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Sunday, October 31, 2010

And The Winners Are

Congratulations to all 5 of our contest winners!  Joe S, Rich Z, Chris D, Brian M and Brian S.  Thanks to everyone who entered and to Darrell over at Monster Movie Music for making the movie!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Witchin' You A Happy Halloween...

Turn My Picture Upside Down (MP3)

Merle Travis - Turn My Picture Upside Down (2:28)

Here's one from the multi-talented Merle Travis, the pride of Rosewood, Kentucky, located in Muhlenberg County. Warren Oates grew up just about 15 miles down the road in Depoy.

Remembering Mad Mike Metrovich this Halloween Season

Mad Mike died shortly after his Halloween show back in 2000. Two years ago Norton Records put out the stunning collection titled, Mad Mike Monsters. If you don't know who Mad Mike was, I can't stress enough that you pick up the 3 LP's (they're out on cd too, but....) that are filled to the brim with amazing songs. If you already know who Mad Mike was, I assume you already have these wonderful releases!

Here is a song that was a Mad Mike favorite with some Mad Mike patter before and after the song from an aircheck from a Halloween show on WZUM (it remains to be seen if this was from his last show, but when i first heard it, it gave me shivers down my spine).


And here is a link to my compilation of songs Mad Mike used to play that I made shortly after the Norton releases with all sorts of Mad Mike airchecks thrown in. I tried to make it sound like an actual Mad Mike show from back in the day. It is called More Mad Mike Madness.

oops, the link was dead--now fixed...

Seven Corpse Dinner

1-The Madmen - Haunted
2-Peter And The Wolves - Mr. Frankenstein
3-The Rainbows - I'm Gonna Go Down
4-The Essex - Cemetery Stomp
5-Important Announcement
6-The Magics - Zombie Walk
7-Count Drac - The Trance
8-Baron Daemon & The Vampires - The Transylvania Twist
9-The Weirdos -E.S.P.
10-Coming Attraction - Fiend For Flesh
11-Merv Griffin - House Of Horrors
12-Leonard Johnson - The Bug
13-Connoissurs - Count Macabre
14-Claudine Clark - Walkin' Through A Cemetery
15-Coming Attraction - Frogs!
16-Morgus With The Daringers - Werewolf
17-The Emersons - Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde
18-Igor And The Maniacs - The Big Green
19-Skipper Tyle - Wolf Gal
20-The Last Word - Sleepy Hollow
21-Tony Casanova - The Grave
Re-mastered from the original 45s

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Halloween from Mad Daddy & Fool's Paradise!

Mad Daddy Rides Again! A Halloween Treat From The Fool's Paradise Archives!

Here's an audio excerpt from a pile of Mad Daddy airchecks recorded by a couple of young Clevelanders back in 1958. It features Mad Daddy at the height of his considerable powers with classic platter chatter and some sleazy RnB sounds from the likes of Fenton Robinson, The Rays and other notables!

Listen closely and hear the two teenaged archivists who recorded these shows goof on the Mad Dad and put down their own pals on tape ("Olson wears Batty Bucks on his ears!")

These two from the pimples and braces set are true below for the countdown!

Mad Daddy (reel to reel)

Thanks, Rex!

Spider Baby!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Eerie animation...

The Cast of Eerie Publications Perform the Johnson-Smith Novelty Company "Horror Record"

Friday, October 22, 2010

When Is Mama Coming Home (Sad MP3)

Daddy, where did they take Mommy in that big black car?

Leroy Copling Of The Ozark Troupadors - When Is Mama Coming Home

This greasy riff

I love this greasy, grinding riff (or lick, or motif, or whatever the stratocaster-playing lawyers who run everything are calling it these days).  It has long since been run into the ground by the giant-beer-company-sponsored, neatly-trimmed-bearded legions of "blues" "musicians" all over America and the world, but these variations on it still sound pretty good to my ears and hopefully to yours:

Little Richard- Directly From My Heart
Don and Dewey- Pink Champagne
Howlin' Wolf- I Walked From Dallas
Hound Dog Taylor- Sadie

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wang Dang Dula

Donald and the Delighters - Wang Dang Dula

Donald and the Delighters - Elephant Walk

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lux and Ivy's Favorites Volume Fifteen!

Here is Lux and Ivy's Favorites Volume Fifteen!

This volume is a mix of left over songs from that magical tape that came into my possession earlier this year and some other hold over songs that I've been waiting to throw on the series.

