Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Beatles Christmas Records - 1963 - 1969

The Beatles did seven of these and that was that. They are fun. Link in comments.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Doctor Demento - Greatest Christmas Hits - 1989

Allan Sherman, Weird Al, and Bob & Doug Mckenzie contributed to this 16 track collection. Gift in comments.

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Very Best Of Doctor Demento - 2001

Eighteen tracks in all, including one by the Doctor himself. Link in comments.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

NATIONAL LAMPOON - White Album - 1980

A collection of 17 tracks from the seventies. The track "Gay Alliance" with Belushi, Chevy, and Christopher Guest really worked for me. Link in comments.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Barbarella Soundtrack - 1968

Merry Christmas! The Barbarella Soundtrack is finally out-of-print. Link in comments.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Star Wars Episode 6 - Return Of The Jedi




Now may be the right time for you to review Episode 6 in preparation for Episode 7 - The Force Awakens. The downloadable contains the above audio as well as the invaluable Read-Along booklet.  Link in comments. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

National Lampoon - Lemmings - 1973


I was aware of the record but not the off-Broadway show which became the HBO film that never aired.  Perhaps the ensemble disappointed the Suits at HBO. A copy of the film is on YouTube right now but you will prefer this video file which is twice the size and twice the quality.  Link in comments.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Masked Minuteman - 1976


Here is the complete 65 episode run of Dick Orkin's Masked Minuteman. Enjoy.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

NATIONAL LAMPOON - The Best Of #4


Here is the 1974 Special in a great-looking PDF.  Enjoy.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Adventures Of The Tooth Fairy


Another series from Dick Orkin that people remember fondly. Here are the first 85 of them. The other episodes are perhaps lost.  Also included are the first 15 episodes of The Masked Minuteman.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Chickenman Original Series - Part 2


The photo above is not the real Chickenman but is instead a fraud perpetrated by WHB Radio, Kansas City, Missouri. Nice try.  Here are the 94 episodes completing the original series.  Enjoy.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Chickenman Original Series - Part 1

The first run of Chickenman consisted of 187 episodes, so they say, with additional shorter runs to follow such as Chickenman Versus The Earth Polluters and others. Here is the first batch of 93 episodes from the first series with the remaining 94 to follow.

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Best Of Chickenman


Dick Orkin of Chicago's WCFL Radio created the campy Chickenman character in 1966 and voiced it for 273 or so episodes. The complete 14 CD set of Chickenman is gone forever it would appear.  The Best Of Chickeman record is also dead. MOSTLY dead. Link in comments. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

National Lampoon Radio Hour

Here are batches 2, 3, and 4 of the show to complete your collection.  Links in comment.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

National Lampoon Radio Hour - 1973

The show ran for almost 2 years beginning in 1973. The bad taste had to be toned-down for air I would think. There are 50 or so of these hour-long episodes.  Here are the first 6 of them in a zip file that is 389MB in size.  You like Nat Lamp, I bring you more Nat Lamp.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

National Lampoon Radio Dinner - 1972


Here, for the sake of completeness, is this classic National Lampoon record.  Track 8 involves a great Joan Baez imitator.  The lyrics are incorrect and outrageous and she sounds just like Joan.   

Monday, November 2, 2015

National Lampoon - 1964 High School Yearbook


This is out-of-print.  Used physical copies of this book are available on Amazon for $95 if you like.  Also included is an interview with the founder of the National Lampoon, and an episode of the National Lampoon Radio Hour.  Party on.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Bye Bye Birdie - 1995


Jason Alexander and Vanessa Williams star in this effort which is faithful to the original Broadway show.

Incorrect Music - 2000

Music expert, author, and WFMU DJ Irwin Chusid sifted a lot of music to find what he describes as Incorrect or Outsider Music.  He wrote a great book about this which you can find on Amazon.  He also did a WFMU show called Incorrect Music with the clever and quick Michelle Boule' for some years.  Many of these early shows are gone from WFMU's online archive which will not do. Here are the 18 earliest shows in my collection. Here are 3 CD's worth divided into 6 downloads. Links in comments.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Big Bad Boss Beat Of The Wedge - 1980


Rhino Records brought us this EP which included remakes of Penetration and Mr. Moto, as well as three brand new tunes.  Fun.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fellini's Casanova - 1976


This film was first sold as a laserdisk and shabby bootlegs appeared on DVD-R.  Today the movie is available as a foreign pressing with English subtitles and the voice of actor Donald Sutherland is absent!  Enclosed please find a great-looking 2GB AVI of the film which closely resembles the original.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Psychologically Ultimate Seashore - 1987


Some very large claims are made concerning this Compact Disc.  Please let us know if any of them turn out to be true.  Link in comments.

The Dirt Surfers - Trailer Park Kids - 2000


This charming early effort from the Surfers was brought to us by MP3.com.  Link in comments.  

