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Show 527 - Dave Clark

Show 527 - Dave Clark

Air Date:

Monday, 07 May 2012

Hey baby, Little Steven here, and we have a very special edition of the Underground Garage this week. 

It is our exclusive interview with the legendary Dave Clark, the visionary and drummer with the Dave Clark 5.

Joining us in the celebration of the new remastered Dave Clark 5 catalog will be the Beatles, Baby Woodrose, Capsula from Argentina, and Marvin Gaye.

It is our exclusive interview with Dave Clark.

This weekend in the world’s only Rock n’ Roll dance party on the radio.

I’ll see you in the Underground Garage.

(With an hour of bonus tracks and interview extras)

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  • Playlist:

    Set 1
    Bits & Pieces (Dave Clark 5)
    Musical Bed:
    A. All Night Long (Dave Clark 5)
    B. Honkin’ (Dave Clark 5)
    C. Theme Without A Name (Dave Clark 5)
    Glad All Over (Dave Clark 5)
    Lies (Knickerbockers)
    Your Love Grows Cold (Dave Clark 5)   
    Go Right Ahead (Hives)
    Doctor Rhythm (Dave Clark 5)
    Musical Bed: 5 By 5 (Dave Clark 5)

    Set 2
    Musical Bed:
    A. Chaquita (Dave Clark 5)
    B. Sweet Memories (Dave Clark 5)
    Anyway You Want It (Dave Clark 5)
    Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler)
    Preacher Man (Dave Clark 5)
    Down To The Bottom (Baby Woodrose)
    Over And Over (Dave Clark 5)
    Musical Bed: Dum-Dee-Dee-Dum (Dave Clark 5)

    Set 3
    Musical Bed:
    A. On The Move (Dave Clark 5)
    B. When I’m Alone (Dave Clark 5)
    Having A Wild Weekend (Dave Clark 5)
    I Should Of Known Better (Beatles)
    I Said I Was Sorry (Dave Clark 5)
    Rock n Roll Is The Answer (Joey Ramone)
    Fool For You (Impressions)
    Catch Us If You Can (Dave Clark 5)
    Music Bed: No Stopping (Dave Clark 5)

    Set 4
    Musical Bed: Rumble (Dave Clark 5)
    Got Love If You Want It (Dave Clark 5)
    19th Nervous Breakdown (Rolling Stones)
    Return My Love (Dave Clark 5)
    Wild Fascination (Capsula)
    Can’t You See That She’s Mine (Dave Clark 5)
    Musical Bed: Ol’ Soul (Dave Clark 5)

    Set 5
    Musical Bed:
    A. Time (Dave Clark 5)
    B. Blue (Dave Clark 5)
    C. Evil Eye (Dave Clark 5)
    Do You Love Me? (Dave Clark 5)
    Can I Get A Witness (Marvin Gaye)
    Fallout Shelter (Dave Clark 5)
    Evil (Tom Jones)           
    Try Too Hard (Dave Clark 5)
    Musical Bed: Pumping (Dave Clark 5)

Comments (26)

  • AndrewKling

    Still waiting for that Levon Helm tribute. As long as it's taking I know it's going to be a good one.

  • Jerome Williams

    What no comments from Robert P?
    Steve will have no way of knowing how wonderful this show is. Don't want him to get a complex now.

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.

      ATTENTION ALL L.S.U.G. MEMBERS! Shows # 528-Motherly Love * #529-DYLAN ARE POSTED UP!! LOOK down below next to Show #520! Please don't forget to include your STAR RATINGS! Steven has been wicked busy so the site is a little bit confused. PLEASE!PLEASE!PLEASE! Don't critisise the ADMINISTRATOR and just go on and enjoy and then comment. They are BOTH 6 STAR SHOWS!! THANK U VERY MUCH! SMRZ!!!

  • R. Boone

    Great show and excellent interview with a rock and roll legend. Unfortunately, it seems that Set 2 and that part of the interview is missing replaced by Steven describing the origins of Cinqo de Mayo. I would love to hear Set 2 and that part of the interview. Also, a second show and interview featuring Dave Clark/Dave Clark Five sometime in the future would be great to hear. Thanks Steven.

    • Administrator

      The second set issue has been fixed.

