Sunday, January 23, 2022

Catching A Wave 01-24-22

 


We start a new segment celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Beach Boys' That's Why God Made The Radio album that we'll spotlight throughout the year.  Plus, Beth Riley brings a deep track from them in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  We drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear a great rockin' selection of the week.  We pay tribute to Michael Nesmith with a tune from The Monkees that he wrote and did lead vocals on.  We also have some killer tunes from Rapt In Blue, The Surf Raiders, The El Caminos (covering The Surf Raiders), Brian Wilson, Tiki Riot, The Desolate Coast, The Ventures, The Hondells, The Breakers, Del Sotos, El Castillo, Magnatech and The Avocados.

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Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys

The Avocados- "Flipside"
El Castillo- "Double Tap"
Tiki Riot- "Savages"
The El Caminos- "Wave Walk'n"
The Surf Raiders- "Curl Rider 84"

Michael Nesmith- RIP (December 30, 1942 - December 10, 2021):
The Monkees- "Sunny Girlfriend"

The Desolate Coast- "The Punk Stole My Raffle Ticket"
Laramie Dean- "Space Beat"

Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break:
The Beach Boys- "That's Not Me"
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The Ventures- "Slaughter On 10th Avenue" (live in Seattle, WA)
Magnatech- "Surf, Gentlemen!"
Del Sotos- "Reverboard"
The Breakers- "Afternoon Moon"

10th Anniversary Celebration of The Beach Boys- That's Why God Made The Radio
The Beach Boys- "Think About The Days"
The Beach Boys- "That's Why God Made The Radio"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
Dick Dale- "Del-Tone Rock"

Brian Wilson- "Slightly American Music"
Rapt In Blue- "Bramble Bay"
The Hondells- "He Wasn't Coming Back"

Outro Music Bed:  Eddie Angel- "Mustang"

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Michael Nesmith





Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Bruce Johnston: From backing up Ritchie Valens to collaborating with The Weeknd.

 

Photo from LA Times/ Bruce Johnston and The Weeknd

Bruce Johnston's career has spanned over 60 years as he started with backing up the likes of Ritchie Valens (in a band that also included Sandy Nelson, Phil Spector, etc.) and others in the late 50's and has continued along with his solo releases and his long time membership in The Beach Boys.  Now, he adds a somewhat surprising collaboration with Canadian R&B/Pop singer, songwriter and producer, The Weeknd.

The Weeknd's new release, Dawn FM, features Bruce among the credits for producer and songwriter on the track, "Here We Go...Again."  Bruce arranged the vocals which include him as well as Christian Love (The Beach Boys' Mike Love's son) on backing vocals.  

Bruce's career has always included some surprise collaborations including Pink Floyd's The Wall so we can always expect artists to gravitate to him for his pop and vocal sensibilities.  We're excited to see what other opportunities come his way as well as for Christian too.  As a side note, Bruce always brags on Christian's vocal abilities and will often cite him as his favorite vocalist.  He says all we have to do is hear Christian sing "God Only Knows" nightly for The Beach Boys to understand why.  Bruce says it would make Christian's cousin Carl Wilson proud!




Sunday, January 16, 2022

Catching A Wave 01-17-22

 

The Wheel of Fun, Fun, Fun returns this week with randomly selected covers of The Beach Boys including The Grip Weeds, The Hot Doggers and Dino, Desi & Billy.  Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys that you're sure to remember and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week!  Plus, we'll spin tunes from Underwater Bosses, The Bomboras, The Smithereens, The 5678's, The Super Stocks, 12AX7, Big Mick & The Curl, The Mighty Gordinis, Jan & Dean, Lee Hazlewood's Woodchucks, Lo Moon, The Surf Dawgs, Frankie & The Poolboys and Surf Zombies!

