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Show 632 - Motherly Love

Show 632 - Motherly Love

Air Date:

Monday, 12 May 2014

Hey baby, Little Steven here.

You know what week this is, don’t you?

That’s right, mama mia, it’s Mother’s Day.

Joining us will be such mother lovers as Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Moby Grape, and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles.

Come find out what the Runaways, Little Walter, and the Rutles have in common.

We have more records by the Mother’s Of Invention than you have heard in the last ten years.

It’s a mother loving good time 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:
    Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby (Rolling Stones)
    Mama Said (Shirelles)
    Mommy’s Little Monster (Social Distortion)
    That’s Alright Mama (Elvis Presley)   
    Mother One Track Mind (Soundtrack Of Our Lives)
    Goose Step Mama (Rutles)

    Set 2:
    Motherly Love (Mothers Of Invention)
    I’m A Hog For You Baby (Strypes)
    Hungry Freaks Daddy (Mothers Of Invention)
    Tell Mama (Etta James)
    My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama (Frank Zappa & the Mothers Of Invention)

    Set 3:
    Everybody Loves A Clown (Gary Lewis & the Playboys)
    (What’s So Funny Bout) Peace, Love, & Understanding (Elvis Costello)
    Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes) (Dee Dee Sharp)
    Don’t Hold Back (Mahalia Barnes & the Soul Mates)
    Tears Of A Clown (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles)

    Set 4:
    He’s A Drag (Dahlmanns)
    Bad Boy (Beatles)
    Tell Me Mama (Little Walter)
    This Is Your Sword (Bruce Springsteen)
    Come And Get It (Dollyrots)
    Hey Grandma (Moby Grape)

    Set 5:
    Chew Chew Fee FI Fum (Goldie & the Gingerbreads)
    Never Thought You’d Leave Me (Pleasure Seekers)
    I Love Playin’ With Fire (Runaways)
    La La Land (Go-Go’s)
    In & Out Of My Life In A Day (Pandoras)
    You Give Me (Cocktail Slippers)

Comments (14)

  • Christina Anderson

    Another great show. Mom's and Grandma's should be proud.

  • Ron Lynch

    Robert excellent format and a whole lotta knowledge from ya on the last show & cool. That’s Alright Mama (Elvis Presley) we all would not be complete without Elvis. I’m A Hog For You Baby (Strypes) wicked song, didn't know it was a old tune though. (What’s So Funny Bout) Peace, Love, & Understanding (Elvis Costello) this other Elvis has added many tracks to our lives and he married to a very cool Canadian girl with a smokin/smooth/dreamy voice with awesome piano styles. This Is Your Sword (Bruce Springsteen) this cool Bruce song just has a essence of Ireland, a place where great battles were won & sometimes lost. Can't wait to get back there in July for the wedding in Wicklow. You Give Me (Cocktail Slippers) this composition
    has the hook that won't quick, nice. Thanks Stevie, Keep on Rockin.

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.

      Thanks for the kind words, Ron, as well as letting me use your format. Take Care and Be Well! SMRZ!

  • Steed Colliss

    Great updated repeat of the now yearly classic...

    Love the new Dahlmann's song... They always look like they're having fun (and I'm sure they are...)

    Whenever I hear Elvis Costello's "Peace, Love and Understanding", it reminds me of the Bill Murray's karaoke version in "Lost in Translation"... I guess I'll watch it again (also to look at Scarlett in her peach-colored underwear...)

    It seems it was not too long ago that "La La Land" from the Go-Go's was Coolest Song in the world... I checked and it was in show 222 (July 6, 2006)... I had bought the album way back in 2001... I guess I am getting old... "Throw Me a Curve" was good too...

    Finally, Stevie, if your mother is under twenty, that you listen to this show and can tweet, I think there's a problem somewhere...

    • Steed Colliss

      I think I'll listen to show 442 (Bill Murray) to quench my "fix", even though there seems to be a problem with the jukebox in set 3...

    • ArthurAllen

      My mother is only 16 years older than me, so it's not impossible, though she is 60 now.

