Episode 161 / Meat The Beatles


Just in time for Sir Paul McCartney’s 75th birthday, we present Episode161 / Meat The Beatles, a collection of Beatles songs that were covered by other artists in their own inimitable style! In keeping with our policy of being weird, wonderful and slightly unpredictable, the most covered song in history (“Yesterday”) is not included in this installment — owing to our arbitrary time constraints, we were only able to include a small sampling of the thousands of Beatle covers out there. However, we do start off with Jimi Hendrix’s version of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, as you might have heard), along with some rather bizarre variations such as the William Shatner version of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds or A Hard Day’s Night as done by Peggy Lee! We can work it out!

1.  Jimi Hendrix – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

2.  The Donnas – Drive My Car

3.  Eric Johnson – Paperback Writer

4.  Billy J. Kramer – I Call Your Name

5.  Beach Boys – Tell Me Why

6.  Whitesnake – Day Tripper    

7.  Vanilla Fudge – Ticket To Ride

8.  William Shatner – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

9.  Peggy Lee – A Hard Day’s Night

10. Fanny – Hey Bulldog

11. Elvis Presley – Something

12. Dana Fuchs – Helter Skelter

13. John Mayer with Keith Urban –  Don’t Let Me Down

14. Pink Fairies – I Saw Her Standing There

15. Halestorm – I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

16. Aerosmith – Come Together

17. Ike & Tina Turner – Get Back

18. Joe Cocker – She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

19. Jeff Beck – A Day In the Life

20. Wilson Pickett – Hey Jude

21. Suzi Quatro – I Wanna Be Your Man

22. Booker T & the MGs – McLemore Avenue Commercial

23. Booker T & The MG’s – Day Tripper

24. Jimi Hendrix Experience – Day Tripper

25. The Damned – Help

26. The Jam –  And Your Bird Can Sing

27. April Wine – Tell Me Why

28. Del Shannon – From Me To You

29. Stevie Wonder – We Can Work it Out

30. The Jeff Healey Band – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

31. Al Green – I Want To Hold Your Hand

32. Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends

33. Dead Kennedys  – Back In The USSR

34. Fiona Apple – Across the Universe

Episode 160 / Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love


This week our show’s main focus is on sexual exploits of rock n roll musicians, of which there are so many corresponding tunes that it was hard to decide what to include and what to leave out! It was originally planned to do a fast and loose show completely concerned with “kinky sex” (and there are plenty of rock songs about that particular subject), so some tracks deal with some element of deviance. As such, the presence of a whip gets you in — even if it’s in the hands of flower pot-hat-wearing weirdos! Be warned, these kinky songs aren’t for the faint of heart. Bring your handcuffs…

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Gang Bang

Pink Floyd – Young Lust

Van Halen – Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love

Montrose – One Thing On My Mind

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Bold As Love

Aerosmith – Love In An Elevator

Alice Cooper – Be My Lover

ZZ Top – Pearl Necklace

Motörhead – Fast And Loose

Frank Zappa – Penguin In Bondage

The Tubes – Mondo Bondage

Van Halen – House of Pain

Chris Spedding – Hurt By Love

The Beatles – Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?

The Rolling Stones – Under My Thumb

AC/DC – Ball Breaker

Kiss – Plaster Caster

Halestorm – Dirty Work

Nickleback – S E X

ACDC –  Cover You In Oil

The Pretenders – Tattooed Love Boys

Frank Zappa – Dinah-Moe Humm

Lou Reed – Walk on the Wild Side

Joe Cocker – You Can Leave Your Hat On

Devo  – Whip It

KISS  – Ladies Room

Motley Crue – Tonight (We Need A Lover)

Marty and the Muff Tones – It’s Hard To Say I Love You When You’re Sitting On My Face

The Blenders – Don’t Fuck Around With Love

The Clovers – Rotten Cocksuckers’ Ball

Denise Lasalle – Lick It Before You Stick It (BONUS TRACK)

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 159 / Here Come the 70s


The hits just keep on comin’, as they used to say on the radio in the Olde Daze! Long ago, there used to be a Canadian documentary series on CTV, known nationally as “Here Come The Seventies”, so with that in mind, we travel back in time to an era when the music heard on tonight’s show could be earschplittenloudenboomer on your 8-track player. It’s all in your mind!

