Episode 226 / Tunnel Through Time

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Another encore presentation and a sonic upgrade of a previously broadcast installment of The Captain Maniac Show (this was originally aired three years ago). We’ve dug deep in the depths of the Captain Maniac Archives and resurrected this ancient episode about tumbling helplessly toward a new fantastic adventure, somewhere along the infinite corridors of time! Tonight we bring you more 8-track memories and rarities, in a journey through the swirling maze of bygone ages in our “My Misguided Youth” series. Going Up To The Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue!

1 GRAND FUNK RAILROAD – Time Machine

2 CAPTAIN BEEFHEART – Too Much Time

3 KURT MAX SHOUTOUT

4 RICK DERRINGER – Time Warp

5 BLOODROCK – Double Cross

6 CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – Run Through the Jungle

7 GUESS WHO – Undun

8 BLACKFOOT – Train Train

9 SPIRIT – Street Worm

10 ARTHUR LEE – Love Jumped Through My Window

11 TASTE – Morning Sun

12 STARZ – Pull the Plug

13 THE FUGS – Saran Wrap

14 THE FUGS – I Feel Like Homemade Shit

15 STATUS QUO – Big Fat Mama

16 FOCUS – Eruption EDIT

17 ROBIN TROWER – Too Rolling Stoned

18 MAHOGANY RUSH – Trying Anyway

19 THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE – House Burning Down

20 PINK FLOYD – One Of These Days

21 SWEET – Sweet F.A.

22 ZEPHYR – See My People Come Together

23 TED NUGENT & THE AMBOY DUKES – Pony Express

24 PAT TRAVERS – Go All Night

25 TAJ MAHAL – Going Up To The Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue

26 STEVE MILLER BAND – Can’t You Hear Your Daddy’s Heartbeat

27 CACTUS – Rock and Roll Children

28 CAPTAIN BEYOND – Raging River of Fear

29 FRANK SINATRA – That’s Life

30 ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – Roll Over Beethoven (BONUS TRACK)

31 STAN FREBERG OUTRO

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Episode 225 / British Invasion Part Seven

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t’s been over a year since we presented tunes from the British Invasion, so it’s time to remedy that toot sweet! In this episode you’ll definitely find some familiar favourites from my formative years (such as that moptop boy band from Liverpool, but this time out we also bring you some seldom heard British Invasion rarities — when was the last time you heard Kingsize Taylor or Rory Storm and The Hurricanes?. Because it was recently the anniversary of Keith Moon’s unfortunate demise, we start off the show with a twofer from The Who — their demented version of Wipe Out, complete with Moonie going completely apesh*t!

1 The Who – The Ox

2 The Who – It’s Not True

3 The Beatles – P.S. I Love You

4 The Hollies – On a Carousel

5 The Hollies – We’re Through

6 Gerry & the Pacemakers – It’s All Right

7 Gerry & The Pacemakers – Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying

8 The Beatles – I’ll Follow The Sun

9 The Kinks – Come On Now

10 The Small Faces – Hey Girl

11 Hermans Hermits – Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter

12 Freddie and the Dreamers – It Doesn’t Matter Anymore

13 Peter and Gordon – True Love Ways

14 The Chasers – Hey Little Girl

15 Faron’s Flamingos – Do You Love Me

16 The Big Three – What’d I Say (live at The Cavern

17 The Zombies –  You Make Me Feel Good

18 Manfred Mann – Oh No Not My Baby

19 The Birds – No Good Without You Baby

20 The Fourmost – A Little Loving

21 Pete Maclaine & The Clan – Yes I Do

22 Searchers – He’s Got No Love

23 King Size Taylor & The Dominos – Stupidity

24 The Beatles – Ain’t She Sweet

25 Rory Storm and The Hurricanes – I Can Tell

26 Rolling Stones – Not Fade Away

27 Kinks – A Well Respected Man

28 The Animals – Roadrunner

29 The Beat Merchants – Pretty Face

30 Bo Street Runners – Bo Street Runner

30 The Favourite Sons – That Driving Beat

31 The Big Three – By The Way

32 The Searchers – Unhappy Girls

33 The Fourmost – Stop

34 Davie Jones & The King Bees – Louie Louie Go Home

35 The Zombies – Is This The Dream?

36 The Attraction – She’s A Girl

37 The Rockin Berries – Lets Try Again

38 Shane Fenton & the Fentones – I Do, Do You

39 The Sorrows – Teenage Letter

40 The Seekers – Ill Never Find Another You

41 The Tremeloes – Here Comes My Baby

42 The Shadows – It’s A Man’s World

43 The Shadows – Some Are Lonely

44 John, Paul, George and Ritchie – She Loves You

Episode 224 / Psychedelicacies

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A Real Live Permanent Dream! Last week we brought you “Garage Beat”, a collection of rather raw and unsophisticated garage rock teen tunes from the ever-lovin’ 60s. This week’s show is a continuation of the same theme, but with our focus on hippie drug references in the titles and lyrics — that’s right, that “fine line between garage rock and psychedelic rock” we spoke of has now been crossed with the same musicians singing about LSD and tripping! Rather appropriately, Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys tellingly contribute “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times”, and the show can be summed up by The Human Expression’s song, “Love At Psychedelic Velocity”. Thanks to Johnny Switchblade for suggesting the title!

