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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Bar the Door!

Bar the Door! -- Join us this new year's eve at 7:00 PM ET tonight for a new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN! Platters of savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash served up for your pleasure!
Then Whig Out! at 8:00.
Streaming player, playlist and comments here:

Friday, December 29, 2017

Knuckle Dragger of the Week!


Sunday, December 24, 2017

Rollin' and Tumlin' tonight at 7:00 with The Real Nitty Gritty

Rollin' and Tumblin' -- tune in tonight at 7:00 PM ET for a new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN! Platters of savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash served up for your pleasure!
Then Whig Out! at 8:00.
Streaming player, playlist and comments here:

Saturday, December 23, 2017

JEEZUS FUCK, IT'S CHRISTMAS!!! A Lux Interior Christmas Tape Compilation

Super giant thanks to Kristian Hoffman for sharing this on his Facebook Page. It's a picture of a tape Lux made with some amazing Christmas Music. A song or two from the Black Christmas tape, but much more swell tunes to sink your teeth in to.  Even an atheist would love it...

Kristian said it was ok to share, so it here it is!

Jeezus fuck, indeed!

(note, this isn't a copy of the "actual" tape, just a compilation of MP3's sourced elsewhere and sequenced like the tape)

SIDE_ONE (download)

SIDE_TWO (download)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Merry Shakesmas! Make with the Shake goes seasonal tonight at 8pm EDT

Santa's got the shakes tonight on Ichiban! DJ Pat K (pictured, above-right) returns with a special episode of Make with the Shake featuring all of his favorite seasonal screamers and holiday hipshakers! Prepare to get your yule log crammed full of cheer and tinsel in all sorts of places where it doesn't belong! Only on Ichiban, tonight at 8pm EDT - click here for the live stream, playlist, chat, and archive!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Knuckle Dragger of the Week!


PIZZA_SURE_IS_GOOD! (listen/download)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Fringe Factory Live at Diamond St Studios Sessions: The Woolly Bushmen & The GTVs!

It's been a busy year  at The Fringe Factory HQ! One of many projects finally coming to fruition is The Fringe Factory Live at Diamond Street Studios Sessions! DJ Vikki Vaden hosts a semi-regular series of live recordings and interviews with both touring and local Atlanta bands influenced by 60s garage, psychedelia, soul, punk & FUZZZZ . All recorded at a cool little analog recording studio located right in the heart of Atlanta's Little 5 Points & run by the legendary Spencer Garn.

For this very first show, Vikki invites touring bands The Woolly Bushmen and The GTVs to Diamond Street to each play a few songs and have a record party pre-show. Then hilarity & chaos ensus as the bands and Vikki try to chat, argue with "Dr. Hollywood" the Woolly Bushmen's "manager" and drink perhaps too many beers before the evening rock-n-roll show.

You can also listen to it here!:

Cast of "Characters"
Hosted by Fringe Factory /WFMU Ichiban DJ Vikki Vaden
Co-Hosted by "Dr Hollywood"Aka Poppin Pietro, AKA Pietro DiGennaro aka "Peaches" 

The Woolly Bushmen:

Simon Palombi,VOX organ to guitar,
Jacob Miller:bass to guitar

Julian Palombi: Drums

The GTVs
Sam Steinig: Vocals, Organ/Piano|
Ron Wandover: Drums
Vince Duane: Guitar

Engineered by: Spencer Garn at Diamond Street Studios
Photography by: Mario Panebianco Photography

First Up The Woolly Bushmen!

Here come the GTVs! 

Spencer tries to figure out What is happening?!

Vikki & The GTVs

Listen here!:

Crayons to Perfume - DJ's Choice

Back by popular demand, it's DJ's Choice - the theme-less Crayons to Perfume! where djgirlgroupgirl plays whatever she so desires! I've been finding and thrifting some great new records recently, but have also been digging out some of my LP's and playing tracks I don't normally play - live Martha & The Vandellas, France Gall, Tammy, Konez Zsusa, Karo, The Caravelles all with a smattering of favorite seasonal girls. So sit back and take a mid-week break with the girls, from 7-8 pm right before The Fringe Factory.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

You Know What To Do -- The Real Nitty Gritty!

