Episode 178 / Live On Stage Redux


It’s ”Live On Stage Redux”! For this week’s show, we’ve chosen to go back three years in the voluminous Captain Maniac Show archives and hereby present an upgraded version of Episode 13, “Live On Stage”. It’s been brought to our attention that the original show has been forgotten by time and appears to be our LEAST listened to program, now languishing in caves of methane ice, a thousand miles below our fortified palace. After careful consideration, we’ve updated the set list and sound quality (now recorded louder to be played louder) to bring you an enhanced & improved evening of live, loud & sweaty tunes recorded under combat conditions. Kick out the jams! 

1.   Status Quo – Junior’s Wailing

2.   The Doors – Who Do You Love

3.   Stray Dog – Chevrolet

4.   Kiss – Deuce

5.   Wishbone Ash – The King Will Come

6.   ZZ Top – Pin Cushion

7.   James Brown – Lickin Stick Lickin Stick

8.   Judas Priest – The Ripper

9.   John Mayer – Wait Until Tomorrow

10. Sparkling Apple – Johnny B. Goode

11. Sparkling Apple – Get Off the Stove –

12. Dixie Dregs – Take it Off the Top

13. Dixie Dregs – Peaches En Regalia –

14. The Beatles – Roll Over Beethoven

15. Outlaws – Freeborn Man

16. Gov’t Mule – Temporary Saint

17. Blue Oyster Cult – Kick Out The Jams

18. Rory Gallagher – Messin With the Kid

19. Rory Gallagher – Fly Off the Handle

20. Robin Trower – Lady Love

21. Robin Trower – Rock Me Baby –

22. Albert Cummings – Party Right Here

23. Frank Zappa – Echidna’s Arf (Of You)

24. Black Country Communion – Song Of Yesterday

Stan Freberg Outro


Episode 177 / Play It Cool


Just in time for John Lennon’s 77th birthday: Have a real cool time on our hip and groovy show unashamedly devoted to cool, where not only every song has the word “cool” cleverly included in the title, but is most definitely coolness personified! After “Long Cool Woman” by the Hollies, we venture into Lounge Hell! In the words of Oscar Brown Jr., “But I Was Cool”.

Sammy Davis Jr – The Ballad Of Johnny Cool

Billy Fury – Play It Cool

The Treniers – The Treniers – Cool It Baby

Wanda Jackaon – Cool Love

Charlie Gracie – Cool baby

Oscar Brown Jr – But I Was Cool

Eddie Fontaine – Cool It Baby

Paul Hampton – Play It Cool

Edgar Winter’s White Trash – Cool Fool

Cadillacs – Cool It Fool

Rudy Ferguson – Cool Goofin

The Farmer Boys – Cool Down Mame

Geezinslaw Brothers – Cool It In Outer Space

The Stooges – Real Cool Time

The Diamonds – Daddy Cool

Robert Plant  – Tall Cool One

The Ventures – Tall Cool One

Styx – Everything Is Cool

Jimmy Johnson – Cool Cool School

Mello Kings – She’s Real Cool

The Beatles – Three Cool Cats

Tibby Edwards – Play It Cool

Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers – Be Cool

Bette Midler – In The Cool Cool Cool of the Evening

Ray Campi – Play It Cool

Billy ”Curley” Barrix – Cool Off Baby

The Rolling Stones – Cool Calm and Collected

Jimmy Thackery – Don’t Lose Your Cool

The Kingsmen – That’s Cool That’s Trash

Tommy Law – Cool Juice

Jo Kamel Band – The Long Cool Night

The Hollies – Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress

Sammy Davis Jr – Eee-O Eleven

Bobby Darin – I Got Rhythm

Louis Prima – That Old Black Magic

Frank Sinatra – Bim Bam Baby

Dave Grusin – Cool

Count Basie – One Mint Julep

Leroy Holmes – Search For Vulcan

Joey DeFrancesco – The Pink Panther Theme

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 176 / Psych-Out


Returning to a theatre near you, a further chapter in our Psychedelic Oldies series, this week entitled “Psych-Out” in Psychedelic Colour. In our quest for mind-altering goodies, we bring you much more from the flower generation of the 60s, including some forgotten gems and surprises that are guaranteed to blow your mind! Join us at the Mountains of Madness!

