Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sugarplum Fairies

The Duke-



Dopaminex -



The Vandals-

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"my two main men are Jesus and old John Birch..."

Here's a Beat Farmers video that's sure to please Alfred, MC, and Adam.



Well let's pack up the kids and take a break, get away
Leave the hustle and bustle of living from day to day
And I know that the crime in the city is-a getting worse
So we're going on down to the gun sale at the church

Well my lady's all set to have us a real good time
Baby Johnny's got fins but he don't seem to mind
So the family's all ready to pray at the holy perch
That's set up in the middle of the gun sale at the church

Well we'll ask the lord to forgive us all of our sins
And we'll look at the latest in gold plated firing pins
Well my two main men are Jesus and old John Birch
So we're going on down to the gun sale at the church

Thursday, September 16, 2010

What in the world

The Dukes of Stratosphear was a pseudonym used by the British rock band XTC in the mid to late 1980s, concurrently with XTC's continued musical activities. The project was intended as a homage to 1960s pop and psychedelic music by groups such as The Beatles, The Byrds, The Kinks, The Zombies, The Beach Boys, The Small Faces, Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd and The Pretty Things.

Been Around The World

Fresh Dread has been featuring some Cracker related posts. I've decided to join the party.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Unwigged & Unplugged performing Unwigged & Unplugged

Unwigged and Unplugged is the guys behind Spinal Tap and The Folksmen (from "A Mighty Wind") coming out from behind the hair, the facial hair, and the absence of hair, to perform as themselves songs from both films, and more, in a rare acoustic setting. You'll never hear Tap songs less loud!This is Spinal Tap was accompanied by a soundtrack album of the same name. In the years since the film was made the actors who portrayed the band members have played concerts and released music under the Spinal Tap name.

more info

Gus n Fin

Light Flight

"Thinking a lot about less and less"

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Country Medley

Jerry Reed , Glen Campbell, joined by Johnny and June Cash, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Mel Tillis, Minnie Pearl and Freddie Hart.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

III

"I might get drunk and rob a bank,
shoot my car if it don't crank
Burn my nose up with cocaine,
mess the wall up with my brains..."



"... I just might win, but if I lose,
hell I'll just blame it on the booze
Cause I'm just doin the best I can,
and I hope ya understand
I plan to stay, but I might go
and if I do, I told you so."

In the Shadow of Vesuvius

This vid comes via Adam, by way of a comment at MC's blog.
Fasten your chinstrap.



Thursday, August 5, 2010

"The Flower"

The Flower contrasts a utopian society that freely farms and consumes a pleasure giving flower with a society where the same flower is illegal and its consumption is prohibited. The animation is a meditation on the social and economic costs of marijuana prohibition.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The King Khan & BBQ Show: Zombies

Here's a fan-made video for the song "Zombies" by The King Khan & BBQ Show.



Lyrics:
I don't give a fuck
what you doin' to me
Ain't no reason why
I'm gonna set you free
And I don't give a fuck
if you wanna take your life
Go on and slit your wrists
I'm gonna drink your blood and cry

I don't wanna be alone tonight
I'm gonna walk with the zombies baby
I don't wanna be alone tonight
I'm gonna walk with the zombies baby

Well I don't give a fuck
what you gonna take me for
You wanna make me sick
You gonna lick my open sore
Cause I don't give a shit
about the stuff we live and wear
I just want your flesh
I'm gonna eat it in the air

I don't wanna be alone tonight
I'm gonna walk with the zombies baby
I don't wanna be alone tonight
I'm gonna walk with the zombies baby

If I told you, that you bore me
Would you stand up and ignore me
Would you hate me, masturbate me
And tell your friends how you complete me
If I sold out, by the harbor
Would you cry or want a barber
Try to call me, with your signal
I guess I'll see you at my funeral

I don't wanna be alone tonight
I'm gonna walk with the zombies baby
I don't wanna be alone tonight
I'm gonna walk with the zombies baby

Oh! I don't give a fuck!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Li'l Cap'n Travis

Pure Americana.
Austin's Li'l Cap'n Travis mixes and matches seemingly disconnected genres into an unimaginable yet highly listenable whole.


(via WFMU's Beware of the Blog)

BONUS:
The vintage footage seen in this video is from this 1963 Bicycle Safety Film entitled "One Got Fat".
A group of monkey-masked kids decide to ride their bikes to the park for a picnic. Along the way, one by one, the kids are knocked out of the ride due to careless or unsafe riding.
Narration by Edward Everett Horton of "Fractured Fairytales" (Rocky and Bullwinkle) fame.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My New Favorite Song

"Hailing from Canada The Sadies have been going at it since 1998. Core members are lead singer/guitarists Dallas and Travis Good, it’s like someone locked them in a room when they were kids with nothing but ventures, byrds, various garage rock records, and two guitars. What came out is damned good. They can play…..buddy can they play. Some of the best b-bender licks since Clarence White invented the damned thing." - A Truer Sound

D.A.C.

B-Rox in-studio performance

"I ain't brokedown, I'm just outta gas"

Supersuckers


"The Brown Sound"



Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Mr. Wilson

Beach Boy Brian Wilson turns 68.



Fresh Dread had a great Wilson post last year.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Cocksucker Blues

Cocksucker Blues is an unreleased documentary film directed by Robert Frank chronicling The Rolling Stones' North American tour in 1972 in support of their album Exile on Main Street.

Cast: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor, Danny Seymour, Bianca Jagger, Tina Turner, Truman Capote, Stevie Wonder, Andy Warhol, Dick Cavett, Terry Southern, Princess Radziwell, Cynthia Jones, various groupies, roadies and scalpers.

