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Show 577 - Tone! Part 1

Show 577 - Tone! Part 1

Air Date:

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Hey baby, Little Steven here, and this weekend in the Underground Garage we are celebrating the cool tones and textures of the greatest guitarists ever.

It is not something you think about anymore because the whole world has become homogenized, but once upon a time everyone had a cool sound.

Tune in while we check out Buffalo Springfield, the Kinks, the Byrds, and the Hollies.

Brand new music from the Connection, Wyldlife, the Woggles, the Trashed Romeos, and Baby Woodrose.

We are celebrating tone and texture in the world’s only Rock n’ Roll dance party on the radio.

I will see you this weekend in the Underground Garage.


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  • Playlist:

    Set 1:

    She Said She Said (Beatles)

    Music Bed: East West (The Paul Butterfield Blues Band)

    Nowhere Man (Beatles)

    Have You Seen Her Face? (Byrds)

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

    I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore (Rascals)

    I’m Alive (Hollies)

    Musical Bed: Green Onions (Booker T & the MGs)


    Set 2:

    Music Bed: White Summer (Yardbirds)

    Steppin’ Out (John Mayall & the Blues Breakers)

    Smile On Me (Yardbirds)

    Special Care (Buffalo Springfield)

    Comes And Goes (Connection)

    Can’t Be So Bad (Moby Grape)

    Music Bed: Miserlou (Dick Dale and the Del Tones)


    Set 3:

    Music Bed: Apache (Shadows)

    Top Of The Ladder (Rhinoceros)

    Plynth (Jeff Beck Group)

    Saturday Night (Wyldlife)

    Free Ride (Edgar Winter Group)

    Just Like Me (Paul Revere and the Raiders)

    Music Bed: Hideaway (John Mayall & the Blues Breakers)


    Set 4:

    Music Bed: Fender Bender (Davie Allan & the Arrows)

    Hold It Baby (Trashed Romeos)

    Bluebird (Buffalo Springfield)

    Lola (Kinks)

    Congradulations (Rolling Stones)

    All Along The Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix Experience)

    Beck’s Bolero (Jeff Beck)

    Music Bed: Cat’s Squirrel (Cream)


    Set 5:

    Music Bed: Rice Pudding (Jeff Beck Group)

    Dust My Broom (Elmore James)

    I Wanna Be Your Man (Rolling Stones)

    Memo From Turner (Mick Jagger)

    Give It Up Or Let Me Go (Bonnie Raitt)

    Bubblegum (Baby Woodrose)

    Anyday (Derek and the Dominos)

    Music Bed: Dark Is The New Night (Ry Cooder)


Comments (9)

  • Steed Colliss

    Great show !!! "Lola", "All along the Watchtower", "Plynth", "Saturday Night", "Smile on Me"... Moby Grape, Kinks, Yardbirds, Jeff Beck... Keep it coming...


    So I hear this will be a two parter. Good, it gives you a chance to make up for omissions. I certainly hope that a series on tone will include the work of Carlos Santana.
    Jimi Hendrix should have a full set devoted to him. Otherwise, I heartily approve of most choices,especially for Eric. His influences like Freddie King need more coverage. Will you exploit the differences between the Strat vs Gibson sound? I would have put Nowhere Man and Free Ride together in a clean Strat set. Keep up the good work

