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Show 512 - Wouldn't It Be Nice 2012

Show 512 - Wouldn't It Be Nice 2012

Air Date:

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Hey baby, Little Steven here.

This week in the Underground Garage it’s Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

Joining us will be Blind Faith, Crazy Elephant, the Yardbirds, the Beatles and the Stones.

Brand new music from the Black Keys, Nils Lofgren, the Launderettes, J.P. Soars, Chuck Prophet, Michael Monroe, and Dion has new album.

We’ll be discussing the coolest comedy show ever on TV, and important cultural items like who invented the beer can?

Come find out what Johnny Burnette, Joan Jett, and Sonny Boy Williamson have in common.

Join us this weekend for the only Rock n’ Roll dance party on the radio.

I’ll see you in the Underground Garage.

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  • Playlist:

    Set 1
    Talk Talk (Music Machine)
    Musical Bed: William Tell Overture (Gioacchino Rossini)
    Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Beach Boys)
    Friday On My Mind (Easybeats)
    Back Of My Mind (J.P. Soars)
    Well All Right (Blind Faith)
    Old School (Nils Lofgren)
    Musical Bed: Cave In (Gruesomes)

    Set 2
    Musical Bed: Can Can (London Orchestra)
    Roadhouse Blues (Doors)
    Don’t Start Me Talkin’ (Sonny Boy WIliamson)
    Gimmie Gimmie Good Lovin’ (Crazy Elephant)
    I Want Revenge (Boo)
    Victim Of Circumstance (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts)
    Musical Bed: Delayrium (Laika & the Cosmonauts)

    Set 3
    Musical Bed: Revenge (Kinks)
    Sock It To Me Baby (Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels)
    Temple Beautiful (Chuck Prophet)
    He Ain’t No Angel (Leola & the Lovejoys)
    Trick Of The Wrist (Michael Monroe)
    I Ain’t Done Wrong (Yardbirds)
    Musical Bed: Lulu’s World (Davie Allen & the Arrows)

    Set 4
    Musical Bed: Tijuana Boots (Los Straitjackets)
    I Woke Up (Trolley)
    When You Walk In The Room (Searchers)
    Holly Brown (Dion)
    Please Go Home (Rolling Stones)
    The Beat Dropped (Launderettes)
    You Don’t Know What You Mean To Me (Sam & Dave)
    Musical Bed: Wade In The Water (Ramsey Lewis)

    Set 5
    Musical Bed: Get Yourself Another Fool (Sam Cooke)
    Ain’t That Good News (Les Paul, Sam Cooke, & Jeff Beck)
    I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party (Beatles)
    Stop Stop (Black Keys)
    Rock Therapy (Johnny Burnette Trio)
    In The Park (Ramones)
    Musical Bed: Board Boogie (Aztecs)

Comments (23)

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    Great tunes by The Music Yes, it Would be very nice if our lousy Congress would finally get their due. Thank You Little Steven, for another great musical journey, both very educational and very pleasureable. Lotza stuff to cover in yet another 5 star Sat. night. Always a pleasure to celebrate Beer. 4300 B.C.!! WOW! Talk about staying power!! Great tunes by The Music Machine, Beach Boys, The Easybeats, and a great tribute to the BEER CAN by The Doors with Roadhouse Blues. Personally, I enjoy a liite TEA with my bottle of Sam Adams Winter Ale. Great sound bite from Cape Fear(1962), with my fav Noir actor, Robert Mitchum, as well as Gregory Peck. Of course, Scorsese did a 1991 remake with DeNiro as the maniac Max Cady. Scorsese's version was almost as much sci-fi as it was Noir. Interesting that Scorsese included Mitchum, Gregory Peck, and Martin Balsam in his remake who all played in the 1962 version. On to 1968 and the excellent, all-time highest rated comedy of all time. Boy, did we ever need something to get us thru 1968,as well as all the great music. I wish we still had The Fickle Finger Of Fate to give to our lousy Congress. You Bet Your Bippy! Love that Sock It To Me Baby by Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels who I saw at The Salem, Ma. Armory in 1967. Incredible show! Please Go Home by The Stones and When You Walk In The Room by The Searchers continue to spice up the show. Also always good to hear Rock Therapy by Johnny Burnette Trio. This country definately needs more Rock Therapy. Dion' great new release Tank Full Of Blues, whic includes Holly Brown, which I just picked up yesterday is Killer! Yes, the late Great Sam Cooke, who in 1959 had the smarts to get ownership of his own masters and license them to the record company. So So Bad that it only led to his suspicious murder. Lay waste to a great voice of silk. Thank's again LS. See you this Sat. night in The Underground Garage!! And Just One More Thing!! To Congress-Look That Up In Your Funk & Wagnalls!!! EEYAHH!!! SMRZ!!!