Hear episode HERE:


Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys

Big Mick & The Curl- "Beatnik Rick"
The Mighty Gordinis- "Shockwave"
Jan & Dean- "Waimea Bay"
Lee Hazlewood's Woodchucks- "Movin'"
Lo Moon- "Dream Never Dies" (radio edit)
The Bomboras- "Planet Of The Ape Hangers"
The Surf Dawgs- "Eight Days A Week"
Frankie & The Poolboys- "Game Of Thrones"

Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break:
The Beach Boys- "Do You Remember?"
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12AX7- "Lone Pine"
Surf Zombies- "Iron Invasion"
Underwater Bosses- "The Volcano Boys"

Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun:
The Grip Weeds- "Heroes & Villains/ Roll Plymouth Rock"
The Hot Doggers- "Surfin' Safari"
Dino, Desi & Billy- "Fun, Fun, Fun"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
The Astronauts- "Come Along Baby"

The Smithereens- "Hold Me Tight"
The 5678's- "Cat Fight Run"
The Super Stocks- "427 Super Stock"

Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"

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Sunday, January 9, 2022

Catching A Wave 01-10-22


There is never a shortage of great tunes to choose from and this week's Catching A Wave is packed with them!  We've got a Two-nami with Brian Wilson, Beth Riley has a fun deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week.  Also, we've got rockers from Greg Townson, Magnatech, Susanna Hoffs, The Me Gustas, Peopleperson, Man Or Astro-Man?, The Surfrajettes, Jason Janik, The Green Reflectors, The Other Timelines, The Tremolo Beer Gut, The Ramblin' Bandits, The Surfaris, Secret Agent and Mark Eric!

Hear episode HERE:


Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys

The Surfrajettes- "Surfrajette City"
The Tremolo Beer Gut- "Hot Hot Heatwave"
Peopleperson- "At Dawn We Ride"
Man Or Astro-Man?- "Tenth Planet"
Mark Eric- "Place For The Summer"
Magnatech- "Bad Blood"
Jason Janik- "Spyglass"
Secret Agent- "Stasi Romeo"

Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break:
The Beach Boys- "Island Fever"
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The Surfaris- "Boss Baracuda"
Greg Townson- "What A Way To Die"
The Green Reflectors- "Nitty Gritty Kitty"
The Ramblin' Bandits- "Run Chicken Run"

Two-Nami:
Brian Wilson- "It's Ok"
Brian Wilson- "Love & Mercy"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
The Revels- "Comanche"

Susanna Hoffs- "Time Will Show The Wiser"
The Me Gustas- "Armada"
The Other Timelines- "Weird Ed's Microwave"

Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Mustang"

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Sunday, January 2, 2022

Catching A Wave 01-03-22

 

We're getting 2022 ready to rock in style! We've got a "green" theme trio from Duane Eddy, Bruce Johnston and The Chantays.  Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  A Two-Nami is in the forecast with 2 in a row from Jeremiah Burnham and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week.  We've also got rockers from Messer Chups, Rondo Hatton, Del Sotos, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Jan & Dean, Allah-Las, The Surf Hermits, Sean Eddy, 12AX7, Didi Wray, The Hang Ten Gallon Hats and Reverberati! 

Hear episode HERE:


Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys

Messer Chups- "Batman Taboo"
Sean Eddy- "Slo Burn (Cigar Box Guitar)
12AX7- "Broken Stiletto"
Didi Wray- "Speak Softly Love"
The Hang Ten Gallon Hats- "Cactus Juice"

"Green" theme:
Bruce Johnston- "Green Onions"
The Chantays- "Green Room"
Duane Eddy & The Rebels- "Tiger Love & Turnip Greens"

Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break:
The Beach Boys- "Girl Don't Tell Me"
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Del Sotos- "Surfing Around Fort Boyard"
Davie Allan & The Arrows- "As Bad As It Gets"
Jan & Dean- "Surfin'" (with The Beach Boys backing)
Allah-Las- "In The Air"

Two-Nami:
Jeremiah Burnham- "A Place In California"
Jeremiah Burnham- "California Baby"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
The Frogmen- "Underwater"

Rondo Hatton- "Storm Surge"
The Surf Hermits- "Kyle's Robo-Cybernetic Super Jaw"
Reverberati- "Fishbone"

