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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. 
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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!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Knuckle Dragger of the Week!

ALLIGATOR_WINE! (listen/drink/download)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Crayons to Perfume! Singles going Steady!

Tonight on Crayons to Perfume! djgirlgroupgirl digs deep into her record box and pulls out a handful of her favorite classic girls in the garage 45's plus quirky girl groups and female fronted 60s sounds and some psychedelic sisters. Tune in right here at 7pm (4 Pacific)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ghoulardi! A KNIF'ING Public Service Announcement...

This has been bothering Howie Pyro and I for a while now and I figured it was a good time of year to share the Ghoulardi Compilation I made at least 20 years ago and also take some hipsters to school regarding a certain word that has entered the newbie cool kid lexicon.

That word is KNIF.

I'm guessing most of you first heard that word in relation to the Lux Interior "Radio Show" (in actuality, a tape and NOT an actual radio show) that was hosted by Lux as THE PURPLE KNIF.

Even though Lux clearly says the word the correct way numerous times during the show we still hear people butchering it left and right.  I've heard people say "purple knife" or "purple nif" etc etc.

Please, for the love of Ernie Anderson and Lux himself pronounce it correctly! It's like fingernails on a chalkboard and just singles you out as someone as out of touch as your old aunt Tillie.

Say it with me now.....Ka Nif! or Kuh - Nif if you prefer. 

It's FINK backwards, folks...End of Public Service Announcement.

So, yeah, check out this compilation. I haven't remastered it, so it's the same one that's been floating around the net for years. The songs were taken from the Psychotronic article on Ghoulardi and also from the Ghoulardi book that came out a while back. There's a few Ghoulardi samples (and yes, one where he says Knif!), and a load of tunes you're probably already familiar with.

Get Knif-ed!


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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Toolie Froolie Nitty Gritty!

TOOLIE FROOLIE - tune in for a new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty​ tonight at 7:00 ET on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN! Thomas and Tania spin savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash platters for your pleasure. Then Whig Out! at 8:00.
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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Knuckle Dragger of the Week!

CIVILIZATION! (listen/download)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sweet Talkin' Candy Man

Confection kittens sing their sugary strains to those Sweet Talkin' Candy Men today on Crayons to Perfume! It's an hour of crazy mixed up girls - rhythm and blues, soul, garage, psychedelic and international delights, mostly from the 60's ... including Linda Laurie who was a guest on To Tell The Truth on February 1st 1959 ... hear Linda, the Ad Libs, The Girls, The Belles and of course The Carrie Nations(Thee Kelly Affair) at 7pm right here on Rock'n'Soul Ichiban!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Real Nitty Gritty -- Tonight at 7 ET

GET YOURSELF HOME -- for a new episode of The Real Nitty Gritty​ tonight at 7:00 ET on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN! Thomas and Tania spin savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash platters for your pleasure.
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