Monday, December 21, 2009

Various Artists: Its Midnight Xmess Part III

Various Artists: Its Midnight Xmess Part III

1. Reindeer n' Whiskey - The Iguanas
2. Celebrate! - Whooping Cranes
3. "Yuh, Xmess" - Gorhounds
4. My Sears Catalogue - Sharky's Machine
5. Xmas Will Never - The Love Pushers
6. Merry Christmas, Baby - The Senders
7. Mrs. Claus Has Menopause - The Sterilles
8. Staring in the Eye of God - The Woofing Cookies
9. Are You Ready for Christmas - Luther n' B.B.B.'s
10. One Winter's Night - The Brood
11. December Mourning - Crocodile Shop
12. Christmas Comes to Those Who Wait - Dimentia 13
13. The Last Noel - John Frankovic

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Various Artists: A Midnight Christmas Mess

1. Christmastime Here (Could Never Be Like That) - Wednesday Week
2. On Comet - The Point
3. Christmastime With You - The Cheepskates
4. Here's What I Want on a Christmas Day - Justin Love
5. Christmas Dance - Johnny Rabb
6. Gotta Get Lucky for Xmas - Johnny Rabb
7. Xmas Time (It Sure Doesn't Feel Like It) - The Dogmatics
8. Last Minute Rush - The Cheepskates
9. Merry Christmas - Plan 9
10. Christmas Tyme (Baby) - Yard Trauma
11. Forget It - Nadroj & The Wolrats
12. Schizophrenic X'mas - The Suburban Nightmares
13. Gloria (in Excelsis Deo) - The Tryfles
14. It's Christmas (A Time for Giving) - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
15. Silent Night (J.D.'s Salute to Phil Spector) - Droogs

Various Artists: Oh! No! Not Another... Midnight Christmas Mess Again!!

Various Artists: Oh! No! Not Another... Midnight Christmas Mess Again!!

1. Hazy Shades of Winter - The Slickee Boys
2. Christmas I'll Be Home - The Vipers
3. Star - The Cheepskates
4. Santa is Comin' Down Again - The Psycho Daisies
5. Santa Ain't Santa - Woofing Cookies
6. Jesus Christ - The Love Pushers
7. O Tannenbaum Now - Das Furlines
8. Blue Christmas - The Ravens
9. Wreck These Halls - Howard & Jag's X-mas Vacation
10. Sleighbell Bop - The Holidays
11. Coal in My Stocking - The Backbones
12. Christmas Eve at KNL (Kansas Neurological Institute) - The Iguanas
13. Snow is Falling - Dementia 13

Friday, December 18, 2009

David Rose-Little Drummer Boy

Side One
01 Carol Of The Bells
02 Little Drummer Boy
03 The Christmas Waltz
04 The Christmas Tree
05 The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
06 I Saw Three Ships
Side Two
Deck The Hall
The First Noel
Joy To The World
Silent Night
O Come All Ye Faithful
03 The Twelve Days Of Christmas
04 Toyland
Christmas Is Coming
Angels We Have Heard On High

(reissue of 'The David Rose Christmas Album' Capitol ST 2853 Released in 1968,
and by the way, many of the songs from this LP came from the Main St. Christmas Area Music Loop at Disneyland.)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Beatles - Christmas Records 1963 - 1969 (Doctor Ebbets)

Starting in 1963, the Beatles started recording and releasing a special 6 or 7 minutes christmas single, in the shape of a 7 inch flexidisc (looks like a single, but is thinner and made of plastic), which they had distributed to members of their official fan club. These recorda are very rare today and difficult to get hold of.

1) The Beatles Christmas Record December 6, 1963 (Lyntone LYN 492)
Description: Amongst christmas greetings and other things other things a comical rendition of "Good King Wenceslas" and towards the end the chorus from "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Marks).
Recorded Oktober 17, 1963.
2) Another Beatles Christmas Record December 18, 1964 (Lyntone LYN 757)
Description: Includes the classic "Jingle Bells," individual greetings and the ending jingle "Can You Wash Your Father's Shirts?"
Recorded: October 26, 1964.
3) The Beatles Third Christmas Record December 17, 1965 (Lyntone LYN 948)
Description: Contains "Yesterday," "Happy Christmas to Ya List'nas," "Auld Land Syne," the Four Top's "It's the Same Old Song" and "Christmas Comes But Once a Year."
Recorded November 8, 1965.
4) The Beatles Fourth Christmas Record Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas December 16, 1966 (Lyntone LYN 1145)
Description: A Monty Python-like record (or to be more accurate, the Goon Shows) , with amongst other things "Everywhere It's Christmas," "Orowanya," "Please Don't Bring Your Banjo Back" and the dramatic mini-play "Podgy the Bear and Jasper Visit Felpin Mansions."
Recorded: November 25, 1966.
5) Christmas Time Is Here Again! December 15, 1967 (Lyntone LYN 1360)
Description: includes the rocking "Christmas Time is Here Again," (later released in conjunction with the Anthology-project) "Plenty of Jam Jars" (performed by fictional band the "Revellers"), and finally John's poem "When Christmas Time is Over."
Recorded: November 28, 1967.
6) The Beatles 1968 Christmas Record December 20, 1968 (Lyntone LYN 1743/4)
Description: a collage of sounds and Fab greetings, including "Happy Christmas, Happy New Year," Johns poem "Jock & Yono" and "Once Upon a Pool Table." Guest-appearing artist Tiny Tim destroys "Nowhere Man".
Recorded in November, 1968.
7) The Beatles Seventh Christmas Record December 19, 1969 (Lyntone LYN 1970/1)
Description: A visit to John and Yoko in their home, Ringo plugs his movie "The Magic Christian" and Paul sings "This is to Wish You a Merry, Merry Christmas." George is featured only briefly.
Recorded autumn 1969.

LP: From Then To You (Title in the USA: The Beatles Christmas Album)
Released: December 18, 1970 (Apple SBC 100) USA-edition, (Apple LYN 2154) UK-edition.
Description: A compilation of all these above mentioned flexis. As with the flexis, only fan club members were given a copy of this LP. Apart from the free copy, more copies could be ordered from the fan club. This was the first time americans could listen to the 1963-record, since they started with the 1964 flexi. The two editions of the LP has different names and also different album sleeves. The american one is the most popular a la the british A Hard Day's Night LP, but featuring photos from different years. Both the UK and USA versions of this LP are extremely rare, and have been counterfeited several times. In 1997, Ringo said that Apple has plans to release this LP on CD to a broader audience.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Kay Martin & Her Bodyguards - I Know What He Wants For Xmas

1.) Hang Your Balls On The Xmas Tree
2.) I Want A Casting Couch For Christmas
3.) Come On Santa, Let's Have A Ball
4.) The Night Before Christmas Binge
5.) Santa's Doing The Horizontal Twist
6.) Santa's Going To Be Late Tonight
7.) The Girls Were All Happy
8.) I Know What You Want For Christmas
9.) A Funtastic Panorama Of On-Stage Humor

Conquer The Video Craze

01 Introduction
02 Centipede
03 Defender
04 Stargate
05 Dig Dug
06 Donkey Kong
07 Pac-Man
08 Ms. Pac-Man
09 Tempest

Dig Dug
Donkey Kong
Ms Pac-Man

*thanx to WMFU

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sound 8: Background Music For Your Personal Movies

01 Music For Family Fun (1:46)
02 Music For Family Fun (0:34)
03 Music For Majestic Scenes (1:16)
04 Music For Majestic Scenes (0:39)
05 Music For Travel Scenes (2:28)
06 Music For Water Activities (1:25)
07 Music For Party Scenes (2:34)
08 Music For Vacation Fun (2:15)
09 Music For Sports Events (1:49)
10 Music For Children's Activities (1:11)
11 Music For Children's Activities (1:08)
12 Music For All Kinds Of Fun (4:41)
13 Traffic (1:07)
14 Laugh, Large Crowd (0:22)
15 Applause, Large Crowd (0:21)
16 Crowd, Large (0:47)
17 Children Playing Outdoors (1:02)
18 Dog Barking, Puppy (0:21)
19 Dog Barking, Full-Grown (0:26)
20 Cat Meow (0:17)
21 Motorboat, Start-Run-Stop (1:00)
22 Diving Board, Children (0:23)
23 Slide Whistle, Three (0:11)
24 Automobile, Start-Pull Away (0:12)
25 Bo-ing Effect, Three (0:13)

*thanx to 365 days project and WMFU

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Songs About Dogs - Frank Milano and the Golden Orchestra

01 How Much Is That Doggie in the Window
02 Overture and Introduction
03 Chihuahua (Cha Cha Cha) (for fredo)
04 Great Dane
05 Cocker Spaniel
06 The Terriers
07 German Shepherd
08 I'm a Dachshund
09 The Hunting Dog (Retriever, Setter, Springer)
10 St Bernard
11 Just Plain Dog ( for jack and benny (R.I.P) )
12 Pekinese
13 Dalmatian
14 Boxer
15 Collie
16 Les Poodles
17 Boston Bull (How Come There Is No Dog Day)
18 Take a Bow-Wow-Wow

Laurie Johnson & Orchestra - The Avengers

01 - Theme From 'The Avengers
02 - Bali Ha'i
03 - Minor Bosa Nova
04 - My Favourite Things
05 - I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
06 - It's a Raggy Waltz
07 - Sabre Dance
08 - Call Me Irresponsible
09 - I'm Old Fashioned
10 - Baubles, Bangles & Beads

for bennie.....r.i.p 'little buddy' love 2u4ever!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Frank Zappa - Francesco Zappa (1984)

Francesco is a 1984 album by Frank Zappa, often referred to as "Francesco Zappa". It features chamber music by the Italian composer Francesco Zappa, who composed between 1763 and 1788. Frank Zappa found an entry for him in the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and then researched his sheet music in the library at UC Berkeley. The two musicians are not related.

