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Show 633 - Almost Summer

Show 633 - Almost Summer

Air Date:

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

People are eating outside, they got the top down, and they ain’t waiting for some official announcement.

Surfs always up in the Underground Garage baby, and this weeks beach party features the Byrds, the Amboy Dukes, the Stones, the Yardbirds, the Beatles, and R.E.M.

We got the top down baby, and we’re cruisin’, we’re freezin’, but we don’t care this weekend in the Underground Garage.

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  • Playlist:

    Set 1
    Gonna Hustle You (Jan & Dean)
    Eight Days A Week (Beatles)
    25 Hours A Day (Jimmie Jukebox)
    He’s A Drag (Dahlmanns)   
    Smile On Me (Yardbirds)
    I’m A Hog For You Baby (Strypes)
    Fool For You (Impressions)

    Set 2
    World Wide Suicide (Pearl Jam)
    Journey To The Center Of The Mind (Amboy Dukes)
    Don’t Hold Back (Mahalia Barnes & the Soul Mates)
    Have You Seen Your Mother Baby? (Rolling Stones)
    It’s The End Of The World (R.E.M.)

    Set 3
    Wasn’t Born To Follow (Byrds)
    Evil Boy (Stiv Bators)
    Star (Stealer’s Wheel)
    You Give Me (Cocktail Slippers)
    Nothing’s Too Good For My Baby (Stevie Wonder)

    Set 4
    Holly (Nick Waterhouse)
    My Baby Don’t Care (Gants)
    Come And Get It (Dollyrots)
    What I Like About You (Romantics)

    Set 5
    When The Night Falls (Eyes)
    Glad All Over (Verbs)
    Tobacco Road (Nashville Teens)
    Money Money Money (Mark Rivera)
    Old John Robertson (Byrds)

Comments (30)

  • Ron Lynch

    Another great bit of info on the last show Robert. 5 cool ones here/ Eight Days A Week (Beatles) this song is about 50 years old but can still stand side by side with todays great songs. Don’t Hold Back (Mahalia Barnes & the Soul Mates) sweet song. Wasn’t Born To Follow (Byrds)from Easy Rider so I gotta pick it. Come And Get It (Dollyrots) a rockin tune. Money Money Money (Mark Rivera) Mark rocks out on this one. Well summer has to show up sometime,still waiting for it. Got 2 rides in so far & a couple of Bullitt blasts down the road. Thanks Stevie, Keep on Rockin.

  • marcus kasparian

    enough with glad all over by the verbs its not that good don't dig steve jordan playing to appease some bimbo karaoke singer

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.

      EXCUUUUUUCE ME! Mr. Kasparian, but the tune rocks HARD!

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.

      Would you please give the Excellent show your 5 Star rating that it so rightfully deserves! Thank You Very Much! SMRZ!

      • DavidWhite

        Robert, do you really want us to give our honest star ratings? I mean, it seems clear that Little Steven has been literally phoning it in for a long time - the last new show was in January, four months ago. Sometimes the song descriptions at the end of sets are clearly out of date - like this week Little Steven defending playing Pearl Jam against criticisms he would have received in 2006 when the show first aired and it had just been a CSW. Even the introductions for the newer former CSWs are the same week to week now. (Yes, we all know it takes cojones to cover "Glad All Over", thank-you.)

        Last week was the 8th time Little Steven aired the same Mother's Day show with the same stories at the start of each set. I boldly predict that next week will be the 11th annual broadcast of the Memorial Day show where we will (again) be told the history of Decoration Day etc, etc. Past history also strongly suggests that the week after that will be the 9th broadcast of the Sgt. Pepper's show. Would you also like my start ratings of those shows now or should I wait until next week?

        Don't get me wrong. I love the Underground Garage and it is still worth checking out to hear the new CSW is each week. But there are a lot of shows that are otherwise worth skipping. Next week, I'll check here to see what the new CSW for the week is, but unless Little Steven pulls off a big surprise, I probably will not listen to most of the Memorial Day show. I've heard all the stories 10 times over.

        • Robert P Smarse Jr.

