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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Tassel Twirler Tuesday!




DONDI! (listen/download)

Boss Glasses



Today's Ichiban mix comes from Boss Jock Mark Ehmcke!

Syndicate of Sound - Little Girl
Marvelettes - Twistin' Postman
Paul Revere and the Raiders - Tighter
Lowell Fulson - Make a Little Love
DC5 - Try To Hard
Bobby Moore's Rhythm Aces - Go Ahead and Burn
Yardbirds - A Certain Girl
Ramsey Lewis - Wade in the Water
Count Five - You Must Believe Me
James Carr - Pouring Water (on a Drowning Man)
The Standells - There's a Storm Comin'
Larry Williams and Johnny "Guitar" Watson
Human Beinz - I've Got To Keep On Pushing
John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom
Booker T & the MGs - Hang 'em High
Joe Tex - Papa Was Too
Paul Jones - I've Been a Bad Bad Boy
Erma Franklin - Big Boss Man
Rex Garvin - Sock It To 'em J.B.
King Curtis - Whole Lotta Love 

Monday, June 29, 2020

Rock Sexy



Today's Ichiban mix comes from Boss Jock Blythe Of The Ball in Louisville!

Link Wray - Jack the Ripper

Bocky and the Visions- Good Good Lovin'
The Pleasure Seekers - What a Way to Die
Ronnie Cook and the Gaylads - Goo Goo Muck
Wanda Jackson - Funnel of Love
Huey P. Smith - High Blood Pressure
Ernie K-Doe - A Certain Girl
Link Wray - Ace of Spades
The Chiffons - Oh My Lover
Ad-Libs - Kicked Around
Dee Dee Sharp - Ride
Otis and Carla - Tramp
Bo Diddley - Oh Baby
Connie Francis - Fallin'
The Coasters - Little Egypt
Joe Boot and the Fabulous Winds - Rock and Roll Radio
The Turbans - When You Dance
Marilyn Brown - Walk on the Wild Side
Phyllis Dillon - Picture on the Wall
Wiley Terry - Follow the Leader Part 1
Ike and Tina Turner - Contact High
Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybody
Dion - Daddy Rollin' (In Your Arms)
The Girls - Chico's Girl
The Jive Bombers - Bad Boy
The Sonics - Rumble

Sunday, June 28, 2020

#1


Thanks to Rich Tupica for sending this in!  The inspiration for Nick & the Jaguars #1 hit!  Located down the road from American Record Pressing in Michigan. 

Debbie D Archives



Lynn Anderson - Sunday Morning Coming Down
Danny Stiles - ID
Big John Hamilton & Doris Allen
LaVel Moore- The World Is Changing
Aretha Franklin - Groovin'
Allen Toussaint - We The People
Spanky & Our Gang - I'd Like To Get To Know You
Bob & Fred - I'll Be On My Way
Bobby Womack - Broadway Walk
The Fantastic Johnny C - Boogaloo Down Broadway
Johnny Talbot - Whatcha Wanna Do Pt. 1
Tarheel Slim - Wild Cat Tamer
Thelma Baxter - Poppa Stoppa
Little Junior Parker - Feelin' Good
G.L. Crocket - It's A Man Down There
Jimmy Reed - I'm That Man Down There
Trick Baby Radio Spot
 Big Dany Oliver - Saffire
 Left Hand Charlie - Whole Lotta Drinkin' On The Block
Johnny Adams - Spunky Onions
Small Faces - Tin Soldiers

The Big Beat Generation with Laurent - 28 June 2020 on DJ Roulette




The Primitives - Oh Mary (demo)
I Ragazzi Dai Capelli Verdi - Un tipo per te
The Cobwebs - Devil girl
Yesterday’s Children - Love & things

Les Problèmes - Pop jerk
The Rockin' Blewz - Petrified
The Nightwatch - Too long
The Autographs - I can do it

The Beatchers - Then she kissed me 
The Bluechips - Tell her
Dickie Rock & the Miami Showband - Boys
Les Sauterelles - I love how you love me 

The Galaxies - Right now 
The Dynamites - Nobosecha ikenai
Milton Howard - Funky shing-a-ling
The Centurians - Surf war

Alan Dean & his Problems - As time goes by
John Leyton - Make love to me
Mike & the Ravens - Oobie doobie do (shake that thing)
Terry Dean & the Nitebeats - Bus ride
The Motions - Ramblin’ rose
The Second Helping - Hard times

The Music Machine - Bottom of the soul (demo)





DEEP DREAMS: 16 woozy surf instrumentals




DEEP DREAMS: 16 blissed-out doses of narcotic, woozy, downtempo instrumental surf 

Ideal for insomniacs and heatstroke victims. Do not listenwhile operating heavy machinery.