Track listing

All selections composed by Francesco Zappa and performed by Frank Zappa on the Synclavier.
Side one

1. "Opus I: No. 1 First Movement: Andante" – 3:32
2. "No. 1 2nd Movement: Allegro con brio" – 1:27
3. "No. 2 1st Movement: Andantino" – 2:14
4. "No. 2 2nd Movement: Minuetto grazioso" – 2:04
5. "No. 3 1st Movement: Andantino" – 1:52
6. "No. 3 2nd Movement: Presto" – 1:50
7. "No. 4 1st Movement: Andante" – 2:20
8. "No. 4 2nd Movement: Allegro" – 3:04
9. "No. 5 2nd Movement: Minuetto grazioso" – 2:29
10. "No. 6 1st Movement: Largo" – 2:08
11. "No. 6 2nd Movement: Minuet" – 2:03

] Side two

1. "Opus IV: No. 1 1st Movement: Andantino" – 2:47
2. "No. 1 2nd Movement: Allegro assai" – 2:02
3. "No. 2 2nd Movement: Allegro assai" – 1:20
4. "No. 3 1st Movement: Andante" – 2:24
5. "No. 3 2nd Movement: Tempo di minuetto" – 2:00
6. "No. 4 1st Movement: Minuetto" – 2:10

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


The Making Of Freak Out!: An FZ Audio Documentary is a box set by Frank Zappa. The set was announced by the Zappa Family Trust in mid-2006. It commemorates the 40th anniversary of and features previously unreleased material from Zappa's first album, Freak Out! It was first issued as a 2-CD set (official release #78), and then as a limited edition 4-CD box set (official release #77) available only through the official Zappa website.
4-CD version

Disc 1:

Original 1966 Stereo LP Mix of Freak Out!.

Disc 2:

None of these tracks have previously appeared in any format outside the Vault other than the configuration offered herein.

1. Hungry Freaks, Daddy - Vocal Overdub Take 1
2. Anyway the Wind Blows - Vocal Overdub
3. Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder - Vocal Overdub Take 2
4. I Ain't Got No Heart - Vocal Overdub Master Take
5. Motherly Love - Vocal Overdub Master Takes
6. I'm Not Satisfied - 2nd Vocal Overdub Master, Take 2 (Rough Mix)
7. You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here - Vocal Overdub Take 1 (Incomplete)/Take 2 (Incomplete)
8. You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here - Basic Tracks
9. Who Are the Brain Police? - Basic Tracks
10. How Could I Be Such a Fool? - Basic Tracks
11. Anyway the Wind Blows - Basic Tracks
12. Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder - Basic Tracks
13. I Ain't Got No Heart - Basic Tracks
14. You Didn't Try to Call Me - Basic Tracks
15. Trouble Every Day - Basic Tracks
16. Help, I'm a Rock - FZ Edit
17. Who Are the Brain Police? (Section B) - Alternate Take
18. Groupie Bang Bang
19. Hold On to Your Small Tiny Horsies...

Disc 3:

1. Objects
2. Freak Trim (Kim Outs A Big Idea)
3. Percussion Insert Session Snoop
4. Freak Out Drum Track w/ Timp. & Lion
5. Percussion Object 1 & 2
6. Lion Roar & Drums From Freak Out!
7. Vito Rocks the Floor (Greek Out!)
8. "Low Budget Rock & Roll Band"
9. Suzy Creamcheese (What's Got Into You?)
10. Motherly Love
11. You Didn't Try to Call Me
12. I'm Not Satisfied
13. Hungry Freaks, Daddy
14. Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder

Disc 4:

1. Wowie Zowie
2. Who Are the Brain Police? (Section A, C, B)
3. Hungry Freaks, Daddy
4. Cream Cheese (Work Part)
5. Trouble Every Day
6. It Can't Happen Here (Mothermania version)
7. "Psychedelic Music"
8. "MGM"
9. "Dope Fiend Music"
10. "How We Made It Sound That Way"
11. "Poop Rock"
12. "Machinery"
13. "Psychedelic Upholstery"
14. "Psychedelic Money"
15. Who Are The Brain Police?
16. Any Way the Wind Blows
17. Hungry Freaks, Daddy
18. "The 'Original' Group"
19. "Necessity"
20. "Union Scale"
21. "25 Hundred Signing Fee"
22. "Tom Wilson"
23. "My Pet Theory"
24. "There is No Need"

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Frank Zappa - Lumpy Gravy (1967 Capitol version)

The album's conception came about in late 1966 when a Capitol Records producer named Nick Venet offered Zappa the chance to record an album of orchestral music. At this point in his career he was known to the public only as a rock musician. Zappa assembled approximately 40 of the very best session musicians (including legendary guitarist Tommy Tedesco) at the Capitol Records studio in Hollywood in February and March 1967 to record an album of his instrumental compositions. Though Zappa was credited as conductor the ensemble was actually led by veteran Hollywood musician Sid Sharp under Zappa's supervision. Zappa gave the group an absurd name, the "Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra and Chorus", to match the music.

There was a long delay between the initial orchestral recording sessions and final release in May 1968. This was caused by a dispute between MGM Records and Capitol Records. As first prepared for Capitol, the album contained music from the studio orchestra only with a total playing time of about 22 minutes. However MGM had already signed Zappa to their Verve Records division in early 1966 as a member of The Mothers of Invention. Zappa believed his MGM/Verve contract allowed him to work on outside projects as long as he did not sing or play. MGM disagreed. It claimed ownership of the recordings and sued to stop all distribution of the Capitol album. Under terms of the settlement MGM/Verve agreed to purchase the recordings.

This early version of Lumpy Gravy was released on stereo 4-track cartridge tape format in 1967 only. It contains only orchestral music, about a couple of minutes of which is unique material which is not on the LP/CD version. According to Zappa himself, the Capitol 4-track of Lumpy Gravy is one of the rarest official Zappa releases - if not the rarest. Capitol had also begun preparation of the vinyl LP record as well as a 7" single from the album ("Sink Trap" b/w "Gypsy Airs") but these did not get past the test pressing stage.A recording of the all-orchestral version, sourced from a stereo acetate demonstration disc believed to have been stolen from Capitol's vaults, circulated amongst collectors for a number of years. In 2009, the Capitol version was finally released officially (sourced from a mono master tape) as part of the Lumpy Money box set.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Frankie Stein And His Ghouls

Frankie Stein and His Ghouls, a fictional studio creation designed to profit off the "Monster Kid" generation of the early 1960's. The Frankie Stein formula was as simple as it was brilliant; cool low budget horror cover art, creepy sounding song names with a suggested dance listing after the title ("Hully Gully, Frug"), and spooky sound effects laid on top of the actual music (which was a potpourri of twist & beat numbers that sometimes had frightful compositional overtones & sometimes didn't)

Friday, October 23, 2009

ZACHERLEY - The Cool Ghoul

In the annals of modern entertainment, you would be hard-pressed to find anyone who's had a longer and more richly-varied career than John Zacherle. Recording artist, television star, announcer, disk jockey, emcee, Zacherle has capably filled these roles and several others. Yet it is for one role that Zacherle has attained show business immortality. For baby boomers, he will be remembered as the best of the horror hosts in the form of his creation, Zacherley, the most clever, most original and funniest of a once thriving breed.

