Episode 242 / When Worlds Collide

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Once again it’s our return to those wild and crazy 70s, with much more reminiscing for those of us of “a certain age”! Sure, millennials and Gen-X’ers will be fond of 90s tunes, and slightly older listeners will be stuck in the dad-blamed 80s — but those of us who were 20-somethings during the 1970s will remember playing these songs on the 8-track in our shaggin’ wagon (if this van’s a rockin’, don’t come a knockin’). You Drive Me Nervous!

1 Alice Cooper – You Drive Me Nervous

2 Ducks Deluxe – Nervous Breakdown

3 Bram Tchaikovsky – I’m A Believer

4 Rory Gallagher – Shadow Play

5 Rory Gallagher – Shin Kicker LIVE

6 Thin Lizzy – Emerald

7 Billy Workman – Boogie Home

8 Mott the Hoople – Honaloochie Boogie

8 Bloodrock – You Gotta Roll

9 Robin Trower – Same Rain Falls

10 Black Sabbath – Killing Yourself To Live

11 Oleo – Cactus

12 Led Zeppelin – Black Dog LIVE

13 Crow – Watch That Cat

14 Les Dudek – City Magic

15 Allman Brothers – Blue Sky

16 38 Special – Hold On Loosely

17 Atlanta Rhythm Section – Spooky

18 James Gang – Do It

19 Deep Purple – Love Child

20 Billy Cobham – Taurian Matador

21 Nazareth – Changing Times

22 Atlanta Rhythm Section – Boogie Schmoogie

24 Pat Travers – Hooked On Music

25 Spirit – Dark Eyed Woman

26 Sweet – No You Don’t

27 Alice Cooper – Long Way To Go

28 Stan Freberg Outro

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Episode 241 / The David Stone Interview

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For our New Year’s Eve episode, we’re going to try something completely different, for the Captain Maniac Show, anyway —- an actual interview with a rocker! We sat down and had a stream-of-consciousness chat with David Stone, formerly keyboardist for Rainbow (he was also a member of Max Webster, BB Gabor and Symphonic Slam). Interspersed with the chat are songs where Dave is either featured or an integral part. Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll!

1 Rainbow – Long Live Rock and Roll

2 Dave Stone Interview Part 1

3 Ronnie James Dio on Ritchie Blackmore

4 Dave Stone Interview Part 2

5 Rainbow -Lady of the Lake

6 Dave Stone Interview Part 3

7 Rainbow – Kill the King (Live in Munich 1977)

8 Dave Stone Interview Part 4

9 Rainbow – Gates of Babylon

10 Dave Stone Interview Part 5

11 Rainbow – L.A. Connection

12 Dave Stone Interview Part 6

13 Max Webster and Rush – Battle Scar

14 Dave Stone Interview Part 7

15 Frank Soda & the Imps – Skin Graft

16 Dave Stone Interview Part 8

17 Rainbow – Still I’m Sad (Live in Munich 1977)

18 Dave Stone Interview Part 9

19 Max Webster – Chalkers

20 Dave Stone Interview Part 10

21 Max Webster In The World Of Giants

22 Dave Stone Interview Part 11

23 BB Gabor – Hunger, Poverty & Misery

24 Dave Stone Interview Part 12

24 Rainbow – The Shed

22 Rainbow – Sensitive to Light

23 Steve Morse – Cruise Missile

24 Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 240 / And the Beat Goes On Part 2

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Part Two of our “The Beat Goes On” show that was broadcast last week. Despite the fact that Part One turned out to be our least-listened to program, we are determined to continue with a second chapter! Featured herein is another steaming helping of rock n roll songs that begin with a recognizable drum introduction, and for this episode, a multitude of request are honoured (for instance, Moby Dick by Led Zeppelin and We’re Not Gonna Take It by Twisted Sister are definitely part of this week’s show. Keep a Knockin’!