The Lively Ones - Surfer's Lament
The Shadows - Peace Pipe
The Rhythm Kings - Blue Soul
The Beachcombers - Lone Survivor
The Fantastics - Malaguena
Danny & Gwen - Deep Dreams
Richie Allen - The Quiet Surf
Dick D'Agostin & The Swingers - Night Walk
The Lincoln Trio - Garden of Eden (part 2)
The Ventures - Love Goddess of Venus
Bo Diddley - Aztec
Johnny's Uncalled Four - Daydream
Johnny Po & the Tradewinds - Blindfolded
Duane Eddy - Stalkin'
The Jesters - Alexander Graham Bull
Martin Denny - The Enchanted Sea

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Just A Little Bit Of Everything!



Today's Ichiban mix comes from Boss Jock Rata, aka Javier Roa

Bobby Marchan - Booty Green
Tommy & The Riveras - Do I Love You
Los Shippy's - Algun Amor
Anna Valentino - Calypso Joe
Ivan Ward & The Swingsters - Congo Glide
Chris Kevin - Haunted House
Jackie Morningstar - Rockin' In The Graveyard
Red Arrow & The Braves - The Last Days of Kinzua
Linda Scott - Bermuda
The Jokers - Spanish Hully Gully
The Camelots - Pocahontas
Bob Callaway & The Chicks - Native
Frank Minion - How Much Land Does A Man Need
Howlin' Wolf - Everybody's In The Mood
The Chanteers - Mr Zebra
Noble "Thin Man" Watts - Hot Tamales
Jamie Coe & The Gigolo's - The Dealer
Ray Rivera Orchestra - Got My Mojo Working
Los Rebeldes Del Rock - Siluetas
Les Jaguars - Dead Sea
The 4 Most - The Breeze & I
Red Sovine - The Cajun Queen
Dave Kennedy & The Ambassadors - You Didn't Listen
The Fashions - Dearest One
Mary Lou Williams & Group feat Leon Thomas "Chief Natoma From Tacoma"
Roberto Jordan - Hazme Una Senal
Rudy Grayzell & The Thunderbirds - F-B-I Story

Friday, June 26, 2020

The Happy Hour with Mr. Soul Motion 6/26/20



Get happy with a pile of R&B and Soul 45s with the happiest DJ in the land, Mr. Soul Motion!

Today's set:

Phil Cammarata - Pain Set to Music (Intro)
Dave "Baby" Cortez - Happy Feet - (Theme)
Fontella Bass - This Could Make Me Happy
Mel Williams - That Don't Make Me Mad
Eugene Church - I'm Your Taboo Man
Ike and Tina Turner - Finger Poppin' Time
Joyce Davis - Superman
The Kents - I Found Mr Girl
Slim Harpo - Buzzin' (Vamp)
Esquerita - Laid Off
Amos Milburn - Movin' Time
Lincoln Chase - Our Love is Satisfactory
The Lovers - Security
The Checkers - You've Been Fooling Around
Dr. Horse - Salt Pork West Virginia
Walter Spriggs and the Jesse Stone Band - I Pawned Everything
Don & Dewey - Soul Motion (Vamp)
Cookie Jackson - Uptown Jerk
Yolanda and the Charmanes - There Oughta Be a Law
The Dynettes - New Guy
Naomi Bradly - Fool in Love
The Montclairs - Feelin' Good
Jimmy Beck - Pipe Dreams (Vamp)
Jamo Thomas - Most I Holler
Jo Jo Benson - Havin' My Glory
The Falcons - Let's Kiss & Make Up
The Mighty Hannibal - Get Back
Bill Doggett - After Hours (Vamp)
The Corvets - Don't Restrain Me Joe

Get happy and STAY THAT WAY, Boss!



Sock It To Me?



