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

Episode 168 / U.F.O.


After a two year absence, it’s time once again for yet another of our Space In Your Face episodes, this time entitled Episode 168 / U.F.O. Unfortunately for all you metal heads, there are no songs in tonight’s episode recorded by UFO (the UK band with Phil Mogg, Pete Way and occasionally Michael Shenker). Instead, we journey to the stars in alien interplanetary craft, with not of this earth rock and roll music that has some however tenuous connection with flying saucers. That’s right, the Billy Lee Riley version of “Flyin’ Saucers Rock ‘N’ Roll” is featured, along with Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “It Came Out of the Sky”! Tape me to your leaper!

1   Creedence Clearwater Revival – It Came Out Of The Sky

2   The Ventures – Journey To The Stars

3   Billy Lee Riley – Flyin’ Saucers Rock ‘N’ Roll

4  The Police – Walking On The Moon

5   Joe Satriani – Surfing With The Alien

6   Galactic Cowboys – Space In Your Face

7   Daryl Higham – Rocket Trip

8   The Ventures – Moon Child

9   Spirit – Space Child

10 Steppenwolf – Jupiter’s Child

11 Pink Floyd – Interstellar Overdrive

12 Styx – Come Sail Away

13 Klaatu – Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft

14 David Bowie – Space Oddity

15 Ramones – Zero Zero UFO

16 Judas Priest – Starbreaker   

17 Saxon – Watching The Sky

18 Wishbone Ash – Searching for Satellites

19 Monty Python – Galaxy Song

20 Joe Satriani – Not Of This Earth

21 Sammy Hagar – Silver Lights

22 Bonzo Dog Band – I’m the Urban Spaceman

23 Elton John – Rocket Man

24 Buchanan & Goodman – The Flying Saucer (Parts 1 & 2)

25 The Lancers – Take Me To Your Leader

26 Ella Fitzgerald – Two Little Men in a Flying Saucer

27 Paul St. John – Flying Saucers Have Landed

28 The Ventures – Fear

29 Space Cossacks –  Planet Of The Apes

30 Radiohead – Subterranean Homesick Alien

31 Red Simpson – The Flying Saucer Man And The Truck Driver

32 JImmy Durante – JImmy Durante in Outer Space (We’re Going UFOing)

33 Skip Stanley – Satellite Baby

34 Bill Buchanan/Phil Harris – The Thing

35 John Williams – Star Wars Theme

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 167 / Stooge Mayhem


With a name like “Stooge Mayhem”, you’d assume (however correctly) that the show would be totally comprised of songs by the inimitable Iggy Pop and the Stooges, but think again! Although the first three songs on tonight’s program are indeed from The Stooges’ wild and crazy catalog, we have chosen instead to present a further collection of certified and socially unacceptable rockers (mainly because we’ve included much of the Stooges material in previous shows). Tonight’s show is dedicated to the memory of my old departed buddy, Mr. Stolie Sylte (he finally left the planet after a prolonged bout with ALS),. He was a huge fan of The Three Stooges, and referred to their films as “Stooge Mayhem”. Disorder in the court!

1   The Stooges – Search and Destroy

2   The Stooges – Down On the Street

3   The Stooges – Loose

4   The Romantics – What I Like About You

5   Brian Setzer – The House Is A Rockin’

6   AC/DC – Live Wire at The Agora Ballroom 1977

7   AC/DC – Up To My Neck In You

8   AC/DC – Guns For Hire

9   Airbourne – Heartbreaker

10 Collective Soul – Better Now

11 Scorpions – Loving You Sunday Morning

12 Gun – Steal Your Fire

13 Pat Travers Power Trio – Nasty Dogs  & Funky Kings

14 Aviator Shades – Tallahassee Woman

15 The Stooges – Gimme Danger

16 Ozzy Osbourne – I Don’t Know

17 Alice in Chains – Man In the Box

18 Gov’t Mule – Lola Leave Your Light On

19 Streetheart – Action

20 Streetheart – Hollywood

21 The Tragically Hip – Courage

22 Rush – Big Money

23 The Rolling Stones – Shattered

24 Audioslave – Show Me How to Live

25 Pearl Jam – Alive (remix)

26 AC/DC – For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

27 AC/DC –  Let’s Get It Up

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 166 / Christmas In July


By request, we’re beating the July heat with a show entirely comprised of cold tunes — songs that have some connection with cold, ice, and snow. Although we all know that in a matter of weeks, we’ll be faced with bitter winter weather, for a brief moment it’s Christmas In July on Mixcloud. Grab something frosty and chill out with Episode 166! And as Albert Collins reminded us, “Don’t Lose Your Cool”!

