Episode 370 / 60s Vinyl Curiosities

Back to the Garage! This week’s episode continues in our series of “It Came From the Garage” shows, where we reminisce about the raw and energetic style of rock and roll that flourished in the mid-1960s in North America, known lovingly as “garage rock”, featuring often unsophisticated and occasionally aggressive lyrics and delivery. The name derives from the perception that groups were often made up of young amateurs who rehearsed in the family garage, although many were professional.

We begin Episode 370 with The Standells version of “Hey Joe”, a rock standard which has been performed in many musical styles by hundreds of different artists (in late 1965, Los Angeles garage band the Leaves recorded the earliest known commercial version). Do What You Wanta Do!

1 The Standells – Hey Joe, Where You Gonna Go
2 The Leaves – You Better Move On
3 The Wilde Knights – Just Like Me
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4 The Bossmen – Help Me Baby
5 The Staccatos – Girl
6 The Endd – Out Of My Hands
7 The Bare Facts – Bad Part Of Town
8 The Tree – No Good Woman
9 The Fallen Angels – Bad Woman
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10 Burgundy Runn – Stop!
11 The Byrds – She Has A Way
12 The Different Parts – Why
13 The Sheep – Thinkin’ About It
14 The Stoics – Enough Of What I Need
15 The Standells – Mr Nobody
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16 The Tracers – Watch Me
17 The Illusions – Wait Till The Summer
18 The Sonics – Leave My Kitten Alone
19 The Legends – I’ll Come Again
20 The Evil – I’m Movin’ On
21 John English III and the Heathens – I Need You Near
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22 The Benders – Can’t Tame Me
23 Mark Markham And His Jesters – I Don’t Need You
24 The Rogues – I Don’t Need You
25 The Rogues – Put You Down
26 The Unrelated Segments – Story Of My Life
27 The Shadows of Knight – I’m Gonna Make You Mine
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28 The Vagrants – Respect
29 Madd Inc – Sooperspy
30 The Golliwogs – Fight Fire
31 Five By Five – Fire
32 Bad Seeds – Taste Of The Same
33 The Chants – Hypnotized
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34 Kit and the Outlaws – Don’t Tread On Me
35 Dennis & The Times – Just If She’s There
36 The Outcasts – You’d Be Surprised
37 The Split Ends – Rich With Nothin
38 The Tongues Of Truth – Let’s Talk About Girls
39 The Dirt Merchants – Do What You Wanta Do
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40 The Seventh Cinders – You Take Me For Rides
41 The Lynx – You Lie
42 Road – You Rub Me The Wrong Way
43 The Satans – Makin’ Deals
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44 The Gants – I’m A Snake
45 The Kingsmen – The Climb
STAN FREBERG OUTRO

Episode 369 / Come Hell Or High Water

As Lloyd Bridges used to say on the old TV show Sea Hunt, let’s get wet! Our shows with an identifiable theme continue, and this week our topic is songs that have some connection with the concept of water. Water you waiting for?

1 The Standells – Dirty Water
2 Y&T – Hell Or High Water
3 The Mothers Of Invention – Let’s Make The Water Turn Black
4 Melissa Etheridge – Bring Me Some Water
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5 The Who – Water
6 Brad Paisley – Water
7 Status Quo – Backwater
8 The Doobie Brothers – Black Water
9 The Yardbirds – Drinking Muddy Water
10 Wailin’ Walker – Drink Muddy Water
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11 Free – Fire And Water
12 Eddy Money – Fire and Water
13 Bad Company – Holy Water
14 The Wallflowers – Everybody Out Of The Water
15 The Riverdogs – Water From The Moon
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16 George Jones – Too Much Water Under the Bridge
17 Billy Lee Riley – Got the Water Boiling
18 Howlin’ Wolf – I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
19 Jack Scott – Cool Water
20 The Rockin’ Berries – The Water Is Over My Head
21 Otis Redding – You Left The Water Running
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22 Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water [Live in Japan]
23 William Bell – You Don’t Miss Your Water
24 The Beach Boys – Don’t Go Near The Water
25 Dire Straits – Down To The Waterline
25 Spirit – Water Woman
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26 Poison – Come Hell or High Water
27 Dio – Walk on Water
28 Roger Daltrey – Who’s Gonna Walk On Water
29 Bachman Turner Overdrive – Hold Back The Water
30 The Georgia Satellites – I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water (Live 1987)
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31 The Megatrons – Velvet Waters
32 Ramsey Lewis Trio – Wade In The Water EDIT
STAN FREBERG OUTRO

Episode 368 / Let’s Do Lunch

“Love what you’re doing and do what you love…” Recently, we presented a show called “Take This Job and Shove It”, dealing with songs that have jobs and working for a living as the subject matter. A further exploration of that premise is our theme this week, actual occupations. Yes, in Episode 368 of The Captain Maniac Show, every song here mentions a profession in the title: an assortment of tunes from Johnny Rivers to George Formby! As the job interviewer said to Jimi Hendrix, “but are you experienced?”. Or as John Lennon told us, “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans”.