Dracula's Greatest Hits

The coolest Monster Mash-inspired record of the 1960’s was this groovy 1964 concoction by comic Gene Moss and Billy Riley, a swinging round of parody songs that have a wonderfully hip Halloween vibe. With songs like “I Want To Bite Your Neck” and “King Kong Stomp” you know this one is a gasser! Especially with the awesome back and cover art by the late great Jack Davis.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Buckethead - Mad Monster Party

01 Frankenseuss Laboratories
02 Peppers Ghost
03 Gory Head Stump 2006 The Pageant
04 Ghost
05 Flesh for the Beast
06 Mad Monster Party
07 The Funeral
08 Ice Pick through Eyes
09 Night of the Slunk
10 Traveling Morgue
11 Slaughter Zone - The Haunted Farm
12 The Hand
13 Witches On The Heath
14 Angel Monster
15 Headstone
16 Spider Crawl
17 Buried Alive
18 Isle Of Dead
19 Frozen Brains Tell No Tales
20 The Spider's Web
21 The Corpse Plower

Happy Halloween!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Vampyros Lesbos Sexadelic Dance Party

Vampyros Lesbos is a 1971 film directed by Jesus Franco. It's an erotic horror tale inspired by Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. The main character, Linda Westinghouse (played by Ewa Strömberg), is a young lawyer who travels on a job assignment to an island where she meets the mysterious young and beautiful countess Carody (Soledad Miranda).
The film is considered by many to be one of Franco's best and a cult classic of European Exploitation film. Its score, composed by Manfred Hübler and Siegfried Schwab also gained a cult following when it was rereleased.
German composers Manfred Hubler and Siegfried Schwab (recording as Vampires' Sound Incorporation) created music sufficiently groovy and go-go to accompany Franco's freaked-out vision. Their crazy sounds are a speed-hopped swinger's bash of blaring trumpet, booming trombone, slinky organ, and spacy sitar, with a beefy foundation of mod guitar, bass, and drums. Eccentrically titled instrumentals like "The Lions and the Cucumber," "Droge CX 9," and "The Six Wisdoms of Aspasia" manage to be psychedelic in the way of both the Doors' haunting rock and the Fifth Dimension's up-up-and-away pop. Music ripe for revival, Sexadelic Dance Party falls somewhere between the glorious lounge orchestrations of Esquivel and the cheap Casio-funk porn music championed by bands like the Beastie Boys. It's just one more nugget mined from the overflowing heaps of past decades' trash culture.

Vampyros Lesbos Sexadelic Dance Party
1. Droge CX 9
2. Lions and the Cucumber
3. There's No Satisfaction
4. Dedicated to Love
5. People's Playground [Version A]
6. We Don't Care
7. People's Playground [Version B]
8. Ballad of a Fair Singer
9. Necronomania
10. Kamasutra
11. Message
12. Shindai Lovers
13. Six Wisdoms of Aspasia
14. Countdown to Nowhere

Friday, September 25, 2009

Songs The Cramps Taught Us - Volume 3'

Songs The Cramps Taught Us - Volume 3'.
Nat Couty - Woodpecker Rock
Macy Skipper - Bop Pills
The Blues Rockers - Calling All Cows
Mac Rebennack - Storm Warning
Larry Phillipson - Bitter Feelings
Terry Dunavan - Earthquake Boogie
The Sonics - He's Waiting
The Fanatics - I Will Not Be Lonely
The Instrumentals - Chop Suey Rock
Dell Raney - Can Your Hossie Do The Dog
The Shades - Strollin' After Dark
Jackie Lee Cochran - Georgia Lee Brown
Lonnie Allen - You'll Never Change Me
Jerry Warren - Rompin'
Kai-Ray - I Want Some Of That
Junior Thompson - How Come You Do Me?
The Rhythm Rockers - Madness
Warren Smith - Uranium Rock
Kit & The Outlaws - Don't Tread On Me
The Flower Children - Miniskirt Blues
The Standells - Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White
Dave Day - Blue Moon Baby
Shorty Long - Devil With The Blue Dress On
Ronnie Dawson - Rockin' Bones
Mel Robbins - Save It
Jimmy Lloyd - I Got A Rocket In My Pocket
Charlie Feathers - One Hand Loose
The Fendermen - Mule Skinner Blues
Paul Revere & The Raiders - Hungry
The Embers - I Walked All Night
The Bostweeds - Faster Pussycat Kill Kill

Songs The Cramps Taught Us - Vol. 2

Songs The Cramps Taught Us - Vol. 2
1.Hasil Adkins-She Said
2.Buddy Love-Heartbreak Hotel
3.Dean Carter-Jailhouse Rock
4.Fender Four-Margaya
5.Johnny Burnett-Tear It Up
6.Lightnin Slim-I'ts Mighty Crazy
7.Glen Glenn-Everybody's Movin
8.Carl Perkins-Her Love Rubbed Off
9.Slim Harpo-Strange Love
10.Charlie Feathers-It's Just That Song
11.Green Fuz-Green Fuz
12.Bill Allen-Please Give Me Something
13.Captain Beefheart-Hard Working Man
14.J.J.Jackson & Jackaels-Oo-Ma-Liddi
15.3 Aces & A Joker-Booze Party
16.Spark Plugs-Chicken
17.Jimmy Stewart-Rock On The Moon
18.Sonny Burgess-Red Headed Woman
19.Kip Tyler & Flips-Jungle Hop
20.Don & Galaxies-Sundown
21.Roy Orbison-Domino
22.Readymen-Shortnin Bread
23.Novas-The Crusher
24.Tune Rockers-Green Mosquito
25.Jesters-Peter Gunn
26.Count Five-Psychotic Reaction
27.Flames-The Bird
28.Red Crayola-Hurricane Fighter Plane
29.Kasenatz Katz Circus-Quick Joey Small
30.Rick Nelson-Lonesome Town
32.Jim Lowe-Green Door

Songs The Cramps Taught Us - Vol. 1

Songs The Cramps Taught Us - Vol. 1
1.Sparkles-Hipsville 29 B.C.
2.Dwight Pullen-Sunglasses After Dark
3.Link Wray-Fatback
4.Sherrif & Ravels-Shombolar
5.Riptides-Machine Gun
6.Bo Diddley-Dancing Girl
7.Trashmen-Surfin Bird
8.Walter Brown-Jelly Roll Rock
11.Third Bardo-Five Years Ahead Of My Time
12.Busters-Bust Out
13.The Phantom-Love Me
14.Jett Powers-Go Girl Go
15.Ronnie Cook & Gaylads-Goo Goo Muck
16.Runabouts-Strangeness In Me
19.Elroy Dietzel-Rockin Bones
20.Dale Hawkins-Tornado
22.Keith Courvale-Trapped Love
23.Freddie & Hitchikers-Sinners
24.Charlie Feathers-Can't Hardly Stand It
25.Andy Starr-Give Me A Woman
26.R.Lewis Band-Get Off The Road
27.Hayden Thompson-Blues Blues Blues
28.Lee Dresser & Krazy Kats-Beat Out My Love
29.Andre Williams-Bacon Fat
30.Jack Scott-The Way I Walk
31.Elvis Presley-Do The Clam

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In - TV Show Soundtrack

1. Cuckoo Laugh-In World
2. Monologue and Cocktail Party
3. New Talent
4. Personality of the Week
5. News Past, Present, and Future
6. Etcetera
7. Halftime
8. Here Come da Judge
9. Cocktail Party
10. Sock It to Me
11. Mod Mod World
12. Cuckoos
13. Goodnight Dick

Del Close - The Do It Yourself Psychoanalysis Kit

Del Close (March 9, 1934 – March 4, 1999), was born and raised in Manhattan, Kansas, the son of an inattentive, alcoholic father. He ran away from home at the age of 17 to work on a traveling side show, but returned to attend college at Kansas State. At the age of 23, he became a member of the Compass Players in St. Louis. When most of the cast moved to Chicago in 1959 to help form The Second City, Close instead moved to New York City to perform stand-up comedy, where he also performed in the Broadway musical revue "The Nervous Set" in 1959.

Around this time, Close also worked with John Brent to record the classic beatnik satire album How to Speak Hip. The album became a prized record for DJs worldwide, and was one of Brian Wilson’s favorite comedy albums.[citation needed]

In 1960, Close moved to Chicago – which was to be his home base for much of the rest of his life – to perform and direct with Second City. Close was fired from Second City due to his substance abuse and spent the latter half of the 1960s in San Francisco, where he was the House Director of The Committee theater, toured with the Merry Pranksters, and made light images for Grateful Dead shows.

After returning to Chicago in the early 1970s, Close was hired again to direct at Second City. He also performed and directed the Second City show in Toronto in 1977. Over the next decade he helped develop many of today’s leading comedians. Acolytes of Del Close have gained prominence in the field of comedy with astounding frequency. At any given time, roughly a quarter of Saturday Night Live’s cast has been composed of his former trainees.

Close spent the early 1980s in New York, as "House Metaphysician" at Saturday Night Live, coaching the cast in the wake of Producer Lorne Michaels' departure. He spent the mid-to-late 80's and 1990s teaching improv, collaborating with Charna Halpern in Yes And Productions and Improv Olympic, while slowly succumbing to emphysema. But he remained active, consumed pot brownies, and used various tobacco supplements. During this period, Close acted in several movies, including The Untouchables and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, where he played an English teacher. He also co-authored the graphic horror anthology Wasteland for DC Comics with John Ostrander, as well as co-wrote several installments of Grimjack's backup feature Munden's Bar. Finally, along with Charna Halpern he co-founded the ImprovOlympic Theater.

