Friday, June 16, 2017

Vivian Stanshall - The Canyons of his Mind

A BBC-TV documentary about Vivian Stanshall from 2004. The surviving band members contribute along with the Band Manager and Stephen Fry. About 1 hour and 280MB. Link in comments.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

WFMU - Sixty Second Song Remixes

This is a plug for WFMU, an NYC radio station that also streams and also offers podcasts. I entered this contest and won an appearance on the 80-track CD. Here are the best 18 tracks from the CD for you to enjoy. It's fun to hear Hotel California again without the time commitment, and the same goes for Stairway To Heaven and Bolero. There is something interesting going on in every track. Link in comments.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Popeye Soundtrack - 1980

Harry Nilsson wrote the tunes for this musical film and Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, and the rest sang them. Link in comments.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Steve Martin - Born Standing Up - 2007

Steve explains the process by which he eventually succeeded as a comedian. About 4 hours. Link in comments.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Surf-Age Nuggets Volume 3 and 4

Here are 2 downloads to complete your Nuggets collection. Links in comment.

Surf-Age Nuggets Volume 2

Volume 2 of the collection of Surf that was chosen to compliment COWABUNGA - THE SURF B0X. Link in comments.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Surf-Age Nuggets Volume 1

A collection of Surf that was chosen to compliment COWABUNGA - THE SURF B0X. Together they should encompass the 160 best Surf tunes in the known universe. Link in comments.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Lady Jane Soundtrack - Stephen Oliver

Here is a second tilt at making a soundtrack album for this film which never had a soundtrack album. It is very much improved. Hope you like. Link in comments.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Terror in the Aisles - 1984

Donald Pleasance and Karen Allen present a collection of horror-movie moments. Included is a montage of victims desperately racing through their homes locking doors and windows which could amuse. Link in comments.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The New Improved Bob & Ray Book - 1985

Here are the Bob and Ray of the Eighties doing their thing in stereo. 35 sketches in all. Link in comments.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Vintage Bob And Ray - 1973

This is a better overview of Bob And Ray with quality audio. Twenty bits in all. Link in comments.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Bob and Ray - Volume 1A

Here are 25 of their humorous radio shows from the late 40's. The sound is a little muddy and will have to do. Link in comments.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

It Came From Hollywood - 1982

Gilda Radner narrates this collection of outrageous movie moments, with help from Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, plus Cheech and Chong. It's fun. About 70 minutes - Link in comments.

Friday, May 19, 2017

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.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

All Time Great Bloopers Volumes 5 and 6

This might have been the last blooper collection from Kermit Schaefer. Some of these are played for a live audience which helps. Merv Griffin of CBS-TV describes these as "really marvelous". He should know. Link in comments.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Zingers From The Hollywood Squares - 1972

Radio stations would spin records like this one in promotion of their network-affiliated TV shows. I now suspect that the stars were somehow being fed their funny answers. Link in comments.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Steve Martin - Pure Drivel - 1998

Steve is as funny as ever in this effort which is now out-of-print. About 2 hours long. Link in comments.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Darwin Awards - Next Evolution - 2008

Human fallibility can be fun and has been documented in Ripley's, True Facts, Fenton and Fowler's, and elsewhere. This Darwin Awards book became a 3-CD audiobook with 115 tracks that could consume 2.5 hours of your listening life. Link in comments.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Marx Brothers - Original Radio Broadcasts

A four-record box set in which the brothers cut it up with Bing, Fannie Brice, Jane Powell, Mel Torme, Betty Grable, Jack Benny, Mel Blanc, Lucille Ball, Dinah Shore, and others. It all went out on LIVE RADIO. Link in comments.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Best Of Bloopers

You saw the TV commercials selling this record. Now it's yours for free. Play it here or download with a right-click.

Friday, May 5, 2017

George Takei - To The Stars - 1994

Side 1 covers George's Internment Camp years, UCLA, and his acting in Rodan, General Hospital, Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, and more. Side 2 is about Trek and the friction within the cast. It's still going on today. Link in comments.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Saints - All Fools Day - 1986

This may be the best album from the Aussie Punk band. It contains TEMPLE OF THE LORD, ALL FOOLS DAY, and JUST LIKE FIRE WOULD, a tune recently recorded by Bruce Springsteen. Link in comments.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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. About 90 minutes. Link in comments.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Inside Star Trek - 1996

Solow and Justman tell even more of the Star Trek story and vent upon Roddenberry, Ellison, Shatner, and others. Link in comments.

