Episode 206 / Oldies But Goodies

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Oldies But Goodies on tonight’s installment of The Captain Maniac Show, with some great old tracks from long ago! In Volume 13 of The Friday Night Oldies Party, we go just a bit crazy with another collection of songs from the Birth of Rock and Roll. As Teddy Randazzo warned us, “We’re gonna rock tonight”!

1.   Georgia Gibbs – I Want You To Love Me

2.   Elvis Presley – All Shook Up

3.   Elvis Presley – Shake Rattle & Roll

4.   Little Willie John – I’m Shakin’

5.   Ronnie Self – Big Blon Baby

6.   Buddy Holly – It’s So Easy

7.   Cliff Richard – Theme For A Dream

8.   Curtis Hobock – Apron Strings

9.   Johnny Restivo – The Shape I’m In

10. Donnie Brooks – Mission Bell

11.  The 3 Chuckles With Teddy Randazzo – We’re Gonna Rock Tonight

12.  Mike Pedicin – Burnt Toast And Black Coffee

13.  TV Slim & the Heartbreakers – Flat Foot Sam

14.  Tony Perkins — Rocket To The Moon

15.  Ray Smith – Rockin Bandit

16.  Connie Francis – Lipstick On Your Collar

17.  Wanda Jackson – Tunnel Of Love

18.  James Brown – I’ll Go Crazy

19.  Nappy Brown –  Little By Little

20.  Bo Diddley – Bring It To Jerome

21.  Roscoe Gordon – No More Doggin

22.  Al Casey – Guitars, Guitars, Guitars

23.  Andy Doll – Hey Ba Ba Re Bop

24.  Sheldon Allman – Radioactive Mama

25.  The Clovers – Little Mama

26.  Scott Engel – The Livin End

26.  Brenda Lee – Ballin The Jack

27.  Bobby Parker – Watch Your Step

28.  Gene Davis – Curfew

29.  Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones – Black Slacks

30.  Neil Sedaka – Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

31.  Link Wray and the Raymen –  Comanche

32.  Link Wray – Slinky

33.  Link Wray – Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby

34.  The Ventures –  Perfidia

35.  Duane Eddy – The Lonely One

36.  Santo & Johnny – Sleep walk

37.  The Shadows – The Rumble

38.  Gene Pitney – (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance

39.  Richard Berry – Yama Yama Pretty Mama

40.  Screaming’ Jay Hawkins – Person To Person

41.  Bobby Tuggle – The $64,000 Question

42.  Impalas – Sorry

43.  Wrens – Come Back My Love

43.  Dale Wright – That’s Show Biz

44.  Gene Pitney – (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance

45.  Elvis Parsley – Lawdy, Miss Clawdy

46.  Elvis Parsley – One-Sided Love Affair

47.  Elvis P – So Glad You’re Mine

48.  Elvis P – Paralyzed

49.  The Earls – Remember Then

50.  Stan Freberg Outro

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Episode 205 / Do It!

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We return to our series of 70s Classic Rock shows, and it’s only fair to warn you that not too many of the tunes on this week’s episode are normally played on your local classic rock radio station. I mean, come ON — when was the last time you heard “Do it” by the Pink Fairies on the radio, or for that matter, Three Man Army or Tin House? By the way, this week’s installment is also called Do It (the title borrowed from the Pink Fairies tune), so we’re definitely doin’ it to you on this week’s Captain Maniac Show!

1.   The Pink Fairies – Do It

2.   Three Man Army – Polecat Woman

3.   Brownsville Station – Let It Roll

4.   Tin House – Endamus Finalamus

5.   Santana – Hope You’re Feeling Better

6.   Sweeney Todd – Shut Up

7.   ZZ Top – Mexican Blackbird

8.   Lynyrd Skynyrd – You Got That Right

9.   Status Quo – Drifting Away

10. Bux – When Your Time Has Come

11. J Geils Band – Southside Shuffle

12. Bloodrock – You Gotta Roll

13. Grand Funk – Flight of the Phoenix

14. Ian Hunter – Once Bitten, Twice Shy

15. Van Halen – Little Dreamer

16.  AC/DC – What’s Next To The Moon

17.  James Gang – Standing In The Rain

18.  Free – I’ll Be Creepin’

19.  Uriah Heep  – Walking In Your Shadow

20.  Dr. Hook – Freakin At The Freakers Ball

21.  Atlanta Rhythm Section – Jukin’

22.  Foghat – Hate To See You Go

23.  Scorpions – The Zoo

24.  Crow – Evil Woman

25.  Black Sabbath – The Wizard

26.  Savoy Brown – Tell Mama

27.  Jethro Tull – Living In The Past

28.  Robin Trower –   A Tale Untold

29.  Humble Pie – Ninety-Nine Pounds

30.  Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 204 / Sorry, Wrong Number

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Operators are now standing by! By request, it’s our long-awaited telephone edition, featuring songs that are somehow connected (see what I did there?) to phones, phone numbers and telephone operators. If the phone doesn’t ring, it’s me!