1 Rolling Stones – Please Go Home

2 Rolling Stones – Dandelion

3 Alice Cooper – Refrigerator Heaven

4 The Orange Machine – Real Live Permanent Dream

5 The Fe-Fi-Four Plus 2 – I Wanna Come Back (From The World Of LSD)

6 Ides – Psychedelic Ride

7 Third Bardo –  I’m Five Years Ahead Of My Time

8 The Attack – Feel Like Flying

9 Stray – Yesterday’s Promises

10 The Media – Endless Dream

11 Brain Train – Me

12 Bees – Voices Green And Purple

13 Tides In – Trip With Me

14 Haymarket Riot – Trip On Out

15 Park Avenue Playground – The Trip

16 James Gang – Lost Woman

17 Paul Butterfield Blues Band – Work Song

18 One Way Street – I See The Light

19 Johns Children – Smashed Blocked

20 The Human Expression – Love At Psychedelic Velocity

21 The Hooterville Trolley – No Silver Bird

22 Jefferson Airplane – The House At Pooneil Corners

23 Captain Beefheart – Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles

24 Frank Marino – He’s Calling

25 American Blues – All I Saw Was You

26 The Tiffany Shade – A Quiet Revolution

27 Spirit – It’s All The Same

28  Kim Fowley – The Trip

29 Donovan – The Trip

30 Iron Butterfly – Fields of Sun

31 Black Sabbath – Fairies Wear Boots

32 The Doors – Hyacinth House

33 Beach Boys – I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times (BONUS TRACK)

34 Ventures – The Twilight Zone (BONUS TRACK)

35 Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 223 / Garage Beat

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Welcome to another chapter in our series of pre-psychedelic 60s teen tunes, this week entitled “Garage Beat”! Although we definitely include some familiar songs from the likes of The Stones, The Byrds and the Sonics, this show’s emphasis is on unearthed music that originally came from the garage — most of which you may have missed (or never heard before) There were thousands of lo-fi monsterpieces produced during that era, but we still enthusiastically manage to bring you such sensational and highly contagious tracks such as I Lost My Baby by The Mustard Men, Why Has It Got To Be Me by The Gates of Eden, Be a Caveman by The Avengers and Wild About You by The Missing Links And believe it or not, the Barry & The Remains version of All Day And All Of The Night is here, too! Flash and Crash!

1  The Who – I Need You

2  Booker T & the MGs – Slim Jenkins Place

3  The Yellow Payges – Devil Woman

4  The Turtles – She’ll Come Back

5   Sons Of Fred – I’ll Be There

6  The Sonics – Dirty Robber

7  The Wheels – Bad Little Woman

8  The Gates of Eden –  Why Has It Got To Be Me

9  The Del Vetts – Last Time Around

10  The Atlantics – Come On

11  The Rolling Stones – She Said Yeah

12  The Yardbirds – No Excess Baggage

13  The Humane Society – Knock, Knock

14  The Renegades – Cadillac

15  Sam  Sham & the Pharaohs – Monkey See Monkey Do

16  The McCoys – You Make Me Feel So Good

17  The Eyes – My Degeneration

18  The Enfields – I’m For Things You Do

19  Rocky and the Riddlers – Flash and Crash

20  The Shaynes – From My Window

21  The Avengers – Be a Caveman

22  The Five Americans – Western Union

23  The Chocolate Watchband – Don’t Need Your Lovin

24  The Remains – All Day And All Of The Night

25  Sounds Like Us – Outside Chance

26  Love – You I’ll Be Following

27  Byrds – Chimes Of Freedom

28  The Main Line – Don’t Wait Around

29  Napoleon XIV – They’re Coming To Take Me Away Ha Ha

30  The Modds – Leave My House

31  Mach V –  If I Could

32  The Zettlers  – Beautiful Delilah

33 The Rolling Stones – Get Off of My Cloud

34  The Fugitives – Mean Woman

35  The Yardbirds – You Cant Judge a Book by  Cover (Live)

36  The Standells –  Shake (Live)

37  The Liverpool Five – I Can Only Give You Everything

38  The Missing Links – Wild About You

39  The Rolling Stones – My Obsession

40  The Lovin Spoonful – Night Owl Blues

41  The Marketts – Out of Limits

42  The Mustard Men – I Lost My Baby

43  The Turtles – Like A Rolling Stone (BONUS TRACK)

44  Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 222 / Friday Night Oldies Party Vol. 14