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Star Trek Story - BBC - 1996

The BBC surveys the franchise using interviews with the actors and producers. What a Son-Of-A-Gun Gene Roddenberry turned out to be. A 1-hour, 340MB video - link in comments.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dr. Demento - 20th Anniversary Collection

This early collection has classics like EAT IT, STAR TREKKIN, FISH HEADS, and 33 more. Link in comments.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Superman - The Monkey Mystery - 1952

The climax of the episode is Superman smashing the skulls of the two bad-guys together, rendering them unconscious or perhaps dead. So thought this 6 year-old critic. About 180MB. Link in comments.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Gong Show - 1008 and 1009

Two more shows. Enjoy. Link in comments.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Gong Show - 1002 thru 1004

You will see June Lockhart wallop the gong like it owes her money. Link in comments.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Dr. Demento's 25th Anniversary Album - 1995

Another double-disk collection of tunes. This collection has a lot of my favorites - all in CD quality at last. Link in comments.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dr. Demento's 30th Anniversary Album - 2000

A double-disk collection with some tunes that never previously aired on his radio show. This turns out to be a good thing. Link in comments.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Demento's Momentos - 1982

Doctor Demento picked his 16 favorites for this LP. I think I WANT TO KISS HER was included because it involves The Supreme Court Of The United States. So the story goes. Link in comments.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Trapped In The Body Of A White Girl - 1987

Julie Brown is funny and tasteless like a female Michael O'Donoghue. This was her first record. Link in comments.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Gong Shows 1005 and 1007

Show 1005 has Buddy Hackett, Sheri Lewis, and Bill Bixby. Show 1007 has Jaye P. Morgan, Artie Johnson, and Abby Lane. Jaye says something that results in an audio and video bleep. I have a guess of my own. Link in comments.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Inside Star Trek - 1976

In 1976 Star Trek was thriving with syndication, the cartoons and novels, and convention appearances by Gene Roddenberry. This LP was part of Roddenberry promoting the franchise and trying to make a movie happen - and he succeeded.

The World's Worst Records - Vol 2

David Lee Roth gets the mick - and there are 15 additional tunes. Link in comments.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

The World's Worst Records - Vol 1

Some of these tracks are intentionally bad and shouldn't be included, perhaps. Others are the sought-after earnest failures. Link in comments.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Begatting Of The President - 1969

Orson Wells evokes more pleasure than laughter as he scholarly savages Tricky Dick. Not everyone will enjoy this thing. Link in comments.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Woody Allen Volume 2 - 1965

This was Woody's second album. See if you like. Link in comments.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Wonderful Wacky World Of Woody Allen

This was Woody's first album and his art seems as mature as it was 20 years later. Link in comments.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Three More Gong Shows

The judges for these shows were Alan Sues, June Lockhart, Gavin McLeod, Anson Williams, Phyllis Diller, Pat Harrington, Arte Johnson, Eva Gabor, and Peter Lawford - all lost in the sands of time. Yet the UNKNOWN COMIC remains. Discuss. Link in comments.

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Gong Show - 1010

The Unknown Comic appears. We love him. Link in comments.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Gong Show - 1001

Watch an Elvis impersonator get gang-gonged, and so much more. Link in comments.

Time Life - Elvis Love Songs

The King sings 15 love songs just for you.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The All-Star Gong Show Special - 1977

A Best-Of with Jaye P. Morgan, Artie Johnson and Jamie Farr. Link in comments.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Greaser Instrumentals Vol 1

Very early Surf and Rock tracks from poorly documented American Garage bands - I think. The Shadows are not the British band of the same name but the Fendermen are the guys that later did MULE SKINNER BLUES. It is all very enthusiastic and you might enjoy.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Time Life - The Power Of Love - 1996

24 tracks all about precious sweet true love. Link in comments.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Flash Gordon Radio Serial - 1935

This was the first adaptation of the comic for radio- running for 26 episodes and ending with Flash and Dale getting married. Shucks. Six and one half hours in all. Link in comments.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Time Life - AM Gold - 1967

It's all about 1967 this time with artists including Bee Gees, Monkees, Turtles, and Cowsills. Link in comments.