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...

7 comments:

marram62 said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/275026909/Wavy_Gravy.rar

DJ Useo said...

Thanks so much for this post.
It gave me the chance to play a bunch of these tracks on radio.

marram62 said...

WOW!..COOL!...hey, you're welcome! and thanks for the comments!

zappahead said...

Well what a fantastic blog you have here....some real oscure stuff like this...amazing....just love browsing here.....thanks for the shares...your ace....cheers

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Cialis Online said...

is a little bit weird listen a 60's DJ, you know is normal to me hear 80's and 90's, but a DJ from this age work in a different way.

emailsyucky said...

"For Adult Enthusiasts"

What the hey is an "Adult Enthusiast" and is it legal to be one in all 50 states?

In any case,thanks for sharing this!