Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Gay Muppet Bar_Phil and Dog

Remember a good few years back when that mash-up type thing was about? no? Oh well nevermind, here's a taste with the Muppet Theme slammed together with Gay Bar-Electric Six courtesy of Phil and Dog . Nice.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

It's a Small World-Disney

Great images from the infamous 'Air Pirates' comic strip from the 60's. From what I know of it the comic was a parody of Disney comics/characters although when sued, Disney proved that this was actually the 'real' Mickey Mouse et all and so it wasn't a parody, or something like that...make a great film, if someone's up for more lawsuits...

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Why Do People HAve To Fight-Hervé Villechaize

In these times of hate and wars it's often good to sit back, relax and ask yourself, like Hervé does here, 'Why Do People Have To Fight'. Well, it's a biggie, unlike Hervé, who suffered from depression, alcoholism and health problems which lead to his suicide, shooting himself at home in 1993. .
'We know we're young, we know we're small, but love is all that matters to all'
Not sure how 'young' Hervé was when he did this, but he was small and thus could bond with the children in the song with his message of hope, perhaps Obama could adopt it as an unofficial anthem or something...

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Love Me+Bedazzled-Dudley Moore and Peter Cook

Watched the fantastic film 'Bedazzled' again last night, starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
Basically Cook plays the Devil and Dud plays a short order cook in Wimpy's. The Devil offers Dud seven wishes after a failed suicide attempt and off we go...
Great fun. Superb script which stands the test of time and repeated viewings.
Here are the two 'pop hits' which feature. The first 'Love Me' sung by Dud when he is transformed into a pop star appearing on a greta parody of 'Ready Steady Go' or some such...the second 'Bedazzled' sung by Peter Cook as the indifferent pop star who becomes the next big thing, leaving poor Dud bewlidered, forgotten and literally trampled over as yesterday's man.
If you haven't seen it, check it out...must dig out and post 'The L.S Bumble Bee' by Pete and Dud soon...

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Yesterduh-Brian Joseph Davies

Artist Brian Joseph Davies gets visiters to a gallery singing yesterday and then mashes it up a bit...speaking in tongues almost...

Monday, 21 September 2009

Pinball Wizard +Mamma Mia-Jonas Nordwall

There's nothing quite like rattling a couple off the ol' organ to kick start the week, so here's the superb Jonas Nordwall doing just that...

Friday, 18 September 2009

The Beatles-Daniel Johnston

'Fame,fame,fatal fame, it can play hideous tricks on the brain', though I guess Daniel Johnston's brain was playing enough tricks on him before the fame and celebrity endorsements.
This will be my last Beatles related post for now, though I might pop the odd one up now and again as I come across sing Daniel sing...of how The Beatles ruled the worlds...

First Singing a Song in the Morning Podcast-No Drugs No Way!

OK, so here we may notice the appearance of that rather ungainly player on the right of the blog, well, what it lacks in aesthetics it makes up for in functionality so that now you can listen to the first hour or so's material featured hear, which I would wholeheartedly recommend you do right away!
So that's John Truby's classic 'Blind Man's Penis', tales of L.S.D, Strychnine by the Sonics, a couple or so Sparks tracks amongst other treasures...I'll get the next hour long segment done when I can be arsed and so on and so forth....enjoy!!!

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

I Want To Hold Your Hand-Mohd Rafi+Asha Bholse

Great 'Bollywood' version of 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' by Mohd Rafi and Asha Bholse. You should check out this Youtube clip also, superb stuff, love the head shaking motif that goes on throughout.
There's a bit from George Harrison at the start going on about his sitar...

Medley+Within You Without You-Beatles Forever TV Show 1977

Big US TV special celebrating the magic of The Beatles, featuring Anthony Newley,Ray Charles,Diahann Carol and Tony Randell amongst others.The first track is an epic ten minute medley so if you can't take that skip onto the second for a very special rendition of 'Within You Without You' from Newley.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Yesterday-Arthur Mullard

Yesterday is one of the most covered songs ever, apparently. This version by the great, late and lamented Arthur Mullard is perhaps the definitive version, done pub-singer style as it should be...

