Sunday, November 21, 2021

Catching A Wave 11-22-21

 


It's more fun than should be allowed for a full hour!  On this Catching A Wave, we hear from the "King Of Twang" Duane Eddy in our Green Room segment.  Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  We've got a "mystery" trio of songs from Man Or Astro-Man?, Cheap Trick and The Challengers and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week.  Plus, we've got killer tracks from The Ramblin' Bandits, Martin Cilia, Goons!, Masters Of The University, Del Sotos, Burt Rocket, repeat repeat, The Big Swell Drifters, The Breakers, The Surf Raiders, The Grip Weeds and Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The 13th!

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

The Ramblin' Bandits- "Surfabilly"
The Big Swell Drifters- "Deadman's Reef"
The Breakers- "Wisconcentration"
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The 13th- "The Creeper"
The Grip Weeds- "Lies"

"Mystery" trio:
The Challengers- "Man Of Mystery"
Cheap Trick- "Magical Mystery Tour"
Man Or Astro-man?- "Mystery Science Theater 3000 Love Theme"

Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break-
The Beach Boys- "Match Point Of Our Love"
Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE

Masters Of The University- "Theme From The Simpsons"
Del Sotos- "Salt Waves"
repeat repeat- "Trippin' (I Know I Will)"
The Surf Raiders- "Church Key"

Green Room segment:
Duane Eddy on his first album
Duane Eddy- "Cannonball"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
Dale Hawkins- "Lifeguard Man"

Martin Cilia- "Fly By Night"
Goons!- "Crime Spree (Goons! Theme)"
Burt Rocket- "Ho-dad Hot Dog"

Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Mustang"


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Sunday, November 14, 2021

Catching A Wave 11-15-21

 


This is one hot episode of Catching A Wave!  We board the Catching A Wave Time Machine for the week ending April 19th, 1963 to hear some songs on the Silver Dollar Survey for WLS in Chicago, Beth Riley has a great and noble deep track of The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break, we've got a trio of "Time" themed tunes from Los Straitjackets, The Immediate Family and Eddie & The Showman and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week!  You want more?  How about rockers from Hershel Yatovitz, Jim & The Sea Dragons, The Surf Hermits, Golden Richards, La Luz, Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks, Magnatech, Los Dedos and Little Kahuna!

Hear episode HERE:


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

Hershel Yatovitz- "Fast Layne"
Los Dedos- "Crime Wave"
Little Kahuna- "Stealthy Jaguar"
Magnatech- "Foot Patter"
Jim & The Sea Dragons- "The Brain That Refused To Die"

"Time" theme:
Los Straitjackets- "Time Is On My Side"
The Immediate Family- "Time To Come Clean"
Eddie & The Showmen- "Break Time"

Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break-
The Beach Boys- "Noble Surfer"
Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE

Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks- "My Hobo Heart"
La Luz- "The Pines"

Catching A Wave Time Machine
Week ending April 19th, 1963 for WLS Chicago:
#35 The Rivingtons- "The Bird's The Word"
#21 The Beach Boys- "Surfin' USA"
#1 The Chantays- "Pipeline"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
The Fender IV- "Malibu Run"
Golden Richards- "C'mon C'mon (The Makeout Song)"
The Surf Hermits- "Frankenstein"

Outro music bed:  Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"

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Sunday, November 7, 2021

Catching A Wave 11-08-21

 



We have SOOO many new tunes and classics for you on the new Catching A Wave!  Hear The Surfrajettes, Brian Wilson, Man Or Astro-Man?, Satan's Pilgrims, The Bomboras, The Dirty Licks, Todd Bradley, Trevor Lake, Jackslacks, Fire Whale, Secret Agent and Duane Eddy!  Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  The Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun returns with 3 covers of The Beach Boys by Rivers Cuomo, Peanuts and The Midnight Callers AND we'll drop a quarter in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week!

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

Secret Agent- "Man In The Middle"
Man Or Astro-Man?- "Space 1991"
The Surfrajettes- "Couch Surfing"
The Dirty Licks- "Holograham Crackers"
*Rush Hour snippet
The Bomboras- "Party At Greggs"
Brian Wilson- "God Only Knows"
Duane Eddy & The Rebels- "Beach Bound"
Fire Whale- "Breathe Smoke"

Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break-
The Beach Boys- "Sunshine"
Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE

Todd Bradley- "Next Summer"
Trevor Lake- "Let's Pretend It's Summer"

Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun:
Rivers Cuomo- "Don't Worry Baby"
Peanuts- "I'm Waiting For The Day"
The Midnight Callers- "Do It Again"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
The Rumblers- "Boss"

Jackslacks- "Avalanche"
Satan's Pilgrims- "The Dredger"

Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"

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Check out the annimated video of "Breathe Smoke" by Fire Whale:











Sunday, October 31, 2021

Catching A Wave 11-01-21

 


Lots of new tunes, some classics and a lot of fun segments this hour!  We've got rockin' tracks from Martin Cilia, Girl Over Planet, The Neptunas, Southern Culture On The Skids, Deke Dickerson, Little Kahuna, Big Mick & The Curl, The Breakers, Hot Rod Trio and B Confidential & The Secret Four.  There's a trio of "Money" themed tunes from 3 monster guitarists: Dick Dale, Eddie Angel and Brian Setzer.  Speaking of money, we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week and Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break!  