Directed by Robert Frank
Produced by Marshall Chess
Editors: Robert Frank, Paul Justman, Susan Steinberg
Camera: Robert Frank, Danny Seymour
Sound: Danny Seymour

1972, Unreleased; 95 min, color (no video release)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Hick Hop

"This is a song that fuses 2 musical styles that most people think have very little in common... country & western murder ballads and gangster rap"



Here's another video of theirs from a previous post.
Fresh Dread also had a fine post on this group a few months back.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Grateful Dead Le Chateau d'Hérouville (a.k.a "The Honky Château) - France June 21, 1971

The group's most exotic gig in 1971 was a one-shot in France.

"We went over there to do a big festival, a free festival they were gonna have, but the festival was rained out. It flooded. We stayed at this little chateau which is owned by a film score composer who has a 16-track recording studio built into the chateau, and this is a chateau that Chopin once lived in; really old, just delightful, out in the country near the town of Auvers sure Oise, which is where Vincent Van Gogh is buried. …" Garcia said.

"We were there with nothing to do: France, a 16-track recording studio upstairs, all our gear, ready to play, and nothing to do. So, we decided to play at the chateau itself, out in the back, in the grass, with a swimming pool, just play into the hills. We didn't even play to hippies, we played to a handful of townspeople in Auvers. We played and the people came — the chief of police, the fire department, just everybody. It was an event and everybody just had a hell of a time — got drunk, fell in the pool. It was great."

--Jerry Garcia--


Some of the Grateful Dead show at Hérouville were broadcast in France by the "The Second Channel" of the ORTF (French Radio and Television Broadcasting) on the July 24, 1971 edition of the rock program "Pop 2"

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Apoohcalypse Now

a random video in which someone edited clips of Apocalypse Now audio tracks over the old Disney Winnie the Pooh video.



Here's a bonus link for the Apocalypse Now fanatics.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Gumbasia

Clay objects of all sizes, shapes and colors contort and reshape themselves to a groovy jazz score in this short film by Art Clokey (creator of Gumby and Davey & Golliath).
The film was screened to a executive at 20th Century Fox,who was so impressed,that he soon after drew up a contract for Clokey to create a series of claymation shorts for children's television.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Excite your cat day and night with endless enchantment...."

I love this new ad in all it's splendor of kitty-psychedelia.
Catchy tune too.




Feed the senses -and pass the catnip!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Destination Earth (1956)

This animated cartoon follows the adventures of "Colonel Cosmic," a Martian, as he learns that Oil and Competition are the two things that make America great. It is a sci-fi-influenced economic tract on the strengths of Earth-style free enterprise economics, compared to a stagnating Mars under the fist of a certain Mr. Ogg, who centrally controls the Martian economy. In the film, a Martian undercover agent flies from Mars to Earth to learn about the oil industry, and finds that the lack of government regimentation and control is what makes our system flourish.

a SUPER commercial

NYT: Audi's Green Police Ad 'Put the Mental in Environmental'

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Are you ready?

Mudcrutch covers a Byrds' classic

Mudcrutch is a rock band from Gainesville, Florida best known for being the forerunner of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Wall Of Voodoo Covers Cash

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Classic 70's Public Service Announcement (PSA) that tells us of the horrors of Cable Television.

An "Anti-cable" television ad from the 70's (then known as Pay-TV) to discourage viewers to support cable television. Ironically, they encouraged people to support the movie theaters. Just some ploy by Network television companies to eliminate the competition from cable TV.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Dementia (1955)

"May be the strangest film ever offered for theatrical release." -Variety

Dementia (also released as Daughter Of Horror) is a film noir style romp through a young woman's insanity. There is no dialogue, only the narrator (Ed McMahon) speaks, against a musical backdrop.

The film is perhaps most famous for its appearance in The Blob, where it is the movie playing in the theater when the Blob strikes.

As the narrator invites us to explore the horrors of an insane mind, a young woman wakes from a nightmare in a cheap hotel room. We follow her through the skid-row night and encounters with an abusive husband; a wino; a pimp and the rich man he panders for; a flashback to her traumatic childhood (she killed her father after witnessing him murder her mother); violence; pursuit through dark streets… Again the young woman wakes up. Was it only another nightmare?

(44:08)



Produced by: John Parker
Written & Directed by: Bruno VeSota
Cinematography by: William C. Thompson
Film Editing by: Joseph Gluck
Production Design by: Ben Roseman
New Original Score by: Tom Fahy

Cast:
Adrienne Barrett ... The Gamine
Bruno VeSota ... Rich Man
Ben Roseman ... Gamine's Father / Plainclothes Cop
Richard Barron ... Evil One
Ed Hinkle ... Butler
Lucille Rowland ... Gamine's Mother
Jebbie VeSota ... Flower Girl
Faith Parker ... Nightclub Dancer
Gayne Sullivan ... Wino
Shorty Rogers ... Jazz Musician
Shelley Berman ... Stoned Beatnik
Jonathan Haze ... Character
Angelo Rossitto ... Newsboy

Saturday, January 9, 2010

1970 hanna-barbera anti-drug PSA

Classic 70's Public Service Announcement (PSA) against the use of illegal drugs that was produced by HANNA-BARBERA. TRIPPY!



I have serious doubts that this clip is going to be effective in reducing illegal drug consumption. It might work to convince parents that something is being done about the "drug menace" (which a cynic may argue is the primary role of many anti-drug PSAs).