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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!

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