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Show 581 - The Who

Show 581 - The Who

Air Date:

Monday, 20 May 2013

Hey baby, Little Steven here, and this weekend we are celebrating the Who.

To help us we are bringing the Kinks, the Ramones, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Les Fleur De Lys, and the Jam.

Find out where Sonny Boy Williamson was in 1951.

It’s all happening 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

    Anyway Anyhow Anywhere (Who)

    Musical Bed: Cobwebs & Strange (Who)

    My Generation (Who)

    Till The End Of The Day (Kinks)

    Substitute (Ramones)

    Finest Woman (Rod Stewart)

    Musical Bed: I’m Stranded (Southern Culture On The Skids)


    Set 2

    Musical Bed: Quadrophenia (Who)

    Out In The Street (Who)

    So Sad About Us (Jam)

    Eyesight To The Blind (Sonny Boy Williamson)

    Hold It Baby (Trashed Romeos)

    Rain (Beatles)

    Musical Bed: Sea n’ Shore (Krontjong Devils)


    Set 3

    Musical Bed: Underture (Who)

    I’m The Face (High Numbers)

    The Good’s Gone (Who)

    Barbara Ann (Beach Boys)

    The Right (Wyldlife)

    As Tears Go By (Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra)

    Musical Bed: The Ox (Who)


    Set 4

    Musical Bed: Warp Man (Who)

    Smartphone (Bayonets)

    Run Run Run (Who)

    I Can’t Explain (David Bowie)

    Please Don’t Wake Me (Cinderellas)

    Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran)

    Musical Bed: Jack’s Day Off (Waitcoats)


    Set 5

    Musical Beds: Dogs Pt. 2 (Who)

    I Can See For Miles (Who)

    Start Sinning (John & Brittany)

    Circles (Les Fleur De Lys)

    A Quick One (While He’s Away) (Who)

    Musical Bed: The Casbah (Los Straitjackets)

Comments (10)

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    Thank You Very Much, Little Steven, for a long-awaited, tribute to one of our favorite bands-The Who! The Who? YES-The Who! Certainly deserves it's five stars! Nice intro & background about their early, formative years. In fine celebration of Pete Townsend's 68th birthday on May 19th! O.K. Show # 581. The Who. Set 1. Highlights include: Anyway Anyhow Anywhere, followed by their ground-breaking My Generation. Both from their 1st L.P. from 1965. The Kinks join in with their 1965 hit, Till The End Of The Day. The Ramones deliver Substitute from their 1992 release "Acid Eaters". And Rod Stewart closes the 1st set with cool new rocking stuff Finest Woman. Great to hear Rod sounding like Rod The Mod again. Very cool sound byte by Townsend revealing how he feels when he's performing. Happy Birthday Pete! Set 2. The Who tells what it's like Out In The Street. The 70's punkers The Jam, led by Paul Weller, deliver a very cool version of So Sad About Us. Sonny Boy Williamson delivers with Eyesight to The Blind, from way back in 1951. As you said, Little Steven, the only cover version on The Who's Masterpiece "Tommy". The Trashed Romeos remind us of Lenny Bruce as they beg Hold It Baby. And The Beatles close the 2nd set with Rain where we hear John singing backwards on the end of the song. Moving along to set 3 where we celebrate both The Mods as well as The Who. Nice background about Pete Meedon who introduced The Who to all things Mod. Opening with The High Numbers and I'm The Face, which as you said, Stevie, was a riff directly borrowed by Slim Harpo. The Who follow with their excellent tune The Good's Gone from 1965. Nice sound byte from Mr. Brian Wilson which leads to The Beach Boys and their version of Barbara Ann, which was also covered by The Who, themselves. Wyldlife are proclaiming The Right so let's give it to them. The Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra close out set 3 with their lovely version of As Tears Go By. I'm sure that Mick, Keith, and the other Rolling Stones are quite pleased with that nice version. Set 4. Coolest song of the week by The Bayonets with Smartphone. Nice background by you, Little Steven, schoolin' us about the origins of how The Who got into their instrument-destruction Mode! Like so many other things, it all began as an innocent accident. WHO KNEW? More Who follow with their excellent Run Run Run from 1966. Mr. David Bowie contributes I Can't Explain from his cool 1973 covers L.P. "Pinups". A very cool version, David! The Cinderellas beg Please Don't Wake Me. Eddie Cochran closes the 4th set with his original Summertime Blues, which was also covered by The Who. Set 5 opens with your exclusive version of The Who's rare single I Can See For Miles, which you can only hear on The Underground Garage. Thanks, Stevie! Nice sound byte by The Who and their "Great Shakes" commercial, which is also quite rare. John And Brittany wanna Start Sinning. One of the greatest groups that so few EVER heard of, Les Fleurs De Lys contribute their great version of Circles, which was also known as Instant Party, recorded 1st by The Who. I would stongly recommend that people seek out the excellent compilation by Les Fleurs De Lys titled "Reflections". Try Amazon. I give you my own personal guarantee. You will NOT be sorry! If you don't know about that excellent group-you certainly Should! And very appropriately closing both the 5th set and the excellent show with The Who with A Quick One(While He's Away). This version taken from The Who's excellent "Live At Leeds". And that's about it for our dedication to both The Who, as well as the tribute to our "Favorite Nose On A Stick", as you called him, Little Steven, in celebration of Mr. Pete Townsend's 68th birthday, which occured on May 19. So that's it for another 5 Star Saturday Night! Thank You So Much, Little Steven, as well as to The Administrator, for getting the show up into The Archives. GOOD WORK!! And I would also like to commend your excellent new sponsor, the United Association. UAVIP! They are providing both training and jobs for our Veterans, helping to fill a much needed void! WAY TO GO! Well, I guess that's it for another week. I guess I'll see you next week when we shall be celebrating the early arrival of The Summer Scene. To all who live IN and FOR The Underground Garage-Peace Be With You! EEYAHH! SMRZ!!

