Sunday, September 11, 2022

Dave Starky V and Riverside's The Whatt Four - Hippie Love Turbo Radio Show - Code Word "Finger Lime"

This episode of Hippie Love Turbo, on KUCR 88.3 FM was a little bit of a contrast to last week's shorter songs, with a few tracks reaching past the 3-minute mark. We got a little more psyched out but still kept it in the garage.


The first group you heard was Dave Starky V with their song Hey Everybody which has appeared on a few garage rock compilations over the years. According to their Discogs biography they also played under the name Just Us after holding a contest on KNUZ (which currently plays country music) where the audience gave the band a new name. Funny enough, one of the more complete biographies I found for the band was on the Swedish Amazon page for their release At It Again, which features their original Hey Everybody/Stand There single, as well as, a few covers recorded in 2013. It appears that the group and some of the members continued playing music well into the 2010's which can be seen through the jsmsws YouTube channel. I believe that the jsmsws account was maintained by the Dave Starky V's original bassist and later rhythm guitarist Joe Muscanere who passed away in 2021. If anyone out there has more information on the group or Joe Muscanere, be sure to reach out.

As the show continued you heard a band from Riverside known as The Whatt Four. There's a great post on Garage Hangover that explores the band's history where members share tidbits about what the psych scene was like out here.

Anywho, that's about it for this episode's summary. Thanks for reading the blog and be sure to listen over the air on KUCR 88.3FM on Saturdays at 9pm PST. You can also listen through, Radio Garden, or Tune-In

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