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    Mother, Momma, Mama, Ma, Mumsy, Mom. No matter how you say it, she means so very Much! Thank You Very Much, Little Steven, for a show that deserves at least 6 Stars! To celebrate ALL things Motherly! U.G. members can refer to my posted comments from show # 580, from 2 years ago, for my extended comments, if they so choose. I am somewhat surprised, however, that you never mentioned that we celebrated the 100th Anniversary, this year, of that famous date in history, when Woodrow Wilson declared the 2nd Sunday in May as Mother's Day! Yes, as you said, on May 11. 1914, Wilson declared the special day, which made this year's Mother's Day, on the exact 100th Anniversary of the declaration by President Woodrow Wilson! But, it certainly is such a special day, to say the least! Thanks again to The Administrator, for getting the show up into the Archives all within 48 hours! EXCELLENT WORK! O.K. MAMA MIA, MAMA MIA! Show #632! WOW! This week, I shall add an additional treat for all UG members. That is, I shall celebrate famous and infamous movie mothers, as well! SPOILER ALERT! Read my comments only if you so choose to do so! O.K.? Motherly Love! "Don't you ever go out with friends"? A Boy's Best Friend Is His Mother"! Why, yes that's Norman Bates, from the 1960 thriller by Mr. Alfred Hitchcock, "Psycho"! Now did you all know that Norman's mother's name was NORMA? She was the matriarch of The Bates Hotel, a sardonic and rather terrifying case study of every Freudian theory gone horribly wrong! Or really, was SHE really THAT bad as a MOTHER? Norman, certainly didn't think so. He had a very special relationship with HIS mother! "Not the wine cellar, Norman NO"! Following the patented Ron Lynch method of choosing 1 tune per set, I shall choose The Rolling Stones with Have You Seen Your Mother Baby? The reason being is that they all look so Motherly all dressed up in drag. Why there's even a nurse, just in case something goes wrong! I must admit that it took me a while to get used to that tune when I 1st heard it in the Fall of 1966, with those Horns blasting and all! It certainly was very fitting that I was attending my very 1st year of college at Salem State College in that rather weird city of Salem, Massachusetts! WHEW! Only stayed one year there because my major changed from Business Administration to Psychology, and transferred back to Westfield State College, which is now WSU! But I digress. Set 2. The Frank Zappa set. I must 1st choose Motherly Love from that excellent debut L.P. "Freak Out". I remember playing that 2 sided L.P. over and over in the dorms at Salem State. Help I'm A Rock! My choice of mother for set 2 would be Joan Crawford as "Mildred Pierce", from the 1945 movie of the same name. I guess that it would be only fair to screen it with "Mommie Dearest"! To Be Fair! I shall also pick Hungry Freaks, Daddy, because "Freak Out" was a 2 record set! Just staying fair, here. Also because Zappa was such a MOTHER, himself! We all miss you, Frank! I'm glad to say that all litigation within the Zappa family has been settled, so you can go out and buy all of The Mothers Of Invention L.P.'s that you want. As well as all ZAPPA L.P.'s. Set 3. Dedicated to Wavy Gravy, who, I am fortunate to say, I even met in person at Woodstock those long/short 45 years ago coming up this August! Luckily, I met Mr. Hugh Romney OUTSIDE of the 'bad trips' tent. A very nice man, indeed! My musical choice shall be the OTHER Elvis, Mr. Costello, with (What's So Funny Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding? My reason would be that that tune is as relevant even today as much as it was when Mr. Nick Lowe wrote it and performed it with the vastly underrated British Band, Brinsley Schwartz! Mr. Costello included it in his "Armed Forces" L.P. My movie mother here would be Shelley Winters, who played Ma Barker in Roger Corman's 1969 trash, Psychotronic, Masterpiece, "Bloody Mama". The fine cast also included Mr. Robert De Niro, as well as Bruce Dern. I guess that you could say that it was rather unfortunate, Or NOT, that Ma Barker and her boys liked to rob banks and kill people! But those 1930's were one crazy time. Set 4. I shall choose Little Walter with Tell Me Mama, because Little Walter was the very best Harp player that ever put that harmonica up to his lips. And also, the fine tune comes from ALL the way back of 1953! Very Impressive! Plus, he had just left Muddy Waters and his great band. My mother here would be Angela Lansbury, from the very fine 1962 flick, "The Manchurian Candidate", where she played Mr. Laurence Harvey's mother. I shall never forget that shot of her poised next to a giant Queen Of Diamonds! WHEW! Mr. John Frankenheimer directed that fine Cold War paranoid Masterpiece. Actually, Mr. Frank Sinatra, who was also in the film, and owned the rights, pulled the movie OUT of circulation shortly after JFK'S assassination because he was so freaked out over that day in Dallas. He kept it off of all movie screens until the late 80's, I do believe. Set 5. Very appropriately dedicated to all girl groups who actually played their own instruments. How About that!? I shall choose Goldie & The Gingerbreads with Chew Chew Fee Fi Fum, which I always call Joy-Boy. The reason being is that Goldie, aka Genya Ravan, Hi Genya!, were the very 1st Girls to actually play their own instruments! Excellent indeed! In addition, the fine tune came out in 1963! Genya was a survivor of the Holocaust, and fled Poland to NYC where she ran with various street gangs, before she got into music. I highly recommend her excellent book titled "Lollipop Lounge", in which she details her memoirs which are truly astonishing! It 1st came out in 2004, which means that it is now 10 years old. WOW! I happen to have a personally autographed copy. I 1st met Genya when she fronted the very cool band Ten Wheel Drive, way back in 1969, when they played at Westfield State College! My final choice for mother would have to be Ma Jarret, who was the mother of Cody Jarret, played by Mr. James Cagney, in the 1949 Masterpiece, "White Heat". Nice sound byte in the show by Cagney. "Made it Ma, Top of The World", just before poor Cody went up in flames. Well, I guess that's it for yet another week. I guess that I shall see you next week. Just remember one more thing! If it wasn't for your Mother, there wouldn't be a YOU! Thanks again, Stevie, for the truly Excellent show! To all who live IN and FOR, the Underground Garage, Peace Be With You! EEYAHH! SMRZ!

