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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ed Lincoln and HIs Grooooovy Organ

Yes, I think I have discovered the groovy-liciousness of keyboardist Ed Lincoln a lot later than most of the conoscenti....and I can live with that.....but it doesn't mean that I can't try to convert the few of you who don't about his great music to give it a listen.
Not least of the great things about this 1968 album is the Portuguese spelling of "Sack o' Woe" as "Saca-Uo". Update your Portuguese-English dictionaries accordingly.

via Bari Beat Bandits

Johnnie Johnson (1924 -2005)

Stuck inside Western New Yawk with the winter blues again? Johnnie Johnson, legendary pianist and influence on all things rock and roll will set you free.


A great video clip is available at You Tube of Johnnie doing his trademark "Honky Tonk Train Blues" but embedding is "disabled" per the posters request (why?)

Enjoy. Spring is just around the corner.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Dance Like a Belgian!

Yes! It's the Letkis!
Originally uploaded by pj_rivera

I suppose this was huge in Brugge, but it seemed to bypass the States.

Classic Car Ads

More here.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Red Key neon

Red Key Tavern neon sign, Indianapolis
Originally uploaded by baikinange

I'm lucky enough to pass this on my way to work, whenever I choose.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Listen to the Percy Trout hour tonight!

the Percy Trout hour


Monday Night (2-25-08)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA

WRFL 88.1fm
Lexington, KY


Sunday, February 24, 2008

From Suriname: Orchestra Washboard

My favorite blogs are those created from pure passion for music. A comment left by Ben the Balladeer on my blog led me to his collection of music from (presumably) his homeland Sweet Suriname. Listening to the piece from Orchestra Washboard called "Langa Bere" was only enhanced by his description of what it was like to see them perform live.

Orchestra Washboard to me is on(e) of the best traditional bands ever from Suriname. It consisted of some of the best musicians Suriname had to offer.
This group was immensely popular and they did not know how to stop when they got started and the party was going, that's how this song came to life, improvised just to keep the party going and it kept evolving every time, consisting of traditional Suriname songs from way back passed on by earlier music generation.

Washboard mostly played at house parties in the early years. I cherries the memories I have regarding this band in connection with my grandmothers 70th birthday, they played like crazy that night and I've never heard "Langa Bere" played better then they did that night.
"Langa Bere" is a saying we use in Suriname for something that keeps on going and going. It can also mean boring, but listening you'll know it's not the case with this song.

Johan På Snippen med en twist

Jomenvisst. Johan På Snippen Twist.
Bra grävande musikjlournalistik av WFMU-gänget, som vanligt.
Mer Britt Damberg kommer här!!!! Ett härligt energiskt nummer från Raggargänget, naturligtvis.
"Vad Trist Det Måste Varit Förr"

Jag har svårt att ta engelska i min mun när jag bloggar det här. Ledsen för det alla anglosaxofiler, men njut för bövelen av den svängiga musiken!


Updaterat: Det verkar minsju som om WFMU-posten försvunnit/tagits bort. Synd!
Note: WFMU's post is gone, and I have no idea why. What a shame!
More Johan På Snippen to the people!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

El Bimbo

"El Bimbo" composed by the Afghan musician and singer Ahmad Zahir and discofied by the French unit under the name of Bimbo Jet back in 1975.

Here is also a version by Santo & Johnny (thanks to Mother Chimney!)

To wrap this entry up nicely we have Ahmad Zahir's own original song, "Tanha Shodam Tanha" (a a nice video with some original photage of Zahir himself).

Video uploaded by AhmadZahir420

Black Snake Moan

This is probably a good soundtrack while browsing these.
(thanks to Keep The Coffee Coming where you at the moment also can get some more amphibian themed audio.)

