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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Fringe Factory Live at Diamond St Studios Sessions: The Woolly Bushmen & The GTVs!

It's been a busy year  at The Fringe Factory HQ! One of many projects finally coming to fruition is The Fringe Factory Live at Diamond Street Studios Sessions! DJ Vikki Vaden hosts a semi-regular series of live recordings and interviews with both touring and local Atlanta bands influenced by 60s garage, psychedelia, soul, punk & FUZZZZ . All recorded at a cool little analog recording studio located right in the heart of Atlanta's Little 5 Points & run by the legendary Spencer Garn.

For this very first show, Vikki invites touring bands The Woolly Bushmen and The GTVs to Diamond Street to each play a few songs and have a record party pre-show. Then hilarity & chaos ensus as the bands and Vikki try to chat, argue with "Dr. Hollywood" the Woolly Bushmen's "manager" and drink perhaps too many beers before the evening rock-n-roll show. Airing live for the first time at 8pm ET 12/13/2017 and in the archive soon after!

You can listen to it here!:

Cast of "Characters"
Hosted by Fringe Factory /WFMU Ichiban DJ Vikki Vaden
Co-Hosted by "Dr Hollywood"Aka Poppin Pietro, AKA Pietro DiGennaro aka "Peaches" 

The Woolly Bushmen:

Simon Palombi,VOX organ to guitar,
Jacob Miller:bass to guitar

Julian Palombi: Drums

The GTVs
Sam Steinig: Vocals, Organ/Piano|
Ron Wandover: Drums
Vince Duane: Guitar

Engineered by: Spencer Garn at Diamond Street Studios
Photography by: Mario Panebianco Photography

First Up The Woolly Bushmen!

Here come the GTVs! 

Spencer tries to figure out What is happening?!

Vikki & The GTVs

Listen here!:

Crayons to Perfume - DJ's Choice

Back by popular demand, it's DJ's Choice - the theme-less Crayons to Perfume! where djgirlgroupgirl plays whatever she so desires! I've been finding and thrifting some great new records recently, but have also been digging out some of my LP's and playing tracks I don't normally play - live Martha & The Vandellas, France Gall, Tammy, Konez Zsusa, Karo, The Caravelles all with a smattering of favorite seasonal girls. So sit back and take a mid-week break with the girls, from 7-8 pm right before The Fringe Factory.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

You Know What To Do -- The Real Nitty Gritty!

You Know What To Do -- Tonight at 7:00 it's a new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty on WFMU's Rock'n'Soul ICHIBAN. Streaming player, playlist and comments here:

Knuckle Dragger of the Week!


What brings this to true "Knuckle Dragger" status is that fact that this is a recording of Hanley Johnson singing OVER his original version of "Nose" that came out on JVB Records under the name Tye Tongue Hanley!  You can hear him really getting into it in the mid break...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Tonight at 8pm EDT :: Make with the Shake with DJ Pat K!

Tonight! Get your hair done all the way up for another episode of Make with the Shake with DJ Pat K! Wild rock & soul killers, thrillers, & floor-fillers, plus Little Richard telling a story about an angel dust-fueled hotel orgy! Something for everyone!   Click here for the live stream, playlist, chatboard, & archive!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Psychotronic Movie of the Week: The Manster (1959)

The Manster (aka The Split
1959, Shaw-Breakston Enterprises

D/P George P. Breakston D: Kenneth B. Krane S: Walter J. Sheldon 

Starring: Peter Dyneley, Jayne Hylton, Satoshi Nakamura, Terri Zimmern

Michael J. Weldon's review in Psychotronic Video #4: 