1 The Yardbirds – Tinker,Tailor,Soldier,Sailor
2 The Rolling Stones – Fortune Teller
3 Johnny Rivers – Secret Agent Man
4 The Beatles – Please Mister Postman (Mono)
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5 Steve Miller Band – Space Cowboy
6 Thin Lizzy – Cowboy Song
7 Los Lobos – Politician
8 Deep Purple – The Painter
9 Lenny Kravitz – Mr. Cab Driver
10 George Formby – When I’m Cleaning Windows
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11 Louis Prima – Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody
12 David Seville – Witch Doctor
13 AC/DC – Rock ‘N’ Roll Singer
14 Moody Blues – I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)
15 The Seeds – Mr. Farmer
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16 The Beatles – Paperback Writer
17 The Beatles – Taxman
18 David Bowie – Cracked Actor
19 The Police – Landlord
20 The Doors – The Spy
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21 David Lee Roth – Ice Cream Man (2003)
22 Sparks – Occupation
23 Alice Cooper – Shoe Salesman
24 Steppenwolf – The Pusher
25 The Ugly Ducklings – Hangman
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26 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles – Tears Of A Clown
27 Iron Maiden – Tears of a Clown
28 UFO – The Writer
29 Nirvana – Floyd The Barber
30 The Fendermen – Mule Skinner Blues
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31 The Byrds – Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man
32 Ten Years After – Woodchopper’s Ball
STAN FREBERG OUTRO

Episode 367 / Walk Don’t Run

Our theme shows continue, and this week we turn our attention to several of the songs with the word “Walk” in the title, arguably the best-known being Walk Don’t Run — a song that was popularized by The Ventures, but of course was not the original, written and originally recorded by jazz guitarist Johnny Smith in 1954. It was later adapted and re-recorded by Chet Atkins in 1956, and was a track on the LP Hi-Fi In Focus. This arrangement was the inspiration for the version by The Ventures in 1960 (though the Ventures’ arrangement is recognizably different from Atkins’ finger-picked style). The Ventures’ version we’ve included is the 1964 update, imaginatively titled Walk-Don’t Run ’64! You’ll Never Walk Alone…

1 Ventures – Walk-Don’t Run ’64
2 James Gang – Walk Away
3 AC/DC – Walk All Over You
4 Aerosmith – Walk This Way
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5 Searchers – When You Walk In The Room
6 Paul Butterfield Blues Band – Walkin’ Blues
7 Fats Domino – I’m Walking
8 Everly Brothers – Walk Right Back
9 Four Seasons – Walk Like A Man
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10 Dana Fuchs – Keep On Walkin’
11 Robert Gordon – The Way I Walk
12 Inmates – The Walk
13 Leroy Van Dyke – Walk On By
14 Dionne Warwick – Walk On By
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15 Foo Fighters – Walk
16 Laura Bacon – Walk Away
17 Gary Moore – Walkin’ Thru The Park
18 Pantera – Walk
19 Goddo – So Walk On
20 Katrina & the Waves – Walking On Sunshine
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21 Johnny Cash – I Walk The Line
22 Left Banke – Walk Away Renee
23 Gerry & The Pacemakers – You’ll Never Walk Alone
24 Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side
25 Santo & Johnny – Sleepwalk
26 Rolling Stones – Walking the Dog
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27 Waylon Jennings – Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line
28 Patsy Cline – Walking After Midnight
29 Proclaimers – I Would Walk 500 Miles
30 Dire Straits – Walk of Life
31 Johnny Winter – Walkin’ By Myself
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32 The Ronettes – Walking In The Rain
33 Bangles – Walk Like An Egyptian
34 Rooftop Singers – Walk Right In
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35 Ventures – Walk Don’t Run LIVE
36 Jimmy Smith – Walk On The Wild Side EDIT
STAN FREBERG OUTRO

Episode 366 / Take This Job and Shove It

We return to our regularly-scheduled “theme” format, with songs that are about working for a living — our upcoming Episode 366 is a show featuring songs which mention actual occupations. As usual, many different genres and eras are represented here, from Johnny Paycheck (whose big hit gives us our episode title) to Loverboy! Stomp and shout and work it on out…

