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Show 580 - Motherly Love

Show 580 - Motherly Love

Air Date:

Monday, 13 May 2013

Hey baby, Little Steven here.

You know what week this is, don’t you?

That’s right, mama mia, it’s Mother’s Day.

Joining us will be such mother lovers as Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Moby Grape, and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles.

Come find out what the Runaways, Little Walter, and the Rutles have in common.

We have more records by the Mother’s Of Invention than you have heard in the last ten years.

It’s a mother loving good time this weekend in the world’s only Rock n’ Roll dance party on the radio.

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

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  • Playlist:

    Set 1:

    Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby (Rolling Stones)

    Musical Bed: Arrow Space (Davie Allen & the Arrows)

    Mama Said (Shirelles)

    Mommy’s Little Monster (Social Distortion)

    That’s Alright Mama (Elvis Presley)

    Mother One Track Mind (Soundtrack Of Our Lives)

    Goose Step Mama (Rutles)

    Musical Bed:

    A. Can of Electrodes (Evan Foster)

    B. They Call Me Big Mama (Big Mama Thornton)


    Set 2:

    Musical Bed: Mr. Green Genes (Frank Zappa)

    Motherly Love (Mothers Of Invention)

    Bubblegum (Baby Woodrose)

    Hungry Freaks Daddy (Mothers Of Invention)

    Tell Mama (Etta James)

    My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama (Frank Zappa & the Mothers Of Invention)

    Musical Bed:

    A. Dialed In (Preston Wayne 4)

    B. Forty Years Old And I’m Living In My Mom’s Garage (Austin Lounge Lizards)


    Set 3:

    Musical Bed: The Wild One (Leith Stevens)

    Everybody Loves A Clown (Gary Lewis & the Playboys)

    (What’s So Funny Bout) Peace, Love, & Understanding (Elvis Costello)

    Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes) (Dee Dee Sharp)

    Comes & Goes (Connection

    Tears Of A Clown (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles)

    Musical Bed:

    A. Bambora Stomp (the Bamboras)

    B. Bohemian Rapsody (Queen)


    Set 4:

    Musical Bed: Mama Tried (Merle Haggard)

    Finest Woman (Rod Stewart)

    Bad Boy (Beatles)

    Tell Me Mama (Little Walter)

    The Right! (Wyldlife)

    Hey Grandma (Moby Grape)

    Musical Bed:

    A. Frankenstomp (Satan’s Pilgrims)

    B. Angelina Zoom Zoom (Louis Prima)


    Set 5:

    Musical Bed:

    A. I’m In Love With Paula Pierce (The Mr. T Experience)

    B. Revenge (Kinks)

    Chew Chew Fee FI Fum (Goldie & the Gingerbreads)

    Never Thought You’d Leave Me (Pleasure Seekers)

    I Love Playin’ With Fire (Runaways)

    La La Land (Go-Go’s)

    In & Out Of My Life In A Day (Pandoras)

    Some Day Soon (Palmyra Delran)

    Musical Bed:

    A. Glad To See You Go (Ramonetures)

    B. My Mammy (Al Jolson)

Comments (9)

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    WOWEE ZOWEE! MAMMA MIA! MAMMA MIA! You did it again, Little Steven! Another 5 Star Masterpiece! Actually, it sounded like the same Mother's Day show as last year. Actually, it was-except for the cool new tunes. And I would like to Thank The Administrator for getting the show up into The Archives within 72 hours. EXCELLENT WORK! If my computer is still working tommorow, I promise to post my Comment/Review! I know that you are all out there drooling in anticipation. See You Then... EEYAHH!! SMRZ!!

  • Steed Colliss

    This monday, May 13, was the last broadcast of an Underground Garage precursor: Rock Thérapie which aired on the Université de Montréal radio station CISM 89,3fm in Montréal, Québec... The show aired every monday nights from 7 to 8pm for the past twelve years...

    The show always opened with Johnny Burnette Trio's "Rock Therapy"... It covered rock'n'roll music from its beginning to now... From rock'n'roll to rockabilly, to psychobilly, surf music, to garage rock...

    To confirm what Little Steven says about the Ramones being the central point (being influenced by everyone before them and influencing everyone after them), the radio show host mentionned the following in the last broadcast (translated from French): "If not for the Ramones, I don't know if I would be where I am today musically..."

    A big thank you to Pascal Jean who hosted the show for all those years...