Fleetwood Mac – Coming Your Way

The Doors – I Looked At You

Deep Purple – Mandrake Root

Cream – We’re Going Wrong

Jefferson Airplane – Wild Tyme (H)

Second Coming – She Has Funny Cars

Hour Glass – Cast Off All My Fears

Captain Beefheart – Electricity

The Creation – For All That I Am

Iron Butterfly – Most Anything You Want

The Ravelles – Psychedelic Movement

The Mothers of Invention – Wowie Zowie

Blues Project – I Can’t Keep from Cryin’ Sometimes

The Humane Society – Knock, Knock

The Ferris Wheel – I Can’t Break The Habit

The Collectors – Make it Easy

Thunder and Roses – Dear Dream Maker

Jimi Hendrix – Them Changes

Love – Signed D.C.

The Doors – End Of The Night

Moving Sidewalks – Crimson Witch

The Vejtables – Hide Yourself

Jefferson Airplane – Young Girl Sunday Blues

The Fringe – Flower Generation

The Syn – Flowerman

The Seeds – Tripmaker

Sweetwater – My Crystal Spider

The Electric Prunes – Train For Tomorrow   

The Mothers of Invention – Bow Tie Daddy

The Hollies – King Midas In Reverse

Leaf Hound – Growers Of Mushroom

Jefferson Airplane – Watch Her Ride

HP Lovecraft – At The Mountains Of Madness

The Fleur De Lys – Circles

Taste – On The Boards

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 175 / The Last Road Trip of the Year


Got the need for speed? We return with some more car tunes on The Last Road Trip of the Year, namely Episode 175 of the Captain Maniac Show! For those among us who are crazy ‘bout an automobile, we present yet another chapter in our hot rod series, packed with full-throttle, petrol-powered cuts of chrome, smoke and thunder, hot wired with hits & misses from the Golden Age of Rock and Roll! On the Road Again!

Slick Slavin – Speed Crazy

Beach Boys – I Get Around

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Up Around The Bend

Ray Burden – A Hot-Rodders Dream

Pat Travers – Hot Rod Lincoln

Bill Haley & The Saddlemen – Rocket 88

Billy The Kid Emerson    Crazy ‘Bout An Automobile

Jerry McCain & His Upstarts – Courtin’ In A Cadillac

Red Simpson – Jeannie With The Light Brown Cadillac

George Jones – The One I Loved Back Then

Hayseed Dixie – Highway To Hell

Stray Cats – Hotrod Gang

Stray Cats – Rev It Up & Go

Stray Cats – Built For Speed

Four X – Spark Plug

Big Boy Groves – I Gotta New Car

Honey Boy Allen – Ford V8

Johnny Guitar Watson – Motorhead Baby

The Medallions – Buick 59

Baker Knight & the Knightmares – Bring My Cadillac Back

Tex Rubinowitz – Hot Rod Man

Red Simpson – The Highway Patrol

Arlen Sanders And The Pacifics – Hopped-Up-Mustang

Dick Dale & His Del-Tones – Wild, Wild Mustang

Dick Dale & His Del-Tones – Hot Rod Racer

The Astronauts – Competition Coupe

Foghat – Slow Ride (Single Edit Version)

Ted Nugent – Motor City Madhouse

Vince Taylor and the Playboys – Brand New Cadillac

Count Bishops – Route 66

Bobby Johnston – Flat Tyre-

Jack Kitchen With The Rock-A-Billies – Hot Rod Boogie

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Sweet Hitch-Hiker

ZZ Top – I Wanna Drive You Home

Ministry – Jesus Built My Hotrod

Canned Heat – On the Road Again

Johnny Winter – From A Buick Six

Beach Boys – Ballad Of Ole Betsy

Jim Foster & The Kountry KutUps – Rag Roof Roadster

Jim Flaherty’s Caravan – This Old Bomb of Mine

B52s – Devil In My Car

Danny Gatton – Cruisin Dueces

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 174 / On the Right Track


Part two of our shows devoted to anything to do with trains! There are so many train songs out there (Johnny Cash alone must have at least a hundred give or take) that  it was necessary to present a further chapter in this series dedicated to rail travel. All aboard as we travel to the End of the Line!

