Thursday, January 29, 2009


I am moving tomorrow and won't have access to the internet for a week or so. I'll be back then.


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Mix Tape #13 - Troubled Teens

Holy shit. You can embed videos from the Prelinger Archives? OH HAPPY DAY. Seriously. Dive into that shit because it's just the best. Here. Watch a movie from the 50's about gangs in San Francisco. I think someone's gonna get cut!

Scratch that. I can't get it to work. Instead, here's a youtube of some 50's movie trailers featuring teens gone wild:

Anyway, this mix was inspired by the album pictured above which is worth seeking out and I've unfortunately forgotten where I got it. I tried to internet search the source and only found a site that gave me a bunch of malware. So don't do the same.

Here's the tracklist:

Side A
1. Bob Summers & Mike Curb - Pot Party
2. Bob Summers & Mike Curb - Teenage Rebellion
3. Hot Snakes - I Hate the Kids
4. The Beattle-Ettes - Only Seventeen
5. Black Sabbath - Back Street Kids
6. Sam Cooke - Teenage Sonata
7. The Smugglers - Teen Mob
8. Johnny Cash - Ballad of a Teenage Queen
9. Unrest - Teenage Suicide
10. SS-20 - Teenage Radiation
11. The 13th Power - Fourteen Or Fight
12. The Queers - Teenage Gluesniffer
13. Keren Ann - Seventeen
14. Circle Jerks - Wild In The Streets
15. Ronnie Allen - Juvenile Delinquent
16. Nouvelle Vague - Teenage Kicks
17. Sham 69 - If the Kids are United
18. (none) - Promo #1

Side B
1. Bob Summers & Mike Curb - The Call Girl
2. Ricky Wilde - Teen Wave
3. Jerry Howard - Wild In The Streets
4. MC5 - Teenage Lust
5. Blast Off Country Style - Teenage Unicorn
6. The Weirdos - Teenage
7. Alice Cooper - Teenage Lament '74
8. Eddie & The Hot Rods - Teenage Depression
9. Donovan - Young Girl Blues
10. Guided by Voices - Teenage FBI
11. Tab Hunter - Young Love
12. The Plugz - Adolescent
13. The Sorrows - Teenage Letter
14. Pussy Galore - Adolescent Wet Dream
15. The Adverts - Bored Teenagers
16. Petty Booka - Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young
17. The Pagans - Eighteen
18. Sweet - The Six Teens
19. (none) - Promo #2


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Various Artists - Teen Age Riot

This is completely awesome. I cannot stress its awesomeness enough. It's 50's songs about juvenile delinquents. With some very smile enducing promos from exploitation movies tossed in. Here is a sample.

Here's the tracklist:

1. Phil Johns And The Lonely Ones - Ballad Of A Juvenile Delinquent
2. Chuck Harrod And The Anteaters - They Wanna Fight
3. Portuguese Joe - Teenage Riot
4. (none) - High School Hellcats Promo
5. Gene Maltais - Gangwar
6. Chuck Daniels And The Classics - Glass Pak
7. Robert Williams And The Groovers - Loud Mufflers
8. (none) - Live Fast Die Young Promo
9. Reggie Perkins - High School Caesar
10. Savoys - Domino
11. (none) - Shanty Tramp Promo
12. Betty Dickson - Shanty Tramp
13. Ronnie Allen - Juvenile Delinquent
14. Barry Weaver - Street Fight
15. Billy Ledbetter - Stealing Hubcaps
16. (none) - Girls On The Loose Promo
17. Steve Carl And The Jags - Curfew
18. Kip Tyler And The Flips - Rumble Rock
19. TV Slim - Juvenile Delinquent
20. (none) - Preacher Talk
21. Little Johnny And The Rumblers - Riot In Cell Block 9

After all I did to encode this, I am sad that I have no more words for it, but I trust that you will do the right thing and...


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wild In The Streets - OST

Nobody's uploaded the Wild In The Streets soundtrack? Really?

Ok. Then Troubled Teen Week starts with the Wild In The Streets soundtrack. I haven't seen this movie in eons, so my memory is suspect, but I think it involves teenagers poisoning the water supply with LSD in an attempt to gain control of all branches of government. Perfect for inauguration day!

If I remember correctly, Sally Le Roy (pictured to the right of our first teen president Max Frost) was, in fact, elected to congress. But I distinctly remember that the movie did NOT feature news reporters asking 9-year-olds if they'd ever thought they'd live to see this day.

And then Shelley Winters, along with everyone else over 30, was put into an internment camp. And that's about all I remember. Except for getting freaky to this album one night in college. In a weird way, it worked really well!

You can hear the rest of it here.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Mix Tape #12 - A Day In The Life

This isn't my best work, but there's still some fun stuff things from that Susan Christie album pictured above. I spent a lovely evening revisiting that album and it's just...well here...listen to her awesomeness and watch a K-tel lp spin...

I'm really not sure about the trend of people filming their records spinning, but I am very much for songs about vegetables.

I think that James Brown song was recorded at 33 when it was supposed to be played at 45. Even if that's the case, I like it. I hope you do, too.

Really, I'm not sure what I was going for here. There's no personal significance to "A Day In The Life." Especially since my days are so small. I fed peanuts to the squirrels in the park yesterday. THEY. WERE. ADORABLE. They're so used to being fed, they'll come up and tug on your pants leg. They'll stand up on their hind legs and grab the peanut from your hand. Then they'll go bury it and return with what looks like a chocolate mustache. I almost had an aneurysm from the cute infusion.

