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Show 614 - Paul Plays The Bass!

Show 614 - Paul Plays The Bass!

Air Date:

Monday, 06 January 2014

Hey baby, Little Steven here.

This weekend in the Underground Garage we are celebrating bass players and cool bass parts in honor of Paul McCartney’s new album.

Joining us will be the Jeff Beck Group, the Four Tops, and the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

We have cool new stuff from Ricky Byrd, Bruce Springsteen, and Paul McCartney himself.

Find out what Bernadette, Ronda, and Penny Lane have in common.

We are celebrating the coolest bass parts ever this weekend in the world’s only Rock n’ Roll dance party on the radio.

I’ll see you with four strings in the Underground Garage.

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  • Playlist:

    Set 1

    Paperback Writer (Beatles)

    An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down (Rod Stewart)

    Bernadette (Four Tops)

    High Hopes (Bruce Springsteen)

    Da Do Ron Ron (Crystals)

    Shapes Of Things (Jeff Beck Group)


    Set 2

    Deserted Cities Of The Heart (Cream)

    The Other Side Of Life (Jefferson Airplane)

    Things To Learn (Ricky Byrd)

    We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (Animals)

    Help Me Rhonda (Beach Boys)

    Superfly (Curtis Mayfield)

    Crossroads (Cream)


    Set 3

    I Wanna Be Your Man (Rolling Stones)

    Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin)

    Turn Turn Turn (Byrds)

    Soul Man (Sam & Dave)

    We Are The Monsters (Contrast)

    19th Nervous Breakdown (Rolling Stones)


    Set 4

    On My Way To Work (Paul McCartney)

    Baby Let’s Play House (Elvis Presley)

    She’s So Fine (Jimi Hendrix Experience)

    Yo-Yo (Doughboys)

    Hurdy Gurdy Man (Donovan)

    My Generation (Who)


    Set 5

    Rain (Beatles)

    Boys (Beatles)

    Penny Lane (Beatles)

    Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Beatles)

    It’s All Too Much (Beatles)

Comments (22)

  • rivardm

    He is correct. Those first few Rod Stewart solo releases flat out rock! Happy New Year!

  • Tony Petrone

    What a show! The music and especially the interviews made the show a real hit for me. A great celebration to all the bass players out there who make the walls shake when you crank up the volume.

  • Steed Colliss

    Great show as usual !!! A couple of first timers: Unbelievably, the Byrds' "Turn! Turn! Turn!" I'm still surprised it was never played before... Also Aretha Franklyn's "Rock Steady"... Great opening with "Paperback Writer" which we had not heard since show 387 in 2009 !!! Also Jefferson Airplane's "The Other Side of Life" was last played in show 206...

    I first listened to the show on rockfm's podcast, but nine songs ffrom the show were cut...

    However, please note that the Pretty Things' "Come See Me" was played in set 1, but is not listed...

    Finally, is the Chris Carter from the interviews the same Chris Carter from Surfing magazine and X-Files fame ?

    • rivardm


      You are our Underground Garage resident historian!

      I always enjoy your comments. Happy New Year!

      Big Mike

      • Steed Colliss

        Hey Big Mike, Thanks for the appreciation… Because of your last name, I'll try this:

        Merci pour le commentaire !! C'est très apprécié… Jette un coup d'oeil à ma réponse au commentaire de Michael, juste en dessous...

  • Michael L Geiger

    Well it doesn't sound like Chris Carter former wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings ... but I could be wrong...

    • Steed Colliss

      Wasn't there also a Chris Carter playing for the Washington Redskins ? That's why in the X-Files episode "Die Hand Die Verletz" (second season), Mulder has tickets for a Vikings/Redskins game...

      • Robert P Smarse Jr.

        Excellent Show, as Usual! Question for you Steed? What are the most played tunes over all of The UG Shows? I mean by Song & group? How about the top ten? I will give you 1 week! How's that sound? Fair Enough? If Not, take as long as you need! There are about 100 members interested, now. If you post them-there will be at least 1000 more! EEYAHH! Thanks, Brosky! SMRZ!

        • Steed Colliss

          Hello Robert,

          No problem… By the end of today or tomorrow if all goes according to plan… However, keep in mind that I do miss maybe 30 of the first hundred shows and some between 150 and 180…

          But for sure the Easybeats' "Friday on my Mind" is there...

          • Steed Colliss

            Okay... Here we go... Keep in my that there are 62 shows from which I don't have the data...

            Special Mentions (24 times):
            Knickerbockers: One Track Mind
            Nancy Sinatra: Tony Rome
            Ramones: Everytime I Eat Vegetables It Makes Me Think of You
            Rasperries: Tonight
            Shangri La's: Leader of the Pack
            Who: Pictures of Lily

            10th place (25 times):
            Little Richard: Long Tall Sally
            Rolling Stones: She Said Yeah

            9th place (26 times)
            Impressions: Fool for You

            8th place (27 times):
            Chiffons: I Have a Boyfriend

            7th place (28 times):
            Bob Dylan: Can You Please Crawl Out your Window

            6th place (29 times):
            Bruce Springsteen: Restless Nights
            Music Machine: Talk Talk

            5th place (30 times):
            Count Five: Psychotic Reaction
            Pretty Things: Midnight to Six Man

            4th place (31 times):
            Knickerbockers: Lies
            Rolling Stones: Around and Around

            3rd place (33 times):
            Blues Magoos: (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet
            Electric Prunes: I Had too Much to Dream (Last Nite)

            2nd place (34 times):
            Rascals: I Ain't Gonna Eat Out my Heart Anymore

            1st place (35 times) (As I had mentionned previously):
            Easybeats: Friday on my Mind

            Now, Robert, who are these hunnerd members ? Is there some sort of LSAUG forum out there that I don't know about ?

