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Show 549 - San Francisco

Show 549 - San Francisco

Air Date:

Monday, 01 October 2012

Hey baby, Little Steven here.

Join us this weekend for our tribute to the great town of San Francisco.

Joining us will be the Jefferson Airplane, Sly & the Family Stone, the Rubinoos, Blue Cheer, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Santana, and the Flaming Groovies.

There is nowhere on the internet that you will find out what Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Doris Day, and Big Pussy Bonpensiero have in common.

You must come to the only Rock n’ Roll dance party on the radio to find that out.

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

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  • Playlist:

    Set 1:

    Omaha (Moby Grape)

    Musical Bed: Who Do You Love? (Quicksilver Messenger Service)

    Volunteers (Jefferson Airplane)

    Fight Fire (Golliwogs)

    I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Rubinoos)

    I Want Revenge (Boo)

    Love City (Sly & the Family Stone)

    Little Girl (Syndicate Of Sound)

    Musical Bed: As Good As You’ve Been To The World (Big Brother & the Holding Company)


    Set 2:

    Musical Bed: Chopper (Davie Allan & the Arrows)

    Codine Blues (Charlatans)

    Summertime Blues (Blues Cheer)

    Stay Away From Downtown (Redd Kross)

    Doin’ All Right (Big Midnight)

    Everytime I Eat Vegetables (It Makes Me Think Of You) (Ramones)

    Musical Bed: Fine Jung Thing (Electric Flag)


    Set 3:

    Musical Bed: Miles (Miles Davis)

    Down On Me (Big Brother & the Holding Company)

    Pride Of Man (Quicksilver Messenger Service)

    Gomper (Rolling Stones)

    You’re My Brian Jones (Palmyra Delran)

    Everybody’s Everything (Santana)

    Musical Bed: Cetacean (Country Joe & the Fish)


    Set 4:

    Musical Bed: Death Car (Waistcoats)

    Flood’s New Light (Thee Oh Sees)

    Laugh Laugh (Beau Brummels)

    Walking Out On Love (The Beat)

    Homesick Blues (Hangmen)

    Shake Some Action (Flamin’ Groovies)

    Musical Bed: Toussaint L’Overture (Santana)


    Set 5:

    Musical Bed: Il Canto degli Italiani (Michele Novaro)

    San Franciscan Nights (Eric Burdon & the Animals)

    Renaissance Fair (Byrds)

    Are You Going To Be There At The Love Inn? (Chocolate Watchband)

    Legendary Child (Aerosmith)

    Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be) (Sly & the Family Stone)

    Musical Bed: The Fool (Quicksilver Messenger Service)

Comments (7)

