Episode 256 / Destination Moon

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Welcome once again to another one of our “theme” programs on The Captain Maniac Show, and this time our subject matter is songs with the word “moon” in the title. We start off with Nat King Cole telling us about taking a ride in a rocket ship, and continue our lunar expedition completely concerned with moon-related tunage! As we always say, there are still plenty more songs out there that fit into this category, but I’m sure you’ll be pleased with what we’ve included, from Elvis to Ozzy Osbourne to Frank Sinatra to Captain Beefheart. Everyone’s Gone To The Moon!

1 Nat King Cole – Destination Moon

2 Davie Allan & the Arrows – Moon Dawg ’65

3 Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising  

4 Beatles – Mr. Moonlight 

5 Jonathan King – Everyone’s Gone To The Moon

6 Rory Gallagher – Moonchild

7 Ozzy Osbourne – Bark At The Moon

8 Jerry Wallace – In the Misty Moonlight

9 Elvis Presley – When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again

10 Marcels – Blue Moon 

11 Colin James & The Little Big Band – Rocket to the Moon

12 Flattrakkers – Rocket To the Moon

13 Pepita Slappers – Rocket to the Moon

14 Boogie Company – Rocket To The Moon

15 Moonlight Howlers – Rocket to the Moon

16 Rush – Between Sun & Moon

17 Moxy – Moon Rider (featuring Tommy Bolin)

18 Roger Daltrey – Under A Raging Moon

19 Doors – Moonlight Drive

20 Chuck Berry – Havana Moon

21 Elton John – Bad Side of the Moon

22 John Mellencamp – Circling Around The Moon

23 Van Morrison – Moondance

24 Thin Lizzy – Dancing in the Moonlight

25 David Bowie – Moonage Daydream

26 Frank Sinatra – Fly Me To The Moon

27 Frankie Laine – Moonlight Gambler

28 Herbie Smith – Baby Moon

29 Bob Roubian – It’s Only A Paper Moon

30 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band – Moonlight On Vermont

31 Jeff Beck & Imelda May – How High the Moon

32 Taste – Blister On The Moon

33 Rolling Stones – Moon Is Up

34 Paul Revere & the Raiders – Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon

35 Stan Freberg Outro

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Episode 255 / Hot Rods To Hell

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It’s time once again for some more Car Tunes! In tonight’s episode, we return to another helping of hot rod songs (hence the title, “Hot Rods To Hell”, the title of a fine 1967 exploitation film starring Dana Andrews), with further musical automotive epics. We haven’t left out additional 60s hot rod tunes by such car-crazy connoisseurs as The Beach Boys (Custom Machine), Jan & Dean (Anaheim, Azuza & Cucamonga Sewing Circle Book Review and Timing Association) and The Astronauts (650 Scrambler), but we also include not only a boppin’ contingent of rockabilly tunes devoted to the automobile, but a profusion of country thumpers as well (Ferlin Husky, Brad Paisley and Junior Brown come to mind)! Fasten your seat belts!  

