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Show 571 - On The Road

Show 571 - On The Road

Air Date:

Monday, 11 March 2013

Hey baby, Little Steven here, and this week in the Underground Garage we are celebrating Jack Kerouac, the man who changed the world.

Celebrating with us will be the J. Geils Band, the Soncis, the Beatles, Moby Grape, and Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels.

Brand new music from the Young Sinclairs, the Nomads, the Sea Monsters, and look out here comes the Woggles.

Come discover what Taj Mahal, Dee Dee Sharp, and Handsome Dick Manitoba have in common.

It’s the man who wrote the book who changed the world.

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

I’ll see you in the Underground Garage.


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  • Playlist:

    Set 1:

    Cruisin’ For A Love (J. Geils Band)

    Music Bed: Sid’s Ahead (Miles Davis)

    Route 66 (Live) (Rolling Stones)

    Have Love Will Travel (Sonics)

    Hurt My Pride (Young Sinclairs)

    (I’m A) Roadrunner (Junior Walker & his Allstars)

    Dead Man’s Curve (Jan & Dean)

    Music Bed:

    A.Restless In L.A. (Davie Allan & the Arrows)

    B.Route 66 (Nat “King” Cole)


    Set 2:

    Music Bed: Straight No Chaser (Miles Davis)

    Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man (Bob Seger System)

    Miles Away (Nomads)

    Drive My Car (Beatles)

    Like Nothing That You’ve Seen (Mark Lindsay)

    Cherry Cherry Coupe (Beach Boys)

    Music Bed:

    A.Overboard (Fathoms)

    B.Route 66 (Bobby Troupe)


    Set 3:

    Music Bed: Route 66 (Nelson Riddle & his Orchestra)

    Jenny Take A Ride (Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels)

    Down On The Boulevard (The Pop)

    I Will Always Be Your Friend (Christian McNeill & Sea Monsters)

    Ride (Dee Dee Sharp)

    Highway Chile (Jimi Hendrix Experience)

    Music Bed:

    A.Bongo Rock (Preston Epps)\

    B.Route 66 (Chuck Berry)


    Set 4:

    Music Bed: Kerouazy (Don Morrow)

    Baby, I’ll Trust You When You're Dead (Woggles)

    The Locomotion (Little Eva)

    (I Live For) Cars & Girls (Dictators)

    Rocket 88 (Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats)

    Shy Boy (Palmyra Delran)

    Catch Us If You Can (Dave Clark Five)

    Music Bed: Malone’s Mustang (Preston Wayne 4)


    Set 5:

    Music Bed: Oop Pop A Da (Dizzy Gillespie)

    Highway 61 Revisited (Bob Dylan)

    Six Days On The Road (Taj Mahal)

    Hold It Baby (Trashed Romeos)

    Go Li'l Camaro Go (Ramones)

    Trucking Man (Moby Grape)

    Music Bed: Crosstown Canyon (Laika & the Cosmonauts)


Comments (12)