Ike & Tina Turner: I've Been Loving You Too Long
Jerry Williams, Jr.: Sock It To Yourself
Hank Ballard: Unwind Yourself
Barbara Banks: The Night Time Feeling
Don T. Lee: Regay Time
The Valentines: Sock It To Me Baby
Glen Miller: Rock Steady Party
Angela Alexander & J.D. Saddler: Don't Make Me Kill You
Arthur & Mary (Arthur Wright & Mary Love): Is That You
Louis Jordan: Sakatum
Brothers & Sisters: The Ali Shuffle
Marva Whitney: It's My Thing (You Can't Tell Me Who To Sock It To)
Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers: You Don't Need No Help (You Can Sock It To Yourself) (pt. 1)
Willie Bobo: Sockit To Me
Freddy Cannon: Sock It To The Judge
Pigmeat Markham: Sock It To 'Em Judge
James Cotton Blues Band: ad (from The Music Factory)
Simtec Simmons & Wylie Dixon: Socking Soul Power
Dick Curless: Drag 'Em Off The Interstate, Sock It To 'Em, J.P. Blues
Reg Lindsay: Ain't Gonna Let You Sock It To Me
Nat Stuckey: Sock It To Me Country Style
Animated Sounds: (Sock It To Me Baby) In The House Of Shock
Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers: Sock It To 'Em J.B. (pt. 1)
Syl Johnson: Sockin' Soul Power
The Jalopy Five: Sock It To Me, Baby (soundalike)
The Cameos: On The Good Ship Lollipop
Bud Logan: Sock It To Me Santa
Bob Seger: Sock It To Me Santa
Joe Cuba: Sock It To Me
Bobby Patterson: Sock Some Lovin' At Me
Bill Moss: Sock It To 'Em Soul Brother

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Debbie D Archives



Attention Ichibaners!  I will be sharing my WFMU archives on Mixcloud starting today!  See you there!  And keep sending me your Boss Ichiban mixes!

Babs Gonzales - Flying Home
The Beatles - And Your Bird Can Sing
Hamp Swain - Lemon Frog Sears
Small Faces - My Mind's Eys
Love - You I'll Be Following
The Replacements - Kids Don't Follow
The Monkees - Love Is Only Sleeping
Angeliques - Sunshine Boy
The Merseys - Sorrow
Positively Thirteen O'Clock - Psychotic Reaction
Baker Knight and the Knightmares - Hallucinations
Chuck Berry - Thirteen Question Method
Q'65 - I've Got Nightmares
Noises 'n' Sounds - How Much Lovin'
Big Maybelle - Pitiful
Bobby Womack - That's The Way I Feel About 'Cha
Big John Hamilton - Them Changes
Clarence Carter - Slip Away (Demo)
Rick Nelson - Garden Party Radio Spot
Rockin' Berries - He's In Town
Barry St. John - Hey Boy
Brenton Wood - Baby You Got It
Shake - Chesterfield Blues

Good Fortune



Today's Ichiban mix comes from Boss Jock Jazz Feldy from 3RRRFM in Melbourne, Australia!!

Jolly Green Giants - Busy Body
The What Four - I'm Gonna Destroy That Boy
The Bracelets - Waddle, Waddle
A-Cads - Down The Road
The Spiders - Mella Mella
The Tonettes - I Gotta Know
The Hubbubs - Yellow Cat
Devotions - Same Old Sweet Lovin'
Kay Bell & The Tuffs - (The Original) Surfer Stomp
The Angels - Louie, Louie
The Jades - Blue Black Hair
Los Shakers - Break It All
The Miracles - Going To A Go Go
The Kavettes - I've Got A Story To Tell You
Dee Clark - Can't Stop Me
Max Merritt & The Meteors - Valley of the Sioux
Betty McQuade - Blue Train
The Treytones - Nonymos

The Big Beat Generation with Laurent - Sunday 28 June 2020



Looking forward to The Big Beat Generation with Laurent, which will be posted this Sunday, 28 June. Check the new DJ Roulette page to listen, here's the link :


And don't forget the BOSS RADIO 66 page :


#BOSSRADIO66

Mover/Groover of the Week!


SHOUT_BAMALAMA! (listen/download)

Make with the Shake! Thursday at 8!



Tonight! Straighten your tie, hike up your suspenders, and tune in for a brand new edition of Make with the Shake streaming live on Mixcloud! Soul, r&b, garage and surf killers on 45rpm spinning LIVE from the turntables straight to your brain! Click here at 8pm eastern to tune in for the live party, tunes, videos, and chat!   If you miss the livestream, don't fret - you can always check out the archive (plus a whole bunch of other exclusive mixes and goodies) at Pat K's Mixcloud page right here!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Tassel Twirler Tuesday!




GIBRALTAR_ROCK! (listen/download)

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Boss Radio 66



Here's some wild hammonds, dripping reverbs, twistin' and exotic sounds to get your Sunday started right! 