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Annoying Music Show CD


This Public Radio show had a playlist very like WFMU's Incorect Music. Enclosed please find 21 very earnest efforts in high quality audio.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Euro Dance Hits - 1994


Of special interest here is the very fine Rhythm Is A Dancer by Snap and also What Is Love by Haddaway which was used often on Saturday Night Live.  Perhaps you remember More And More by the Captain Hollywood Project?  Link in comments.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar II


Twenty tracks by the Tornadoes, The Rhythm Rockers, The Del-Vetts, The Catalinas, The Surfaris, The Trashmen, Jery Cole & His Spacemen,  and more.  Link in comments.

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Lathe Of Heaven - 1980


This was the first movie produced by American Public Television.  I loved the movie when it aired in 1980 and wanted to see it again. But it did not air and was not available for sale!  In 1987 I found a web page from a person who was willing to provide VHS copies to the faithful  and got one.  The movie went into print 13 years later and I bought the DVD.  It has gone out of print since and will probably stay that way.  Learn more about the movie here. You could download a 329MB version of the movie from YouTube but I think you will prefer the quality of this 1.58GB file instead. I blame an old version of Filzip for my problem earlier with the downloadable. Link in comments.

Monday, September 28, 2015

F/X - EST - 1986


Here is the video with included outtakes.  They all break the 4th wall I think.  

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Cowabunga! The Surf Box - Disc 4


Disk 4 completes the set. Link in comments.

Cowabunga! The Surf Box - Disc 3


One more after this. Link in comments.

Cowabunga! The Surf Box - Disc 2

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1963 was the big year for Surf music.  Link in comments.

Cowabunga! The Surf Box - 1996 - Disc 1

The first two discs are full of early gems; the third disc covers the decline of surf music in the late sixties, and the final disc gives us a survey of modern surf-revival music. I heart Rhino Records but this box is out-of-print and will probably stay that way. Link in comments.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

George Van Eps' Seven-String Guitar - 1967

That extra guitar-string makes a difference. Apparently this album was distributed to radio stations such as Iowa Public Radio but no records were then pressed for public sale. The album doesn't exist on Wikipedia. Link in comments.

Kitty is a very BAD Mystic

Well, the video has been taken down, again, by one William Moore, who claims to own the video. I will not post the video to YouTube again as it will only be taken down again. Oh well. You may be able to find it elsewhere or on YouTube someday.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Air Supply - Lost In Love - 1980

Press PLAY if you are 50+, female, and speak English. Sigh......

National Lampoon - Years 22 to 28

One last zip file to download. Rapture.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

National Lampoon - Years 14 - 21

Two zip files to download. Link in comments.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

National Lampoon - Years 8 through 13

Two links to two zipfiles, each about 1GB.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

National Lampoon - Years 2, 3, and 4

Archive.Org has posted all the issues of the magazine for anyone with an internet connection to read. So someone should post all the issues as PDF so they can be enjoyed offline as well. It might be practical for that someone to bundle them up in 1GB zip files. Link in comments.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

National Lampoon - Year 1

The magazine ran for 25 years starting with the April 1970 issue. Interested?

Monday, August 24, 2015

Dark Side Of The Rainbow

This is also known as Dark Side of Oz or The Wizard of Floyd and refers to the pairing of the Pink Floyd album Dark Side of the Moon with the film The Wizard of Oz. It results in moments in which the two seem to correspond. Visit Wikipedia to learn more about the claims of synchronicity.

The Youtube version of this video is muddy and I wanted to make a better one available. A person who works in DVD authoring made this for us. The resulting video tastes great and is less filling at 396MB. Link in comments.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

In Search Of The Castaways - 1962

Maurice Chevalier and lovable Hayley Mills sing the tunes ENJOY IT and LET'S CLIMB from the Disney movie. They are each so cute - please don't make me choose. Link in comments.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Not Fade Away - The Buddy Holly Story

Listen to musicians, family, friends, and Buddy Holly himself in this definitive, deftly-edited radio documentary about his band and it's end. Link in comments.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Alice In Wonderland - 1959

Mouseketeer Darlene narrates and helps sing. Images from the record booklet are included. Link in comments.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Successors To The Beach Boys

Here they are. Love them. Their name is... The Dukes Of Surf.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Cinderella Soundtrack - 1950

You might remember the song Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo and those mice. Link in comments.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A Fish Called Wanda - EST

I like this tune which closes the film. Credit the combination of classical and rock guitar.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

David Frye Collection

My most frequent visitor, Anonymous, dropped his external hard drive and wants his Frye back. I notice also that some of my older downloadables, hosted by THE BOX, are no longer available. Thanks for nothing, BOX, and be my guest and die, die, and die some more. Here are three David Frye LP's previously posted on this blog - Richard Nixon Superstar, Radio Free Nixon, and Nixon - A Fantasy. Enjoy. Link in comments.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Roger, Helen, Enya, and Anne

This jukebox holds four singles. Play them please. For rebellious satisfaction play them simultaneously.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen - 1963

I vividly remember where I was when this bizarre and astonishing tune played on the radio for the first time. The previous song had been something from Pat Boone. Wonderful.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre - Senseless Cruelty - 1989

