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Show 589 - Easy Rider!

Show 589 - Easy Rider!

Air Date:

Monday, 15 July 2013


Hey baby, Little Steven here.

Who was the wildest record producer of all time?

Andrew Loog Oldham? Maybe

Phil Spector? Maybe

Make your own choice and tune in as we celebrate not only the craziest producer of all time, but the great film Easy Rider, and a special tribute to one of my favorite actors Harry Dean Stanton.

Joining us will be the Who, Steppenwolf, Moby Grape, the Pretty Things, the Knickerbockers, the Band, and the Ramones.

We have brand new music from the Anderson Council, Amy Gore & Her Valentines, the Connection, & the Michael Monroe Band.

It’s the only Rock n’ Roll dance party on the radio, right here on the coolest radio station in town.

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


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  • Playlist:


    Set 1:

    She Said Yeah (Rolling Stones)

    Musical Bed: The Crazy Walk (Chris Barder Band)

    Around & Around (Rolling Stones)

    Ballad Of The Lower East Side (Michael Monroe Band)

    My Little Read Book (Love)

    Crawling From The Wreckage Of A Saturday Night (Connection)

    Much Too Much (Who)

    Musical Bed: Package (Waistcoats)


    Set 2:

    Musical Bed: I Hear A New World (Joe Meek)

    Telstar (Tornados)

    You’re Holding Me Down (Buzz)

    Have I The Right (Honeycomb)

    Baby I Go For You (Blue Rondos)

    Crawdaddy Simone (Syndicats)

    I’m Not A Bad Guy (Heinz & the Wild Boys)

    Musical Bed: Fender Bender (Davie Allan & the Arrows)


    Set 3:

    Musical Bed: Mardi Gras (Electric Prunes)

    Easy Rider (Jimi Hendrix)

    Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf)

    She Can Do It All (Kurt Baker & His Party Animals)

    Motorcycle Irene (Moby Grape)

    Wasn’t Born To Follow (Byrds)

    Musical Bed: The Hearse (Preston Wayne 4)


    Set 4:

    Musical Bed: Hot Cinders (Progressives)

    But You Let Me Go (Hurricanes)

    Lies (Knickerbockers)

    Send Me A Postcard (Amy Gore & her Valentines)

    Midnight To Six Man (Pretty Things)

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


    Set 5:

    Musical Bed: Paris, Texas (Ry Cooder)

    Rip It Up (Little Richard & His Band)

    Outsider (Ramones)

    Engineer Man (Young Sinclairs)

    Don’t Do It (Band)

    Stay With Me (Bette Midler)

    Musical Bed: Hugging My Pillow (Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra)


Comments (15)

  • Steed Colliss

    Easy Rider... Great movie... Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Phil Spector, Toni Basil...

    • Steed Colliss

      Also, if next week it's "Girls of Summer", we'll get to hear "Motorcyle Irene" a second time...

  • Richard Kline

    Great movie, too sad, flippin necks. Vanishing Point too.

    • Steed Colliss

      The original "Vanishing Point"... Not that other one in the late nineties... Good video Audioslave did for "Show Me How to Live" as well...

  • Richard Kline

    Too cool, Arthur Lee! Thanks Steven!!

  • James Aubrey Griffin

    "... the MEEK shall inherit..." record royalties? I doubt it, but The Hurricanes are blowing minds. Wasn't born to follow anything except the UG. Thanx Steven - may you ride easy and your Sinclairs be forever young

  • andakh

    Great to hear The Buzz from Edinburgh, Scotland. The singer Tam White went on to have a career in the area of Jazz and Blues, playing with Van Morrison, BB King and many other. I used to see him at the Preservation Hall in Edinburgh before the venue closed down.

    It was always an entertaining experience talking to Tam. He could do a great Joe Meek impersonation.