1.  Bad Company – Deal With the Preacher

2.  J Geils Band – First I Look At The Purse

3.  J Geils Band – Hard Drivin’ Man

4.  Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Giddy Up A Ding Dong

5.  Hard Stuff –  Roll A Rocket

6.  Paul McCartney – Smile Away

7.  The Godz – Candy’s Gone Bad   

8.  The Flamin’ Groovies – Headin’ For The Texas Border

9.   ZZ Top – Precious And Grace

10. Point Blank – Tattooed Lady

11. Climax Blues Band – If You Wanna Know

12. Mahogany Rush – All In Your Mind

12. Thundermug – Where Am I

13. Rocket Norton Band – Donkey Chain

14. Stonebolt – New Set Of Changes

15. Status Quo – Reason For Living

16. Head East- Never Been Any Reason

17. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Vambo Marble Eye

18. The Fugs – Coca Cola Douche

19. Frank Zappa – Cosmic Debris

20. Frank Zappa – Montana

21. Dictators – Baby Let’s Twist

22. Rod Stewart – Twisting the Night Away

23. UFO – Dance Your Life Away

24. Van Halen – Dance The Night Away

25. Pat Travers Band – Evie

26. Foghat – Fool For The City

27. Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express – Happiness Is Just Around the Bend

Episode 158 / British Invasion Volume 6


Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear… Volume Six in our British Invasion series, featuring still more great old tunes from a completely different & simpler era. Of course, we’re talking about the Swinging Sixties here (of which I was a willing participant, being a legal teenager and all), so naturally we begin this week’s show with music from The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and The Yardbirds, soon followed by unearthed & exhumed tracks from The Hollies, Ian & the Zodiacs, and The Pretty Things. In addition, we bring you a cover of a cover — The Nashville Teens (yes, the Tobacco Road guys) do their version of “All Along the Watchtower”, and the complete take of “Call Up the Groups” by the Barron Knights. “I don’t listen to  The Animals very often, but when I do, so do the neighbors!”…

