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Show 560 - Christmas A-Go-Go!

Show 560 - Christmas A-Go-Go!

Air Date:

Monday, 24 December 2012

Hey baby, Little Steven here.

It’s our favorite time of year in the Underground Garage. It’s time for our annual Christmas A Go-Go show, featuring the Ramones, the Beatles, Darlene Love, the Ronettes, and what would Christmas be without Jan & Dean.

Tune in to find out what Joe Pesci, Soupy Sales, Tiny Tim, and Rufus Thomas have in common, and yes we are keeping tabs on Ed ‘Kookie’ Brynes too.

This weekend it’s the wildest Christmas party in town, baby.

I’ll see you in the Underground Garage.


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  • Playlist:

    Set 1

    Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) (Ramones)

    Musical Bed: Sleigh Ride (Davie Allan & the Arrows)

    Santa Claus (Sonics)

    Sock It To Me Santa (Bob Seger & The Last Heard)

    Under The Christmas Tree (Swingin’ Neckbreakers)

    All Alone On Christmas (Midtown Men)

    I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (Ronettes)

    Musical Bed: Marshmallow World (Los Straitjackets)


    Set 2

    Musical Bed: Jingle Bells (Brian Setzer)

    Frosty The Snowman (Jan & Dean)

    Merry Christmas Everybody (Slade)

    Merry Christmas Baby (Dion)

    Santa Claus Is Surfin’ To Town (Soupy Sales)

    Jingle Bells (Danny Aiello)

    Musical Bed: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Venture)


    Set 3

    Musical Bed: Here Comes Santa Claus (Davie Allan & the Arrows)

    I’ll Be Your Santa (Rufus Thomas)

    Little Drummer Boy (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts)

    If It Doesn’t Snow On Christmas (Joe Pesci)

    Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Four Seasons)

    Merry Christmas Loopy Lu (Kaisers)

    Musical Bed: Let It Snow (Davie Allan & the Arrows)



    Set 4

    Musical Bed: Winter Wonderland (Booker T. & the MGs)

    Rock n Roll Santa (Michael Des Barres)

    Christmas Is On (Gary U.S. Bonds)

    Must Be Santa (Bob Dylan)

    Christmastime Is Here Again (Beatles)

    White Christmas (Tina Sugandh)

    Musical Bed: Christmas Weekend (Los Straitjackets)



    Set 5

    Musical Bed: Hard The Herald Angel Sing (Lonely Hearts Club Band)

    All Alone On Christmas (Darlene Love)

    It’s Christmas Time, Ebenezer (Len Price 3)

    Yulesville (Ed ‘Kookie’ Byrnes)

    Little Silent Boy (The Boo)

    Peace Be With You (Ringo Star)

    Musical Bed: Cool Yule (Louis Armstrong)



Comments (5)

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    Dear Administrator! I can see that you have been working extra O.T., now that the Holidays are over. You've put up 3 shows in the last 24 hours! Good Work for a job Very Well Done! My fans will have to wait a little bit longer for my posts as I am very busy right now but you know what they say about things worth waiting for. I promise to deliver, as usual. Just exercise some PATIENCE, PLEASE! Thank U Very Much! Sincerely, SMRZ!! What's that, Little Steven? Oh-You want ME to remind everybody to remember to include your STAR ratings. O.K. Consider It Done! Hear that EVERYBODY? THANKX AGAIN, SMRZ!!

