The Return of the Magic Box
& the songs you DIDN'T hear!

from the Program:

"At long last, the famous NRBQ Magic Box is back! It's not "Stump The Band" or "Name That Tune" - it's more like a cross between the I Ching and "Sing Along With Mitch." Audience members are invited to submit the names of songs they've always wanted to hear the Q perform. If your choice is picked at random from the magic box, the band will do it's darndest to give the tune a very special interpretation, whether or not they've ever played it before!"

(The following were retrieved from the Magic Box by Gary Lambert after Friday's late show. Contrary to what Tommy pulled out of the box that night, there WERE more than just Beatles tunes in there!)

Nights In White Satin
Girls Were Made To Love (Everly Bros)
Rock 'n' Roll Music (Chuck Berry)
Being For The Benefit Of Mister Kite
Sex Machine (2x)
Rhinestone Cowboy
Truckin' (2x)
Theme From "The Jetsons" (2x)
Macho Maria (2x)
Pink Elephants On Parade/Cabbage Rolls and Cofee Polka
Mack The Knife (2x)
Don [sic] McKenzie's "If You're Going To San Francisco..."
Shoe Shine Boy
Bottom Dollar
Pirate Jenny
Light My Fire
Knock 3 Times
Build Me Up Buttercup
Kaw-Liga/Hello Dolly/D-I-V-O-R-C-E/Maxwell's Silver Hammer/Sure To
Fall/When Things Was Cheap
Wild Horses
Mustang Sally (2x)
Yeh Yeh (Georgie Fame)/You Really Got Me (Kinks) (2x)
Green Green Grass Of Home
Is That All There Is?
(this pick was especially clairvoyant, as it was
already on the menu for the following night's Terry Adams/Marshall Allen

Girl Scout Cookies
(It *Is* That Time Of Year-GL)
Day Tripper
Peticoat Junction
Stand By Your Man (2x)
Shakedown Street
I Wanna Be Your Dog
Rave On
Born To Run (2x)
something by Los Lobos
Crystal Blue Persuasion
In My Room (2x)
Rockin Pneumonia & Boogie Woogie Flu
Love's In Love With Love Today
Giant Steps
I Think We're Alone Now (Tommy James & The Shondells)
I Only Have Eyes For You
Do The Hucklebuck
Night In Tunisia
Bike (by Pink Floyd)
Iron Man (by Black Sabbath)
Radar Love
Compared To What
I Saw The Light (Hank Williams)
Frank Zappa's Disco Fool
Band On The Run
All My Loving (Lennon-McCartney)
Estimated Prophet
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
(the writer originally wrote "Ramona," then crossed out the "Ra"
and wrote "I mean" over it - GL)

