST WALTZ(1978)-RAGING BULL(1980)-KING OF COMEDY(1983)-THE COLOR OF MONEY(1976)-RAGING BULL(1980)-GOODFELLAS(1990)-GANGS OF NEW YORK(2002)-THE AVIATOR(2004)-DYLAN'S NO DIRECTION HOME(2005)-THE DEPARTED(2006)-George Harrison's LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD(2011), and HUGO(2011) WHEW! What a list! And those are only MY favorites! Most musically cinematic director of ALL TIME! As you said, Stevie, No director has utilized Rock music in their films the way that Scorsese has. O.K. Musical Highlights! Set 1. Be My Baby by The Ronettes. What an opening! "You don't screw around with the infinite"! I will never forget Harvey Keitel raising his head up from that pillow to those opening beats. Then the angelic voice of Ronnie Spector! YES! MEAN STREETS! I've now seen that film at least 20 x and I never get tired of it! When I 1st saw it, I was totally enthralled by it and sat in the cinema after the lights went on with my mouth wide-open and my mind totally blown! Just like you did, Stevie, after you saw RAGING BULL! I then immediately gathered up 3 of my friends and returned the very next night for a repeat performance. If MEAN STREETS taught me anything, it was that you payed your Penance in the STREETS! Tell Me by The Rolling Stones, which was nicely followed by The Clash with Janie Jones, which was from BRINGING OUT THE DEAD(1999). Those Were The Days by Cream, which was taken from CASINO(1995). I'm not buying that tune by Prima Donnas because ROCK IS NOT DEAD! NO FREAKIN' WAY! Just listen to all of the cool new tunes on this show! Closing the excellent 1st set would be Mickey's Monkey as done by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. And like you, Stevie, my favorite scene from STREETS was when Johnny Boy, as played by Robert De Niro, dancing around the car before he would get in and end up with a couple of gunshots in his neck as he stumbled along the side of the buildings holding his bleeding neck. WOW! Nice sound bytes by Lorraine Bracco, who you acted along with in the excellent HBO series the Sopranos for all those years. No, Sunday Nights are no longer the same without the Sopranos. Boardwalk Empire is good, but not EXCELLENT! Nucky Thompson is good but he is no Tony Soprano! Set 2. Nice musical bed with theme from TAXI DRIVER, which, unfortunately, would be Mr. Bernard Hermann's last musical score before he died. You might remember Hermann from his score for PSYCHO(1960). That nice shower scene with Janet Leigh. Set 2. Opening with Baby Blue by Badfinger, which now takes added significance due to it being played at the end of the very last Episode of BREAKING BAD! Anybody out there like CRYSTAL METH? Not For Me! Marty used the tune in THE DEPARTED, which, as you know, was Marty's ONLY BEST PICTURE OSCAR! What a Travesty! At least both RAGING BULL(1980) and GOODFELLAS(1990), also should have won. NO DOUBT! King Khan & the Shrines give us some very cool new stuff with Born To Die from their L.P. "Idle No More". MANDATORY listening for all true UG members! The Searchers give us Ain't That Just Like Me. The vastly underrated Mott the Hoople give us All the Way From Memphis, and the late but great Johnny Thunders closes out set 2 with You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory, which was his solo 1978 L.P. We all miss you, Johnny! Set 2 musical bed was Mr. Eric Clapton's IS GOD period with Hideaway, which was taken from John Mayall's Bluesbreaker's L.P. Set 3. Opening with your anecdote about the early MEAN STREETS meeting that resulted in that excellent 1973 film. Musically, we get Mr. Bob Dylan and the Band with Baby, Let Me Follow You Down from THE LAST WALTZ, which many consider as the very best concert film ever made. Decide for yourself! the Launderettes deliver some Hot Rocks. More new cool new stuff. Mr. Pete Townsend with the Who, shows us what he can do with just 3 chords, from their 1973 masterpiece, QUADROPHENIA, with Bellboy, which was played by the late Keith Moon. We all miss you, Keith! Best Rock Drummer EVER! Discuss amongst yourselves. He gets my vote! Mr. Barrence Whitfield & The Savages gives us more cool new stuff with the Corner Man. "Send you to a neutral corner". Scorsese could have used that in RAGING BULL! Set 3 closes out with the Rolling Stones and Jumping Jack Flash. That was another great scene from MEAN STREETS, when Johnny-Boy had to check his pants at the door before meeting Sarah Klein and Heather Weintraub. Set 4. Coolest song in the world this week was YoYo by the Doughboys, which could have been used by Marty in CASINO(1995). Truly excellent quote by Marty's priest, who commented that MEAN STREETS had too much Good Friday and not enough Easter! Good One! Even the Monkees get into the act with their excellent tune, Last Train to Clarksville. Willie Nile gives us some more new cool stuff with This Is Our Time from his excellent new release, "American Ride". Mandatory listening for ALL UG members. the very cool set 4 closes with that truly great Masterpiece, Leader Of the Pack, by the Shangri-Las. Marty used that in GOODFELLAS. That is actually Scorsese's mother playing Joe Pesci's mom in GOODFELLAS! Very Interesting! Set 4 closes with the very cool musical bed, The In Crowd, as done by the Ramsey Lewis Trio. Set 5 musical beds by both Tony Bennett and Bobby Darin. Set 5 opens with Ol' Blue Eyes, himself, Mr. Frank Sinatra, with Come Fly With Me. REM want to know What's the Frequency, Kenneth? And we get even more cool new stuff with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts with Any Weather, from their new release "Unvarnished". And let's leave it to Mr. George Harrison with the Beatles doing I Need You. Yes, Little Steven, You Are Still THE MAN! A truly mind-expanding revelation, as you said, "Man's Pride Prevents Redemption". How utterly TRUE! Thank You, once again, Little Steven, for yet another excellent show! I also would like to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, which will fall on November 22nd. Yes, born in Winthrop, Mass. Hey, we're both from Massachusetts! Anyway, have a very Happy 63rd birthday! Getting up there, EH? Wait until you hit 65-like me! I would like to mention that TCM is airing Marty's very 1st feature film debut, WHO'S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOOR?(1967), on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Midnight! Don't Miss It! I guess that's it for yet another week. Until then, to all members who live FOR and IN The Underground Garage, Peace Be With You! EEYAHH SMRZ!!