1.   Brian Setzer – Pennsylvania 6-5000

2.   Wilson Pickett – 634-5789

3.   Nick Lowe – Switchboard Susan

4.   Donna Dameron – Bopper 486609

5.   Brenda Lee – Bigelow 6-200

6.   Johnny Otis – Telephone Baby

7.   Johnny Winter Feat. Ben Harper – Can’t Hold Out (Talk To Me Baby)

8.   Albert King – Phone Booth

9.   Stevie Ray Vaughan – Telephone Song

10. The Cure – Wrong Number

11. Sugarloaf – Don’ t Call Us We’ll Call You

12. Rolling Stones – Off The Hook

13. X – Your Phone’s Off The Hook But You’re Not

14. Tommy Tutone – 867-5309 Jenny

15. Muddy Waters –  Long Distance Call

16. Johnny Rivers – Memphis

17. The Kinks – Party Line

18. Bobby Darin – If A Man Answers

19. The Orlons – Don’t Hang Up

20. Etta James – 842-3089 (Call My Name)

21. Eddie Cleanhead Vinson – The People On My Party Line

22. Little Milton – Long Distance Operator

23. Pigmeat Markham – Your Wires Been Tapped

24. Pee Wee Crayton – The Telephone Is Ringing

25. Foreigner – Love On The Telephone

26. The Donnas – You Don’t Wanna Call Me No More

27. They Might Be Giants – Operators Are Standing By

28. Yes – Long Distance Runaround

29. Steely Dan – Rikki Don’t Lose That Number

30. Blondie – Hanging On The Telephone

31. Crystal Gayle – If The Phone Doesn’t Ring, It’s Me

32. Electric Light Orchestra – Telephone Line

33. The Beatles – Any Time At All

34. Kraftwerk – The Telephone Call

35. Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band – The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica)

36. Grateful Dead – Operator

37. Coney Hatch – Hey Operator

38. George Jones –  Wrong Number

39. Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 203 / Train of Fools

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Get on the right track with our third show comprised of nothing but train tunes! We’ve got a ‘loco motive’ and it’s all about trains. In our last train-themed show, we came to the realization that there are so many songs about trains & train travel (Johnny Cash songs about trains could conceivably fill up an entire episode) that it’s necessary to present another volume, this time entitled “Train of Fools”, with apologies to Aretha Franklin. By request, yes we are presenting three of the Man in Black’s train epics, as well as the complete and uncut version of Savoy Brown’s “Hellbound Train”. Lots of surprises this week, so join us to the End of the Line!