          David. I truly am sincere about my star ratings. I have only been able to get the show over the last 3 years, and my ratings are sincere. How did you feel when you 1st heard these shows? Weren't you blown away? I AM! that's why I still get elated, excited, and have a weekly dance party at my house. If you can think back to those 1st 3 years when you 1st heard the shows, you most likely can understand the elation when I hear the intro to each show. I know that you and Steed are the ultimate long-time faithful listeners who actually take the time to count how many times each song is played year after year. Yes, I am 66 but I am an infant compared to you who has heard the shows over and over. Therefore it's not even fair to put me in your place as regards listening to these shows. Maybe in about 3-4 years when I have heard a small fraction of what you have my enthusiasm will dwindle. But until then, I will continue to revel in utter ecstasy with the great tunes each week. For example, I taught film Noir in the 5 college area with students from Amherst College, Umass, Smith College, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire College which are in a small radius of 7 miles and I NEVER heard the segment on Robert Montgomery, who plays in 1 of my Top 20 Classic Noirs. I was extremely elated to even here the 5th set dedicated to Robert. The Noir that I am referring to is "Ride The Pink Horse", from 1941, which is NOT even out on dvd! So I shall continue to enjoy the shows until I nolonger find them entertaining, enlightening, educational, and flat-out FUN! The show is my weekly Salvation! So, please understand where I am coming from and maybe you will feel differently about MY weekly fix. Thank You for your attention, and could you please post the top 20 songs that have been played the most frequently over all the shows? I would appreciate it very much. Thank You Very Much! Sincerely, SMRZ!

          • Steed Colliss

            Film Noir ? Have you seen the new book with that title from Taschen ? "Film Noir. 100 All-Time Favorites" edited by Jurgen Muller who brought us "Movies from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90, 2000s (the 50s, 40s, 30s and 20s also exist, but I have yet to read them)...

            Also, there's a second "Sin City" coming out soon, with the storyline from "A Dame to Kill For"...

            • Robert P Smarse Jr.

              Yes, I actually was sent a copy of the fine book by Taschen, but unfortunately, I lent it to a former student of mine and now he can't find it. The titles by Taschen of the 100 all-time favorites have been appearing on the Film Noir site on FB! And yes, I am rather curious about the 2nd "Sin City" with the adaptation from the storyline of 'A Dame To Kill For" Should be very interesting. I have been leaning more towards the neo-noir cycle lately, as opposed to classic Noir and Retro-Noir. Catching up on titles from the 60's forward. thanks for your feedback, Steed, and have a sparkling Memorial Day Weekend! Steed Collis would be a very good name for a porno star-stud. Is that where you took it from? Take Care, Mr. Colliss! Sincerely, SMRZ!

              • Steed Colliss

                It's the pronounciation equivalent of two very nasty religious swearing words in french... You being in Massachussets, you've probably heard some "francos" say that expression... I'm quite sure Jack Kerouac knew it... I think I should look into that, to see if there are any records of him using it...

          • DavidWhite

            I have not updated the most frequently played songs list in a while, but then again that only means that any changes are due to which repeat shows were chosen. One of the songs on the list, "Around And Around", owes half of all times it was played to just three different shows that have been repeated year after year after year (one of which being the "Decoration Day" show, which will almost certainly being played again next week). So a simple "most played" list skews towards songs that were played on shows that are repeated. But...

            Here is the top 20 (and ties) list as of February this year:

            1. (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet - The Blues Magoos (38 plays)
            1. Friday On My Mind - The Easybeats (38 plays)
            3. I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore - The Rascals (37)
            4. Psychotic Reaction - The Count Five (34)
            4. I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) - The Electric Prunes (34)
            4. Lies - The Knickerbockers (34)
            7. Midnight To Six Man - The Pretty Things (33)
            7. Around And Around - The Rolling Stones (33)
            9. Talk Talk - The Music Machine (32)
            10. Restless Nights - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (31)
            11. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window - Bob Dylan (30)
            12. I Have A Boyfriend - The Chiffons (28)
            12. See My Friends - The Kinks (28)
            12. I Can Only Give You Everything - Them (28)
            15. Liar, Liar - The Castaways (27)
            15. Tony Rome - Nancy Sinatra (27)
            15. She Said Yeah - The Rolling Stones (27)
            15. Call Me Lightning - The Who (27)
            19. Fool For You - The Impressions (26)
            19. One Track Mind - The Knickerbockers (26)
            19. Long Tall Sally - Little Richard (26)
            19. Tonight - The Raspberries (26)
            19. Empty Heart - The Rolling Stones (26)
            19. Leader Of The Pack - The Shangri-Las (26)

            • Robert P Smarse Jr.

