Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Midnight Special - 1976


Let's march forward 3 years and see what we get. This show has MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT and many more. Link in comments.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Midnight Special - 1973


Fifteen live performances from The Doobie Brothers, Billy Preston, Jim Croce, Gladys Knight and the Pips, T-Rex, Loggins and Messina, Linda Ronstadt, Argent, Helen Reddy, Steely Dan, Johnny Nash, Seals and Crofts, Anne Murray, War, and the Edgar Winter Group - in that order. Link in comments.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Casey Kasem - American Top 40 - 7/21/1979


This moment in American Pop Music delivered a mix of Balads, Rock, Country, and Disco that was difficult to enjoy. Try it on for size. Links in comments.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Pete Bergman in The Tick - 2001


The fate of METCALF is described in the Tick Pilot and shown in the never-aired episode 2. Firesign Theatre's own Pete Bergman played the part. Link in comments. Say, season 2 of the new Tick live-action will arrive in early 2019.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Leo Kottke - 12 StrĂ­ng Blues - 1969


This is Leo Kottke's first album, recorded live in Minneapolis in a coffee-house named The Scholar. Soon it will have been out-of-print for half a century. Link in comments.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Americathon - 1979


PROCTOR and BERGMAN wrote the play that became this film. You are not a Firesign completeist until you've seen this. Peter Reigert, Harvey Korman, Fred Williard, and John Ritter star, with cameos by Elvis Costello, Tommy Lasorda, Peter Marshall, and Meat Loaf. George Carlin narrates. Link in comments.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Graham Chapman - Brown Trouser Job


This DVD covered Graham Chapman's 1988 USA College Tour. Extras include an animated Q&A - thanks to Terry Gilliam, some more questions and answers, a commercial Graham did for SOLAGLAS, and a bungee jump by Graham. Also included is an Iron Maiden music-video in which Graham appears. Link in comments.

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Tales From The Rhino - Disk 2 - 1985


23 more tracks of funny and strange stuff from Rhino. Try the Lounge version of DANCING IN THE DARK. Link in comments.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Tales From The Rhino - Disk 1 - 1985


21 tracks of funny stuff from Rhino. One of the tracks is FISH HEADS. This is the fixed downloadable. Link in comments.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Neil Innes discusses Vivian Stanshall - 2009


Mathew Parris talks Vivian with Neil and Ki for 30 minutes. It's informative, funny, and sad. Link in comments.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Rhino Records Sampler - 1978


Wild Man Fisher introduces Rhino artists Gefilte Joe and the Fish, Fred Blassie, the Temple city Kazoo Orchestra, and lots more. It's Not Very Pretty. Link in comments.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

World's Worst Records - 1983


This offering actually is Not Very Pretty Music for once. It's a Rhino product and includes THE CRUSHER and much more unpleasantness. Link in comments.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Mel Brook's Greatest Hits - 1978


Here are the hits from High Anxiety, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and more. Link in comments.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Blue Oyster Cult - Imaginos - 1988


This is the original CD which is out-of-print and will stay that way and fetches $190, used. Ouch. Someone should share it. I could...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Vera's Mysterious Behavior

This video can only surprise you once. Watch closely please.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Keith Richards - Life - 2010


In this audiobook Keith tells his story of the Rolling Stones from start to finish. There is also Keith's relationship with Anita Pallenberg and their years of heroin addiction. Keith also talks guitars and delivers dump-trucks of dirt on Mick Jagger. Link in comments.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Fleetwood Mac - Tango In The Night - 1987


This one-hour film was taken from the Shake The Cage tour. Lindsey Buckingham is freshly quit and two new guitarists are aboard. Link in comments.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Long Way Home - Live - 1979


Breakfast In America became album of the year for Supertramp and contained this hit which got airplay all summer long. This live performance is pleasingly faithful to the original. Stream it or download it or both.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Glad All Over - 2015


A BBC documentary about The Dave Clark Five with video clips and testimonials from Sir Paul and many more knighted and un-knighted persons. 110 minutes. Link in comments.

Friday, September 14, 2018

The History Of the Dave Clark Five - 1993


The Dave Clark Five have long been given short shrift by history, consigned to the "Merseybeat" category. But hits like "Glad All Over," "Bits and Pieces," and the gorgeous "Because" still stand out as classy pop records. On the other hand, the DC5's cover of the Contours' "Do You Love Me" stands out as one of the more unbridled, edgy English singles of the sixties. The band actually had a winning way with both more rocking material and softer, poppier sides. While this two-disc anthology is probably a little much for most, the serious pop collector will find a great deal here to celebrate. --Skip Heller