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Show 575 - Ramones Forever and Ever!

Show 575 - Ramones Forever and Ever!

Air Date:

Tuesday, 09 April 2013

Hey baby, Little Steven here with our weekly Underground Garage pop quiz. Who was the most influential band of the last 30 years?

Ultimate Spinach?...No.

Modern Folk Quartet?...Good guess, but no.

Gene Autry and the Singing Cowboys perhaps?...Wrong again!

It’s the Ramones baby, and we are celebrating them all night long.

Everybody who influenced them, everybody they covered, and everybody who covered them.

Joining us will be Eddie Cochran, Jan & Dean, the Rolling Stones, U2, the Troggs, and Manic Hispanic.

Come find out what Nedra, Estelle, and Veronica have in common with Paul Ramone, Freddie Cannon, the Edge, and Tim Conway.

It’s all happening right here in the coolest Rock n’ Roll dance party on the radio, like ever.

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

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  • Playlist:

    Set 1:

    Biltzkrieg Bop (Ramones)

    Musical Bed: She’s the One (Ramonetures)

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

    Circles (Who)

    I Believe In Miracles (Eddie Vedder with Zeke)

    Palisades Park (Freddy Cannon)

    Creeper Is A Low Rider (Manic Hispanic)

    Revolution (Beatles)

    Musical Bed: The KKK Took My Baby Away (Romonetures)


    Set 2:

    Musical Bed: Glad To See You Go (Ramonetures)

    Looking For A Kiss (New York A Dolls)

    C’mon Everybody (Eddie Cochran)

    Suzy Is A Headbanger (Ramones)

    Surf City (Jan & Dean)

    Start Sinning (John & Brittany)

    Best Part Of Breaking Up (Ronettes)

    Musical Bed: Out Of Limits (Marketts)


    Set 3:

    Musical Bed: Little Miss J&J (Waistcoats)

    God Save The Queen (Sex Pistols)

    Miles Away (Nomads)

    Swallow My Pride (Ramones)

    I Can’t Control Myself (Troggs)

    Safe European Home (Clash)

    Muscial Bed: Takamatsu Twist (Woggles)


    Set 4:

    Musical Bed: Wiggles (Red Prysock)

    Comes And Goes (Connection)

    I Just Wanna Make Love To You (Rolling Stones)

    Hurt My Pride (Young Sinclairs)

    In The Park (Ramones)

    Sucker For Love (Bayonets)

    Musical Bed: Down With It (Cobblestones)


    Set 5:

    Musical Bed: Astrosurfin’ (Dillingers)

    My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Ramones)

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

    Beat On The Brat (U2)

    Life’s A Gas (Ramones)

    Musical Bed: Aqua Beat (Fathoms)

Comments (27)

  • Stiv

    Nice to see the Ramones finally getting some recognition around here:)

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.

      That's very nice Stiv! Little Steven reminded me to remind all members of the Garage to please give your star ratings, so's that's what I'm doing! Thanks, Stiv! SMRZ!!

      • Richard Kline

        Hmmm Stiv.........Bators perhaps?

    • Steed Colliss

      The Ramones have been getting recognition in the Underground Garage since show #2 ("In the Park")... They started the third show with "Do You Remember Rock'n'Roll Radio"... There was their cover of "I Can't Control Myself", in show #4... And the list goes on and on...

      • sdgakatbk

        Thank you Steed. I remember some of the really early shows, I guess they would be shows 1-99 which they don't have in the archives. I wish they would bring back some of those earliest shows, particularly the first Pirate Radio show and the first show about Scorcese.

        • Richard Kline


  • DavidWhite

    I was hoping that there would be room in a show dedicated to the Ramones for at least a mention of the recent death of another great Ramone - Phil Ramone. He worked with everybody, including Bob Dylan, The Band, Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, BB King, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, John Coltrane and Rod Stewart. His most famous work might not have been Underground Garage material, but even so his influence was far and wide. He even engineered the 1971 self-titled album by Grin, a group led by future E Street band member Nils Lofgren.

  • brian p

    do you remember rock n roll radio , radio nowhere or radio ga ga? can this be true.