Paul Revere & the Raiders – Night Train

Danny Gatton – Mystery Train

Brownsville Station – Guitar Train

Box Tops – Choo Choo Train

Allman Brothers Band – All Night Train

Wild T & The Spirit — Freedom Train

Muddy Waters – Still A Fool

Buddy Miles – Memphis Train

Los Lobos – Everybody Loves A Train

Nick Curran and The Nitelifes – Lonesome Whistle Blues

Traveling Wilburys – End of the Line

Beatles – One After 909

Sonny Flaharty and the Mark V – Hey Conductor

Eddie Bond – Here Comes The Train

Be-Bop Deluxe – No Trains to Heaven

Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra –  Take The  A   Train

Whiskey Howl – Rock Island Line

Mabel Scott – Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train

Chuck Berry – Let It Rock

Randy Newman – Gone Dead Train

Grateful Dead – Big Railroad Blues

Conway Twitty – Long Black Train

Johnny Cash – Hey Hey Train

Rolling Stones – All Down The Line

Rolling Stones _ Love in Vain

Billy Joe Shaver – Georgia on a Fast Train

Alabama – Ride the Train

Crosby Stills & Nash – Marrakesh Express

The Jubalaires – Casey Jones

B.B.King – Hold That Train

Roger Miller – Engine Engine #9

Creedence Clearwater Revival – GraveyardTrain

Billy J Kramer – Trains & Boats & Planes

The Stones – Silver Train

Blue Cheer – It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry

Chet Atkins – Freight Train

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 173 / British Blues Volume 10


We return to those good old British Blues, Volume Ten, with a heapin’ helpin’ of music that changed my life forever! Undoubtedly, there are tracks here where respectful 60s British musicians go overboard in their attempts to sound exactly like the originals in their reverential treatment of the blues catalog — but we’ve also included blues-rock impressions that are performed with the aid of Marshall stacks and are heavy on the loudness factor! We start off tonight’s show with The Who’s take on “Daddy Rolling Stone”, followed by (who else) the Rolling Stones from when they were still a fervent and devoted blues band. in the words of the Bonzo Dog Band, “Can Blue Men Sing the Whites?”!

The Who – Daddy Rolling Stone

The Rolling Stones – Pain In My Heart

The Animals – Blue Feeling

Fleetwood Mac – Like Crying

Taste – Leaving Blues

Chicken Shack  – When My Left Eye Jumps

Chicken Shack  – Lonesome Whistle Blues

Bonzo Dog Band – Can Blue Men Sing The Whites

The Spencer Davis Group – Dimples

Livin’ Blues – Rock & Roll Hoochie Coo

The Yardbirds – I Ain’t Done Wrong

Rory Gallagher – Bullfrog Blues

The Rolling Stones – Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

The Rolling Stones – Grown Up Wrong

The Rolling Stones – Honest I Do

Status Quo – Spinning Wheel Blues

Love Sculpture – Don’t Answer The Door

Savoy Brown –  Give Me A Penny

Savoy Brown – Rock M e Baby

The Yardbirds – Let It Rock

Vinegar Joe  – Ride Me Easy Rider

Groundhogs – Man Trouble

Climax Chicago Blues Band – Hey Baby, Everything’s Gonna Be Alright

Peter Green and John Mayall – Double Trouble

The Climax Blues Band – Hey  Mama

Ten Years After – Rock Your Mama

Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated – Woke Up This Morning

Livin’ Blues – Eye To Eye

The Rolling Stones – I Want To Be Loved

Fleetwood Mac – Jigsaw Puzzle Blues

Killing Floor – Keep On Walking

Stack Waddy –  Bring It To Jerome

The Rolling Stones – 2120 South Michigan Avenue

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 172 – Pain in the Asteroid


Thanks for tuning in, everyone! For your consideration, we present Part Two of our “Places I Remember” shows, a supplementary volume where we hereby include songs that were left out the first time around, like Riverside by the Beat Farmers (by request from my cousin Biddy), as well as Mississippi Queen by Mountain (also by request, this time from Maneco). In “Pain In the Asteroid”, so named because there was recent news about an asteroid heading our way, we once again play songs where a destination is in the title. Because ZZ Top and the Doobie Brothers did recent concerts in Vancouver, we happily bring you ZZ and Doob songs where locations are their primary focus. “I Left My Heart In San Francisco”!

