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Show 550 - Tale of Two Lennys!

Show 550 - Tale of Two Lennys!

Air Date:

Monday, 08 October 2012

Hey Baby, Little Steven here with our weekly Underground Garage pop quiz. Who is the coolest comedian of all time?

All right I will make it easier, who is your favorite comedian of all time. I am talking about the stand up kind of guys.

Richard Pryor?…very good. George Carlin?…very good. Rodney Dangerfield?

Well we think it is Lenny Bruce, and we are celebrating his birthday this weekend in the Underground Garage.

And since it is the anniversary of Nuggets, we are celebrating Lenny Kaye and Jac Holzman too.

Joining us will be the Animals, the Seeds, the Knickerbockers, the Rolling Stones, Blues Project and Cream.

Brand new music from Thee Oh Sees, Redd Kross, Palmyra Delran, Suzi Chunk & Groovy Uncle, and something brand new from the Noisettes.

It’s the most important coolest comic that has ever lived this weekend in the Underground Garage, the only Rock n’ Roll dance party on the radio. I’ll see you there.

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  • Playlist:

    Set 1:

    Night Time (Strangeloves)

    Musical Bed: Crime Scene (Los Straitjackets)

    I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night (Electric Prunes)

    See See Rider (Animals)

    Look Back And Laugh (Suzi Chunk)

    Liar Liar (Castaways)

    I Can’t Control Myself (Ramones)

    Musical Bed: Trollin’ (Boots Brown)


    Set 2:

    Musical Bed: Repeto 2000 (Vara-Tones)

    Dirty Water (Standells)

    My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me) (David Ruffin)

    Legendary Child (Aerosmith)

    Lies (Knickerbockers)

    Musical Bed: Restless In LA (Davie Allan & the Arrows)


    Set 3:

    Musical Bed: So What (Miles Davis)

    Lenny Bruce (Bob Dylan)

    Psychotic Reaction (Count Five)

    You’re My Brian Jones (Palmyra Delran)

    Confessin’ The Blues (Rolling Stones)

    No Time Like The Right Time (Blues Project)

    Musical Bed: Jet Set (Los Straitjackets)


    Set 4:

    Musical Bed: Echo (Chesterfield Kings)

    That Girl (Noisettes)

    Don’t Look Back (Remains)

    Flood’s New Light (Thee Oh Sees)

    I Wanna Love Him So Bad (Jellybeans)

    You’re Gonna Miss Me (13th Floor Elevators)

    Doctor Robert (Beatles)

    Musical Bed: Moovin’ And Groovin’ (Duane Eddy)


    Set 5:

    Musical Bed: Walking Down 3rd Street (Los Straitjackets)

    Open My Eyes (Nazz)

    Those Were The Days (Cream)

    Shake Your Money Maker (Elmore James)

    Stay Away From Downtown (Redd Kross)

    Gloria (Them)

    Musical Bed: Lonely Dragster (Bobby Fuller Four)

Comments (8)