1   Queen – Stone Cold Crazy

2   Humble Pie – Stone Cold Fever

3   Rainbow – Stone Cold

4   James Brown – Cold Sweat

5   Thin Lizzy – Cold Sweat

6   AC/DC – Cold Hearted Man

7   Fleetwood Mac – Cold Black Night

8   The Who – Early Morning Cold Taxi   

9   The Rolling Stones – She’s So Cold

10 Gary Moore – Cold Day In Hell

11 Larry Carlton – Cold Day In Hell

12 Van Halen – Ice Cream Man

13 Captain Beefheart – Ice Cream for Crow

14 Joe Satriani – Ice 9

15 Frank Soda and The Imps – Break the Ice

16 Blue Oyster Cult – Baby Ice Dog

17 The Fab 4 – Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow

18 The Fab 4 –  Frosty The Snowman

19 Bette Midler – Cool Yule

20 Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick

21 Tab Benoit – Don’t Lose Your Cool

22 Daddy Cool – Daddy Cool

23 Brian Setzer – The Legend Of Johnny Kool

24 Stevie Ray Vaughan – Cold Shot

25 ZZ Top – Sure Got Cold After The Rain Fell

26 KISS – Cold Gin – Alive!

27 Black Sabbath – Snowblind

28 Foreigner – Cold As Ice

29 The Coasters – Three Cool Cats

30 Cliff Richard – Summer Holiday

31 Alice Cooper – Cold Ethyl

32 Hank Williams Jr. – Cold Cold Heart

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 165 / Friday Night Oldies 12


Once again we return to those thrilling days of yesteryear with

another chapter in our total recall series known universally as “The Friday Night Oldies Party”. This time we present Volume 12 in our nostalgic recollections of rock n roll long past its shelf life but still too good to be forgotten! The show immediately rolls into top gear with Joel Hill’s fiercely rockin’ rockabilly classic “I Thought It Over” (with the echo on Stun), long before Joel joined Canned Heat. From there, we continue with both tunes that are fondly remembered as well as those in uncharted musical territory — join us for some sweet-sounding surprises. Dim, dim the lights — I want some atmosphere!

Joel Hill – I Thought It Over

Billy Haley – Dim Dim the Lights

Gene Vincent – Who Slapped John?

Joe Jones – You Talk Too Much

Clyde McPhatter – A Lover’s Question

Chuck Berry – Back In The USA

Chubby Checker – Pony Time

Shirley Gunter and The Queens – Oop Shoop

Mickey Hawks and the Night Raiders – Bip Bop Boom

Big Al Downing – Yes I’m Loving You

Everly Brothers – Walk Right Back

Ral Donner – Night Owl

Eddie Cochran – SIttin In the Balcony

Lonnie Mack – Wham!

The Clovers – Love, Love, Love

The Orlons – South Street (1963)

The Jarmels – She Loves To Dance

The Buccaneers – Bye Bye Baby

Johnny Fuller – Swingin’ At The Creek

Paul Petersen – Corrina Corrina

Nick Todd – Teenage Cutie

Tommy Steele – Rebel Rock

Eden Kane – Well I Ask You

Col Joye & The Joy Boys – Yes Sir That’s My Baby

Gene Vincent – Pretty Pretty Baby

Gene Vincent – Red Blue Jeans And A Pony Tail

Gene Pitney – It Hurts to Be In Love

Four Seasons –  Walk Like A Man

Kansas City – Wilbert Harrison

Claude King – Wolverton Mountain

George Jones – White Lightning

Jerry Lee Lewis – Crazy Arms

Chuck Berry – Promised Land

Jack Scott – Stick Around Baby

Tommy Steele – Rock With The Caveman

Paul Anka – Lonely Boy

Jackie Wilson – Etcetera

Chubby Checker – Slow Twistin’

Johnny Fuller – Haunted House

The Tune Rockers – The Green Mosquito

Eddie Cochran – Cradle Baby

The Chiffons – He´s So Fine

Elvis Presley – King Creole

Elvis Presley – Viva Las Vegas

Buddy Holly – Crying, Waiting, Hoping

Ricky Nelson – Be Bop Baby

Little Richard – Good Golly Miss Molly

The Satellites – Blast Off

Billy Vaughn – Swingin’ Safari (BONUS TRACK)

Kyu Sakamoto – Sukiyaki (BONUS TRACK)

Stan Freberg Outro


Episode164 / Train Kept A Rollin

Episode164Train Kept A Rolling

From the West Coast of Canada, it’s Episode 164 of The Captain Maniac Show! It was indeed an unfortunate coincidence that last week’s installment was titled “Let Me Stand Next To Your Fire”, because as of this writing (July 9, 2017) the province of British Columbia is under a state of emergency due to the widespread forest fires. Some interior towns are under evacuation notice, and it’s a miserable predicament!

