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Show 578 - Tone! Part 2

Show 578 - Tone! Part 2

Air Date:

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Hey baby, Little Steven here, come join us this weekend in the Underground Garage for our celebration of tone and texture - Part 2.

We’re gonna explore the coolest distortion ever to make it into The Top 40, who invented the Leslie guitar, crazy Rockabilly riffs and we’re all gonna bow down and kiss the Fuzz-Tone.

As we are joined by, of course, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Kinks The Electric Flag, Jeff Beck, Brian Setzer and Gene Vincent and The Blue Caps.

Come discover what Ricky Nelson, Bonzo, and The Chiffons have in common.  As we check out the coolest tones and textures in Rock and Roll history. The sounds that make the hairs stand up on your arms. The sounds that make you dance, make you think, make you wanna have sex – it’s all this weekend in the Underground Garage

I will see you this weekend, in the world’s only Rock and Roll dance party on the radio.

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  • Playlist:

    Set 1:
    (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)
    Musical Bed: Third Stone From The Sun (Jimi Hendrix)           
    All Day And All Of The Night (Kinks)
    Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Rolling Stones)
    Hold It Baby (Trashed Romeos)
    Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf)
    I Can See For Miles (Who)
    Musical Bed: Rumble (Link Wray)

    Set 2:
    Musical Bed: Peter’s Trip (Electric Flag)
    I Have A Boyfriend (Chiffons)
    Its Only Love (Beatles)
    Bubblegum (Baby Woodrose)
    Badge (Cream)
    Bold As Love (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
    Good Times Bad Times (Led Zeppelin)
    Musical Bed:
    A. Walk Don’t Run (Ventures)
    B. Have I The Right (Honeycombs)

    Set 3:
    Musical Bed: 2120 South Michigan Ave. (Rolling Stones)
    Killing Floor (Howlin’ Wolf)
    Killing Floor (Electric Flag)
    Comes and Goes (Connection)
    Crosscut Saw (Albert King)
    Crossfire (Stevie Ray Vaughn)
    Musical Bed: Glad (Traffic)

    Set 4:
    Musical Bed: Dance On (Shadows)
    Some Day Soon (Palmyra Delran)
    Musical Bed: That’s All Right Mama (Scotty Moore)
    Travelin’ Man (Ricky Nelson)
    Walkin’ By Myself (Paul Butterfield Blues Band)
    Race With The Devil (Gene Vincent & his Blue Caps)
    Twenty Flight Rock (Jeff Beck with Brian Setzer)
    Musical Bed: Soul Sacrifice (Santana)

    Set 5:
    Musical Bed: I’m Branded (Link Wray)
    Heart Full Of Soul (Yardbirds)
    19th Nervous Breakdown (Rolling Stones)
    Start Sinning (John & Brittany)
    Psychotic Reaction (Count 5)
    Summertime Blues (Blue Cheer)
    Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
    Musical Bed: Apricot Brandy (Rhinoceros)

Comments (13)

  • Bruce Robert Bowman

    Great show, listen every Saturday. Was thinking about how many cities in the U.S. had garages that turned into rock and roll venues, and a possible show on that?

