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Show 606 - Tony Rome

Show 606 - Tony Rome

Air Date:

Monday, 11 November 2013

Are you ready to swing this weekend in the Underground Garage?

We are hanging out with the busiest private dick in Miami, Tony Rome!

We are also celebrating the chord songwriting king of kings.

Joining us will be the Turtles, the Clash, the Yardbirds, Cream, and the Pretty Things.

Come swing with us this weekend in the Underground Garage.

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  • Playlist:

    Set 1:
    Shake Some Action (Flamin’ Groovies)
    Tony Rome (Nancy Sinatra)
    Heart Full Of Soul (Yardbirds)
    Hot Rocks (Launderettes)
    Outside Chance (Turtles)
    Mrs. Robinson (Frank Sinatra)

    Set 2:
    I Want Candy (Bow Wow Wow)
    Cry To Me (Solomon Burke)
    This Is Our Time (Willie Nile)
    Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (Rolling Stones)
    Killer Joe (Rocky Fellers)

    Set 3:
    Down And Out In New York City (James Brown)
    I Got A Line On You (Spirit)
    The Knight Ain’t Long Enough (Genya Ravan)
    Born To Die (King Kahn & the Shrines)
    Dressed In Black (Shangri-Las)
    Midnight To Six Man (Pretty Things)

    Set 4:
    Rock n Roll Is Dead (Prima Donna)
    You Still Want Me (Kinks)
    The Corner Man (Barrence Whitfield & the Savages)
    Any Weather (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts)
    Garageland (Clash)

    Set 5:
    The Inner Light (Beatles)
    Confusion (Charles Bradley)
    Why (Byrds)
    You Must Be Crazy (Jake Clemons)
    Deserted Cities Of The Heart (Cream)

Comments (13)

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    That's Right! "Tony Rome will getcha if you don't watch Out"! Show #606. Celebrating that very groovy flick about that private dick swinging around Miami. One very cool flick! Thank You Very Much, Little Steven, for another 5 Star Special! Also would like to thank The Administrator for getting the show up in The Archives within 72 hours for all UG members to enjoy. EXCELLENT WORK! Set 1. Paying homage to that very cool flick from 1967 with Frank Sinatra, Jill St. John, Richard Conte, Gena Rowlands, Rockey Graziano, and even Sue Lyons. I think that there's Sue talking to Tony in that picture at the top of the page. I wondered what happened to Sue Lyon after 1962's "Lolita". which was directed by Mr. Stanley Kubrick. I also dug 1968's follow-up to tony which was "Lady In Cement". I enjoyed that flick because the lead woman in it was my girlfriend, Raquel Welch. Musical highlights from set 1. Opening with the truly excellent Shake Some Action by the Flamin' Groovies from 1976. Next up would be another girlfriend of mine which would be Nancy Sinatra who would sing that Theme song from Tony Rome. Nancy also provided a nice sound byte for The Garage. Why didn't you call me back, Nancy? I know that your dad liked me but that Lee Hazelwood was jealous about us. Well, Nancy, Lee is no longer with us, sad to say. I liked Lee. The Yardbirds give us the excellent Heart Full Of Soul, from 1966. Frank Sinatra, himself, brings the swinging 1st set to a close with his version of Mrs. Robinson, which always cracked me up, with his boo who who and woo woo woo. Set 2. Nice sound byte from the 1982's "Diner". Set 2 dedicated to Mr. Bert Berns. After the nice musical bed of Wild Weekend by the Rockin' Rebels. Great opener with I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow, which you played last week in Halloween Pt 2:Revenge Of the Candy. I wonder what happened to Bow Wow Wow. Maybe the dog catcher got them. Solomon Burke gave us the very cool Cry to Me. Great new stuff fom Willie Nile with This Is Our Time, from his excellent new release "American Ride". The Rolling Stones proclaim Everybody Needs Somebody to Love. Don't they? I Ask YOU!! the 2nd set closes with the Rocky Fellers, who were 4 Filapino brothers, with Killer Joe, which was written about the famed Discotheque dance instructor, Joe Pira. Set 3. Musical highlights. James Brown, that madman, opens with Down And Out In New York City. Spirit keeps the family together with I've got A Line On You, from their great 1968 L.P. "The Family that Plays Together". Gotta keep it in The Family. YOU'D BETTER! That cool baby, Genya Raven claims that The Knight Ain't Long Enough! Hi Genya! Still digging your fan page! A very rare track by The Shangri-Las with Dressed In Black. Very cool stuff, Stevie! New stuff from King Khan & The Shrines with Born to Die. From Montreal by way of Berlin. Go out and buy that L.P. MANDATORY LISTENING For UG MEMBERS! The Pretty things deal out some rough justice with Midnight To Six Man. YEAH BABY! Set 4. Opening with the coolest song in the world this week by Prima Donna with Rock N' Roll Is Dead. Now, I don't know if I agree with that, Stevie! The Kinks proclaim You Still Want Me from 1964. More cool new stuff with The Corner Man by Barrence Whitfield & the Savages. See, Prima Donna, Rock N' Roll is in NO WAY DEAD! I'll put youse guys in a neutral corner! And even more cool new stuff by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts with Any Weather from their new L.P. "Unvarnished". Yet more proof that Rock IS NOT DEAD!! Now go out and buy that L.P. MANDATORY! Closing out the very cool 4th set with the Clash and Garageland, from 1977. Set 5. Existentialism! Defined as A theory in Philosophy that says people are free individuals for their own action! Albert Camus! Is Life worth Living? Life has no Meaning! I do not agree with that, Stevie! I am not going to commit suicide. YES! LIFE HAS VALUE! I live life for NOW! Opening the set with the Beatles and The Inner Light1 Great tune! "the farther one travels, the less one knows" Now, chew on that Underground Garage Members. "See All without looking". Nice sound byte by Woody Allen. "I left all the questions blank, and I got a 100" How very Cool! Charles Bradley follows with Confusion. Yes, Life can be such! "Change It, Make it Right"! David Crosby's sound byte leads into Why by the Byrds from 1966, which, by the way, was the year that I graduated from High School! Great year for music, as well. Especially even on the radio. Mr. Jake Clemons proclaims that You Must Be Crazy, which, is yet another quality new tune. Cream finishes the 5th set and the excellent show with Deserted Cities Of The Heart, from Eric Clapton's finest hours as shown by a wicked cool guitar solo. From their 2 L.P. set, "Wheels's Of Fire", from 1968. Great sound byte by James G. arguing that life is NOT ABSURD! Now, Stevie, you know as well as me, that we could go around in circles, arguing about "Existentialism", until we are both blue in the face. NOT FOR ME! Big Waste Of Time! My philosophy is to enjoy life, try to help others as much as you can, and follow the golden rule! Now, if that sounds corny to youse out there, SO BE IT! Thanks again, for the excellent show that covered so much between Tony Rome to Albert Camus! Now, that's quite a range! I continue to dig your excellent sponsors, the United Association, UAVIP! Now there's a group who really believe in helping others! Providing much needed training and finding jobs for our returning Veterans in the Piping industry! WAY TO GO! Well, I guess that's it for yet another week. I hope to see you all next week. Until then, to all who live IN and FOR, the Underground Garage, Peace Be With You! EEYAHH! SMRZ!!