1 Brian Setzer – Ignition!

2 Brad Paisley – All I Wanted Was A Car

3 Ferlin Husky – Slow Down Brother

4 Junior Brown – Hill Country Hot Rod Man

5 Sonny Landreth – U.S.S. Zydecoldsmobile

6 Dave Edmunds – Dear Dad

7 Radio Birdman – 455 SD

8 Astronauts – 650 Scrambler

9 Jan & Dean – Anaheim, Azuza & Cucamonga Sewing Circle Book Review and Timing Association 

10 Paul Revere & the Raiders – Corvair Baby

11 Super Stocks – 426 Super Stock

12 Johnny Bach & the Moonshine Boozers -Brand New Cadillac

13 Three Bad Jacks – It’s The Cadillac

14 Snakebite – Big Black Cadillac

15 Ricky Riddle – Drivin’ Down the Wrong Side of the Road

16 Jack Kitchen and the Rockabillies – Hot Rod Boogie

17 Chuck Brooks – Spinning My Wheels

18 The Sabres – Hot Rod Kelly

19 King Cats – Small Black Chevy

20 Hank Sundown & The Bopsters – 56 Chevy

21 The Rockats – Rocky Road Blues 

22 Evan Johns & His H-Bombs – Drivin’ Wheel

23 Paul Westmoreland & His Band – Hot Rod Rag (Dig that Hot Rod)

24 Ramblin’ Jimmie Dolan – Hot Rod Mama

25 Richie Deran – Girl And A Hot Rod

26 Donnie & Diane – Hot Rod Weekend

27 Bill Wyman & The Rhythm Kings – Motorvatin’ Mama 

28 Howlin’ Wolf – Mr. Highway Man

29 Junior Brown – Little Rivi Airhead

30 Brian Setzer – 5 Years, 4 Months, 3 Days

31 Johnny Bond – Side Car Cycle

32 Blue Cats – I’m Driving Home

33 String A Longs – Wheels

34 Beach Boys – Custom Machine

35 Revells – Little Stockers

36 Robben Ford – Start It Up 

37 Buster Poindexter – Rocket 88 

38 Mike Page – Long Black Shiny Car

39 Green Hornets – Stolen Car

40 Paul Revere & the Raiders – Judge GTO Breakaway

40 Joe Satriani – Driving At Night EDIT

42 Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 254 / Stop!

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Once again it’s “theme time” here on The Captain Maniac Show! The title of this week’s episode is “Stop”, where each and every song on tonight’s installment has that particular word in the title. Naturally, many familiar tunes are featured, but of course in addition we present some tracks that many of us haven’t heard for ages! I mean, when was the last time your local radio station played The Band of Gypsys’ version of Stop? Huh? This episode also brings you a segment where rock and roll bands just “Can’t Stop Rockin’” if their lives depended on it. So as the real Fleetwood Mac once told us, “Stop Messin’ Round”!

1 Inmates – Stop It Baby 

2 Rolling Stones- Don’t Stop

3 Band of Gypsys (Jimi Hendrix) – Stop

4 Trooper – Don’t Stop Now 

5 Twisted Sister – You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll

6 AC/DC – Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll

7 Ozzy Osbourne – I Don’t Wanna Stop

8 Pretenders – Stop Your Sobbing

9 Doc Holliday – Can’t Stop Rockin’

10 Moondog Mane – Can’t Stop Rockin’

11 Fabulous Thunderbirds – Can’t Stop Rockin’

12 Saxon – Can’t Stop Rockin’

13 R.E.O. Speedwagon – Can’t Stop Rockin’

14 ZZ Top –  Can’t Stop Rockin’

15 Ivory Joe Hunter – You Can’t Stop This Rocking And Rolling

16 Long John Baldry – Everything Stops For Tea

17 Hollies – Stop Stop Stop

18 Animals – One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show

19 Clefs of Lavender Hill – Stop Get A Ticket

20 Diana Ross & The Supremes – Stop! In The Name Of Love

21 The Fourmost – Stop

22 Fleetwood Mac – Stop Messin’ Round

23 CCR – Who’ll Stop The Rain

24 Rolling Stones – Stop Breaking Down

25 Joe Bonamassa – Stop!

26 James Gang – Stop [Live]

27 Wailin Walker – Stop Talkin’

28 Billy Dee Fury – Can’t Stop the Bop

29 Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now

30 Bryan Adams – Can’t Stop This Thing We Started

31 Red Hot Chili Peppers – Can’t Stop

32 Hollies – Bus Stop

33 Les Dudek – Don’t Stop Now

34 Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 253 / Our All-Request Show!

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It’s our first-ever All-Request Show! Unfortunately, we’re not a terrestrial radio station and therefore have no phone-in lines for you to call to make suggestions for songs. We *have*, however, compiled tonight’s show from Facebook posts and spoken interviews, and managed to successfully honour each and every song request — for example, Dennis from the Dream Clinic wanted to hear “Land of 1000 Nights” by Mahogany Rush; Pink Floyd Lady suggested Zappa’s “Titties and Beer”; Johnny Switchblade asked for “anything by Sloan”; Vic Hildebrandt wanted to hear Spinal Tap doing “Stinkin’ Up The Great Outdoors”; Ted from Doug and the Slugs suggested an obscure track by Klaatu (“Sub Rosa Subway”) and even Dan Orlando asked for “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen! And the hits just keep on comin’!