Legend has it that Close's last words were, "I’m tired of being the funniest person in the room." Before passing away, Close requested that his skull be given to the Goodman Theatre for use in Hamlet productions, on the condition that he should receive credit in the program as Yorick. However, in 2006 it was revealed that an alternate skull was given to the Goodman instead.[2] In honor of Del after his death, his former students the Upright Citizens Brigade created The Del Close Marathon.

Del's voice can be heard narrating in the Upright Citizens Brigade TV show opening credits.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

How to Speak Hip - Del Close and John Brent (1959)

How to Speak Hip was a comedy album by Del Close and John Brent, released by Mercury Records in 1959. The album presents itself as a didactic tool to be used by the listener to learn the secret language of the 'hipster'. As a parody of language-learning tools, the album presents a course in 'hip'. Basic concepts such as "cool" and "uncool" are taught, as well as vocabulary building ("dig", "dig it", "dig yourself, baby", "dig the chick", "dig the cat", "What a drag!"). Social notes are presented as for many language courses, and later in the album, the teacher (Brent) is taken on field trips into the secret life of the hipster (Del Close). However, the hipster rebels against participating in the teaching tool, leading to a humorously compromised teaching style.

The album itself was illustrated throughout. The woodcuts used as illustrations on the LP were stolen from Del's Chicago apartment in the 1980s.

Brian Wilson can be heard fondly mentioning this album in the box set The Pet Sounds Sessions during the highlights of the recording sessions of the album Pet Sounds; a full working title for the album's track "Let's Go Away For Awhile" was "Let's Go Away For Awhile (And Then We'll Have World Peace)," the parenthetical being an allusion to the album.

Michael O'Brien and John Elk's 45 rpm EP 'How To Speak Modern' (Gamera Records, 1980)

In 1980, a small independent San Francisco record label released a 7-inch EP inspired by the album -'How To Speak Hip' - An 'update' called 'How To Speak Modern'.

It attempted to capture (in just under twelve minutes) some of the same flavor of its predecessor with the lingo and habits of a new generation.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ken Nordine - Word Jazz

Ken Nordine (born April 13, 1920) is an American voiceover and recording artist best known for his series of Word Jazz albums. His deep, resonant voice has also been featured in many commercial advertisements and movie trailers. One critic wrote that "you may not know Ken Nordine by name or face, but you'll almost certainly recognize his voice."

The son of an architect, Ken Nordine was born in Chicago, Illinois. In Chicago he attended Lane Technical College Prep High School and the University of Chicago. He has three sons with his wife Beryl whom he married in 1945. During the 1940s, he was heard on The World's Great Novels and other radio programs broadcast from Chicago.

He attracted much wider attention when he recorded the aural vignettes on Word Jazz (Dot, 1957). Word Jazz, Son of Word Jazz (Dot, 1958) and his other albums in this vein feature Nordine's narration over cool jazz by the Chico Hamilton jazz group, recording under the alias of Fred Katz, who was then the cellist with Hamilton's quintet.

Nordine began performing and recording such albums at the peak of the beat era and was associated with the poetry-and-jazz movement. However, some of Nordine's "writings are more akin to Franz Kafka or Edgar Allan Poe" than to the beats. Many of his word jazz tracks feature critiques of societal norms. Some are lightweight and humorous, while others reveal dark, paranoid undercurrents and bizarre, dream-like scenarios.


Robert Ripley scoured the world in search of the strange, the miraculous and the unbelievable -but all were documented fact. He didn't have to scam the public by making the stuff up like today's ridiculous Tabloidshe was lucky enough to begin his search when the world still had distant corners with less-changed places. Truth is stranger than fiction - and Robert Ripley searched the world over for the oddest events, the strangest characters the most unbelievable oddities. But they are all true! Believe It Or Not!

Few kids growing up in the last half century did not fall under the spell of Ripley especially after the paperback book revolution put the many reprints of the original newspaper Believe it or Nots back in bookstores for well under a dollar!

Ripley began his careen as a sports cartoonist on the New York Globe, and drew the panels that are so distinctively a part of the Believe It or Not phenomena. During his career searching out this stuff, he visited 198 countries, traveling a distance equal to 18 complete trips around the world! Talk about sore feet!

A surpised man!The show sounds like Bill Stern delivering these radio Ripley's One Minute Shorts, with two stories per short show. They are without commercials, allowing the local station to sell the spots.

Collected for the amazement of succeeding generations, these flashes of the world's wonder are still amazing. Ripley's One Minute Shorts are actually 50 seconds. Believe It Or Not!

For other seemingly unbelievable facts, see also: Passing Parade and Strange As It Seems. For other short stories, see also Strange Adventure, Incredible But True, Five Minute Mysteries and Ellery Queen Minute Mysteries.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Cool Scene - Twelve New Ways To Fly (1959)

The Cool Scene - Twelve New Ways To Fly
Warner Brothers

Side A
01 - Dues Blues - Trombones Inc.
02 - I Love Paris - The Modern Touch Of Marty Paich
03 - The D.A.'s Man - Frank Comstock And His Orchestra
04 - Deserted Harem - The Big Sound Of Don Ralke
05 - It's A Lonesome Old Town - The Smart Set With Orchestra
06 - Improvisation - Robert Prince And His Orchestra

Side B
07 - Manteca - Marty Wilson & His Orchestra
08 - Invitation - Guitars Inc.
09 - The Stu Bailey Blues - Warren Barker & The Warner Bros Instrumental All Stars
10 - Come Rain Or Come Shine - The Signatures
11 - Pottsville,u - Chico Hamilton Quintet
12 - It's Alright With Me - Trombones Inc.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Van Dyke Parks - Song Cycle (1968)

Song Cycle is a 1968 album by Van Dyke Parks, known for its high ambition, gigantic budget for the era (it is still one of the most expensive albums ever made allowing for inflation), and subsequent low sales. The title is a reference to the genre of the Song Cycle.

The album's material explores unconventional song structures, and reflects a diverse range of Americana influences. The subjects of many songs, on the other hand, are Southern California locales, including Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Vine Street and Palm Desert.

The album was backed by producer Lenny Waronker, who placed Parks' musical freedom over budgetary constraints. The album made early use of eight track recording.

In response to the poor sales of the record after its release (despite some rave critical reviews), Warner Bros. Records ran full page newspaper and magazine advertisements that said they "lost $35,509 on 'the album of the year' (damnit)." The ad said that those who actually purchased the album had likely worn their copies out by playing it over and over, and suggested that listeners send in worn out copies to Warner Bros. in return for two new copies, including one "to educate a friend with."

Many musicians cite the album as an influence, including producer and songwriter Jim O'Rourke. O'Rourke worked with Parks and harpist Joanna Newsom on Newsom's record Ys. Joanna Newsom sought out the partnership with Van Dyke Parks after listening to Song Cycle.

Track listing

* All tracks composed by Van Dyke Parks, except where indicated

1. "Vine Street" (Randy Newman) – 3:40
2. "Palm Desert" – 3:07
3. "Widow's Walk" – 3:13
4. "Laurel Canyon Blvd" – 0:28
5. "The All Golden" – 3:46
6. "Van Dyke Parks" (public domain) – 0:57
7. "Public Domain" – 2:34
8. "Donovan's Colours" (Donovan Leitch) – 3:38
9. "The Attic" – 2:56
10. "Laurel Canyon Blvd" – 1:19
11. "By the People" – 5:53
12. "Pot Pourri" – 1:08

Note: the song "Van Dyke Parks" above (credited as 'public domain') is actually an interpretation of "Nearer, My God, to Thee", traditionally assumed to have been the last song played by the band on the deck of the Titanic, dubbed over battlefield recordings of Vietnam.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

'Wavy Gravy' For Adult Enthusiasts... Various Weird Recordings From The 50's & 60's

For many years there have been these bootleg compilations doing the rounds, generally referred to as Wavy Gravy 1 and 2. It seems that they were cobbled together from three obscure and long out-of-print albums (apparently) compiled by a 60s DJ called Wavy Gravy. The sound quality on the bootlegs was pretty lousy, obviously having been transferred from tape or vinyl (probably tape) and no one knew most of the track titles, whether all the songs were included, or even if they were in the correct order. But now, finally, one of the original source albums has been released on CD, with remastered, listed tracks.

The album itself contains a mixture of genres. There are weird country songs about serial killers, failed novelty songs, dance crazes that didn't catch on (and possibly weren't meant to), dire comedy records, and other assorted novelties. I assume all the songs come from the 60s. Thrown into the mix are some of the finest exploitation-movie radio trailers ever recorded. If there's an overarching theme, it's horror - the cover should give you some idea, showing an absurd monster of some description. This is about cheap, hilarious horror films; wrong sex; and music that probably shouldn't have happened at all. It's so much better than the sum of its parts. This isn't *just* about music so bad it's funny, or so jaw-droppingly weird you can't believe it exists. This is a *lot* of fun to listen to, and is guaranteed to be a big hit at parties...

