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

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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

Episode 151 / Altered States


Our previous episode of The Captain Maniac Show (Mind Garage Part Two) featured bands at the Dawn of Psychedelic Rock — at its inception, if you will. In Episode 151, known universally as Altered States, we continue with some lysergic glimpses of a bygone but unforgotten musical era, and get things moving energetically and vigorously right from the outset with a live version of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)! Yes, tonight we focus our attention on music appreciated best whilst heard in altered states of consciousness. Ride That Vibration!

1.  Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Child (Slight Return) [Live]

2.  Love – August

3.  Grateful Dead – New Potato Caboose EDIT

4.  Jefferson Airplane – She Has Funny Cars

5.  Grace Slick & the Great Society – Somebody To Love

6.  Byrds – Have You Seen Her Face

7.  Mother Tuckers Yellow Duck  – Funny Feeling

8.  Tom Northcott – Sunny Goodge Street

9.  The Collectors – Grass And Wild Strawberries

10. Seeds Of Time – Kaleidoscope

11. Spring – A Country Boy Named Willie

12. The Paupers – Sooner Than Soon

13. Open Mind – Magic Potion

14. The Lemon Drops – I Live In The Springtime

15. The Mirror – Faster Than Light

16. The Mojo Men – Fire in My Heart

17. The Kaleidoscope – Egyptian Gardens

18. Mushroom – Crying For You

19. My Indole Ring – Orange Float Petals

20. Blues Magoos – I Can Hear The Grass Grow

21. The Move – Flowers in the Rain

22. Crome Syrcus – Lord In Black

23. Grass Roots – Let’s Live For Today

24. Pink Floyd – Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

25. Grateful Dead – Viola Lee Blues (Alternate Version)

26. The Rolling Stones – Child Of The Moon

27. The Yardbirds – Glimpses

28. The Doors – Twentieth Century Fox

29. Blue Cheer – Magnolia Caboose Babyfinger

30. Blues Magoos – One By One

31. Alice Cooper – Levity Ball

32. Captain Beefheart – Alice In Blunderland

33. Love – Ride That Vibration

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 150 / Mind Garage Part 2


Another chapter in the “my misguided youth” series, back to a time when I was a teenager in the Swingin’ Sixties, presenting both a cornucopia of garage-rock rarities and, as Archie and Edith sang, “songs that made the hit parade”! Observant listeners will notice that every band presented on tonight’s show has the word “The” in front of their name, which was the custom in those days — heck, we even called Eric Clapton’s band “The Cream”. The only exceptions are when the song is performed by a solo artist, as in the case of Jimmy Page or Jimmy Nicol (who was, for a brief time, Ringo’s stand-in on the Beatles’ Australian tour). Seriously, why can I remember every single word to a song from over 50 years ago, but not remember why I came in the kitchen?