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    Thank you so very much, Little Steven, for an absolutely superb, monumental show which included an extra hour of bonus tracks & interview extras with the genuis visionary drummer, Mr. Dave Clark. You have definately broken new ground with this week's show which rightfully deserves 7 stars!! His first interview in 35 years was quite the coup for you and Underground Garage members. As revealed in the show, Dave co-wrote, managed, and had the brains to retain rights for ALL of his masters. The warmth and respect that you and Dave have for each other really came across as genuine respect-not self-effacing. So much to go over here so let's at it! A Black Belt at 10? Always wanting to act. The 1st Brit group to tour USA. I'm sure that fact would stump many trivia addicts. Playing the Palace, 22 singles by 1967 with 15 top tens, and from 1967-1970-not out of the top 20! Absolutely Amazing! Very ironic anecdote re: the link tween Catch Us If You Can and The Monkees Theme. Add to that-Dave's 1st album was titled Last Train To Clarksville which also connects to the Pre-Fab 4 and their big hit. Extremely cool story about his movie career as a stunt man and then to have the stones to insist on the director, John Boorman who was making his first film, Having A Wild Weekend. On Wednesday, March 7th, TCM screened Untamed Youth(1957) with Mamie Van Doren at 6AM and Having A Wild Weekend(1965) at 6PM. While we are talking film here, bear with me, Boorman went on to direct the excellent neo-noir Point Blank(1967) with Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, and John Vernon who played Dean you-know who in 1978's Animal House. Like L.S. said Point Blank was one of his fav films of all time. Boorman went on to direct Deliverance(1972),Zardoz(1974) and one of my favs, Excalibur(1981). Talk about a visionary. Dave Clark had the smarts to select Boorman based simply on a small documentary. Also significant to note that Clark picked A Matter Of Life & Death(1946) aka Stairway To Heaven in USA with David Niven made by the great filmmaking team Of Powell-Pressburger. An absolutely timeless masterpiece! Also very poignant to note that the Dave Clark Five releases did not come out on cd until 1993 with the 2 cd package-The History Of The Dave Clark Five which was digitally remastered, compiled and produced by Dave. Also more evidence of his genuis was in 1983-84, Dave Clark International somehow acquired the rights for the video releases of the great READY STEADY GO! shows. I remember back then when a group of us were dubbing the videos you would always see the Dave Clark Picture music with the flock of birds floating across the tube before the start of each show. That' when a group of us were trying to re-live the 60's during the 80's. Do YOU Remember? Little Steven does. Dave's story of working with the great Laurence Olivier for the stage musical Time was very poignant, as well as touching. I also loved the exchange between Little Steven and Dave re: the tie-in with the saxophones and The DC5 and the East Street Band. You could feel how touched both men were. Time to talk about the songs,EH? Great new tunes dug out from the vaults highlighted by You're Love Grows Cold, Doctor Rhythm, I Said I Was Sorry, Got Love If You Want It, Preacher Man and Fallout Shelter. KILLER STUFF!! Combine that with all of Dave Clark Five's hits from Bits & Pieces, Glad All Over, Catch Us If You Can, Can't You See That She's Mine, Anyway You Want It, Over And Over, Do You Love Me?, and Try Too Hard. What a Feast! Gotta talk about the new stuff too. Go Right Ahead-Hives, Rock n' Roll Is The Answer-Joey Ramone from his fine new release which I picked up Tuesday the 22nd-"... ya know?", sadly his last solo album, Argentina's Capsula with Wild Fascination, the Lysergic rush of Baby Woodrose-Down To The Bottom, and the re-vived Tom Jones, who, as Little Steven said, came out at about the same time as Dave Clark, with Evil/Wild Child, where you get Howlin' Wolf written by Willie Dixon and produced by present visionary, Mr. Jack White, whose 1st solo release Blunderbus, is still in my heavy rotation. Sorry for the delay in the comment but I got thrown off by the 2nd set which was from last week's show 526, Back Street Mirror's 2nd set. Thank's Administrator for the fix. I thought I was having another acid flashback. Thank You so much, Little Steven, for at least 2 shows in 1, which set another high watershed mark! Take care until Sat. Nite, where I'll see you again. Peace Be With You and all who live IN and FOR The Underground Garage! And Just One More Thing. EEYAHH!! SMRZ!!!

  • Raymond

    What a great show. The interview was very informative.
    This is the best music show on the radio.
    Sorry to hear about the death of Steven's mother.
    May she rest in peace.
    Also, Steve's playing on the Springsteen shows has been on fire.

  • Ron Lynch

    Dave Clark, one talented dude. That band came up with Do You Love Me? how cool is that, were talking 1963 here.
    I think its cool how the young brit bands looked to North America for inspiration in the 50's and then in the 60's the kids in North America were looking over seas to the Brit bands and were amazed with that cool style they all had there. Hope to check out Liverpool this summer and get a Brit band history lesson.

    Thanks Stevie & Dave, nice history on DC5.

  • jcjohnson63

    glad to see them get their due. DC5 ROCK! thanks LS!! they deserve it!!!

  • jcjohnson63

    since suzi quatro, joan jett & the blackhearts, and KISS have all covered dave clark fice tunes, is it possible that DC5 invented glam rock? i think so. food for thought. from a purely musical perspective that is.

  • ochlakg

    will dave release the songs remastered on cds

  • greggie434

    Has any one seen the Dave Clark Five movie, "Having A Wild Weekend"? It's GREAT.Theres this vehicle they use to get out to this island mansion thats pretty cool, I have never seen any thing like it before, they use it ay high tide, when it's low tide, they can walk to the mansion...

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.

      YES! Please check-out the short comment that I posted above-if you so choose to. THANX! LOL! SMRZ!!!

  • slimify

    What a sound DC5 had... that snare drum should be in the R&R Hall of Fame!

  • John Marl;ey

    Creat show! Love the comments on Bruce and the E-st-Band, thanks Steven!