            • Robert P Smarse Jr.

              Holy Mackerel Steed! You are an incredible LSUG Historian! All members should bow on their knees in honor of your truly excellent research and follow-up. YOU ARE THE MAN! You certainly deserve a Grand Prize. I shall try my best to hook you up for a personal sit-down with Little Steven! For starters, that is. O.K. There are currently 5 people with me now who sit/stand with their mouths open wide in astonishment! Now it will pass on to JC and his excellent group on Facebook! From there, Genya Ravan's Fan Page will kick in. From there, we shall hit The Underground Garage website. BINGO! 1000 is well in reach. I have to admit that you are an Amazing Resource, to say the least! Thank You So Very Much, Steed! Any LSUG member worth their weight in gold are now committed to spread the word of Steed Collis! Your Reputation shall become Legendary! In Due time! Maybe even sooner! Thanks again, Steed! Sincerely, SMRZ!

              • Steed Colliss

                Thanks for the comments... Here is the requested reward: The first fifty shows... Fans of the LSUG deserve to hear those shows... That intro for "Barbarella in Boston" or the one from "Space" leading to Iggy Pop' "Home" are priceless... "There no love in Alderan..." I still laugh at that one...

                That top ten is already "expired"... I'm listening to the 1958 show (615) on my iPod and in the first set, Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally" and the Blues Magoos' "(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet" are both played...

                • Robert P Smarse Jr.

                  No Problem. Steed. It's up to all true UG members to take it from here where you led us with your excellent research. O.K. Blues Magoos: "(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet", gets bumped up to a 2nd place tie with The Young Rascals:"I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore". Then Little Richard: "Long Tall Sally" moves up to a 9th place tie with The Impressions: "Fool For You". All true members need to take it from there and keep tabs. We have to get all true members to join in. No More Heavy Lifting for you, Steed. You are NOT Lorenzo Woodrose! Word Up to JcJohnson63's Facebook Group. Thanks again, Mr. Collis! No rest for the wicked. No sleep until we reach L.A.! Thanks Again, Steed!

                  • jcjohnson63

                    thanks robert! the LSUG Facebook group IS a labor of LOVE! or as Sylvain SYlvain puts it- LUV!!! ;)

            • jcjohnson63

              WOW! VERY impressive!! some i kinda guessed at! LOL it's ALL good! :)

            • DavidWhite

              Steed, I happen to have the playlists for all but one show (#168) and I checked your list. The songs on your list are pretty much the same as what I got, but I have "Friday On My Mind" and "(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet" as co-leaders with 38 times played each.

              A couple of other interesting facts about the most played songs:

              - The most played song on the show if you count ALL the times it was played is "Blues Theme", which has ended every show and was also once played during a show and at least once as a bed between sets for a total of 618 times played.

              - The most played SONG (not counting beds and the outro) by grouping together all versions of the song that have been played is "Louie Louie". Ten different recordings of the song have been played for a total of 50 times played.

              - The only other song that has been played more often than "Friday On My Mind" and "(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet" (if you count all versions of the song played) is "I'm A Man". The Bo Diddley version has been played 17 times and The Yardbirds version has been played 22 times for a total of 39 times played.

              - The most frequently played song that started out as a CSITWTW is a three way tie among "The Dress Up Girls" (by Model Rockets, CSW in show 9), "Mother One Track Mind" (by The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, CSW in show 150), and "Maria Bartiromo (by Joey Ramone, a CSW for one of the test shows produced before show #1, but never aired). These three songs have been played 21 times each.

              • Steed Colliss

                Hello David,

                Thanks for the neat infos !!! Of course, it may have happenned that I've erased a line or two through all the time I've kept up my lists... For example, at the year end show, I found out I had erased the Twylight Zones' "Ride on Baby"... So that can have happenned to others as well...

                All in all, It's true that some songs are played more if we count the different versions...

                Just to let you know that there are 62 shows from which I have no data...

              • Steed Colliss

                Show 168... That's the SMILE ! show... I remember listening to it when it aired originally, but that was before I had started to keep track of the songs... It had a great interview with Brian Wilson...

                • Steed Colliss

                  Just thought of something... The songs of show 168 should be much the same as those of 220, where the Brian Wilson interview is played again...

  • jcjohnson63

    WOW! what an amazing array of bass players! paul is top but entwhistle is KING! love the "new" song and album by paulie! thanks LS! thanks for posting these things too!! CHEERS!

  • Ron Lynch

    High Hopes (Bruce Springsteen), Crossroads (Cream), Soul Man (Sam & Dave), Hurdy Gurdy Man (Donovan) & Rain (Beatles), 5 very cool ones.
    Thanks Stevie,Keep on Rockin.

  • rayner

    a shot of rhythm and blues by rod stewart has songs he did between 64 and 66 fine stuff

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