Sunday, July 31, 2016
Posted by Nitty Gritty Tania at 3:39 PM
Take a hip flip tyme trip with the Whig Out! New and old garage with Cuby & The Blizzard, The Bad Beats, Mystery Lights, Reverberrations, Eric Charden, Druids of Stonehenge and The Loons in this hour of whiggy aural mayhem!
Posted by GirlGroupGirl at 2:18 AM
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Posted by Vikki Vaden at 6:56 PM
Hear her as
Sheila North, The Cinders, Rick and Al, and the Georgettes
the songs she wrote for the G Notes, Joanne & The Triangles, Majorettes, Bermudas, Becky & The Lollipops - a delightful hour of California girls from 1963! Hear it here at 7pm Eastern, 4 Pacific!
Posted by GirlGroupGirl at 3:24 AM
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Posted by Nitty Gritty Tania at 1:37 PM
From teen sensations Archie & The Bunkers to our old faves, The Higher State and Untamed Youth - the Whig Out! has some new faves as well as old faves too like the Spats, Antoine et les Problem, The Stoics and much more! Tune in right after the Real Nitty Gritty, you can find us here!
Posted by GirlGroupGirl at 5:35 AM
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Produced and Directed by Jamaa Fanaka
Michael J. Weldon writes in Psychotronic Video #4:
Leon Issac Kennedy (from Cleveland) starred in the original prison/boxing hit PENITENTIARY (1979) as Too Sweet, obviously inspired by Sugar Ray Leonard. PENITENTIARY II (82) co-starred Mr. T as the villain, but it was a weak sequel, and about the time it was released Kennedy was divorced from his wife, former Miss Ohio Jayne Kennedy (whose latest video release is BREAST FEEDING YOUR BABY). In #3, Kennedy (this time with a little ponytail) is back in jail after killing a man in the ring (it was a set up) All three in the series were directed by the unheralded Jamaa Fanaka. If you've ever seen his SOUL VENGEANCE (75), you know what he is capable of. PENITENTIARY III is one of the craziest, hard to believe exploitation movies in years. Former GENERAL HOSPITAL star Anthony Geary is Serengeti, a rich prisoner with white spikey hair and ear studs who never speaks above a whisper. He tells the warden what to do, has a French chef bring him dinner and enjoys manicures from his companion in drag (Jim Bailey, whose first screen credit was MONDO ROCCO). Geary, who just showed up in CRACK HOUSE with Jim Brown, deserves some kind of acting award. There's a lot of talk about "The Midnight Thud!". Two guards in protective suits and helmets are seen leading what sounds like a ferocious lion down the prison corridor. They've been ordered to set the dreaded Thud loose in Too Sweet's cage. The Thud is revealed to be a killer midget (The Haitian Kid). In a long fight sequence, the unstoppable little man uses martial arts leaps in the air, a lead pipe, and loud dubbed in howls and growls to frighten and beat up his victim. Later he's returned to a rat infested dungeon where he smokes crack and watches 16mm films! Then Too Sweet is thrown in the underground dungeon and given shock treatment. He babbles incoherently, but eventually recovers. He's scheduled to loose an organized prison fight to the big Hugo, but needs training. Suddenly the crazed Thud cleans up his act, dresses normal and talks (with what sounds like a Jamaican accent). He gives a lecture on the soul of a man, trains the proud Too Sweet (in slow motion) and proves that "It's amazing what a little self-respect can do for a man!" PENITENTIARY III is one of the wildest movies in recent memory and makes me hope for Part IV.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Fools rush in, starting at 7 tonite on Crayons to Perfume! Tiny Yong, The Charmers, Ike & Tina, Inez and Charley, Darlene McCray - an hour of girls and girl groups from the 60's (and a little bit of the 50's) along with garage girls, a little bit of country, and a bunch of rock'n'soul! Tune in here!
Posted by GirlGroupGirl at 1:45 AM
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
It’s yet another crazy week in the world SO LET'S FREAK OUT FREAKS!
Fringe Factory DJ Vikki Vaden spins something new from THE MORLOCKS! Plus the hip Soundzzz of The Night Beats, Missing Souls, Asteroid No.4, Euclid, The Bob Segar System, Vibravoid, The Woggles, Captain Beefheart, Public Nuisance & more Killer Garage Burners, Psychedelic Nuggets & Heavy Head-bangers from 1966 to NOW! (Show Original airdate: July 13, 2016)
Playlist and link on the WFMU Archive: http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/67483
And on Mixcloud here:
Posted by Vikki Vaden at 2:21 AM
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Flyp out for the Whig Out! tonight at 8 right after the Real Nitty Gritty! New music from 60's influenced groups like the Magnetic Mynd, The Above, Outtasites, Woggles, Higher State, Karovas Milkshake, Bronco Bullfrog, Optic Nerve, Phat Lynx and tons of great 60's garage rockers!
Posted by GirlGroupGirl at 3:02 PM
Posted by Nitty Gritty Tania at 11:58 AM
The Big Beat Generation with Laurent!