1 Led Zeppelin – Black Dog

2 Sweeney Todd – Tantalize

3 Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Takin’ Care Of Business

4 Mahogany Rush – Land of 1000 Nights 

5 Frank Zappa – Broken Hearts Are For Assholes

6 Frank Zappa – Titties and Beer

7 Joe Walsh – I. L. B. T.’s

8 Kingsmen – Louie Louie

9 Spinal Tap – Stinkin’ Up The Great Outdoors

10 Prism – Take Me To the Kaptin

11 The Fall of the Day – Knick Knack

12 Sloan – In the Movies

13 Mothers of Invention – Brown Shoes Don’t Make It

14 Amboy Dukes – Hibernation

15 La Chinga – Wings of Fire

15 Pat Travers – Crash and Burn

16 The Smoke – My Friend Jack

17 Rush – The Weapon

18 10cc – Good Morning Judge

19 Klaatu – Sub-Rosa Subway

20 Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water

21 Wes Alexander – Here Comes The Rain

22 Eric Clapton – I Shot the Sheriff

23 Sly and the Family Stone – I Want to Take You Higher

24 UK – Danger Money

25 Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 252 / Life’s a Beach

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A stompload of twisterrific surf swings! Spring is finally here and the time is right for some surfin’ toons; last week we brought you a further chapter in our ongoing series of rockabilly rhythms, so this time out, we head back to the ocean with an evening of surfalicious mayhem for all you sons of beaches out there. The Beach Boys, Dick Dale and some rare surfing tracks are definitely thrown in for good measure, but in this episode we present surf music from 21st Century like Messer Chups, Ray Daytona And The Googoobombos, The Guitaraculas and many more. It’s Monster Surfing Time!  

 1 Big John Bates – Tombstone Twist

2 Los Straitjackets – It’s Monster Surfing Time

3 Messer Chups – Surfnrolla

4 The Beach Boys – Hawaii

5 Dick Dale – Take It Off

6 The Lively Ones – Surf Rider

7 The Ventures – The Lonely Sea

8 The Lifeguards – Everybody Out’ta the Pool

9 Phantom Frank – Dead Man Surfin’

10 Link Wray – Viva Zapata

11 The Quiets – Saturday Nite At The Duckpond

12 The Volcanos – Surfin’ St. Helens

13 Corky Carroll & The Cool Water Casuals – Tan Punks On Boards

14 The Mustangs – Dark Rose

15 The Boss Martians – Continental Theme

16 The Treble Spankers – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

17 Moms I’d Like To Surf – Surf Blast Inferno

18 Bang Mustang- Journey To Calafuria

19 Ray Daytona And Googoobombos – Cowgirls And Cactus

20 Jon And The Nightriders – The Force Of Gravity 

21 The Valiants – The Valiant

22 Angie & the Citations – Headache

23 The Riptides -Last Wave Of The Day

24 Cliff Richard – Here Comes Summer

25 The Shadows – Gonzales

26 Los Kahunas – Mavericks

27 The Guitaraculas – Surfing de L’Amour

28 The Nebulas – T-16

29 The Metalunas – Ballistic Bikini

30 Satan’s Pilgrims – Taco Truck 

31 The Sir Finks – Mondragora

32 Dick Dale and His Deltones – Deltone Rock

33 Dick Dale – Bony Moronie

34 The Fender IV – Everybody Up

35 Jim Messina & The Jesters – Yang Bu

36 Link Wray – I’m Branded

37 The Malibooz – Goin To Malibu

38 The Burzums – Surfin’ Todd

39 Messer Chups – Magneto

40 Los Twang! Marvels – Surf Dilemma

41 The Ghastly Ones – Scuzz Ghoul Meets Curl’s Girl

42 The Aqua Velvets – Guitar Noir

43 The Mono Men – Reset

44 The Beach Boys – The Rocking Surfer

45 Stan Freberg Outro 

Episode 251 / Rockabilly Reaction

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Once again it’s time for some more rockabilly rhythms here on the Captain Maniac Show! I’m not entirely certain how many rockabilly volumes we’ve already presented, but what with the 80s revival spearheaded by The Stray Cats, today’s modern neo-rockabilly featuring rockers like Darrel Higham, and of course the vintage 50s article as demonstrated by Gene Vincent and Carl Perkins, there doesn’t seem to be any lack of source material —- so my advice is: let’s get Dixie Fried. Everybody’s Rockin’!