1.  The Rolling Stones – Money

2.  The Beatles – What You’re Doing

3.  The Yardbirds – Hang On Sloopy

4.  The Hollies – Stay

5.  Ian & the Zodiacs – So Much in Love With You

6.  The Pretty Things – Gonna Find a Substitute

7.  The Zombies – Whenever You’re Ready

8.  The Nashville Teens – All Along The Watchtower

9.  Rod Stewart – Shake

10. The Kinks – I Gotta Move

11. Dave Clark 5 – Come Home

12. The Searchers – Take Me For What I’m Worth

13. Billy J Kramer – Do You Want To Know A Secret

14. Freddie & The Dreamers – Zip a Dee Doo Dah

15. Gerry & The Pacemakers – Pretend

16. The Big Three – Peanut Butter

17. Brian Poole & The Tremeloes – Good Lovin’

18. The Animals – Let It Rock

19. The Barron Knights – Call Up the Groups

20. The Beatles – Hold Me Tight

21. The Beatles – Little Child

22. The Rolling Stones –  If You Need Me

23. The High Numbers – Here ‘Tis

24. The Who – Magic Bus

25. Billy Fury – Nothin’ Shakin’

26. Cliff Richard – My Feet Hit The Ground

27. Heinz – I Get Up In The Morning

28. Adam Faith – Watch Your Step

29. Shane Fenton and the Fentones – Why Little Girl

30. Tommy Steele – Rebel Rock

31. Chad & Jeremy – A Summer Song

32. Marty Wilde – Bad Boy

33. Tom Jones – Once Upon A Time

34. The Yardbirds – A Certain Girl

35. The Zombies – I Don’t Want To Know

36. The Kinks – Stop Your Sobbin’

37. The Walker Brothers – Make It Easy On Yourself

38. The Small Faces – Tin Soldier

39. The Small Faces – Lazy Sunday

40. The Hollies – Carrie Anne

41. The Animals – Bring It on Home To Me

42. The Beatles – Not A Second Time

43. The Shadows – Tales Of A Raggy Tramline (BONUS TRACK)

44. Big Sugar – AAA Aardvark Hotel (BONUS TRACK)

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 157 / Friday Night Oldies Party Chapter 11


Welcome to our Third Anniversary episode on Mixcloud! We’ve been spinning the tunes for three years here without so much as a letup, so we thought that for this adventure, it would be fitting that we bring you Chapter 11 of Friday Night Oldies series — rockers from long ago when Fred Flintstone was a boy. Following an animated introduction from the amazing Jason Bonham (Son of Bonzo), we start off our excursion within Chuck Berry territory as well as some rock a beatin’ boogie from the one and only Bill Haley (who adorns this week’s show artwork). In this episode, we strive to bring you some familiar oldies from the likes of Elvis and Ricky Nelson, but we also plunge head first into the musty vaults for some wild & crazy 50s vinyl rarities that have not seen the light of day for eons. Rock All Night!

1.  Chuck Berry – Too Much Monkey Business

2.  Bill Haley and His Comets – Rock A Beatin’ Boogie

3.  Elvis Presley – Wear My Ring Around Your Neck

4.  The Blockbusters – Rock All Night

5.  Freddie Montell – Stop And Rock

6.  Dolly Cooper – Big Rock Inn

7.  Jimmy Cavallo    Soda Shoppe Rock

8.  Jo Ann Campbell – You’re Driving Me Mad

9.  Shelley Dupont and the Calendars –  Stop Driving Me Crazy

10. Gimme Back My Cadillac – Rod Bernard

11. The Everly Brothers – Gone, Gone, Gone

12. Johnny Cash – Straight A’s In Love

13. Roy Orbison – You´re My Baby

14. Bill Peck – Alligator with the Blue Suede Shoes

15. Oscar McLollie & The Honeyjumpers – Roll Hot Rod Roll

16. Lola Dee – Hot Rod Henry

17. Cadillacs – Shock-A-Do

18. Ricky Nelson – Just A Little Too Much

19. Ricky Nelson – Teenager’s Romance

20. Clovers – Lovey Dovey

21. The Coasters – Along Came Jones

22. Nappy Brown – Don’t Be Angry

23. The Five Keys – She’s The Most

24. Gene Vincent – Right Now

25. Jack Scott – Midgie

26. Wayne Cochran – Some-a You Sweet Sweet Lovin’

27. Bobby Freeman – Little Girl Don’t You Understand

28. Mel Torme – Comin’ Home Baby

29. Ruth Brown – Lucky Lips

30. The Drifters  – Ruby Baby

31. Bobby Darin – I Want You With Me   

32. Eddie Cochran – Nervous Breakdown

33. Johnny Kidd and The Pirates – Please Don’t Touch

34. Long Tall Marvin – Have Mercy Miss Percy

35. Bill Haley -Thirteen Women

36. Everly Brothers –  (Til’) I Kissed You

37. The Crystals – Then He Kissed Me

38. The Shangri-Las – Give Him A Great Big Kiss

39. Betty Everett – It’s in His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop)

40. Buddy Holly – Reminiscing

41. Carl Perkins – Put Your Cat Clothes On

42. Elvis Presley – That’s All Right (Mama)

43. Buddy Knox – C’mon Baby

44. Bruce Channel  – Hey! Baby

45. Joe Hinton – You’re My Girl

46. Chuck Berry – Little Queenie

47. Sandy Nelson – Tough Beat

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 156 / Where Were You In The Summer of Love