    • Steed Colliss

      Hey Robert,

      580 was last year... In my case, my movie mother is KariWuhrer who played Scarlett Johansson's mom in "Eight Legged Freaks"... Oufff... That's two mentions of Scarlett from my part... Kari was also the "You got to shave before you leave the house in a dress like that, and I don't mean your legs !" girl in "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane"...

      • Robert P Smarse Jr.

        I guess that you could say that you have a thing for Scarlett. She is a beauty! So, that means you have something in common with Rhett Butler. Boy, you certainly do keep good company. And also, I guess that 580 + 52 = 632! I'd say that you are correct, sir! Speaking of Ford Fairlane. Did you catch Andrew Dice Clay in "Blue Jasmine"? The guy can actually still act, and not just do stand-up. Take Care, Up There, Mr. Steed Colliss! By the way, I think that you have the coolest moniker. Is that really YOU?

        • Steed Colliss

          Yeah... Scarlett from G.I.Joe, though.... Nah, didn't see "Blue Jasmine"... for the name, it's an alias... When pronounced in French, it's a swearing expression... Happey that you think it's cool...

  • ArthurAllen

    Great show, but the clicking on the last two most recent Coolest Songs of the World is annoying. They're too frequent to be 45 scratches; more like 78 scratches. Oh what a wonderful digital age we live in.

  • michaeel spencer

    great show for mothers and motherlovers

  • jcjohnson63

    FINALLY got a chance to listen and it was well worth it! we moved so I got a bit occupied! LOVE this one! the dahlmans are awesome! thanks for the support! thanks for posting mister poster man!! or woman! LOL ;P

  • Chris Dougherty

    The Runaways should be in the R & R Hall of Fame. They solidified the architecture of women's rock.

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