A HUGE thank you goes out to Haunted George for doing the cover for this volume. For those unfamiliar with his work, I highly recommend checking out his Myspace or Facebook pages (the URL's are part of the artwork when you download the volume). Be sure to check out his stuff. It's some of the more interesting/different music being produced today in a landscape filled with the usual garbagegarage (tm).

A few notes on the songs.

The intro/instrumental was reassembled from the original tape using the best sources I could find. You can read the whole story about "instrumental" on my blog. It shouldn't be too hard to find the track title if you really want to know. I kept it a mystery for the hell of it. The actual intro will be familiar with most everyone (i hope!). It was on the tape I was given and I had to laugh when I heard it. You could tell it was recorded using a cheap microphone that was more than likely held up to a television so it could be put on the tape.

Ruth Wallis - Ubangi. Wow, here is a song that i've looked for for years! In an old interview with the Cramps, Lux had attributed this song to someone named Ruth Fallen, and described the song in pretty good detail. I could never find this song anywhere. He called it YOU BANGI ME, I BANGI YOU (or something like that).

Then, as a result of that interview I gave to Dig It magazine, someone contacted me (thanks Colin!) suggesting that it was Ruth WALLIS! I tracked down the song, listened to it, and decided it HAD to be the song Lux was referring to. My guess is that the interviewer mis-heard Lux when he said the name of the artist. FALL-IN, WALL-IS, it could have been careless notes, or a bad transcription of a tape the interviewer had made.

Finding a good copy of the song was nearly impossible. It originally appeared on 78. I found a CD compilation of Wallis's songs with Ubangi on it. Great, right? A version taken from CD has to be good quality, right? Wouldn't you know it? The CD has a glitch on that particular song! Any mp3 rips of it sounded like shit. Besides the glitch it had an amazing amount of background noise.

After a while I found that it had been issued on a LP as well and through some further searching found a sealed copy for sale on ebay. This is the version on this compilation. And even then, it doesn't sound that great. I think it was mastered from the original 78 and not a master tape. The song even gets louder and softer, so I guess no one cared because it was for stag parties anyway!

Then I found a few more holdover songs from the original INCREDIBLY STRANGE MUSIC interview.

Red Hewitt and the Buccaneers - D.J. Blues; Lux never mentioned the artist, just talked about the song, and the lyric "music right out of the swirling all!" The first few seconds of this track remind me of a cramps song. So happy to have found this track. Red Hewitt was from New Zealand and released a few 45's on the Audion label (see scan on tracklisting).

Sheri Lee Douglas - Chime Bells; Never thought I'd find this one. Lux and Ivy swear this is KAY MARTIN singing, and I have to agree with them. It sounds exactly like her. The b-side of this 45 will be on the next LAIF volume.

Let's see, what else? There are a few more tracks from Forbidden City Dog Food as well as a bit from the Purple Knif Show. After listening to it again recently I heard a few seconds of something that never registered with me before. As the show ends, there is a few seconds of the deadly ones song, the mad drummer! It is such a great song, it HAD to be included on this volume.

Enjoy this volume, it might be awhile before the next one, but you never know!

My plans for remastered versions of the earlier volumes are still going according to plan. Volume 6 will be next, then volume's one, two, three and five.

Huge thanks go out to: Debbie D for doing a little sound voodoo on a bunch of the mp3's to make them sound better, Howie Pyro for the secret track, Bruce Milne, Colin Duff, Olaf Jens for helping me with a few songs, Steve Pallow, and Adam Fitch for his amazing graphics.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Alfred Hitchcock Swings

Stanley Wilson - Theme of Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Here's the swingin'est version of the Alfred Hitchcock theme you will ever hear.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Elvis & A Little Mid-Century Mania

Over at (Built Environment in Layman's Terms, St. Louis), Toby Weiss has put together a humdinger of a blog post that looks back at Elvis Presley movies and their eye-popping embrace of mid-century modernism at its finest. The screen captures are truly sensational.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

It's Monster Surfing Time!






GEORGE BARROWS 1914 - 1994

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Friday, October 15, 2010

Who Will Buy The Wine (MP3)

Charlie Walker - Who Will Buy The Wine (2:38)

This 1960 hard country shuffle comes from legendary Texas honky-tonker Charlie Walker (1926 - 2008). The bracing twin fiddle licks that kick off the record are a sure sign that two or three minutes of sheer musical exhilaration will follow.

And how about the publicity for Bobby Freeman's appearance at the Pussycat A Go Go lounge on the Las Vegas Strip? Opening the show for Bobby Freeman was Satans Four and Go Go girls! Sign me up. Please.

