Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mix Tape #16 - There's A Kazoo In Here Somewhere

This is pretty random, but it gave me much joy. Hopefully, it will give you joy, too.

I apologize in advance for that truly shitty Partridge Family rip. Here's how it's supposed to sound.

I dunno. The version included here sends the needle into the red and it actually sounds somehow threatening. To me, it spices up a horribly whitebread treatment of that great song, so I kept it in there.

I'm pretty sure that Mark Arm song is in my all time top 5. And that's all I really have to say, so here's the tracklist:

Side A
1. Lonnie Liston Smith - Cosmic Funk
2. Brakes - Hold Me In The River
3. Analfabitles - Shake
4. Os Boabas - Down Down
5. Action Swingers - Song
6. Claude Colombier - Chante Comme Si Tu Devais Mourrir
7. Pink Floyd - The Gold It's In The ...
8. Asha Bhosle - Jeet Lo Haar Ke
9. The Dicks - Kill From The Heart
10. Method Man And Redman - Da Rockwilder
11. Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
12. The Partridge Family - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
13. Blue Cheer - I'm The Light

Side B
1. Mark Arm - My Life With Rickets
2. Boomtown Rats - Up All Night
3. Slim Borgudd - Chain
4. Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve - Don't Cry Girl
5. Big Black - Newmangenerator
6. Juliane Werding - Der Computer Macht Alles
7. Flying Saucer Attack - Outdoor Miner
8. Blur - We've Got A File On You
9. Robert Pete Williams - Santa Fe Kazoo Blues
10. Cactus - Evil
11. Monk Higgins - A Good Man Is Gone
12. Ronnie Von - Esperança De Cantar
13. Mountain - Theme From An Imaginary Western


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mix Tape #15 - TV Party

I've been watching way too much TV. This can mostly be blamed on RTN. I think they're having financial difficulties, so the channel could be yanked any day now. And, for my sake, I hope it is.

The thing I, sadly, look forward to every week is Kraft Suspense Theater. It's a series of hour-long dramas from the 60's where, say, Robert Logia will try to con a schoolteacher out of her money and she'll end up stealing his heart. IT'S. AMAZING.

Here. Watch some.

Oh. And I know firsthand that the people selling those online taped them off a black and white tv set. Which is actually fortunate, because they include the original ads and I think some of those Kraft recipes would induce spontaneous vomitting if they were in color.

While I haven't been very discriminate in my TV choices, I'm done with Ironside. He's a pushy dick and I wish he'd fall off an escalator.

Whoa. I totally just made that happen.

Oh. Anyway. Music. A lot of this was lifted from this now-defunct blog. God bless its still digital heart.

And I know I use that Scrawl song way too much, but it's apt here.

And even though this is mostly TV-themed, there's stuff in there that has nothing to do with TV. Confusing!

Here's the tracklist:

Side A
1. Mike Post - The Rockford Files
2. The Sound Apparatus - Travel Agent Man
3. Henry Mancini - Police Woman
4. Radio Birdman - Aloha Steve and Danno
5. Leonard Nimoy - A Visit To A Sad Planet
6. TV On The Radio - Dancing Choose
7. Telly Savalas - If
8. Josie & The Pussycats - Hand Clapping Song
9. Barbara Eden - Pledge Of Love
10. The Pointer Sisters - Pinball Number Count
11. Quincy Jones - Ironside
12. Mr. T - Mr. T's Commandment
13. Harry South - The Sweeney
14. Big Black - Bad Houses

Side B
1. Scrawl - Sad
2. Quincy Jones - The streetbeater
3. Adam West - Batman & Robin
4. Flesheaters - My Life To Live
5. Barbara Feldon - 99
6. The Animated Sounds - (Sock It To Me Baby) In The House Of Shock
7. Bill Cosby - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
8. Don Fardon - Belfast Boy
9. Liz Phair - Go, Speed Racer
10. Ike & Tina Turner - I Can't Believe What You Say
11. Lorne Greene - Ghost Riders In The Sky
12. Devo - Goo Goo Itch
13. Leonard Nimoy - Proud Mary
14. Ted Knight - Hi Guys
15. The Lovedolls - Sunshine Day
16. Hüsker Dü - Turn On the News


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lolitas - My English Sucks

This was Francoise Cactus's band before Stereo Total, and this was their covers record. Half of which I'm not even sure what the original sounded like. And after their treatment, I don't feel like I even need to know.

Oh. Francoise. Such a beautiful flower. I don't think you want to know this, but I don't care. This is my current desktop image.

Here. Hear their cover of "Sonic Reducer."

And here is the tracklist:

1. The Guy from Yesterday Night
2. The Taps on Your Boots
3. Kissmouth
4. Sonic Reducer
5. Skulls
6. She's Rockin
7. I'm Alright
8. Your Horse
9. Black Leather
10. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
11. In the Garden
12. Not Fade Away
13. New Rose
14. Strychnine

And here is the hyperlink.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Mix Tape #14 - I Listened To This One A Whole Lot

My God. Finders Keepers records is just the best. Two of this week's entries come from them. I found them used at Cellophane Square (where they've jacked up the price of every weird soundtracky/world thing because, I think, they've realized I'm a sucker and will buy them all anyway).

If you'd like to hear a smidge of what you're in for, here's a youtube.

I'm not sure what's going on in that video. It looks like someone synched up the ripping studio version of that song to a really listless stage performance. But, eh, the song's just so good it doesn't really matter.

I don't know what else to say about this one other than Princess Superstar is hot and that DOA track was recorded live at The Jockey Club. Reprazent.

Anyway, here's the track list:

Side A
1. Razzy and the Neighborhood Kids - I Hate
2. Dim Stars - Baby Huey
3. 101 Strings - A Disappointed Love With A Desensitized Robot
4. Bad Wizard - Natural High
5. Bob James - Night On Bald Mountain
6. Bored - No Way
7. Monica Zetterlund - Pearlie's Swine
8. The Daily Void - No One Knows...
9. The Ovations - Touching Me
10. Boris - Free
11. Armando Trovaioli - Canard a' L'Orange
12. Princess Superstar - Untouchable Part 2
13. The John Schroeder Orchestra - Explosive Corrosive Joseph

Side B
1. Brendan Benson - Metarie
2. Bobby Womack and J.J. Johnson - Across 110th Street (Part II)
3. Connie Hall - Daddy Doesn't Live Here Anymore
4. Nico - I'm Waiting For My Man
5. Jim Ford - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
6. Cha Cha Cohen - Heck Singhi
7. Kimya Dawson - France
8. Thelonious Monster - See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
9. Kati Kovacs - Add Mar Uram Az Esot!
10. Kings of Leon - The Bucket
11. DOA - Rich Bitch
12. Ersen - Gunese Don Cicegim
13. MF Doom - Guinnesses

And here is the hyperlink. Tchah!