    • Steed Colliss

      Hey Robert ! You were right again... It was Tony Rome and not Scorcese...

      In your review, you forgot to mention the Freak of the Week... Mister Will Eisner... His "Comics and Sequential Art" is a must read... (You can see one of the characters reading the book in the last scene of the movie "I Want to Go Home", written by cartoonist Jules Feiffer)... I really liked his "The Dreamer" recounting his early days in the business... A must see is Ron Mann's 1988 documentary "Comic Book Confidential"... Along with Eisner being interviewed, there are two other Freaks of the Week interviewed: Bill Gaines (shows 256 and 361) and Frank Miller (251)... Among the other authors in the film there is Al Feldstein, Robert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton (Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers), Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman (Little Annie Fanny, Trump !, Betsy's Buddies), Harvey Pekar (American Splendor), Spain Rodriguez (Trashman) and the lovely Shary Flenniken...

      Just as Alan Freed helped get rid of segregation, so did the Guys at EC Comics (Gaines, Feldstein et al)... Just read the story drawn by Joe Orlando called "Judgment Day"... (Gaines mentions it in the film)... West Coast publisher Fantagraphics is now releasing wonderful collections of the EC stuff by artist... So far we have Al Williamson, Wally Wood, Jack Davis, Harvey Kurtzman, Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen, Joe Orlando, and John Severin...

      Now, on Albert Camus... Years ago I read his "L'étranger" after hearing the Cure's "Killing an Arab" which is based on the book... Now, who says you can't learn anything from music...