    • James Aubrey Griffin

      You're a good man, Robert Smarse - WHOever you are, But you leave us LITTLE more to say

      • Richard Kline

        Danke schoen, Professor Smarse. The station, as always, played ultra psychedelic smoking rock last night.......2300 to 2400 hours PST. Made it easy to stay wake!

      • Robert P Smarse Jr.

        Thank You Very Much! I appreciate the feedback. I'm glad that you enjoyed my review. Thanks again, sincerely, SMRZ!!

      • Robert P Smarse Jr.

        Why Thank You Very Much for the kind words. I try my best. Thanks again, Sincerely, SMRZ!

      • Robert P Smarse Jr.

        Why Thank You Very Much for the kind words. I try my best. Thanks again, sincerely, SMRZ!!

  • ArthurAllen

    It's no mystery why the inferior version of "I Can See For Miles" is used on the CD releases. It's because they use the stereo version. I had heard about the differences between stereo and mono mixes of '60s songs before I started listening to this show, but I never got a chance to really think about it until I had some examples to listen to. Now I know. The mono mixes are more subtle, and they sound more like contemporary mixes. Stereo mixes in the '60s were meant for HiFi owners who, until recently, had to buy ping-pong ball sound effect records to show off their system. Stereo rock songs from this era are no less gimmicky. But, because record execs are just bright enough to realize that CDs are in stereo, and these mixes are also in stereo, these are the mixes we're stuck with as the definitive versions.

    I got into this show because it features music my dad likes. I actually remember when my dad first listened on headphones to the stereo version of "I Can See For Miles," and said, "It's like the drummer is moving around in your head!" I listened to it, and even as a kid I noticed that the effect seemed artificial. I now know the effect is appropriately called "pot pan" stereo.

  • jcjohnson63

    i just want to thank you for the who tribute. one of the all time best bands ever!!! keep up the good work mr. administrator for posting!!!

  • Ron Lynch

    Another great show, Who knew. Start Sinning (John & Brittany) this may win my vote for 2013.
    Thanks Stevie, keep rockin.

  • greggie434

    Andrew Loog Oldham's version of As Tears Go Buy was so so good!!!!!

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