WFMU Ichiban, Rock and Soul with Debbie D

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Come Back When You Grow Up

Tonight at 7:00 on WFMU's Rock -n- Soul ICHIBAN: The Real Nitty Gritty -- "Come Back When You Grow Up!" Savage R&B, greasy rockabilly, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, & sleazy instrotrash records -- then stay tuned for the Whig Out! at 8:00

Bottoms Up! Whig Out at 8 WFMU Rock'n'Soul Ichiban

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!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pychotronic Movie of the Week: PENITENTIARY III (1987)

Cannon Films
United States

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

Crayons to Perfume! at 7

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!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Fringe Factory Freakout USA! A Garage, Psych, Fuzz FREAKOUT!

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:

And on Mixcloud here:


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Free Hare Cuts on Whig Out! at 8

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!



Weird Hot Nights

Weird Hot Nights -- with The Real Nitty Gritty on WFMU's Rock 'n' Soul ICHIBAN : savage R&B, greasy rockabilly, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, & sleazy instrotrash records -- tonight at 7:00

Today On DJ Roulette!

The Big Beat Generation with Laurent!


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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Psychotronic Movie of the Week: Hercules In the Haunted World (1961)

Woolner Brothers

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

Debbie Does WFMU

Credit: Art Kane - Harlem
Debbie Does WFMU tonight at 7 PM.  Dance it off.




Sunday, July 10, 2016

Whig Out! On WFMU's Rock'n'Soul Ichiban

Tonight, more from the smashing new Reverberations album, new Embrooks, plus a heaping helping of 60's garage and fuzz, freakbeat and freakouts!

Take it and git

Take it and git -- Tune in tonight at 7pm ET for The Real Nitty Gritty on WFMU's Rock 'n' Soul ICHIBAN : we've got savage R&B, greasy rockabilly, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, & sleazy instrotrash records for your Sunday sins -- then stay tuned for the Whig Out! at 8:00