1.  The Byrds – You Movin’

2.  The Troggs – Louie Louie

3.  The Sonics – Shot Down

4.  The Kingsmen – Long Green

5.  Paul Revere & the Raiders – Hungry (Remix)

6.  The Rolling Stones – It’s Not Easy

7.  The Lyrics – So What!

8.  The Dirty Wurds – Why

9.  The Reekers – Don’t Call Me Flyface

10. Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels –  I Had it Made

11. The Barbarians – What The New Breed Say

12. The Brigands –  Would I Still Be Her Big Man

13. The Standells – Money

14. The Starfires – I Never Loved Her

15. The Hunters – Teen Scene

16. The Pretty Things – A House In The Country

17. The Kinks – I`ve Got That Feeling

18. The Mysterions – Is It A Lie

19. The Count Five – Out In The Street

20. The Leaves – Dr. Stone

21. The Yardbirds – Putty (In Your Hands)

22. The Fabulous Wailers – Mercy Mercy

23. The Liverpool Five – I’m Not Your Stepping Stone

24. Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs – Poison Ivy

25. The Easybeats – Sorry

26. The Music Machine – Trouble

27. The Grodes – Cry a Little Longer

28. The Mourning Reign – Satisfaction Guaranteed

29. The Shadows Of Knight – Shake

30. Jimmy Page – She Just Satisfies

31. The Chelsea Five – Leave Me Alone

32. The Undertakers – Unchain My Heart

33. The Troggs – I Want You

34. The Troggs – Gonna make You

35. The Troggs – Give It To Me

36. The Barons – Now You’re Mine

37. The Benders – Can’t Tame Me

38. The Mojo Men – She’s My Baby

39. The Buckinghams – Kind Of A Drag

40. The Cryan Shames – Sugar And Spice

41. The Brogues – I Ain’t No Miracle Worker

42. The Five Americans – I See The Light

43. The Standells – Why Pick On Me

44. The Turtles – Can I Get To Know You Better

45. Jack Jones – Wives and Lovers

46. Jimmy Nicol – Husky (BONUS TRACK)   

47. The Clee-Shays – The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (BONUS TRACK)

Episode 149 / Friday Night Oldies Party Volume 10


For this week’s episode, we return to those Fabulous Fifties, and as Freddie Bell & His Bellboys (those incredible Giddy Up A Ding Dong guys) assure us, “I’m gonna teach you how to rock” with some undisputed intergalactic rockin’ and boppin’! In fact, early in our program we feature a very young Brenda Lee instructing us to Rock the Bop, after which, we dutifully Rock Around With Ollie Vee. Although we do feature a Chuck Berry tune (“Almost Grown”), we would have presented more of a tribute to the now-departed King of Rock & Roll had we not pre-recorded this episode a few weeks before Chuck’s passing on March 18, 2017. To quote Billy Fury, “Play It Cool”!

Freddie Bell and His Bellboys – I’m Gonna Teach You How to Rock

Brenda Lee – Rock The Bop

Buddy Holly – Rock Around With Ollie Vee

Chuck Berry – Almost Grown

Ricky Nelson – I’m Walkin’

Jack Scott – Geraldine

Billy Fury – Play It Cool

Elvis Presley – Mean Woman Blues

The Coasters – Searchin’

Richard Berry – Louie Louie

Ruth Brown – Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean

Jimmy McCracklin – Rockin’ All Day

Curley Coldiron – Rockin’ Spot

Jimmy Cavallo & His House Rockers – Rock, Rock, Rock

The Deltones – Early Morning Rock

Eddie Cochran – Twenty Flight Rock (alternate version)

Charlie Gracie – Fabulous

Thurston Harris – Be Baba Leba

Tracy Pendarvis – First Love

Vanda King – Ooh, Whatcha Do

Buddy Knox – Lovey Dovey

Jerry Byrne – Lights Out

Jerry Lee Lewis – Wild One

Ray Smith – That’s All Right

Bobby Cash – Run Fool Run

Don Cole – Snake Eyed Mama

The Fendermen – Torture

Link Wray – Branded

The Ventures – Mariner No. 4

The Fireballs – Yacky Doo

The Moonlighters – Rock-A-Bayou Baby

The Bell Notes – I’ve Had It

Joe Melson – Oh Yeah

Ral Donner – Nine Times Out Of Ten

Del Shannon – Two Kinds of Teardrops

Dale Hawkins – My Babe

Clyde McPhatter – Lover Please

Laverne Baker – Jim Dandy Got Married

Jimmy Clanton – Go Jimmy Go

Bobby Rydell – Little Bitty Girl

Rusty Draper – Seventeen

Gene Vincent – Right Now

Dion – Lovers Who Wander

Les Vogt – Moon Rocketin’

Jerry Raines – Barefoot Rock

The Fiestas – So Fine

Duane Eddy – Twistin’ & Twangin’

Roy Orbison – I’m Hurtin’

Larry Williams – You Bug Me Baby

Santo and Johnny- Teardop

The Ventures – Walk Don’t Run (BONUS TRACK)

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 148 / Jailbait


An evening of our favourite age-inappropriate songs about younger girls ! Tonight we present a pungent blend of classic and little-known statutory rockers: prepare to feel terribly unclean!