    • Steve Hibbs
      11/21/2013

      SMRZ,that is one great great review man..!!all the work and attention to detail,tremendous piece of writing,I really dig going through it when listening to the show over again!!Great you highlight the musical beds,I picked up a couple on first listen,The In Crowd,Ramsey Lewis Trio etc plus the sound byte detail which I'm not so hot on.I would like to add weight for a request to the administrator to have the musical beds up there with the set list,there's some gems in there that warrant a mention, I really feel that.I guess it's all about like minded types who have found their way to LSUG ,so its really preaching to the converted,but the King Khan "Idle no more" album haven't stopped playing that this last couple of months,really diggin' Willie Nile "This is our time" plus the Launderettes,all of it really..!!..last week your mentioned Raquel Welsh as my girlfriend.!!..Raquel Welsh in the '60's ,Bond movie,then later in the 70's in say The Three Musketeers and to the present day,what it is !!she is it !!!no question...Going back to this week's show,such great subject matter for the basis of a show to start with,Scorsese films with the use of Rock n Roll then Stevies take on the whole thing.I'm mean that is an irresistible combination as far as I'm concerned,makes this radio show the best thing out there,certainly nothing like it in the UK,nothing with the context or knowledge.You gotta love that!! Baby..!!..Thanks for the review Robert....

      • Robert P Smarse Jr.
        11/21/2013

        Thank You Very Much, Mr. Hibbs, from across the Pond! such kind words for my efforts. If you really want to check out the musical beds, they are listed in past Scorsese shows #554 and # 502, which were listed over the past 2 years. I totally agree about both King Khan and Willie Nile. Both are top quality releases. You can also add Barrence Whitfield to the list. Lotza good new stuff coming out. Nobody can tell me that rock is dead and then prove it to me. there are many quality releases out there. Thank goodness that The UG can steer us in the right direction. In regards to the listing of the new musical beds, methinks that it's a lost cause at this point. I have e-mailed The UG a number of times-to no avail. Oh Well. Thanks again for the kind words. It's great to feel a connection with other UG members! Take Care over there and stay upright.

        • Steed Colliss
          11/21/2013

          In regards with King Khan, there was another radio show similar to the UG, from the radio of the Université de Montréal, "Rock Thérapie" which ended last year... It often played King Khan and the BBQ Show... The bass player of the Chains (Nervous Breakdown, csitwtw 38, but also in show 211) used to come in to work with a King Khan t-shirt... He also had a sticker of the Reigning Sound on his car... Also, note that the Gruesomes ("Cave-in" often heard as a musical bed) are also from Montréal...