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    Let's see now. Guitar Tone & Texture! Pt 2 of 2! Thank You Very Much, Little Steven, for Pt. 2, of your excellent 5 Star special that has All Underground Garage Members jumping for joy over the truly great shows! I also would like to Thank the Administrator for getting the show up into the Archives so quickly so that we can play over and over again, GOOD WORK!! Now we are all caught up. Sense a secure feeling of Closure Now. Opening show # 578, guitar Tone & Texture with Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones, which opened our TOP 40 DISTORTION Set 1. Very astute observations by you, Little Steven, for pointing out the Truth about both Mick Jaggar AND Bob Dylan Not having great voices BUT both being great singers that we could always identify with. Voices that I was raised with and will forever be firmly embedded in my Gray Matter! Yeah Baby! I hope that all UG members will forgive me this week if I skip some of the cool new soundz to mainly focus on the theme of this week's show. After the Stones, we hear The Kinks with All Day And All Of The Night. Very nicely followed by The Stones again with Jumpin' Jack Flash. Steppenwolf give us their truly great Masterpiece that we all know and Love which would be Born To Be Wild. The Who give us I Can See For Miles from their 1967 Masterpiece "The Who Sell Out", which also happens to be my fav Who L.P. Mr. Link Wray closes the 1st set in the background during your wrap-up with Rumble. Moving along to set 2 which featured The Leslie sound. Now who came up with that idea of attaching to the spinning speaker? You give credit to I Have A Boyfriend by The Chiffons. Excellent sound-to be sure! The Beatles provide us with their example with It's Only Love. Lorenzo Woodrose aka Baby Woodrose provide us with some Bubblegum, all the way from Denmark. Good ole Bad Afro Records. Lorenzo still providing the Heavy Lifting. Cream, with Badge, which was co-written by Eric Clapton and George Harrison, from their "Goodbye" L.P. Good Times, Bad times by Led Zeppelin, which was preceded by Jimi Hendrix Experience with Bold As Love. Closing the 2nd set with The Ventures with Walk Don't Run by the Ventures which was followed by the sample you played of Have I The Right by the Honeycombs, which, as you mentioned, Stevie, was produced by the enigmatic, dark, genuis of the Late Great Joe Meek. Joe did not have to record the flushing toilet and play it back in reverse like he did with the ground-breaking Telstar. Moving along to set 3, which, as you said, Stevie, was labeled "Fathers And Sons", and starting with the blues soundz of Mr. Howlin' with Killing Floor which was then followed by the version done by the Electric Flag with excellent axe work provided by Mike Bloomfield. Opening that specific version you hear the voice of our controversial Ex-President Lyndon Baines Johnson aka LBJ. Always got a laff from hearing his spiteful voice, even though his escalation of The Vietnam War was certainly NO JOKE! All those people dying for WHAT? But I digress. Should leave politics OUT of The Underground Garage. Sorry People-Really I am! Mr. Albert King provides us with Crosscut Saw while SRV, Mr. Stevie Ray Vaughn, gives us Crossfire. Now SRV was an example of excellent Guitar Tone done in the 80's. Probably nobody else could do that. Closing out set 3 would be Glad by Traffic. Nice sound byte provided by Mr. Dick Dale, who is still with us, who proclaims the Underground Garage as a "bitchin' place to be". Very Cool Indeed! Set 4, continuing the Fathers And Sons theme with Rockabilly Soundz. Whoa-Can't leave out the coolest song of the week by Palmyra Delran with Someday Soon. Opening the Rockabilly set would be Scotty Moore with That's All Right Mama presented as a musical bed. Mr. Ricky Nelson provides us with Travelin' Man with the nice soundz of Mr. James Burton. Paul Butterfield gives us Walkin' By Myself. Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps wanna Race With the Devil, while a cool version of the Eddie Cochran classic, Twenty Flight Rock, as presented by Jeff Beck with Brian Setzer, from the excellent tribute to Mr. Les Paul, who, as he provided in his sound byte "invented the electric guitar". Closing out set 4 and putting it to bed would be Mr. Carlos Santana with Soul Sacrifice. Now I don't want to start any controversy here BUT there are many who feel that Carlos should have been given some more playing time on these 2 shows but, as you well know, Stevie, "YOU Can't Please EVERYBODY"!! Time for me to duck again! "Put That Knife Down-PLEASE"!? Set 5. More famous riffs-to be sure! Starting with a sitar version that mutated into the more familiar fuzz-tone version of Heart Full Of Soul by The Yardbirds with axe provided by Mr. Jeff Beck. I must admit that I've NEVER heard that beginning sitar version before. Moving along to that famous riff of 19th Nervous Breakdown by The Rolling Stones. Now to that very sneaky sound byte from the 2000 film "American Psycho" as provided by Mr. Christian Bale, just before he was to cutup with a REAL AXE, one of his guests, as he spewed about the virtues of Huey Lewis & The News and their 1987 tune "Hip To Be Square". Now this is pre-Batman Bale, of course. Very clever of you, Little Steven, to tie that into Count Five and their very cool riff that opened Psychotic Reaction. Now did the class get that one? How many on 1st listening? Moving along to Blue Cheer with the very 1st Heavy Metal tune Summertime Blues, which was originally done by Eddie Cochran. Feedback opening by Jimi Hendrix Experience leading into Foxy Lady. And putting the truly excellent show to Bed Musically would be Rhinoceros with Apricot Brandy. And now School is officially OUT!! Once again, I can't express exactly how much I truly enjoyed and learned from these 2 Excellent shows devoted to Guitar Tones and Textures. A True Masterpiece! Thank You So Much, Little Steven! I stand in awe at your Genuis! Also would like to acknowledge your excellent choice of sponsors being UAVIP, which is providing valuable training to our returning Veterans, and helping them acquire jobs in the Piping Industry. WAY TO GO! STEEVAREENO! Now, I must be going. To all who live IN and FOR, the Underground Garage, Peace Be With You! EEYAHH! SMRZ!!

    • rivardm

      Hey!!!! Long time no electronic talk. The past 2 weeks were some of the best in the history of the Undergound Garage! Not since the Springsteen in studio shows has there been a more captivating special. Steven's descriptions and history of songs that I have grown bored and tired of due to years of overplay on FM have me rethinking and appreciating them rightfully. I am sharing these shows with my 18 year-old son so he too can appreciate these important and wonderful tunes and the beauty of them. I hope you are doing well in New England and ae recovering from the bombings. So sad. I hate terrorists and cancer. Love big and live healthy! - Big Mike

      • Robert P Smarse Jr.

        HELLO Big Mike! certainly good to hear from you. How are things in the Midwest? I hope that you are well. I totally agree with you about the past 2 shows. EXCELLENT-fer sure! YEAH-those Boston Bombings were a real bummer. To say the least! At least they caught them. Those 48-72 hours after the incident were harrowing. I was at the Red Sox game on Patriot's Day. Getting out of Boston was total MADNESS! I ended up staying in Beantown until Wednesday. Great to hear from you Big Guy! STAY BIG!! Take Care and Peace Be With You! SMRZ!!

  • James Aubrey Griffin

    GRAD ROCK 502 - will there be course 503? So nice to have a visit from the ghosts of Eddie, Jimi, and Dicky , plus the LIVE ONE by Jeff & Brian. Standing ovation for Professor Steven


    What no Santana!! Pity!

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.

      I knew that this was a sensitive issue. At least Santana is in the musical bed that ends set 4 with Soul Sacrifice! SMRZ!!

  • rivardm

    Hey everyone...as SMRZ likes to remind us be to let Little Steven and the team know how much you appreciate the show by voting with the 5 star system above. Peace people!

  • Ron Lynch

    Nice set one with, Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf) Just got the bike out today for a shake down run. Start Sinning (John & Brittany)very cool one. All good though on this show.
    Thanks Stevie, keep rockin

  • michael j farrelly

    Is there a part 3? I thought Bruce's 12 string acoustic slide of the raw Born In the USA would make the list.

    • rivardm

      Oh yes...that is a good one, Michael.

  • jcjohnson63

    just getting caught up! LOVE IT!!!! should be a class in high school!!!! thank you mr. administrator person!! keep up the good work!!!!

  • scapolli

    i love these achived shows. we dont get the show on the weekends like we used to, damn shame. love the show.

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