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.

      Oh Yeah. Please delete the 1st 5 words of the start of my Comment. And if anybody still hasn't got it yet. The All-Time Highest rated TV Comedy of All-Time was..... Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. You Bet Your Bippy!! EEYAHH!! SMRZ!!!

  • ron forte

    I can not play the radio broadcasts

    • greggie434

      Ron, wht's the problem? Tell me what U R doing

  • Linn-janette Underdal Skarsbo

    Sat in Liverpool listening to this!! makes me dreaming about NYC, and the two Bruce Springsteen and the E-Streetband gigs i'm going to in the summer!! I think they should come to the buzzing city that is Liverpool as well!! this is my favorite radio station! :) Linn (Norwegian in Liverpool)

  • rattlecat

    Can't wait to see Lily Hammer! Little Steven, snow, and the Cocktail Slippers!!!

  • Linn-janette Underdal Skarsbo


  • Ron Lynch

    Liked Bruce's new song, its got depth. Gimmie Gimmie Good Lovin’ (Crazy Elephant) was played alot on the radio in the 60's, like that one. Back Of My Mind (J.P. Soars) has a cool song here. Old School (Nils Lofgren) has a whole lotta style on this track. Nice to hear the Jeff Beck stuff.

    Thanks, Stevie

  • Patrick Morrow

    Umm... Me thinks there's an issue with Seg. 4 on your LSUG Player. It seems to be playing a segment from a different week. As the new drummer of Trolley I was all jazzed to spread the word that Trolley got the 'Coolest song of the week,' but got bummed out when I heard a different playlist entirely than the one listed. Any chance this could be fixed?

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.

      Patrick- On Sat. 1-21-12, LS played The Trolley at approx. 9:20 pm during the 3rd 0r 4th set. As you said, it was the coolest song of the week. I heard during the broadcast but, as you said, they left it off the Archive for reasons that I don't know. The last 2 sets were all mixed up. They were even mentioning Andrew Loog Oldham's birthday which was the show on last night, broadcast 8-10 pm on 1-28. I really enjoyed your song. Congrats on a fine release. I'm not sure exactly how much LS is now involved with the Underground garage, in view of the fact that he is promoting his new movie and perhaps he is involved with helping Springsteen out for his up-coming release and subsequent tour in March or a little later. Maybe if you e-mail him directly at underground.com you might be able to reach him. Good luck and I hope that The Trolley gets airplay. As I said , I liked your song I Woke Up and would like to hear it again As I said, it w Please Go Homeas played between The Yardbirds Ain't Done Wrong and The Stones Please Go Home, at approx. 9:20 Sat 1-21-12 which was on the Would'nt Be Nice Show which was #512. Peace Be With You. Sincerely, SMRZ!!!

      • Paul J. Wall

        Looks like "segment 4" of the show has been restored and it features the actual "coolest song in the world" which is "I Woke Up" by Trolley. You can also catch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiL7iGdg_uk&hd=1
        Thanks everyone, it was an honor!

  • fratman

    great show!!!!!!!!!my set list was all screwd up.....till next time.....

  • David Muscio

    I am a little surprised and very disappointed that there has been no mention of the passing of Tommy Ardolino, the long time drummer for NRBQ on your radio show. The story of his death and tributes to him were newsworthy enough for the NY Times, LA Times, Boston Globe, and Chicago Tribune just to name a few and not to mention numerous online websites, blogs, etc. NRBQ is a band that counts among its fans Keith Richards, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Paul McCartney, Lou Reed and Bonnie Raitt. Why does LSUG continue to ignore this band and their contribution to rock and roll history. They may not be garage per se but they were indie years before the term existed. And Tommy, he sure fits the spirit of your show. A self taught drummer who learned to play listening to records in his basement, he joined the band at 19 and spent the next 30 years behind the kit driving the beat with his singular style. It was all he knew and the only job he ever had. Please do him just and pay him a tribute on your otherwise fine show. Best regards, David M.

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.