Hear episode HERE:


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

Southern Culture On The Skids- "Everybody's Talkin' At Me"
The Neptunas- "The Lonely Bull"
Deke Dickerson- "Shot Up With Hallmark"
Little Kahuna- "Road Trip"
*snippet from Blue Hawaii
Big Mick & The Curl- "The Flyin' Hawaiian

"Money" theme:
Eddie Angel- "No Money"
Brian Setzer- "Stack My Money"
Dick Dale- "Money"

Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break-
The Beach Boys- "Somewhere Near Japan"
Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE

Girl Over Planet- "Rollin' With The Creeps"
The Breakers- "The Most Trouble I Have Ever Been In"
B Confidential & The Secret Four- "Black Is The Color Of My Baby's Soul"

Two-Nami:
James Wilsey- "The Rattler"
Chris Isaak- "Another Day"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
The Tri-Five- "Come & Get It"

Hot Rod Trio- "Snoopy's Revenge"
Martin Cilia- "Don't Pay The Ransom"

Outro music bed: Duane Eddy- "Curveball"

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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Halloween show! Catching A Wave 10-25-21


It's a full hour of Halloween songs and fun on this week's Catching A Wave.  Beth Riley has a "monster" song from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break and we get a spooky tune in our Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week too!  Plus, we've got tunes from Dick Dale, Los Straitjackets, Didi Wray, Mark Malibu & The Wasagas, Black Flamingos, Billy F Gibbons, Jason Janik, The Creature Preachers, Man Or Astro-man?, Satan's Pilgrims, The Volcanics, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The 13th, Blackball Bandits, Messer Chups, Dave Del Monte and Atomic Drag!

Listen HERE if you dare:


Intro music bed: "Batman"- The Ventures

Blackball Bandits- "Night Of The Vampire"
Black Flamingos- "Are You Afraid Of The Dark?"
Mark Malibu & The Wasagas- "Summer Of Frightenstein"
Atomic Drag- "Atomic Undead"
*The Teenage Psycho Meets Bloody Mary trailer
Messer Chups- "Ghost Party"
Didi Wray- "Twilight Zone"
*Halloween Convention Of Spooks trailer
Dave Del Monte- "Haunted Horror Howl"
The Volcanics- "Witching Hour"

Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break-
The Beach Boys- "Monster Mash"
Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE

Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The 13th- "Surfer Funeral"
Satan's Pilgrims- "Gravewalk"
*The Werewolf trailer
The Hi-Risers- "Call Me The Wolfman"
Man Or Astro-man?- "Madness In The Streets"
The Creature Preachers- "Mr. Hyde's New Ride"
Los Straitjackets- "Tarantula"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
Link Wray- "The Shadow Knows"

*Creature From The Black Lagoon trailer
Billy F Gibbons- "Desert High"
Jason Janik- "It's Alive"
Dick Dale- "Ghost Riders In The Sky"

Outro music bed: Ben Vaughn- "Psycho Beach Party"

 

Halloween from the past!  Jammin' James Riley as Batman and Beth Riley as a punk rocker!

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The Beach Boys performing "Monster Mash" 1964



Sunday, October 17, 2021

Catching A Wave 10-18-21


We hear the #1 song in our Top 5 Favorite Songs Of The Beach Boys Countdown as voted on by YOU!  It was a tight race and over 50 songs were submitted as your favorites.  We also hear a deep track by The Beach Boys from Beth Riley in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break and a tune from their latest Feel Flows boxset later on the show as well.  We've got a trio of tunes from artists/bands with a color in their name (Junior Brown, The Green Reflectors and Blue Stingrays) as well as rockers from Surfer Joe, Los Twang Marvels, Greg Townson, The Surfaris, Jason Lee & The R.I.P.Tides, Shoot The Pier, The Explorers Club, Jason Janik, Slacktone, The Rip Chords and Blackball Bandits!!

Hear episode HERE:


Also, check out my personal Top 5 favorite songs by The Beach Boys below too!