Saturday, September 5, 2009

El Topo Soundtrack

This is the absolutely terrific soundtrack to Alejandro Jodorowsky's extreme, surreal and hypnotic western, El Topo (AKA The Mole or The Gopher).

The music, composed by Jodorowsky, is in a variety of styles; laid back, wild and psychedelic and straight-up funky. The tracks The Desert is a Circle and Flute in a Quarry are nice and long killer jazz-funk numbers.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Doors - Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine (1972)

Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine was The Doors' second compilation album (following 13), released in 1972. The album's title is a lyric from the song "The End." The album, like 13 and the 1973 The Best of the Doors, has not been released on compact disc. All of them were certified Gold or Platinum by the RIAA.

Two of the songs on the compilation, "Who Scared You" and "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further," were originally released as B-sides to 1969's "Wishful Sinful" and 1971's "Love Her Madly", respectively. This was the only official album release of the songs until "Who Scared You" appeared in the 1997 Box Set and "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further" appeared in the 2006 Perception box set. The only non-album track to remain unreleased on any album is the song "Tree Trunk", which was released as a B-side to "Get Up and Dance" in 1972.

The version of "Who Scared You" that was released on the Doors' Box Set is a shorter edit; part of the last verse is omitted. The full length song was released in 1999 on Essential Rarities, and later on the 2006 remastered release of The Soft Parade as a bonus track.


- --- Prepare yourself. This collection of Raymond Scott's electronic music is your ticket to uncharted realms. These 1953-'69 recordings were performed by Raymond Scott on pioneering music machines designed and built by Scott, such as the Clavivox, Electronium, Circle Machine, and Bandito the Bongo Artist. Also included are soundtracks of Scott's maverick (and decidedly 'non-kiddie') film collaborations with pre-Muppet era Jim Henson. A 144-page hardcover book features interviews with Scott colleagues, including synthesizer innovator, Bob Moog. The full-color book also contains countless unseen photographs, lab notes, schematics, and US patents. Over 2 hours of music... (Note: This is NOT a reissue; all music is previously unreleased.)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - The Grow Fins Box Set

Grow Fins is an impeccably assembled, lavishly produced, epic fanboy love poem to one of popular music's least popular and most influential geniuses, Don Van Vliet, a.k.a. Captain Beefheart. Packaged in a hardcover accordion folio that recalls the 78-rpm era, five CDs of demos, acetates, concert recordings, video footage, and radio broadcasts are packaged alongside 112 densely annotated, highly illuminating pages of previously unpublished text and photos that leap from trainspotting minutiae to insider revelation. The sound has been cleaned up considerably, but the set is essentially the world's coolest bootleg. The upshot is that if you love Beefheart's music, you're likely to have already one-clicked it, but if you are looking for an introduction to his idiosyncratic and totally addictive music, you should hear Trout Mask Replica, Lick My Decals Off, Baby, and Safe as Milk first. This set traces the various permutations and exhilarating development of the Magic Band, from bluesy garage punks to otherworldly, thoroughly orchestrated avant-Delta/skronk/rock avatars of the Trout Mask sessions to the rejuvenated new-wave-era group. Insights into the Magic Band's working method abound, notably with the earliest recordings of Trout, in which they're rougher sounding and mostly instrumental, although their exacting precision disproves the legend that the music was banged out in a free-form free-for-all; clearly, it was a laborious effort. The video footage from Cannes Beach, France, in 1968 and the Detroit "Tubeworks" show in 1971 is priceless. The radio appearances on disc 5 are also thrilling; Beefheart plays solo harp and sings relaxed, spine-tingling a cappella songs. After beginning John Lee Hooker's "Black Snake Moan," which shows off Beefheart's infamous, multi-octave range, he stops in the middle, informing a Boston radio host, "I just can't get it through this microphone--it's too little."

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Vivian Stanshall - Sir Henry at Rawlinson End

Sir Henry at Rawlinson End is a largely-spoken word, solo comedy recording by Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band member Vivian Stanshall. It had its origin in Vivian Stanshall's recordings for the John Peel Show on BBC Radio One in the mid 1970s, and a track on the Bonzo's 1972 album Let's Make Up and Be Friendly (United Artists UAS29288/Sunset SLS50418) by Neil Innes and Vivian Stanshall (which was also previewed on Peel's show in 1971, with Innes & Stanshall appearing under the name Freaks).

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse [Bonus Tracks]

The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse is the second album by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. By this time the band had changed their name to "The Bonzo Dog Band", dropping out the "Doo-Dah". The American version of this album was retitled Urban Spaceman and added their U.K. hit single "I'm the Urban Spaceman". The phrase "the doughnut in granny's greenhouse" is British slang for lavatory.

In 2007 the U.K. version was re-issued by EMI on CD with 5 bonus tracks.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Psychedelic Promos & Radio Spots Vol. 8

01. '21 Sounds For The Sunset' LP Ad
02. Frank Zappa - Hagstrom Guitar Ad
03. NBC News (Woodstock Story)
04. 'Dragnet' Anti LSD PSA
05. 4-H Club Ad
06. Trips Festival Promo
07. 'Barbarella' Movie Ad
08. Warner Brothers Records Ad (It's The Plastic)
09. Honer Harmonica Ad
10. Traffic - 'Traffic' LP Ad
11. John Raven Kraft - KOMA English Scene Promo
12. National Institute Of Mental Health Anti Drug PSA
13. Jeff Beck, Moody Blues & Ten Years After Concert Promo
14. Jack In The Box Restaurant Ad
15. Fresca Ad
16. Blues Magoos Concert Promo
17. Colours - 'Love Heals + Bad Day At Black Rock, Baby' Single Ad
18. Illinois Emergency Action Notification System Test
19. Panasonic Car And Home Stereo Ad
20. Love Concert Promo
21. 'The Good, The Bad And The Ugly' Movie Ad
22. Eye Magazine Ad
23. U.S. Marines Ad (Beat The Draft)
24. 'A Clockwork Orange' Movie Ad
25. Gretch Guitar Contest Promo
26. Frank Zappa - 'Secret Ceremony' Movie Ad
27. Iron Butterfly - 'Heavy' LP Ad
28. Muntz Cartridge City Music Store Ad
29. 'Reflections In A Golden Eye' Movie Ad
30. Steppenwolf - 'Monster' LP Ad
31. The Byrds Rose Palace Concert Promo
32. Sharon Tate - Coppertone 'Don't Make Waves' Movie Promo
33. KBLA News (Governor Ronald Regan Story)
34. Neil Diamond - Buick Automobile Ad
35. 'Stamping Ground' Movie Ad
36. Rotary Connection - 'Rotary Connection' LP Ad
37. The Listening Post Club Promo
38. The Rolling Stones Cow Palace Concert Promo
39. Jethro Tull - 'This Was' LP Ad
40. 7-Up Ad (Sitar)
41. All Star Cheetah Club L.A. Free Clinic Benefit Concert Promo
42. Atlantic City Pop Festival Concert Promo
43. B. Mitchel Reed - Edgar Allan Poe Electric Memorial Concert Ad (Day Of)
44. B. Mitchel Reed - The Beverly Hills Hippie Invasion
45. Buffalo Springfield Rainbow, Fresno Concert Promo
46. Frank Zappa - Sounds Incredible Music Store Ad
47. 'Free University' TV Show Ad
48. The Ventures - Hawaii Five-O LP Ad
49. 'The Thomas Crown Affair' Movie Ad
50. The Ohio Express Concert Promo
51. H.I.S. Clothing Store Ad (Fits The Shape You're In)
52. 'The Jokers' Movie Ad
53. The Fraternity Of Man - 'The Fraternity Of Man' LP Ad
54. Frank Zappa - Sprit Concert Promo
55. Colosseum - 'Those Who Are About to Die Salute You' LP Ad
56. 'Teenage Mother' Movie Ad
57. Dragonfly - 'Dragonfly' LP Ad
58. Go Magazine Ad
59. Janis Joplin Veterans Auditorium Concert Promo
60. 'Musical Mutiny' Movie Ad
61. NYC National Customer Auto Show Promo
62. Peanut Butter Conspiracy Concert Promo
63. Procol Harum - 'Shine On Brightly' LP Ad
64. Russ Sportswear Clothing Ad
65. Spirit Concert Promo
66. Steppenwolf - 'At Your Birthday Party' LP Ad
67. The Leaves Hullabaloo Concert Promo
68. Frank Zappa - St. Vitus Dance Concert Promo
69. 'The Producers' Motion Picture Soundtrack Ad
70. 'The Damned' Movie Ad
71. Nirvana - 'The Story Of Simon Simopath' LP Ad
72. Mountaindale Festival Concert Promo
73. Jean Town USA Clothing Store Ad