You Know What To Do -- Tonight at 7:00 it's a new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty on WFMU's Rock'n'Soul ICHIBAN. Streaming player, playlist and comments here:

Knuckle Dragger of the Week!


What brings this to true "Knuckle Dragger" status is that fact that this is a recording of Hanley Johnson singing OVER his original version of "Nose" that came out on JVB Records under the name Tye Tongue Hanley!  You can hear him really getting into it in the mid break...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Tonight at 8pm EDT :: Make with the Shake with DJ Pat K!

Tonight! Get your hair done all the way up for another episode of Make with the Shake with DJ Pat K! Wild rock & soul killers, thrillers, & floor-fillers, plus Little Richard telling a story about an angel dust-fueled hotel orgy! Something for everyone!   Click here for the live stream, playlist, chatboard, & archive!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Psychotronic Movie of the Week: The Manster (1959)

The Manster (aka The Split
1959, Shaw-Breakston Enterprises

D/P George P. Breakston D: Kenneth B. Krane S: Walter J. Sheldon 

Starring: Peter Dyneley, Jayne Hylton, Satoshi Nakamura, Terri Zimmern

Michael J. Weldon's review in Psychotronic Video #4: 

Originally released in America by Loppert on an incredible double bill with THE HORROR CHAMBER OF DR. FAUSTUS in 1962, this is the ultimate split personality movie. A man in a skinny gorilla suit kills some women in a bath. Blood splatters on the wall. Up in the mountains in a remote cave full of giant mushrooms and plants, we discover he's a mutant. Dr. Suzuki (Satoshi Nakumura) says, "You were my brother. You were an experiment that didn't work out. I'm sorry!," and shoots him. An ugly bug-eyed mutant screeching in a cage is his wife. Meanwhile Larry Stanford, an American journalist, shows up, is drugged and jabbed in the shoulder with a hypo. Star Peter Dyneley, who acts a lot like Lon Chaney, Jr., later provided the voice of Jeff Tracy for British THUNDERBIRDS movies. Back in Tokyo he gets drunk on sake and goes behind closed doors with with four gieshas. He misses his flight home. Suzuki sends his beautiful, obedient assistant Tera (Terri Zimmern) to further corrupt him in a mineral bath. Unshaven and hung over, the reporter ignores his worried, pleading wife, who arrives from New York. A priest is killed at a temple by a werewolf type hand . Two women are murdered on the street. At his room, Stanford sees an eyeball on his shoulder!!! - (a high point of screen surrealism). Soon a scary small extra head grows there. Both of his heads become uglier with big teeth and bugged out eyes. He kills a psychiatrist. The big climax takes place near a volcano. Behind a tree the Manster painfully splits into Stanford and a skinny ape man. They fight and both fall into a volcano! 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Make with the Shake! Tonight at 8PM EDT

Tonight at 8pm EDT, tune in, freak out, and shake off the Thanksgiving leftovers with DJ Pat K and another episode of Make with the Shake! Tune in for an hour of rock, soul, r&b, garage, and whatever else falls onto the turntable on the only station that plays the hits that keep you in fits! Click here for the live stream, playlist, archives, and chat!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Knuckle Dragger of the Week! (in Memoriam)

THE_COO! (listen/download)

Ants in my pants

Ants in My Pants -- tune in for a new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty​ tonight at 7:00 ET on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN! Platters of savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash served up for your pleasure!
Then Whig Out! at 8:00.
Streaming player, playlist and comments here:

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Shakesgiving! Make with the Shake tonight at 8pm EDT!

