Saturday, January 18, 2020

Laika Sex Machine - 2001

Laika And The Cosmonauts played Surf Rock with a Finnish influence. They also took TV and movie themes and gave them the same organ-heavy treatment. Included also is a fun interview for NPR from 2004. The fixed link is in the comments.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Red Elvises - Grooving To The Moscow Beat

1996. The band had already been in the business awhile when they recorded this, their first English language album and perhaps their best work. A few years later their gunslinger guitarist split and so it goes. Link in comments.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Spinal Tap - Glastonbury 2009

A brief interview and then a live set for an audience of 140,000. Link in comments.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Harlan Ellison Times Seven

I am in possession of 7 men's magazines from the late fifties, each with a piece of fiction by Harlan. The magazines are DUDE(3), GENTS, MERMAID, CAPER, and PIX. If you would like these for yourself they are on EBAY right now.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Sting - Bring On The Night - 1985

STING decided to assemble a new band and make a film about himself and it. Siskel and Ebert found the result cringeworthy and so can you. Special moments include STING pretending to read an EKG, and STING's minion-in-chief getting indignant about the new band feeling underpaid. Link in comments.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Woodstock - 1970

This happened a half-century ago. I don't believe it. Link in comments.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

The Bride Of Firesign - 2001

Here is Firesign Theatre at their most tasteless and self-referential. Adults only. Link in comments.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Single Gun Theory - Fall - 1994

Four remixes of the tune FALL, intended for the club scene. FALL was probably their best tune. This completes SGT. Link in comments.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Single Gun Theory - Exorcise This Wasteland

1987. The first album by SGT, and not the most-praised. SGT has been categorized as Ambient, Dream-Pop, Electronica, Progressive Electronic, Techno-Industrial, and so on. You might want to skip this one. Link in comments.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Single Gun Theory - Flow River Of My Soul

There is more very atmospheric listening in this follow-up to LIKE STARS IN MY HANDS. Link in comments.

Friday, December 6, 2019

The Red Elvises - I Wanna See You Bellydance

This 1998 lineup was certainly looking for airplay. Only one of the original artists - Igor - remains in the group today. Link in comments. Listen to the hit single *Here*.

Monday, December 2, 2019

The Art Of Skiing - 1941

'Tis the season for goofy outdoor sports. Link in comments.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Holidays!

The Magical Drummer Boy Fairy Decoration - and myself - would like to be the first to wish you and yours the happiest of all possible holiday seasons, without any weirdness or creepyness in it whatsoever.
Love, Edward

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Stan Freberg Presents The United States Of America Volume 2

Here is the second and final volume. Link in comments.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Stan Freberg Presents The United States Of America Volume 1

Volume 1 happened in 1961. Volume 2 was planned for 1976 but postponed until 1996. Wikipedia has the details. Link in comments.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Dangerous Days - Making Blade Runner - 2007

This full-length version of the documentary provides 210 minutes of delicious kibble for Blade Runner fans like ourselves. Don't be ashamed. Link in comments.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Siouxsie And The Banshees - Twice Upon A Time

Our tour of spooky female vocalists continues. This Post-Glam band was described as Punk, and Post-Punk, and Goth. Link in comments.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Bonzo - Complete BBC Recordings - 2002

Enclosed are twenty very accessible tunes performed live on the BBC by The Bonzo Dog Band. Link in comments.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Bonzo Dog Band - It Was A Great Party

Most of these recording are from Color Me Pop and some are unissued b-side recordings. Link in comments.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Single Gun Theory - Like Stars In My Hands

1991. They call this downtempo electronic dance music. You might like the ethereal vocals and the sampling. Lead singer Jacqui Hunt has carried on and did a solo album in 2008. Link in comments.