Originally released in America by Loppert on an incredible double bill with THE HORROR CHAMBER OF DR. FAUSTUS in 1962, this is the ultimate split personality movie. A man in a skinny gorilla suit kills some women in a bath. Blood splatters on the wall. Up in the mountains in a remote cave full of giant mushrooms and plants, we discover he's a mutant. Dr. Suzuki (Satoshi Nakumura) says, "You were my brother. You were an experiment that didn't work out. I'm sorry!," and shoots him. An ugly bug-eyed mutant screeching in a cage is his wife. Meanwhile Larry Stanford, an American journalist, shows up, is drugged and jabbed in the shoulder with a hypo. Star Peter Dyneley, who acts a lot like Lon Chaney, Jr., later provided the voice of Jeff Tracy for British THUNDERBIRDS movies. Back in Tokyo he gets drunk on sake and goes behind closed doors with with four gieshas. He misses his flight home. Suzuki sends his beautiful, obedient assistant Tera (Terri Zimmern) to further corrupt him in a mineral bath. Unshaven and hung over, the reporter ignores his worried, pleading wife, who arrives from New York. A priest is killed at a temple by a werewolf type hand . Two women are murdered on the street. At his room, Stanford sees an eyeball on his shoulder!!! - (a high point of screen surrealism). Soon a scary small extra head grows there. Both of his heads become uglier with big teeth and bugged out eyes. He kills a psychiatrist. The big climax takes place near a volcano. Behind a tree the Manster painfully splits into Stanford and a skinny ape man. They fight and both fall into a volcano! 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Make with the Shake! Tonight at 8PM EDT

Tonight at 8pm EDT, tune in, freak out, and shake off the Thanksgiving leftovers with DJ Pat K and another episode of Make with the Shake! Tune in for an hour of rock, soul, r&b, garage, and whatever else falls onto the turntable on the only station that plays the hits that keep you in fits! Click here for the live stream, playlist, archives, and chat!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Knuckle Dragger of the Week! (in Memoriam)

THE_COO! (listen/download)

Ants in my pants

Ants in My Pants -- tune in for a new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty​ tonight at 7:00 ET on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN! Platters of savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash served up for your pleasure!
Then Whig Out! at 8:00.
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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Shakesgiving! Make with the Shake tonight at 8pm EDT!

Happy Shakesgiving! Ditch the football game, switch on Ichiban, and shake off the tryptophan with a hot helping of wild rock & soul with DJ Pat K and another edition of Make with the Shake! Tune in at 8pm EDT tonight for a feast of 45s! Click here for the livestream, playlist, chat, & archive



My first Thanskgiving Day movie tradition was KING KONG and MIGHTY JOE YOUNG on WOR. Later, I adopted Brad F. Ginter's BLOOD FREAK.

Ginter's filmography as a director includes just five titles, and it's three that he's primarily remembered for today - the awful biker flick DEVIL RIDER (1970), the bizarre Veronica Lake maggot Hitler epic FLESH FEAST (1970), and today's feature, BLOOD FREAK (1972).

Steve Hawkes, whose previous acting resume was highlighted by two low-budget, shot in Florida Tarzan movies, co-wrote the screenplay with Ginter and stars as Herschell, a Nam vet who gets invited to a party by a beautiful young lady and well, one thing leads to another and before we know it, Herschell is addicted to the pot! For some reason, this ends up with him eating some chemically altered turkey and when he wakes up he's become a monster with a giant turkey head who needs to feast on the blood of drug addicts to satisfy his cravings. In the end, the only thing that can save him is turning to God - the film was described by Shock Cinema's Steven Puchalski as "the world's first Christian, anti-drug splatter movie!" And if that plot wasn't enough of a trainwreck, wait until you get a load of Ginter himself as the narrator, sitting at a desk in front of faux wooden paneling, talking about "the human body as a mixing bowl," spewing Reefer Madness-style anti-drug rhetoric while smoking a cigarette. His coughing fits are stuff of legend.

BLOOD FREAK was released on VHS in the 80s by Video Treasures, which promised "A Dracula on Drugs!" Something Weird Video released the ultimate special edition DVD in the early 2000's which is now out of print but can be found on Amazon and eBay. I highly recommend seeking it out, but in the meantime, here's the entire movie as posted on YouTube, DIG! 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Drama Queens - today on Crayons to Perfume! - featuring the most dramatic of all girl groups - The Shangri-La's plus those groups who admired their teenage temperament like the Pussycats & The Whyte Boots. There's country cross over drama, unexpected drama, cover drama and so much more! Join djgirlgroupgirl for an hour of GIRLS today and every Wednesday at 7pm right here: