Monday, January 31, 2011
Clip taken from the Swedish cult movie 'Åsa-Nisse och tjocka släkten'
Uploaded by grandprix1963
Why Don't You Go Love Yourself - Kane's Cousins
From the 1969 album UnderGum BubbleGround, found here.
Southern Garage Bands.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
"Fats and The Chessman" are the culprits here and listed as the official band of record.
Via: Way Out Junk
Saturday, January 29, 2011
You can get it at Il Twist a Capri
Friday, January 28, 2011
Retro about retro!
Here's a computer graphics retrospective dating from 1972, as if the pinnacle of technology had been attained.
The Louvin Brothers - I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby (Flash Video 02:07). RIP: Charlie Louvin.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
If the idea of "Red River Valley" sung by a guy with a Yiddish accent doesn't provoke automatic giggles, then don't bother going to Big Ten Inch Record for an inspirational collection by Mickey Katz. I myself am currently digging "Mississippi Schmootz".
Miscellaneous 45s from my collection. Tip O' thee iceberg. More to come in the future.
Lee & Paul - National Pastime
Download the zipped file here.
Monday, January 24, 2011
We rarely review CDs here at PCL just because, well, we're too busy running around finding junk to amuse you. But when Heathen Angel Todd Westover (ex-Bellrays) contacted us about reviewing Simon Stokes' latest CD, who could say no? Not me. "Stokes is loved by outsiders, biker rockers, folk enthusiasts and social workers across the continent" says part of the press release and I'm at least one of those (you guess.) When I posted a pic of me and Simon at one of his gigs last summer a friend wrote incredulously, "THE Simon Stokes? Nighthawks? Black Whip Thrill Band Simon Stokes?!" Yes, the same one. Could there be another? "Miniskirt Blues/Flower Children" Simon Stokes?" made even more famous by The Cramps and Iggy? Yes, THAT one. Who could make it up? Not me.
It's sort of a given that I would-and I'm guessing many PCL'ers will also-like any record with songs like ""Hanging Out With Cretins," "Down for Death," and the incredible opener "Hey You," (seeing him do these live, while people passed around Salvador-Dali melting-clock cupcakes, children running underfoot as balloons hovered in the air, while a menacing sunglasses-clad Simon paused to give two fingers to the audience, was, as he would put it in his own words, "Stranger Than Fiction." I wondered just what sort of dreams those kids had.)
If you're lucky, you too, will have them. You can have a listen and buy from cdbaby or itunes so do it. Or you'll be depriving yourself "One Night of Sin," and much, much more.
PS. There's some techno DJ out there named "Simon Stokes" (the nerve!) so don't get confused by on youtube. He does not look like this.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
For more more more check out this song and pretty much the whole Eva 2001 album.
Had the Welkian-sounding chorus done the "prisoners in niggertown" line of 3-5-0-0 I would have included that, but instead you get Walking in Space.
Hair Pieces - Galt MacDermot
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Jogger - Nephicide:
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(thanks to Johan Jacobsson)
Spanish Bar Fly by Byrd E. Bath
from a huge collection of very gay music from the Camp Record label. From Queer Music Heritage found by Brad Yost. Mr. Dante Fontana first mentioned it on this blog in 2004, it's time to re-visit!
Friday, January 21, 2011
"In Spanish, Rubirosa means a red rose, but to me it's a black eye," she said, adjusting a big black patch over her right eye. "He said to me, 'If you do not marry me now I will marry Barbara Hutton.' I said, 'That is a smart idea.' He said, 'Why won't you marry me?' and I said, 'If I must tell you the truth, I am in love with George.' [This refers to George Sanders, the actor. George and Zsa Zsa are in the midst of getting a divorce. "She is discarding me like a squeezed lemon," George says.] And so then Rubi hits me. I am the luckiest woman who ever lived. He might have broken my head or my nose.… A man only beats a woman if he loves her. I always loved George, the love of my life. After our divorce, George and I will be beaus." Rubirosa denied that he had proposed to Zsa Zsa, recently anyway. Miss Hutton, when asked to comment on Zsa Zsa's announcements, said, "I am a lady."
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I'm jazzed that the bass player is my brother-in-law! Cool.
