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

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Episode 216 / Bands Named After Food

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Recently we’ve presented shows where each song has a food item in the title, (case in point, https://www.mixcloud.com/CaptainManiac/episode-211-eat-it/), but what about bands or artists that are NAMED after food items, such as Cream, Vanilla Fudge, Red Hot Chili Peppers and of course Meat Puppets? So here we go with an entire show devoted to that criteria, with perhaps some obvious choices like Strawberry Alarm Clock or Chocolate Watch Band and the Electric Prunes, with some weird and wonderful forgotten-but-loved selections as well! Let’s do the One-Eyed Trouser Snake Rumba!

1.    Chuck Berry – Back In the USA

2.    Humble Pie – One-Eyed Trouser Snake Rumba

3.    Cream – Sitting On Top Of The World [Live]

4.    Vanilla Fudge – You Keep Me Hangin On

5.    Raspberries – Go All The Way

6.    Blue Oyster Cult – Buck’s Boogie

7.    Moby Grape – Omaha

8.    Electric Prunes – I Had To Much To Dream (Last Night)

9.    Strawberry Alarm Clock – Incense And Peppermints

10.  Chicken Shack – Poor Boy

11.  April Wine – Roller

12.  Huevos Rancheros – Endsville

13.  Red Hot Chili Peppers – Suck My Kiss

14.  Pearl Jam – Even Flow

15.  Bowling For Soup – High School Never Ends

16.  Chocolate Watch Band – Let’s Talk About Girls

17.  Cherry Poppin’ Daddies – Zoot Suit Riot

18.  Nutmegs – Betty Lou

19.  Honeys – He’s A Doll

20.  Flying Burrito Brothers – Christine’s Tune (Devil in Disguise)

21.  Grapefruit – Yes

22.  Lovin Spoonful – Summer in the City

23.  Country Joe & the Fish – Flying High

24.  Hot Tuna – Keep On Truckin’

24.  Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – I Love You You Big Dummy

25.  T Bone Walker – Stormy Monday

26   T Bone Burnett – Driving Wheel

27.  Meat Puppets – Backwater

28.  Cake – Short Skirt Long Jacket

29.  The Jam – Art School

30.  Agent Orange – BloodStains

31.  Cracker – Low

32.  The Lemon Pipers – Through With You

33.  Bananarama – Venus (EDIT)

34   Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 215 / Shut Down

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Our last episode, “Board Meeting”, was another chapter in an ongoing series of surfing shows, so by way of extension, our Canada Day Weekend program is totally comprised of songs dedicated to the automobile. The Captain Maniac Show has previously brought you several car-related programs on Mixcloud, and tonight’s show, “Shut Down” is certainly no exception — petrol-powered tracks of chrome, smoke and thunder, hot wired with plenty of hot rod tunes and odes to the road. I’m drivin’ my life away!