  • Ron Lynch

    Palisades Park (Freddy Cannon), Start Sinning (John & Brittany), Miles Away (Nomads), Sucker For Love (Bayonets) Baby I’ll Trust You When You’re Dead (Woggles 5 very cool ones.
    Thanks Stevie, Keep rockin.

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    HEY!HO!-LET'S GO! GABBA-GABBA-HEY! Joey! Johnny! Dee Dee! 3 Chords! 4 Chords! 2,263 concerts non-stop over 22 years! Why it can only be The Ramones! Let's get plugged right into my CEREBRAL CORTEX! YEAH-BABY! Thank You, Little Steven, for a truly excellent tribute to that great band from Forest Hills, Queens, New York, which certainly deserves 5 Stars! And once again, Thanks to The Administrator for getting the show up into the Archives within 48 hours! GOOD WORK! Snuck it in very quickly after show # 574-Brando. O.K. Show # 575. Ramones-Forever-and ever! Set 1.Their Anthem Blitzkreig Bop followed nicely by their romantic Everytime I Eat Vegtables(It Makes Me Think Of You). Oh, I almost forgot to mention your excellent intro/tribute that introduced the excellent show. The Who give us some Circles to run around while Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon gives us that anthem known as Palisades Park, which, as you mentioned, Stevie, was written by Mr. "Gong Show" host, Chuck Berris, who also worked for The CIA, from WAY back in 1962. Manic Hispanic declare Creeper is A Low Rider, while The Beatles close the very important 1st set with Your EXCLUSIVE mix of Revolution, which you can only hear on the Underground Garage)! Set 2. A very poignant intro by you, Mr. Maharaj of the Garage, that very insightfully explains the very important Influences on The Ramones. Yes, in terms of Rock N' Roll, The Ramones burst out at a time in which they were extremely NEEDED! Musical highlights include The New York Dolls open with Looking For A Kiss from 1973. David must have found a few of them by now. Raw rock-a-billy by Eddie Cochran who declares C'Mon Everybody followed by The Ramones with Suzy Is A Headbanger. Jan and Dean wanna go to Surf City and the set closes with The Ronettes with Best Part Of Breaking UP. Nice musical bed by The Marketts with Out Of Limits. Set 3. Another pivotal event presented by you, Stevie, schoolin' us about that very important concert by The Ramones on July 4,1976, at The Roundhouse in London, where The Sex Pistols, The Damned, The Clash, and other Brit punks were in the crowd and would be inspired by the boys, and further go on to burst out with their own sounds and England would NEVER be the same again. Johnny Rotten and The rest of the Sex Pistols open with God Save the Queen followed by cool new stuff by The Nomads who are Miles Away in Sweden. The Ramones gotta Swallow My Pride which is followed by the very cool anecdote about Johnny telling the Clash to go ahead and just play because that's what we do even though we STINK! The Troggs, with the recently departed Reg Presley, declare I Can't Control Myself while The Clash wanna sing about their Safe European Home, which brings set 3 to a close. And The PUNK movement was now officially ON! Set 4. Coolest song of the week would be from Portsmouth, N.N., by the Connection with Comes and Goes. The Rolling Stones declare I Just Wanna Make Love To You, which they borrowed from Muddy Waters, who borrowed it from Willie Dixon. Lotza borrowing going round here now. The Young Sinclairs, who borrow that cool 60's sound, give us Hurt My Pride. The Ramones wanna play In The Park, while cool new soundz from the Bayonets proclaim they are a Sucker for Love. Set 5. Dedicated to C.B.G.B.'S, for which you explain how important that club in NYC was, specifically for All Things Musical AND PUNK! Nice tribute, Uncle Stevie in which you point out the importance of the club and how the residency of the Ramones, as well as Television, Talking Heads, Patti Smith Group, The Tuff Darts, etc, solidified the PUNKS! Opening with The Ramones who declare My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down, which, at this point, truly is. The Woggles want to reasure us with Baby, I'll Trust You When You're Dead. U2 want to Beat On The Brat, oh Bono, you're so cruel! And The Ramones bring both the set and the truly excellent show to a close declaring Life's A Gas, which it certainly is. Nice panoramic vista of The Ramones, The British Punks, C.B.G.B.'S, and the importance of the entire punk movement which came at a time when the musical landscape was indeed VERY DRY! I'll never forget the look on my friends faces when I played the very 1st Ramones L.P. in 1976 which opened with Blitzkreig Bop. I guess you could definitely say The Ramones separated the Men from the Boys! They showed what you could do with just 3 and/ or sometimes 4 chords. It's also great to see that they were inducted into The Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame without EVER having a top 40 hit. It's also nice to know that Joey, DEE DEE, and Johnny, who all died within 3 years and 5 months within each other, can see how important their music has now remained. Thanks Again, Stevie, for such a great show. I guess that's it for now! 1-2-3-4! Gabba-Gabba-Hey! Hey!Ho!Let's Go! And to all who live IN and FOR The Underground Garage, Peace Be With You! EEYAHH!! SMRZ!!!

