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Show 640 - Fireworks A Go-Go

Show 640 - Fireworks A Go-Go

Air Date:

Monday, 07 July 2014

Hey baby, Little Steven here.

Summer kicks into high gear with our Fireworks A Go-Go show this weekend.

We have all the information about summer those history books are afraid to tell you.

Such as, who invented the drive-in, the visionary that created the Lava Lamp, and all kinds of invaluable information like that.

Joining us will be the Who, the Turtles, the Beach Boys, the Impressions, the Kinks, and Moby Grape.

It’s our July 4th celebration we call Fireworks A Go-Go in the world’s only Rock n’ Roll dance party on the radio.

I’ll see you on the beach in the Underground Garage.

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  • Playlist:

    Set 1
    Call Me Lightning (Who)
    Fiberglass Jungle (Crossfires)
    One Potato Two Potato (Crossfires)
    Outside Chance (Turtles)
    First Time (Connection)
    The Little Girl I Once Knew (Beach Boys)

    Set 2
    I Want To Take You Higher (Sly & the Family Stone)
    How Is The Air Up There? (La De Das)
    Ok DJ (Steve Conte)
    Fly High Michelle (Enuff Z’nuff)
    I’m Down (Beatles)

    Set 3
    B Movies (The Fast)
    Summertime Blues (Blue Cheer)
    (I Live For) Cars & Girls (Dictators)
    Crash Boom Bang (Bayonets)
    35mm Dreams (Garland Jeffreys)

    Set 4
    Devil You Know (Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger)
    Soul Survivor (Rolling Stones)
    Club Soul City (Gary US Bonds)
    Woman’s Got Soul (Impressions)
    Soul Man (Bruce Springsteen, Sam Moore, & the E Street Band)

    Set 5
    Party Lights (Claudine Clark)
    Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window (Roger Daltrey & Wilko Johnson)
    Till The End Of The Day (Kinks)
    Crime Is Sexy (Dogs)
    Naked If I Want To (Moby Grape)

Comments (20)

  • Steed Colliss

    Cool show... Two "Freaks of the week" (sets three and five)... Cool CSITWTW...

    • Steed Colliss

      (I always click too fast on the "submit button")
      As for UAVIP, I learned that Tesla Motors have also started a program to hire veterans... That, right after putting their patents public... I wish I had the money to buy one of their cars...

  • greggie434

    Can you please crawl out ur window is so coooooooool

  • andrew williams


  • Jon Pike

    Can DavidWhite get a hold of me, please? I would love to see his records of most played songs on The Underground Garage. I am on Facebook. David, so if you give me a friend request on Jon Pike, I'll friend you. I'm making spotify and pandora playlists of Cooolest Songs In The World, Top Artists and Top Songs. I'm compiling Top Artists, right now and the only meaningful places I have for artists currently are: Beatles, Rolling Stones and Yardbirds.

    • Steed Colliss

      "Two oat sodas, Gary..." (You can look up the meaning of that on IMDB...)

      Naaaaa... In all seriousness... If you can wait until tomorrow, I'll provide you and the rest of the LSUG with a list of the top twenty songs played and how many times they were played... (Though it won't include songs from this week's show, "Yellow Submarine"... Also, you should know by now that among the most played artists, you should have the Ramones and Bruce Springsteen... I don't know how long you've been listening to the LSUG, but you'll find out that Little Steven often plugs (and it's his right, it's his show, after all) his stuff and his friends... But then again, remember I wrote "Two oat sodas, Gary..."

      Also, not only for you, but for all the LSUG people, a RIP for Tommy Ramone who passed away two days ago... Everyone should watch the documentary "Ramones: End of the Century", especially the part when Dee Dee is saying that Tommy was actually going to the grocery store to buy meat and potatoes and then going back to his place and cook it and eat... By the way, I was at the Soundgarden show in Quebec City last night and the band did "Rusty Cage" from Badmotorfinger" in Tommy's honour... And some kid at the show had the nerve of asking me at some point what song they were doing and i replied "Black Hole Sun", which was indeed the song the band was playing... Sheeshh... Kids today... Okay... When I think back about it, maybe he wasn't even born when that song was released...

      • Jon Pike

        That's fine Steed. In all seriousness I fully expect some artists that he has produced and.or played on. Springsteen will eventually be up there. I'm expecting some Wicked Cool artists to "pop."

        • Steed Colliss

          37 times:
          Electric Prunes: I Had too Much to Dream (Last Nite)

          36 times:
          Easybeats: Friday on my Mind

          35 times:
          Count Five:Psychotic Reaction
          Rascals: I Ain't Gonna Eat Out my Heart Anymore

          34 times:
          Blues Magoos: (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet

          32 times:
          Knickerbockers: Lies

          31 times:
          Pretty Things: Midnight to Six Man

          30 times:
          Bruce Springsteen (and the E Street Band): Restless Nights
          Rolling Stones: Around and Around

          29 times:
          Bob Dylan: Can You Please Crawl Out your Window ?
          Music Machine: Talk Talk

          28 times:
          Impressions: Fool for You

          27 times:
          Chiffons: I Have a Boyfriend

          26 times:
          Little Richard (and his Band): Long Tall Sally

          25 times:
          Castaways: Liar Liar
          Hollies: Look Through Any Window
          Jeff Beck (Group): Hi Ho Silver Lining
          Nancy Sinatra: Tony Rome
          Nazz: Open my Eyes
          Ramones: Everytime I Eat Vegetables It Makes Me Think of You
          Raspberries: Tonight
          Rolling Stones: She Said Yeah
          Them: I Can Only Give You Everything
          Turtles: Outside Chance
          Who: Pictures of Lily
          Who: Call Me Lightning