1.   Clefs of Lavender Hill – Stop And Get A Ticket

2.   Joe Clay – Get On The Right Track

3.   Tarheel Slim – Number 9 Train

4.   Sam Cooke – Cool Train

5.   Johnny Cash – Orange Blossom Special

6.   Johnny Cash – Wabash Cannonball

7.   Johnny Cash – Wreck of the Old 97

8.   Judy Garland – On The Atchison Topeka And The Santa Fe

9.   Johnny Thunders – Subway Train

10. Savoy Brown – Hellbound Train

11. Carey Bell – Stop That Train Conductor

12. Incognito – Train Comin’

13. John Lindberg Trio – Runaway Train

15. Free – Catch a Train

16. Scorpions – Catch Your Train

17. Grateful Dead – Beat It On Down The Line

18. Louis Jordan – Choo Choo Ch’boogie

19. Doc Watson – Freight Train Boogie

20. Fleetwood Mac – Station Man

21. Little Feat – Loco Motives

22. Joe Ely – Boxcars

23. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Railroad Song

24. McKenna Mendelson Mainline – One Way Ticket

25. John Fogerty – Southern Streamline

26. Jimmy Dean – Freight Train Blues

27. Louis Prima – Whistle Stop

28. The Impressions – People Get Ready

29. Steve Miller Band – Midnight Train

30. Joe Bonamassa – Distant Lonesome Train

31. Black Country Communion – Big Train

32. The Shadows – Chattanooga Choo Choo

33. Traveling Wilburys – End Of The Line

34. The Champs – Train To Nowhere (BONUS TRACK)

35. Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 202 / Psycho Delic

ColinEpisode202_PsychoDelicREVISEDSubmitted for your approval, a lysergic and amazing journey back in time with our “psycho-delic” episode of the ever-lovin’ Captain Maniac Show. We return you to my high school daze, when Psycho Daisies (included in this week’s show) were perfectly acceptable! Smuggled within is a “Psychedelic Canadian Content” segment, featuring Mock Duck, The United Empire Loyalists, the Painted Ship and Orville Dorp, who sing the highly-acclaimed “Jesus Marijuana”. Keep Your Mind Open!

1.   The Who – The Acid Queen

2.    Who Coke Spot

3.   Jimi Hendrix Experience – Castles Made of Sand

4.   Cream – Born Under A Bad Sign

5.   The Doors – Unhappy Girl

6.   The Yardbirds –  Psycho Daisies

7.   Paul Butterfield Blues Band – Off The Wall

8.   Steppenwolf – Your Wall’s Too High

9.   Rolling Stones – The Lantern

10. Buffalo Springfield –  Broken Arrow

11. Country Joe & the Fish – Superbird

12  Kapt. Kopter And The (Fabulous) Twirly Birds – Rain

13. Cowsills – The Rain The Park And Other Things

14. Jimi Hendrix Experience – May This Be Love

15. Grateful Dead – New, New Minglewood Blues

16. Jefferson Airplane – Today

17. Moving Sidewalks – Flashback

18. JPT Scare Band – Not My Fault

19. The Monkees – Daily Nightly

20. Mock Duck  – Do Re Mi

21. Painted Ship – Little White Lies

22. The Hans Staymer Band – Dig A Hole

23. Orville Dorp – Jesus Marijuana

24. United Empire Loyalists – No No No

25. Traffic – Paper Sun

26. Small Faces – My Mind’s Eye

27. Kaleidoscope – Keep Your Mind Open

28. The Chocolate Watchband – Medication

29. 13th Floor Elevators – Levitation

29. Iron Butterfly – Flowers and Beads

30. Beatles – Fixing A Hole

31. Byrds – Have You Seen Her Face

32. Blossom Toes – When The Alarm Clock Rings

33. Love Sculpture – In The Land Of The Few

34. Eric Burdon & the Animals – Sky Pilot

35. The Who – Amazing Journey

36. Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 201 / You Gotta Know When To Hold ‘Em

ColinEpisode201It’s our full house edition! Every song in this week’s episode has something to do with playing cards: kings, queens, jacks, aces and all points in between. Join us as we deal you in during a game of jokers are wild, winner takes all, three of a kind acey-deucy one eyed jacks! You Can’t Win With A Losing Hand!

1.   Motorhead – Ace of Spades

2.   Link Wray – Ace of Spades

3.   Iron Maiden – Aces High

4.   Ray Charles – Losing Hand

5.   Johnnie Taylor – You Can’t Win With A Losing Hand

6.   Chuck Berry – Little Queenie

7.   Heart – Litttle Queen

8.   Styx – Queen Of Spades

9.   Dave Edmunds – Queen Of Hearts

10. Saxon – Queen Of Hearts

11. Aerosmith – Kings and Queens

12. Steve Miller Band – The Joker

13. Brian Hyland – The Joker Went Wild

14. Lady GaGa – Poker Face

15. Daily Flash – Jack of Diamonds

16. Roy Rogers & Norton Buffalo – Jack Of Diamonds

17. The Fendermen – Jack of Diamonds

18. Ned Miller – From A Jack To A King

19. Derringer – One Eyed Jack

20. Link Wray – Deuces Wild

21. Frankie Laine – Dead Man’s Hand

22. Blue Cheer – Aces N Eights

23. The Doors – Crawling King Snake

24. The Doors – Queen of the Highway (Remastered)

25. Rainbow – Kill The King

26. April Wine – Sign Of The Gypsy Queen

27. Dean Martin – Five Card Stud

28. Ace Frehley – Five Card Stud

29. Warren Haynes – Two Of A Kind Blues

30. Deep Purple – Lady Double Dealer

31. Jerry Garcia – Deal

32. Blood Sweat  and Tears – Go Down Gamblin`

33. B.B. King – Gamblers Blues

34. Frank Sinatra – Luck be a Lady

35. Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 200 / Support Local Music

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Well, after three years of uploading shows to Mixcloud, The Captain Maniac Show is celebrating its 200th episode! Thanks to all for tuning in, and rest assured that there will definitely be much more to come — we’re just getting warmed up!

