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Show 584 - Four Big Ones (the Stupid Melody)

Show 584 - Four Big Ones (the Stupid Melody)

Air Date:

Tuesday, 11 June 2013


Hey baby, Little Steven here.

This week in the Underground Garage we have picked four really cool songs that influenced a whole lot of other really cool songs.

We are going to analyze them, and then you can dance to them.

Joining us will be the Music Machine, Donovan, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Otis Redding, the Turtles, the Bangles, the Clash, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones.

Brand new music from the Young Sinclairs, the Anderson Council, the Connection, and the Bayonets.

We are calling it Four Big Ones baby, 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:

    The Next Big Thing (Dictators)

    Musical Bed: Beck’s Bolero (Jeff Beck)

    All Day And All Of The Night (Kinks)

    Talk Talk (Music Machine)

    Gardening Man (Anderson Council)

    Epistle To Dippy (Donovan)

    Comes & Goes (Connection)

    Expressway To Your Heart (Soul Survivors)

    Musical Bed: Pipeline (Challengers)


    Set 2:

    Musical Bed: 365 Rolling Stones (Andrew Oldham Orchestra)

    Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)

    Ole Man Trouble (Otis Redding)

    When The Drugs Kick In (Del Lords)

    Hungry (Paul Revere & the Raiders)

    Some Day Soon (Palmyra Delran)

    Musical Bed: Meanstreak (Evan Foster)


    Set 3:

    Musical Bed: Ski-ing (George Harrison)

    Rain (Beatles)

    Smartphone (Bayonets)

    Outside Chance (Turtles)

    Bubblegum (Baby Woodrose)

    Get The Girl (Bangles)

    Musical Bed: Kuk (Astronauts)


    Set 4:

    Musical Bed: Right Off (Miles Davis)

    Engineer Man (Young Sinclairs)

    You Belong To Me (Elvis Costello)

    Lookin’ For Boys (Pin-Ups)

    Smile On Me (Yardbirds)

    Musical Bed: K-39 (Challengers)


    Set 5:

    Musical Bed: The Ox (Who)

    I Can See For Miles (Who)

    Finest Woman (Rod Stewart)

    C’Mon And Swim (Bobby Freeman)

    Clampdown (Clash)

    Musical Bed: Malone’s Mustang (Preston Wayne 4)


Comments (13)

  • Pranks101

    What, no Velvet Underground?

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.

      There are Rumors goin' round that Mr. Lou Reed, who was the leader of The Velvet Underground, and who also liked Surf Guitar, played with that Boss Surf group, the Challengers. "Pipeline", by The Challengers, is included in Musical Bed at the end of set 1. Of course, it was the Chantays who had the big hit with "Pipeline". Now keep in mind that these are only Rumors! But you just never know. Check it out with The Velvet Underground Appreciation Society, on Facebook. EEYAHH! SMRZ!!

    • Steed Colliss

      You'll have to wait for the Girls of Summer show... "Sweet Jane" should be played then...