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    Let's see now. The sacred 3 chords that will always take us to a better place. Tunes that this radio show is based on. Carrying on "Nuggets" tradition by own very very existence. Thank You, Little Steven, for another 5 star excellent show that celebtated the excellent Nuggets compilation, as well as a nod to Mr. Lenny Bruce. I noticed that this year, however ther was more emphasis on "NUGGETS". Fine by me. Lotza stuff to cover here so let's at it. Show # 550. "Tale Of Two Lennys". Set 1. Kicking off with the cool Night Time by The Strangeloves from Down Under. Followed by the Excellent I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night by the very cool Electric Prunes. The Animals contribute with See See Rider which was written by Mr. Chuck Willis. Cool new garage stuff with Look back & Laugh by Suzy Chunk & Groovy Uncle. Moving along with the Castaways with Liar Liar from 1965. Closing the perfect 1st set with The Ramones version Of I Can't Control Myself, originally done by The Troggs. Set 2. Dirty Water by The Standells which has become adopted by Boston even tho Standells were from L.A. Now you have Boston's Charles River as well as the "frustrated women' from Boston University who had to be in before curfew.Tune has also been adopted by The Boston Red Sox , as well. Great tune by Mr. David Ruffin with My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me) from 1969. Ruffin's 1st effort after he left The Temptations. Cool new Boston-related stuff by Aerosmith with Legendary Child. Finishing off another perfect set with Lies by The Knickerbockers who remain the Pride of Bergenfield, N.J. Set 3. Dedicated to the late great Lenny Bruce, who, as, the former D.A. said, "used the law to kill him". As you said , Stevie, "Now, That Is Obscene". Nice tune by Bob Dylan titled Lenny Bruce from Dylan's "Shot Of Love" LP. The amazing Count Five with Psychotic Reaction which actually charted. Very Cool, Indeed a strange tale of a garage band from San Jose, California, who cut a hit record, decided to stay in school, & turned down a cool million dollars in bookings in the process. They were also leary of the draft. The "Lucille Ball Of Rock'n Roll', Palmyra Delran with the very cool You're My Brian Jones. Moving along to hear the real Brian Jones playing with The Stones for Confessin' The Blues. Ending set 3 with nice vocals by Mr. Al Kooper & The Blues Project with No Time Like the Right Time. end of another perfect set. Set 4. Don't Look Back by Mr. Barry Tashian & The Remains, who I saw open for The Beatles on August 18, 1966, in the middle of a racetrack at Suffolk Downs, Mass. The Remains actually left a stong impression with the crowd because you could actually here them. All I heard was screaming when the Beatles played. This was in the wake of the comments by John regarding being more popular than Jesus. Just 11 days later, on August 29, after over 1,400 live shows, The Beatles would play their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Barry & The Remains also had ties to Boston University. Cool girl group sound with The Jellybeans & I wanna Love Him So Bad. the late Roky Erickson with The 13th Floor Elevators & You're Gonna Miss Me, which, indeed we do, Roky. And closing another fine set with my other name-Dr. Robert by The Beatles. Set 5. Open My Eyes by Todd Rundgren & The Nazz followed by Those Were The Days by Cream & YES THEY WERE! Mr. Elmore James with Shake Your Money Maker followed by cool new stuff by Redd Kross with Stay Away From Downtown. And finishing off yet another great set & excellent show with the great garage sounds of Van Morrison & Them with the original Gloria. Yes, Steven, It made no sense but 1998 saw Nuggets expanded to 4 cd's with 118 tracks without a "Klunker' in them. Here we are, some 40 years later, & still clinging on to the garage sound because, as you said, Stevie, "It Is COOL'. Yes-Nuggets-Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era-1965-1968. And as Lenny Kaye said "It's A Nugget If You Dug It". Must give thanks to both Lenny Kaye & Mr. Greg Shaw. Groundbreaking Visions that became NUGGETS! Thank You once again, Stevie , for another excellent show! And YES, always remember those sacred 3 chords that will always take us to a better place. Peace Be With You, all Underground Garage members, & have a very SCARY & FRIGHTENING HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! To All who live IN & FOR the Underground Garage!! EEYAHH! SMRZ!!!

    • greggie434

      Another fine review, "Dr. Robert"..........

      • Robert P Smarse Jr.

        Thanks a lot, Brosky! I do put a good deal of effort into my posts. I appreciate the feedback. Take care, greggie434!

  • jcjohnson63

    as damn fine show my brother. rock and roll all night!!!!

  • Ron Lynch

    Excellent show Stevie. The E Street Band Rocked it good on the NBC Sandy Relief Show.

    Thanks Stevie

  • mygeneration

    Re Set #1 The Prunes "Too Much to Dream", a classic but the Electric Prunes had another great song, also on the Rhino box set: "Get Me to the World on Time "

  • Richard Kline

    Professor Van Zandt and Dr. Robert, another 5 star show, grazie.

  • stephen george


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