Couldn't find any clips of the show though...
Friday, 30 October 2009
Don't know much about this US kids TV show, Come On And Zoom, but the soundtrack is great and includes this seasonal track 'Witches Brew'. I'll post a few more tracks from this album at some future point as it is most worthwhile!
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Two versions of 'The Mummy'. First the original by Bobby McFadden and Dor, the second by The Fall from their album 'Levitate'. Both great, both quite different. Nice to see Mark E. Smith doing a bit of method acting and really getting into the role. (see above)
So here is Daevid Allen again, this time with 'Gong' and the classic ol' 'Flying Teapot' album. Somehow I remember this from being very young, but can't remember where from...maybe the radio? or maybe just the vibrations in the air, man. Great artwork too as well as top song. Very appropriate.
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
'Killing me won't bring back your apples'.
Such were the prophetic end lines from Mr Equaliser himself, Edward Woodwood in cult classic 'The Wicker Man'. I guess nearly everyone has seen this film (if you haven't then buy it!), but I would also advise you to check out the soundtrack from which these two tracks are from. Great all year round and not just Halloween.
Dick Von Hoene otherwise known as 'The Cool Ghoul' on his late night US TV show, 'Scream In'. I never saw the show in the UK but I'm guessing it was showing re-runs of old Horror movies and the like and I'm fairly sure I would have enjoyed it! These two tracks are from his spin-off album 'The Cool Ghoul's Phantasmagorical Funky Fonograf Record'.
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Too much Horror business, not in this context or here with a classic early single from American Horror-Punk band 'The Misfits'. Can't say I'm a massive fan of the band but this track 'kicks ass' as our American friends would probably say and fits the bill perfectly.
Another great track from the Wavy Gravy comps. Here we have Eddie Noak with his homage to Hitchcock's 'Psycho'. Great lyrics with wonderfully predictable ending. The teaser for 'Vampire Playgirls' is great too..'Those vampire's can bite my flesh any time!' Indeed!
Surfing and surf albums were massive back in the day, but a horror surf spin-off album? That's what we've got here with 'The Ghouls' and 'Dracula's Deuce'. Lots of fun to be had by basically replacing the words School, Fool etc with Ghoul and changing the titles of famous surf song's as in 'The Little Old Lady From Transylvania'. A fun record!
Monday, 26 October 2009
Great sound effects and odd timings on this blast from the past. I suppose Creatures From Outer Space can be included in Halloween festivities these days...and as is often the case, the creature isn't as bad as first feared!
Taken from their 1969 album 'Witchcraft Destroys Minds And Reaps Souls' comes 'Black Sabbath. Not to be confused with 'Black Sabbath' by 'Black Sabbath' mind(Although they did feature a 'Oz Osborne' in their line-up, though not thee Oz, spooky and confusing eh?. This is something a bit more 'West Coast'. Hailing from Chicago I guess 'Coven' were one of the first rock bands to take on board the occult symbolism and to identify it as their image. In the end the album was banned after being caught up and referenced in the Charlie Manson murders...and the came thee 'Sabbath' to do it big time!
Daevid Allen 'of Soft Machine and Gong' here with a freakie Frankenstein track from his 1970 album 'Bananamoon'.
Not quite sure what it was with 'the Canterbury set'and banana's...guess it was a 70's thing...great track though and great cover also! We may get another 'Allen' related track before this Halloween's out...any guesses?
Friday, 23 October 2009
Here is another gem from the Wavy Gravy compilation albums and in being so features a short,crude preamble about necrophilia with an old Hag. The main track concerns a lost love...lost under a steam roller, hence the title...by the way, do you think 'Moses Longpiece' was the guy's real name? I'd liked to think so.
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Industrial maestro Boyd Rice doing what Boyd Rice does best after a hard day 'at it'. Great piece of music from his film 'Pearls Before Swine'. You could do worse than watch it.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Second post on here from The Sonics. This time with the rather more seasonal 'The Witch'.
Spooky or misogynistic. You decide? The line 'she's going to make you itch', suggest's the latter...
Two tracks taken from 'Scientist Rids The World of the Evil Curse Of the Vampires' Recorded in King Tubby's studio and later to feature in the soundtrack to Grand theft Auto 3 to some controversy as Mr Scientist didn't receive a penny..
Monday, 19 October 2009
An old, old favourite of mine here,Spider and the Fly by The Monocles. You can find it on the superb Pebbles Comp Vol 3, one of my very favourite records of all time I suppose! Off the top of my head I seem to remember the exact same backing track being used with different lyrics...something like 'come with me down the diamond mine'...i'll have to dig it out.
Anyhow, this track is sure to enliven any Halloween party!
Here is Porter Wagoner showing us his National Wild Turkey Federation(at least that's what I think it says) belt buckle. No wonder they threw him in the 'Rubber Room',thee ol' coot!. A great track of mental breakdown. And with this version being taken from the infamous Wavy Gravy comp we get a snippet of 'Vault of Horror; which fits the bill perfectly. Great tag line in 'We have all the things that make life worth...leaving'
Off the back of Bobby Pickett's monster smash, the 'Monster Mash' came this cash in album, Monster Dance Party. Of course it has a cover of the Monster Mash and many other similar 'monster based song', the swim, the jerk etc...make your own up!, but the standout track is this one, 'Riboflavin Flavored, Non Carbonated, Poly-Unsaturated Blood'.
Saturday, 17 October 2009
Well the sun goes down and the moon comes up which means it must be October, the new year. All Hallows Eve,Halloween etc, etc...So,time for something seasonal and what better way to start than with The Cramps, found here with the demo of 'I Was a Teenage Werewolf and 'What's Inside a Girl'.
Doesn't get better than this...lets go!
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
I guess you could only find something of this stature in America, I won't go into the in's and out's, suffice to say this was a charity record for abused kids...it is just gloriously wrong somehow but stick around for the big ending,it's worth it!
Monday, 5 October 2009
An absolute classic here in the shape of Gloria Balsom's 'Fluffy', a sad death-song to rank up there with 'Leader of the Pack' and 'Terry' in which Balsam laments the loss of her puppy,'Fluffy'.
Listen to the beauty of the song then check out the clip below for an archive performance feturing the bizarre but superb line, 'I'm an all American girl...I believe in records...dancing...eating as soon as possible...' at least that's what I think she says...
Friday, 2 October 2009
Japanese dog-lady Jon, makes sweet music...kind of...ok, so it's got a bit of Daniel Johnson vibe, but hey, it's got it's own thing going on too...when I first heard this I thought it was a kid, not a dog costume wearing Japanese lady. How wrong can you be?
Think you'll either love or hate this one...as if you can't guess, Mae Questal was the voice of Betty Boop as well as being an actress/vocal artist. She also did Olive Oyl for Fleichser studios as well as many live action appearances, finishing up, very suitably, with a cameo in 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit'.
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Keeping on the anal theme or a song for broken-hearted lovers, here is actor Joe Pesci with his 'Take Your Love And Shove It'. Taken from the spin off album 'Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings just For You', from the film 'My Cousin Vinny'