Tuesday, April 24, 2018

BÖC - Live 1976 - Audio

This concert in Maryland was recorded in mono and went to VHS. In 1991 it was bootlegged to DVD, I think, and still later made into a mono audio CD. This recording is the DVD audio improved a bit with Matrix Spatializer. Link in comments.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Millions - EST - 2004

A very pleasant ending for this Danny Boyle film.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Leo Kottke - Live in Europe - 1980

A fine year for Leo Kottke. There are 11 tracks - one of which is AIRPROOFING. Leo also sings PAMELA BROWN. This is one of two albums by LK which are out-of-print. Is it a mystery or just a bootleg? Link in comments.

It Came From Studio One - 2005

These are all Iowa bands and artists recorded in the studios of Public Radio station KUNI. You can't have heard of these groups unless you are one of those Minnesotans, Missourians, etc. 16 tracks in all. Turn your back - walk away. Easy-to-ignore link in comments.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

En Koskaan Polta Tupakka

Try some of this foreign culture. It's enriching.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Ready Player One - A soundtrack for the novel

A blog visitor has assembled a soundtrack of his own for the novel READY PLAYER ONE, starting with a list from author Earnest Cline. It is now 113 tracks and 800MB in size and so is packaged as 3 downloads. Some of you are going to really want this thing. Links in comments.

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Moody Blues - Prelude - 1987

This is a collection of 12 rarities by the Moodies. The quaint CITIES reached chart position #2 stateside in 1972 and the perplexing LATE LAMENT reached #11 in 1974. The other 10 tracks charted at #26 or lower or never charted at all. Link in comments.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

DUNE - An Interview - 1983

David Lynch and Frank Herbert smugly discuss their film DUNE - before the disastrous previews and frantic re-editing of the film for theatrical release. We find Frank - having taken no spice himself - relaxed, and working on the script for the presumed sequel.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

BÖC - Heaven Forbid - 1998

This album is also out-of-print like Curse Of The Hidden Mirror. HARVEST MOON is very nice and perhaps some of the other tracks will improve with listening. Buck Dharma has suggested that a new BÖC album might happen but that was a year ago. Link in comments.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Blue Öyster Cult - Curse Of The Hidden Mirror

This CD is 17 years out-of-print and may never be reissued and fetches $73 on Amazon, used. I could put a link for it in the comments, I suppose. I might. Maybe.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Saints - All Fools Day - 1986

These Aussies did not care for the Punk sound and their product was uneven. TEMPLE OF THE LORD became a great music video, and you might enjoy the tunes JUST LIKE FIRE WOULD and ALL FOOLS DAY as well. JUST LIKE FIRE WOULD was recently re-recorded by Bruce Springsteen.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Firesign Rarities - 2002

60 or so bits for commercial radio, each a minute long, and some longer ones including a Proctor-Bergman report. Link in comments.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Beatles Biography - 2005

An eight-hour-long audiobook about the Fab Four, from their beginnings to the end. Link in comments.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Bond, James Bond

This classified file contains ten hours of Bond Music to make your day more exciting than it already is. Link in comments.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Firesign Theatre - Give Us A Break - Live

It's just Proctor and Bergman, actually, in promotion of their LP of the same name. Link in comments.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Shoutcast Surf Music - 12 hours

You might find this music easy to enjoy, easy to ignore, and your favorite companion while you work. Link in comments.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Wonder Woman - 1975

Today's movies about Wonder Woman are all very well and good but here is the pilot for the television series starring Lynda Carter - the definitive fighting Amazon Princess. Link in comments.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Firesign Theatre - The Big Internet Broadcast of 1996

A live streaming variety show starring most of Firesign Theatre and The Radio Free Oz Players. Pete Bergman is red hot. Link in comments.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Jeff Lynde - Electric Light Orchestra - Hyde Park - 2014

Jeff Lynde and ELO perform their hits. About 80 minutes. Stream it or save it. Link in comments.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Once Upon Atari - Part 3 and 4

These 2 episodes complete the documentary. Links in comments.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Marx Brothers - Duck Soup

This is the most popular of the Marx Brothers films - so claim the Propeller-Beanies at Wikipedia. It's the one with the mirror routine. Link in comments.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Once Upon Atari - Part 2

More of the Atari story in the early 80's. You will hear from Robert Fulop who put Easter Eggs into both Missile Command and Space Invaders. Link in comments.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Once Upon Atari - Part 1 - 1999

Howard Scott Warshaw - designer of Raiders of the Lost Ark and more - interviews other Atari designers and Mr. NOLAN BUSHNELL! This is as close as we will get to having been there ourselves. Link in comments.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Marx Brothers - Original Voice Tracks

Gary Owens narrates this documentary about the Marx Brothers' movies. Link in comments. Click the picture above to make it larger.