1 Go Gos – We Got the Beat

2 Deep Purple – Pictures Of Home

3 Kiss – Strutter

4 Rolling Stones – Get Off of My Cloud

5 Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders – The Game Of Love

6 Dave Clark Five – Bits and Pieces

7 Roy Orbison – Oh, Pretty Woman

8 Doors – Break On Through (To The Other Side)

9 Jefferson Airplane – She Has Funny Cars

10 Jefferson Starship – Freedom at Point Zero

11 Cream – N.S.U.

12 Steve Miller Band – Swingtown

13 Creedence Clearwater Revival – Susie Q

14 The Who – Bell Boy

15 Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It

16 Electric Light Orchestra – Don’t Bring Me Down

17 Little Richard – Keep a Knockin’

18 Megadeth – Polaris

19 Dream Theatre – Honor Thy Father

20 Foo Fighters – My Hero

21 Motorhead – Overkill

22 Hard Stuff – No Witch At All

23 Spirit – Uncle Jack

24 Led Zeppelin – Moby Dick

25 Guess Who – No Time

26 Santana – Jingo

27 Beatles – What You’re Doing

28 Surfaris – Wipe Out

29 Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil

30 Tommy Bolin – Homeward Strut EDIT

31 Stan Freberg Outro 

 

Episode 239 / The Beat Goes On

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We had a request from Doug Grant, who suggested we do a show where each song starts off with such an instantly-recognizable drum beat that the listener immediately knows in seconds what the tune is going to be! So here it is, in a show we call “The Beat Goes On”. To be sure, there are a multitude of songs that fit in this category, which is why next week’s Captain Maniac Show is titled “The Beat Goes On Part Two”, featuring more of those kind of songs where the opening drumbeat instantly identifies the song. Play That Fast Thing One More Time!

1 Montrose – Rock Candy

2 Deep Purple – Fireball

3 Van Halen – Hot For Teacher

4 Captain Beyond – Dancing Madly Backwards

5 Led Zeppelin – Rock And Roll

6 Led Zeppelin – When the Levee Breaks

7 Krokus – Headhunter

8 Dio – Straight Through the Heart

9 Judas Priest – Painkiller

10 The Jimi Hendrix Experience – I Don’t Live Today

11 The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Little Miss Lover

12 Santana – Evil Ways

13 Grand Funk Railroad – We’re an American Band

14 Kiss – Shock Me

15 Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies

16 Jeff Beck Group – Ice Cream Cakes

17 Rainbow – Stargazer

18 Iron Maiden – Where Eagles Dare

19 Ozzy Osbourne – Over The Mountain

20 Rockpile – Play That Fast Thing One More Time

21 Elvis Costello – I Don’t Want To Go To Chelsea

22 The Damned – New Rose

23 The Who – Dogs Part 2

24 Bob Segar System – Ramblin Gamblin Man

25 Aerosmith – Lord Of The Thighs

26 ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin’

27 Ventures – Hawaii Five-O

28 Beach Boys – Don’t Worry, Baby (BONUS TRACK)

29 Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (BONUS TRACK)

30 Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 238 / Turn Up The Radio

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Theme Time on the Captain Maniac Show! This week our program is primarily focused on songs with Radio in the title — either that or the songs have some radio connection, like Heard It on the X by ZZ Top, Transistor Radio by Benny Hill or Transistor Sister by Freddy Cannon. As the Stray Cats warned us, Something’s Wrong With My Radio!