    • greggie434

      Steed, is there any way to listen to Pascal's shows on the web? I seen Johnny Burnette's son Billy play at the Tower Theatre just out side of Philadelphia in the mid to late 70's.

      • Steed Colliss

        There should be a continuity to the radio show on the web... The best is to look up rocktherapiecism893 on facebook... It was podcasted on iTunes, but it did not have the old episodes...

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    Well, my computer is still working so I've gotta follow through with my promises. Here We Go. Show # 580. Motherly Love. Another excellent show that actually deserves 6 Stars for all things Motherly. Set 1. Nice introduction by you, Little Steven, schoolin' us about that early RRiot Girrl, Anna Jarvis, who persuaded President Woodrow Wilson way back in 1914, to declare the 2nd Sunday in May as Mother's Day. How very nice. Opening with Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby? by The Rolling Stones all decked out in women's clothing. There's even a Nurse! wonder if she's a RN. Quite the picture sleeve, guys! I also had my doubts about the very cool song until about the 3rd listening back in September, 1966.Strange looking women, to say the least. The Shirelles declare Mamma Said, from way back in 1961. Social Distortion want to be Mommy's Little Monster who turned out to be Elvis Presley who reassured his Mother with That's Alright, Mamma.As you all well know, Elvis had a very special relationship with HIS Mother.Soundtrack Of Our Lives come all the way from Sweden to give us Mother One Track Mind. And closing out the 1st set with Mr. Neil Innes & The Rutles with Goose Step Mamma. Nice sound byte by your Mother, Stevie, who wants you to leave The Underground Garage and get a REAL JOB. PLEASE DON'T! Also that Psycho Norman Bates declares "A boy's best friend is his Mother. Norman and his Mother were Very Close! Set 2. Dedicated to Mr. Frank Zappa, opens with Motherly Love, as given to us by the Mother's Of Invention from their excellent L.P. "Freak-Out", from 1966. I remember playing that L.P. while I was in the dorms at Salem State Colege, in Salem, Mass. Actually very appropriate for THAT very strange city with it's rather stange history. No cursing For 24 hours, It's Mother's Day! Mr. Lorenzo Woodrose, aka Baby Woodrose, who comes all the way from Copenhagen, Denmark, to give us Bubblegum, which is actually the B side from his very cool new single. More heavy-lifting by Lorenzo who always smokes 'em and provides his Lysergic Rush, as well. Now why are you playing the B side to the very cool Light Up Your Mind, Little Steven? Very nice picture sleeve that reminds one of his 2012 L.P."Third Eye Surgery". Sorry, Maharag Of Garage, you are the BOSS!! Continued Weirdness from Zappa & The Mothers with Hungry Freaks, Daddy. Also from Freak-Out! "Help-I'm A Rock"! Etta James wants to Tell Mamma, from 1968. And closing the groovy 2nd set with more Mothers Of Invention and My guitar Wants to Kill Your Mamma, but in a good way. From their "Weasles Ripped My Flesh" L.P. Strange cover. I Love it but MY MOTHER didn't, but she still let me hang it up in my room. Yes, I agree, Little Steven, Zappa was the closest thing we ever came to a Rock N' Roll Duke Ellington. Good news to all! Zappa's catalogue is now available once agsain as legal matters have been fixed. I'm still looking for the "200 Motels" soundtrack on cd. Any help out there-Please! Set 3 dedicated to Freak Of the Week, Mr. Hugh Romney, aka Wavy Gravy. I met Wavy at Woodstock but it wasn't due to a bad trip as I only did WEED and SPEED for that weekend. I was told early on to stay away from The BAD ACID! Hog Farm interaction-only! Imagine letting Bob Dylan crash at your pad and then lending him your typewriter to write the lyrics to "A Hard Rains Gonna Fall"? Quite the Freak. Very kind-hearted. Kicking off the set with Everybody Loves A Clown by Gary Lewis & The Playboys while that OTHER Elvis, Mr. Costello, asks (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? Very Good Question! REALLY! "Where Is the Harmony"? Dee Dee Sharp wants some Gravy for My Mashed Potatoes. I wonder if it's Wavy? Smokey Robinson & The Miracles cry over Tears Of A Clown. And the late Freddie Mercury declares MOMMA MIA! MOMMA MIA!, with Queen from their epic "Bohemian Rhapsody". Moving forward into set 4, we get The Coolest Song Of the Week as done by Rod Stewart with Finest Woman. Nice to hear