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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The PCL Cookbook

From P-E Fronning of Martin Klasch

"The Guys Cookbook", Swedish, 1975

5000 ½


Damn! Too late!

Post 5000: European Film Cards

Somebody's gotta step up...
Neato collection of film cards from this flickr site: Truus, Bob and Jan too!
Complete with bios!

Sophia Loren

Freddy Quinn

Monday, September 29, 2008

Post 4999

Fanfare for the next post: The 5000th post.
Who will deliver it? Who will dare?!?! Who's the tough guy? Or will it be a confident women? Or maybe we will stop here ...
I don't know. Let's see what happens. Drum roll. Pop corn. Sit down. Silence.

Cybernetic Circus

Giampiero Boneschi - Cybernetic Circus (1973), available thanks to 36 15 MOOG.


Sunday, September 28, 2008

How Women Fight Back

Click image for better view at source.

"There's twice the work in wartime if you've a home to keep going -- and three times the worry. Food worries, money worries, separation worries --- no one to look to or lean on. On top of that, broken sleep. No wonder it gets you down sometimes. But you can be one of the people who bear up, and fight back. How? It's simple and pleasant. There's a wonderful strength-giving tonic, Wincarnis, that enriches your blood and gives your nerves a wonderful, calm power. ..."

Umm. I'll bet!

Women - As Portrayed In British World War II Advertising (via Everlasting Blort)

Top Calypsonians

Songs of injections, undertakers, and those lying Jagabat women....it's an album of West Indies music from Top Calypsonians including Lord Melody, King Fighter, Nap Hepburn and a whole lot of guys you've never even heard of, some of whom are sporting snappy fedoras. It's almost all new to me, so it may be new to you too.

Jackson, in Finnish!

Lasse Mårtenson & Carola Liemola - "Mä lähden stadiin":

Uploaded by Sixtiesalltheway

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Shoukichi Kina

Shoukichi Kina's Peppermint Teahouse. Apparently out of print. A dirty shame. Jing Jing and Hana are awesome, but there's plenty of auditory umami happening all over this album.

Go Here or link at pic

Here's a super brief Wikipedia about him, and

Here's more of his work.

A Belated One for Richard Wright

Get off me 'cause I'm late - he's late, too, just in a different way... Y'know Us and Them....is now.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Pope vs. Frog

Ratzinger comdemned this sculpture, because - hey - that's what Popes do ! Well, that and advising third world Catholics not to wear rubbers despite rampant AIDS. He's obviously never lived in a wealthy white sururban community with Goth Teens and graveyards!

I gotta say, compared to Piss Christ and Manure Mary this is kinda lightweight, more like something and old lady would put in her garden so the froggies could pray.....

NYT has the tale of the toad headed for hell here.

Kippenberger's work, which I quite enjoy, (sort of a Yokoo/Warhol influenced pop based exploitation of reproduction methods, amongst other things...) can be found here at SFMOMA (quite tiny images, but hey, they kick photographers out now, so the usual care to display properly may have just gone by the wayside.)

Lastly three things:

1. Yeah I know it happened while back but nobody talked about it except the press and

2 & 3. Here's two frog songs!

Really this second one's about Frenchmen (Hey Phantom - everybody secretly wants to be French!)

Karaoke Ohrwurm

Sing it with me over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over silently, and upon waking, i shall not fail to add.

for Ange

Gun Molls

I dug KylaZoe Luedtke's Gun Molls series. Via Bright Stupid Confetti

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Grandpa's Picture Party

Gustave Martens, aka "The Home Movie King of College Point" (Long Island), immortalized on his grandson's website:

Most of these clips are from the home movies of my Grandfather Gustave Martens (1900-1977) of College Point, Long Island. During his youth in neighboring Whitestone he ran errands for a local film studio where, I imagine, he dreamed of a future career in filmmaking. When the studio moved to Hollywood the staff wanted him to come along, but family matters forced him to stay home and take on a sales career instead. Rather than let the disappointment kill the movie bug in him, he became the home movie king of College Point!

Be sure to check out the collection on youtube, including a great psychedelic Bing Crosby short.

Nellie McKay: "Mother of Pearl" and "If I Had You"

Bat Guano Heralds the Long Emergency

“Green Slime was about the greatest hour of radio ever tonight.”-- Kap’n Karl of rock combos Fortune and Maltese, The Sinatras and New Real People.