A Boy Named Sue
Dark Side Of The Moon (il nero parta della luna)
Three Blind Mice
Jump (U know, the one by Van Halen)
In Heaven There Is No Beer
Play That Funky Music (White Boy)
She Loves You
Lucille (2X)
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Simpson Theme
High School (MC5)
L.A. Woman
In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins)
I Think I Love You
If You Want To Be Happy (Jimmy Soul)
All Mama's Children Gonna Rock
Kansas City
Work Song
Diddy Wha Diddy
Hawaii 5-Oh
Respect (2x)
Peter Gunn
Red Rubba Ball
Word Up
Someone To Watch Over Me
Let It Rain
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves
Day Tripper
Strangers In The Night
Spill The Wine
Go To The Mardi Gras
3rd Movement of Prokofiev's 7th Piano Sonata (allegro precipitato)
One Tin Soldier
Crazy Arms
Send In The Clowns
Happy Birthday Sweet 16
Smells Like Teen Spirit (2x)
Scarlet Begonias/New Speedway Boogie
Candy Man (2x)
Take This Job And Shove It
Achy Breaky Heart
96 Tears (In '97)
White Rabbit
Concrete Jungle
The Pink Panther Theme
I Walk The Line
Whiter Shade Of Pale
What A Wonderful World
Gotta Have You
Bat Out Of Hell/Paradise By The Dashboard Lites (Meatloaf)
Cold Duck Time
I'm A Believer (Monkeys Style)
Papa Was A Rolling Stone (2x)
Fight The Power
San Francisco Holiday
Nature Boy
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
It's Your Thing (Isley Bros)
Atlantis (Donovan)
Jersey Girl (Tom Waits)
Bang The Drum All Day (Todd Rundgren)
Tennessee Flat-top Box
Light Blue
Things We Like To Do
King Of The Road
Carol (Chuck Berry)
I Scare Myself
Born Under A Bad Sign
I Can See Clearly Now
Bb major fugue, from "The Well-Tempered Clavier" (J.S. Bach)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
Unchained Melody
Cracklin' Rosy
Thunder Road (2x)
I Am The Walrus
Pizza Polka (by Sam [sic] Mineo)
The James Bond Theme
Brand New Heartache (Everly Brothers)
Age Of Aquarius
Ye Un-milked Cow Of Yorkshire (14th Century English Madrigal)
Help Me Rhonda
Cathy's Clown
King Tut (Steve Martin)
The Sound Of Music
Into The Mystic (Van Morrison)
[written on a handkerchief!]
Low Rider
Do Wah Ditty
The Look Of Love
Whipping Post
Love Rollercoaster (2x)
The Way You Look Tonite
Handel's Messiah
Burn Down The Mission
I Put A Spell On You
Take Me To The River
Sugar Shack
Tiny Bubbles
Oye Como Va (Hi, from Larry!)
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Theme From Star Wars
Up Up And Away In My Beautiful Balloon
El Paso
Why Don't We Get Drunk And Screw
A Day In The Life
Hey Nineteen
Fat Man In The Bathtub (Little Feet)
Astronauts (By Rod Keith, with extended drum solo)
God Bless The Child
That's What Makes Me Love You So
Theme From Midnight Cowboy
Interstellar Low Ways
Dreamin' (Christopher Williams)
Latest Flame (Marie's Her Name) (Elvis Presley)
Purple Haze
8 Miles High
One (U2 - Not 3 Dog Night)
A medley of 4 different songs called: "Let The Good Times Roll"
What Made Milwaukee Famous (2x)
Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Slaughter On 10th Avenue
All Of Me (why not take...)
You're The Devil In Disguise
Magic Bus
Purple Rain
American Woman
I Need A Miracle
Gimme Some Lovin'
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
All Shook Up
Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
I'll Be Seeing You
Good Day Sunshine
Summer In The City
Theme From Shaft
Here Comes My Girl (Tom Petty - Fillmore)
I'm So Miserable Without You, It's Almost Like Having You Here
Waiting In Vain (B. Marley)
Route 66
Suzy Creamcheese, What's Got Into You?
Killer Joe (Don't You Know)
Pappa Joe's
One Banana Two Banana Three Banana (Banana Splits Theme)
Sea Cruise
Hooked On A Feeling (Ooo-ga-cha-ka version)
All The Young Dudes (Mott The Hoople)
Shopping For Clothes
Urgent (Foreigner)
The Time (from The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Everybody Is A Star (Sly And The Family Stone)
My Sharona
Merry X-mas
Teddy Bear
Hello Walls
Yellow Rose Of Texas
[written on a sugar packet]
Danke Schon
(extra points for properly placed umlaut over the 'o'-GL)
Wacky Tabacky
Sugar Sugar
Anything by the Ventures
29th Goldberg Variation (J.S. Bach)
Monkees Theme Song
Stuck In The Middle w/ You (Stealer's Wheel)
Watching Scotty Grow
When A Man Loves A Woman (by Percy Sledge)
["Michael Bolton" written
first, then crossed out]

Half-Breed (Cher)
You Didn't Have To Be So Nice/Ballad Of Davy Crockett
(Also mine!-GH)





List compiled by Gary Lambert.

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