1 Mad Daddy Intro

2 Elvis Costello – Radio, Radio

3 Stray Cats – Something’s Wrong With My Radio

4 Wall of Voodoo – Mexican Radio

5 Krokus – Bedside Radio

6 Monty Python – I Bet You They Won’t Play This Song on the Radio

7 Autograph – Turn up the Radio

8 Ramones – Do You Remember Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio?

9 Rush – The Spirit Of Radio

10 Doors – The Wasp (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)

11 Blasters – Border Radio

12 ZZ Top – I Heard It On the X

13 Joan Jett – Roadrunner USA

14 Green Day – Revolution Radio (Official Music Video)

15 The Clash – This is Radio Clash

16 Queen – Radio Ga Ga (Remastered)

17 Alice Cooper – Give The Radio Back

18 Cheap Trick – On the Radio

19 The Beach Boys – That’s Why God Made The Radio

20 Journey – Raised on Radio

21 Bonnie Owens – My Hi-Fi To Cry By

22 Wanda Jackson – Turn Your Radio On

23 L.C. Smith – Radio Boogie

24 Bruce Springsteen – Radio Nowhere

25 Freedom Call – Rockin’ Radio

25 Aaron Tippin – There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio

26 GMAY-Transistor Radio

27 Freddy Cannon – Transistor Sister

28 Joe Jackson – On Your Radio

29 REM – Radio Free Europe

30 Bay City Rollers – Turn On the Radio

31 Reba McEntire – Turn On The Radio

32 Weezer- Turning Up the Radio

33 Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star

34 Benny Hill – Transistor Radio

35 Everclear – AM Radio

36 Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 237 / Overdose

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Reality is for people who can’t handle drugs! On this week’s edition of The Captain Maniac Show, we present tunes that are blatantly drug-related, with an emphasis on a certain herb that is now legal in Canada. That’s right, in the year 2020, the whole month of April is 4/20! As Ray Charles said, “Lets Go Get Stoned”. (More songs about life in the drug lane can be found on our Psychedelic Oldies series.)

We sincerely apologize to families who have members who overdosed on fentanyl or some other vile concoction — we used the title Overdose only because it was an AC/DC song that was first on our tracklist.

1 AC/DC – Overdose

2 The Donnas – You Wanna Get Me High

3 Frank Soda – High Time

4 Black Sabbath – Sweet Leaf

5 Fraternity of Man – Don’t Bogart That Joint

6 Association – Along Comes Mary

7 Bob Dylan – Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

8 Ray Charles – Lets Go Get Stoned

9 Amy Winehouse – Rehab

10 Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb

11 Lynyrd Skynyrd – The Needle And The Spoon

12 Savoy Brown –  Needle And Spoon

13 Neil Young – The Needle And The Damage Done

14 Canned Heat – Amphetamine Annie

15 Flamin Groovies – Slow Death

16 Ramones – Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue

17 Thin Lizzy – Opium Trail

18 Weezer – We Are All On Drugs

19 Steel Panther – I Like Drugs

20 Dayglo Abortions – Drugged and Driving

21 Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze

22 The Pretty Things – LSD

23 The Beatles – Day Tripper

24 The Beatles – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Love Remix)

25 Peter Cook & Dudley Moore – The L. S. Bumble Bee

26 The Velvet Underground – Heroin

27 Black Sabbath – Snowblind

28 Eric Clapton – Cocaine

29 Huey Lewis – I Want A New Drug

30 Brewer & Shipley – One Toke Over the Line

31 Commander Cody – Seeds And Stems (Again)

32 Stan Freberg Outro 

Episode 236 / Live Life Loud

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You hereby have our permission to annoy the neighbours with this week’s edition of The Captain Maniac Show, entitled “Live Life Loud”, definitely a philosophy worth following. Every song on this evening’s program has been personally hand-picked to deliver mass quantities of harmful sound waves as we go into overdrive and raise the flag for rock and roll! These songs were meant to be played loud, so by all means be generous with your volume control. Ready to go?