Happy Shakesgiving! Ditch the football game, switch on Ichiban, and shake off the tryptophan with a hot helping of wild rock & soul with DJ Pat K and another edition of Make with the Shake! Tune in at 8pm EDT tonight for a feast of 45s! Click here for the livestream, playlist, chat, & archive



My first Thanskgiving Day movie tradition was KING KONG and MIGHTY JOE YOUNG on WOR. Later, I adopted Brad F. Ginter's BLOOD FREAK.

Ginter's filmography as a director includes just five titles, and it's three that he's primarily remembered for today - the awful biker flick DEVIL RIDER (1970), the bizarre Veronica Lake maggot Hitler epic FLESH FEAST (1970), and today's feature, BLOOD FREAK (1972).

Steve Hawkes, whose previous acting resume was highlighted by two low-budget, shot in Florida Tarzan movies, co-wrote the screenplay with Ginter and stars as Herschell, a Nam vet who gets invited to a party by a beautiful young lady and well, one thing leads to another and before we know it, Herschell is addicted to the pot! For some reason, this ends up with him eating some chemically altered turkey and when he wakes up he's become a monster with a giant turkey head who needs to feast on the blood of drug addicts to satisfy his cravings. In the end, the only thing that can save him is turning to God - the film was described by Shock Cinema's Steven Puchalski as "the world's first Christian, anti-drug splatter movie!" And if that plot wasn't enough of a trainwreck, wait until you get a load of Ginter himself as the narrator, sitting at a desk in front of faux wooden paneling, talking about "the human body as a mixing bowl," spewing Reefer Madness-style anti-drug rhetoric while smoking a cigarette. His coughing fits are stuff of legend.

BLOOD FREAK was released on VHS in the 80s by Video Treasures, which promised "A Dracula on Drugs!" Something Weird Video released the ultimate special edition DVD in the early 2000's which is now out of print but can be found on Amazon and eBay. I highly recommend seeking it out, but in the meantime, here's the entire movie as posted on YouTube, DIG! 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Drama Queens - today on Crayons to Perfume! - featuring the most dramatic of all girl groups - The Shangri-La's plus those groups who admired their teenage temperament like the Pussycats & The Whyte Boots. There's country cross over drama, unexpected drama, cover drama and so much more! Join djgirlgroupgirl for an hour of GIRLS today and every Wednesday at 7pm right here:

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Knuckle Dragger of the Week!

ON_SAFARI! (listen/download)

Friday, November 17, 2017

Psychotronic Movie of the Week: Impulse (1974, William Grefe)

1974, Conqueror Films/Camelot Entertainment

D: William Grefe S: Tony Crechales P: Scorates Ballis

Starring: William Shatner, Ruth Roman, Jennifer Bishop, James Dobson, Kim Nicholas, Harold "Odd Job" Sakata, William Kerwin

Michael J. Weldon's review from Psychotronic Video #9:

What a find! William Shatner is Matthew Stone, a creepy, lying, seductive psycho gigolo hustler with sideburns, a scar, and white flair pants. A perfect cliche black and white flashback shows how as a kid he defended his mother by running a samurai sword through a tattooed drunk (William Kerwin!). Another flashback shows him crying while strangling a woman then sinking her car (ala DEMENTIA 13). He seduces a widow (Jennifer Bishop from Al Adamson movies) whose best friend is played by Ruth Roman. Only the woman's bratty precocious little blond daughter (Kim Nicholas, who is perfect in the role) knows what a creep he is. Shatner/Stone runs over a dog, hangs Harold ("Odd Job") Sakata, and says things like "People like you should be ground up and made into dog food!" The video print is scratchy, but IMPULSE has excellent clever cinematography and editing and is the most enjoyable of Grefe's made in Florida movies I've seen so far. It's a sleaze classic. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Greg Cartwright & Friends at the Bell House!!

Monty Hall
Come out and shake a tail feather with Ichiban on Black Friday!  Greg Cartwright (Reigning Sound, Oblivians)  will be performing with special guests including Miriam Linna (Norton Records), Mick Collins (Gories, Dirtbombs), Ira & Georgia (Yo La Tengo), Dave Amels (Reigning Sound, Jay Vons), Gaylord Fields (WFMU) + secret, surprise guests that you don't want to miss.

