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May 10, 2019
E27: Bruce Springsteen + Elton John + The Beatles + Stevie Wonder with Bob Spitz
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Joined by the legendary Danny Fields, Mark and Barney hear tales of his days with the Stooges and the MC5 – and the five years he spent managing the Ramones. He also recounts the tale of the night Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin wound up rolling around on the floor of Steve Paul's The Scene in a ball of cartoon smoke and fists.

The week's free feature focuses on Primal Scream: Mark, Barney and Danny compare notes on the band's frontman Bobby Gillespie and weigh up the influence of 1991's Screamadelica. The trio then listen to excerpts from a 1978 audio interview with George Clinton, in which the P-Funk chief talks about what "funkadelic" means and how the classic 'One Nation Under a Groove' was born.

To round out the episode, Mark presents highlights from the articles added to the archive, including a 1966 interview with Kim Fowley, a 1976 review of Shirley Bassey live at the Royal Albert Hall and a 1983 report on MTV.

Danny Says is on Netflix + Danny's book My Ramones is available on Amazon

Produced by Jasper Murison-Bowie

Pieces discussed: Mama CassLeonard CohenRobert PlantDanny FieldsPrimal ScreamScreamadelicaBobby GillespieGeorge Clinton audioKim FowleyThe DoorsShirley BasseyGiorgio MoroderThis HeatMTVthe NMETom LehrerNeil YoungThe Louvin BrothersT. RexSugababes

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