  • Steed Colliss
    11/21/2013

    Okay, here's the situation:
    My parents went away on a week's vacation
    And they left the keys to the brand new Porsche...

    Nan... With all the respect I have for the Fresh Prince, this is the Underground Garage (though a lot of rap sampling comes from rock and roll)...

    Okay, here's the situation: I listened to the Scorsese show last night on my iPod from the podcast of the show from rockfm.fm... And I just finished listening to the Clarence Clemons tribut show... I have now listened to all the shows that are currently in the archives (except for those that are missing the jukebox, or that in the jukebox it skips to one set to the next (shows 129, 138, 147, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 157, 158, 162, 163, 164, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 178, 179, 181, 193, 194, 198, 206, 253, 290, 300, 306, 308, 311, 312, 335, 350, 363, 380, 392, 394, 403, 414, 415, 416, 428, 431, 442, 545))...

    Where do I go from here ? Please Mr Administrator, add shows 1 to 99 and fix the shows that are "broken"...

    Oh ! and Robert, It seems you really like "Raging Bull" for putting it twice in your list...

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.
      11/21/2013

      What can I tell you, Steed? Nobody's purfekt!

      • Steed Colliss
        11/21/2013

        I guess I could listen again to the shows that have a missing playlist and add them manually...

        • Robert P Smarse Jr.
          11/21/2013

          My GOD! When would you possibly have time to sleep?

          • Steed Colliss
            11/22/2013

            I don't... Nan... There are only twenty of them...

  • silvia
    11/22/2013

    GREAT SHOW!!!
    BUON COMPLEANNO LITTLE STEVEN!!!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!
    SILVIA-BOLOGNA-ITALY-

  • Ron Lynch
    11/22/2013

    Happy Birthday Stevie, heard this from E-Street Radio. Be My Baby (Ronettes),Baby Blue (Badfinger), Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Bob Dylan & the Band), Last Train To Clarksville (Monkees) & Any Weather (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts), 5 cool ones.
    Thanks Stevie, Keep on Rockin.

  • Steve Hibbs
    11/22/2013

    Happy Birthday Stevie Van Zandt ,World's greatest Rock n Roll Crusader..!!..Thank Christ he's got half a clue..!!..just been listening to Bruce and the E-Street Band ,Hammersmith Odeon '75..the E-street Shuffle/Having a Party..play it Steven..!..as they say in London.."Go on my Son"..!!..my main man..!

  • Steve Hibbs
    11/22/2013

    Happy Birthday Stevie Van Zandt !!..World's greatest Rock n Roll Crusader..!!..Thank Christ he's got half a clue..!!..Just listening to Bruce and the E-street Hammersmith Odeon '75..The E-Street Shuffle/Having a Party...Play it Steven..!!..as they say in London.."Go on my Son"..!!...My Main Man..!!

  • Steve Hibbs
    11/22/2013

    Happy Birthday Stevie Van Zandt..!!..World's greatest Rock n Roll Crusader..!!..just listening to Bruce and the E-Street Band Hammersmith Odeon '75..E Street Shuffle/Having a Party..Play it Steven..!!..as they say in London "Go on my Son"..!!

  • Steve Hibbs
    11/22/2013

    Sorry folks ..didn't need it 3 times..!!..Looked like it wasn't happening..from where i was sitting..!!

  • jcjohnson63
    11/25/2013

    thanks for the update! love the new doughboys! yes i used to like the osmonds.happy birthday to LS!!! and LOVIN that willie nile tune!!!

  • jcjohnson63
    11/25/2013

    testing! is this thin gon???

  • slimify
    11/25/2013

    Thanks Lil Steven...this is the first time I've caught the Scorsese segment. The music like always is top notch...goes without saying. But what really brings these shows together for me is your comentary. As a musician with many of the same influences you seem to bring to words the way I feel subconsciously.

    In this show for instance you speak about Martin as the artist, "...but ultimately, like most artists, he was an observer. Never having to commit to one side or the other."

    That's a trait of all great artists. Freakin' excellent!!

  • Macca1
    11/29/2013

    Happy 33rd B-day Stevie!! If your even doing this, anyone notice how they're editing him in (voice) the songs titles from past shows?

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