1 Stray Cats – Rockabilly Rules OK

2 Elvis Presley – Rip It Up

4 Gene Vincent – Woman Love

5 Rocky Burnette & Darrel Higham – Hip Shakin’ Baby

6 Frankie Dee – Shake It Up Baby

7 Dennis Volk – You Are The One

8 David Houston – One And Only

9 Danny Wolfe – Pucker Paint

10 Buddy Holly – Rock Me My Baby

11 Luke McDaniel – My Baby Don’t Rock

12 The Moonlighters – Rock A Bayou Baby

13 Groovey Joe Poovey – Move Around

14 Wilburn Brothers – Oo Bop Sha Boom

15 Larry Terry – Hepcat

16 The McCoys – Full-Grown Cat

17 Hoyt Johnson – Little Boy Blue

18 TJ Mayes – Hey Little Diddle

19 Emmy Lou & The Rhythm Boys – Everybody’s Gone And Done It

20 Fabulous Thunderbirds – My Babe  

21 Bluecats – Jump Cat Jump

22 Kentucky Headhunters – Dixie Fried

23 The Cruisers – Betty Ann

24 Bobby Roberts – Big Sandy

25 Autry Inman – Mary Nell

26 Joe Griffith And His Teen Age Rebels -Annabelle Lee

26 Elvis – I Got A Woman

27 Elvis – Just Because

28 Gene Morris – Lovin’ Honey

29 Benny Ingram – Jello Sal

30 Thumper Jones – How Come It

31 Jimmy Dell – I’ve Got A Dollar

32 Bill Woods – Phone Me Baby

33 Johnny Powers – Mama Rock

34 Roman Self – Flame Of Love

35 Bullets – Chilli Dog Boogie

36 Gene Watson – Drummer Boy Rock

37 Lefty & the Leadsmen – Wildwood Fun

38 Skeets McDonald – You Oughta See Grandma Rock

39 Tom Dorsam – Baby Of Mine

41 Rebels Revenge – Red Hot Rock ’n’ Roll

42 Werly Fairburn – Everybody’s Rockin’

43 Jack Turner – Everybody’s Rockin’ But Me

44 Bob Hicks – Rock, Baby, Rock

45 Cecil Campbell – Rock And Roll Fever

46 Rocky Bill Ford – Mad Dog In Town

47 Jimmy Kirkland – I Wonder If You Wonder

48 Sonny Fisher – Hey Mamma

49 Carl Perkins – Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby 

50 Carl Perkins – Movie Magg

51 Webb Wilder And The Beatnecks – Horror Hayride (BONUS TRACK)

52 Ray Ethier – Slave Girl (BONUS TRACK)

52 Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 250 / Electricity

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Electricity — our 250th show! In this week’s episode, we do go totally electric, absorbing mass quantities of harmful sound waves in a metallic feast for your auditory nerves. As promised, Amanda Dean‘s song “Wolf” is included (it’s the 5th song in, just before Cyanide by Metallica), with a generous assortment of large charge rockers guaranteed to blow what’s left of your mind. Sorry, there are no ballads nor dreary weepers on this version of the Marshall Plan, and I hereby defy you to find any acoustic guitars here! Armed and dangerous! These tracks are meant to be played loud, so without further adieu…

1 Eric Johnson – Zap

2 AC/DC – The Razors Edge

3 Def Leppard – Comin’ Under Fire

4 Billy Squier – Whaddya You Want From Me

5 Amanda Dean – Wolf

6 Metallica – Cyanide

7 David Lee Roth – Shyboy

8 Gamma – No Way Out

9 Trooper – Money Talks

10 Halestorm – Still of The Night

11 Krokus – American Woman

12 Anthrax –  Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

13 Black Sabbath – Slipping Away

15 Dio – Holy Diver

15 Airbourne – Armed And Dangerous

16 Pride and Glory – The Wizard

17 Pantera – Walk

18 The Angels From Angel City – Can’t Shake It

19 Black Country Communion – Outsider

20 La Chinga – Nothin’ That I Can’t Do

21 KISS – Makin’ Love

22 Led Zeppelin – The Rover

23 Judas Priest – Devil’s Child

24 Kings of the Sun – Crazy

25 Corrosion of Conformity – On The Hunt

26 Mothership – Priestess of the Moon

27 AC/DC – Put The Finger On You

28 Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 249 / British Blues Volume 11

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It’s been a long while since we’ve done a British Blues show, so here we go with Volume 11, this week entitled “Looking Back” (mainly because the John Mayall song with that title is the first track). 

When I was growing up, the first blues music I heard was not the Chicago blues or that of Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson or BB King; nope, the first blues tunes to which I was exposed was reconstituted and regurgitated and came by way of England, so John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Ten Years After, the REAL Fleetwood Mac, Savoy Brown and others were part of my musical upbringing. Thankfully, these artists pointed the way to the originals! I Woke Up This Morning!