Psychedelic Promos & Radio Spots Vol. 7

01. BIG TNT Show – Promo Spot
02. In-Sound – Harry Harrison Promo Spot
03. Turtles – 'Turtle Soup' LP Promo Spot
04. 'The Wild Angels' – Movie Promo Spot # 3
05. Cliff Lipsom (Hair Musical performer) - Therablem Zit Cream Spot
06. Three’s A Crowd – LP Spot # 1
07. Creedence / Grass Roots - Long Beach Arena Concert Promo
08. Three Dog Night – 'It Ain’t Easy' – LP Promo
09. Jim Madison – WRCG, Washington D.C. - Request-O-Matic -Troggs
10. Troggs – Miller Beer Spot # 1 (Special Place)
11. Flying Nun – TV Show Promo Spot
12. Donovan – Live In Concert At The Bushnell, Hartford, CT.
13. Beach Boys – 'Sunflower' – LP Promo Spot
14. Color Foam, By DuBerry – “Color Foam Party”
15. Hondells – Honda Holiday (Joey Reynolds – Detroit Version)
16. Monterey Pop – Plug For The Who – KRLA Los Angeles
17. Fifth Dimension - Come Alive Show Promo (Scout Circuit ’67, Milwaukee WI)
18. 1966 School Hockey Tournament & Dance Spot – Twin Cities, MN
19. Surrey Clothes Shops – College ’66 - KQV, Hall Murray, Pittsburgh, PA
20. Monkees – TV Promo Spot # 1
21. James Brown – Dept. Of Labor Spot
22. Monkees – '33 1/3 Revolutions' Promo
23. Trini Lopez – Fresca “Blizzard” (Full Song)
24. Beatles – KLIF Dallas – Concert Promo
25. Catalinas – Coco-Cherry Mash (Full Song)
26. Monterey Pop Promo – KRLA Los Angeles, # 2
27. Donna Loren (& Dick Clark) Dr. Pepper Spot
28. Three’s A Crowd – Promo Spot # 2
29. Ban Deodorant – Unknown Band (Skydiving)
30. Box Tops – Coke Spot # 2
31. Lively Set – Coffee Promo
32. Joni Mitchell – 'Ladies Of The Canyon' LP Promo
33. Frank Zappa – Remington Electric Razors (Upgrade)
34. Fifth Street Exit - 7-Up, The Uncola (Full Song)
35. Big Jack TV Show Promo – Buckinghams Selective Seven, Critters (NYC)
36. Mod Squad - TV Promo Spot # 1
37. Bee Gees – Concert Spot – Anaheim Convention Center (1/68)
38. Yardbirds – Concert Promo - Catalina Island Spot # 2
39. Monkees – Kool-Aid Spot # 1
40. Beach Boys – Concert Promo (Al Jardine)
41. Paul Seargant – Nehru Jackets Spot
42. Troggs – Miller Beer Spot # 2 (Summer Time)
43. The In-Sound – Interview With The Chicago Loop # 1
44. 'The Wild Angels' – Movie Promo Spot # 4
45. Ban Deodorant – Unknown Band
46. Chambers Brothers - The Time Has Come – LP Promo Spot
47. Hendrix / Creedence Newport ’69 – Northridge, CA Concert Promo
48. Mamas & Papas – 'Anthology' LP Promo Spot
49. The In-Sound – Interview With The Chicago Loop # 2
50. Sunrays – Kentucky Fried Chicken Spot
51. Seekers – 'Georgie Girl' LP At The Broadway
52. Beatles – KLIF, Dallas - Beatles Kit Contest
53. Stone Ponys – Pepsi Spot
54. Beach Boys – Dance Dance Dance - Promo Spot (Brian)
55. Troggs – Miller Beer Spot # 3 (Invitation)
56. Monkees – Head Promo Spot # 2
57. Beatles – KLIF Dallas – Honer Harmonica Contest
58. Beach Boys – Concert Promo – (Dennis)
59. In-Sound – Interview With Mitch Ryder
60. Square World Of Ed Butler – Boyce & Hart - TV Show Promo Spot
61. Lulu – Gentle Care Hair Spot
62. Mod Squad – TV Promo Spot # 2
63. Aorta & Cryan’ Shames Ensemble – Navy Promo Spot
64. Four Seasons – Beachnut Gum Spot
65. Monkees – TV Promo Spot # 2
67. Box Tops – Coke Spot # 3
68. Fantastic Dee Jays – T&C Lancers Shoes (Full Song)
69. William Penn & His Pals – PSA Airlines Spot
70. In-Sound – Interview With Brian Jones
71. Sting-Rays – Life Savers Sours (Full Song)
72. Monkees – TV Promo Spot # 3
73. Kingsmen – Do The Krunch (Full Song)
74. Harlequin Vipers – Heston Stadium, Arkansas Concert Promo
75. Four Seasons – Joey Reynolds Theme Song (Detroit)
76. Menster & Phipps – Great Shakes Spot
77. Lovin’ SpoonFul / Turtles / Sopwith Camel - WFGN – City Auditorium Concert Promo – Birmingham, AL
78. KLIF – Klassic Album - Promo Spot
79. Monkees – Kool-Aid Spot # 2
80. Paul Is Dead – Big Curl Radio
81. Turtles – Pepsi Spot
82. Glass Family – David’s Rap – House Of Glass Promotional 45