It’s time once again for some more psychedelic oldies! We cheerfully bring you another helping of animated lysergic psychedelia on this outing of the Captain Maniac Show, entitled “Where Were You In the Summer of Love”. As we say in the show, although the actual Summer of Love was 1967, this doesn’t necessarily mean that our entire episode contains songs from that year. On the contrary, we’ve already included plenty of 1967 tunes in previous Psychedelic Oldies broadcasts, so some of tonight’s songs could possibly be from an another dimension entirely. But as the Belfast Gypsies joyfully proclaim, “People Let’s Freak Out”!

Belfast Gypsies – People Let’s Freak Out

Jefferson Airplane – Plastic Fantastic Lover LIVE

Blues Image – Wrath of Daisey

The Electric Prunes – The Great Banana Hoax

The Electric Banana – Alexander

Marmalade – Kaleidoscope

Procol Harum – Kaleidoscope

The Fugs – I Couldn’t Get High

Jimi Hendrix – Spanish Castle Magic LIVE

Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride

The Attack – Magic in the Air

The Seeds – Lose Your Mind

The Nervous downs – I Dig Your Mind

The Standells – Medication

Captain Beefheart – Abba Zaba

The Turtles – Grim Reaper Of Love

Cream – Those Were The Days

The Beatles – She Said She Said

Love – Your Mind And We Belong Together

The Doors – Love Street

The Purple Gang – Granny Takes A Trip

Tomorrow – Hallucinations

Jefferson Airplane – D. C. B. A.-25

The Gamblers – LSD 25

The Moody Blues – Tuesday Afternoon

Blind Faith – Can’t Find My Way Home

Frumious Bandersnatch – Chain Reaction

The Savage Resurrection – Thing In E

The Mystery Trend – Johnny Was A Good Boy

Steppenwolf – Don’t Step On The Grass, Sam

Sweet Smoke – Mary Jane is to Love

The Paupers – You And Me

Spring – As Feelings Go

Mother Tuckers Yellow Duck – Blue Dye

The Collectors – Make it Easy

Quicksilver Messenger Service – What About Me

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 155 / Fast & Furious


Gotta take that one last ride! More car tunes? You bet! Coming in a close second to songs that are primarily focused on “love”, are a huge catalog of songs that  concentrate on the automobile and driving. In our three previous installments dedicated to music that really did come from the garage, we’ve hinted that Life Is A Highway, mindful of the fact that there have been hundreds upon hundreds of songs written about cars and driving. Therefore, we bring you our fourth volume of tunes in this category with the emphasis on 60s hot rod tunes — but don’t look for “American Pie” and the Chevys at the levy! ’56 Buick Roadmasters From Space…

1.  Chuck Berry – You Can’t Catch Me

2.  Chuck Berry – Maybellene

3.  Chuck Berry – I Want To Be Your Driver

4.  Bachman-Turner Overdrive –  Four Wheel Drive

5.  George Thorogood – Gear Jammer

6.  Joe Ely  – Road Hawg

7.  Dwight Yoakam – Long White Cadillac

8.  Drive-by Truckers – Carl Perkin’s Cadillac

9.  Arlen Roth – ’56 Buick Roadmasters From Space

10. Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs – Every Woman I Know (Crazy Bout Automobiles)