Oh. Anyway. Here's the track list:

Side A
1. Wes Montgomery - A Day in the Life
2. The Index - You Keep Me Hanging On
3. Beat the Devil - Mr. Ray
4. Mickey Murray - Shout Bamalama
5. Monique Thubert - Avec Les Dreil
6. Jukka Tolonen - Northern Lights
7. Susan Christie - For The Love Of A Soldier
8. 18th Dye - Can You Wink?
9. Afrika Bambaataa - Cars
10. Sibylle Baier - Tonight
11. Richard Barbary - When Johnny Comes Marching Home
12. Hugo Leão Filho - Valsa Para Fabric

Side B
1. San Ul Lim - It Was Probably Late Summer
2. Swamp Dogg - Sam Stone
3. Lyn Collins - Rock Me Again & Again & Again & Again & Again & Again
4. Susan Christie - Yesterday, Where Is My Mind?
5. Freddie Scott - Are You Lonely For Me?
6. Die! Die! Die! - Ashtray! Ashtray!
7. James Brown - World Pt. 1
8. Walter Santos - Pai Do Pai Do Pai
9. Grant Green - A Day In The Life


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Carnabeats - Collection Volume 1

This is my absolute favorite Group Sounds band. 60's Japanese freak out music. Features a complete mangling of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band." But it's not all haha hehe. Their version of "Sunny" is way better than Justin Guarini's. Other covers on the record include "Ob La Di Ob La Da." And this lovely version of "She's Not There."

Highly recommended. Grab it.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Mix Tape #11 - I Can't Do A Cartwheel

That Blatz album up there is one of my favorites and I was actually going to post it, but Alternative Tentacles has reissued it with a ton of extras and I'm totally loving it. I'm going to use the Filth disc for a coaster, though.

So this week's entry has a song by them and a couple of others from splinter bands The Criminals and The Frisk. Both of those are worth looking into, but they never match the brilliant white fury of Blatz.

And, yes, that is "My Hero, Zero" from Schoolhouse Rock. Let's watch another Schoolhouse Rock video.

The quite interesting thing about that, to me, is that the girl in the video was the object of my first impulse of romantic affection. This happened again when The Rescuers came out. I had such an incredible crush on Penny. To demonstrate my love, I used a label maker to write her name and then stuck it in my closet. It looked like this:

And that's really all I have to say. (Oh. And that 18th Dye have a new album. Which is weird to me, but it makes me happy.) Here's the track list:

Side A
1. Blatz - Homemade Speed
2. Danny! - Not The One
3. Funk Funny Four - It Don't Come Easy
4. Vendabait - I'm A Jerk
5. Pat Powdrill & The Powerdrills - They Are The Lonely
6. Beat Happening + The Screaming Trees - Tales of Brave Aphrodite
7. Stiff Little Fingers - Suspect Device
8. Red House Painters - Cruiser
9. Kal Raat Sadak Pe Ek Ladki - Taxi
10. Cilibrinas Do Eden - Nessas Alturas Dos Acontecimentos
11. Franco Battiato - Mutazione
12. Karp - We Ate Sand
13. Bob Dorough - My Hero, Zero

Side B
1. Pansy Division - Bad Boyfriend
2. Klark Kent - Office Girls
3. JW Farquhar - The Want Machine, Part 2
4. The Frisk - Down By The Beautiful Bay
5. Ace Frehley - New York Groove
6. GTO's - Do Me in Once and I'll Be Sad, Do Me in Twice and I'll Know Better
7. The Criminals - The Angry Ouija Board Has Sent Us To Destroy The City Of Berkeley California So Run For Your Fucking Life
8. Ebony Rhythm Band - Light My Fire
9. Wreckless Eric - Semaphore Signals
10. 18th Dye - Aug
11. The Cool Kids - A Little Bit Cooler
12. Armando Trovaioli - Surf Service
13. Rainbow - Sensitive To Light
14. Robert Johnson - Love In Vain


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Mix Tape #10 - R-Z

Random songs by artists whose names begin with the letters R through Z. Except that Spiderman track. I never know where to shelve that.

I don't really feel like saying anything about this. I would rather watch this Cheeky Girls video.

Anyway. Here's the tracklist:

Side A
1. Clint Ruin & Lydia Lunch - Don't Fear the Reaper
2. The Weirdos - Solitary Confinement
3. Tater Totz - The Rain
4. Vipers - Cheated And Lied
5. Spacemen 3 - Feelin' Just Fine (Head Full of Shit)
6. Ultramagnetic MC's - Critical Beatdown
7. Tsunami - Old Grey Mare
8. Sissy Bar - Gin And Juice
9. Screaming Trees - Black Sun Morning
10. Ugly Casanova - Parasites
11. Union Carbide Productions - Maximum Dogbreath
12. T. Valentine - Hello Lucille. Are You a Lesbian?

Side B
1. X - I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts (Acoustic)
2. Spiderman - Rock Reflections of a Superhero - Dr. Octopus (part 2)
3. Mary Timony - Blood Tree
4. Soul Side - God City
5. Yma Sumac - Malambo No. 1
6. Zelienople - Pajama Avenue
7. Versus - Lose That Dress
8. White Flag - Flipside
9. Red Sovine - Does Steppin' Out Mean Daddy Took A Walk?
10. Zoobombs - Highway A Go Go
11. Joe South - These Are Not My People
12. Young Marble Giants - Credit In The Straight World
13. Junior Wells - Snatch It Back And Hold It
14. Swans - No Cure for the Lonely

Cheeky cheeky.