1.  Motorhead – Jailbait

2.  Ted Nugent – Jailbait

3.  Wishbone Ash – Jail Bait

4.  Kiss – Domino

5.  ZZ Top – Francine

6.  Gary Puckett & The Union Gap – Young Girl

7.  Bad Company – Young Blood

8.  Rick Derringer – Teenage Love Affair

9.  Kiss – Christine Sixteen

10.Johnny Burnette – You’re Sixteen

11.Chuck Berry – Sweet Little Sixteen

12.Sam Cooke – Only Sixteen

13.Boyd Bennett & his Rockets – Seventeen

14.Foreigner – Seventeen

15.Winger – Seventeen

16.Paul Revere & the Raiders – Just Seventeen

17.The Rolling Stones – Stray Cat Blues

18.Ten Years After – Good Morning Little School Girl

19.Lynyrd Skynyrd – What’s Your Name

20.Silverchair – Sixteen and Savaged

21.Twisted Sister – Statutory Date

22.The Runaways – Little Sister

23.Elvis Presley – Little Sister

24.Stevie Ray Vaughan – Look At Little Sister

25.Steve Lawrence – Go Away Little Girl

26.Brownsville Station – Hey Little Girl

27.Andre Williams – Jail Bait

28.Nick Gilder – Hot Child in the City

29.The Knack – My Sharona

30.The Rolling Stones – Little Queenie

31.BB King – Sweet Sixteen LIVE

32.Mötley Crüe – Slice of Your Pie

33.The Beach Boys – Hey Little Tomboy

34.Damn Yankees –  Coming of Age (BONUS TRACK)

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 147 / Couldn’t Stand the Weather


This winter was certainly epic in Canada, and in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, it was a “December to Remember”. News headlines like “here we snow again” or “snow way” accompanied local news reports, and in the Vancouver area, we endured 3 months of snow — something we rarely see here! With that in mind, our show this week is devoted to weather events in  a program we call “Couldn’t Stand the Weather”. Yes, the much laminated Stevie Ray Vaughan starts us off with a song with the same title, and the rest of the program deals with storms, rain, thunder, sunshine… and no mention of snow at all! Not a bit, because we’ve had it up to here (and not very often). As the Beatles encouragingly told us, “Here Comes The Sun” (thanks, George)!

1.  Stevie Ray Vaughan – Couldn’t Stand the Weather

2.  Jimi Hendrix – In From the Storm

3.  Deep Purple – Stormbringer

4.  REO Speedwagon – Ridin’ The Storm Out

5.  Classics IV – Stormy

6.  Junior Wells – Stormy Monday

7.  Etta James – Stormy Weather

8.  The Cascades – Rhythm of the Rain

9.  Buddy Holly – Raining In My Heart

10. Everly Brothers –  Crying In The Rain

11. Irma Thomas – It’s Raining

12. Creedence Clearwater Revival –  Have You Ever Seen The Rain

13. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Who’ll Stop The Rain

14. The Searchers – What Have They Done To The Rain

15. The Angels – After the Rain

16. Wishbone Ash – Come In From the Rain

17. Led Zeppelin – Fool In The Rain

18. Johnny Rivers – Summer Rain

19. Johnnie Ray – Just Walking In The Rain

20. AC/DC – Got Some Rock & Roll Thunder

21. AC/DC – Thunderstruck (Live)

22. Lou Christie – Lightnin’ Strikes

23. Elvis Presley – When It Rains It Really Pours

24. Joe Jones – California Sun

25. The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun

26. Cream – Sunshine Of Your Love (Winterland, March 9, 1968)

27. Grateful Dead – Box of Rain

28. The Rolling Stones – Rain Fall Down

29. Eddie Rabbitt – I Love A Rainy Night

30. Glenn Yarborough – Baby The Rain Must Fall

31. The Association – Windy

32. The Beatles – Rain

33. Eric Johnson – Rain (bonus track)

Stan Freberg Outro