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Show 583 - Sgt. Pepper!

Show 583 - Sgt. Pepper!

Air Date:

Tuesday, 04 June 2013

Hey baby, Little Steven here with our weekly Underground Garage pop quiz.

What is the greatest album of all time?

Yeah not bad…Uh huh…Maybe…I don’t think so…

We are going with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and we are celebrating its birthday this week.

Joining us will be all the other artists on the charts at the same time the week of Sgt. Pepper’s release.

Including Otis Redding, the Lovin’ Spoonful, the Tremolos, the Turtles, the Animals, the Hollies, the Easybeats, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, and the Grass Roots.

Brand new music from the Anderson Council, the Bayonets, the Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra, the Trashed Romeos, and Palmyra Delran.

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  • Playlist:

    Set 1:

    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Big Daddy)

    Musical Bed: Within You Without You (Alan Lorber)

    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Beatles)

    With A Little Help From Our Friends (Beatles)

    Smartphone (Bayonets)

    It’s Cold Outside (Choir)

    When The Drugs Kick In (Del Lords)

    Shake (Otis Redding)

    Musical Bed:

    A. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Les Fradkin)

    B. Somebody To Love (Jefferson Airplane)


    Set 2:

    Musical Bed: Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite (Jeff Decker Quartet)

    Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Beatles)

    Some Day Soon (Palmyra Delran)

    Six O’Clock (Lovin’ Spoonful)

    The Right! (Wyldlife)

    Here Comes My Baby (Tremeloes)

    Musical Bed:

    A. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Scenario)

    B. Light My Fire (Doors)


    Set 3:

    Musical Bed: Lovely Rita (The David White Quartet)

    Good Morning, Good Morning (Beatles)

    She’d Rather Be With Me (Turtles)

    Finest Woman (Rod Stewart)

    When I Was Young (Animals)

    Lovely Rita (Beatles)

    Musical Bed:

    A. Fixing A Hole (Les Fradkin)

    B. New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Bee Gees)


    Set 4:

    Musical Bed: A Little Help From My Friends (Ton Hatch & His Orchestra)

    Gardening Man (Anderson Council)

    Pay You Back With Interest (Hollies)

    Hold It Baby (Trashed Romeos)

    Friday On My Mind (Easybeats)

    Getting Better (Beatles)

    Musical Bed:

    A. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite (Les Fradkin)

    B. The Tracks Of My Tears (Smokey Robinson)


    Set 5:

    Musical Bed: A Day In The Life (Jeff Beck)

    Within You Without You (Beatles)

    Girls In Love (Gary Lewis & the Playboys)

    As Tears Go By (Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra)

    Let’s Live For Today (Grassroots)

    Sgt. Pepper (Reprise) (Big Daddy)

    Musical Bed: A Day In The Life (Big Daddy)

Comments (10)

  • James Aubrey Griffin

    A day in the life fixing a hole with a little help from my friends - "good morning, good morning, lovely Rita!" - she's leaving home being for the benefit of Mr. Kite getting better. THANX Sgt. Steven for the joy WITHIN YOU - WITHOUT YOU, Lucy would have NO diamonds! P. S. - you don't look even a LITTLE like a military man