1 Krokus – Shot of Love

2 Killinger – Holding On

3 Airbourne – Raise The Flag

4 Van Halen – Best of Both Worlds

5 Sammy Hagar – Heavy Metal

6 David Lee Roth – Goin’ Crazy

7 The Angels – Red Back Fever

8 Kings of the Sun – Overdrive

9 The Godz – Gotta Muv

10 Paul Collins’ Beat – Will You Listen

11 Jake E Lee – I Can’t Stand It

12 Pat Travers – Day Of The Eagle

13 Motörhead – Bomber 

14 Aynsley Lister – Everything I Need

15 The Inmates – Feelin’ Good

16 Stevie Ray Vaughan – Come On Part III

17 Ghost – Dance Macabre

18 Shinedown – Devil

19 The Trews – Not Ready To Go 

20 Republika – Ready To Go

21 Jimmy Eat World – The Middle

22 Sensible Shoes – We Have Takeout

23 54-40 – Ocean Pearl

24 Danko Jones – First Date

25 Scorpions – Tease Me Please Me

26 Robin Trower – Living Out of Time

27 Rush – Malignant Narcissism

28 Pantera – Cowboys From Hell

29 AC/DC – Shake A Leg

29 Robert Gordon – Movin’ Too Slow 

30 Joe Satriani – Echo (BONUS TRACK)

31 Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 235 / Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

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In this week’s episode of The Captain Maniac Show, we return to our regularly-scheduled “theme” shows, and this installment is no exception, with the main focus on songs featuring the word “dance” or “dancing” in the title. Yes, we realize that there are plenty more dance-related tunes that we could have used (some of which mention an actual dance, like The Twist, the Hully Gully, The Watusi, etc.), but this is merely a two-hour sample which Captain Maniac happened to groove to. Special thanks to Larry Hennessey for helping me out with the vinyl-to-wav transfer of David Raven’s song, “Dance Dance Dance”! Let’s Dance!

1 Ramones – Do You Wanna Dance

2 David Raven – Dance Dance Dance

3 Elvis Costello – Mystery Dance

4 Beach Boys – Dance Dance Dance (Stereo Remix)

5 The Motors – Dancing The Night Away

6 Cream – Dance The Night Away

7 Van Halen – Dance The Night Away

8 UFO – Dance Your Life Away

9 The Beatles – I’m Happy Just To Dance With You

10 Gene Vincent – Dance To The Bop

11 The Jodimars – Dance To The Bop

12 Etta James – Dance With Me Henry

13 Barry Mann – Hey Baby, I’m Dancin’

14 Chris Montez – Let’s Dance

15 Frank Zappa – Dancin’ Fool

16 Billy Idol – Dancing With Myself

17 Loggins & Messina – Your Mama Don’t Dance

18 Thin Lizzy – Dancing In The Moonlight (It’s Caught Me In Its Spotlight)

19 Blue Oyster Cult – Dancin’ In The Ruins

20 Billy Bland – Let The Little Girl Dance 

21 Bobby Fuller Four – Let Her Dance (with lyrics)

22 Cannibal & The Headhunters – Land Of 1000 Dances

23 Hardrock Gunter – Gonna Dance All Night

24 Eddy Seacrest – Dancing To The Rhythm Of A Rock ‘N’ Roll Band

25 The Olympics – (I Wanna) Dance With The Teacher

26 The Mamas and The Papas – Dancing in the Street

27 The Rolling Stones – Dance Little Sister (outtake)

28 The Rolling Stones – Dancing With Mr D

29 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Mary Jane’s Last Dance

30 Deep Purple – Smooth Dancer

31 The Kinks – Come Dancing

32 Sly & the Family Stone – Dance to the Music

33 David Bowie – Let’s Dance

34 Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark

35 Captain Beyond – Dancing Madly Backwards

36 The Shadows – Dance On

37 Jon & the Niteriders – Storm Dancer

38 Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 234 / Born To Be Mild

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We proudly present more buried treasures in our return to Garage Rock, for those of you who dig the sounds of teen angst and gnashing of teeth from the pre-psychedelic 60s! We’ve dug diligently and have found lots more 60s vinyl rarities, including a dusty track from Jerry Mathers (of Leave It To Beaver fame) as well a pre-Jimi Hendrix version of The Byrds doing Hey Joe, not to mention a multitude of bands who used the word “The” in their name. Yes, Gene Vincent and Herman’s Hermits are included in tonight’s show, although not in a way you would remember them! To quote The Knaves, The Medallions and The Jesters, leave me alone!