Outro Music Bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"

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Stranger Things Season 4 trailer 
(includes Jeremiah Burnham's "A Place In California")




Sunday, December 26, 2021

Catching A Wave 12-27-21


We're toward the end of 2021 and already talking about April Showers (new Los Straitjackets) plus killer tracks from The Green Reflectors, The Explorers Club, Surfer Joe, Goons!, The Bomboras, The Desolate Coast, La Luz, The Incomprehensible Static, The Cranzers, Tiki Riot & more!  We have a trio of tunes with a Banzai theme from Dick Dale & His Del-Tones, The Astronauts and Atomic Mosquitos.  Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  We board the Time Machine for the week ending November 5, 1988 and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week!

Hear episode HERE:


Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys

The Green Reflectors- "Hot Ticket"
Tiki Riot- "The Slasher"
The Cranzers- "Minx"
The Incomprehensible Static- "Quarter Mile Burnout"
La Luz- "Goodbye Ghost"

"Banzai" theme:
Dick Dale & His Del-Tones- "Banzai Washout"
The Astronauts- "Kuk" ("Banzai Pipeline" in the lyrics)
Atomic Mosquitos- "Banzai Fallout"

Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break:
The Beach Boys- "Bluebirds Over The Mountain"
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The Explorers Club- "Hurt So Bad"
The Desolate Coast- "This Can't Be A Dream"
The Bomboras- "Heads Or Tails"

Catching A Wave Time Machine
Week ending November 5, 1988:
#41 The Bangles- "In Your Room"
#28 Cheap Trick- "Don't Be Cruel"
#1 The Beach Boys- "Kokomo"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
The Fireballs- "Quite A Party"

Surfer Joe- "The Last Wave"
Goons!- "Junkie For Your Love"
Los Straitjackets- "April Showers"

Outro music bed: Duane Eddy- "Curveball"


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Sunday, December 19, 2021

Christmas Show! Catching A Wave 12-20-21


It's the All Christmas Show this hour on Catching A Wave!  To make things even better, Beth Riley co-hosts with me!  We've got a 1 song "Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun" playing a randomly selected cover of one of The Beach Boys Christmas tunes.  Beth brings a fun Christmas tune from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear a festive rocker from The Ventures!  Plus, we've got tunes from Southern Culture On The Skids, Los Straitjackets, The Monkees, Big Mick & The Curl, Mike Love (with 2 of his children- Ambha Love & Christian Love), Al Jardine, Supraphonics, JD McPherson, Goons!, Mark Malibu & The Wasagas, Urban Surf Kings, Joel Paterson, Brian Setzer Orchestra, The Tourmaliners, The Volcanics and Aqualads!!  We've also got some fun snippets of favorite Christmas movies and tv shows too!  

Take a listen here:

Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys

Southern Culture On The Skids- "Surfing On Christmas Day"
The Monkees- "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday"
Supraphonics- "Winter Wonderland"
*Christmas Vacation snippet
The Tourmaliners- "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"
*Seinfeld "another Festivus miracle!"
Urban Surf Kings- "The Elves Ride Again"
JD McPherson- "Santa's Got A Mean Machine"
*Elf snippet
Goons!- "Christmas Crime"
Mark Malibu & The Wasagas- "Canadian Christmas"

Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break:
The Beach Boys- "Santa's Beard"
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Joel Paterson- "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas"
Big Mick & The Curl- "Deck The Halls"
*It's A Wonderful Life snippet
Brian Setzer Orchestra- "Jingle Bells"

Wheel of Fun, Fun, Fun:
The Smithereens- "Merry Christmas Baby"

Mike Love- "Must Be Christmas" (with Ambha Love & Christian Love)
Los Straitjackets- "Frosty The Snowman"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
The Ventures- "Sleigh Ride"

Al Jardine- "Sunshine To Snowflakes"
A Charlie Brown Christmas snippet
The Volcanics- "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing"
Aqualads- "Angels We Have Heard On High"

Outro music bed: The Ventures- "Frosty The Snowman"