          24 times:
          Kinks: Till the End of the Day
          Knickerbockers: One Track Mind
          MC5: Shakin' Street
          Rocky Fellers: Killer Joe
          Rolling Stones: Empty Heart
          Shangri La's: Leader of the Pack

          23 times:
          Kinks: See my Friends
          Paul Revere and the Raiders: Just Like Me

          22 times:
          Arthur Conley: Funky Street
          Beach Boys: Cherry, Cherry Coupe
          Clash: Janie Jones
          Donovan: Hurdy Gurdy Man
          Donovan: Epistle to Dippy
          Hollies: I'm Alive
          Randy and the Rainbows: Denise

          21 times:
          Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon: Palisades Park
          Hollies: Pay You Back with Interest
          Hollies: King Midas in Reverse
          Joey Ramone: Maria Bartiromo
          Rolling Stones: Not Fade Away
          Rolling Stones: Tell Me
          Them: Gloria
          Yardbirds: I'm a Man

          20 times:
          Beatles: Dr Robert
          Beatles: Bad Boy
          Iggy Pop: Cold Metal
          Johnny Rivers: Secret Agent Man
          Little Eva: Keep your Hands Off my Baby
          Model Rockets: The Dress Up Girls
          Pretty Things: Rosalyn
          Rolling Stones: Have You Seen your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow ?
          Standells: Dirty Water
          Tina Sugandh: White Christmas

          19 times:
          100 Proof Aged in Soul: Somebody's Been Sleeping
          Bee Gees: In my Own Time
          Eric Burdon (and the Animals): Boom Boom
          Kinks: Tired of Waiting for You
          Monkees: Last Train to Clarksville
          Rolling Stones: Jumpin' Jack Flash
          Sex Pistols: Pretty Vacant
          Supremes: Dr Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
          Who: Much too Much

          • Robert P Smarse Jr.

            Great Work, as usual, Steed! thanks so much for posting. We can always count on YOU! Peace and Love Be With You1 SMRZ!

            • rivardm

              I don't know Robert...it took Steed and entire day to replay. He may be slipping! Ha ha...all my best Steed!

              Big Mike - Detroit Rock City

          • DavidWhite

            The number of plays a song gets can be a little misleading because some shows get repeated often and others less often, so any songs in those shows get a lot of plays. Tina Sugandh's "White Christmas (Parvati's Pleasure)" is a perfect example. It only has ever been played on the two Christmas shows, but those get replayed every year so the number of times played overall is quite high.

            To get a different perspective on who is most played, I have put together a list of the artists who have had the greatest number of different songs played on the Underground Garage. Here are the top ten:

            1. The Rolling Stones (109 different songs played)
            2. The Beatles (103 different songs played)
            3. The Ramones (64 different songs played)
            4. Bruce Springsteen (with and without the ESB) (58 different songs played)
            5. The Byrds (36 different songs played)
            6. The Kinks (31 different songs played)
            7. The Who (29 different songs played)
            8. Bob Dylan (with and without The Band) (29 different songs played)
            9. The Yardbirds (26 different songs played)
            10. The Beach Boys (25 different songs played)

            Not far off the top ten list are two bands that are noteworthy because all of the songs of theirs that have been played were released in the 2000s. The Woggles have had 23 different songs played (released between 2000 and 2013) and Cocktail Slippers have had 20 different songs played (released between 2003 and 2014).

            It's a lot harder for new bands to get a lot of different songs played now because pretty much the only way to get played now is to have a new song picked as the CSITWTW. In the early days of the show Little Steven played a lot more current music whether or not it was a CSITWTW pick. Most songs by The Woggles and almost half the songs by Cocktail Slippers were never CSITWTW picks. So it's not likely any band will challenge these two for most songs played of post-2000 releases.

      • rivardm

        The Dude abides....

        • Steed Colliss

          Yeah well, that's just, ya know, like, your opinion, man...

  • Michael L Geiger

    Why do you play the same "fireworks" show every year ...GREAT music but why not a new one...

  • Ron Lynch

    Just saw Bruce's vid on Hunter of Invisible Game on the web site. I whole lot of artistic talent in this Vid. Bruce digs so deep into this character he makes it really believable.
    5 cool ones here tonight. One Potato Two Potato (Crossfires), I’m Down (Beatles), (I Live For) Cars & Girls (Dictators), Soul Man (Bruce Springsteen, Sam Moore, & the E Street Band) & Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window (Roger Daltrey & Wilko Johnson).
    Thanks Stevie, Keep on Rockin.

  • andrew williams

    R.I.P. Tommy!! This show has been a very positive experience as well as educating for me from the beginning of the show up to now! Thanks Steven!!!!!!

  • andrew williams

    And thank your collaborators too very much!!!!!!

  • andrew williams

    We listen to you on 105.5 MMM out of Madison(Madtown),WI.

  • jcjohnson63

    love the classic update and thanks for giving some love to sean lennon! RIP tommy ramone! I fully expect a tribute show in the future they deserve it!!!! thanks for posting once again! :)

  • Jon Pike

    I had to re-do my most-played artists list. I'll update as necessary. Here is the only meaningful result at this point: Beach Boys.

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