By LordVibrolux

Scone Cash Players - The Slitter
Billy Preston - I Am Coming Through
Kjeli Ohman - Treat Her Right
Ray Charles - Sticks and Stones
Kenny & the Kasuals - Down In Mexico
The Playboys - The Cat Walk
The Wailers - Shivers
Les Fantomes - La Shlap
Les Drivers - Golden Twist
The Hollywoods - Scramble
The Original Surfaris - High Time
Sandra Barry and The Boys - Really Gonna Shake
Les Dangers - Lecon de Twist
Jet Harris - Rave
Tarauchi Takeshi - Test Driver
Towerbrown - Let's Paint It Brown
Eddy Mitchell - Tu ne peux pas
Bobby Fuller Four - Little Annie Lou
The Dave Clark Five - On The Move
The Hong Kongs - Surfin' In The China Sea
Jimmy Oliver's Orchestra - The Sneak
Rusty Isabell - Firewater
The Jaguar - Roundabout
Graham Bound Organisation - Oh Baby
Jim Doval and the Gaucho's - Pink Elephants
Bob Charter - The Hula Hoop Song
Jack Ary - Les Coiffeurs

Boss Radio Now Accepting DJ Submissions

Attention Ichibaners!  Help us keep the obscuro rock 'n' soul hits coming!!  Please record a *NEW DJ SET* for Boss Radio 66 of all your favorite tracks.  No need to back announce.  If possible, post to Mixcloud or Soundcloud with a playlist!  More info soon!  Mucho thanks to everyone who has offered their services to get this new webstream off the ground!  Boss Radio forever!


Here is a perfect example of what we are looking for:


 


Saturday, June 20, 2020

Boss Radio!



By Debbie D

Jim Boss and the Sundowners - Your Love Is Stronger Than Dirt
The Monkees - Sunny Girlfriend
Lee Moses - Day Tripper
Sly Stone and Milt Jackson - Schlitz, Works Every Time
Sam Baker - Comin' To Bring You Some Soul
The Mamas & the Papas - Somebody Groovy
Eddie Floyd - Big Bird
Otis Redding - Demonstration
Danny Warner - (You Got) The Power Of Love
Mick Collins - Underdog
Dusty Springfield - Great Shakes
The Kinks - Around The Dial
Los Bravos - Bring A Little Lovin'
Los Strangers - Nadie Como Yo
Los Tempers - Corre Por La Jungla
The Zombies - Tell Her No
Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Myron Lee & the Caddies - Town Girl
Paul Revere and the Raiders - Good Thing
Betty Wright - Mr. Lucky
John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen Pt. 2

Friday, June 19, 2020

Make with the Shake on Mixcloud



Need your Make with the Shake fix? Keep up with DJ Pat K on his Mixcloud page here! Follow Pat there for exclusive mixes, livestreamed DJ sets, and more! Check out the archive of tonight's livestreamed set by clicking here.

Or if you need a little spiritual inspiration to get through the week, try Pat K's exclusive Mixcloud gospel mix, "I Don't Want to Be Lost":




Reigning Sound Live From B-Side Bar!


To celebrate the re-release of Home For Orphans, the original Reigning Sound line up will be live streaming Saturday night starting at 9 PM ET.

Watch it on Goner TV.  See you there!

Archive


Thursday, June 18, 2020

Mover/Groover of the Week!


ZAKI_SUE! (listen/download)

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Tassel Twirler Tuesday!




SHAKE_THE_CAN! (listen/download)

Monday, June 15, 2020

Ichiban Stream

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Long Live Ichiban!


Please help us retain our title and show content by signing this petition.  I have requested a meeting with WFMU and this could help my case a lot.

Thanks for 10 great years of Ichiban!!  Hope we can find a new home soon.

Love, Debbie D

Saturday, June 13, 2020




This weeks Crayons to Perfume! is now available on Mixcloud. It's an hour of girl groups and female artists from the 1960s. This is an eclectic mix of girl groups, soul, girls in the garage, psych/soul, folk-rock. I want to make sure regular listeners have their weekly dose of the girls so I'm going to try and keep this up weekly for now on Mixcloud, and if you've never given it a try, I hope you take a listen.  https://www.mixcloud.com/girlgroupgirl/crayons-to-perfume-for-june-10th-2020/

Playlist:
 
The Two of Clubs: Let Me Walk With You – Fraternity 1967
Jo Ann Garret: A Whole New Plan – Chess 1966
The Supremes: These Boots Were Made for Walking from A Go-Go LP

The Velvelettes: The Boy From Crosstown
Janis Ian: Younger Generation Blues from her S/T LP 1967
The Chiffons: I’m Gonna Dry My Eyes  - Laurie 1963
Jacki Ross: Hard Times – SAR 1962
Dorothy Berry: You Better Watch Out – Jerk Boom Bam vol 8
Ginette Reno: Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Parrot 1969
The Sweet Inspirations: Walk In My Shoes  from What the World Needs Now Is Love