The Royal Cavaliers were a 60's rock group from Kutztown, Pennsylvania. The band featured Kevin Snyder on guitar, Steve Haring on keyboard, Randy Hoffman on bass, Richard Gaugler on drums and Randy Schlegel on lead guitar. They cut two demo tracks of original tunes, "Was It Love?" and "I'll Try Again", both produced by engineer/entrepreneur Clay Barclay in 1966. Barclay recorded many Eastern PA bands in a recording studio based in his parents' Orwigsburg, PA home and later relocating to Reading, PA. His facilities captured the top regional acts, producing over two dozen highly-coveted 7-inch singles.
Also check out their other song I'LL TRY AGAIN.
Both songs appeared on a CD compilation, "Eastern PA Rock, Part Two" released and is still available on ARF! ARF! RECORDS. Check out their site, it's filled with a lot of cool and rare stuff, if you like it, buy a CD or two and support the small labels!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Chicago Cultural Center is hosting an exhibit of the recently discovered work of Chicagoland street photographer Vivian Maier. Maier supported herself as a nanny until her death in 2009, at which time the body of work (numbering in the tens of thousands of negatives, an undeveloped film) was discovered. She lived in the Rogers Park area during the same era that I did....who knows, maybe I'll see some photos of me at the exhibition!
Thanks to Jack Mord of the Thanatos archive who led me to these exceptional photographs.
Smokey Hogg's version of Good Mornin' Little Schoolgirl, in which his record company wrests credit away from the legendary Big Bill Broonzy.
Over at Be Bop Wino Done Gone, first introduced to us by Baikinange on September 22nd 2009
From Your Father's Den :
Tortilla - Dick Schory
The Hillbenders rip through the Romantics' hit, "Talkin' in Your Sleep." I might have to check out more from these young fellows.
[via Cover Lay Down.]
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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Christer Bladin - Wildkatze
Originally uploaded by Namey McNamerson
If your new joy buzzer is simply too complicated to figure out, please read the helpful manual.
I lu-uv yo-oo I do do do....
Thank you Johnnyuma! More info here.
Just keep walkin....
Peaked at #52 on the Billboard charts in 1959.
Monday, January 17, 2011
The Pleasant Valley Tune Jammers - Ugly (1961)
Check out Kyle's Channel, all the music is worth hearing: eerie, trance-inducing, and beautiful. Has kind of an Angelo Badalamenti feel. Kyle cites: Bernard Herrmann, Django Reinhardt, Danny Elfman, and Stravinsky, among others, as inspiration. I hope to hear more from him in the future.
Charlie Rich - Mohair Sam (1975) (He had a hit with the song in 1965)
Wikipedia: Charlie Rich "...at the CMA awards ceremony for 1975, when he presented the award for Entertainer of the Year, while visibly intoxicated. Instead of reading the name of the winner, who happened to be John Denver, he set fire to the envelope with a cigarette lighter, before announcing the award had gone to "My friend Mr. John Denver.""
By the way: Can anyone else see that he looks like a cross between Steven Seagal and Curt Russel?
the Percy Trout hour
Super Fizz Sugar Pop
from all over the Globe
Monday Night (1-17-11)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA
Above video found by Papy Potage
Fatima Robin - Si, Si Papa (from I Successi Italiani, 1957)
Lyle Waggoner & Peter Deyell test for Batman TV series
BAT-BONUS: The footage has been re-cut to include Burt Ward's voice and image. Check it out HERE. It's pretty good!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
The answer to the eternal question, what is suitable attire at a mule skinnery? And don't forget the orangejuice can rollers for the hair the night before.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Ooh! Ooh! It's Joe E. Ross!!!!!!
Baby Love Me More (Hully Gully)
Zip Your Rip will have you on the fast track to an exciting career as a Discoteque Dancer in a few short weeks!
A shout-out to my Canadian brothers and sisters on the Lake Erie shore.
The Oo Oo Bossa Nova
Featured on this fine compilation...
The Bossa Nova Exciting Jazz Samba Rhythms Vol.4
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I'd never seen it before, but there it was, waiting for me patiently, a whole website full of harmonica music and only sweet-scented harmonica music, honey where you been so long? Ukranian harmonicas with Jaws harps, and Night Train and Peanut Vendor for harmonica. sigh. I'll go have a personal moment now.
Night Train - The Three Reeds