Classy Fred Blassie

Hard to believe that the legend that was Fred Blassie would've celebrated his 90th birthday a few weeks back. If he had lived to celebrate this milestone, no doubt he would've pooh poohed the whole longevity thing and spent the day berating anyone who had the audacity to inquire as to the secret to a long life. Sadly Fred passed at age 86 and we are left with sweet memories of this titan of the squared circle.
All hail the "Hollywood Fashion Plate"

His legendary accomplishments in the ring included the infamous 1962 feud with Japanese wrestling icon Rikidozan. Employing his gimmick of filing his teeth and gnawing on the Japanese hero's forehead and drawing massive amounts of blood, legend has it that this sight gave many viewers heart attacks and some reportedly croaked on the spot.

Of equal note is his stellar recording career which produced the seminal LP King of Men in 1977. As noted in the liner notes, "Although this is his first disc, he is already far and away the best singer in the country and will beat the crap out of anyone who disagrees"
US Male
Pencil Neck Geek (NSFW)

To learn more about the legend that was Blassie these sites are essential:
MySpace Page
The Other Arena Bio
Wrestling Museum

Tribute Video:

Friday, February 22, 2008

Wake up and Die


Prog rock and mimes, always a winning combo

Duck and Cover

Who doesn't love a blog that can respond to a reader request for popular music about the A-bomb? With not one or two tunes, but seven....from a variety of artists, including Slim Gaillard, Ray McKinley, gospel's Golden Gate Quartet, and Gene Krupa. I imagine twindowlicker is someone who has lived at the same address for a great many years. As I have found, moving around a lot and a large collections of 78s are not compatible.

Psyche-psyche-delic Feelin'!

Some psychedelic boogaloo, anyone? Why the hell not.

Joe Cuba Sextet--Psychedelic Baby

from Shindiggit

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Dance of the Hareem

Ahmad Fuad Hassan and Al-Firka Al-Massiya (all tracks but 2 by Chafic Hashim) - Dance of the Hareem available thanks to A Closet of Curiosities.

I envy us

Michael McKean loves us.
You are okay too, Michael. We don't go to your website that often. But we like you anyway!

Smell the Glove, blogging friends out there, smell the glove!

Night of the Living Gum Cards

Triangle love letter

Video added by takenoko79

(via Dadanoias)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Hymns Tijuana Style

The Torero Band - Hymns Tijuana Style is available at the Vinyl Room.

Download another Percy Trout hour!

the Percy Trout hour

Super Fizz Sugar Pop
from all over the Globe.

Download another show from the Archives.
This one from January 21, 2008:

Part One

Part Two


Vibes extravaganza

The Milt Jackson Quartet

The Cal Tjader Quintet

Manipulated photos of girls with snakes and other animals

Click image for "better" view at source.

"I create or I manipulation with photos of girls with snakes and other animals.
It is different, it leaves the usual fashion of monotony, is a type of art, it mixes of bizare, Sensuality, fetish, magic, cult or old Sect.
Girls interested can contribute, send your photos manipulated.
Huge snakes and others animals squeezing, crushed and breaking bones of pretty girls and afterwards devoured! ",
says SQUEEZEGIRL about the weird images (NSFW!) he has uploaded Flickr. (via Unscathed Corpse)

Kids Are Punk Rockers Too!

Patti Smith wailing "You Light Up My Life" on the 80's kids TV show "Kids Are People Too".
"Count Dracula and Adam Rich follow......"

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

meet the Beard familly

Press play and watch!
Typsiesque music by Dan Deacon - My Name Is Robert

"These slides and photographs came from many estate sales. They were dusty, darkened, bent, underexposed (some damaged by water) and were destined to be trash. Through the help of Photoshop, they can be seen once again...Interesting story here from what I can piece together. This is a family, Elton (the son), Mother Lorraine and Dad Basil, also called Rudy. Dad owned a shop in Huntington Beach, California called HB Electric. Each year they took a train tour of NY, Indiana, Rockies, etc. I bought over 1500 slides that chronicled all years between 1953 and 1968."
-- thanks to Flickr member Vieilles Annonces

Crash Course: The Accidental Art of Arnold Odermatt

Crash Course: The Accidental Art of Arnold Odermatt (Flash Video 01:18) - One-minute teaser for feature-length documentary on Arnold Odermatt, Swiss police photographer.