Beat Farmers – Riverside

Doobie Brothers – China Grove

Deep Purple – Woman From Tokyo

Mountain – Mississippi Queen

Johnny Winter – Leland Mississippi Blues

Amboy Dukes – Mississippi Murderer

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Woodstock

Magic Sam – Sweet Home Chicago

Billy Joel – New York State Of Mind

Ace Frehley – New York Groove

Frank Sinatra – Theme From New York, New York

MC5 – Back In The USA

Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA

Glen Campbell – By the Time I Get To Phoenix

Bonzo Dog Band – I Left My Heart In San Francisco

Tony Bennett – I Left My Heart In San Francisco

Dean Martin – Houston

Bobby Bare – Detroit City

George Hamilton IV – Abilene

Buck Owens – Streets of Bakersfield

Asleep At the Wheel – San Antonio Rose

Deep Purple – Kentucky Woman

Elvis Presley – Blue Moon of Kentucky

Dick Dale – Mexico

ZZ Top – Goin’ Down To Mexico

ZZ Top – La Grange

ZZ Top – Jesus Just Left Chicago

The Beatles – Back In The USSR

Night Ranger – (You Can Still) Rock In America

Green Day – American Idiot

Van Halen – Panama

Elvis Presley – Viva Las Vegas

Thin Lizzy – Hollywood

Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet – Egypt Texas

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas Flood

Count Basie and His Orchestra – April In Paris

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 171 / Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s Captain Maniac


Time once again for another thrill-packed episode of The Captain Maniac Show, every Monday on Mixcloud.com! This week we bring you “Episode 171 / Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s Captain Maniac”, and you’d be forgiven for assuming that this installment is a two hour show devoted to the Sex Pistols — in a clever ploy to grab your attention (that bright yellow caught your eye, didn’t it?), our poster and cover art are merely a tribute to Johnny Rotten’s iconic 70s album, with only the first three songs being actual Sex Pistols’ tunes! The rest of the show is a testimonial to those wild and crazy 70s, featuring MY favourite tunes that I used to blast on my eight track player on road trips, such as UFO, Atomic Rooster, Captain Beyond, Queen, Johnny Winter, Bloodrock, David Bowie and Montrose to name but a few. I just want a holiday in the sun!

Sex Pistols –  Did You No Wrong

Sex Pistols – Holidays In The Sun

Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant

UFO – Let It Roll

Johnny Winter – Can’t You Feel It

Van Halen –  Women In Love

Mahogany Rush – Land of 1000 Nights

Teenage Head – Disgusteen

Queen – Now I’m Here

Aerosmith – Make It

Humble Pie – The Light

Atomic Rooster – Vug

Captain Beyond – Armworth

Captain Beyond – Myopic Void

Black Sabbath – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Sex Pistols – Problems

Grand Funk Railroad – Sin’s a Good Man’s Brother

Bloodrock – Children`s Heritage

Foghat – Save Your Loving (For Me)

Bad Company – Moving On

Deep Purple – No One Came

Deep Purple – Owed To “G”

Montrose – Underground

Ramones – Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment

The Modern Lovers – Roadrunner

The Jam – In The City

David Bowie – Rebel Rebel

UFO – Love Lost Love

UFO – Mother Mary

UFO – Too Young To No

Focus – Anonymous II EDIT

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode170 / 60s Garage Rock Vinyl Rarities


