Thursday, June 21, 2018

Annette Sings Golden Surfin' Hits

Twelve tracks in all and sounding great. Link in comments.

MST3K - Clowns In the Sky 2

A second MST3K collection, this one being from the Mike Nelson Era. Link in comments.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Six-String Samurai - Soundtrack - 1998

This film included 13 tunes from The Red Elvises, all re-recorded especially for the soundtrack. Lucky us. This is the only Red Elvises CD that is out-of-print. Link in comments.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Vivian Stanshall - Men Opening Umbrellas Ahead - 1974

By request. An unsettling album about rage and despair with little humor to be found. I doubt you will listen to this thing twice. Link in comments.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Spamalot - 2007

A live stage performance. I don't know how a video like this gets on the loose but it's often out of Australia. Link in comments.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Clowns In The Sky - Mystery Science Theater 3000

This is from 1996 and out-of-print. There are a lot of tracks here including the Theme Song in 3 versions, A Clown in the Sky, A Patrick Swayze Christmas, Master Ninja Theme Song, Music From Some Guys in Space, and 22 more. Link in comments.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Annette - 1960

Her first solo album. Boys became smitten by her - so they say. Link in comments.

Annette - Muscle Beach Party - 1964

This was another one of Annette's Post-Disney beach movies, family-safe of course, with Frankie Avalon as always, and with comedic help from Buddy Hackett, Don Rickles, and Morey Amsterdam. Weight-lifters Bill Cunningham and Peter Lupus are on the album cover. Where is Peter's right arm? Well? Link in comments.

Monday, June 11, 2018

National Lampoon - Lemmings - 1973

This is the off-Broadway show which became the HBO film that never aired. A copy of the film is on YouTube right now but you will prefer this video which is twice the size and twice the quality. Link in comments.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Andy's Gang - 1957

This was an after-school half-hour for children featuring Andy Devine and a magical frog that was summoned by exclaiming "Plunk your magic twanger, Froggie!" The middle 15 minutes of the show was always the next installment of some tedious serialized story. Link in comments.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

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. He also brought us Tooth Fairy and Masked Minuteman, both available on this blog. Chickenman link in comments.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Night Flight - 1991 - TV

Night Flight aired on the USA Network from 1981 to 1988 and reruns were syndicated in the 90's. Those episodes are now available on the subscription channel Night Flight Plus. Fifteen-minute edits of NF are also airing on the IFC network. Link in comments.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

National Lampoon - High School Yearbook

From 1964. 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. Link in comments.

The Annoying Music Show

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

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

John Cleese - The Alimony Tour - 2011

John explains the origin of his fondness for black humour with some examples being the Dead Parrot sketch and his eulogy at Graham Chapman's memorial service. Link in comments.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

NATIONAL LAMPOON - White Album - 1980

A collection of 17 tracks. "Gay Alliance" with John Belushi, Chevy Chase, and Christopher Guest really worked for me. It's so dumb. Link in comments.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

The B-52's - Kate Pierson Talks

Kate Pierson - the redhead from The B-52's - tells the story of the band and also talks about her work with REM and her recent solo album. Tunes are included. Link in comments.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Ann Miller - Too Darned Hot - 1953

Ann breaks the 4th wall repeatedly but it's OK because this was a 3-D movie. Link in comments.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Stingray - Ep1 - 1964

Another Supermarionation show from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. In this one the action seems to take place under water. Link in comments.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Golden Throats 4

Telly Savalas shines. Link in comments.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Golden Throats 3

Jack Palance and Slim Pickens give it a try this time. Oh dear. Link in comments.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Golden Throats - 1988

The first Golden Throats album. Sebastian Cabot and Jack Webb are just two of the talents you will enjoy. Link in comments.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Movie - 1995

This show ran for 2 years and then spawned this movie. Our beloved Nerd Duo appears twice but only briefly. Link in comments.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

National Lampoon Magazine

The magazine ran for 25 years starting in April 1970. The issues are available here, beginning with year 1. Link in comments.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Dune - Alternative Edition Redux - 2012

A new edit of the film- shorter than the cable edit and longer that the theatrical release. Stream it here. If you like this you can download it from Archive.Org in high quality. Link in comments.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

W. C. Fields Records

Enclosed are 3 ripped phonograph records - The Great Radio Feuds, The Further Adventures of Larson E. Whipsnade, and Magnificent Rogue - The Adventures of W. C. Fields. Link in comments.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Triumph The Insult Comic Dog - 2003 - Video

Here is a rip of the show Triumph did for a live audience. Horatio Sanz might make you laugh helplessly. This thing is tasteless and for adults only. Link in comments.