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    Let's see now. Little cable cars. The Hungry I. The Cow Palace. Chet Helms & The Family Dog. The Gathering Of The Tribes on 1-14-67. Progressive-Progressive-Progressive! Why it could only be San Francisco! Yeah-Baby! Thanks, Steven for what I consider to be a 6 star perfect show in view of the excellent music & all of the cool stuff that went down. O.K. Where do I start? Show # 549. San Francisco. Set 1. Skip Spence & the incredible Moby Grape with Omaha, aka "Listen My Friends". Now Steven, this shows' musical beds were even pivotal in telling the story. For example, Quicksilver Messenger Service with Who Do You Love? Moving along to The Jefferson Airplane's Volunteers from 1969. Yes-Grace Slick. White, intelligent, & sexy. Where's that Acid? The Golliwogs, who would become CCR, with Fight Fire. Moving along with 1979 Power Pop & The Rubinoos. The Boo with I Want Revenge. And why hasn't somebody released that yet? Love City by Sly & The Family Stone & closing out the excellent set with Hey Little Girl by The Syndicate Of Sound. Stevie, I do have a question for you. And that is were you under the influence of laughing gas while during this show? I don't want to get too personal but I don't recall any other show where you laughed so frequently. Maybe it was San Francisco! Set 2. Starting off with Codeine Blues by The Charlatans who included Mr. Dan Hicks who just happens to be playing at The Iron Horse in Northampton, Mass. this sunday Night, the 21st. He's still got it! I shall be there. Moving along with the very 1st Heavy-Metal record-Summertime Blues by Blue Cheer who were originally formed in Boston! Yes-Vincebus Eruptum(1968)! Another important connection to know that Blue Cheer was actually named for an especially high-quality strain of LSD! So there's another link to San Fran. Cool new stuff by Redd Kross with Stay Away From Downtown. Good advice. Moving along to The Ramones & their tribute to S.F. with Everytime I Eat Vegetables(It Makes Me Think Of You). And once again ending the fine set with a nice musical bed by The Electric Flag & Fine Jung Thing. Nice sound byte by Lee Marvin from the excellent Neo-Noir-Point Blank from 1967. Set 3 kicks off with another great bed by Miles Davis with Miles. Big Brother & The Holding Company contributes with Down On Me from 1967. More Quicksilver with Pride Of Man from 1968. Keeping with the spirit Of S.F., we get Gomper by The Rolling Stones from Satanic Majesties(1967). This followed nicely by "The Lucille Ball Of Rock n' Roll", Palmyra Delran with You're My Brian Jones. Santana kicks in with Everybody's Everything which perpetuates the spirit of S.F. Once again ending a great set with a very cool musical bed by Country Joe & The Fish with Cetacean. More sound bytes with Mr. Peter Falk & Tony Bennett who sings about where he left his heart. Set 4. Starting off with the very 1st folk-rock group, The Beau Brummels with Laugh Laugh led by Mr. Sal Valentino. Walking Out On Love by The Beat who were originally from L.A. & would evolve in The Nerves & do Hangin' On The Telephone which Blondie would make famous. The Hangmen contribute Homesick Blues & The Flamin' Groovies with Mr. Cyril Jordan & Roy Loney burst out with Shake Some Action from 1976. More cool sound bytes by Dirty Harry & Mr. Harvey Lembeck aka Eric Von Zipper with "You-I Don't Like". Then we have Professor Big Pussy Bonpensiero who schools us on St. Francis & how Indians became Hippies. Thanx Professor! This kicks off another perfect set with San Franciscan Nights by Eric Burdon & The Animals. "Walls Move-Minds Do Too". The Byrds with Renaissance Fair that declares "I Think That Maybe I'M Dreaming". The Chocolate Watchband contributes Are You Going To Be There At The Love-In? Cool new stuff by Aerosmith & Legendary Child which fits right in with our theme. Closing the perfect set & show out with Que Sera Sera(Whatever Will Be Will Be) by Sly & The Family Stone. It must be noted, however, that Doris Day won an Oscar for best song way back in 1956 for the same tune which was from Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much(1956). Ending the perfect show with yet another cool musical bed which would be The Fool by Quicksilver yet again. Another cool sound byte by Mr. Johnny Depp about taking acid way back in 1965 at The Matrix which was from The 1998 film Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas which was from Hunter S. Thompson's excellent book. And there you have it. San Francisco-and I didn't even mention Mr. Lawrence Ferlinghetti-until now. A truly perfect show that covered an amazing amount of significant ground that ranged from Skip Spence to Doris Day. Whew! Thanks again, Stevie! And to all youse Underground Garage members-maybe I'll see you next week with some precious NUGGETS! Peace Be With You to all who live IN & For The Underground Garage! Sincerely, EEYAHH! SMRZ!!!

  • Ron Lynch

    Stevie your laughing is infectious you got me laughing my ass off.
    3 songs that caught my ear were Doin’ All Right (Big Midnight), Homesick Blues (Hangmen) & Are You Going To Be There At The Love Inn? (Chocolate Watchband) this one has a real Stones feel to it.
    Thanks Stevie, keep on rockin & laughing.


  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    CONGRADULAIONS to you, Little Steven, for receiving "The Big Man Of The Year" award! Thanking you for all of your hard work & great things that you do to help out people! Certainly a well earned feather in your cap! KUDOS to you, Stevie! Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Sincerely, SMRZ!!!

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  • jcjohnson63

    a new classic to add to the list. very cool. thank you very much!

  • greggie434

    5 Star Show, where is the show Motorcycle Irene?

  • Richard Kline

    You can still feel something karmic in Haight Ashbury today. The vortex of power that focused there in the mid-60's was something to behold.Power to the people and City Lights!

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