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Show 608 - Thanksgiving

Show 608 - Thanksgiving

Air Date:

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Hey baby, Little Steven here. Who is the only country in the world full of fat people?

That’s right baby, you’re looking at it, and we’re about to get fatter because it’s Thanksgiving this week.

We are celebrating no matter how many steroids we eat in them turkeys, or diabetics we create with all them carbs.

We’re partying baby, with Little Eva, the Beatles, Buffalo Springfield, Rufus Thomas, the Byrds of course, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Traffic, and the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Come find out what Sarah Josepha Hale, Rufus Thomas, and Charlie Brown have in common.

It’s our lean mean dancing machine called the Underground Garage. I’ll see you this weekend.

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  • Playlist:

    Set 1:
    Rocks (Primal Scream)
    Let’s Turkey Trot (Little Eva)
    And Your Bird Can Sing (Beatles)
    The Bird (Time)
    Bluebird (Buffalo Springfield)
    Do The Funky Chicken (Rufus Thomas)

    Set 2:
    Just Like Me (Coasters)
    The World Turns All Around Her (Byrds)
    Yo Yo (Doughboys)
    Hush (Deep Purple)

    Set 3:
    Everytime I Eat Vegetables (It Makes Me Think Of You) (Ramones)
    Mashed Potato Time (Dee Dee Sharp)
    This Is Our Time (Willie Nile)
    Messin’ With The Kid (Buddy Guy)
    Glad All Over (Dave Clark Five)

    Set 4:
    We Are The Monsters (Contrast)
    Hungry (Paul Revere & the Raiders)
    Rock & Roll Is Dead (Prima Donna)
    Coloured Rain (Traffic)
    Born To Die (King Khan & the Shrines)
    Somebody’s Been Sleeping (100 Proof Aged In Soul)

    Set 5:
    Funny Freak Parade (Ultimate Spinach)
    You Got Me Floatin’ (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
    Boogaloo Down Broadway (Fantastic Johnny C)
    Charlie Brown (Coasters)
    Waiting For The Next Big Thing (D Generation)
    I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore (Rascals)

Comments (11)

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.
    11/27/2013

    Gobble Gobble-Hey! Gobble-Gobble-Hey! Let's see now. Turkey-mashed potatoes-stuffing-apple pie. Why It must be Thanksgiving! I get it. Last week we paid our Penance with Scorsese, so it is only fair that this week we give Thanks for Thanksgiving! Thank You So Much, Little Steven, for another 5 Star Special Show, and I would like to Thank the Administrator for getting the excellent show up into the Archives for all UG members to enjoy within 72 hours! EXCELLENT WORK!! Show # 608. WOW! Broiled turkey full of buckshot in 1621. Tuff Call! I guess that it would be safe to say that we have come a long way since then. Set 1. Musical Highlights. Love that musical bed by Bill Monroe, Turkey In the Straw. Skip right over Rocks because I don't like them. Little Eva with Turkey Trot. Gobble Gobble Didit! Or something like that. Great tune though. The Beatles ante up to the table with And Your Bird Can Sing. "And You can't hear me". The Bird by the Time with a great deal of help from Prince. Geez-I wonder if that bird was Purple! The Buffalo Springfield give thanks with Bluebird from their excellent 1967 L,P., "Buffalo Springfield Again, from 1967, which was, as you said Stevie, was their very Best! Moving along to Mr. Rufus Thomas from 1967. Now that's Chicken-Not Turkey! That Bird thing is still Thematic, though. Set 2. Freak Of the Week. Where would we be without Sarah Hale. She wrote the lyrics to Mary Had A Little Lamb. she was monumental in making Thanksgiving a National Holiday! She begged and bugged Old Honest Abe Lincoln until he had No Choice to do so. What A Woman! I tip my cap/hat off to her, even though I never wear one until Winter! The Coasters take those lyrics and sing Just Like Me, from 1961. Cool new stuff by The Doughboys with YOYO, which was an Osmonds cover. Are you sure, Stevie? O. K. How dare I doubt The Maharaj Of Garage! The Byrds sit in at the big table with the truly beautiful but rarely played The World turns All Around Her from 1965, and their 2nd L.P., "Turn Turn Turn". that very excellent tune was written by both Mr. Gene Clark and Michael Clark. Deep Purple give us another cool tune written by Mr. Joe South, which would be Hush, which, as you said, Stevie, is Deep Purple's only tune on your playlist. I also forgot to mention that Mr. Joe South also wrote YoYo. Talented writer of songs there, Mr. South! Moving along to set 3, which was The Thankful Set! We really thanked the American Indians, all right! Opening with the nice musical bed by Sly And the Family Stone with Thank You for letting Me Be My Self, or was that Elf? The Ramones munch in with Everytime I Eat Vegetables(It Makes Me think Of You), which was from there very cool 1983 L.P. "Subterranean Jungle". Next up is the very cool Dee Dee Sharp with the excellent Mashed Potatoes Time, which always seems to get me in the mood for Turkey. Must be some sort of Conditioned Response, I would say. Great new stuff with Willie Nile and This Is Our Time, which is from Willie's new L.P. "American Ride". Then Mr. Buddy Guy teams up with Detroit's Kid Rock to give us a new very cool version of Messin' With the Kid. Finishing the Thankful set with The Dave Clark Five and Glad All Over, which they certainly sound so, from way back in 1964, which, as you said Stevie, is one of the Greatest of All time! No argument from me. Thank You Very Much! Dethroned The Beatles! Now, that was very difficult to do, to say the Least! Set 4. Coolest song in the World this week by the Contrast, who sound as if they come crawling out of 1966 with We Are The Monsters. Very cool! Paul Revere And the Raiders make us Hungry, which I always seem to be around Thanksgiving! More cool new stuff by Prima Donna who proclaim that Rock And Roll Is Dead and then proceed to prove that it IS NOT! NO freakin' Way Man! Traffic, which always seems to be the busiest the day before Thanksgiving, give us Couloured Rain. My fav release of the year so far, which is by King Khan & the Shrines, prove thankful to us with Born to Die, from their excellent L.P. "Idle No More". Montreal by way of Berlin, Eh? Not Frankfurt? R U sure? Closing out another excellent set would be the very cool 100 Proof Aged In Soul with Somebody's Been Sleeping In My Bed. Better check out those sheets! Ya Never Know! Set 5. Dedicated to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Great lesson about the evolution of the parade by you, Stevie! Thank You Very Much! The Ultimate Spinach take part in a Funny Freak Parade, from their 1st L.P. I used to see them live giving free concerts on The Boston Common in 1968. They were part of that Bosstown sound! I remember talking with the group's leader, Mr. Ian-Bruce Douglas, on those rolling greens of the Boston Common. Very Nice guy. Also very approachable and liked to hold court on the Common. the Jimi Hendrix Experience march in with You Got Me Floatin', which was from their excellent 1967 L.P. "Axis:Bold As Love". YEAH BABY! Gotta have the Fantastic Johnny C who likes to Boogaloo Down Broadway, even though they don't march down that way anymore. The Coasters contribute their 2nd tune to the show with Charlie Brown, from way back in 1959, and ask "Why's everybody always picking on Me"? The Young Rascals close out both set 5 and the excellent show with I Ain't gonna Eat Out My Hear Anymore. I saw The Young Rascals at the Mountain Park Ballroom in nearby Holyoke, Mass., in 1966. One very groovy year in which I graduated from High School. Of course, that tune was so popular because we all used to sing I Ain't Gonna Eat Out Your Hole Anymore. Now, that would get a very big reaction when we used to sing it in Study Hall in High School! YEAH BABY!! I will never forget that great show at Mountain Park because I have very vivid memories of entering the bathroom area and seeing my best friend standing at the top of the toilet stall, and then proceed to jump down upon the toilet seat and smash it to pieces! Fun Times! But I digress. Just some Happy Memories that I wanted to share with all UG members. I would like to extend a very extra special "Thank You" to you, Little Steven! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! My life would be so very empty without you and your excellent shows each week. I do continue to really dig your excellent sponsor, The United Association, UAVIP! Providing both valuable training and helping to find much-needed jobs for our returning Veterans. Now, that's something to be very thankful for! Well, I guess that's about it for yet another week. I extend my very heartfelt feelings to all out there for a Very Happy Thanksgiving! After all, we have so much to be Thankful for! Now just be sure that you STUFF the right TURKEY! To all who live IN and FOR, The Underground Garage, Peace Be With YOU!! EEYAHH! SMRZ!!