1 Johnny Paycheck – Take This Job And Shove It (Audio)
2 The Beat – Working Too Hard
3 Southside Johnny – I’ve Been Working Too Hard
4 Huey Lewis – Workin For A Livin’
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5 Cub Koda – Welcome To My Job
6 The Silhouettes – Get A Job
7 The Miracles – Got A Job
8 The Coasters – Wake Me Shake Me
9 Lee Dorsey – Working in the Coal Mine
10 Billy Butler & The Chanters – I Can’t Work No Longer
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11 Marva Whitney – You Got To Have a Job (If You Don’t Work, You Don’t Eat)
12 Elvis Costello – Welcome To The Working Week
13 Loverboy – Working For the Weekend
14 The Bangles – Manic Monday
15 Tommy James – Draggin’ The Line
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16 The Vogues – Five O’Clock World
17 Styx – Blue Collar Man
18 Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Blue Collar
19 Gretchen Wilson – Work Hard, Play Harder
20 The Bellamy Brothers – Hardway to Make an Easy Livin
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21 Roy Orbison – Working for the Man
22 Ray Charles – I’ll Do Anything For You But Work
23 Rush – Working Man
24 Boston – Peace of Mind
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25 Lynyrd Skynyrd – Workin’
26 Lynyrd Skynyrd – Workin’ For MCA
27 Bruce Springsteen – Working On the Highway
28 Doug and the Slugs – Making it Work
29 Drive By Truckers – Working This Job (This F*ing Job)
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30 Creedence Clearwater Revival – The Working Man
31 Merle Haggard – Workin’ Man Blues
32 Brooks & Dunn – Hard Workin’ Man
33 Otis Clay – Hard Working Woman
34 Captain Beefheart – Hard Workin’ Man (Main Title)
STAN FREBERG OUTRO

Episode 365 / Cretin Hop

No theme this week — tonight’s show is comprised of strident rockers of the headbanging persuasion featuring not one but THREE songs from one of my fave bands of all time, The Ramones! The show begins with a shoutout from our departed friend, Dirk Henke, and from then on, all hell breaks loose. Because our program this week is titled Cretin Hop, we figured it would be only fitting to start off with the Ramones’ song of that name. Faster and Louder!

1 Ramones – Cretin Hop
2 Pirates – Please Don’t Touch [Live]
3 Clash – Brand New Cadillac
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4 Dictators – Faster and Louder
5 The Knack – Baby Talks Dirty
6 Riggs – Ready Or Not
7 Def Leppard – Wasted
8 David Wilcox – Hynotizin’ Boogie
9 Dead Boys – Sonic Reducer
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10 AC/DC – Shot In The Dark
11 Ramones – Suzy Is A Headbanger
12 Kings of the Sun – Road To Nowhere
13 Big Sugar – Ride Like Hell
14 Rhino Bucket – Ride With Yourself
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15 Iron Maiden – Still Life
16 Dokken – The Hunter
17 Gary Moore – End of the World
18 Twisted Sister – Tear It Loose
19 Riot – Road Racin’
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20 Inmates – Jealousy
21 Nick Lowe – Heart Of The City
22 The Jam – In The City
23 The Pretenders – Precious
24 New York Dolls – Looking For A Kiss
25 Teenage Head – Let’s Shake
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26 Pat Travers – Speakeasy
27 Trust – Prefabricated
28 Mr Big – Addicted To That Rush
29 Badlands – High Wire
30 Judas Priest – Freewheel Burning
31 DAD – Sleeping My Day Away
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32 Ramones – Beat on the Brat
STAN FREBERG OUTRO

Episode 364 / Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

We remain in Theme Territory, with Episode 364’s primary focus being a particularly hirsute subject! That’s right, every song in tonight’s show has something to do with locks, tresses and curls — mops and manes, too… so gimme a head with hair, long beautiful hair, shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen; give me down to there hair, shoulder length or longer hair! Yes, sports fans, Kookie, Kookie Lend Me Your Comb is included…