1.   Wild Wax Combo – Hot Rod Racer   

2.   Swingin Demons – Hot Rod Ford

3.   Rocky Davis – Hot Rod Baby

4.   Rory Gallagher – Souped-Up Ford

5.   Pure Prairie League – Two Lane Highway

6.   Steve Miller Band – Mercury Blues

7.   Eddie Quinteros – Slow Down Sandy

8.   Hayden Thompson – Fairlane Rock

9.   Honey Boy Allen – Ford V-8

10. Ernie “Big Boy” Groves & The Band – I Gotta New Car

11. Four Teens – Spark Plug

12  Howard W. Brady – Hot Rod Boogie

13. Ricky Nelson – Travelin’ Man

14. The Spaniels – Automobiles

15. Jimmy Liggins and His Drops Of Joy – Cadillac Boogie

16.  Mr. Bear & His Bearcats – Radar

17.  Dick Dale – Mr. Eliminator

18. Jan and Dean – Surfin´ Hearse

19.  The Tigers – GeeTo Tiger

20. Jim Nesbitt – A Tiger In My Tank

21. The Voxpoppers – The Last Drag

22. The Surfer Girls – Draggin’ Wagon

23. The Shifters – Drag Beat   

24. Golden Earring – Radar Love

25. Foreigner – Rev On the Red Line

26. Rush – Red Barchetta

27. Chris Spedding – Road Runner

28. The Road Runners – Road Runnah

29.  Sammy Hagar – Trans Am

30. ZZ Top – If I Could Only Flag Her Down

31. Jumpin John Goldsmith – You’re Still Not Safe in a Japanese Car

32. Beach Boys – Drive-In

33. Eddie Rabbitt – Drivin’ My Life Away

34. Steve Earle – Hillbilly Highway

35. Elvis Presley – (Its A) Long Lonely Highway

36. The Four Speeds aka The Hondells – Cheater Slicks

37. Ry Cooder – Crazy About An Automobile

38. Albert Lee – T Bird To Vegas

39. Stan Freberg Outro   

Episode 214 / Board Meeting

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It’s the first week of summer, so we would be totally remiss if we didn’t head to the beach with some tacos, a six pack and some rip-roaring’ gnarly surfin’ tunes! We have most assuredly presented our fair share of surf music excursions in previous Mixcloud shows, so in the words of The Astronauts, “Let’s Surf Again Like We Did Last Summer”… Surf’s up!

1.    Astronauts – Let’s Surf Again

2.    Ventures – Creeper

3.    Al Casey – Surfin’ Blues (Part 1)

4.    Dick Dale & His Deltones – Taco Wagon

5.    Trashmen –  Malaguena

6.    Bunnys – Moanin

7.    Teisco Del Rey – Small Fry

8     Jon & Nightriders – Midnight Run

9.    Go-Go’s – Surfing and Spying

10.  Rhythm Rockers – Breakfast At Tressels

11.  Space Walkers – Tecumseh

12.   Masonics – March of Space Goblins

13.  Citations – Moon Race

14.  Space Cossacks – Solaris Stomp

15.  Concaves – We Are Not Alone

16.  Les Jaguars – Guitare Jet

17.  Breakaways –  Pray For Surf

18. Hillbilly Frankenstein – Flesh Hammer

19. Langhorns – Tierra del Fuego

20. Blue Stingrays – Blue Venus

21. Pollo Del Mar – Insecticide

22  Eliminators – Bone Crusher

23. Chris & Kathy – Shoot That Curl

24. Billy Stocker and the Wild Ones – Surfin’ Time Again

25.  Beach Boys –  Surfers Rule

26. Little Pattie – He’s My Blond Headed Stompie Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy

27. Pyramids – Pressure

28. Motivations – Motivate

29. Surfaris – Surf Scene

30. Husky and the Sandmen – Ridin’ the Wild Surf

31  Richie Allen & The Pacific Surfers – The Rising Surf

32. Dick Dale – Death of a Gremmie

33  Surfdusters – Crash

34. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet – Our Weapons Are Useless

35. Supertones – The Shanghai Surf

36.  Satan’s Pilgrims – Shootin’ The Pier

37. Blue Stingrays – Malibu Babylon

38. The Treble Spankers -The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

39.  Jackie and the Cedrics – Boss

40  Jon & The Nightriders – Geronimo

41. Woody Waggers  – The Sahara Hop

42. Rondels – Satan’s Theme

43.  Scorpions – (Ghost) Riders In The Sky

44. Man Or Astro-man? – Goldfinger

45. Bomboras – Yacky Doo

46. Jamie Coe –  Summertime Symphony

47.  Mars Needs Women – Pintor (BONUS TRACK)

48. Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 213 / Thing O Rama

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Our theme this week is “things”, which means that each song has the word “thing” in the title, and everyone from The Beatles to James Brown is on board with an appropriate contribution! Yes, we may have missed one or two of your faves that meet this criteria, but we cannot state enough that tonight’s show is just a small sample of songs that fit into this category (Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” is conspicuously absent, available on a forthcoming episode using this very theme). To quote Bryan Adams, a Canadian artist who reminded us that kids wanna rock, “The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You”!