1 The Beach Boys – When I Grow Up To Be A Man (Stereo Remix)

2 Paul Revere & the Raiders – Out Of Sight

3 The Shadows of Knight – Bad Little Woman

4 The Heard – Stop It Baby

5 Mickey Lee Lane – Shaggy Dog

6 The Nightcrawlers – I Don’t Remember

7 The Byrds – You Won’t Have To Cry

8 Beaver and The Trappers – Happiness Is Havin’

9 The Tree Stumps – Jennie Lee

10 Herman’s Hermits – Jezebel

11 The Kidds – Children In Love 

12 The Bohemians – I Need You Baby

13 The Continentals – I’m Gone 

14 The Knaves – Leave Me Alone

15 The Medallions – Leave Me Alone

16 The Jesters – Leave Me Alone

17 The Remains – Once Before

18 The Spats – Bottom Of It All 

19 The Tropics – I Want More

20 The Answers – Its Just A Fear

21 The Curfews – Look At Me

22 The Omens – Searching

23 The Montells – Don’t Bring Me Down

24 The Byrds – Hey Joe (Where You Gonna Go)

25 Hex – Doubt

26 The Evil – I’m Movin’ On

27 Buffalo Springfield – Rock and Roll Woman

28 Lovin’ Spoonful – Almost Grown

29 Count Five – My Generation

30 The Napoleonic Wars – The Singer Not The Song

31 Gene Vincent – Bird Doggin’

32 The Dan-dees – Think About It

33 Don & Jerry with The Fugitives – In The Cover Of Night

34 The Harbinger Complex – I Think I’m Down

35 The Dovers – What Am I Going To Do

36 The Mystery Trend – Johnny Was A Good Boy

37 The Byrds – It’s No Use

38 The Boids -I Knew I’d Want You

39 13th Floor Elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me

40 Michael & the Messengers – Romeo & Juliet

41 The Barbarians – Moulty

42 The Mysterions – Is It A Lie

43 The Leaves – Dr. Stone

44 Dino, Desi & Billy – Not The Lovin’ Kind

45 James Brown And The Famous Flames – Get It Together

46 The Kingsmen – Haunted Castle

47 Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 233 / Auntie Gravity

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Once again we set the Wayback Machine to the 70s, a decade which still means a lot to me, back when Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Robin Trower and Black Sabbath supplied us with Music To Get Stoned By! One of these days, a prog-rock show is in the works on the Captain Maniac Show, but for now we concentrate on That Which Rocks. Delivering the goods! 

1 David Bowie – Where Have All The Good Times Gone

2 Ramones – She’s The One

3 Flamin’ Groovies – Teenage Head

4 Atomic Rooster – Sleeping For Years

5 Hard Stuff – Sinister Minister

6 Robin Trower – Day Of The Eagle

7 Grand Funk Railroad – Out To Get You

8 Pink Fairies – Chambermaid

9 Deep Purple – Never Before

10 Led Zeppelin – Nobody’s Fault But Mine

11 Judas Priest – Delivering the Goods

12 Cactus – Let Me Swim

13 The Doors – The Changeling

14 Mahogany Rush – Tales Of The Spanish Warrior 

15 Alan Parsons Project – I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You

16 J. Geils Band – Whammer Jammer (Studio)

17 James Gang – The Bomber

18 Black Sabbath – Paranoid

19 Lynyrd Skynyrd – I Need You

20 Status Quo – Someone’s Learning

21 Faces – Stay With Me

22 Allman Brothers Band – In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed

23 Starz – Boys In Action

24 Cheap Trick – On Top Of The World

25 Foghat – Step Outside

26 Steve Hunter – Rubber Man

27 Stan Freberg Outro