Since he had to, when driving to the studio, dodge flooded streets in a city that never sees such floods, and because of the collapse of America’s financial system, Mr. Guano took on an edge of paranoia in this broadcast. He proclaims that non-voters are “losers” and does a read-back of songs in overly dramatic fashion to James Bond music.

The first hour is a combination of abrasive and weirdly sweet, like pumice stones in pistachio pudding. Green Slime is entertaining with its set of doom and destruction and anger. The last hour starts off with banjo music and works up to KISS and Spike Jones.

Go here to get three hours of recorded broadcast radio.

Post-Elvis career moves

How does you follow up a career start as bass player on Elvis’ hit versions of “Heartbreak Hotel”, Mystery Train”, and “Hound Dog”? With a Saxy Jazz album that is “teen terrific for dancing”, I guess.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Monster Movie Music 1950 - 1969

The Zombie Stomp is one of our favorite PCL dances, and here's a whole lot more:

France Gall - Der Computer nr 3

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Chica yeye

Conchita Velasco put kind of an an interesting raspy little edge to her 60s pop songs, bordering on aggressive, really. Who knows, this chica yeye thing, it just might take off.

She's adorable, but he of the Francis the Talking Mule sweater is a total dorkazoid.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Listen to the Percy Trout hour tonight!

the Percy Trout hour:

Monday Night (9-22-08)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA

WRFL 88.1fm
Lexington, KY


Papa Was a Rollin' Stone

Check out Funky 16 Corners' tribute to Norman Whitfield.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Pericolo Negli Abissi

monone's library shares the soundtrack to 'Pericolo Negli Abissi'. Great stuff!

Get to know the communist history more intimately

Click "Karl Marx" for a closer look at source.

Campaign launched by czhech agency to get people to visit the Museum of Communism in Prague and get to know the communist history more intimately. (via Adland)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Frank Zappa and the Mothers

From farbror-sid.se

The original uploader Farbror Sid is not sure what Zappa album this poster, by Dave McMacken, came with. Anybody? I've been looking around on the web for a while and I can't find this poster or any references to it. Maybe it's very rare in real life too. I seems it's a Mothers (of Invention?) jubilee and I'm counting six candles. Frankie himself says "established in 1964" and in 1969 he disbanded the original Mothers of Invention and formed the Mothers...

Vårdad Klädsel

A few days ago my friend (and former PCL contributor) HTMPL Prod. bought a 45 for the neat prize of 3350 SEK (Swedish Crowns). That is approximately 498 US Dollars or 350 Euro.
The single is considered to be the first punk 45 to be released by a Swedish band.
The band was Kriminella Gitarrer. The 45 was "Vårdad Klädsel".
The mp3 (and image) above is not from this particular rarity, but from an earlier post over at KBD Records.

HTMPL Prod. is in heaven. The production is in hell. A good bargain.

10 inch record Gems

I can't get enough of vintage small band jazz with hep vocals, such as the King Cole Trio....and this album by the Page Cavanaugh Trio offered by Big Ten Inch Record sounds exactly like white boys doing King Cole Trio, which can be pretty all right, too.

While you're there, get the Raymond Scott album AND the Mickey Spillane reading his own words backed by jazz combo, which sounds like a kitschy way to spend an hour or so.


A good place to find jazz- or jazz related videos is Jazzyclips.com.
Find the latest additions here.

Music video of the day is Stan Kenton - The Peanut Vendor:

Video added by bazmo2401

(Thanks to Marco!)

Vintage Gas Stations

Esso (Exxon) gas station built in 1954, Netherlands.
More images of this specific station can be found here)

Top 15 modernist gas stations, ranked by the readers of oobject. (via Coudal Partners)

Uploaded by The other JAVA1888

Also check out the Flickr pool Vintage Gas Stations - "This group is for old gas stations (pre-mid-1970s) in any condition (restored or in disrepair; in use as a station or used now as something else)".

The Exciting New La Playa Sound

If this hot 1964 album by The La Playa Sextet doesn't get you up and shaking the maracas the good Lord gave you, or perhaps some you have borrowed-- well, then I'm afraid that I just feel sorry for you.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A History of Ska and Jamaican Popular Music

A History of Ska and Jamaican Popular Music - Part 1 ...a documentary on ska music featuring The Skatalites and other Jamaican musicians produced in 1987 by Skavanagila. Thank you, DMc.
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

Lazyass Yuma and The Monks

Official Web Site

"1966. London was swinging, the Byrds soared on the wings of their most innovative single, "Eight Miles High," Brian Wilson labored in the studio on a legendary lost masterpiece and the Yardbirds fronted the mightiest lineup in rock n roll, with Messrs. Beck and Page on dual lead guitars. But from Germany there came dark rumblings that hadn’t been heard since the Nuremberg Rallies of the 1930s. Guitar and organ howled in orgiastic competition as a thunderous tribal beat bludgeoned song structures into strange forms. Rhythmic cadences echoed the slap of jackboots goose-stepping down Berlin’s boulevards. There were also strained and shrill vocals, eerily reminiscent of a sputtering orator disposed of only 20 years before in the ruins of the Reich Chancellery’s garden."