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Rockin’ is my business, and business is good! Let’s get back to the days of yesteryear on Volume 14 of The Friday Night Oldies Party, featuring many of your favourite 50s and 60s tunes as well as some ancient tracks that are seldom heard for whatever reason. Do you remember the golden days of rock and roll? Goes to show you never can tell!

1 Freddie Bell & the Bell Boys – Rockin’ Is My Business

2 Buddy Holly – Maybe Baby

3 Ricky Nelson – Just A Little Too Much

4 Gene Vincent – Baby Blue

5 Eddie Cochran – Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie

6 Tommy Sands – Playin’ The Field

7 Buddy Knox – That’s Why I Cry

8 Roy Orbison – Uptown

9 Fats Domino – Please Don’t Leave Me

10 Ray Charles – Mess Around

11 Brenda Lee – Coming On Strong

12 Connie Francis – Stupid Cupid

13 Nan Castle – Star Light Star Bright

14 Elvis Presley – Hard Headed Woman

15 Jerry Lee Lewis – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On

16 Chuck Berry – You Never Can Tell

17 Richard Berry – Rockin’ Man

18 Ben E King – Spanish Harlem

19 Gene Vincent  & The Blue Caps – Hot Dollar

20 Ted Harris – Just Thought I’d Set You Straight

21 Buddy Holly – Modern Don Juan

22 Fendermen – Bertha Lou

23 Ring A Dings – Snacky Poo

24 Beach Boys – Do You Remember?

25 Ray Ellsworth – Rock And Roll Show

26 Ral Donner – Girl Of My Best Friend

27 Screamin Jay Hawkins – Do You Really Love Me?

28 The Morgan Twins  – TV Hop

29 Little Richard – She’s Got It

30 Dean Beard – Shiverin And Shakin

31 Brenda Lee – Dum Dum

32 Mack Vickery – Goin’ Back To St. Louis

33 James Darren – The Lively Set

34 Bobby Darin – I Found A Million Dollar Baby

35 Freddy Cannon – Buzz Buzz A-Diddle-It

36 Freddy Cannon – Palisades Park

37 Rooftop Singers – Walk Right In

38 Everly Brothers – (‘Til I Kissed You

39 Johnny Burnette – Thank Your Folks

40 Otis Redding – Shout Bamalama

41 James Brown – Please, Please, Please

42 Jimmie Rodgers – Kisses Sweeter Than Wine

43 Drifters – Save The Last Dance For Me

43 Bill Haley & His Comets – Mambo Rock

44 Shirley & Lee – I Feel Good

45 Jerry Lee Lewis – Lewis Boogie

46 Shadows – Shadoogie

47 Big Daddy G – Big Berry (Boss Man Guitar

48 Beach Boys – The Little Girl I Once Knew (BONUS TRACK

49 Beach Boys – Good To My Baby (BONUS TRACK

50 Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 221/ More Live Concerts I’ve Seen

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By request on the Boss Line, here’s Part Two of “I May Be Old But I Got To See All the Cool Bands”. In Part One, we managed to cram in two hours’ worth of some of the rock shows I’ve attended over the years, but of course we ran out of time before we could present them all! Therefore, we bring you Part Two, imaginatively titled “More Live Concerts I’ve Seen”, featuring another collection of bands I remember from when I was in the audience. Being a legal senior, however, there are still plenty of shows I saw in my misguided youth that aren’t represented here (Herman’s Hermits, Little Richard, Mountain, The Police, T Rex and Joe Walsh come to mind). But let’s rock, shall we?