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue - Series 11 part 2

Here is the rest of Series 11. Link in comments.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Triumph The Insult Comic Dog - 2003

A CD/DVD set that is now out-of print. Robert Smigel gets help from Conan O'Brien, Janeane Garofalow, Horatio Sanz, Jack Black, Maya Rudolph, Adam Sandler, and others. Here is the CD rip which yielded 21 tracks just for you. Link in comments.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Fireball XL5 - S01E01 - 1962

This show was in Supermarionation and was from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. It is much more fun, inadvertently, than their Thunderbirds Are Go was years later on. Give it a try, please. Link in comments.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue - Series 11

A 2-CD collection assembled in 2009 from four shows with a cast including host Humphrey Lyttleton, Colin Sell at the piano, Samantha, regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, and Graeme Garden, and special guests Jack Dee, Rob Brydon, Jeremy Hardy, and Stephen Fry. They are all very clever and quick. Link in comments.

Freaky Fast Delivery

The secret.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Vivian Stanshall - English As Tuppence - 2014

Another wonderful retrospective about Viv and the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. Included are new performances of I'm Bored and My Pink Half Of The Drainpipe.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Big Shot - Vivian Stanshall - 2001

Stephen Fry presents this second BBC Radio documentary about Vivian and the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. About 1 hour.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Firesign Theatre - Roller Maidens From Outer Space

1973. Phil Austin wrote this and FT performs it. Give it a listen. Link in comments.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Twisted Nerve - 1968

Hayley Mills at 22 portrays a young lady imperiled by a creep - a swell reusable plot idea. Shout at the screen - it won't help anything. Link in comments.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Story Of Jeff Lynne and ELO

A one-hour video documentary with appearances by Paul, Ringo, and others. ELO is touring the USA this year, by the way. Link in comments.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Firesign Theatre - Pink Hotel Burns Down

1996. After a hiatus the group scraped up material which became this album. Link in comments.

Friday, May 4, 2018

The Unknown Marx Brothers - 1993

A video documentary about the brothers - covering the stage act, their success in movies and radio, the break-up, and what happens next. Home movies and interviews with family are included. Leslie Nielson narrates. Link in comments.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Hellstrom Chronicle - 1972

A visual feast of a documentary about insects. A fictitious Professor Hellstrom narrates and pleads his case. There is a twist at the end. Link in comments.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Blue Oyster Cult - 1986-03-27

Another live recording lightly edited for FM broadcast. It's the mid-eighties this time and you get six of the newer tunes sandwiched between four classics. Link in comments.

Monday, April 30, 2018

A Firesign Chat With Papoon - 1972

This material was released in November 1972 and so coincided with a Presidential election. Link in comments.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Blue Oyster Cult - Live Video

This video was recorded in Largo, Maryland in 1976. The performance includes a bass guitar solo - the 5 guitars interlude - flooding the floor with cold carbon dioxide - guitar on guitar action - laser and smoke effects - Chuck Berry kicks during the synthesizer solo - REAPER performed as an encore - and Buck breaking all of his guitar strings at the end. I am glad to have finally seen a BÖC show from this era. Link in comments.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Blue Oyster Cult - 1982-09-24

This was recorded live and broadcast on syndicated FM radio and sounds much better than an old VHS rip. This recording was done to promote the BÖC tour and is a teaser, so you only get the 6 tunes. Link in comments.

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. Dan Coffey is retired and living in Thailand BTW.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Blue Oyster Cult - 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.