Can't Buy Me Love-Beatle Barkers, Woofers and Tweeters Ensemble

OK, so of you might think this post is going to the dog's, but not until you've heard this track from the ultimate Beatles covers album by the Beatle Barkers. Yep, that's right an album of Beatle covers sung(barked,howled,yelped) by dogs. It's what they would have wanted, Excellent.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Yerrow Submarine-Unknown

No idea who this is by, but like it very much...very,very much.

Help-Dolly Parton

Always got time for a bit of Dolly so here she is with Help...looks like John's giving Paul a bit of help in the pic too...

A Day In The Life-Big Daddy

A slight diversion here. Seeing as everyone and their mother are jumping on the Beatles bandwagon to promote the remastered albums, I thought I'd go along with it and post some of my favourite Beatles covers...and who know's, maybe 'they'll' send me the mono and stereo box set along with a copy of Beatles rockband game and other merchandise...

So first up we've got one of my very favourites, Big Daddy (no not that one) with his clever cover of perhaps the greatest Beatles song? 'A Day In The Life'. See what he's done here is transpose the lyrics onto a Buddy Holly/50's style track that works really well. Turn it up at the end for an alternate final chord...

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

The Grassy Knoll+A Whale Of A Tale+The Vegetable Song-Frances Baskerville

Three tracks, count em', three tracks of total genius from Frances Baskerville, the singing psychic. Just love Frances' vocals and the lyrics, must be great being psychic and having access to differing plains of existence an all..wonder what she's up to now?
P.s- Wonder if she 'found' the melody from Bobby Gentry's 'Ode To Billy Joe' before she did?
P.p.s-I know many people are vegatarian but what if vegetables have souls/'feelings' too?...Frances touches on this tender topic in the Vegetable Song.

Once Upon A Time-Robert Powell

OK, now I know he was Jesus, that's fine, but there's really no need for this...speechless...

Friday, 4 September 2009

Rats In My Room+Yo-Ho The Crow-Leona Anderson

I think the crown 'The Worlds Most Horrible Singer' as stated on the sleeve notes, is a little cruel to Leona,even if she 'worked it' and that's how they were selling her talent. Here are two of my favourite tracks from the album,'Rats In My Room' and 'Yo-Ho The Crow', both amply demonstrate Leona's full range and vocal style whilst being jolly little tunes in their own right. Sing on!

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Your Love Is Real-Ron Griffin

What's the best way to rise to stardom in the pop world?,why to sing your song down the phone to the record company boss' answer machine! Everyone knows that!!!
So here's Ron with his song of love (duh-duh-dang duh-duh dang-there's a big part of me in you...etc)
It's a touching story of loneliness that I could easily see Robbie Williams or somesuch covering...please stick around for the end for one of the best pay-off lines ever!

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Octopus Woman Let Me Go+Your Bodys Making Eyes At Me-Dick Kent

Two tracks from the 'song-poem' star, Dick Kent. We featured 'Peace and Love(Blind Mans Penis)' early on in this blog, so if you haven't heard that check it out, as it's the daddy of this genre.
Octopus Woman however is an epic tale of,well,an Octopus Woman and what happened on the beach at the sea. Full of suspense and just a hint of terror, you'll never look at an Octopus or a woman in the same way again.
'Your Bodies Making Eyes At Me' is a love song. A great concept for a love song, suprised Bonnie Tyler or Meatloaf didn't come up with this first. I guess she had a really great body...

Do You Think I'm Sexy-Mark Savage

An absolute cracker here from 'Brother' Mark Savage. I'm guessing from the intro that this is from some kind of church gathering which makes it all the more wonderful. Mark certainly puts in a high octane performance featuring squeals from both himself and guitar, which at times give the impression that he's going to explode from his 'sexyness'.
The lad is certainly full of spunk! Top Mark's.