1    Motörhead – The Chase Is Better Than the Catch

2    Ten Years After – Love Like a Man

3    Cheap Trick – Auf Wiedersehen

4    Spirit – When I Touch You

5    Blues Image – Clean Love

6   Jefferson Airplane – 3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds

7   Quicksilver Messenger Service – Fresh Air

8   Jethro Tull – A New Day Yesterday

9   Stevie Ray Vaughan – Love Struck Baby

10 Aerosmith – Back In The Saddle

11 Love – Robert Montgomery

12 J. Geils Band – Pack Fair And Square (Live)

13  Beat Farmers – Big Ugly Wheels

14  Krokus – Rock City

15  Nazareth – Razamanaz

16  Peter Frampton – All I Want To Be (Is By Your Side)

17  Grand Funk Railroad – In Need

18  Uriah Heep – Easy Livin’

19  Black Sabbath – The Mob Rules

20  Bachman Turner Overdrive – Sledgehammer

21  Guess Who – No Time

22  Grateful Dead – Playing In The Band

23  Mothers of Invention – Brown Shoes Don’t Make It

24  Pat Travers – Makes No Difference

25  Blind Faith – Had To Cry Today

26  Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 220 / Rock and Roll For Dummies

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You’d think that a show titled “Rock and Roll For Dummies” would be a primer of rock & roll classics for those who have never experienced the genre — you know, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, etc.? Even though that certainly is a good premise, “Rock and Roll For Dummies” is merely the title we used for this episode. Instead, we bring you a show totally comprised of loud and proud rockers of the headbangin’ persuasion, from Steve Vai to Quiet Riot, from Chickenfoot to Buckcherry, from Greta Van Fleet (everyone’s favourite band these days) to Airbourne. Welcome to my job!

1) Steve Vai – Juice

2) Hustler – Break of Day

3) Quiet Riot – Metal Health (Bang Your Head)

4) Greta Van Fleet – Highway Tune

5) Bryan Adams – Remember

6) The Tragically Hip – Twist My Arm

7) Streetheart – Snow White

8) Headpins – Winnning

9) Kim Mitchell – Rock n Roll Duty

10) Airbourne – Its All For Rock N Roll

11) Chickenfoot – Soap on a Rope

12) Joan Jett – A.C.D.C.

13) AC/DC – Gimme A Bullet

14) Cub Koda – Welcome To My Job

15) Danko Jones – I Don’t Care

16) La Chinga – Right On

17) Queen City Kids – Dance

18) Georgia Satellites – Hippy Hippy Shake

19) Led Zeppelin – Communication Breakdown

20) L.A. Knights – Psychoanalyze

21) Night Ranger – Don’t Tell Me You Love Me

22) Poison – Talk Dirty To Me

23) Fabulous Thunderbirds – Rock This Place

24) Extreme – When I’m President

25) Eddie Money – Think Im in Love

26) Rainbow – Do You Close Your Eyes

27) Buckcherry – Crazy Bitch

28) Johnny Winter – Rock n Roll People

29) Cheap Trick – Rock n Roll Tonight

30) AC/DC – Rock and Roll Damnation (Glasgow 78)

31) John Fogerty – Rockin All Over The World

32) Krokus – I Want It All

33) Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 219 / Vintage 70s Vinyl

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Those of us old relics who were in our twenties in the 70s are gonna love this show, a collection of tunes from that era (often imitated, seldom duplicated)! That’s right, gang, we grew up with and were very fond of Captain Beyond, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Blue Oyster Cult, so tonight’s show is a small sample of music that rocked our world, and continues to do so to this day. To use the Budgie song (included in this episode) a Crash Course in Brain Surgery!

1    Captain Beyond – Mesmerization Eclipse

2    Pretty Things – Havana Bound

3    Deep Purple – Living Wreck

4    Led Zeppelin – Four Sticks

5    AC/DC – Shake A Leg

6    Joe Jackson – I’m the Man

7    Bad Company – Rock n Roll Fantasy

8    Thin Lizzy – Gonna Creep Up On You

9    Nazareth – Turn on Your Receiver

10  The Sweet – Burning

11  Mountain – Travelin’ In The Dark (To E.M.P.)

12  Blodwyn Pig – Summer Day

13  Blodwyn Pig – Meanie Mornay

14  Wishbone Ash – Blowin’ Free Live

15  James Gang – From Another Time

16  Pink Fairies – Teenage Rebel

17  Bachman Turner Overdrive – Hold Back The Water

18  Sweeney Todd – Tantalize

19  Trooper – The Boys In The Bright White Sports Car

20  Pat Travers – Makin’ Magic

21  Tin House – Personal Gain

22  Mountain – Sittin’ On A Rainbow

23  Leslie West – You Can’t Get Away!

24  James Gang – Asshtonpark/Woman

25  Blue Oyster Cult – Dominance and Submission

26  Van Halen – I’m the One

27  Budgie – Crash Course in Brain Surgery

28  Steve Hunter – Swept Away

Episode 218 / Rockabilly Zombies

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Hey kids, what time is it? It’s Rockabilly Time! Once again we are proud to present another jaunt in our ongoing series of shows dedicated to rockin’ and rollin’ tunes performed by Southern gentlemen (and ladies), mostly from the 50s but also into the limitless reaches of The Future! The Zombie Apocalypse is just around the corner, so we respectfully ask the Stray Cats’ question, “How long you wanna live, anyway?”.