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    Like-Cool-Daddy-O! Far-Out-Steeveareeno! Thank You, Little Steven, for another 5 Star Very-Very-Cool Show! Yeah-On the Road. What a Classic! Thank You Jack Kerouac! Where would we be without The Beats? Kerouac. Ginsberg. Burroughs. The never-ending theme of restlessness, cruisin', driving, and move-move-moving! Show # 571. On The Road. Certainly one of our yearly favorites! Set 1. J. Geils Band, when they had J. Geils, open with Cruisin' For Love, from 1970. The Rolling Stones follow with the classic Route 66, done live, of course, from 1965. The outrageous Sonics give us Have Love Will Travel, also from 1965. New stuff from The Young Sinclairs with Hurt My Pride. Mr. Jr. Walker proclaims (I'm A) Roadrunner followed carefully by Jan & Dean warning us about Dead Man's Curve. HIPSTERS! FLIPSTERS! Nice musical bed by Nat "King" Cole with a sample of HIS version of Route 66. Could possibly be a perfect 1st set! What else would we have come to expect from you, Uncle Stevie? Set 2 opens with the very groovy musical bed Straight No Chaser done by Mr. Miles Davis. I belong to The Beat Generation! Nice history about The Beats and how Ginsberg and Burroughs would influence Kerouac and also BLAST a hole right through the Heart of 50's Conformity. And as Jack said, you could just "Walk Away". Yeah-Baby! Musically, we get Ramblin' Gamblin' Man by The Bob Segar System followed by new stuff by the Nomads who are Miles Away all the way from Sweden. The Beatles give permission to Baby to Drive My Car. Incredible new stuff by Mark Lindsay with Like Nothing That You've Seen, sounding better than ever. Way To Go! The Beach Boys wanna brag about their Go Cherry Coup. Set 2 musical bed gives us the original writer of Route 66 which would be Mr. Bobby Troup. Set 3. Opening with that very cool Theme from Route 66 T.V. show done nicely by Mr. Nelson Riddle. Incredible introduction to the set by Mad Man "Mojo" Nixon. WHEW! Did they let him out yet? Oh-They threw away the KEY! I See. The incredible Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, who I saw at The Mountain Park Ballroom in Holyoke, Mass. in 1965 and at The Salem, Mass. Armory in 1966, give us Jenny Take A Ride. The West Coast Pop follow up with Down On the Boulevard, which is then followed by I Will Always Be Your Friend by Christian MacNeil & The Sea Monsters who again crawl out of that Boston Harbor. Pretty Scary Stuff! After a nice sound byte by Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, we get Dee Dee Sharp who wants to get on her Pony and ride. Mr. Jimi Hendrix and his incredible Experience blast through with Highway Chile. fitting in very nicely with our theme. Closing set 3 with 2 Excellent musical beds. 1st-Bongo rock by Preston Epps and then closing out the set with Mr. Chuck Berry and yet another version of Route 66. Set 4. Coolest song of the week would be The Woggles with their 4th single from their excellent L.P. The Big Beat. What Else? Baby, I'll Trust You When I'm Dead. Real swingin', rockin' stuff! Our favorite baby sitter, Little Eva, wants to do The Locomotion, with, as you said, Stevie, the EMPHASIS on THE LOCO! That Handsome Dick Manitoba & The Dictators still declare (I Live For) Cars And Girls from 1978. Moving along to that very important Rocket 88 as done by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, which we know was Ike Turner and we also know as the VERY 1ST Rock N' Roll Record from WAY BACK in 1951. Gone-Daddy-Gone! Palmyra Delran with cool new stuff called Shy Boy. Set 4 closes with The Dave Clark Five and Catch Us If You Can. Go Ahead! Just Try! Good Luck! Set 5. That Genuis, Mr. Bob Dylan, opens the set with Highway 61 Revisited with that incredible imagery "But The Second Mother Was With The Seventh Son and they were both out on Highway 61". That very cool dude Mr. Taj Mahal, who grew up only nine miles away from me in Springfield, Mass., spends Six Days On the Road, which was originally written by Dave Dudley, who liked Big Riggs. The Trashed Romeos just want to Hold It Baby. The Ramones move us forward with Go Li'l Camaro Go which is then followed by the truly incredible Moby Grape closing out the show with the very thematic Trucking Man from their cool L.P. "Moby Grape '69", which sadly brings us to the close of yet another excellent show, Little Steven. Thank You so very much, Stevie, and also I would like to thank The Administrator for keeping us so very close to caught up right up to date. GOOD WORK! Time for some Reflections! The movie "On The Road" opened last May at The Cannes Film Festival in France. I still don't know anybody who has seen it. Don't roll your eyes too far when I tell you that Kristen "Twilight" Stewart is in it. I am not a "Twilight" fan but Stewart actually did a very good turn playing Joan Jett in "The Runaways" in 2010. So Who Knows? The reviews have been somewhat mixed but mostly favorable. Yes, Little Steven, the lure of the road is truly UNIVERSAL! The Beats go on & on &on. Next time I take a trip to Boston, I shall make sure to make a stop in Lowell, Mass. to visit the gravesite of Mr. Jack Kerouac. Now-I just need to get this straight. Let's See Now. I was too young for the Beats but I was a Hippie, a Punk, Power-Pop, New Wave, Grunge, 90's Alt. rock & because I DO NOT acknowledge RAP, I am now an Adult-Hipster-Senior Citizen at 65. WOW! So That's It! For all who live IN and FOR the Underground Garage-Peace Be With You! EEYAHH! SMRZ!!

    • greggie434

      I just read that the movie was to open Friday March 22nd or March 29th, 2013. Can't remember which date. I read it in our paper, South Jersey's Courier Post.....

    • Richard Kline

      Lawrence Ferlinghetti, North Beach, CA - Thanks for the summary of the show Robert. Another stellar production, as always.

  • Steed Colliss

    Excerpts from On the Road:

    "Dean had a sweater wrapped around his ears to keep warm. He said we were a band of Arabs coming to blow up New York." (Part two, chapter two)

    "All he needed wa a wheel in his hand and four on the road." (Part three, chapter 5)

    "...a fast car, a coast to reach, and a woman at the end of the road." (Part three, chapter nine)

    "Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life." (Part three, chapter five)

  • jcjohnson63

    another classic update! thanks! getting caught up on saturday!!!

    • greggie434

      Great review Sean, loved that cotraption they used to cross the bay to get to that house on the water, then, low tide comes, and they walk across the mudd........

  • seanaxmaker

    Love the show, as always. For more on "Having a Wild Weekend" (aka "Catch Us If You Can") you don't have to go searching. I reviewed it when it came out on disc.


    • greggie434

      My reply to ur post whent to J C, don't know what I did to mess that up!

  • greggie434

    Steven, ur killin me, YOU don' get Philadelphia International Records? T S O P baby! The Sound Of Philadelphia. Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, with Teddy Pendergrass, the Ojays, Billy Paul, McFadden and Whitehead, Archie Bell and the Drells, Philippe Wynn (of the Spinners) Dexter Wansel, The Stylistics, Patty Labelle, The Dells.

  • jcjohnson63

    he isn't alone. cuz i didn't get them either. by then i was into ohio players and early kool and the gang!!! used to watch soul train every saturday and american bandstand too!!!

  • Adam Kucharzyk

    I used to be able to download achived shows with realplayer.What happened?

  • Ron Lynch

    Very cool show, nice to hear Bob on the last set.

    Thanks Stevie

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