    • pommaret

      ouff!yes man!

  • Brian Mijal

    Almost 12 years since Joey's death... Can't believe that. Used to see The Ramones every year here in Detroit. It was a constant that is sorely missed. Seems like I grew up since then, but I will always live in that special time. I DON'T WANNA GROW UP!!! Gabba Gabba Hey! (Where are my safety pins?)

  • James Aubrey Griffin

    Won't bemoan The Ramones - I'll GROW UP when I'm DEAD and be GRATEFUL Roanoke,VA has The Young Sinclairs To ROCK ON!

  • Tommy Aguilar

    Joey lives!

  • Chris Dalrymple

    The show rocks as always. And thanks for the Rascals tour, Steve. My wife and I are going to see them Tuesday the 16th.

  • jcjohnson63

    RAMONES FOREVER!!!! barry manilow NEVER!!!! thanks again for reminding us all about the greatest rock and roll band ever! or at least in the top 5!!!!! don't forget my LSUG group at facebook!!!

  • slimify

    not to question Lil Steven, but he mentioned Terry Chimes played that ab fab drum part on Safe European Home, when I had always thought it was Topper Headon that recorded the traks on Give em Enough Rope... just sayin - since i'm a drummer and all...

  • ron vatalaro

    Excellent introduction in this show, inspirational even. Great stuff as always :) I could listen to 'My Brain is Hanging Upside Down' everyday for the rest of my life and still get goosebumps.

  • Tundracat

    Just have to mention that I really enjoy Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Jethro Tull. While of course different from The Ramones and Rock 'n' Roll, I thought their music brought another dimension. I don't think you should sell it short. I think it still holds up today.

  • Chris Dougherty

    You know I hated them when they first came out but grew to appreciate them as time went on. We really need a band like them today to clean up what we listen to on FM radio.

    • Richard Kline

      ha ha ha Chris. Concur.

  • michael j farrelly

    "Hightstown, New Jersey, a very scary part of the world," quite funny Steven.

  • Richard Kline

    Thanks Ladies and Gentlemen for producing the greatest kick ass radio program ever, and I've been looking for a show like this since 1967. Amen and out.

    • Richard Kline

      Great commentary on the Cosa Nostra history of Johnny Torio, Al, Lucky, Meyer, Bugsy, Genovese and Joe Masseria et al. Great info that relates to Nucky Thompson and the Irish Boys. I knew a couple of guys that may have been in the Mayfield Road Gang back in the day.

  • Richard Kline

    Don't forget Danny Greene in Cleveland.

  • wayne crouse

    after about 4 years I am so glad to be able to hear all this again. no station in nc. love the net.

  • Sanford Clark

    Not a comment on this particular show, just on life itself within the realm of the "underground garage".

    When I was a little lad, my parents sat me down in the kitchen of our small split level in Port Monmouth, Middletown, New Jersey and they said to me, as I sat with my eyes and ears wide open, they said, "Son,when you grow up there will be flying cars."

    Well, I have yet to see a Pontiac fly by my window, or even a Chevy for that matter. But here I am, so many years later, living in Northern Italy (another long story)so far from those rambling days growing up in Jersey.

    Now, what nobody had foreseen, beyond the miracle of flying cars, was the wonder and delight that I could have sitting in my home, an Ocean apart from my roots, chipping away at a block of Parmagiano Raggiano, while I thrill through the waves of sound delivered to me with every broadcast of the distinguished and irrepressible "Little Steven's Underground Garage".

    The world is great.

    Thank You Steven.

    Stretch Clark

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