              David. Thank You very Much, for posting the list. I really appreciate it. One fierce battle between The Blues Magoos, The Easybeats, and the Young Rascals for the top spot. I'm sorry to hear that you find the shows so uninspiring but maybe I will feel the same way in a couple of more seasons.I hope that you have a very fine Holiday Weekend, if you so choose to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend. Again, Thanks for your excellent research! Pax Em Biscum! SMRZ!

            • Steed Colliss

              I have pretty much the same thing... But I've already admitted that I'm missing about fifty shows...

        • Steed Colliss

          Hey David,

          It won't be Decoration Day next week... It'll be Dylan... An updated repeat from 112, 164, 268, 320, 425, 477 and 529...

          • DavidWhite


            2013: "Motherly Love" (the day after Mother's Day, then The Who, then "Decoration Day" (on Memorial Day).
            2012: "Motherly Love" (the day after Mother's Day, then Dylan, then "Decoration Day" (on Memorial Day).
            2011: "Motherly Love" (the day after Mother's Day, then The Ramones, then Dylan, then "Decoration Day" (on Memorial Day).
            2010: "Motherly Love" (the day after Mother's Day, then The Who, then Dylan, then "Decoration Day" (on Memorial Day).
            2009: "Motherly Love" (the day after Mother's Day, then The Who, then "Decoration Day" (on Memorial Day).
            2008: "Motherly Love" (the day after Mother's Day, then Dylan, then "Decoration Day" (on Memorial Day).
            2007: "Motherly Love" (the day after Mother's Day, then Dylan, then "Decoration Day" (on Memorial Day).
            2006: "Decoration Day" (on Memorial Day). (No Mother's Day show and no Dylan show).
            2005: "Motherly Love" (the day after Mother's Day, then The Who, then Dylan, then "Memorial Day '05" (on Memorial Day).
            2004: "Memorial Daze" (on Memorial Day). (No Mother's Day show, but Dylan the week before).
            2003: Show #60: The first Memorial Day show (on Memorial Day). (No Mother's Day show, but the first Dylan show was the week before).
            Show #8, aired on Memorial Day 2002, was not a Memorial Day show. There was no Dylan show and no Mother's Day show in 2002.

            So you see there is a pattern of 11 years in a row of the Memorial Day show being aired on Memorial Day, which is this coming Monday. Many years there is a Dylan show the week before, but not always. If there were going to be a Dylan show this year, it would have been this one, #633, the week between Mother's Day and Memorial Day. Little Steven is (rightly) proud of his association with the UAVIP program. There's no way he won't make it 12 years in a row for the Memorial Day show to be on Memorial Day. I have no complaint about that. I just wish he had a fresh song list and some fresh intros.

            • Steed Colliss

              It's just that UG tweeted yesterday that show 634 would be Dylan...

              The intro to show 8 (Star Trek), was very cool...

            • Robert P Smarse Jr.

              A Boy's Best Friend Is His Mother!

  • Steed Colliss

    Cool Updated Repeat from show 216 (Top Down) with the Dennis Hopper set from 215... However, M. Hopper is no longer "Freak of the Week"...

    Hey !!!! It's Happy Birthday to me !!!! It's been ten years since I first listened to an Underground Garage show... It was the Ramones Show on May 17, 2004...

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.

      Congrats to You is right! Steed, could you please update the most played tunes list that David posted up through Feb. When you get the time, that is! Thanks!

