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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Let's Go Spiders!!!

Mella Mella

Furi Furi

Monkey Dance

Monday, August 29, 2011

Jerry Landis Belongs in the Hall of Fame

Let's not exhaust this space to quibble over whether the mere existence and propagation of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is warranted or not. And we shall similarly pay minimal heed to the immutable truth that Paul Simon is in said Rock Hall not once but twice (as a solo performer and as half of Simon and Garfunkel), which to some may indicate he's been inducted either one too many times or two too many times. All that concerns this author is that as long as they let Rhymin' Simon in, those doors should open even wider to accommodate his late-'50s/early-'60s rockin' incarnations Jerry Landis, True Taylor, and Tico and the Triumphs.

It may be difficult to reconcile that the very same person who composed "A Simple Desultory Philippic" could also give birth to "Get Up and Do the Wobble," but one doesn't require a postage stamp contest à la Elvis to determine which manifestation of the singer and songwriter in question the typical Ichiban reader and listener would favor. So now that your preference has been duly presupposed, please enjoy this guaranteed Garfunkel-free trio of top teen tunes from the days when Paul Simon resided on the greaseball side of Music Town (all songs YouTube).

True Taylor — "True or False" (Big, 1958)
Here Paul yelps a rockabilly bopper that alternately could have been titled "Blue Moon of Kew Gardens."

Tico and the Triumphs — "Motorcycle" (Amy, 1961, Billboard No. 99)
Simon's sonata for the 'Sicle Set puts the "J.D." in early Jan and Dean.

Jerry Landis — "The Lone Teen Ranger" (Amy, 1962, Billboard No. 97)
His "Western Movies"-referencing dum-dum doo-wop ditty exposes a different kind of Olympics doping.


Sept. 28, 1966: Roy Orbison and actress Maggie Pierce promote the movie “The Fastest Guitar Alive.”

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Transylvania 6-5000

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Here's Wendell Austin's hillbilly classic LSD, always worth hearing one more time. And you know who else recorded a pretty snappy version of this tune? Fuzztones front man Rudi Protrudi, on his country album It's A White Trash Thing. He may be much better known for his garage mayhem, but he definitely seems to have an affinity for the country stuff, too.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Saturday, August 20, 2011


Rufus promo

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Costa Mesa, California
Loot from his music includes this
MG with custom-built chassis, a panel
bus and Cadillac convertible. Dick often
tells people he's 22, but truth is he's a
big boy of 26.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Wild World Of WFMU

WFMU Rock n Soul DJs

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ape - English Dictionary

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Twilight Zone

Perchance To Dream (video)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New York Night Train With Howie Pyro

Come meet our latest Ichiban DJ, Howie Pyro at Home Sweet Home in NYC this Friday night.  Howie will be Jonathan Toubin's special guest at New York Night Train's weekly 45 RPM party.  It's free before 11 PM and after 3 AM.  Or $3 at the door.  See you there!

Monday, August 8, 2011


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Radio On

Tune in today from 12 - 3 PM when Todd-o-phonic Todd fills in for Joe Belock.  He'll be interviewing Philly Hall Of Fame DJ, Jerry Blavat

Wednesday, August 3, 2011