MC for the evening will be Rex from WFMU's Fool's Paradise program.

Tickets are $15 and available now at the Bell House website.

All proceeds go to WFMU.

Ichiban DJ's include:

Nitty Gritty Tania & Thomas Torment (Real Nitty Gritty)

Pat K (Make With The Shake)

Matt M  (What's Happening?!?!)

Dave Amels (DA the DJ's Ichibunny Robot)

Debbie D (Debbie Does WFMU)

With special DJ guests:

Mikey Post (Reigning Sound, Jay Vons, Daptone Records)

Benny Troken (Reigning Sound, Jay Vons,  Lee Fields)

Greg Cartwright (Reigning Sound, In The Box)

Hope to see you there!!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

It's SHING-A-LING time!

It's SHING-A-LING TIME! Tune in to a brand new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty​ tonight at 7:00 ET on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN! Platters of savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash served up for your pleasure!
Then Whig Out! at 8:00.
Streaming player, playlist and comments here:

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Psychotronic Movie of the Week: Fugitive Girls (1974, A.C. Stephen)

Fugitive Girls (1974, aka 'Five Loose Women')
AFPI/SCA  Distributors

D/P: A.C. Stephen (Stephen C. Apostolof) 
S: Apostolof/Ed Wood

Starring: Jabie Abercrombe, Rene Bond,Tallie Cochrane, Donna Young, Margie Lanier, Harvey Shain, Nicolle Riddell, Douglas Frey

Michael J. Weldon's review from Psychotronic Video #2, 1989: 

From the time he wrote ORGY OF THE DEAD (see PV #1) until his death in 1978, cult figure Ed Wood (a forgotten man at the time) worked (often uncredited) on nudie films made by Stephen C. Apostolof (A.C. Stephen). He wrote this one and appears as "Pop," running a remote gas station. This film was rated X and has soft core sex scenes (which would earn it an R today). An R-rated, softer version was called FIVE LOOSE WOMEN. After a sex scene with badly dubbed in "Oooh Aah Ooh Aah,...," the guy, with long thick sideburns, decides to hold up a liquor store, shoots the owner, and leaves Dee, the cliche women's prison victim/star (Jabie Abercrombe) to take the rap. Her cellmates at the minimum security farm are nudie (and porn) star Rene Bond as a bank embezzler with a thick southern accent - "There's only two things worthwhile for a girl - men and money!" Cap, a manic, short haired dyke who killed her husband - "His mistake was, he turned me on to women and I dug it!" and a black woman who trades insults with the Southern "Dirty white trash!" Cap says "I'm getting sick and tired of this rainbow trip!" After Cap forces Dee into a long lesbian scene, they all escape and stay with camping, organic hippies until Cap says "They all smell like freaks!" A hippie goes "Good Christ, a lesbian!" and a chain fight starts. In a scene Ed borrowed from his script for THE VIOLENT YEARS ('56), the women steal a guy's car and rape him - "Leave me alone!" They also ambush some bikers, fight them using martial arts, then take over the home of a paralyzed Nam vet. FUGITIVE GIRLS is too dark most of the time, but has a funny recurring Hammond organ theme, and enough Wood touches to make it a must for fans who can't get enough. 

Knuckle Dragger of the Week!

CAVEMAN_LOVE!  (listen/download)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Otis Redding and his Sisters of Soul!