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    Let's See Now. Guitar Tone & Texture! ALL RIGHT! Finally, that Elusive, Enigmatic show that you have spoken of for about a year now. Needless to say, another truly EXCELLENT 5 Star SPECIAL that will be played & studied over for a few times, at least. Thank You Very Much, Little Steven, for such an enjoyable, entertaining, and truly Educational show about Guitar Tone & Texture. Pt. 1 of 2. And I would certainly like to Thank The Administrator for getting the show up in the Archives so's I can play it over and over! GOOD WORK! O.K. LOTZA ground to cover here so let's at it. Show # 577. Guitar Tone! Part 1. Set 1. Opening with She Said by The Beatles. After an excellent introduction by you, Little Steven, explaining why the vast array of guitar tones & textures of the 50's and 60's could never be duplicated now due to the homogenized digital soundz. Set 1 focused on "clean" tone. The George Harrison Exacta was completed with Nowhere Man by The Beatles. The Byrds declare Have You Seen Her Face? while The Woggles display their unique guitar tone with Baby I'll trust You When You're Dead. From THIS decade, believe it or not! The Young Rascals give us I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore and bringing the 1st set to a close is The Hollies with I'm Alive, which, as you said, Stevie, displayed the "natural-organic" tone. Excellent musical bed of Green Onions with the cool guitar tones of Mr. Steve Cropper. Set 2 opens with the very beautiful Musical Bed by the Yardbirds with White Summer. Opening the set with some cool distortion provided by Mr. Eric Clapton, during his "Clapton Is God" days when he played with John Mayall & The Blues Breakers. the tune here is Steppin' out. Archtype 60's fuzztone! I think it is safe to say that almost ALL of us can remember when we 1st heard THAT cool tune. More Clapton with Smile On Me when he was with The Yardbirds. Steve Stills when he was with The Buffalo Springfield give us Special Care the Moby grape close out the set with Can't Be So Bad which is then followed by the excellent M.Bed by Dick Dale & the Del tones with Miserlou. Set 3. The "Funky" set. Rhinoceros, led by the funky tones of Danny Weisz, climb to Top Of The Ladder. I must admit, however, that Rhinoceros was one group that eluded me during the 60's. But Not NOW! Time for Mr. Jeff Beck to enter our picture with Plynth when he was with the Jeff Beck Group. Enter Rick Derringer with Free Ride while with The Edgar Winter Group. Closing out set 3 with Just Like Me by Paul Revere & The Raiders which was nicely followed by Hideaway by John Mayall & The Blues Breakers. Set 4 opened with the coolest song of the week by the Trashed Romeos with Hold It Baby. Now you introduce the "acoustic tones", which open with Bluebird by The Buffalo Springfield, which features nice playing by Mr. Stephen Stills. Truly Excellent Stuff! Moving along to Mr. Ray Davies with Lola by The Kinks. Moving along to a nice 12 string acoustic playing by Keith Richards & The Rolling Stones with Congradulations. All Along the Watchtower, which was written by Mr. Bob Dylan, as done by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, with help from Mr. Dave Mason. Truly Incredible TONES!! Bob Dylan, himself, has gone on record to say that he truly loved this version. Closing the acoustic set 4 with Beck's Bolero, as only Jeff beck could play it, while with The Jeff Beck Group. Now those are some truly INCREDIBLE guitar tones! Putting the set to sleep with The Musical Bed By Cream with Cat's Squirrel. More Clapton soundz. Nice sound bytes when you bring up Lenny Bruce's "Just Hold It", and also mention Drummer's songwriting, as well as play some of last year's excellent interview with Keith Richards. Set 5. Celebrating "slide guitar" tones. Opening the set with Mr. Elmore James serving up Dust My Broom. BEST SLIDE EVER!? You can argue between Elmore and Mr. Robert Johnson. I don't want to start trouble here but I'm siding with Elmore. I Better Duck! Nice sound byte from the excellent film "Ghost World" with Nucky Thompson, I mean Steve Buscemi, with "I Hate Sports". Excellent flick from 2001! RENT IT! BUY IT! ENJOY IT! From 1963, I Wanna Be Your Man, with Keith again, by The Rolling Stones. Truly incredible slide as provided by Mr. Ry Cooder with Memo From Turner, by the Rolling Stones, from the very trippy flick "Performance" from 1970. MANDATED REPEATED VIEWINGS for ALL Underground Garage Members. The very elegant Bonnie Raitt, from her 2nd L.P., Give It Up, from 1972. Do You know ANY OTHER WOMAN who could play slide like Bonnie? I CERTAINLY DON'T! Cool new stuff from Baby Woodrose with Bubblegum. More heavy lifting from Lorenzo Woodrose. Incredible slide by the Truly, Late, Great, Duane Allman, when he was with Derek and The Dominos with ANYDAY. And putting the 5th set and truly Excellent show to sleep with the very nice Musical Bed provided by Ry Cooder with Dark Is the Night. I think I made the mistake but please forgive as it was Mr. Brian Jones playing Excellent Slide on I Wanna Be Your Man. Sorry People. Once again, I would like to repeat how EXCELLENT the show was, Little Steven! I am now DROOLING for Pt. 2 of Guitar tone! Thanks, Little Steven, for a truly excellent show which also was very enlightening, to say the least. Also,I think that your support of your new sponsor, UAVIP, is indeed, an ExCELLENT move towards supporting our Veterans when they return from their tours of duty. To all who live IN & FOR, The Underground Garage, Peace Be With YOU! EEYAHH!! SMRZ!!

  • James Aubrey Griffin

    A show meant for ROCK GRAD school. 2X THANX for remembering the tone of Ms. Bonnie Raitt

  • michael j farrelly

    Baby, I'll Trust You When You're Dead, words to live by and which to dance.

  • Richard Kline

    Yes, fantastic show. Thank you for the instruction.

  • Ron Lynch

    Ya know I can't pick a fav set because they are all so damm good. Thanks Stevie good tones

  • jcjohnson63

    sorry i'm late but i LOVE THIS SHOW!!!! can't wait for part II!!!! great education for all. even me!!!! and i play guitar!!!

  • Mooko Marx

    That slide set is EPIC.

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