1 George Thorogood – Get A Haircut
2 Joe Clay – Ducktail
3 Stevie Ray Vaughan – Give Me Back My Wig
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4 The Who – Cut My Hair
5 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Almost Cut My Hair
6 NRBQ – Tired Of Your Permanent
7 Louis Jordan – You Dyed Your Hair Chartreuse
8 Elvis Costello – Baby’s Got A Brand New Hairdo
9 Jan & Dean – Jeanette Get Your Hair Done
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10 Edd Byrnes & Connie Stevens – Kookie, Kookie Lend Me Your Comb
11 Carl Perkins – Lend Me Your Comb
12 Professor Longhair – She Ain’t Got No Hair
13 Eddie Cleanhead Vinson – Cleanhead Blues
14 Rush – I Think I’m Going Bald
15 Lovin Spoonful – Baldheaded Lena
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16 Donna Lynn – My Boyfriend Got A Beatle Haircut
17 Gene Simmons – Peroxide Blonde and a Hopped Up Model Ford
18 Jerry Lee Lewis – Big Blon’ Baby (Sun Version)
19 Johnny Powers – Long Blond Hair, Red Rose Lips
20 Buddy Knox – The Girl With The Golden Hair
21 America – Sister Golden Hair
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22 The Cowsills – Hair
23 ZZ Top – Hairdresser
24 Darby Mills Project – Hair of the Dog
25 Led Zeppelin – The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair
26 Sam the Sham – The Hair On My Chinny Chin Chin
27 Hollywood Fats – Red Headed Woman
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28 Rhett Akins – I Brake For Brunettes
29 Rod Stewart – Blondes (Have More Fun)
30 Airbourne – Blonde, Bad And Beautiful
31 Headstones – Blonde & Blue
32 Pavement – Cut Your Hair
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33 INXS – Suicide Blonde
34 Beach Boys – She’s Goin’ Bald
35 Treniers – Bald Head
36 Rolling Stones – Short And Curlies
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37 Tremoloes – Let Your Hair Hang Down
38 Paul Revere & The Raiders – Like, Long Hair
39 J B Lenoir – Don’t Touch My Head EDIT (BONUS TRACK)
STAN FREBERG OUTRO

Episode 363 / High Heel Sneakers

Our subject matter on this instalment of The Captain Maniac Show is footwear, with our attention focused mainly on boots and shoes. Every song in tonight’s episode mentions those particular items, featuring music from various genres and eras (as is our policy), from The New York Dolls to Mel Tormé! As Nancy Sinatra told us, These Boots Are Made For Walkin’, and that’s just what they’ll do…

1 Jeff Beck Group – Spanish Boots
2 Iron Maiden – Die with Your Boots On
3 New York Dolls – Puss ‘N’ Boots
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4 Rolling Stones – High Heel Sneakers
5 Elvis Presley – Blue Suede Shoes (GI Blues version)
6 Blue Cats – Who Stole My Blue Suede Shoes
7 Cliff Richard – Dancing Shoes
8 Arctic Monkeys – Get On Your Dancing Shoes
8 Elvis Costello – [The Angels Wanna Wear My] Red Shoes
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9 Carl Perkins – Pointed Toe Shoes
10 David Lee Roth – Sensible Shoes
11 Beatles – Old Brown Shoe
12 Traffic – Hole In My Shoe
13 Robert Parker – Barefootin’
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14 NRBQ – Mama Get Down Those Rock ‘n’ Roll Shoes
15 Jerry Lee Lewis – Hang up My Rock and Roll Shoes
16 Johnny Cash – Rock And Roll Shoes
17 Mel Tormé – A Shine On Your Shoes
18 Dinah Washington – Take Your Shoes Off
19 Dodie Stevens – Pink Shoe Laces
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20 Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made For Walkin’
21 Black Sabbath – Fairies Wear Boots
22 Honor Blackman & Patrick MacNee – Kinky Boots
23 Pretenders – Boots of Chinese Plastic
24 Shania Twain – Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under
25 Stevie Ray Vaughan – Boot Hill
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26 KISS – Murder In High Heels
27 Mötley Crüe – Hell On High Heels
28 Adam Ant – Goody Two Shoes
29 Elvin Bishop – Travelin’ Shoes
30 George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Hi-Heel Sneakers (with Buddy Guy)
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31 Kevin Ayers – Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes
32 Jimi Hendrix – Blue Suede Shoes
33 Max Webster – High Class In Borrowed Shoes
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34 Jeff Beck – Led Boots
STAN FREBERG OUTRO

Episode 362 / Atomic Brain

Some of you listeners may be too young to remember it, but back in the early 60s we were on the brink of World War Three — tonight’s show features music reflecting those times: Rock ‘n Roll For the Atomic Age, featuring great old songs about the atom bomb, fallout shelters and The Cold War. This week’s program is entitled “Atomic Brain”, so rather appropriately we start off with former 13th Floor Elevators leader Roky Erickson, who does “Creature With the Atom Brain”. After a few brain-related tunes, we get into a selection of atomic bomb and nuclear-themed songs from the 1950s and 1960s, starting with Pearl Harbour & the Explosions’ cover of the old Wanda Jackson rockabilly tune, Fujiyama Mama. Crawl Out Through the Fallout!