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Marx Brothers on Radio

The brothers did a lot of radio before the age of television. Here they do sketches with Dinah Shore, Bing Crosby, Jane Powell, Mel Blanc, Lucille Ball and many others. About 4 hours. Link in comments.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Asha Bhosle Music Videos

Asha is heard but not seen in these 25 videos. Link in comments.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Animal Crackers - 1930

The Marx Brothers performed this piece many times for live audiences and only then did it go to film. That's why the film is so good. Link in comments.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Vivian Stanshall - Dog Howl In Tune - 2005

Viv sings old songs and some new ones. A few tracks are by a female that could be Ki. 25 tracks in all. Link in comments.

The Best Of Asha Bhosle - 2001

Asha Bhosle is the most-recorded singer in Bollywood and in the whole world for all that. If you listen to these 14 tunes you will still have 11,986 tunes to go. Link in comments.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Gigantis The Fire Monster - 1955

Godzilla is back in a second film and contends with a new threat - Gigantis. It's all bite-and-go for awhile but Godzilla prevails. A chilling ending follows. Watch it and download it. Link in comments.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Golden Throats 2 - 1991

Here is some more Cringe from Mae West, Bing, Nimoy, Shatner, Chad Everett, and others. Link in comments.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Firesign Theatre - College Park, Maryland, 1981

FT toured in early 1981 and happened to perform at the Hoff Theater on the same day President Reagan was shot. That explains this tasteless bootleg cover-art. The show was performed in 3 acts and includes material from Fighting Clowns, Thank You Mister President, Lawyers Hospital, and Nick Danger's Frame Me Pretty. It's all very interesting for FT fans. About 2 hours long. Link in comments.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Monty Python - Live At The Hollywood Bowl - Letterbox

Here it is, looking even better in a letterbox format. Link in comments.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Return to Jollity Farm - 1997

The first BBC documentary about the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. Others were to follow. Link in comments.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Candy - The Original Ending

This movie was changed when it was reissued. Music by The Byrds and Steppenwolf was removed, and worse yet, they amputated Candy's final spoken words. How fortunate for the rascals that author Terry Southern was too dead to complain. Link in comments.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Half Moon Street - 1986

Some ticket-buyers found this provocative and thrilling. Others wanted their money back. Link in comments.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Romance With A Double Bass

1974. A charming comedy film from John Cleese and wife Connie Booth. Link in comments.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

An Evening with The Firesign Theatre - 2017

Last September Phil Proctor and David Ossman presented "An Evening with the Firesign Theatre (Or What's Left Of It!)" at the Library of Congress in Washington. They performed their sketch entitled "The History of the Art of Radio, Revised," and discussed the history and impact of the Firesign Theatre with video clips, slides, and reminiscences. View or download the video if you like. Link in comments.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Jeff Lynne Documentary - 2015

A one-hour documentary about Jeff Lynne with testimonials from the Beatles and Tom Petty. Jeff led the Electric Light Orchestra, wrote for movies, produced for the Beatles, and was in The Traveling Wilburys. He recently did a new ELO album. Link in comments.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Millennium - 1989

This Sci-Fi film suffered from delays and rewrites and may disappoint a bit. Play it or download it. Link in comments.

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Real Ripping Yarns - 2014

A TV documentary about Boys' Literature back when with Michael Palin and Terry Jones. Play it or download it instantly. Link in comments.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

It Came From Hollywood - 1982

Gilda Radner narrated this collection of outrageous movie moments. Download it or watch it almost instantly. Link in comments.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Matching Tie And Handkerchief

1973. This was the fourth record from Monty Python's Flying Circus. There is some mischief here because Side 2 had two grooves instead of just one. There were two different audio streams in store for you depending upon how you drop the needle. This trick rivals the Moody Blues record in which Side 2 was infinitely long. Link in comments.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Who is that Scout?

With his first and last appearance in Season 5, it's Sailor Copier-Guy.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

J-Men Forever - 1979

This is Proctor and Bergman's crazy pastiche of re-dubbed clips from Republic serials. It's a scream and is reposted here so as to be enjoyed instantly. Link in comments.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Fellini's Casanova - 1976

Here is the Fellini film in a hand-held presentation for your instant gratification. Link in comments.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Between Time And Timbuktu

Here's another Public Television movie made android-friendly. Visit the comments to play it or download it.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Lathe Of Heaven - 1980

This great Public Television movie is reposted here in an android-friendly format which you can stream almost instantly. Link in comments.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Deep Purple - Made In Japan

The band made a tour of Japan in 1972 that resulted in this live album. Originally intended as a Japan-only release, its worldwide release made it an instant hit. It remains one of rock music's most popular and highest selling live-concert recordings(wikipedia). Link in comments.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Firesign Theatre - Rarities 3

Two long pieces; THE BIG SNOOZE and COVERT INAUGURATION are included along with some odds and ends. Link in comments.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

The New World of Leonard Nimoy

It's 1970 and Leonard goes for a country sound. Featured tunes include I WALK THE LINE, PROUD MARY, and EVERYBODY'S TALKIN'. Link in comments.