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    Evidence of Eternity! Unlimited Possibilities! Why it must be Almost Summer! Show #633! Thank You Very Much, Little Steven, for another 5 star special, that was so good, that I played Both Sat. and Sunday Nights. Except on Sat., May 17, I saw/heard you say, "every night you do this"? YES! Great show at the Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Ct. 30 songs, 3 hours and 10 minutes of utter bliss! Great to see you stage right, from Bruce! But 1st, I must comment on the show. This week, I shall vary a bit from the patented Ron Lynch style of posted comments, by including either ONE, or TWO tunes from each set. Once again, SPOILER ALERT! You do NOT have to read. Proceed at your own risk! I shall not be held accountable for any brain drain on the reader's part. O.K. Set 1. Gonna Hustle You(When Summer Comes). REASON. Because that's what I did in those Summer Days of my youth so many years ago. Performed by Jan & Dean. And YES, Brian Wilson's Dad was ticked because Brian wrote the tune with Jan, and then gave it to Jan & Dean. Too Bad for you, Murray, but good for radio listeners. I shall also choose Fool For You by The Impressions because the lead vocal by Curtis Mayfield was from another planet, and truly excellent! From 1968! Set 2. Dedicated to Stanislaw Petrow! Why? Because he saved our asses, and so many asses over the entire world, back on 9-26-83. We sure did not want any Doomsday Machine blasting the entire World to Kingdom Come! Excellent sound bytes from Dr. Strangelove, the 1964 Stanley Kubrick Masterpiece, which happened to be at least 20 years before it's time. But was so spot-on for the time. We hear Major Kong, played by Slim Pickens, George C. Scott as Jack Ripper, and Peter Sellers as the President in just 1 of the several roles he played in that fine film, including the title character. Gotta keep those Ruskies at bay. Yes, 20 Million at tops! For the 2nd set, I shall choose REM with It's The End Of The World(As We Know It). The reason being that is exactly what it would have been if Stanislaw hadn't held off on the Doomsday Machine, and fired at those 5 American aircraft spotted on radar, which were noted on the early warning system. Thanks, Comrade! Set 3. Dedicated to the late Mr. Dennis Hopper, who was, indeed a true Maverick in every sense of the word. Love those sound bytes from Dennis. Blue Velvet, the 1986 masterpiece directed by David Lynch, gave us Frank Booth. "Oh, from the neighborhood, huh" "Would you like to go for a ride"? Kyle Mc, being somewhat reluctant simply needed some friendly persuasion from Psycho Frank! Also, from the 1979 film, Apocalypse Now, "You don't talk to the man", as well as teling us about The Trip, from 1967, produced and directed by Mr. Roger Corman. Also included in the cast were Peter Fonda, that very sexy Susan Strasberg, and Bruce Dern. The screenplay was by Mr. Jack Nicholson. All of them do like hanging out in the Garage. How would you like to have Dennis guide YOU through your very 1st LSD trip? Musically, I shall select Wasn't Born To Follow by The Byrds, because there are not too many people who would choose to follow Mr. Dennis Hopper. Would You? Excellent composition by Goffin-King. Set 4. I shall select My Baby Don't Care by The Gants, because they were such a fine garage band. Also, the tune is from 1966, which is the exact year in which I graduated from Westfield High School. How About that? I also still maintain that 1965 and 1966 were the very best years for top 40 radio. Try and find 2 other consecutive years in which the mainstream radio top 40 were so Excellent! I through down my sword and challenge anybody to find 2 years of such a lucrative time for top 40! Please Challenge Me! It's not just my humble opinion, it is a FACT! Set 5. Dedicated to Freak Of The Week, Mr. Robert Montgomery I taught Film Noir at various colleges and Robert just happened to be in a classic noir titled Ride The Pink Horse, from 1947. The fine noir also is in my top 20 classic noirs. Mr. Montgomery also directed the film which is actually, as of this time, NOT available on DVD! Can you beat that? "That dame's got a dead fish where her heart oughta be". He also played Philip Marlowe in the 1946 noir, The Lady In The Lake, which he also directed. Now that was a difficult one to pull off because the entire film was shot from the 1st person POV, which means point of view. It was good but not excellent. Musically, I choose When The Night Falls, by The Eyes, who were from London. Reason? The tune was also from 1966, as well as being a play on words with yet another Robert Montgomery film. Night Must Fall, from 1937. I shall also select Money Money Money by Mark Rivera, because the fine tune really kicks some ass, and also because Mr. Rivera has more than paid his dues, and Ringo also happens to play on that fine tune. So there it is Folks! Any good? I hope that you enjoyed my comments, and also that you might possibly have learned at least 1 thing. That would indeed make me happy! I also would like to extend my very heartfelt and sincere Thanks to David White. If you look up above, you should notice David's list of the top 20 most frequently played tunes in The Underground Garage's entire history! Now, that is certainly a feat well worth acknowledging, to say the very least! Really, Thank You Very Much, Mr. White. Now, it is up to ALL UG members to keep account from here on in, if they so choose to do so. Thanks again, Stevie, and it sure was good to see you back from filming "Lilyhammer", and back with the band. I'm sorry that I couldn't make your Sunday Night show with Bruce, especially in view of the fact that the show concluded your U.S. tour. Hey, I just know that 10.000 fans could not have been more elated about your show on Saturday night! O.K. I guess that's it for yet another week. Next week, we shall be listening to and celebrating the 73rd birthday of Mr. Bob Dylan! He wrote quite a few good songs, wouldn't you say? To all who live IN and FOR, The Underground Garage, Peace Be With You! I hope that you have a very nice Decoration/Memorial Day! EEYAHH! SMRZ!