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    Let's See Now. Four really cool songs that influenced a whole lotta other really cool songs! Why it must be Four Big Ones! I don't know if I agree with the "stupid" melody part, though! Anyway, Thank You Very Much, Little Steven, for another 5 star Saturday Night that celebrated some very cool tunes. Show # 584. Four Big Ones! Set 1. Very nice introduction by putting things in their proper perspective. As Usual! Kicking off with the Dictators and The Next Big Thing. Which They Weren't! Not Quite! Handsome Dick Manitoba was still handsome, however. Next, we go into your explanation of The Kinks with All Day And All Of the Night. Now you even mention POONTANG! Now we've got It! Sean Bonniwell and his evil Black Glove give us Talk Talk by The Music Machine. One Very Cool tune. The very cool Anderson Council sound like they just crawled out of the 60's to give us Gardening Man. "You can't touch any of my plants". gee, I wonder exactly What they are growing? Makes one wonder. Nice Donovan sound byte that leads into the incredible Epistle To Dippy. "Looking thru crystal spectacles, I can see I Had Your Fun". Really Now! The Soul Survivors deliver with Expressway To Your Heart, as opposed to Expressway to Your Skull. The Challengers end the 1st set with the Musical Bed Pipeline. Nice Surf Tune! Yeah-Baby! Set 2. Musical Bed 365 Rolling Stones by The Andrew Oldham Orchestra. Now even more schoolin' by you, Stevie, about our 2nd Big Tune which would be Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones. Single note riff. Chord riff. Fuzztone. Substance of lyrics. Sexual frustration. Yeah. That baby had it all. I guess you could say that it's my favorite Rock tune. But I Digress. 1965. 1965. 1965. What A Year! Otis Redding follows with Ole Man Trouble, aka Stay Away. Cool new stuff by the Del Lords with When The Drugs Kick In. Moving forward into 1966, we get Hungry by Mr. Paul Revere And The Raiders. Cool new stuff by Palmyra Delran and Someday Soon. Set 3. Our 3rd Big Tune would be Rain by The Beatles. Important things to remember. Transformation of The Bass Guitar. Thank You, Mr. Paul McCartney. Celebration of Nature which would lead to Pre-Psychedelia. Thank You Mr. John Lennon! Last, but certainly not least, Recording something Backwards and playing it as such. Thank You, Mr. George Martin. Everybody paying attention, here? These are VERY IMPORTANT POINTS that Little Steven is Teaching! MAHARAJ OF GARAGE!! The Bayonets wanna tell us about their Smartphone, taking up space in Space and all. The Turtles declare that you don't stand an Outside Chance. Lorenzo Woodrose, aka Baby Woodrose, from Denmark, gives us Bubblegum, which is their excellent B side to their new single Light Up Your Mind. Smoke 'em while you still got 'em. You know Lorenzo certainly will, especially with what's left of his mind. I urge you ALL to please go out and buy this single. I give you my 100% guarantee. On-line-of course. Light Up Your Mind and have a Drag with IT! the set ends with Bangles and Get The Girl. Set 4. Opening with the Coolest song of the week by The Young Sinclairs with Engineer Man. Moving forward to 1978ish with You Belong to Me by that OTHER Elvis, Mr. Costello, from his fine L.P. "This Year's Model". The Pin-ups are gonna get a bikini and go Looking For Boys. Sounds good to me, girls. I'm Right Here-Girls! The Yardbirds beg her to Smile On Me Baby. That being from their "Little Games" L.P. Some very RUDE guitar there by Mr. Jimmy Page. The Challengers return with another fine Musical bed being K-39. Set 5. Our 4th big song would be I Can See For Miles by The Who which was the ultimate chord-riff song. And you can only hear the very BEST VERSION here in the Underground Garage. That Very Important MONO MIX! Thank You Stevie! You got that original 45 mix-out there? We do in the Garage! Cool new stuff by Rod Stewart with Finest Woman. It's great to hear Rod Rockin' out again. You can almost hear The Faces behind him. He sure sounds happy now. From way back in 1964, Bobby Freeman invites to C'mon And Swim. Sounds good to me, Bobby. Set 5 and the truly excellent show comes to a close with those U.K. Punks, the Clash, with Clampdown. What a truly Excellent show, Little Steven! Thank You so very Much! Also would like to thank the Administrator for getting the show up into the Archives for All to Enjoy! GOOD WORK! Also class, Little steven wanted to make sure that you include your STAR RATINGS! SO I DID! Also continue to dig your fabulous new sponsor, the United Association. UAVIP! Helping our Veterans by providing training and jobs in the Piping Industry. Way to go! I guess that I'll see you next week where we'll be celebrating Summer, the Beach, and Mr. Brian Wilson's Birthday on June 20. To all who live IN and FOR, The Underground Garage, Peace Be With You! EEYAHH! SMRZ!!!

  • James Aubrey Griffin

    Another fine show you got us into. I think VU built on the 4 BIG ones and many more built on them 101 - it's all in PERPLEXtive. Special thanks to The Young Sinclairs - at a ROCK FEST here in Roanoke I lived 1966 all over again courtesy of their sound and knew they'd be HERE someday

  • Ron Lynch

    Five cool ones, Comes & Goes (Connection), When The Drugs Kick In (Del Lords), Smartphone (Bayonets), You Belong To Me (Elvis Costello) & Finest Woman (Rod Stewart) Thanks Stevie Keep on Rockin

  • rivardm

    Thoughts and prayers to the Gandolfini family. We all are mourning the loss to a talented and beloved actor. I am very sorry you lost a dear friend. Peace to us all.

    Big Mike

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    What a terrible loss! I'm shocked and stunned! Also my prayers and condolences go out to the Gandolfini family, as well as to all that James G. touched with his acting as well as his beautiful soul. In Memory. James Gandolfini! Peace Be With You All! Sincerely, SMRZ!!

  • Richard Kline

    "Measures were taken."

    Rest in Peace James Gandolfini. I had to go back and watch this scene in honor of you guys before I watch the entire series again. We all felt like we knew Tony, the loyal fans of the show. Man will he be missed.

  • James Aubrey Griffin

    Words fail at such a loss of greatness and potential. My deepest sympathy to family, fans, and friends of James Gandolfini.

  • jcjohnson63

    another great show steven! love it!! so who is more p[sychedelic? the young sinclairs? or the anderson council??sounds like another summer of love!

  • jcjohnson63

    hey, mister administrator man, thanks again for posting the shows!!! great job!!!

  • Ron Thompson

    What is our beloved DJ talking about on the subject of note rather than chord riffs at the beginning of set 2? The Lennon-written early Beatles stuff featured a number of note riff songs--Love Me Do, Please Please Me, From Me To You, You Can't Do That, I Feel Fine, Ticket To Ride. The concept on note riffs was established 2.5 years before Keith ca,e up with Satisfaction.

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