    Particularly great show this week, due to the excellent stories from Dave (oh, and the music too, of course). Much thanks Steven & Co.!

  • sean0d

    Hey i dont know if you guys can help me out..but this show played a song today on 99.1plr and i wanted to shazamm it to get the info but i was driving, I wanted to see if i gave you description and approximate time it was played you could possibly help out..it was between 8:50am and 9:05am it sounded like an all girl singing group, like a trio of girls singing almost like the supremes (diana ross) but with a little edge to them..id really appreciate it! thanks

  • C. Rivers

    Just now caught L. Steven's DC5 show with Dave. FABULOUS! Enjoyed it so much. Great 'origination' story. Very interesting observation Dave had re: the creativity and richness of the British Invasion motherlode, due to that generation's not having been conscripted into military service and war. Smart guy. Keep replaying "Return My Love" over and over. I'd never heard it. Cool to be 'discovering' DC5 songs 40-some years later..(but who's counting?) Have to admit, being an impressionable teenager and avowed 'Beatlemaniac', I overlooked the DC5 somewhat in the teen mag media created 'rivalry'. No more. Thanks, Steven, for a great show, your music and the buried treasure always found in the UG.

  • fratman

    when i was a kid it was beatles vs dc5.it was a great duel!!!couldn't wait for the next song..seeing them on t.v was magic... long live dc5.. thank you little steven!!!!!!!!!!

  • John Hesterman

    Interesting to hear Dave's perspective on his career. Missed hearing him give some kudos to others, especially early on. Still, a wonderful walk down memory lane as he remembers it. DC5 music, and especially Mike Smith, were my inspiration at 17, even before the Beatles as I followed my own path in rock & roll. Those were magic times and I wouldn't trade them for anything. Thank you Steven and Dave for reminding me how great it was.

  • waaw9

    Well, Steven, you constantly keep the musical lantern LIT. I actually remember trading a Beatles album for The Dave Clark Five Returns! What a sound. Thanks.

  • Karen Wotton

    hearing Dave talk an go through his career and the DC5 to Time he should write a biography his stories are really interesting and informative. Just foumd this site an glad I did. thank you Steven I really enjoyed it.


    One thing Dave "forgot" to mention is that he didn't write any of the DC5 songs.. although his name is listed... the truth is most of the hits were written by "ghost writers" that Dave claimed as his own. Check out songs like Because,Anyway You Want It, Not Time To Lose.. all credited to Dave but written by Ron Ryan.
    Was Dave a pop music visionary? Most certainly.. but give the credit to the true song writers Dave... stop putting your name on songs you had zero to do with.. other than choosing them...

  • Deke Roberts

    I don't suppose Dave's the only person who "Forgets" certain elements of his life, but he is good at it. He also forgets to mention that he wasn't the drummer on most of the DC5 records, he used session men, and seems to be very confused about what year he was born in. Having used the year 1942 for years he suddenly used 1939 to register a DC5 website, after which someone finally managed to locate his birth certificate. He was registered under his mother's maiden name in December 1939.

    This finally makes sense of another of Dave's favourite stories. At age 18 he might well have been paid £600 as a stuntman to crash a car, but at age 15? Even back then that would never have happened... :)

  • Douglas

    One of the things I have noticed is how often my fellow musician brothers can nitpick on who did what, when, and how with Dave Clark and the other four members of the Five.
    Looking back, they were and remain musical team and family that in retrospect never failed to be gracious and appreciate their own success. So if they aren't complaining..
    -I'm revisiting this interview again today and have to mention what a Class act Mr. Steven Van Zandt is. Maybe sometime we will compare notes bro. Dave Clark's Rascal memory was a little different then the one I know, but from his perspective none the less true. (again gracious interviewing from Steven)
    The sound, production, and content of the DC5 catalog still holds up. How many examples have we seen where the producer and record production helped make the song and artist more than the sum of it's parts?
    Would you say that Strawberry Fields, Day in the Life, and In My Life were less than Beatle songs if Ringo produced them? On quite a few Beatle songs they weren't played by the whole band together. So what!? It's the music that matters. When listening to Dave's fellow band members they all consistently expressed loyalty and gratitude for Dave Clark's vision and input. -Dave Clark was a major, if not THE main reason this body of work exists and still stands today.
    I was in London during the time TIME (the musical) was playing. It was a fantastic experience. They actually had a stage that was on a hydraulic lift and for effect lifted way up, Sir Laurence Olivier's head projected on an orb, lit up, and hanging in the air over the audience, not to mention a fantastic album sound track that included the original cast, Freddie mercury, Dionne Warwick, Stevie WOnder,Julian Lennon, Cliff Richard, and Sir Laurence Olivier to name a few. It's message had to do with world peace and harmony as well as consciousness of the role we all have in the world and universe as a species. It was produced and written by: you guessed it, Dave Clark.
    That said, give the guy a break. He's an Icon and also very talented dude. (Hey.. isn't that a rim shot Ringo's playing thru In My Life?;-) Cheers..

  • peter peter

    Another feather in DC5's hat. Pauline Kael gave their movie (Having A Wild Weekend)a rave review. Few critics did.

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