1.   Harlequin – Sweet Things In Life

2.   Bryan Adams – The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You

3.   Alannah Myles – Still Got This Thing For You

4.   The Beatles – Things We Said Today

5.   Yes – Every Little Thing

6.   Goddo – Sweet Thing

7.   The Monkees – Sweet Young Thing

8.   Paul Revere & the Raiders – Good Thing 

9.   The Oneders – That Thing You Do!

10.  Fleetwood Mac –  Tell Me All The Things You Do

11.  Randy California – Groove Thing

12.  The Yardbirds – Shapes Of Things

13.  Max Frost and the Troopers –  Shape Of Things To Come

14.  The Headboys – The Shape of Things to Come

15.  Stevie Ray Vaughan – Things That I Used To Do

16.  The Dictators – The Next Big Thing

17.  James Brown – Get Up Offa That Thing (Release The Pressure)

18.  Redbone – Things Go Better

19   UFO – Natural Thing

20.  Dave Edmunds – From Small Things, Big Things Come

21.  Bobby Darin – Things

22.  The Rolling Stones – Oh Baby (We Got A Good Thing Goin’)

23.  Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band – Crazy Little Thing

23.  Rank And File – One Big Thing

24.  Halestorm – You Call Me A Bitch Like It’s A Bad Thing

25.  Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing

26.  Judas Priest – You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’

27.  Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love

28.  The Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

29.  Joe Satriani – Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing

30.  Incognito – Funky Thing

31.  Grand Funk Railroad – Got This Thing on the Move

32.  The Rolling Stones – Everybody Knows About My Good Thing

33.  Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 212 / Mind Garage 4

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Back to the 60s we go with another in our Mindgarage series!  Rather than focus on the proto-punk years of 1965 and 1966 like we usually do, (don’t worry, strange and beautiful music from that period is definitely included in this week’s show), we also present rock groups from my high school years, such as the Bonzo Dog Band, Jethro Tull, Bloodwyn Pig, The Yellow Payges and even Santana. In addition to some unquestionable vinyl rarities, you’ll find some great old songs dedicated to those of us “of a certain age”. As The Who told us on A Quick One, “Don’t Look Away”!

1.   Bonzo Dog Band – Look Out There’s A Monster Coming

2.   Blodwyn Pig – See My Way

3.   Jethro Tull – Dharma For One

4.   Steve Miller Band – Living in the USA

5.   The Shadows – Ranka Chank

6.   The Shadows – Genie With The Light Brown Lamp

7.   Rhinoceros – Apricot Brandy

8.   The Yellow Payges – I’m A Man/Here Tis

9.   The Equals – I Get So Excited

10. The Poets – That’s the Way It’s Got to Be

11.  Paul Revere & the Raiders – Over You

12. The Wailers – Louie Louie

13. Don & The Goodtimes – Running Not Walking

14  The Seeds – Mr Farmer

15. The Undertakers – Unchain My Heart

16. The Kinks – I Need You

17. We The People – My Brother, The Man

18. The Sparkles – Hipsville 29 BC

19. The Sonics – Shot Down 

20. Tages – Have You Seen Your Brother Lately

21. Davie Jones  and The King Bees – Liza Jane

22  The Last Words – The Laugh’s On Me

23  David Clayton Thomas & The Shays – Take Me Back

24  The Rabble – Comin’ On Too Strong

25  Roy Head – Get Back

26  Just Us – I Don’t Love You

26. The Syn – Grounded

27. Jethro Tull – New Day Yesterday

28. Mick Abrahams and JT – Cat’s Squirrel

29. The Band – Chest Fever

30  McKenna Mendelson Mainline – She’s Alright

31. The Yellow Payges – Crowd Pleaser

32. Led Zeppelin – Ramble On

33  ZZ Top –  Salt Lick

34. Jeff Beck Group – Rice Pudding

35. Santana – Jingo

36. The Who – Don’t Look Away

37  Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 211 / Eat It!

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There are are so many songs out there devoted to food, so here we go with Part Three of our All You Can Eat series. Tonight’s episode is entitled “Eat It”, with the show artwork from a book illustrated by the one and only Robert Crumb! This week’s dine and dash mystery meat show features a delicious side order of the works, sunny side up, and proudly presents that unforgotten epic by Dr. West’s Medicine Show, “The Eggplant That Ate Chicago”. Not to be outdone, we also bring you the Amboy Dukes anthem, “Why Is A Carrot More Orange Than An Orange” as well as the eerily prophetic Bill Cosby song, “What Ya Think Bout Lickin My Chicken”! As Guy Marx once told us, “loving you has made me bananas”.