1 John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Looking Back

2 Livin Blues – Crazy Woman

3 Livin Blues – You’re A Stranger

4 Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Buff’s Bar Blues

5 Taste – Eat My Words

6 Ten Years After – Bad Scene

7 9 Below Zero – Ain’t Comin’ Back

8 Killing Floor – Son Of Wet

9 Free – Worry

10 Fleetwood Mac – Jumping At Shadows

11 Fleetwood Mac – Searching For Madge

12 John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Double Crossing Time

13 Keef Hartley – Think it Over

14 Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation – See See Baby

15 Leaf Hound – Too Many Rock’n’Roll Times

16 Black Cat Bones – Coming Back

17 Fanny Adams – Ain’t No Loving Left

18 Hokus Poke – H.P. Boogie

19 Medicine Head – Epitaph Blues

20 Groundhogs – B.D.D. 

21 Taste – Catfish

22 Ten Years After – I Woke Up This Morning

23 Savoy Brown – May Be Wrong

24 Cream – Steppin’ Out (BBC Sessions)

25 Humble Pie – Rollin’ Stone

26 Chicken Shack – Telling Your Fortune

27 Pretty Things – We’ll Be Together

28 Colosseum – Debut

29 Stan Freberg Outro

Episode 248 / Cops & Robbers

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This week’s primary focus is on law enforcement, where each song has some connection with police (no, the band The Police is not represented this time around)! The title of the show comes from an old Bo Diddley song, and the Rolling Stones’ BBC version is included here. You will find that many different musical genres are included in Episode 248 of the Captain Maniac show — from heavy metal to country to what was once known as R & B! 

1 Rolling Stones – Cops And Robbers

2 I Fought the Law – Bobby Fuller Four

3 Elvis Costello – Watching the Detectives  

4 Judas Priest – Breaking The Law

5 Saxon- Strong Arm of the Law

6 Riot – Running From The Law

7 Wayne Hancock – Johnny Law

8 The Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Framed

9 Atlanta Rhythm Section – Police! Police!

10 Dead Kennedys – Police Truck

11 Larry Wallis – Police Car

12 Eric Clapton – I Shot the Sheriff

13 Bonzo Dog Band -Big Shot

14 Cheap Trick – Dream Police

15 Beatles – Lovely Rita

16 John Mellencamp – Authority Song

17 Uriah Heep – Stealin’

18 Anthrax – I Am The Law

19 The Equals – Police On My Back

20 Nat King Cole Trio – Call the Police

21 Thin Lizzy – Call The Police

22 Coasters – Bad Detective

23 The Hoosiers – Cops and Robbers

24 Bryan Adams – House Arrest (Live)

25 Red Simpson – The Highway Patrol

26 ZZ Top – Arrested For Driving While Blind

27 Emerson Lake and Palmer – The Sheriff

28 Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing 

29 Bottle Rockets – Radar Gun

30 Steve Earle – State Trooper

31 Ventures – Dick Tracy

32 Chuck Berry – Bye Bye Johnny (BONUS TRACK)

3 Stan Freberg Outro   

Episode 247 / Highway To Hi-Fi

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Once again, all hell has broken loose with another adventure on The Captain Maniac Show, featuring fondly-remembered tunes of the 70s persuasion, on the Highway To Hi-Fi! That’s right, folks, in Episode 247 we present music from my fractured vinyl past, long before digital distractions created a much different world. And what better way to start off the show with a 70s theme than a Robin Trower double-shot! Shout it out loud!

1 Robin Trower – Little Bit of Sympathy

2 Robin Trower – Alethea

3 Jethro Tull – Hymn 43

4 Led Zeppelin – Hots On For Nowhere

5 Ted Nugent – Wang Dang Sweet Poontang

6 Redbone – Promise I Won’t Let It Show

7 Starz – Cherry Baby

8 AC/DC – Love Hungry Man

9 The Who – My Wife

10 Kiss – Shout It Out Loud

11 Mothers of Invention – Po-Jama People

12 Captain Beefheart – Grow Fins

13 Deep Purple – Highball Shooter

14 Foghat – Wild Cherry

15 Steppenwolf – Screaming Night Hog

16 Humble Pie – Sour Grain

17 Queen – Seven Seas Of Rhye

18 Alice Cooper – Yeah, Yeah, Yeah 

19 Sam Apple Pie – Old Tom

20 Boomerang – Juke It

21 Dust – All In All

22 Angel – Rock and Rollers

23 Paris – Black Book

24 Detective – Grim Reaper

25 Uriah Heep – I’ll Keep On Trying

26 Sweet – Man From Mecca

27 Blue Oyster Cult – Stairway To The Stars

28 Canned Heat -Let’s Work Together

29 Allman Brothers – Revival

30 Atomic Rooster – The Rock (EDIT)

31 Stan Freberg Outro