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

Jason Janik- "Light'em Up"
The Explorers Club- "Say You Will"
Blackball Bandits- "Night Rider"
The Rip Chords- "Surfin' Craze"
*Spongebob snippet
Greg Townson- "Aztec" (feat. Yolanda Marvel)

"Color" theme artist/band:
Blue Stingrays- "Green Sea"
Junior Brown- "Rock-A-Hula Baby"
The Green Reflectors- "Crypt Kicker"

Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break:
The Beach Boys- "Pitter Patter"
Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE

Slacktone- "Blast Bolero"
Surfer Joe- "Coil Burner"
Jason Lee & The R.I.P.Tides- "Pain Killer"
Shoot The Pier- "Hallucinations"

Top 5 countdown of YOUR favorite songs by The Beach Boys:
#1 The Beach Boys- "Wouldn't It Be Nice"

The Surfaris- "I Wanna Take A Trip To The Islands"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
Legendary Masked Surfers- "Gonna Hustle You"

Los Twang Marvels- "Guitars In Orbit"
The Beach Boys- "Seasons In The Sun"

Outro Music Bed:  Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"

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Jammin' James Riley's personal Top 5 Favorite songs by The Beach Boys:

#5.  "I Get Around"
While this song exploded out the radio when it was released in 1963, it still holds up today!  This showed a huge growth in Brian's production and the harmonies are amazing!


#4.  "God Only Knows"
This one still gives me chills with Carl's amazing lead vocals along with Brian and Bruce at the end of the song.  The production is perfect.  Easy to see why it's also Sir Paul McCartney's favorite too!

#3.  "Wouldn't It Be Nice"
This song ushered in a new level of intricate vocals and instrumentation for the band.  I never grow tired of this song.  It's my wife Beth's (from her "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" segment on here and her own awesome show "Boppin' With Beth") favorite from the group.  She recorded an intro talking about this song and sent it to SiriusXM when they were running The Beach Boys channel this summer and we actually heard it on the station...as we were driving to see them in concert this summer!!  It was Beth's first time seeing them and we were about to turn into the venue to go park when her intro came on the air!  Such a great memory to such a great song!

Also, check out this beautiful new version of "Wouldn't It Be Nice" from Brian Wilson's new release, At My Piano!


#2.  "Getcha Back"
You may be surprised by this addition to the top 5 but I've always loved this one.  It was the summer of 1985 and I was about to be a Junior in high school.  I had been a fan of the band since I was a little kid so it was exciting to hear them return and have a decent hit with this one.  I spent all previous years of being a fan of earlier material so even when new projects were released I was still busy trying to find everything I could of them to dig into.  This was the first NEW release I remember buying as soon as it came out and immersing myself into it.  I still smile whenever I hear it!

#1.  "Do It Again"
In all honesty, any of these songs could be #1 favorite at any given time.  However, this one is always near the top if not #1.  I've always loved the effect on the drum intro and they've long opened their shows with this one.  If anyone needs me, I'm going to blaring this one for a while!!

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Catching A Wave 10-11-21

 


We're continuing our Top 5 Countdown of YOUR favorite songs by The Beach Boys this week as hear tunes #3 and #2.  Beth Riley also has a deep track from them in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  We've got a trio of tunes with "Watusi" in the title from Reverend Horton Heat, Duane Eddy and The Ventures plus we'll drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week!  Plus, we've got tunes from Brian Setzer, The Swongos, D. Clinton Thompson, Mark Malibu & The Wasagas (from the Hallmark Guitars compilation, Kustom Kings Ride Again), Jeffrey Foskett, Johnny Burnette, Escape The Tube, The Surf Raiders, The 5.6.7.8's, Los Blue Marinos, Coffin Daggers and Los Freneticos! 

Hear episode HERE:


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

Brian Setzer- "Drip Drop"
Jeffrey Foskett- "Sunshine All The Time"
The Swangos- "Cardboard Creature"
The Coffin Daggers- "Flowers In The Rain"
Los Freneticos- "Americana Twist"

"Watusi" theme:
Duane Eddy- "Wild Watusi"
The Ventures- "The Wah-Watusi"
Reverend Horton Heat- "Watusi Rodeo"

Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break:
The Beach Boys- "Let Us Go On This Way"
Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE

Johnny Burnette- "Sweet Suzie"
Mark Malibu & The Wasagas- "Red Monster On The Loose"
Los Blue Marinos- "Wild Marino"
The 5.6.7.8's- "Jane In The Jungle"

Top 5 countdown of YOUR favorite songs by The Beach Boys:
#3 The Beach Boys- "God Only Knows"
#2 The Beach Boys- "Good Vibrations"

Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week:
Annette Funicello & The Beach Boys- "The Monkey's Uncle"

The Surf Raiders- "Tsunami"
D. Clinton Thompson- "Driving Guitars"
Escape The Tube- "The Tube Thief"

Outro Music Bed:  Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"

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