11. Jan & Dean – Schlock Rod

12. Jan & Dean – My Mighty G.T.O.

13. Annette – Draggin´U.S.A.

14. Dick Dale and His Deltones – The Scavenger

15. Dick Dale and His Deltones – Mag Wheels

16. The Beach Boys – This Car of Mine

17. Tab Benoit – Too Many Drivers

18. Tangerine – Cadillac Baby

19. Bruce Springsteen – Pink Cadillac

20. Karen Lawrence – Cadillac Blues

21. Linda Gail Lewis – Big Black Cadillac

22. Guitar Shorty – Fine Cadillac

23. Grease (with John Travolta) – Greased Lightning

24. Bobby Verne – Red Hot Car

25. The Collins Kids – Hot Rod

26. Tex Rubinowitz – Hot Rod Man

27. The Refreshments – Cadillac Rock

28. The Continentals – Pink Cadillac

29. Chuck Berry – My Mustang Ford

30. The Remains – A Man’s Best Friend is His Automobile

31. Grand Funk – Mr. Limousine Driver

32. Gary Numan – Cars

33. The Beach Boys – Cherry, Cherry Coupe

34. Dick Dale and His Del-tones – 426-Super Stock

35. Dick Dale and His Deltones – Surf Buggy

36. Mink DeVille – Cadillac Walk

37. Dave Hole – Keep Your Motor Runnin’

38. The Playmates – Beep Beep

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 154 / Running On Empty


Back to our theme shows we go, and this time every tune has the word “run” in the title. As we’ve stressed before in previous theme programs, this is by no means a comprehensive list of ALL the songs that have that word in the title, so some of your favorites may be missing (“Run Like Hell” by Pink Floyd is conspicuously absent, although to remedy that situation, we’ve included Pink Floyd’s “On the Run”). Just curious: was this from the Peter Sellers album “Dark Side of the Goon”? And yes, we HAVE included the Rolling Stones’ magical masterpiece, “Turd On the Run”. I have a feeling that Keef may have had something to do with that title!

1.  Pat Travers – Runnin’ From the Future

2.  Van Halen – Running With the Devil

3.  Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Runnin’ Down A Dream

4.  Allman Brothers – No One To Run With

5.  Slade – Run Runaway

6.  Krokus – I’m On the Run

7.  Airbourne – Runnin’ Wild

8.  Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills

9.  Jackson Browne – Running On Empty

10. Stray Cats – Runaway Boys

11. Chuck Berry – Run Rudolph Run

12. The Beatles – Run For Your Life

13. Steve Miller Band – Take The Money And Run

14. Pat Benatar – You Better Run

15. The Police – When The World Is Running Down

16. Bryan Adams – Run To You

17. The Doobie Brothers    Long Train Running

18. Pink Floyd – On The Run

19. Sweet – Fox On The Run

20. The Rolling Stones – Turd on the Run

21. Wings – Band On the Run

22. REO Speedwagon – Take It On The Run

23. Roy Orbison – Running Scared

24. The Doors – Runnin’ Blue

25. Aynsley Lister – Runnin’ Out On Me

26. Robben Ford – Keep On Running

27. Bad Company – Run with the Pack

28. Humble Pie – Road Runner

29. Junior Walker and The All Stars – Road Runner

30. Jo Jo Gunne – Run, Run, Run

31. The Who – Run Run Run

32. Chris Spedding – Road Runner

33. Del Shannon – Runaway

34. Dion – Runaround Sue

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 153 / Original versions of songs made famous by other artists


We’ve already done shows where the songs were popularized by the likes of Elvis, the Beatles or the Rolling Stones, but tonight we present the best of the rest… original versions of songs that became more famous by other artists! The hit version of the song you remember may well have been performed previously by the songwriter (case in point, All Along the Watchtower or Black Magic Woman), and it’s possible that well-known songs had an earlier incarnation that later became acclaimed by established bands and singers. But as the saying goes, “it’s the *second* mouse that gets the cheese,” so here are early examples of songs we all know which became much more popular the second time around!