Image credit: the Vintage Vegas photostream on Flickr. Go check it out; it's amazing.



Thursday, October 14, 2010


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tarantula Ghoul

 Presents: "Medley Mania" for the 2010 WFMU Record Fair

I'm very proud to present's 6th Annual video presentation for WFMU's Record & CD Fair, "Medley Mania - The Best & Worst of the 60's". 24 multi-song, multi-artist medleys from shows like Shindig, Hullabaloo and The Hollywood Palace. There's Dylan medleys, Beatles medleys, Top 40 medleys, a Bo Diddley medley and much, much more. WFMU's Record & CD Fair takes place October 22, 23 and 24, 2010, at Manhattan's Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street. The A/V schedule has not been announced yet. If you can't make it to the fair, you can purchase this program on DVD from Bedazzled!

See also :
The Bedazzled Video Hour (and a half) 2005
The Jukebox Movie Hour 2005
The Bedazzled Video Hour (and a half) 2006
The Bedazzled Video Hour (and a half) 2007
The Bedazzled Video Hour (and a half) 2008 - "Bubblegum Music A- Z"
The Bedazzled Video Hour (and a half) 2009 - "Scopitonic" Jukebox Movie Dance Party

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Colossus Of New York

The Graytones - Weird One (mp3)

Monday, October 11, 2010




So Long, Solomon Burke

"I'm talkin' about Brother Solomon Burke, you all know him dontcha."
-Wilson Pickett

The world lost a literal and figurative giant yesterday with the passing of Solomon Burke. Please enjoy these admittedly obvious choices from his oeuvre as well as various other stabs at material written by or associated with King Solomon, until somebody else, hopefully The Hound, posts something more eloquent and comprehensive.

Home In Your Heart
Cry To Me

Otis Redding - Down In The Valley
(complete with skip to help perpetuate the illusion that you are listening to a record)
Wilson Pickett - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
Betty Harris - Cry To Me
Dr. Feelgood - Stupidity
Bill Woman & the Limey Fops - If You Need Me

Ice Cold Ichiban

As seen yesterday at the yearly Drive Invasion festival in Atlanta, Ga.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

WFMU Record Fair

The annual WFMU record fair is October 22-24 at the Metropolitan Pavilion.  Mr. Fine Wine, Rex, Terre T and Gaylord Fields broadcasting live!  Bedazzled in the AV lounge!  See you there.

Sandy Selsie - Gonna Get Some Records (mp3)

Screaming Lord Sutch Medley 1966

via hall9calation


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Tonight At The Fool's Paradise Twin

A Shocking Double Feature


Friday, October 8, 2010

The Creep!

Don't forget to enter the Ichiban Halloween contest!  Deadline is October 15th.  Send us your mailing address to for a chance to win a DVD copy of The Creep, filmed in beautiful Bakersfield, California.

Dr. Frost's Halloweeeeeeeeen mix (mp3)

The Cheetah


The Cheetah Club Promo (mp3)
Lou Courtney - Rubber Neckin' (Chick Checkin')
Swinging Astronauts - Crazy Stockings On The Moon

Elly May At The Cee-ment Pond

Thanks to John Funke for reminding me of the difference between a pool and a C-ment pond.

Mommy, Can I Still Call Him Daddy (MP3)

Dottie West - Mommy, Can I Still Call Him Daddy (2:53)

Dottie West's Mommy, Can I Still Call Him Daddy features what has to be one of the most absurdly off-key child vocal performances ever committed to tape.

West recorded the song along with her 4 year old son Dale, who belted out some overwrought lines of toddler angst from the perspective of a kid glumly looking at the wreckage of his parents' marriage.

The flip side of the record (and the name of the album on which these tracks can be found) is Suffer Time. Incredibly, this song was a charting hit, making it all the way to #24 on Billboard's Country chart in 1966. How the hell did that happen? Must've been the fact that the great Buddy Emmons is on steel!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Mad Daddy

I_Love a Practical Joke


Radio On


Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Round Robin

via Whitney

I'd Much Rather Be With The Boys

Rolling Stones - I'd Much Rather Be With The Boys (mp3)
Johnny Thunders - I'd Much Rather Be With The Boys
Donna Lynn - I'd Much Rather Be With The Girls
The Reigning Sound - I'd Much Rather Be With The Boys

Monday, October 4, 2010

Voodoo Man

Johnny Perry - The Voodoo Man (mp3)