  • paco ferre

    Happy Birthday 466/64

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    Thank You Very Much, Little Steven, for yet another 5 Star Saturday Night Special that I played again on Sunday night because it was such an Excellent Show! Also would like to Thank The Administrator for getting the show up into The Archives before This Week's Show, and also within 48 hours! EXCELLENT WORK! YEAH BABY! Show # 589. Easy Rider. BORN TO BE WILD! For sure! A truly groundbreaking Film! Set 1. Nice background schoolin. by you, Stevie, on the background of The Marquee Club and The Rolling Stones! Musical highlights include She Said Yeah & Round and Round by The Rolling Stones. YEAH BABY! 12 X 5! What an L.P. Gotta go for Mr. Arthur Lee and Love with My Little Red Book, which was taken from the 1965 flick "What's New Pussycat"? Or did they play the Manfred Mann version in that very Groovy flick that starred Mr. Peter O'Toole, the Greatest actor to NEVER receive an Oscar even though He was nominated 8 Times. Yeah, I know he received an Honorary Oscar but really! C'mon! "Lawrence Of Arabia"! Of course he lost to Gregory Peck for "To Kill A Mockingbird", but I feel they should shared one for 1962 Best Actor! But that's me. The Who close out the 1st set with Much Too Much from their Excellent 1st L.P. from 1965. Set 2. Now we move forward to that Crazy record Producer who was year's ahead of his time. The Late GREAT JOE MEEK!! 7-2-1962. Telstar! Excellent very 1st British Record to reach # 1 in The U.S.A.! Really! Flushing his toilet and playing it backwards! Absolute Genius! What a Visionary! Really go Nuts over that 2nd set which included Joe Meek's FREAKBEAT SET! Opening with Scotland's The Buzz with You're Holding Me Down, from WAY back in April, 1966. What A SOUND! Moving on to Meeks's only other hit in U.S.A., which was HAve I The Right? by The Honeycombs, who were named after their very cool drummer named Honey. More FREAKBEAT MADNESS with The Blue Rondos and Baby I go For You from WAY BACk in 11-1964. What a wild Guitar tone! The Syndicats contribute Crawdaddy Simone from 9-1965. CRAZY STUFF! Closing the truly Excellent FREAKBEAT set with Heinz & the Wild Boys with I'm Not A Bad Guy with Richie Blackmoore on very cool lead guitar from 1966. Actually was a B side. Again, what a Wild Guitar Tone, especially for so early in Time. It's really too bad about Meeks's tragic life! What else could have he created turning and spinning dials further on when technology moved forward. I highly recommend the Excellent cd titled "Joe Meek Freakbeat: You're Holding me Down, 30 Freakbeat, Mod, & R&B Nuggets. I give you my personal SMRZ guarantee on that cd! Get it at Amazon! Like Stevie did! Set 3. Excellent tribute to the 1969 Film "Easy Rider", which opened on 7-14-1969. Opening the 3rd set with Ezy Rider by Jimi Hendrix. Followed by the PERFECT single, Born To Be Wild by John Kay & Steppenwolf! You said it, Stevie! Moby Grape follow with the great Motorcycle Irene, from their 1968 L.P. "WOW"! The Byrds close the 3rd set with Wasn't Born to Follow, from their 1968 L.P., "The Notorious Byrd Brothers". Yes, the one after David Crosby left the group and the others put a horses's ASS to represent Crosby on the Cover. Pretty Cool! Excellent sound bytes from the flick and excellent synopsis by you, Little Steven, about how Of"Easy Rider" changed the Movie industry. Yes, Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, and Jack Nicholson! Truly Revolutionary! Set 4. Coolest Song Of The World this week being You Let Me go by The Hurricanes. Very cool new Stuff! The Knickerbockers, from New Joisey, wanna tell Lies! The Pretty Things, with former early Rolling Stone member, Dick Taylor, close the set out with Midnight To Six Man. Moving along to the 5th and final set, which was dedicated to Well-Deserved Freak Of the Week, Mr. Harry Dean Stanton. An actor who played in all types of films from Indies like Wim Wender's 1984, "Paris, Texas", in which Harry received TOP billing, to my favorite Stanton performance, being from 1984, again, with "Repo Man". Excellent sound byte from that flick in which Harry blurts out The Repo Code! As you quoted Mr. Roger Corman, "No movie that Harry was in was ever boring but always worth a look, due to Harry's presence. Musical highlights include Little Richard's Rip It Up. The Ramones follow with Outsider from their L.P., "Subterranean Jungle". The Young Sinclairs come crawling out of 1966 with their Engineer Man. Great new stuff. Missing Gardening Man by The Anderson Council, though. Excellent tune being Baby, Don't Do It. by The Band from their excellent "Rock Of Ages" L.P. Closing out the last set and the Excellent show with Bette Midler and Stay With Me Baby, from the 1979 flick "The Rose". I would like to recommend a 1975 gem called "Rancho Deluxe", also with Jeff Bridges, as a personal fav of mine with Harry Dean in the cast. And that's it for another week. I continue to dig your fabulous new sponsor, The United Association, UAVIP. Providing both training and jobs to our Veterans in The Piping industry. A Very Worthwhile Venture! To Say the Least! Hopefully, we'll be visiting The Girls Of Summer, 2013, next week. One of my favorites. Actually, I Love Them ALL! To all who live IN and FOR, The Underground Garage. Peace be With You! EEYAHH! SMRZ!!

  • jcjohnson63

    LOVE IT!!!! Easy Rider is one of the best movies EVER!!! love the bit by the fire and the chat about freedom! SO TRUE!!!! AND Joe Meek!!! what a great music producer!!!! and the hurricanes sound like a group joe would have worked with. tune sounds a bit like i go for you or is it just me???? LOL

  • LadyRocker

    I miss hearing the show, on the radio!


  • Ron Lynch

    Easyrider show what can I say, I like it all. Thanks Stevie Keep on Rockin, it's what you do.

  • Chris Dougherty

    Easy Rider a weirdly great movie. The music was a perfect time capsule of what was played back then. Great show, Steve, and the Band's Cover of "Baby, Don't you do it" is a total classic.

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