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    O.K. Everybody! Your e-mails have piled up so I'll give it a go. Thank You very much, Little Steven, for another 6 Star Christmas A-Go-Go-2012! Another truly EXCELLENT show! I really enjoyed the sound bytes from The Beatles Christmas Fan Club Recordings that they did between 1963 all the way through 1969. Especially enjoyed the ones with Tiny Tim. I think that Charles Dickens would also have enjoyed them as well. Yeah-Baby! The Beatles with Tiny Tim. Talk about a Christmas Exacta! Set 1. Merry Christmas(I don't Want To fight Tonight) kicks things off in fine style. That was from their 1987 L.P. Brain Drain. Gotta love Santa Claus where the Sonics declare I'm In Love With Your Brother? Those Sonics had their Garage in Tacoma, Washington. Sock It To Me Santa by Bob Seger & The Last Herd followed with influences very evident from Mr. Mitch Ryder. Set 1 concluded with the truly excellent Ronettes with I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, which was from the A Christmas Gift For You from Phil Spector, which as you declared Stevie, is the Absolute BEST Christmas record EVER! That was fom way back in 1963. Great sound byte from Set 1 was Mr. Chevy Chase from National Lampoons Christmas Vacation(1989). Set 2 was introduced by you, Stevie, with your nice history lesson about Santa Claus as well as background re: the poem "The Night Before Christmas". jan & Dean kick off the set with their very nice Frosty the Snowman from way back in 1962. Slade followed with their gigantic British hit of Merry Christmas Everybody from 1973. Dion followed with version of Charles Brown's Merry Christmas Baby. The late great Mr. Soupy Sales gave us Santa Claus Is Surfin' To Town. Yes-We miss you, Soupy, & will never forget that you had the very 1st Rock N' Roll Dance show on T.V. Nice sample of Mambo Santa Claus closes the set. Set 3 opened with Mr. Rufus Thomas with the very cool I'll Be Your Santa Claus. Joan Jett with the Blackhearts give us an excellent take of The Little Drummer Boy. Mr. Joe Pesci is worried that If It Doesn't Snow On Christmas how will Santa bring us those toys. Mr. Pesci also has another Christmas connection in that he played one of the inept burglars from Home Alone in 1990. Joe also happened to win an Oscar for his role in Goodfellas in 1990. Joe declared "You think I'm Funny-How?" "Like I'm a clown-to amuse you". Actually, Joe, as Stevie declared, "this record is VERY FUNNY" The Four Seasons move things forward with Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. The Kaisers, who are from Scotland, give us Merry Christmas Loopy Lu & yes, Stevie, they sound very much like The Beatles playing in Hamburg. The Beatles declare "Everywhere Is Christmas-At The End Of Every Year", which closes out set 3. Set 4 kicks off with co-coolest songs of the week. 1st we get Rock N' Roll Santa from Michael Des Barres followed by the vastly underrated Gary U.S. Bonds with Christmas Is On. Next up we get Mr. Bob Dylan doing Mitch Miller with Must Be Santa. Mitch actually did his version way back in 1961. The Beatles give us their 1967 Fan Club recording of Christmas Time Is Here Again. Of course, by this time, The Beatles were now smoking the Mistletoe, as well as other substances. Tina Sugandh gives us a very nice arrangement of White Christmas to close out the set. Very Cool sound byte from The Marx Brothers where they declare "You Can't Fool Me-there Ain't No Sanity Clause". Set 5. Darlene Love sadly declares that she's All Alone On Christmas. The Len Price 3 gift us It's Christmas Time Ebenezer which is followed by the very cool Edd "Kookie" Byrnes with Twas The Night Before Christmas from his very cool "Yulesville". The Boo give us Little Silent Boy, which fits quite rightly into the show. And bringing us the end of the set, as well as the show, is Mr. Ringo Starr with his very nice Pax Um Biscum aka Peace Be With You. Thank You So Very Much, Stevie, for another fun-filled Christmas A-GO-GO-2012! I guess it's time for me to sign off but I'll be back soon to celebrate the coming of 2013. Peace Be With You! To all who live IN & FOR The Underground Garage-It's Yulesville-Baby! Spread A Little Love Around This Week & Year Baby! EEYAHH!! SMRZ!!!

  • Ron Lynch

    All good sets, but 4 stands out for me.
    All I got was a candy apple for Xmas. No,not that bad it was a candy apple Telecaster.

    Keep Rockin Stevie, Thanks

  • jcjohnson63

    it might be january 11th 2013 but this will help me with what i need for NEXT Christmas!! happy happy joy joy to you all!!! :)

  • jcjohnson63

    i got LOTS of music for my ipod!!! most notably- Chess Records Chuck Berry Box set!!!!

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