Tonight! djgirlgroupgirl has the Queen of Memphis Soul, along with her entire court and entourage paying homage to the King of Soul, the one, the only, Mr. Otis Redding! Etta, Patti, Tina, Clydie, The Shirelles, The Glories and even Peggy Lee sing it with feeling on Crayons to Perfume! Tune in at 7pm

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

WFMU Benefit With Greg Cartwright & Friends

Poster: Pat K
Join us at the Bell House in Brooklyn for a very special night of music with Greg Cartwright & friends!!  Including Miriam Linna (Norton Records, A-Bones, Miriam & Nobodies Babies), Gaylord Fields (WFMU) and Ichiban faves Nitty Gritty Tania + Thomas Torment (The Real Nitty Gritty),  Matt M (What's Happening?!?!), Pat K (Make With The Shake), DA the DJ (Ichibunny Robot) and Debbie D (Debbie Does WFMU)  Special guest DJs include Mikey Post (Reigning Sound, Jay Vons) and Benny Trokan (Reigning Sound, Jay Vons)  $15 at the door.  All proceeds go to WFMU.

Master of ceremonies: Rex


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Psychotronic Movie of the Week: Orgy of the Dead (1965, A. C. Stephen)

Orgy of the Dead (1965)
Arsta Productions/SCA Distributors
D/P: A.C. Stephen (Stephen C. Apostolof)
S: Ed Wood

Starring Criswell, Fawn Silver, Pat Barrington (as Pat Barringer), William Bates, Bunny Glaser, John Andrews, Louis Ojena, Texas Starr, Nadejda Dobrev, Stephanie Jones,  Barbara Nordin, 
Dene Starnes, Rene De Beau

Michael J. Weldon's review in Psychotronic Video #1, 1989:
Back in Cleveland, there used to be an unbelievable three story used book store called Kay's. I was about 16 when I bought a heavily illustrated paperback book (with no cover) called ORGY OF THE DEAD and liked it so much that I cut the pictures out (bad move). I had to wait years to see the "adults only" movie based on the obscure book by the prolific Ed Wood Jr. - but that wait was worth it. Some people (O.K., lots of people) don't like ORGY OF THE DEAD, but to me this is surreal, it's art - or at least the ultimate ambient tape. Who wants a burning fireplace or a fish in a tank, when you can have sexy professional strippers, dancing in a graveyard?? Perfect for any party or watching alone. 
The "star" is Criswell, who rises from his coffin and rants about "monsters to be pittied, monsters to be despised," a line lifted from Wood's NIGHT OF THE GHOULS. A horror novelist and his red haired girlfriend drive and have a typical awkward autobiographical Wood conversation. Outside it changes from night to day to night to day,... After the car crashes, they find themselves captives of the undead Criswell and Fawn Silver as the Black Ghoul (the real inspiration for Elvira?), a mummy and a howling werewolf. For the record, the eternally damned women who have to perform, each have their own bizarre musical theme and are, in order: The Indian ("she died in flames"), Streetwalker, Gold Girl (she dances to Martin Denny style music while two men in striped skirts watch, they pour gold coins on her, then dip her in gold), Cat Woman (she wears a great leopard costume with holes for her breasts, dances to really silly music, claws at tombstones and is whipped by an indifferent man), Slave (she gets whipped too, and rolls around on the ground in her G string), Mexican (dances around, fondles, and kisses a skull), Hawaiian (does a bump and grind to bongo music and is interrupted by grainy stock footage of a snake), "Skeleton" (a woman takes off her wedding dress and does the swim and the jerk to rock music in front of the skeleton of the husband she killed), and Zombie (does a very slow zombie dance). Criswell warns, "You may join us soon!"
In-between each inspirational performance, the other characters read dialogue worthy of your favorite Ed Wood directed movie. By this time, Wood's feature directing days were over, but he wrote one more filmed screenplay, THE FUGITIVE GIRLS ('73), also directed by nudie specialist Apostoloff (A.K.A. A.C. Stephen). Details on that one next issue. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Make with the Shake!! Tonight at 8pm EDT

Attention hipshakers & earthquakers, Make with the Shake with DJ Pat K (pictured above, far right) is back with another hourlong episode of 45rpm humdingers to keep you freaking and peaking! Click here for the live stream, playlist, and archive and catch the fever!