For the rest of us, though, it’s “business as usual”, so we therefore present a theme show devoted entirely to trains! A show with a Loco Motion! Every song has something to do with rail travel, so we get off to a roaring start with Joey Shithead from DOA, who pops in to introduce the show. Staying topical, we also include a NORAD warning about a North Korean nuclear missile launch, only we must stress that this is entire fictional, OK? Anyway, on with the show — all aboard!

1   Rufus Thomas – Memphis Train

2   Yardbirds – Train Kept A Rolling

3   Robert Gordon with Link Wray – Lonesome Train

4   Nazareth – Gone Dead Train

5   AC/DC – Rock ‘N Roll Train

6   Grateful Dead – Casey Jones

7   Ten Years After – Choo Choo Mama

8   The Tractors – Baby Likes To Rock It Like A Boogie Woogie

9   Choo Choo Train

10 Captain Beefheart – Click Clack

11 John Fogerty – Big Train (From Memphis)

12 Los Lobos – That Train Don’t Stop Here

13 The Bopcats – Train Called Rock’n’Roll

14 James Brown –  Night Train

15 Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues LIVE

16 Grand Funk Railroad – The Loco-Motion

17 Nine Below Zero – Ridin’ On The L & M

18 Juicy Lucy – Train

19 The Clash – Train In Vain (Stand By Me)

20 Creedence Clearwater Revival – The Midnight Special

21 The Monkees – Last Train To Clarksville

22 Earthquake – Trainride

23 Chuck Berry – Downbound Train

24 Muddy Waters – All Aboard

25 Grand Funk Railroad – The Railroad

26 Aerosmith – Train Kept A Rollin’

27 Blackfoot – Train, Train

28 Cream – Traintime [Live]

29 Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin’

Stan Freberg Outro


Episode 163 / Let Me Stand Next To Your Fire Volume Three


Here we go with our third edition of songs that have something to do with fire, flame, smoke and heat — yes, it’s time once again for Episode 163 / Let Me Stand Next To Your Fire: Volume Three! We get things off to a blazing start with the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ cover of the Jimi Hendrix tune that lends its name to this episode, and this time include fire-related songs that were for some reason not included in the first two “Let Me Stand Next To Your Fire” shows. Love is like a Heat Wave!

1.  Red Hot Chili Peppers – Fire

2.  Free – Fire And Water [Alternate Stereo Mix]

3.  Def Leppard – Ring of Fire

4.  Blue Oyster Cult – Flaming Telepaths

5.  Vandenberg – Burning Heart

6.  Dokken – Burning Like A Flame

7.  Deep Purple – Burn

8.  Sweet – Burn On The Flame

9.  Bonnie Lou – Friction Heat

10.Steve Alaimo – Blue Fire

11.The Beatles – Matchbox

12.Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Heat Wave

13.Bill Haley – Burn That Candle

14.Billy ´The Kid´ Emerson – Red Hot

15.Asia – Heat of the Moment

16.Bad Company – Burnin’ Sky

17.Glenn Frey – The Heat Is On

18.James Brown – Hot Pants

19.Allman Brothers Band – Hot ‘Lanta (Live at A&R Studios, New York)

20.The Rolling Stones – Hot Stuff

21.Chet Atkins – Hot Toddy

22.Led Zeppelin – Hots On For Nowhere   

23.Blue Oyster Cult – Fire of Unknown Origin

24.Howlin’ Wolf  – Smokestack Lightnin

25.Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water

26.Crow – Smokey Joe

27.The Ruts – Babylon’s Burning

28.Judas Priest – Rapid Fire

29.Troggs – I’m On Fire

30.Arthur Conley – Burning Fire

31.José Feliciano – Light My Fire

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 162 / The Land That Time Forgot


Another return to those wild and woolly days of the 1970s! I guess by now you’ve figured out that because I was in my twenties in the 70s, the music from that period has always meant a lot to me, particularly if these tunes were available on 8-track tapes and could be played at maximum volume on my car stereo. (Heck, back then I had an 8-track recorder, so I was able to make my OWN tapes!) We start off with Deep Purple wondering aloud “Maybe I’m A Leo”, followed by some summertime tuneage best heard while consuming a two-four — a Canadian reference, for sure. As Grand Funk told us, “Pass It Around”!