Don’t miss this one! We return to the 60s for some more garage-rock monsterpieces, some of which I actually used to hear daily on AM radio when I was a legal teenager, and the majority by bands with a “The” in front of their name — even The Monkees! Oh for Pete’s Sake! (that’s the name of the Monkees song)

1   Steppenwolf – Rock Me

2   The Electric Prunes – You Never Had It Better

3   The Standells – Why Pick on Me

4   The Lovin’ Spoonful – You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice

5   Don & the Goodtimes – I Could Be So Good To You

6   The Who – Mary Anne With the Shaky Hands

7   The Beatles -I Want To Tell You

8   The Byrds – Why

9   The Chocolate Watch Band – Sweet Young Thing

10 The Truth – Hey Gyp

11 Jerry & The Rialtos – Whatcha Gonna Do

12 Gonn – Blackout Of Gretely

13 The Creation – Making Time

14 The Shadows Of Knight – Shake

15 The Shadows – Late Night Set

16 The Throb – Fortune Teller

17 The Nocturnals – This Ain’t Love

18 The Lollipop Shoppe – You Must Be A Witch

19 The Turtles – Happy Together

20 The Partridge Family – Come On Get Happy

21 The Galaxies IV – Piccadilly Circus

22 The Golden Earrings – Nobody But You

23 The Beau Havens – Feel So Good

24 The Liverpool Five – Gotta Get A Move On

25 The Barbarians – Take It Or Leave It

26 The Swingin Medallions – She Drives Me Out of My Mind

27 The Vejtables – Feel The Music

28 The Century’s – Hard Times

29 The Chosen Few – It Just Don’t Rhyme

30 The E-Types – Put The Clock Back On The Wall

31 Mouse & The Traps – A Public Execution

32 Bob Dylan – I Want You

33 Sonny Bono – Laugh at Me

34 Cher – All I Really Want To Do

35 The Blues Project – No Time Like The Right Time

36 The Blues Magoos – Gotta Get Away

37 Simon & Garfunkel – Homeward Bound

38 The Lovin’ Spoonful – Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind

39 Tom Jones – What’s New Pussycat

40 The Pussycats – I Want Your Love

41 MItch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels – Just A Little Bit

42 Paul Revere & the Raiders – Ride Your Pony

43 Paul Revere & the Raiders – Out Of Sight

44 The Monkees – For Pete’s Sake

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 169 / There Are Places I Remember


“There are places, I remember… all my life, though some have changed”. Welcome one and all to Episode 169 of the the intergalactically-acclaimed Captain Maniac Show, which this week concentrates on musical selections where a destination is named in the title of each song. Seems like we’ve only scratched the surface here (we haven’t included any songs about Chicago, for instance), due to the fact that there are so many more songs in the rock and roll catalog that fall into this category — therefore, stay tuned for an upcoming supplementary volume soon! For now, Jimi Hendrix begins the show by asking the musical question, “ Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)?

Jimi Hendrix – Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)

Mott the Hoople – All the Way From Memphis

Johnny Rivers – Memphis

Beach Boys – California Dreamin’

Beach Boys – California Girls

The Doors – L.A. Woman

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Lodi

Elvis Presley – New Orleans

Redbone- The Witch Queen Of New Orleans

Johnny Horton – The Battle Of New Orleans

Tragically HIp – New Orleans Is Sinking

Kinky Friedman & the Texas Jewboys – Asshole From El Paso

Asleep at The Wheel – Miles and Miles of Texas

Dave Edmunds – Deep In the Heart of Texas

Gary Hoey – Texas Son

Johnny Winter – Hustled Down In Texas

The Doors – The Wasp (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)

The Guess Who – Running Back to Saskatoon

Mainline – Goin’ To Toronto

Idle Eyes – Tokyo Rose

Nazareth  – Vancouver Shakedown

J. Geils Band – Detroit Breakdown

David Bowie – Panic In Detroit

Bob Segar – Katmandu

Jerry Lee Lewis – What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out of Me)

Deep Purple – Kentucky Woman [Single Version]

ZZ Top – My Head’s In Mississippi

Eric Clapton – Tulsa Time

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

Hank Snow – I’ve Been Everywhere

Stan Freberg Outro