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    Let's see now. The very 1st rock concept Album. Billy Sears. Pepperland. Earthly Paradise. It was 46 years ago today. End of touring. Why it must be Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band! I agree. The BEST and most influential L.P. ever made. Thank You Very Much, Little Steven, for a very special 5 Star Saturday Night that celebrated that truly Excellent L.P. And also thanks to The Administrator for getting the show up into The Archives within 72 hours! EXCELLENT WORK! Show # 583. Sgt. Pepper. Very nice intro and background by you, Stevie, putting that great album into it's proper perspective. We all missed it last year when it wasn't played, so let's CELEBRATE! Yes the Beatles really were tired of touring because they couldn't even hear themselves because of all that screaming. Excellent idea by Paul to come up with the idea of an alter-ego. Set 1. Kicking off with Big Daddy and their very cool doo-wop version. Followed with the introduction of this very cool new band. Yes! Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band. Ringo joins in With A Little Help From My Friends. Cleveland's Choir proclaim that It's Cold Outside. The very cool Del-Lords tell what it's like When The Drugs Kick In. And Mr. Otis Redding closes the 1st set with a nice live version of Shake. Nice idea of playing other cool tunes that were on the charts when Sgt. Pepper 1st came out. More Perspective. Set 2. Background about Pepper being the 1st Rock concept Album, schoolin' us again, Little Steven. Yes, emotionally, the songs ARE very much related. Billy Shears! Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds aka LSD! NO DOUBT! Where you can see "The girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes"! Cool new stuff by Palmyra Delran with Someday Soon. The Lovin' Spoonful tell us about Six O' Clock. Yes, what great tunes coming out of those radio speakers in 1967. Wyldlife tells somebody about The Right. The Tremeloes are excited because Here Comes My Baby. Stevie, did you say a chap named Dick Rowe selected Mr. Brian Poole & The Tremeloes OVER The BEATLES? And closing the 2nd set with a very nice Musical Bed by the Doors with Light My Fire. Great organ by the recently departed Ray Manzarek. I loved it when the cool stations played the LONG version of that great tune. Set 3. More perspective by you, Little Steven, about Sgt. Pepper being the 1st Rock L.P. with no separation between songs, as well as the 1st L.P. to include the LYRICS as well as very cool cut-outs. WHAT FUN! Paradigm Shift! Dolby sound reduction. "Decisive moment in Western Civilization"! Pretty Heady Stuff-To Be Sure! Kicking off set 3 with Good Morning. Breakfast Cereal-Yeah Baby! The Turtles proclaim that She'd Rather Be With Me. Why not? Rod Stewart proclaiming about the Finest Woman and great to hear Rod rocking out again. "The rooms were so much colder then" as declared by Mr. Eric Burdon back then When I Was Young. AFTER the Animals with Eric's new group. Can't forget that Lovely Rita, that meter maid. Done by Paul with Mr. George Martin on piano. Going to the break with The Bee Gees with New York Mining Disaster 1941. Set 4 opens with the coolest song of the week with Gardening Man by the Anderson Council. who sound like they just stepped out of 1967. Nice Tune! I like that tune, Stevie. I wonder what they are GROWING! Hopefully some GOOD WEED! The Hollies promise to Pay You Back With Interest. Should be quite a few Quid by NOW in 2013. Nice sound byte by Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra. The Trashed Romeos sound like Lenny Bruce when they beg to Hold It Baby. A Vanda-Young gem by The Easybeats with Friday On My Mind. "No more working for the rich Man". "Monday I'll have Friday On My Mind"! Closing the 4th set with Getting Better. "Can't Get No Worse"! "Me used to be angry young man". Nice musical bed by Smokey Robinson with the Tracks Of My Tears. Set 5. Time to revise Revisionist History. Excellent perspective by you, Little Steven, putting Sgt. Pepper on TOP where they certainly do belong. As you said, "Don't blame it for what came AFTER"! Opening with Within You Without You. Truly incredible tune by Mr. George Harrison. We All Still Miss You, George! "When you've seen beyond yourself-then you may find peace of mind, is waiting there-"! A hidden gem of a tune by Gary Lewis & the Playboys with Girls In Love. The Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra make me cry with their version of As Tears Go By. Very cool sound byte by Film director Mr. Peter Bogdanovich with "Pass the Mushrooms, Please"! GOOD IDEA! The Grassroots proclaim Let's Live For Today. WHY NOT? Bringing a close to a truly EXCEPTIONAL tribute and show. I'll never forget that Summer of 1967 when we all played Sgt. Pepper Over and Over! Had to buy a few copies of the L.P. by the end of the summer! Thank You so Very Much, Little Steven, for the truly Excellent Show1 Once again, I commend you for your fabulous new sponsor, The United Association, UAVIP, who are providing much needed training and jobs for our VETERANS in the Piping Industry! A Very Much Needed void to fill! Well, I guess that's it until next week. I'm very glad to hear The Sgt. Pepper tribute show this year as you skipped over it last year. YES! 46 YEARS! It seems like only yesterday! To all who live IN & FOR The Underground Garage-Peace Be with You! EEYAHH! SMRZ!!

  • jcjohnson63

    another classic update. sgt. pepper is THE best album! bigger then the beatles even!!! thanks for posting this one!!!!

  • markalbertsad

    the beatles song since i want to hold your hand was ahead of the curve sgt pepper took that scene into hyperspace and may all your drugs kickin in a goodway

  • pommaret

    yes,yes and yes!thanks little steve!merci!

  • Donald F. Moore

    Ditto, all things mentioned re: Sgt. Pepper. I have a picture disc LP of Sgt. Peppers that I bought in London years ago that's never been played. A great keepsake. Man, it doesn't seem like it's been that long since the album came out. That's scary!

    One comment regarding the set. I must be in the minority due the amount it's played in set rotation, but I think the Andrew Loog Oldham version of As Tears Go By is one of the worst covers I have ever heard. It is a schlocky rendition akin to one of those "readings" by William Shatner. Anyway, just my opinion. Love the Underground Garage. Keep up the good work all.

    • rivardm

      Totally agree with the comments above on how significant Sgt. Peppers was for influencing so many other great artists afterward. As for the "tears go by" remake, I felt the same way however after listening to it a few times it has grown on me. SAVE that picture disc you purchased!

      Big Mike

  • Ron Lynch

    The Beatles the best stuff around, then & still now.
    Keep rockin Stevie, thanks.

  • Steve Oberg

    My all time favorite album. I remember the first time I heard it. A total mind blowing experience!! You had to be there to understand.

  • Richard Kline

    Good choice Steven. And an aside Lillyhammer rocks too.

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