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cha Cha until the bloggers return....

More than just a dazzlingly swell album cover....get some classic Cuban cha chas for your dancing pleasure here. Maybe they'll keep you occupied until my lazyass PCL cohorts awake from their blogging hibernation....

Sunday, September 14, 2008

45blog, Firing on all Cylinders

"Let's Go Down to Soulville Now!"

I was thrilled to note the return of the delightful 45blog which appears to be back full strength after a lengthy hiatus. Standout sides offered right now (the first two entries surely belong in the Galeria of Failed Dance Crazes)--"Do the Boston Monkey" by Les Cooper & the Soul Rockets; "Do the Slow Fizz" by the Combo Kings; and the mind-numbingly schlocky production music tune "Spring Fever" penned by the appropriately pretentious "Music by Camarata". Long live 45blog!

Sam Butera's Wildest Clan

Louis Prima tenorman Sam Butera was responsible for some of the more engaging and hard-swinging Vegas lounge sides of the late 50s and early sixties. You can find your way to the out of print album "The Wildest Clan: Sam Butera & the Witnesses" by simply clicking here--as an added bonus, let me say that it includes the most amusingly horrific Louis Armstrong imitation you will ever hope to hear. Honestly, you will cough up a lung laughing.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Paul Lynde: Alice in Wonderland

Listen to 'em all at Probe is Turning - on the People.

Friday, September 12, 2008


At day:

Shadow play by night:

Artwork: 'Seeder'

Lithuanian artist M o r f ą i has some pretty nice ideas regarding how to breath new life into an old dated statue. (via Wooster Collective)

The Beat Goes On with Herbie Mann

Herbie Mann's "The Beat Goes On" is available thanks to Licorice Pizza

What Sex Brings to the Girl

TEXT: Sex endows the girl with beauty of body, vivacity, and charm of manner. It is the sex or creative impulse which inspires her warmth of affection, her intensity of purpose, her desire to devote herself to the welfare of humanity.

The social hygiene movement of the early twentieth century combined moral indignation and public health methods in an attempt to combat prostitution and venereal disease. ...
..."Youth and Life" [edit: slideshow] was a 48-poster series, designed to educate teenage girls and young women about the dangers of sexual promiscuity and urged them to embrace moral and physical fitness. It was adapted in 1922 by the American Social Hygiene Association."
Social Hygiene Posters

"The true dadas are against Dada."

Untitled, 1920 by Max Ernst

"Dada blasted onto the scene in 1916 with ear-splitting enthusiasm: rowdy, brazen, irreverent, and assaulting. Its sounds were clamorous, its visions were shocking, and its language was explosive. Yet Dada was not aimless anarchy. Rather, the artists were responding to the violence and trauma of World War I—and to the shock of modernity more generally—by developing shock tactics of their own. They critiqued traditional conceptions of the artist as master of his medium by using prefabricated materials or relegating aesthetic decisions to chance. They scoffed at the conventional definition of artistic media, expanding it to include the stuff of modern life—newspapers, magazines, ticket stubs, mechanical parts, food wrappers, pipes, advertisements, light bulbs, and so on. Through their performances, publicity stunts, and manipulation of mass media, they further altered perceptions of what constituted a work of art by blurring the boundaries between art and life."
An introduction and exhibition to DADA at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Astounding Illustrations to Lovecraft

From 'Shadow Out of Time', Astounding Stories, 1936
Click image for enlargement at source.

"Lovecraft had 2 stories published in Astounding Stories in 1936
At the Mountains of Madness and Shadow Out of Time.
The covers and interior illustrations are by Howard V. Brown"

Astounding Illustrations to Lovecraft at Golden Age Comic Book Stories (via Monster Brains)


Achin' all over

I'm sick, and the only thing that's making me feel better comes from I'm Learning to Share.