Rod rocking away again. You can almost hear The Faces behind him. Welcome Back Rod! the Beatles wanna be a Bad Boy, skipping school and not doing homework and all. A very fine Larry Williams composition. As you said , Stevie, Larry was only 1 of 5 writers covered by BOTH The Beatles AND The Rolling Stones. A very select group! The best harp player ever, Little Walter, delivers Tell Me Mamma, from WAY back in 1953, after he left Muddy Waters. Wyldlife want The Right to rock N' roll. Give it to them! The truly incredible Moby Grape deliver Hey Grandma, from their debut L.P. from 1967. You know the one that the record execs decided to release 5 45's all at the same time. Not too Swift! The 4th set closes with 2 very cool Musical Beds. 1st, we get Satan's Pilgrims with Frankenstomp, which is then followed by Mr. Louis Prima with Angelina Zoom Zoom. 2 very cool tunes on their own. Set 5 opens 1st with you schoolin' us about the late Paula Pierce, who fronted The Pandoras. A tragic Loss! And I stll can't find that PSYCHEDELIC SLUTS bootleg. Can anybody help me with that? The 5th set is dedicated to All-Girl Garage Rock. Quite appropriate fo this week's theme.Musically, we open with the very 1st all-girl group who played their own instruments, which would be Goldie & The Gingerbreads with Choo Choo Fee Fi Fum from way back in 1962. the very 1st Mothers of Garage Rock. The group was fronted by Genya Ravan, who was born in Lodz, Poland in 1942 as Goldie Zelkowitz. She survived The Nazi Holocaust and moved to a Jewish Ghetto in New York's Lower East Side. She dropped out of high school and ran with teenage gangs. In 1969, She changed her name to Genya Ravan. A Truly Incredible Story! I would highly recommend her excellent book "Lollipop Lounge", which is also portrayed in her 2012 cd "Cheesecake Girl". former coolest song of the week "Cobblestones/Rolling Stones describes the group's 1965 tour with The Rolling Stones where she name-checks various British Invasion groups such as the Kinks, The Animals, and The Who. MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! The Runaways, led by Joan Jett declare I Love Playing With Fire. But Don't Get Burnt! The Go-Gos describe La La Land, which is then followed by the previously mentioned Paula Pierce leading the Pandoras with In & Out Of My Life In A Day. Cool new stuff by Palmyra Delran who declares "Time To Shake That Fanny", Little Steven, and then delivers with Someday Soon. Nice Musical Bed by Al Jolson declaring My Mammy, which brings the close to The Mothers of Garage-Rock set and the excellent show, as well. A very cool sound byte by Mr. James Cagney with "Top Of the World-Ma", from the excellent film "White Heat". Now I shall go into Psychoanalytic ramifications of the Mother-Son dynamics. Oh-No! Just Kidding-Folks! I would like to Thank You again Very Much, Little Steven, for the truly Excellent show. And maybe next week we shall be celebrating Mr. Bob Dylan's birthday, which is May 24. Once again, I commend you very highly for promoting your new sponsors, UAVIP. The United Association of Veterans In Piping, who are providing much training to our Veterans in order to find them jobs in the Piping Industry which is filling a vast void, which is much needed and appreciated. Now don't forget to call your Mothers! As well as all who served as mothers to you. After All, if it wasn't for Your Mothers, then there woudn't be a YOU! See You next week! To All who live IN and FOR, the Underground Garage, Peace Be With You! EEYAHH!! SMRZ!!

  • Ron Lynch

    Wicked show for the mothers out there. Thanks Stevie keep rockin

  • jcjohnson63

    great update!! and good to hear Rod is back rocking!! been TOOOOOO long!!

  • michael j farrelly

    As Little Steven says, “Rascals, Baby. Who’s cooler than them? Nobody, that’s who.”
    I was lucky enough to catch Once Upon a Dream this weekend, fantastic.

  • ArthurAllen

    Is this the first show in which the new Coolest Songs of the World were dropped directly in to an existing show, along with announcing from different sessions that were also dropped in a little awkwardly? Once I realized several months into this, I suspected this practice started during production of the second season of Lilyhammer, so I started searching for sure around here. It's too bad Steve can't devote more care to the radio show, but we've got lots of other great things from him in the meantime.

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