1 Roky Erickson – Creature with the Atom Brain
2 Ramones – Bad Brain
3 AC/DC – Brain Shake
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4 Pearl Harbour – Fujiyama Mama
5 Five Stars – Atom Bomb Baby
6 Amos Milburn – Atomic Baby
7 Sheldon Allman – Radioactive Mama
8 The Slim Gaillard Quartette – Atomic Cocktail
9 Ann-Margret – Thirteen Men (Senior Citizens Mix)
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10 Al Rex – Hydrogen Bomb
11 Glenn Barber – Atom Bomb
12 Mike & Bernie Winters – Fallout Shelter
13 Mike Fern & Del Royals – A Bomb Bop
14 Dude Martin’s Round-Up Gang – Atom Bomb Baby
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15 Homer Harris (with Muddy Waters) – Atomic Bomb Blues
16 Fay Simmons – You Hit Me Like An Atomic Bomb
17 Linda Hayes – Atomic Baby
18 Commodores – Uranium
19 Too Slim and the Taildraggers – Uranium Rock
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20 Iron Maiden – 2 Minutes to Midnight
21 Heaven and Hell – Atom and Evil
22 Daddy Cool – Guided Missile
23 Southern Culture On The Skids – The Great Atomic Power
24 Dr. Strangelove & the Fallouts – Love That Bomb
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25 Louisiana Red – Red’s Dream
26 Bobby Marchan & the Clowns – Rockin’ Behind the Iron Curtain
27 Mike Russo – Agnes (The Teenage Russian Spy)
28 H Bomb Ferguson – Rock H Bomb Rock
29 Sonny Russell – 50 Megatons
30 Tommy Duncan – Relax And Take It Easy
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31 Steve Stevens – Atomic Playboys
32 Greg Lake – Nuclear Attack
33 Megadeth – Countdown To Extinction
34 Hedgehoppers Anonymous – It’s Good News Week
35 Sheldon Allman – Crawl Out Through the Fallout
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36 Skeeter Davis – The End of the World
36 Steve Morse – Cruise Missile
STAN FREBERG OUTRO

Episode 361 / People Are Strange

Our “madness” episode, where we feature twisted tunes about insanity and the dark side of the mind. (Personally, I can’t imagine Jimi Hendrix writing a song called ‘Bipolar Disorder.’) Join us on a psychotic voyage involving forms of brain damage, best summed up by Betty Hutton, who sang ‘I’ve Got Bluebirds In My Belfry’. Unfortunately, time constraints prevented us from including Syd Barrett material, although we do present the song ‘Brain Damage’ as done by his old band, Pink Floyd.

1 Doors – People Are Strange
2 Ducks Deluxe – Nervous Breakdown
3 Rolling Stones – 19th Nervous Breakdown
4 AC/DC – Nervous Shakedown
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5 James Gang – Madness
6 Deep Purple – First Sign of Madness
7 Iron Maiden – Can I Play with Madness
8 Annie Ross – Twisted
9 Porter Wagoner – The Rubber Room
10 Redd Foxx – It’s Fun To Be Living In The Crazy House
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11 Jimi Hendrix – Manic Depression
12 The Missing Links – You’re Driving Me Insane
13 Megadeth – The Right To Go Insane
14 Black Sabbath – Am I Going Insane (Radio)
15 Ramones – Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
16 Ramones – Teenage Lobotomy
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17 Napoleon XIV – They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Haaa!
18 Count Five – Psychotic Reaction
19 Sonics – Psycho
20 Imelda May – Psycho
21 The Who – Whiskey Man
22 The Who – The Real Me
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23 Betty Hutton – I’ve Got Bluebirds In My Belfry
24 Dinah Washington – Blow Top Blues
25 Bo Diddley – Crackin’ Up
26 Pink Floyd – Brain Damage
27 Anthrax – Madhouse
28 Aldo Nova – Touch Of Madness
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29 Ratt – I’m Insane
30 David Bowie – All The Madmen
31 Mose Allison – Lost Mind
32 Fleetwood Mac – Jumping At Shadows
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33 Top Cats – Basket Case (rockabilly cover)
34 Ramones – Psycho Therapy
35 Joey, Johnny, DeeDee & Marky – I Wanna Be Sedated
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36 Statler Brothers – Flowers On The Wall
STAN FREBERG OUTRO