Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Above: Jerry Lewis and his son Gary sing Help on Hullabaloo.
Monday, March 28, 2011
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Saturday, March 26, 2011
The Angry Red Planet (radio promo)
*No outside food or drink*
Farris Garland & The Lonesome Valley Boys - Preparation X
I have no idea who Farris Garland is or was, but he deserves to be remembered for one of the most remarkable truck driving songs ever recorded. Preparation X is his deliriously cockeyed tribute to Preparation H, the hemorrhoid medication that's been around since the mid 1930s.
For the song, he shrewdly changed the name of the product to Preparation X, no doubt in an attempt to protect the Garland family fortune from Big Pharma's predatory legal sharks.
Since I don't expect I'll ever revisit the subject of hemorrhoid medication here on the blog, I should probably go ahead and mention Dave Dudley's Rolaids, Doan's Pills And Preparation H, a greasy 1980 release that somehow wound up being a minor hit on the Billboard chart. If you have the inclination and a strong stomach to go with it, you can check it out on YouTube.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Sorry for the delay in getting this finished!
Part of the problem was the winter blahs setting in (sadly, the time when I have the most time to do stuff like this is also the time when I really don't feel like doing it!), and the other problem I was running in to was finding decent version of the songs (thus the "remastered" part!).
I think this version is a bit better than the version that already exists. There are a few songs with infinitely better sounding files like a pristine copy of Slide Her Under the Door. It almost sounds TOO good. I was so used to the version on the Wavy Gravy LP (which was taken from a cassette tape!), that this new version took some getting used to.
The other thing I'm most proud of is the Psychedelic masterpiece that Michael Deforge came up with for the cover of this edition. There are more ideas per square inch in this piece that I get lost in it every time I look at it. As part of the download, I've also included the original that he sent me so you can really get a good look at it.
For information, or to see more of his artwork check out http://www.kingtrash.com/
As usual, Adam Fitch put everything together art wise. Thanks to him and the people who helped finding some of the better versions of mp3's.
Next up will be volume 1-3 which will have artwork by French artist Slim Gil DeLuxe (1 + 2) and J.R. Williams (3).
Posted by Kogar the Swinging Ape at 9:47 AM
Thursday, March 24, 2011
March 26, 1917 - Dec 15, 2001
Posted by Spike Priggen at 10:23 AM
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Elizabeth Taylor has checked out on us after an amazing career that managed to embody the heights of high glamour and the depths of horrifying vulgarity, sometimes all at once. There will be plenty of well-written obituaries and career overviews to come; our job at Ichiban on this sombre occasion is to share with you this tribute to the most famous champions of drunken matrimony and amour fou ever to walk the planet.
John and Marsha - Elizabeth and Richard
Thanks to Rex, hero to morons everywhere, for hipping me to this record some years ago.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Bobby Byrd - (Augusta Georgia)
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Elvis Presley - Girls! Girls! Girls! (mp3)
Friday, March 18, 2011
Texas Bill Strength - Hillbilly Hades (3:07)
In 1955, Eddie Dean had the biggest hit of his career with a maudlin effort called I Dreamed Of A Hillbilly Heaven. The song details Dean's dream about about the aftermath of his own death and his experiences of being welcomed into heaven, where he encounters all his favorite deceased country stars. In 1961, Tex Ritter revived it and had a hit with it as well. You can see Tex doing it live over on YouTube. Unfortunately, the embedding feature on the clip has been disabled.
Texas Bill Strength's Hillbilly Hades is a slyly hilarious parody that came out in 1970.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Thanks to everyone who pledged during our 2011 marathon! Special thanks to all the volunteers who make it possible. Here's to one more year.
Bo Diddley - Road Runner (mp3)
John R (aircheck)
Today on Fool's Paradise with Rex: TWO lucky grand prize winners will receive Latin-Flavor Instros PLUS Vol. 0-7 of Instro Inferno compiled by the great J.R. Williams!!! Get in the drawing for a pledge $75 or more. You'll also get your choice of any DJ premium AND our new Tim Biskup T-Shirt!
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The Champs - Caramba! (mp3)
Boots Brown - Cerveza!
The Revels - Conga Twist!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Tomorrow is your last chance to score Rex's Wiggin' Out CD!!! Make a $75 pledge from 1-3 PM EST during Fool's Paradise and it's yours.
Johnny Niles - Wig Job (mp3)
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Your pledge of $75 automatically gets you Everybody Back To Bingo's Bachelor Pad + a chance to win Vols 1-4 of Strummin' Mental!!!!
Mysterians - A-Bomb (mp3)
The Windsors - Saki Rock (mp3)
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Some Ultra-Rare French TV footage of very early Who doing "Barbara Ann" & "My Generation". More rare clips from French TV are available at my blog Bedazzled.tv
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Saturday, March 5, 2011
Your pledge of $75 or more today will get you in the drawing for Rex's grand prize: Volumes 1- 8 of Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands!! Call 800-989-9368 between 1-3PM EST. Don't delay!
$75 will automatically get you Rex's marathon premium - Wiggin' Out!
The Ideals - Go Get A Wig (mp3)
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Friday, March 4, 2011
Frank Sutton pitches the upcoming season of Gomer Pyle for one of CBS's local affiliates. I have no idea who put this clip on YouTube, but I'm grateful.
For more about great Frank Sutton, check out this Beware Of The Blog post. AND THAT'S AN ORDER!
Your pledge of $75 gets you Mr. Fine Wine's 27 Soulful Ultra-Obscurities From The Cellars. Plus a chance to win fabulous prizes! Tune in from 7-8 PM EST.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Get yourself in the drawing for tonight's Music To Spazz By grand prize. Volumes 1 - 4 of this incredible series of "Germani Country" from Trailer-Park Records.
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