Galeria of Failed Dance Crazes, Part IV: Waterfowl

Jackie’s Lee’s 1965 tune “The Duck” might have caused enough of a sensation to keep it out of the official PCL Galeria of Failed Dance Crazes….but since I am fortunate enough to own the entire album “Jackie Lee – The Duck …And Some Other All Time Great Dance Favorites Designed for your Listening & Dancing Pleasure at Home” (full title) I can unequivocally state that other dances Jackie tried to introduce surely belong in the Galeria. Everybody make a big strong line and …… “Do the Temptation Walk”! Grab your partner and do “The Neighborhood”! How about the “Harlem Shuffle” in which he implores you to “scratch just like a monkey?” Yee-ouch. Then of course, there are the obligatory self-referential follow ups to the big hit, “The Duck Part II” and “The Shotgun and the Duck”.

Waddle your way to this musical quack-stravaganza here.

And in case you don’t remember the original hit or just need to learn some new dance floor moves, take a gander at this clip of Jackie Lee performing “The Duck” on a show called “Northern Soul”.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New York, New York

Ernie (Not Bert) shares Harry Geller And His Orchestra - New York, New York.
The album is an epic, quite heavily (but lively), orchestrated tribute to NYC. The year was 1955. You can hear that. Nothing wrong with that. This was way before the pretentious conceptual albums of the 1970s. Thank god!
Beautiful gatefold sleeve as well!

Gaby and the Gorilla

A jungle drama of epic proportions (NSFW) brought to us by Gorilla Men.
Don't act like a monkey after you've clicked the image above.

Sounds Brassy

Sounds Brassy - Featuring the sounds of Ted Heath, Harry James and Stan Kenton.
A vinyl rip made available by Vinyl Room.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Christoph Büchel: No Future

Christoph Büchel at the biennale of sydney 2008: "...Büchel presents two conceptual projects: Guards involves having inmates in Australian prisons guarding the exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, which stands where the ‘First Fleet’ of prisoners from England came ashore in 1788. For the second project No Future a group of people, aged over 80 years, practise continuously the song ‘God Save the Queen’ (1977) by the English punk band The Sex Pistols in one of the galleries. ..."

Video added by TerminusProjector
(via BoingBoing)

Cut up prose from pulp paperback covers

"... For ten years or more I collected sleaze/trash/pulp paperbacks published in the 1950s to '70s, mainly for the lurid cover art and cover blurbs. I ended up with almost a thousand, a few of the covers can be seen on flickr . The bulk of the collection went when I moved on to the boat, but one day late last century I had the idea to work the cover blurbs into some form of text piece. "Bonnie", my second attempt, came from the covers of various publishers' books, and I juggled them around until I was happy, keeping the individual quotes intact.

Thirty Books - Except Their Secrets... This was the first attempt at building prose/poetry from trashy paperback cover blurb. These all came from the same publisher, Softcover Library. The distinguishing traits of their books seemed to be a colour photo of a topless woman on the front cover but no sexual content in the actual text. I sat at the pc with all my Softcover Library copies in a box, pulling them out one by one and keying in the cover text, with the intention of shaping them into something later. There was no need. "Thirty Books" is the text in exactly the order the books came out of the box. I saw it made poetic sense with no intervention from me. It was thrilling. ..."

Scorzonera / Words

Note: I am forwarding this message from Scorzonera to this site's visitors:
"It would be fun if someone with the skills and material could knock up a Flash movie marrying the text with images of book covers, don't you think?"

Camille Rose Garcia

'Dreamtime Spring Hijack'
Click artwork for better view at source.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Chuck Norris - Karate Kommandos

"... This is Star Comics' (an imprint of Marvel) short-lived series based on the short-lived cartoon Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos. The 4 issues that complete the series credit Jo Duffy and Steve Ditko with the writing and art (respectively) but come on, we all know Chuck made these damn things himself. ..."
Chuck Norris - Karate Kommandos, made available by The Manchester Morgue.

Listen to the Percy Trout hour tonight!

the Percy Trout hour:
"the CREAM show"

Monday Night (9-8-08)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA

WRFL 88.1fm
Lexington, KY



Click image for better view at Modern Mechanix.

Lord Melody Calypso 1962

"You're too fat...

it's a risk...

to teach you to dance the twist...."

From the above referenced "Melody Twist" to "Wau, Wau" (also known as Shame and Scandal in the Family) and girls showing their wam-pam-pam in their scandalous nylon dresses...is that enough to convince you that you need the complete album Lord Melody Calypso 1962 (Happy Harry and 10 other horrible hullabaloos)?


Anyone who asks if Robert Mitchum is on this album will be given a large abrasion on his forehead. You know who you are.