1.  The Leaves – Hey Joe

2.  Bob Dylan – All Along the Watchtower

3.  Fleetwood Mac – Black Magic Woman

4.  Bruce Springsteen – Blinded By the Light

5.  Otis Redding – Hard To Handle

6.  Otis Redding – Respect

7.  Erma Franklin – Piece Of My Heart

8.  Bo Diddley – I Am A Man

9.  Chuck Berry – Come On

10. Big Maybelle – Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Goin’ On

11. Sunny Dae & the Knights – Rock Around The Clock

12. Sir Mack Rice – Mustang Sally

13. Muddy Waters – You Need Love

14. The Arrows – I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll

15. Gloria Jones – Tainted Love

16. The Little Darlings – Little Bit O’ Soul

17. The Top Notes – Twist And Shout

18. The Raindrops – Hanky Panky

19. J.J. Cale – Cocaine

20. J.J. Cale – After Midnight

21. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Proud Mary

22. The Crickets – I Fought The Law

23. Sonny West – All My Love aka Oh Boy

24. Joe Jones – California Sun

25. Dionne Warwick – Don’t Make Me Over

26. John D Loudermilk – Tobacco Road

27. Willie Nelson – Crazy

28. Slade – Cum On Feel the Noize

29. Tommy James and the Shondells – Mony Mony

30. Al Green – Take Me To The River

31. Stevie Wonder – Superstition

32. Richard Berry – Louie Louie

33. Buddy Holly – Not Fade Away

34. Kai Winding – Time Is On My Side

35. Bessie Banks – Go Now

36. Don Gibson – I Can’t Stop Loving You

37. Beatles – With A Little Help From My Friends

38. Howlin’ Wolf – The Red Rooster (BONUS TRACK)

39. Kris Kristofferson – Me And Bobby McGee (BONUS TRACK)

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 152 / Hello, Goodbye, Hello


Another in our series of “theme” shows: an Aloha show, if you will, mainly because we’re featuring both songs that say hello, and songs that say goodbye! Oh sure, some of the usual suspects are prevalent (hands up those who predicted we’d be playing the Beatles’ “Hello Goodbye), but there are also some vinyl rarities to be found on this, Episode 152 of the mighty Captain Maniac Show! In keeping with the possible Eve of Destruction, we quote Styx: Kiss Your Ass Goodbye!

1.  Cheap Trick – Hello There

2.  The Doors – Hello I Love You

3.  Ricky Nelson – Hello Mary Lou

4.  The Beatles – Hello Goodbye

5.  Slade – Gudbuy T’ Jane

6.  Sopwith Camel – Hello Hello

7. Janis Joplin with Big Brother And The Holding Company – Bye Bye Baby

8.  Alice Cooper – Hello Hooray

9.  Jack Scott – Goodbye Baby

10. April Wine – Say Hello

11. Styx – Kiss Your Ass Goodbye

12. Prism – Hello

13. Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

14. Todd Rundgren – Hello It’s Me

15. The Beatles – Hello Little Girl

16. Steam – Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

17. Faron Young – Hello Walls

18. Everly Brothers – Bye Bye Love

19. The Cars – Bye Bye Love

20. Status Quo – Bye Bye Johnny

21. Barbara Lewis – Hello Stranger

22. James Darren –  Goodbye Cruel World

23. Allan Sherman – Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah

24. Joe  Cocker  – Bye  Bye  Blackbird

25. Flamin Groovies – Hello Josephine (My Girl Josephine)

26. Supertramp – Goodbye Stranger

27. Jimi Hendrix – Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)

28. Elmore James – Good Bye Baby

29. Buck Owens – Hello Trouble

31. Woody Guthrie – So Long, It’s Been Good To Know You

32. Wanda Jackson – Baby, Baby, Bye Bye

33. Bill Haley – See You Later Alligator

34. The Echoes – Bye Bye My Baby

35. Sonny Boy Williamson II & The Yardbirds – Bye Bye Bird

36. Groucho Marx -Hello, I Must Be Going

37. Ann-Margret – Bye Bye Birdie (BONUS TRACK)

38. Marilyn Monroe – Bye Bye Baby (BONUS TRACK)

Stan Freberg Outro