      Finally, for those that are interested, here are the songs that were played in the first ever show of the Underground Garage, "It's Alive !", April 4, 2002... Note however that the songs are not in the order they were played:

      13th Floor Elevators: You're Gonna Miss Me
      Aerosmith: Toys in the Attic
      Beatles: She Said She Said
      Birds: No Good Without You ( Baby )
      Bruce Springsteen ( and the E Street Band ): Restless Nights
      Chesterfield Kings: She Told Me Lies
      Creation: Makin' Time
      Dave Clark Five: Any Way You Want It
      Easybeats: Friday on my Mind
      Enuff Z'Nuff: Believe in Love
      Eric Burdon ( and the Animals ): I'm Crying
      Hollies: I'm Alive
      J. Geils Band: I Don't Need You No More
      Joey Ramone: Maria Bartiromo
      Keith Richards and the X-Pensive Winos: Take It so Hard
      Kinks: Till the End of the Day
      Knickerbockers: Lies
      Music Machine: Talk Talk
      New York Dolls: Bad Girl
      Paul Revere and the Raiders: Steppin' Out
      Rascals: See
      Richard and the Young Lions: You Can Make It Alright
      Rolling Stones: Empty Heart
      Shazam: On the Airwaves
      Sonics: Have Love Will Travel
      Them: I Can Only Give You Everything
      Who: Much too Much
      Yardbirds: Over Under Sideways Down

      The Intro song was Them's "I Can Only Give You Everything" and it seems there were two coolest songs in the world that week: Joey Ramone's "Maria Bartiromo" and Shazam's "On the Airwaves"...

      • Robert P Smarse Jr.

        Hello Steed! thanks for the very important and very cool info. You are an encyclopedia, full of important knowledge and facts. I especially liked your listing of the entire set list for the very 1st show. Lotza good tunes there. I never got into graphic novels as much as you did after I grew up, if that's what you'd call it. I do appreciate Mr. Gaines, however, as well as Crumb. I have some of his very early 60's comics with The Freak Brothers, etc. Keep On truckin', mate!

        • Steed Colliss

          So it was you that Raquel left me for, all those years ago... Though I prefer her in "Fathom"...

          Oh... And you forgot to mention the "High Fidelity" clip in the Bert Russel Berns set... Fun movie with John Cusack, but even better book by Nick Hornby ("Fever Pitch", "About a Boy" and the upcoming "A Long Way Down" with Toni Collette and Pierce Brosnan"...

      • DavidWhite

        "Maria Bartiromo" was actually not a CSITWTW for the first show. It was a CSITWTW for one of the test shows that was never broadcast, so it was already a "former" CSITW by the time the official show #1 was aired.

        In show #5 "Can't Stand It" by The Greenhornes was also identified as a former CSITWTW from another test show while "Golden Age" by Midnight Oil was the official CSITWTW for show #5.

        Show #55, however, actually did have two CSITWTW ("Hard Lovin' Man" by The Fleshtones and "Don't Blow Your Mind" by The Fuzztones)

        • Steed Colliss

          Hello Mr White ! Thanks for the info... I checked and indeed both the Fuzztones and the Fleshtones had csitwtw in show 55... However, is it possible that the Len Price 3's "Pictures" has been csitwtw twice ? (shows 386 and 406)

          I know that some others have been such as the BRMC's "Whatever Happenned to my Rock and Roll ?" in shows 12 and 28, but only because some of the early show were exact repeats...

          Pass my hello to Mr Blue, Pink, Orange and Brown...

          • DavidWhite

            Yeah, shows 27, 28, 29, and 35 were reruns of shows 11, 12, 13, and 9 respectively and the CSITWTW was not changed.

            As for "Pictures" my guess is that it was played in show 386 by mistake, because it was not played again after that until show 406 where it again was the CSITWTW.

            But a different Len Price 3 song, "I Don't Believe You", also on the "Pictures" album, was played every week for the next seven weeks (shows 387-392) without ever being picked as a CSITWTW. It even was chosen (in show 404) as the 7th Coolest Song of the Year. So I suspect that it was supposed to be the CSITWTW for show 386, but someone screwed up.

            I'll say "hello" to Mr. Blue, Mr. Brown, and Len Price's buddy Mr. Grey for you. I'll even say hello to Mr. Soul, Mr Evasion, and Mr. Eliminator for you. But not that bastard Mr. Orange. I don't talk to him no more.

            • Steed Colliss

              What about Mr Tambourine Man ?

  • Paul Mosher

    Is there something wrong with the music player or is it me? It won't play, even when I click on it and it has only two blank screens now. I can play music on other websites. Is there an LSUG help desk?? Thanks

    • DavidWhite

      I just tried it and it worked for me. It looks like the problem is on your end.

      • greggie434

        It's not working

  • jcjohnson63

    another coool one! thanks guys! rock on!!!

  • Ron Lynch

    Heart Full Of Soul (Yardbirds), This Is Our Time (Willie Nile), I Got A Line On You (Spirit), Any Weather (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts) & You Must Be Crazy (Jake Clemons) 5 cool ones
    Thanks Stevie, Keep on Rockin.

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