Also remember, you can still pledge to WFMU's "Into the Black" Year-End Fundraising Campaign! The station is almost to our goal but we're not quite there yet - if you haven't pledged already, help us get over the top! Click below to slip a few coins towards the radio station that keeps on giving!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

(Halloween) Knuckle Dragger of the Week!

THE_MUMMY! (listen/download)

Monday, October 30, 2017

Monday I've Got Friday On My Mind

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Real Nitty Gritty Halloween Special tonight at 7:00

'Tis the season! Tune in to WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN tonight at 7PM ET for our ALL NEW The Real Nitty Gritty HALLOWEEN SPECIAL! Followed by the Whig Out at 8. 
Playlist & popup player here:
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Psychotronic Movie of the Week: Down On Us (aka Beyond the Doors, 1984, Larry Buchanan)

Down On Us (1984, aka 'Beyond The Doors')
Omni Leisure International

D/S: Larry Buchanan, P: Murray Kaplan

Gregory Allen Chatman as Jimi Hendrix, Riba Meryl as Janis Joplin,  Bryan Wolf as Jim Morrison, and Sandy Kenyoun as the Assasin

Michael J. Weldon's review in Psychotronic Video #1, 1989:

Dallas director Buchanan is known to many for his minimalist 60s direct to TV science fiction remakes like 'Mars Needs Women' and 'Zontar The Thing From Venus.' He's also a conspiracy buff and made 'The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald' ('64), years before the TV movie of the same name, and 'Goodbye Norma Jean' ('76). There's no way to seriously defend Buchanan as a director, but since he made those films, nearly everybody is aware of the Mafia/Cuban/Marilyn/Kennedys/F.B.I. nightmare, and very few believe the Warren Commission anymore. 
These days, it doesn't take too much political awareness to think that maybe the American government was somehow behind the deaths of famous role model rock stars. Down On Us, which shows how a government assassin killed Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison, has never been released, even on video. Other less interesting Buchanan eighties projects (Mistress of the Apes, The Loch Ness Monster) are easy to find. Has this movie been repressed?
A lot of time is spent showing actor clones performing the rock songs which sort of sound like songs made famous by the originals. You might recognize bits of familiar lyrics, but not enough for Larry to have to pay any copyright fees. The only song he could get away with copying is "The Star Spangled Banner!" No matter who's supposed to be playing in whatever city, they always seem to be on the same stage in front of the same audience. Jimi and Janis meet and sing drunken blues together backstage. Janis confronts Morrison in the ladies' room. You get to see Jimi pose with blondes for an LP cover, meet the Plaster Casters, and watch a New York drag show. Morrison in Miami screams, "Wake up before the whole world goes into the atomic sewer!" and "How does it feel to be vermin?" See Janis shoot up while watching Vietnam war footage on TV. Nixon is heard saying "These voices must be still." The government assasin (Sandy Kenyon, who landed a short lived role on Knott's Landing after this) is shown at home breaking his son's records and and yelling, "I told you - no nigger music!!"  He offs two of the stars - but Jim Morrison fakes his own death in Paris and hides out in a Spanish monastery (!), where he later dies anyway. 
Down On Us is a eerily fascinating dispite (or because of) being too long, too dark, and too cheap. Someday a more respected, major director will tackle the same idea for a major company and Larry will be able to say, "I did it first" again, I hope you have to opportunity to see his unreleased effort. I'm waiting for a movie showing how our government killed off, jailed, drafted, tamed, or brainwashed most of the best fifties rock stars, and backed the career of Pat Boone. 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Knuckle Dragger of the Week!


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Stay Sick!

Crayons to Perfume! Has an hour of wicked women and goulish girls tonight as djgirlgroupgirl plays you her favorite Halloween tricks and brews up some new treats for you, at 7pm tune in right here to get all the thrills for your ills!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Weird-O-Matic Wax

Scream for your life, ya ghouls! This Hallowe'en season's new stack of ectoplasmic wax is loose! Scare away that October chill with these thrilling toons!