It’s been pointed out to me that I inadvertently included the wrong Asleep At the Wheel song, mistaking it for “Last Meal”, but you’re fine with that, aren’t you?

1.   Commander Cody – Triple Cheese Side Order Of Fries

2.   ZZ Top – Bar-B-Q

3.   Asleep at the Wheel –  Last Meal

4.   Rockpile – If Sugar Was As Sweet As You

5.   The Fabulous Thunderbirds – Sugar Coated Love

6.   Lonnie Russ – My Wife Can’t Cook

7.   Louis Jordan – Hungry Man

8.   Wynonie Harris – I Like My Baby’s Pudding

9.   Dr. West’s Medicine Show and Junk Band – The Eggplant That Ate Chicago

10. The Amboy Dukes – Why Is A Carrot More Orange Than An Orange

11. Frank Zappa – Peaches En Regalia

12. John Fogerty – Jambalaya

13. The Beatles – Mean Mr. Mustard

14. Van Halen – Poundcake

15. The Strangeloves – I Want Candy

16. The Cars – Candy-O

17. Cheap Trick – Oh, Candy

18. Bell Notes – Shortnin’ Bread

19. Hasil Adkins – No More Hot Dogs

20. Humble Pie – Black Coffee

21. Muddy Waters – Iodine In My Coffee

22. Don & Juan – Chicken Necks

23. Bill Cosby – What Ya Think Bout Lickin My Chicken

24. The Fools – Psycho Chicken

25. Bill Thomas & The Fendells – Southern Fried Chicken

26. Louis Armstrong – All That Meat And No Potatoes

27. Annihilator – Kraf Dinner

28. Traffic – Shanghai Noodle Factory

29. Lesley Gore – Sunshine Lollipops And Rainbows

30. ZZ Top – Poke Chop Sandwich

31. Lou Monte – Pizza Boy U.S.A

32. Weezer – Pork And Beans

33. Bobby Rydell – The Fish

34. Frankie Avalon – Ginger Bread

35. Stan Freberg – Banana Boat (Day-O)

36. Guy Marx – Loving Has Made Me Bananas

37. Guess Who – No Sugar Tonight

38. John Mellencamp – Cherry Bomb

39. Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 210 / War Is Over If You Want It

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A brand new episode of The Captain Maniac Show awaits, and this time our program borrows the title from an old John and Yoko billboard, entitled “War Is Over If You Want It”. This week’s theme is military conflict, coincidentally aired on what is known as Memorial Day in the USA, and while there are definitely antiwar songs found herein, we regret to inform you that we are not including any patriotic or “glowing tributes to our fallen heroes” here. (Mainly because that subject matter has been done brilliantly on countless other shows on Mixcloud.) The general concept in Episode 210 is “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying” (included in tonight’s show).

1.   Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son

2.   The Doors – Unknown Soldier

3.   Extreme – Warheads

4.   AC/DC – War Machine

5.   Black Sabbath – War Pigs

6.   Iron Maiden – 2 Minutes To Midnight

7.   Iron Maiden – The Trooper

8.   The Beatles – Revolution

9.   The Beatles – Happiness is a Warm Gun

10.  Barry McGuire – Eve of Destruction

11.  Bob Dylan – Masters of War

12.  Johnny Rivers – Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

13.  Jimi Hendrix – Machine Gun

14.  Grand Funk Railroad – People Let’s Stop the War

15.  Elvis Presley – Surrender

16.  Cheap Trick – Surrender

17.  Metallica – For Whom the Bell Tolls

18.  Megadeth – Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying

19.  Judas Priest – Dissident Aggressor

20.  Ramones – Commando

21.  Prism – Armageddon

22.  Black Sabbath – Children Of The Grave

22.  Europe – The Final Countdown

23.  Queen – Hammer To Fall

24.  Donovan – Universal Soldier

25.  Frank Zappa – Dumb All Over

26.  Spike Jones – Der Fuehrer’s Face

27.  Trooper – General Hand Grenade (BONUS TRACK)

28.  Vera Lynn – Well Meet Again EDIT (BONUS TRACK)

28.  Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 209 / Motorpsycho Revisited