This week we present something special, particularly for those of us in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia: a show called “Support Local Music,” where the primary focus is on music produced in the Vancouver area, featuring a small sample of local artists who are passionate about writing their own original material. You folks in other parts of the world will not have heard of very many of the artists presented here (such as La Chinga, Aviator Shades, TrailerHawk and HEAD), but here on the Wet Coast, they are very much loved and all have devoted followers. As Supe Man tells us, “Get off the couch and occupy a local venue”!

1.   Aviator Shades – Be Somebody

2.   Aviator Shades – Burn It Down

3.   Deep Sea Gypsies – Woke Up With The Blues

4.   La Chinga – Early Grave

5.   Al Harlow – Let It Go

6.   Sparkling Apple – Midlife Crisis

7.   Crashing Angels – Steps Away

8.   Head – Sex Like Rock Stars

9.   Rivers Divide – Denim On Denim

10. TrailerHawk – Car

11. Patsy Thompson – I Feel For You

12. Otis Kry – Wake Up Virginia

13. Steve Kozak – Cane Sugar Sweet

14. Wailin’ Walker – Stop Talkin’

15. Intoxicated By Nature – Feeling Good

16. Steve Jensen – Finally Over

17. La Chinga – Contact High (demo previously unreleased)

18. La Chinga – Gone Gypsy

19. Spell – Electric Witchery

20. Aviator Shades – Eye of the Storm

21. Crashing Angels – Hankey Pankey

22. Darby Mills Project – Monkey

23. Random Dander – Sideways Sunset

24. Rachael Chatoor – Overboard

25. Faith Numada – No Match For Me

26. D.O.A. – Fucked Up Donald

27. Dayglo Abortions  – Proud To Be A Canadian

28. Bif Naked – Twitch

29. Ray Roper Project – Brother to Brother

30. The Mighty Stingrays – Daddy Wants To Go Go

31. Psychic Alliance – Crystal Cage

32. Mike Luno Band – Get Inside

33. Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 199 / Guitar Boogie

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Back in Episode 77, we did a show called “Mars Needs Guitars”, in which every song had the word “guitar” in the title. In this episode, however, our concept is about PLAYING the guitar, so although many of the songs will have “guitar” smuggled into the song title, the tunes herein are primarily concerned with being a guitar slinger and making that axe talk. Note: this version of The Shadows’ “Guitar Tango” is an alternate recording (the Mars Needs Guitars version was from the CD “Original Chart Hits”). The Marshall Plan!

1.    Bad Company – Shooting Star

2.    Bebop Deluxe – Axe Victim

3.    Frank Zappa – Joe’s Garage

4.    Blue Oyster Cult – Marshall Plan

5.    Deep Purple – Somebody Stole My Guitar

6.    BB King – My Guitar Sings The Blues

7.    Yardbirds – Jeff’s Boogie

8.    The Wailers – Beat Guitar

9.    The Ventures – Guitar Boogie Shuffle

10.  Wynonna Judd – Girls with Guitars

11.  Chet Atkins – Yakety Axe

12.  Joe Maphis –  Guitar Rock n Roll

13.  The Shadows – Guitar Tango

14.  The Spotnicks – Galloping Guitars

15.  Jeff Beck Group – Beck’s Bolero

16.  Stillwater – Mind Bender

17.  Radiohead – Anyone Can Play Guitar

18.  Lonnie Mack – Chicken Pickin’

19.  Eric Burdon – Monterey

20.  Byrds – So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n’ Roll Star

21.  Eric Clapton – Rock And Roll Heart

22.  Boston – Rock n Roll Band

23.  Foreigner – Juke Box Hero

24.  Reba McEntire – Pink Guitar

25.  Big & Rich – Cause I Play Guitar (Teaser)

26.  Cake – Guitar Man

27.  McBusted – Air Guitar

28.  Jeff Beck – Guitar Shop

29.  Chris Spedding – Guitar Jamboree

30.  Foo Fighters – Monkey Wrench

31.  Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name

32. Aerosmith – Walk This Way

33. Metallica – Enter Sandman

34. Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 198 / Lock Him Up

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This week’s edition of the Captain Maniac Show presents a selection of songs that reference jail, prison, The Big House, the brig, the clink, the hoosegow, the joint, the pen, the pokie, the slammer in Episode 198 / Lock Him Up! In other words, tunes with a definite incarceration theme. We start off with the number you’d expect, namely Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy, However, the song that follows is the ZZ Top version of Jailhouse Rock — rather than present the often-played Elvis Presley take, and despite the fact that Elvis is on our show artwork, unfortunately Elvis is nowhere to be found in this installment. But send our mail to the Tijuana Jail!