If you would like to submit an hour long show for DJ Roulette, email debbie @ wfmu.org.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD
(aka HERCULES IN THE CENTER OF THE EARTH)
Produced by Achille Piazzi
Directed by Mario Bava
Michael J. Weldon writes in The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film:
This is the only Hercules movie that really makes it as a fantasy. Depending on your mood (or age), it can be scary and exciting or pretty funny. Hercules (Reg Park) goes to Hell! Yes -- he and a pal go to Hades to obtain a precious plant to cure an ailing princess. They encounter many wonders, including Christopher Lee as the evil Lichas, servant of Pluto, some giant rock men, seas of lava, and a tempting naked maiden in chains. Hercules throws boulders and overcomes all obstacles. Lee does not play a vampire (as implied in some of the ads). Hercules and the Captive Women, also with Park is worth catching as well.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Posted by GirlGroupGirl at 2:00 PM
Posted by Nitty Gritty Tania at 12:07 PM
Playlist & comments
Saturday, July 9, 2016
PARANOIA (aka ORGASMO)
Produced by Salvatore Alabiso
Directed by Umberto Lenzi
Michael J. Weldon wrote in Psychotronic Video #2:
"Caroll Baker was nominated for an Oscar (BABY DOLL, '56), studied with Strasberg, co-stared in GIANT (also '56), and was on the cover of Life Magazine three times, but says she was blacklisted by her studio, Paramount, after '66. From '68 and until the early 80's, she worked only in Europe, starring in some pretty sick movies, which she ignored in her autobiography. She starred in two back to back Italian features directed by Lenzi, now known for MAKE THEM DIE SLOWLY and other controversial cannibal movies. This one was also known as ORGASMO, and received an X in America when released by Fanfare. The other, A QUIET PLACE TO KILL, was also called PARANOIA, causing a lot of filmography confusion.
This PARANOIA has Baker as Mrs. Katherine West, an alcoholic rich ex-New York artist, arriving at her late Italian husband's villa. A sarcastic hustler (Lou Castel, who later showed up in Wender's AMERICAN FRIEND) worms his way into her life and home. They have sex in the shower, on the lawn, by the pool,... He brings his sexy short haired "sister" (Colette Descombs) along. They both have sex with the confused widow and each other, drive away the servants, drug her, tie her up, blackmail her with photos, and torture her by playing the same bad rock and roll song over and over. At that point she's suicidal. "When I think of myself, I want to vomit!" Like most 60's Italian exploitation movies, this one has jerky camera work, with lots of fast zooms, and funny music with female voices merrily going "da da dee dee....". Lenzi throws in thunder and lightning, some psychedelic sequences, a discotheque scene, and Baker being served a toad by her captors.
Friday, July 8, 2016
Tonight a special edition of Make With The Shake fills in for Debbie D. The fingers I lost on the 4th of July have all grown back already, so I'm celebrating by playing an hour of hipshakers and earthquakers on 45! You know what to do, fools!
Posted by Pat K at 10:11 AM
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Posted by Vikki Vaden at 8:15 PM
It's Crayons to Perfume's 100th show for WFMU's Rock'n'Soul Ichiban, so fall into the WFMU's basement coffee house at 7pm for an hour long howlin' hootenany with the girls with the most. Our galaxy of chicks couldn't all fit into the basement, so download the overload!
Lorrie Collins: Another Man Done Gone
Lyn Avalon: I Walk The Streets
John Barry: Beat Girl
Stella: Beatnicks D'Occasion
The Chanters: Bongo Bongo
The Beats: Beatnik Bounce
Marilyn Ross: Out Of This World
Carolyn Carpenter: Black Coffee
Beverly Garland: Tempest in a Teapot
Juliette Greco: Chandernagor
Nancy Dupont: Weather Report Love
The Rebel Set
Eydie Gorme : Coffee Song (They've Got An Awful Lot Of Coffee in Brazil)
Ada Moore: The Devil Is A Woman
Posted by GirlGroupGirl at 7:01 AM
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Americans, Canadians, the Commonwealth - it's all here at 8pm (5 Pacific) right after The Real Nitty Gritty tonite on Rock'n'Soul Ichiban! Listen here!
Posted by GirlGroupGirl at 4:00 PM
Posted by Nitty Gritty Tania at 12:38 PM
Friday, July 1, 2016
THE THING WITH TWO HEADS
American International Pictures
Produced by Wes Bishop
Directed by Lee Frost
Michael J. Weldon writes, in The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film:
The ultimate blaxploition horror movie, not to be confused with the previous year's all-white The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant. Both are from AIP. This, believe it or not, features Ray Milland as a racist brain surgeon with terminal cancer. Milland first creates a two-headed gorilla (designed by Rick Baker). Then he arranges to have his head transplanted onto the healthy body of a volunteer convict from death row. When he awakens from his operation he finds his head on Rosey Greer's body. You've got to see him (them) running around, riding a motorcycle, yelling at each other, and Chelsea Brown is the convict's surprised girlfriend. With Roger Perry, who is also in both Count Yorga movies, and William Smith. Music by Jerry Butler. Director Frost worked on lots of 60s "adults only" films.