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Show 634 - Bob Dylan

Show 634 - Bob Dylan

Air Date:

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Hey baby, Little Steven here.

It is Bob Dylan’s birthday this week, and helping us celebrate will be the Ramones, Gary U.S. Bonds, Jason & the Scorchers, George Harrison, and Jimi Hendrix.

Come find out what the Turtles, Little Richard, and Al Aronowitz have in common.

I’ll give you a hint. It has something to do with Reverend Garry Davis.

I’ll see you at the world’s only Rock n’ Roll dance party on the radio.

I’ll see you in the Underground Garage.

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  • Playlist:

    Set 1
    The Times They Are A Changin’ (Byrds)
    Subterranean Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan)
    My Back Pages (Ramones)   
    I’m A Hog For You Baby (Strypes)
    Groovy Little Suzy (Little Richard)
    Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? (Bob Dylan)

    Set 2
    I Feel Fine (Beatles)
    Holly (Nick Waterhouse)
    From A Buick 6 (Gary U.S. Bonds)
    Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat (Bob Dylan)

    Set 3
    I Want You (Bob Dylan)
    Absolutely Sweet Marie (Jason & the Scorchers)
    Gotta Serve Somebody (Etta James)
    He’s A Drag (Dahlmanns)
    The Mighty Quinn (Manfred Mann)

    Set 4
    Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? (Roger Daltry & Wilko Johnson)
    If Not For You (George Harrison)
    Don’t Hold Back (Mahalia Barnes & the Soul Mates)
    This Is Your Sword (Bruce Springsteen)
    Silvio (Bob Dylan)

    Set 5
    Midnight Shift (Buddy Holly & the Crickets)
    All I Really Want To Do (Cher)
    You Give Me (Cocktail Slippers)
    Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Bob Dylan & the Band)
    All Along The Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix)

Comments (12)

  • ajfetzer

    Thank you Steven.
    Happy Birthday to the great one Bobby Dylan!

  • Steed Colliss

    Good show as usual... For those wondering about the musical beds, check out shows 112, 164, 238, 320, 425, 477 and 529...

    I guess we'll have to wait for next week for the new Palmyra Delran song to be CSTWTW...

  • Marlene Sullivan

    I dug Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat and Silvio. I'd never heard either before and never would have ever were it not for UG....grazie mille.

  • Robert P Smarse Jr.

    Johnny's in the basement/mixing up the medicine/I'm on the pavement/Thinking 'bout the government/The man in a trench coat/Badge out, laid off/Says he's got a bad cough/Wants to get paid off, Oh, excuse me. I was just working on some new song lyrics. Thank You Very Much, Little Steven, for yet another 5 star yearly tribute to my favorite folk singer, Mr. Bob Dylan! Quite the tunesmith, I'd say. Always a treat to hear him on your show each year. Cannot get enuff of him, it seems. My very 1st time seeing Bob was at the Bushnell Memorial, in Hartford, Ct., on October 30, 1965. This was just a bit more than 3 months after his infamous appearance at Newport, Rhode Island, when he set the World ablaze with his electric guitar! I've seen Bob exactly 10 times, altogether, and shall give my review of each and every show. But NOT today! Spare all UG members. O.K. show #634, DYLAN! This week, I shall try to stick to the patented Ron Lynch method of 1 tune per set, while adding exactly WHY I chose that tune. O.K.? SPOILER ALERT! If you do not want to read my ramblings, simply DO NOT! Set 1. I shall select Subterranean Homesick Blues. My reasoning? Because as Dylan, himself, said, "It's from Chuck Berry, a bit of 'Too Much Monkey Business', and some of the scat songs of the 40's" Quote from Bob, himself, from 2004. Can 2004 already be 10 long/short years ago? Also, because, according to producer Paul Rothchild, he and Victor Maimudes, had themselves, introduced Dylan to LSD just a few months earlier, following a Spring, 1964 concert at the University of Massachusetts, in Amherst. "If you ask me, that was the beginning of the mystical Sixties right there", according to Rothchild. I took some graduate courses at UMASS, as well as ended teaching classes in Film Noir, some 35-40 years later, myself. How about that? but I digress. Set 2. I shall select From A Buick 6, as done by that very good singer, Mr. Gary U.S. Bonds. My reason is simply because that fine tune was from MY favorite Dylan L.P., Highway 61 Revisited. Yeah, Baby, talk about those Mercury Acid years, between his 3 excellent L.P.'s, Bringing It all Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde. Nobody would EVER top those 3! Especially in view of the fact that they were ALL recorded by Dylan, within a 14 month time span. WOW! Set 3. I select I Want You, as done by Bob, himself. The reason? Because I still have that 45 with a very nice picture sleeve of Bob sort of jumping for joy on the cover. Not too many L.P. covers, as well as 45 covers display Dylan in Motion! Really. Check it out for yourself! Set 4. My selection shall be Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?, as done by Mr. Roger Daltry and Mr. Wilko Johnson, which also happens to be TCSITWTW, as selected by you, Stevie. Excellent Pick! The 2 really do kick some ass with that fine very underappreciated gem by Bob, which actually received very little airplay as a 45. Go Figure! I also have that 45. But alas, there is no picture sleeve in my collection. Anybody willing to part with 1 if, indeed, there is one? I'll gladly take it off of your hands. Even pay some good $ for it. Please get back to me if you do. I'm also going to pick a 2nd tune from the 4th set, which would be Silvio. The reason for that selection is that it is a tribute to yourself, Stevie, as well as that excellent HBO show which captured a nation for quite a few years, THE SOPRANOS! Yes, that great series about singing in The Metropolitan Opera House. Set 5. I shall select 2 tunes here. 1st, Baby Let Me Follow You Down, as performed by Bob and The Band, from that very excellent movie, The Last Waltz. My reasoning here is simply because it is the very best version of that fine tune that I've ever heard! I shall also select All Along The Watchtower, as performed by Mr. Jimi Hendrix. The simple reason here is that it is 1 tune that another artist covers of Dylan and even makes it BETTER! Now, keep in mind that is in my very humble opinion. "No reason to get excited, the thief he kindly spoke, there are many here among us, who feel that life is but a joke". Yes, I know that's the 2nd verse, but it is my favorite line in that great tune. So, there you have it. Any good? What? I didn't do the sound bytes because I already did those in past Dylan shows. If you really want to hear them, please go up into The Archives. At Your Own Risk! Thanks again, Little Steven, for my yearly Dylan Fix! Am continuing to dig your excellent sponsors, The United Association, UAVIP. Which, as you said, Stevie, are providing some very valuable training and helping our Veterans to find valuable jobs in the Piping Industry. You should feel very proud, indeed, for having them aboard. Well, I guess that's it for yet another week. "There must be some way out of here, said the joker to the thief/There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief". Just working on some more new lyrics. No, I must confess that is Bob's opening verse, or at least the 1st 1/2, of All Along The Watchtower. To all who live IN and FOR, The Underground Garage, Peace Be With You! EEYAHH! SMRZ!!