Psychedelic Promos & Radio Spots Vol. 6

01. Doors, Steppenwolf, Chambers Bros – Hollywood Bowl Concert Spot
02. 'The Wild Angels' – Movie Promo Spot # 1
03. Small Faces – 'There Are But Four Small Faces' – LP Promo Spot
04. Tommy James & Shondells – Real Girl Make-Up Spot – 12/7/67
05. Grateful Dead – Pot Bust News Snippet – KFWB, Los Angeles – 10/3/67
06. Tom McCan’s Shoes – Wide Trackin’ – Unknown Band – 12/5/67
07. Chat With The Beatles – KNUZ, Houston TX - 6/16/65
08. Champagne Brothers at Teen Hall – Houston TX - 6/16/65
09. Varsity Magazine - Win A Trip To Hollywood Spot - 6/16/65
10. PJ Proby Shindig Spot # 1 – Buddy McGregor, KNUZ, Houston TX - 6/16/65
11. PJ Proby Shindig Spot # 2 – Buddy McGregor, KNUZ, Houston TX - 6/16/65
12. Monkee Tripper Spot # 1 (Davy Jones) – KHJ, Los Angeles – 9/7/66
13. 7-Up Spot – Unknown Band – 6/16/65
14. Garner State Park Concert Spot – Neal Ford & Fanatics etc. - Houston TX - 6/16/65
15. Ralph Harris – McCleans Toothpaste Spot – 6/16/65
16. Go! Show Clothes Offer, Sponsored by Pepsi (Come Alive) 5/4/67
17. MIT Union Ballroom Concert Spot – Mickey They & Them, Psychedelic Sensational, Seven Sounds–WRIT–Milwaukee 5/4/67
18. 'Monterey Pop Festival' - Movie Promo Spot -5/3/69
19. Yellow Payges – “Finger Poppin’ Party” Yellow Pages Promo (Full Song)
20. ABC News Story – Beatniks in Rome – 4/22/66
21. Bobby Shumer – Wild Root 360 – Hair Goo Spot 4/22/66
22. The Triumphs (Featuring B.J. Thomas) - Garner State Park Theme Song – Houston TX – Aired 6/16/65 (Recorded 1964)
23. Beatle Bus Trip to Cleveland – KQV, Pittsburgh, PA – 8/31/66
24. ABC News Story - LSD – 8/31/66
25. Batman Theme – Radio Station Jingle – WRCG, Washington D.C. – 7/10/66
26. Gazzari’s Concert Promo (Dave Diamond’s Diamond Mine) – The Dawn, The Joint Effort, The Coloring Book, The Abstracts – KBLA, Los Angeles – 6/16/67 (Final Diamond Mine Show)
27. Moby Grape – 1st LP Promo Spot – 6/16/67
28. Kennywood Park, Pittsburgh, PA – Beau Brummels Concert Spot – 8/31/66
29. Grateful Dead, Yellow Payges, The Power – Hullabaloo Club Concert Promo Spot - KBLA – 6/16/67
30. Cinnamon Cinder – Club Renaming Contest – KBLA, Los Angeles – 6/16/67 (Dave Diamond)
31. “Cousin of the Monkees Contest” – Marv Brooks, WRCG, Washington D.C. 3/26/67
32. The Animals – Hullabaloo Club Concert Promo - KBLA, Los Angeles – 6/16/67
33. It’s Camp – Club Concert Promo, Featuring The Gross National Product - KBLA, Los Angeles – 6/16/67
34. Brother John - Search It Out – Excerpt From LP
35. Boss City Promo Spot (Sam Riddle) – Cowsills, Sajid Khan, Deacon Jones – KHJ, Los Angeles 5/3/69
36. Carnation Instant Breakfast Spot – “Turned On World” - 5/3/69
37. Local Twin Cities Concert Spot – Randy Cook & The Underbeats, Bobby Wayne & The Corvettes, Don MaKay, Michael’s Mystics – KDWB – Jimmy O’Neil – Minneapolis/St. Paul - 2/28/66
38. Gallencamps Shoes Spot – “Groovy Name Game” – 12/5/67
39. 'The Wild Angels' – Movie Promo Spot # 2
40. Frank Zappa – 'Freak Out' & 'Absolutely Free' LP Promo Spots – 12/5/67
41. KRLA Concert – Seeds, Lollipop Shoppe, Band Without A Name – Pasadena Civic Auditorium 12/5/67
42. Eager Beavers – Hamms Beer Spot - 6/16/67
43. KRLA News – Cancelled Hippie Love-In at the Grand Canyon - 6/16/67
44. Monterey Pop – Concert Promo Spot – KRLA, Los Angeles - 6/16/67
45. 'Guide For The Married Man' – Movie Promo Spot (Featuring The Turtles) - 6/16/67
46. Honda – “What’s Happening Now” Spot - 6/16/67
47. Dave Diamond – Poetry From The Diamond Mine – KBLA Los Angeles 6/16/67
48. KRLA News – Various Drug Related Stories - KRLA Los Angeles -6/16/67
49. Tom MaCan’s Monkee Boots – Spot # 1 – 2/27/67
50. Pepsi Spot – Unknown Band (Features Real Don Steele Plug For “Page Five” Band Featured On Boss City KHJ TV Show)
51. Gene Weed & Wink Martindale Talk About The Electric Prunes – KFWB, Los Angeles, 2/18/67
52. Hour Glass & The Diggers Inc. – Concert Promo Spot – The Test Club, Pomona, CA (Dave Diamond KFWB, LA – 6/27/67)
53. KFWB News Story – Hippie Mother Kills Her Baby On LSD - KFWB, LA – 6/27/67
54. Chappaqua – Movie Promo Spot (Fugs & Ravi Shankar) – KRLA, Los Angeles – Casey Kasem – 1/26/68
55. Cheetah Club Concert Promo – Byrds, Turtles, Lewis & Clarke Expedition, KRLA, Los Angeles – Casey Kasem – 1/26/68
56. How I Won The War – Movie Promo Spot - 1/26/68
57. Standells – Concert Promo - Pace-Setter Club in Ontario, CA & The Pasadena Civic- KRLA, Los Angeles – Casey Kasem – 1/26/68
58. Concert Promo Spot for The 118th Annual Edgar Allen Poe Electric Memorial Concert At The Hullabaloo Club, Featuring Miller Blues Band, Kaleidoscope, West Coast Branch, Taj Majal, Bluesberry Jam KFWB – B. Mitchell Reed – 10/3/67 (Upgrade From Promos Vol. 4)
59. Tom MaCan’s Shoes – The Dutchess (Carnaby Street version) – 9/7/66
60. Concert Promo for Bee Gees, Spanky & Our Gang, Vanilla Fudge – Anaheim Convention Center – 1/26/68
61. The Nice – Third LP Promo Spot
62. Shasta Cola Spot – Unknown Band – 9/7/66
63. Monkee Tripper Spot # 2 (Mike Nesmith) – KHJ, Los Angeles - 9/7/66
64. Raiders - Greatest Hits LP Promo Spot – 5/13/67
65. 'Endless Summer' – Movie Promo Spot – 5/13/67
66. KHJ 20/20 News – Aircraft Worker Crashes Car on LSD 5/13/67
67. Windsong Perfume – Unknown Band – 12/7/67
68. ALSAC Teenagers March Concert – Turtles, Seeds, Stone Ponys, Michael Blodgett – KRLA (Reb Foster) - 12/7/67
69. L.U.V. – Movie Promo Spot - 12/7/67
70. Sears Record Spot – Animals, Standells, Herman’s Hermits Etc. – 9/7/67
71. KRLA News Story – Monterey Pop Festival – 6/16/67
72. Brother John - The Happening – Excerpt From LP
73. Beatles – 'Magical Mystery Tour' / Beach Boys – 'Wild Honey' LP Promo Spots
74. 'Easy Rider' – Movie Promo Spot
75. Johnny Rivers – 'Realizations' – LP Promo Spot
76. The Band – 'Music From Big Pink' / Grateful Dead – 'Anthem Of The Sun' – Tower Records, San Francisco - LP Promo Spots
77. Macy’s - Peter Max Place-Mats & Towels (Meet Peter Max) (1970’s?)
78. 'I Love You Alice B. Toklas' – Movie Promo Spot
79. Tom McCan’s – Monkee Boots – Spot # 2
80. Ban Deodorant Spot – The Repulsives
81. Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Blue Phoenix, Electric Chair – Concert Promo Spot for Pasadena Civic & Pace-Setter Club
82. The Fugs – 'Golden Filth' – LP Promo Spot
83. Jay & The Americans – HIS Slacks Spot

Psychedelic Promos & Radio Spots Vol. 5

01. Curt Boettcher - Levis Spot # 1
02. Gary Lewis & The Playboys – WQAM Promo 8/66
03. Gary Lewis & The Playboys – Doin’ The Flake – Kellogs Frosted Flakes Promo
04. Frank Zappa - 'Hot Rats' LP Promo
05. Beatles - 'Yellow Submarine' Promo
06. Blue Cheer - 'Vincebus Eruptum' LP Promo
07. Donovan - 'The Pied Piper' Movie Promo
08. Cryan’ Shames – 'Scratch In The Sky' LP Promo
09. Royal Guardsmen - Army Spot
10. Peter & Gordon - McLeans Spot
11. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Coke Spot (Long)
12. Freddie & The Dreamers - 'Seaside Swingers' Movie Promo
13. Grass Roots - Alone Phone # 1
14. Hondells – Honda Spot
15. Slack Shack - Clothing Spot With The Noblemen –North Miami Beach WQAM 8/66
16. The Hallmarks - Soul Shakin' Psychedelic Sally – Voices Of Vista (Full Song)
17. Beau Brummels / Eddie Rambo – Jerry G. & Co. (Local Cleveland TV)
18. The Monkees & Jimi Hendrix - Detroit Concert Promo 1967
19. Selective Service – At Ottos Grotto # 1
20. The Band - 'Stage Fright' LP Promo
21. Rolling Stones - Radio Veronica Promo Spot
22. Dr. T & The Undertakers / Little Bit Of Soul – At Diamond Head
23. Cyrkle - 7-Up Spot
24. The Seekers - Coke Spot 1
25. Siblings – At St. Agnes Teen Review
26. American Breed - Alone Phone - (Complete Song)
27. Van Dyke Parks - Datsun Spot
28. Mitch Ryder & Detroit Wheels - McLeans Spot
29. The Brookside - Concert Promo Featuring The Strangers etc., Syracuse, NY
30. Petula Clark – Plymouth / Chrysler Spot
31. Richard & Young Lions -IN SOUND Interview With Harry Harrison
32. The Barons/Chuck Bates - Gem Terrace Beach Concert Promo Spot
33. Moody Blues Concert Promo- KOL Seattle
34. DC5 – WQAM Station ID
35. King Bees - Teen Dance At American Legion Hall
36. Hals Record Shop - Promo
37. Curt Boettcher - Levis Spot #2
38. Denims - Adler Socks Promo (Part 1) - Full Song
39. Mojo Men Day Spot On WMEX, Boston
40. BLAV Dance Promo With Little Rick & The Del Shades, Syracuse, NY
41. Cryan’ Shames – 'Synthesis' LP Promo (Long)
42. Hullabaloo Concert Promo (2) With The Turtles, Leaves Etc WQAM 8/66
43. Thom MaCann Shoes, “The Dutchess”
44. Monkees - Davy Jones - 'Head' Promo for Japaneese Fan Club
45. Steve Miller Band, Kaliedoscope, Etc - Hullabaloo Concert Promo
46. Pink Floyd - 'Relics' LP Promo
47. Grass Roots - Alone Phone # 2
48. Concert Promo- Moorlocks, Gas Co, Ft. Lauderdale, FL–WQAM 8/66
49. Bobby Fuller Four - KRLA, King Of The Wheels (Full Song)
50. Shangri-Las - Dating Courtesy PSA (Full Version)
51. Jay & Americans - Coke Spot
52. Vanity Faire - Coke Spot
53. Avalon Ballroom – BB&HC, Sir Douglas Quintet, KMPX Promo 1967
54. Lemon Pipers LP Promo
55. Rationals / Blues Project - Jerry G. & Co. (Local Cleveland TV)
56. Love Generation - Hormel Hot Dogs Spot
57. Terry Knight & The Pack / McCoys / GTO’s – At Hippodrome Theater
58. Shanes - Extra Kick - Gulf Oil Promo (Full Song) Sweden
59. Last Words /What’s Not – At Par-T Lounge, Miami, FL
60. Yohn Lennon & Yoko - 'Wedding Album' LP Promo
61. Neon Philharmonic - 45 Spot, 1969
62. Freddie Cannon / Epics / Sensations – At The Torchlight
63. Tom Donahue – KMPX FM 1967 – Town & Country Record Spot
64. Tommy Roe - McLeans Spot
65. SRC Live At The Silverbell, Pontiac MI
66. The Allman Brothers - Concert Promo Spot At The College Discotheque
67. Gary Lewis & Motions – At VIP Show, Euclid Beach 1965
68. Chicago Loop - McLeans Spot
69. The Razors Edge / The Bangles etc. "The World" Club WQAM, Miami
70. Selective Service – At Ottos Grotto # 2
71. Improper Bostonians - WRKO Jingle
72. Tokens - McLeans Spot
73. Mouse & Traps / 1910 Fruitgum / The Hombres / Tiffany Shade – Upbeat Spot