This is the last ensemble project by The Ducks if you ignore the "Zadar - Cow From Hell!" film from 1989 and the reunion show they did in 2005. The five Ducks- Jim Turner, Leon Martell, Merle Kessler, Dan Coffey, and Bill Allard worked separately thereafter. Link in comments.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Traveling Wilburys - Dirty World

This tune still holds up for me. And it has no dirty words.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Greetings From Duck's Breath - 1985

This cassette was available in 1985 which proves that Wikipedia doesn't know everything. It collected material by the Ducks between Out Of Season( 1980 ) and Born To Be Tiled( 1986 ). And there is more stuff from The Ducks out there. Link actually in comments, honest.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Mai Kuraki - Baby I Like - Remix

Credit Perry Geyer of Cybersound for this special remix. Try it with headphones.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre - Born To Be Tiled - 1986

Here is the second and last LP from Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre. Randee of the Redwoods, Dr. Science, and Ian Shoales reappear. Find their first album *Here*. Link in comments.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Best Of TKK - 2004

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult still exists and did a new CD just last year. This Best-Of from 2004 was a fine survey of the band so-far and is out-of-print. Link in comments. Here is a link to a very early album from TKK as well.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Eight Miles High - Joe Goldmark

All of the harmony in this song from The Byrds seems to survive the transcription for Pedal-Steel Guitar. Press play and see if you think so too. Crank it up.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

This Old Heart Of Mine - 1989

This tune was 5 weeks at number 1 in 1989. It's too bad Ron Isley and Rod Stewart did not record a few more tunes together. If you would like the video, freshly ripped from a 26 year-old video cassette, the link is in the comments.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

No Matter What Shape - 1966

This tune was used in an Alka-Seltzer commercial and then momentarily shot up the radio charts to number 3. Play it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Dumbo and Pinocchio

Here are 2 more Disney Records. Jiminy Cricket appeared in the Pinocchio film and also narrates the Pinocchio record. His later films included working with Donald Duck I believe.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Polynesia!

Here is some Polynesian music recorded before it was improved by electric guitars, caucasian songstresses, and Webley Edwards. For myself I like the lap-steel sound that was introduced years later. Link in comments.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Disney - The Scarecrow Of Oz

It's fun to hear Ray Bolger portray the Scarecrow again on this Disney record. The story is based on the L. Frank Baum book of the same name. Illustrations are included. Link in comments.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

John Fahey Visits Washington - 1979

John Fahey founded Takoma Records and propelled the careers of Leo Kottke and others. I didn't read the Tsunami of text on the back of this particular record jacket having fallen for this old Fahey trick previously. Be my guest. Link in comments.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Stephen Oliver - Lord of The Rings - 1981

A lot of fans know Stephen Oliver as the composer of the music for Lady Jane. He wrote for the theater and also did this for the BBC Radio adaptation of Lord Of The Rings. This music should remind you of what you loved about Lady Jane. Link in comments.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Ask Doctor Science - 1991

Here are 40 or so Ask Doctor Science spots that were often heard on Public Radio back when. They were created by Dan Coffey and Merle Kessler of Iowa's own expatriated Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre. Also included is the radio play Dr. Science And The Sea Monkeys From Hell. Link in comments. I also recommend the TV special The Ask Dr Science Official National Science Test on Youtube.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Waikiki's - Pearly Shells From Hawaii

Here's the kind of Hawaiian music I heard so much of and prefer. This gal keeps staring... I think there is something going on with you two.

Monday, May 4, 2015

All Time Great Bloopers Volumes 5 and 6

This might have been the last blooper collection from Kermit Schafer. Some of these are played for a live audience which helps. Merv Griffin of CBS-TV describes these as "really marvelous". Dial 1-800-LINK-IN-COMMENTS and we will rush you a deluxe folder with the album art and the complete set of 81 HILARIOUS blooper tracks! This is an EXCLUSIVE limited-time offer. Order yours today!

Friday, May 1, 2015

W. C. Fields - Original Voice Tracks - 1970

Gary Owens introduces funny scenes from the films of W. C. Fields. Enjoy. The link was broken but is now fixed.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Snow White, Alice In Wonderland, and Sleeping Beauty

One more batch of Disney vinyl overstock. Hope you like. Link in comments.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hawaiian Favorites - 1957

America sure seemed to be in love with Hawaii after World War 2. As a young paperboy I saw a lot of living rooms with Hawaiian themes. By the way, the model on the record jacket isn't authentically Hawaiian - she's more like the music inside.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Bambi, Hansel and Grettel, and The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Here are three Disney records. The production is good, and Sterling Holloway does the voice work on the third disk. Sterling also reads Peter And The Wolf on the flip-side, making 4 tales in all with cover art included.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

101 Dalmations

This Disney record tells the story with voice actors and song and all in 24 minutes. Enjoy.

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Marx Brothers - Original Voice Tracks

Gary Owens narrates this collection of funny movie moments. Link in comments.