1.   Deep Purple – Maybe I’m A Leo

2.   Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day

3.   Grand Funk Railroad – Just Couldn’t Wait

4.   Ted Nugent – Maybelline

5.   Van Halen – Everybody Wants Some!!

6.   Pat Travers Band – Killer’s Instinct

7.   ZZ Top –  Cheap Sunglasses

8.   Pablo Cruise – What’cha Gonna Do

9.  The Count Bishops – I Need You

10. Free – Fire & Water LIVE

11. Jethro Tull – Teacher

12. Captain Beyond – Frozen Over/Thousand Days of Yesterdays

13. Status Quo –  Little Lady

14. Status Quo –  Down Down

15. Aerosmith – No More No More

16. Pacific Gas & Electric – Are You Ready

17. Hard Stuff – Hobo

18. Foghat – Dreamer

19. Kiss – All the Way

20. Uriah Help – Look At Yourself

21. Blue Oyster Cult – Career Of Evil

22. Deep Purple – Bloodsucker

23. Black Sabbath – Looking For Today

24. Heart – Sing Child Sing

25. Robin Trower – Confessin’ Midnight

26. Grand Funk Railroad – Pass It Around

27. Allman Brothers Band – Revival

Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 161 / Meat The Beatles


Just in time for Sir Paul McCartney’s 75th birthday, we present Episode161 / Meat The Beatles, a collection of Beatles songs that were covered by other artists in their own inimitable style! In keeping with our policy of being weird, wonderful and slightly unpredictable, the most covered song in history (“Yesterday”) is not included in this installment — owing to our arbitrary time constraints, we were only able to include a small sampling of the thousands of Beatle covers out there. However, we do start off with Jimi Hendrix’s version of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, as you might have heard), along with some rather bizarre variations such as the William Shatner version of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds or A Hard Day’s Night as done by Peggy Lee! We can work it out!

1.  Jimi Hendrix – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

2.  The Donnas – Drive My Car

3.  Eric Johnson – Paperback Writer

4.  Billy J. Kramer – I Call Your Name

5.  Beach Boys – Tell Me Why

6.  Whitesnake – Day Tripper    

7.  Vanilla Fudge – Ticket To Ride

8.  William Shatner – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

9.  Peggy Lee – A Hard Day’s Night

10. Fanny – Hey Bulldog

11. Elvis Presley – Something

12. Dana Fuchs – Helter Skelter

13. John Mayer with Keith Urban –  Don’t Let Me Down

14. Pink Fairies – I Saw Her Standing There

15. Halestorm – I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

16. Aerosmith – Come Together

17. Ike & Tina Turner – Get Back

18. Joe Cocker – She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

19. Jeff Beck – A Day In the Life

20. Wilson Pickett – Hey Jude

21. Suzi Quatro – I Wanna Be Your Man

22. Booker T & the MGs – McLemore Avenue Commercial

23. Booker T & The MG’s – Day Tripper

24. Jimi Hendrix Experience – Day Tripper

25. The Damned – Help

26. The Jam –  And Your Bird Can Sing

27. April Wine – Tell Me Why

28. Del Shannon – From Me To You

29. Stevie Wonder – We Can Work it Out

30. The Jeff Healey Band – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

31. Al Green – I Want To Hold Your Hand

32. Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends

33. Dead Kennedys  – Back In The USSR

34. Fiona Apple – Across the Universe

Episode 160 / Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love


This week our show’s main focus is on sexual exploits of rock n roll musicians, of which there are so many corresponding tunes that it was hard to decide what to include and what to leave out! It was originally planned to do a fast and loose show completely concerned with “kinky sex” (and there are plenty of rock songs about that particular subject), so some tracks deal with some element of deviance. As such, the presence of a whip gets you in — even if it’s in the hands of flower pot-hat-wearing weirdos! Be warned, these kinky songs aren’t for the faint of heart. Bring your handcuffs…

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Gang Bang

Pink Floyd – Young Lust

Van Halen – Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love

Montrose – One Thing On My Mind

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Bold As Love

Aerosmith – Love In An Elevator

Alice Cooper – Be My Lover

ZZ Top – Pearl Necklace

Motörhead – Fast And Loose

Frank Zappa – Penguin In Bondage

The Tubes – Mondo Bondage

Van Halen – House of Pain

Chris Spedding – Hurt By Love

The Beatles – Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?

The Rolling Stones – Under My Thumb

AC/DC – Ball Breaker

Kiss – Plaster Caster

Halestorm – Dirty Work

Nickleback – S E X

ACDC –  Cover You In Oil

The Pretenders – Tattooed Love Boys

Frank Zappa – Dinah-Moe Humm

Lou Reed – Walk on the Wild Side

Joe Cocker – You Can Leave Your Hat On

Devo  – Whip It

KISS  – Ladies Room

Motley Crue – Tonight (We Need A Lover)

Marty and the Muff Tones – It’s Hard To Say I Love You When You’re Sitting On My Face

The Blenders – Don’t Fuck Around With Love

The Clovers – Rotten Cocksuckers’ Ball

Denise Lasalle – Lick It Before You Stick It (BONUS TRACK)

Stan Freberg Outro