    • Steed Colliss

      Hey Bobby...

      Second verse ? Second verse, same as the first... Ooops, wrong tribute show... "The pump don't work 'cause the vandals took the handle..." That's the correct one... For another Bob Dylan tribute, watch Weird Al Yankovic's "Bob" with all palindromes with the video with supposedly Allenn Ginsberg in the background...

      But back to Dylan... "Subterranean Homesick Blues was my first encounter with Dylan, but through the Red Hot Chili Peppers who did a cover on their "Uplift Mofo Party Plan"... Way before "Blood Sugar Sex Magik"... Then I had some friends who had Dylan's "Greatest Hits", but no song really interested me... Until I heard "Highway 61", "Tombstone Blues" and Maggie's Farm" later...

      And about how quickly he could put songs together, just watch Scorsese's "No Direction Home"... The part where Bob is outside a corner store and he's making up all these lines with just the words outside the store... Or read the Playboy interview from 1966 where he tells the story of why he took the rock'n'roll route... (with part of the text used in the movie "I'm Not There"...

      See ya later in 1961 !!!

      • Robert P Smarse Jr.

        Loved "No Direction Home"-Scorsese! Now don't forget that Dylan's Mercury Stage got it's beginning at that 1964 Spring UMASS Concert, which is where I did some assistant teaching in both Film Noir, as well as Foreign Film! Just a short 45 minutes away from where I now have retired. That's when and where Rothchild slipped him those little LSD cubes. From there, he started writing Subterranean Homesick Blues, as well as planting seeds for his trio of Excellent L.P.'s. Wish that I had been old enough to go see him in 1964, but so much EXPLODED in 1965! WILL NEVER forget THAT show in Hartford. DIG IT! SMRZ!

  • Ron Lynch

    Its all good,warmer weather is headed this way. 5 very cool ones here/ya can't go wrong with Dylan. Subterranean Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan), Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat (Bob Dylan), Gotta Serve Somebody (Etta James), this cover blows my mind. Gotta go with 2 on this set, these guys are the book ends to my music life. This Is Your Sword (Bruce Springsteen)& Silvio (Bob Dylan). 2 here also Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Bob Dylan & the Band) & All Along The Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix) this song is above many many songs, wickedly good. Thanks Stevie, Keep on Rockin.

  • littlebigman

    Tony Soprano: "Tell them, Sil, what two things are not affected by a bad economy?"
    Silvio: "Certain aspects of show business...and our thing."

    Right, as always, Consigliari.
    And we still don't need a weatherman to know which way the (answering) wind blows...there's only one of His Bobness. Timeless, ageless, limitless...

    Happy Birthday, Zimmy. Bada bing.

  • jcjohnson63

    thanks for a nice tribute to a KING!!!!! DYLAN IS GOD! or at least john the Baptists! LOL! THNAK YOU for playing something off the wilko Johnson album! it kicks ass!! play him before he dies from cancer!!!!!! thanks for posting too!!! :)

  • ACB

    Great Show with a few twists. Everyone wanted to be Dylan. Don't forget Nazareth's cover of The Ballad of Hollis Brown--wow.Way too many people under the influence of the man.

  • ACB

    Way to many as in where would we be without him!!!

  • greggie434

    Love this show!

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