Monday, February 18, 2008


It's sort of like a remake of Mad Max starring Siouxsie Sioux, as envisioned by Marc Jacobs and produced at Cable Access TV. Or something.

Toyah also stars in one of my favorite movies, Derek Jarman's Jubilee.

Caught in the Web of Love

This clip is from "The Great Gabbo", a musical drama from 1929 featuring Erich von Stroheim and Betty Compson. And drama it is!

Video added by LordWham

Note: The full movie can be enjoyed here.

Tony Mottola and the Quad Guitars

Tony Mottola and the Quad Guitars available over at Blue Hipster Vinyl Share.


More info about this multi-talanted and swingin' artist can be found here.

Luie Luie creator of "Touchy" (Companion Records)


"Some years ago, a Los Angeles area collector stumbled across an orphaned copy of the "Touchy" in a thrift store. It was shared through tape trading networks and bootlegged on vinyl -- now, Companion Records is proudly offering this first official "Touchy" CD release.
Luie Luie has to be the most jaw-dropping one-man-band lounge act found to date. The "Touchy" serves as an conceptual dance album, an experimental album, as well as a sort of healing LP for '60s burn-outs. What can his music be compared to? Nothing that we know of. Be sure and check out the must hear MP3s below."

Buy the cd if you dare!

Be sure to check another great cd compilation they released some times ago. My fellow PCL comrades have already talked about it before (i am pretty sure):


Another very good reason to go check Companion Records

You just can't let this poor girl twist alone Reverend!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Spread The Good Good PCL !!!!

PCL Readers !

Reverend Frost here.

Oh my bloody God, I can't believe I'd sell my soul to join this devilish organisation.

Its leader known as 'mrdantefontana' asked me (no wait, forced me) to join his evil team.
And hell, I'm no good when it comes to temptation.

Anyway, if you don't know me yet (poor you), I'm the guy/thing behind the blog
'SPREAD THE GOOD WORD !, a simple god-blessed and millionaire musician who just wanted to share his musical tastes to this side of hell in the first place, and, frankly, I don't exactly know what the hell happened, but I'm still here.

Well, so here I am.
Helping my new PCL Brothers to spread DA good word.

Folks, I bid you welcome.
And wish me luck, these guys are mad.
No wait, I'm madder.

From Purgatory with love,
Rev. Frost

Saturday, February 16, 2008

*authentic* Favorite Calypso Insanity

Songs of ovine deception and sex change operations, reincarnation as a bedbug, and selling codfish to Hitler can only mean one thing.... there's a new link to a 1950s calypso album on Schadenfreudian Therapy for your listening pleasure.

Beatnik beauties

BEATNIK BEAUTIES (Los Angeles Times, august 27, 1959)
posing before a sample of beatnik art are contestants for the title of Miss Beatnik of 1959, which will be conferred Sept. 12 under sponsorship of the Venice Arts Committee.
GADGET FOR TODAY (Los Angeles Times, july 29, 1965)
Author Lawrence Lipton, chronicler of the beatnik scene, demonstrates his "robot," Duhab (detector of undesirable habitues). Lipton says robot ferrets out the undesirables-including censors, book-burners
WAY OUT ART (Los Angeles Times, september 3, 1959)
(Big Daddy) Nord displays an item from beatnik exhibit as Julie Meredith plays guitar and sings a ballad during recess in Police Commission hearing on license for beatnik hangout.
via UCLA library - digital collections (keywords!: beatnik)

Not invented

My old buddy, Måns (aka Twin Piloda), has a new video out. I didn't know that.
Have a look.
He's a talented man.
The video was shot and created by conjunction images.

Added by hobinritchcock

Friday, February 15, 2008

Are You Ready to Rrrrrrrhumba?

The Lecuona Cuban Boys want to know.

Actually, this video is much better, but the owner decided to disable embedding. Ostensibly to prevent rampant and widespread viewing, or something.

The Dancing Swine

Sweet Jesus. This is terrifying. The last twenty seconds are the stuff of night terrors.

the art & comics of Jeff Heermann

Jeff Heermann