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    Little Steven! I almost forgot to mention that I am still loving your sponsor, UAVIP! The United Association, Veterans in Piping! They continue to provide valuable jobs for our returning Veterans in the Piping Industry! Of course, they 1st provide valuable training to our Veterans, in order for them to receive the jobs, which mean so much and are so very important. Not just Lip Service, as you mention, but real jobs. You should be proud for having them as sponsors! Especially in view of the very sad state of services in the Veteran's Administration! Please continue to keep them aboard as our returning Veterans certainly need all the help that they can get. Certainly a very timely matter in view of this Memorial Day weekend! Thanks again, Stevie, and have a very good Memorial Day Weekend! Sincerely, SMRZ!

  • Christina Anderson

    A lot of complaints about Little Stevie repeating himself. What people are forgetting is, that you may have heard an explanation numerous times,because you've been listening from the beginning,it could be another's 1st time listening. You can always turn it off and not listen. The choice is yours.
    Now to answer the question,that nobody is asking,on Sept. 25,1983 I was in 7th grade,living in Hershey.(MHS) What were you doing?

    • Steed Colliss

      Yeah, well, we need a fix so much that we can't just wait for the next show to air, we go back and listen to the previous shows... It is still unfortunate that the first hundred shows are not there, though a lot of them have become updated repeats...

      You still can't listen to Star Trek (8, with Iggy Pop's "Home" after the intro), or Barbarella in Boston (13, with the "Barbarella Queen of the Galaxy" song in the intro and I'm still laughing at Steven saying "I don't wanna go to Alderan, there's no love on Alderan..."

      You still can't listen to the School of Rock (78) show with the Jack Black interview...

      There was the whole series of Cities/Years somewhere between shows 50 and 77, but you can get an idea listening to show 106 (London/1964)...

      You can listen to show 160, Texas, that was played before as show 31 and 46 with the Moving Sidewalks' "99th Floor" right after the intro...

      Good shows that you can listen to (and that are very informative), that haven't been repeated in a long time are Smile! with the Brian Wilson interview (220, repeat of 168), Iggy ! with the Iggy Pop interview (224, repeat of 172) and probably the coolest show: Yardbirds ! with the Jim McCarty interview (229)... That show was very special in one way: It was the first show ever to feature all songs from one band aside from only one "contemporary song" per set... Even the Beatles, the Stones, the Ramones have not gotten that...

      Oh, yeah... And there's also the Heeeere's Rocky ! show (281) which was hilarious...

      We may complain that a lot of the shows repeat themselves, but we know where the nuggets are...

  • Jon Pike

    Getting back into listening to the show again. I love all this seemingly disparate music somehow works together. Old and new. Well-known and obscure.

  • jcjohnson63

    CONTROVERSY????? WOW!!!!! maybe I am a traditionalist.i will re read a book several times to get the full effect. same with LSUG! I always get a spiritual recharge on sundays! I go to church in the morning and listen to LSUG in the evening. and I LOVE IT!!! do you REALLY get tired of the MUSIC? and yes I can quite him. SO WHAT? thanks for another classic update.thanks for posting these things too! all love to everyone here! :)

    • jcjohnson63

      I meant I can quote LS sometimes.sorry for that!!

  • mygeneration

    Anybody know how we can find out the intros and outros? The older playlists used to include them.

    • Robert P Smarse Jr.

      Yes, as Steed has said. Shows with the same theme will usually have ALL of the musical beds listed, intros and outros. You just have to go back to the older shows listed in The Archives! HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! REMEMBER! HONOR! CELEBRATE! SMRZ!

  • Steed Colliss

    That's what we were talking about, about the shows repeating themselves...

    You can find the musical beds for this show on show 216, aside from the Dennis Hopper set for which you have to look at the same set but of show 215...

  • greggie434

    Christina is right, if u don't like the repeats, don't listen!

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