A man went to see his doctor with an unusual symptom.  “Doc, I can’t stop singing The Green, Green Grass of Home”.

The doctor replied, “That sounds like Tom Jones syndrome”

“€Is it common?”

“It’s not unusual.”

1.    Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak

2.    ZZ Top – Jailhouse Rock

3.    Buck Owens – In The Jailhouse Now

4.    Johnny Winter – Sittin in the Jailhouse

5.    The Coasters – Riot In Cell Block #9

6.    AC/DC – Jailbreak

7.    Humble Pie – 30 Days In the Hole

8.    The Clash – I Fought the Law

9.    Michael Monroe- Dead Jail Or Rock N Roll

10.  Cactus – Parchman Farm

11.  Animals – Inside Looking Out

12.  Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels – I’d Rather Go To Jail

13.  The Standells – Have You Ever Spent the Night In Jail

14.  Kingston Trio – The Tijuana Jail

15.  Jimmy Page –  Prison Blues

16.  Sam Cooke – Chain Gang

17.  The Pretenders.- Back On The Chain Gang

18.  Gary Moore – Back On The Streets

19.  Iron Maiden – The Prisoner

20.  Soundgarden – Rusty Cage

21. James Intveld – Doin’ Time for Bein’ Young

22. Merle Haggard – Mama Tried

23. Ernest Tubb – He’s In The Jailhouse Now

24. Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues

25. The Youngsters – Christmas In Jail

26. Bo Diddley – Cops And Robbers

27. Tom Jones – Green Green Grass Of Home

28. Roy Buchanan – I Am a Lonesome Fugitive

29. Led Zeppelin – Gallows Pole EDIT

30. Lonnie Donegan  – Fort Worth Jail

31. Moby Grape – Murder In My Heart For The Judge

32. The Rolling Stones – Can I Get A Witness

33. Robin Trower – Prisoner of Love

34. Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 197 / Lies

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Although this week’s episode borrows from a Guns ’n Roses album title, we thought it would be nifty to broadcast an entire show with about lies, lying, fabrications & deceptions. As usual, there are plenty of songs out there that take on this subject matter, so for your approval, here’s a small sampling of that particular classification. The recently-departed Michael Burt gets things off to a rip-roaring start (his voice was recorded at the Biltmore in Vancouver a few months ago), and from there a cross section of music genres is exuberantly presented, with your mind in mind! In the words of Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Don’t ask me no questions, and I won’t tell you no lies”!

1.    Knickerbockers – Lies

2.    Castaways – Liar Liar

3.    Who – La La La La Lies

4.    Ted Nugent – I Love You So I Told You A Lie

5.    Lynyrd Skynyrd – Don’t Ask Me No Questions

6.    Chuck Berry – Don’t You Lie to Me

7.    Motorhead – Don’t Lie to Me

8.    Jonny Lang – Lie To Me

9.    Eurythmics – Would I Lie To You

10.  UFO – Blinded By A Lie

11.  Dio – Living the Lie

12.  Queen – Liar

13.  Sex Pistols – Liar

14.  Bret Michaels – Lie To Me

15.  Question Mark and the Mysterians – You’re Telling Me Lies

16.  Troggs  – You’re Lying

17.  Eagles – Lying Eyes

18.  George Thorogood & the Destroyers – It Wasn’t Me

19.  Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds

20.  Van Halen – You’re No Good

21.  New York Dolls – Bad Girl

22.  Def Leppard – Love Don’t Lie

23.  Gary Moore – Don’t You Lie To Me

24.  Three Dog Night – Liar

25.  Nick Lowe – All Men Are Liars

26.  Joe Cocker – Lie To Me

27.  Pretenders – Lie To Me

28.  Uriah Heep – Cheat n Lie

29.  The Beatles – I’m Looking Through You

30.  Green Day – You Lied

31.  Marvin Gaye – Ain’t That Peculiar

32.  Bee Gees – Jive Talkin’

32.  Huey Lewis And The News – Tell Me A Little Lie

33.  Stan Freberg Outro