      YES!YES!YES!I agree with you totally. Tommy was such a cool guy and also truly a beautiful person. He would give you the shirt off of his back if youneeded it.He was so full of life and joy. He used to come into my father's record store in Westfield.Ma. $ buy 10 to 15 albums or more. He loved vinyl and signed the albums and also posed for photos and then turn around and autographed each and every one of NRBQ' albums that we had in the store, which was about 15 or 20. My dad had over 30,000 vinyl records, 20,000 cds, and 10,00 cd's at his disposal. But back to Tommy O. and the Great Q!! I was tgwere at The Rusty Nail in Sunderland, Ma. when NRBQ drummer Staley couln't or would't come back for an encore so tommy sat in and really rocked the joint WILD MAN WILD! The Brand new NRGQ!! Put a smile on your face and make you want to jump around to that greaT NEW beat!! tOMMY, YOU SEE, and I grew up in nearby Westfield-just 9 miles away. I must have seen NRBQ at least 30 to 40times from 1969 in Springfield until 2011 at The Green River Fest in Greenfield, Ma. That was in July 2011. He played down below at yhe site on the baloon field. He didn't look to good but he was still killer at the drums. I'm so glad that I got that chance to see his last gig.Emmy-Lou Harris, Wanda Jackson and Eilen Jewell, and JJGray and Moffra all played on that sultry, late summer aft. In Fondest MemoRies!! To YOU, Tommy O. I just now that you are somewhere up above enjoying the view. Peace BE WITH YOU!! SMRZ!!!

      • Robert P Smarse Jr.

        Oh No! I got that wrong my software is acting up! Tommy was from Springfield, not Westfield where I'm originally from Westfield, which is where I have retuned to after 40 years. How Simply Fascinating!! NRBQ deserves to be in th Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame!! SERIOUUS!! EEYAHHH!! SMRZ!!!

  • jcjohnson63

    cool show but strange that the playlist was not right. checked out then trolley on amazon. cool band!!! the new bruce track is good but something is not right in my mind.we take care of our own is right out of the right wing conservative philosophy! if bruce means EVERYONE is our own then fine!just my opinion. do not hate me.

  • michael j farrelly

    It's always fun to hear a tune that demands more attention. After listening to Old School I had to find out who recorded it. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it was Nils Lofgren, great song.

  • Salvatore Vickers

    Always pleasantly surprised by the great tunes that are played. This show is the best.

  • Renn Loren

    Hey Steve,

    As an expat from the beautiful states of Hawaii and California respectively but based here in Haugesund Norway - and one who works very closely with Yngve Saetre at Duper Studios in Bergen (just a hop, skip and jump up the coast from here!) I have to say that Lilyhammer's the only "Norwegian" show that I faithfully watch on NRK1... Well that and House. You are most definitely the highlight although I'll never undestand why my wife laughs at the way your character acts in the show but yet not at my real-life behavior (which is eerily similar!) Oh well, broads; who can ever understand 'em?

    Some of your staff at Renegade Nation requested some of my music (my bands are The SimpLeTons and CoffeeTribe) but I never got a proper recording of it finished. Sorry about that!
    I have been enjoying your radio show intemittently between listening to mod rock, country, soul, rockabilly, and alt-country stations at live365.com I just feel that it would be good to hear more current bands who play in the tradition of the classic greats. I mean we've all heard most of those golden oldies several times by now but new music is hardly getting any exposure!

    It'd be brilliant if your sets were modified to include 50% CURRENT rock bands!

    I mean the genre is rapidly going the way of diplodocus and T-Rex. SOMEone's GOT to save it and who better than Mr Steve Van Zandt?!

    Tusen takk for en hyggelig radio show!

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.

      With All Due Respect! LSUG format as it currently exists is just about perfect with the mix of older tunes and about 20% new tunes. You See, it's not just the tunes themselves but also the context in which Little Steven puts them in. I have learned so much from His various tidbits of knowledge about the background of the various tunes, as have so many other members of The Underground Garage. If you have a problem with the limited number of new songs coming out, perhaps I can help you with that. There is really no void in quality new music. You just have to find the right places. LSUG's format as it currently exists is just fine. Many Professors, including myself, use the knowledge from The Maharaj of Garage to teach classes. So, All is very Fine as it currently exists. You can't prove a heck of alot on perfection. YA KNOW? Sincerely, SMRZ!!!


    Hey LITTE STEVEN, WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE RONNIE WOOD RADIO SHOW. It is very similar to your show.It is on Q104.3 immediately after your show. You can also listen to it online at http://www.ronniewoodradio.com

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.

      Thank You so much for the info re: Ron Wood's Show. I played The Best Of 2011 last night and found it excellent! It makes a great show to listen to before LSUG.

  • pjweldon

    Sam Cook, the most soulful voice of the 60's (or all time), backed by Jeff Beck and Les Paul, the greatest guitarplayers ever. It doesn't get any better!

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