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Yet another “encore presentation”… Although we aired the original episode of this week’s show many years ago (yes, we are now in our 4th year), we are hereby reviving it sonically for your listening pleasure! The Captain Maniac Show has presented several “car tunes” episodes, so it was only a matter of time before we were inundated with requests asking, “When are you gonna do a freakin’ *motorcycle* show??”! Glad you asked, and of course we are more than happy to oblige. So, for all you motorcycle enthusiasts out there, here’s our musical contribution devoted to Wheels of Steel! Plenty of biker tunes are here, old and new, so get your motor runnin’, head out on the highway…

1.  MONTROSE – Bad Motor Scooter

2.  BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Born To Run

3.  MOTLEY CRUE – Girls Girls Girls

4.  THE DOOBIE BROTHERS – Road Angel

    STONEBOLT SHOUTOUT

5.  BLUE OYSTER CULT – Transmaniacon MC

6.  JOE SATRIANI – Ride

7.  LES DUDEK – Gypsy Ride

8.  JIMI HENDRIX – Ezy Rider

9.  STEPPENWOLF – Born To Be Wild

10. SAXON – Wheels of Steel

11. THIN LIZZY – The Rocker

    TOMMY STEWART SHOUTOUT

12. CHRIS SPEDDING – Motorbikin’

13. JUDAS PRIEST – Hell Bent For Leather

14. MOTLEY CRUE – Kickstart My Heart

15. KID ROCK – Born Free

15. ARLO GUTHRIE – Motorcycle Song (edit)

16. MAINLINE – Motorcycle

17  THIN LIZZY – Wild One

18. SHANGRI-LAS – Leader of the Pack

19. THE HONDELLS – Little Honda

20. DEF LEPPARD – Ride Into the Sun

21. THE BYRDS – Wasn’t Born To Follow

22. BON JOVI – Wanted Dead Or Alive

23. DAVIE ALLAN – Blue’s Theme

24  ABCD – Harley Davidson

25. AIRBORNE – Let’s Ride

26. TWISTED SISTER – Ride To Live, Live To Ride

27. THE CRESTONES – She’s a Bad Motorcycle

28. CRAZY CAVAN – My Little Sister’s Got A Motorbike

29. SAXON – Motorcyle Man

30. CANNED HEAT – On the Road Again

    JERRY SEINFELD TELEMARKETER

    STAN FREBERG OUTRO

Episode 208 / Animal Tracks

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Part Two of our Talk To the Animals shows, and predictably, every song title has something to do with the animal kingdom! To be sure, there are lots of clichés here for Classic Rock fans (such as The Number Of The Beast and Beast of Burden), but several vinyl rarities of the animal persuasion make their presence known as well. Can Your Monkey Do The Dog?

1    The Rolling Stones – Beast of Burden

2    Bobby Darin – Bullmoose

3    Rufus Thomas – Can Your Monkey Do The Dog

4    Little Feat – Dixie Chicken

5    Louis Jordan – Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens

6    Merle Travis – I Like My Chicken Fryin’ Size

7    Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf

8    Nazareth – Cry Wolf

9    Rainbow – Run with the Wolf

10  Los Lobos – Will The Wolf Survive

11  Grateful Dead – Dire Wolf

12  The Kinks – Apeman

13  The Beatles – Piggies

14  Fabian – Tiger

15  Buck Owens – I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail

16  Mud – Tiger Feet

17  Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger

18  Chubby Checker – Pony Time

19  Manfred Mann –  Pretty Flamingo

20  John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band – Cold Turkey

21  It’s A Beautiful Day – White Bird   

22  Eddie Floyd – Big Bird

23  Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast

24  Twisted Sister – The Beast

25  Humble Pie – Street Rat

26  Ted Nugent – Street Rats

27  Aerosmith – Rats In The Cellar

28  Queen – Great King Rat

29  The Fabulous Thunderbirds – The Monkey Speaks

30  Rod Piazza – She Wants To Sell My Monkey

31  The Miracles – Mickey’s Monkey

32  Big Brother & the Holding Company – Turtle Blues

33  Cream – Toad with

34  Black Sabbath – Rat Salad

34  The Rolling Stones – Monkey Man (BONUS TRACK)

35  Stan Freberg Outro