Monday, 9 May 2011

The Mechanical Man-Bent Bolt and The Nuts

Absolutely great track here from Bent Bolt and the Nuts ( not his real name...)
Designed in the USA and manufactured in Japan...It's good to know that even if you were a 'Mechanical Man' you'd still want to get laid...even if she did look like 'a garbage can'.

'Who could help me charge my coil' ??? Whatever can he mean...

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Why Doesn't Daddy Come Home-The Lundstroms

Now I'm not entirely sure that this disc is by the same 'Lundstroms' found here
but I'm kind of guessing/hoping they are indeed one and the same...I'm mean after all, how many 'all singing-all dancing' Lundstrom evangelical ministries are there working in the world today?

Put your feet up, sit back and take in this cautionary tale of the 'modern family'...and perhaps you may well come to similar conclusions as I as to the reasons 'Daddy doesn't come home'

Wednesday, 13 April 2011


I've often been told that there just isn't enough 'culture' on this blog, so aiming to rectify that here is a school recording of the famous 'SugarPlumFairy'...I do love school orchestra's...and hope you enjoy this offering also...

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Telstore Answering Machine+He's All Mine+Magic Star+Message To Dave and Dee-Joe Meek

Can't quite believe i've never posted any Joe Meek on this blog...rectified now with these demo's, following on nicely from the answer phone recordings with Meek's own answer phone message. This is followed by ' He's All Mine', 'Magic Star' (later to become the stellar hit-Telstar) and finally his rather tender paean to 'Dave and Dee'...tragically cut short in mid-flow, but still, better than nothing eh?
Wonderful stuff...if these intrigue you it's easy to find/hear the hits and all the famous stuff...though perhaps best to avoid the movie, at least until you've devoured everything else and need yet another Meek 'fix'...

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Special Lady-Stewart Brodian

A special song for, I guess, a very special lady...from DJ/singer/songwriter/actor/celebrity impersonator and much, much more, Stewart Brodian.
Perhaps you have a very special lady whom you'd like to play this to?
Great guitar solo's and lolloping melody...

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Military Madness-Graham Nash

So, we've added yet another war to the portfolio...wonder who/where's next?

'If you take the year 1684 when the modern British army was established under King Charles II, as the base year, the British army has been involved continuously in one conflict or another for more than 300years.'

...interesting Mr Bond...

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Your Love Is Real-Ron Griffin

Another 'answer phone' classic...

'There's a big part of me in you and there's a big part of you in me', thus spoke the immortal Ron Griffin on this superb answer phone recording..and even if you're not keen on his masterwork, please stick around till the end for the great really is worth it...

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Apple Love-Paul Super Apple

Found on some ol' record exec's answer phone...Apple, apple love...hmmm, catchy tune...should be a hit...maybe Keef could record it...some people really deserve to be stars and Paul Super Apple is one such person.
If this gem has passed you by, enjoy!

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Cannon & Ball-Together

Following on from the Little and Large tracks with three from Cannon & Ball...including their version of 'Everybodies Makin' it Big but Me'...featuring the immortal line'You're a poofter...I'm not!'
A much more confident effort than the lttle and Large album, showcasing Tommy Cannon's obvious aspirations as a singer, there's a version of 'The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore On There' replete with 80's synth/cheap guitar...another favourite of mine is 'Crying', the ending is quite haunting in many'll certainly stick in your head once is stuck in mine........

Monday, 21 February 2011

Soopersonic Syd Sings-Little and Large's been awhile...but the comedy continues...'Do you want laughs with that?' Perhaps...

This is a disc that you can have a real love/hate relationship with. I listen to it quite a lot but at times it's like water-torture or having your nails pulled...still, it must be the masochist in me that keeps drawing me back for repeated listenings to 'Soopersonic Syd Sings (Or Does he?) -
Little and Large

There are some of the most feeble attempts at C+W you'll ever hear but I've gone for the stronger stuff here with 'Millinoaire', 'Everybodys Makin' it' and the 'Large' showcase...'Telephone Man'...where Eddie Large 'dazzles' us with his range of impressions and Syd 'camps it up'...actually many of these impressions are lost on me...'Cosmo Smallpiece' isn't bad I suppose, but by the time you eventually get to Stan Laurel and his 'Hey Ollie' refrain it may all be a little too much..funny, I always quite liked his 'Deputy Dog' impression...