1    Stray Cats – How Long You Wanna Live, Anyway

2    Kimball Coburn – Please Please

3    Jimmy Crain – Rock-A Sock-A Hop

4    Marvin Rainwater –  Whole Lotta Woman

5    Ric Cartey – Born To Love One Woman

6    Warren Smith – I Like Your Kind Of Love

7    Jett Powers – Go Girl Go

8    Four Teens – Go Little Go Cat

9    Dennis Herrold – You Arouse My Curiosity

10  Kenny Parchman – Treat Me Right

11  Barry Darvell – Geronimo Stomp

12  David Houston – Sugar Sweet

13  Joe Montgomery – Cool Cat

14  Carl Perkins – Jive After Five

15  Jerry Lee Lewis – Milkshake Mademoiselle

16. Billy Crash Craddock – Ah Poor Little Baby

17  Carl Mann – Baby I Don’t Care

18  Tommy Blake – I Dig You Baby

19  Edwin Bruce – Rock Boppin’ Baby

20  Tracy Pendarvis –  Bop A Cha-Cha Baby

21  Martha Carson – Now Stop

22  Tony Casanova – Boogie Woogie Feeling

23  Chuck Barr – Susie Or Mary Lou

24  Jeffrey Parnell – Gonna Put A Cricket In Your Ear

25  Joey Castle – That Ain’t Nothing But Right

26  Ray Smith  – Break Up

27  Stray Cats – Elvis On Velvet

28  Nick Curran – The Lowlife

29  Batmobile – Shoot Shoot

30  Black Knights -The Munsters Theme

31  Curtis Jensen – Heart On Fire

32  Deltas – Heart Attack

33  Johnny Stark – Rockin’ Billy

34  Jack Scott – Two Timin’ Woman

35  Janis Martin – Bang Bang

36  Gene Simmons – I Done Told You

37  Gene Morris – Lovin Honey

38  Onie Wheeler – Walkin’ Shoes

39  Ferlin Husky – Slow Down Brother

40  Malcolm Yelvington – Gonna Have Myself A Ball

41  Jimmy Isle – Goin’ Wild

42  Jesse Lee Turner – Put Me Down

43  Ersel Hickey – Going Down That Road

44  Wayne Handy – I Think You Oughta Look Again

45  Hal Willis – Bop A Dee Bop A Doo

46  Jeff Daniels – Switch Blade Sam

47  Jimmie Lloyd (Jimmy Logsdon) – You’re Gone Baby

48  Keith Anderson-Hot Guitars (BONUS TRACK)

49  The Rockin Rs – Nameless (BONUS TRACK)

50   Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 217 / I May Be Old But I Got To See All the Cool Bands

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Here’s Part One in our series of shows featuring Bands I’ve Seen, cleverly entitled “I May Be Old But I Got To See All the Cool Bands”. Now I must be an old guy to admit to having seen The Beatles, Cream, the Doors, and the Jimi Hendrix Experience in the daze of yore, but back in the olde days (long before social media, YouTube and smartphones), I went to these concerts because it was a event and sensory experience we felt compelled to attend — it was a great time to be alive! For this segment of our journey into the past, we present live recordings of many artists, in attempt to show you what it must have sounded like.

1.   The Beatles – Twist and Shout live

2.   The Rolling Stones – Jumpin Jack Flash live

3.   The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Hey Joe live

4.   The Doors – Roadhouse Blues

5.   Cream – White Room [Live]

6.   The Who – Summertime Blues

7.   AC/DC – Thunderstruck

8.   Led Zeppelin – Ocean

9.   Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water [Live]

10. Judas Priest – Grinder [Live]

11. Blue Oyster Cult – Subhuman

12. Rory Gallagher – Laundromat

13. Rory Gallagher – Shin Kicker

14. Fleetwood Mac – Black Magic Woman

15. Status Quo – Don’t Waste My Time

16. Wishbone Ash – The King Will Come

17. ZZ Top – Thunderbird

18. Black Oak Arkansas  – Hot Rod

19  Allman Brothers Band – Hot ‘Lanta

20. Johnny Winter – Johnny B. Goode

21. Yardbirds – You’re A Better Man Than I

22.  Alice Cooper –  No More Mr. Nice Guy (Live)

23. KISS – Cold Gin

24. Paul Revere and the Raiders – Louie, Louie [Live]

25. New York Dolls – Bad Girl

26. Ted Nugent – Cat Scratch Fever (Live)

27. Stan Freberg Outro