    • Mooko Marx
      11/29/2013

      I'm thankful for your great commentaries every week, SMRZ.

      • Robert P Smarse Jr.
        11/29/2013

        Why Thank You Very Much, Mooko Marx. Such kind words. I also dig your moniker. Very Cool! Take Care & May Peace Be with You! Sincerely, SMRZ!!

    • Steve Hibbs
      12/02/2013

      Robert, Great review as always !!..the main take away for me,is Contrast We are the Monsters,that is in danger of being the best thing that has ever come out of Peterborough!!..Peterborough is in the Midlands in the UK,and the best road is the one out of it..!!..Stevie with Bruce and the E-Street played near there when they played the Ricoh Arena in Coventry,similar type of place...Anyway appreciate the work that goes into the review..go easy man..!!

  • rivardm
    11/28/2013

    Happy Thanksgiving, SMRZ!

    I hope you and your family have the very best Holiday Season! - All my best, Big Mike in Detroit

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.
      11/29/2013

      Hello, Big Mike! It's been a while. I trust that all is well in The Motor City. I had a very nice Thanksgiving, Thank You! I hope that you did as well. Keep On Rocking! Very Nice to hear from you. Sincerely, SMRZ!!

  • Steed Colliss
    11/29/2013

    Two Coasters songs in the same show (thought the same thing occured last year)... I guess Stevie put the Coasters' version of "Just Like Me" because he played the Searchers' version last week... Broiled, Robert ?!? I always thought I heard "boiled"...

    Yeah, "Turn Turn Turn" was an excellent album, but I don't think Stevie ever played the actual song on the show... Happy Thanksgiving to you and my southern friends...

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.
      11/29/2013

      YES! I think that Stevie wanted to tie in the Sarah Hale connection, specifically, that she wrote the lyrics to Mary Had A Little Lamb and that's how the song starts off. Yes, he also played the Searcher's version last week because they used it in Scorsese's very 1st feature film, "Who's That Knocking On My Door", from 1967. Coincidentally, it then becomes a connection between the 2 shows. HOW COOL!

  • Steed Colliss
    11/29/2013

    Oh! and by the way, I added the playliet of shows 137, 189, 190, 196, 199 and 200 in the comments sections of each show... I should be adding the one of show 229 today...

  • jcjohnson63
    12/01/2013

    love this one too! classic updtae. love the contrasts but isn't it more a halloween song? just saying....LOL gobble gobble baby!!

  • Ron Lynch
    12/04/2013

    Rocks (Primal Scream), Hush (Deep Purple), Messin’ With The Kid (Buddy Guy), Born To Die (King Khan & the Shrines)& I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore (Rascals) 5 cool ones. Thanks Stevie, Keep on Rockin.

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