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Psychedelic Promos & Radio Spots Vol. 4

01. Psychedelic Circus Excerpt
02. Monkees - 'Head' Spot # 2
03. Vox Wah-Wah (Short Version)
04. Raiders - Pontiac GTO – The Judge (Full Song)
05. The Spats - Go Go Yamaha Spot
06. Turtles, Leaves, Ides Of March - WQAM, FL The Hullabaloo
07. Janis Joplin Concert - Veterans Memorial Auditorium
08. Revlon Swingstakes - B. Mitchell Reed NY WMCA – Contest on to go to London to see Dave Clark Five
09. Monkees - Kelloggs Spot - Same as TV
10. 1965 Rambler – Unknown
11. Byrds - 'Sweetheart Of The Rodeo' - LP Promo Spot
12. Raiders - 'Alias Pink Puzz' - LP Promo Spot # 2
13. Dantes, Exceptions, Roving Kind - At The Cheetah WCFL Chicago 2/67
14. Gasoline Powered Clock - Zales Jewelry Spot - Forest Fire On Main Street
15. Beach Boys - Murry The K Promo (4)
16. Beach Boys - Murry The K Promo (2)
17. Beach Boys - Murry The K Promo (3)
18. Parkers All City Dance - Canterbury Tales, Emergency Exit
19. Beatles - 'Help' Spot 8
20. Freddy Cannon - Coke Spot
21. Blue Things - Concert Promo KOMA, Lawerance Kansas
22. The Cyrkle - United Way Spot
23. Hondells - Honda Holiday Spot # 1
24. Johnny Holiday - WHK Cleveland - Bocky & Visions
25. Cryan' Shames, The Stonehenge, Toad, Hook – Promo For Chicago Tribune Article on Pop Music (WCFL Chicago 1/28/67
26. Wellingtons 8-Track Sale – Unknown
27. The Flavor - Performing at " The Place" - WFUN (Miami, FL
28. WCFL Top 10 "Capsule Countdown" Chicago, IL 1/28/67
29. Cheetah Magazine Promo 10/2/67 WCFL, Chicago
30. Robbs, Outsiders - Tour Promo Spot WCFL, Chicago 9/9/66
31. J. Jacobs Clothes – Unknown – Seattle Area
31. J. Jacobs Clothes – Unknown – Seattle Area
33. Paul Revere & Raiders - 'Spirit Of '67' LP Promo Spot
34. Neil Diamond - Coke Spot
35. Monkees - Head Spot # 1
36. Liverpool Five, Dynamics, Viceroys - Lakehill Roller Rink Dances (Pacific Northwest)
37. The Cyrkle – Interview Promo Disc
38. Jan & Dean - KFWB Spot
39. KHJ Channel 9 TV- Beatles Special - Sam Riddle
40. Gemini & The Planets - Copa City Promo, Miami, FL
41. Gary Lewis & Playboys, The Mob, The Trolls - Concert Promo Spot WCFL Chicago 9/9/66
42. Seekers - Sears Records Promo Spot
43. WABC New York "The Big Break" Amateur Band Contest
44. Sam The Sham - HIS Slacks Spot
45. 1966 Seattle Battle Of The Bands – Sonics, Don & Goodtimes, Bumps, Live Five Etc.
46. Newbeats - Coke
47. Spider & The Crabs - Concert Promo Spot, Kansas
48. The Cyrkle – Camaro (Full Song)
49. Raiders - 'Alias Pink Puzz' - LP Promo Spot # 1
50. Go-Go Bows by Miles - Unknown
51. Hondells - Pepsi Generation Spot
52. Four Seasons – Brunswick Bowling Spot
53. Tackle After Shave - Unknown
54. Buckinghams - 'In One Ear, Out The Other' - LP Promo
55. Mad Daddy - WHK - Rendezvous Records Spot
56. Stooges - St Louis, American Theater Promo -1970
57. Jan & Dean - Coke Spot
58. Freddie & The Dreamers - Sea Side Swingers Movie Promo Spot
59. 1967 Action New Years Eve Dance – Roller Land in Napa – Epics, Wailin' Powers
60. Raiders - "Swingy Girl" Mattel Doll Promo (Full Song)
61. (Roavin' Red Dogs - Concert Promo KOMA, Lawerance Kansas
62. Fabulous Flippers - Dance Party Promo KOMA, Lawerance Kansas
63. Tremeloes - Coke Spot
64. Grateful Dead - New Riders Concert Promo – Pasadena Civic 9/25/70
65. Richie's Renegades - Come Alive - Pepsi Spot
66. Gass Co & The Effects - M.W. Lads Record Company WFIL Philly Flexi- Disc Promo 45
67. Bob Seger System - Air Force Promo Spot

Psychedelic Promos & Radio Spots Vol. 3

01. Golliwogs - Concert/Single Promo
02. George Harrison - KHJ 'Yellow Submarine' Promo
03. 'Wild In The Streets' - Movie Promo
04. Monkees - 'Birds, Bee's & Monkees' LP Promo
05. Frank Zappa - Remington Electric Razor
06. The Cowsills - Milk Spot
07. Rolling Stones - Rice Crispies
08. Beatles - 'Help' Promo 1
09. Byrds - 'Notorious Byrd Brothers' LP Promo
10. Bobby Fuller Four - KHJ Big Kahuna Theme
11. Rationals - Turn-On - Danby's Men's Stores
12. Blue Sandalwood Soap - Northwest Orient Airlines
13. Love Generation - Hormel Hot Dogs
14. 'Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls' - Movie Promo
15. The Happenings - Great Shakes
16. Tommy James & The Shondells - 'Travellin'' LP Promo
17. Neil Young - 1st LP Promo
18. American Breed - Alone Phone 1 (NY Telephone)
19. 4 Wheels (Boys Next Door) - Casite Motor Honey
20. Canoise - Concert Promo 1
21. Springfield Rifle - Nordstrom's Spot
22. 'Thunderball' - Movie Promo
23. The Exotics - Mitchell's Department Store
24. Byrds - 'Ballad Of Easy Rider' 1
25. The Who - US Air Force Promo
26. Monkees - Australian Radio Contest
27. Stone Ponies - Pepsi Spot
28. Spencer Davis Group - Great Shakes
29. Laugh-In - Promo on KHJ
30. Doug Brown & The Omens - Youth & Experience - Bob Griffin Campaign Song
31. Canoise - Concert Promo 2
32. Jay & The Americans - HIS Slacks
33. Crestones - Tackle - Skin Crème
34. Neil Young - 'Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere' LP Promo
35. The Who - Coke Spot 2 (Things Go Better)
36. Canned Heat - Levis Spot
37. Four Wheels - College Concert Promo
38. Beatles - 'Help' Promo 2
39. I'm A Groupie - Movie Promo
40. Hub Kapp & The Wheels - Concert Promo
41. Mitch Ryder - Family Spot
42. Mama Cass - KHJ Mama Cass Puppy Festival
43. Harry Nillson - Ban Roll On
44. Monkees - Monkees Present LP Promo
45. Tokens - Great Shakes
46. Byrds - 'Ballad Of Easy Rider' 2
47. Janis Joplin - 'I Got Dem Ol' Cosmic Blues Again' LP Ad
48. Shindig Television Show Ad
49. The Classics IV - 'Song' LP Ad
50. Diet Pepsi 'Girl Watchers' Ad
51. He's Got The Knack - Unknown Gillette Commercial
52. Peter & Gordon - MaCleans Toothpaste
53. Tommy James & The Shondells - HIS Slacks
54. Surf Washing Powder - Promo
55. Tiny Tim - KHJ Concert Interview Promo