The Luv’d Ones: Walkin’ The Dog – Dunwich 1966
Jenny Rock: Le Train Pour Memphis – Citation 1967
Lulu: That’s Really Some Good – The World of Lulu vol 2
The Crystals: Gee Wiz Look At His Eyes – Twist Uptown
Carla Thomas: Something Good Is Going To Happen To You – The Queen Alone
The Ferris Wheel: B-A-B-Y – Can’t Break The Habit Of You

Norma Tanega: I’m Dreaming A Dream – Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog LP
Cher: Cry Myself To Sleep – All I Really Wanna Do LP
Jackie DeShannon: Don’t Turn Your Back On Me Babe – In The Wind
The Delicates: Stop Shovin’ Me Around – Soultown 1966
Candy & The Kisses: Out In The Street – Scepter 1966
Helen Smith: Pain In My Heart – Helen Sings Sweet Soul 1967

Friday, June 12, 2020

We Had Too Much Champagne


Rev. Charles Veal & Will Crittendon
Bob Swanson & The Bee Jays: Would You Believe
Maryann Farra & Genesis: One Day Boy
George Johnson: Love All
George Johnson: Secret Love
Abie "Available" Baker: The Web
Dorothy Collins: Cool It Baby
Carlo & The Cupids: Crazy Rock
The Invincibles: Git It
The Four Tempos: Strange Dream
Duppi: Velvet Night
Azie Mortimer: Haunted
Joni Gibson: I Think Of You
Joni Gibson: Hotrod Lover
The Kruisers: Panther Walk
Nickey, Lorraine & Lucy: All Over But The Crying
Brenda & The Afroettes: Black Is Rising
Brenda & The Afroettes: Color Me Black
The Gross National Product: Cover Girl
The Mountain Men: Withoiut You
Billy Lee Riley: You Don't Love Me
Guitar Slim (Edgar Moore): Mini Boogaloo
Guitar Slim (Edgar Moore): That's What It's All About
The Mystics: Mexican Jumpin' Bean
Don Berry & The New Dimensions: Runaway
Jerry Solomon: We Had Too Much Champagne
Gin Gillette: She'll Never Let Him Go

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Say It Loud!


Ichiban stands tall with our black brothers and sisters.  Erase racism.

Mover/Groover of the Week!



ROCKIN_BEHIND_THE_IRON_CURTAIN! (listen/download)

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Curtis Mayfield - Women in Front


Wednesday, on Crayons to Perfume! we'll be listening to the songs of Curtis Mayfield, either written for or interpreted by female artists and girl groups of the 1960's. I've been working on this show for many months now, thinking that this week would be a great time to air the show to celebrate Curtis Mayfield's birthday today, June 3rd. It also just so happens that this week is the perfect week to remind ourselves of the messages he conveyed in his songs.
Noted for his ability to write songs that evoked the need for powerful social change, Curtis was also uniquely able to write songs from a woman's perspective that sound genuine. Songs of tenderness, caring, and longing. He was a master at being able to convey emotion in lyric. We'll open today with a few powerhouse cries for social change that Curtis wrote to sing with the Impressions - which struck a chord with Ike and Tina, as well as Dionne Warwick. Mayfield also wrote songs explicitly for Jan Bradley and the Fascinations as well as many other artists. Sylvie Vartan and the Jumelles sang Major Lance, Jean and the State Sides, The Opals, Shamettes, Etta James, Marva Lee - we'll hear them all and more.  Join me to listen - and comment, 7pm  https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/93621

Mid-Week Movie Break: Batman

French film poster for the 1966 film version of Batman.
Zowie! Welcome to this week’s Mid-Week Movie Break. It’s certainly been a crazy several days here in the city of Saint Paul. I’m not going to belabor the point and utilize this ongoing assignment platform as a social soapbox; I’m just going to say that Saturday afternoon, when I needed a breather from the world around me, I sat down with this week’s movie pick. A sort cinematic comfort food, if you will.
From L to R: Catwoman (Lee Meriwhether), The Riddler (Frank Gorshin),
The Penguin (Burgess Meredith) and The Joker (Cesar Romero).

Batman has been done to death. Literally and figuratively. As far as I’m concerned, Adam West is still the quintessential version of the caped crusader, because the 1966 series has all the bright, four-color pop style of the comic books of that era, and has, dare I say it, something else that the comics tried to imbue to their readers once upon a time, and that is joy. 

Batman series producer William Dozier had initially pitched the idea of a Batman movie to 20th Century Fox as a kickstarter for the planned television series. The idea was to have the film released in theaters while the first season of the show was in production, to both establish with the audience the world the characters inhabited, and drum up promotion for the weekly series. 20th Century Fox nixed the idea, realizing that they would have to eat the entire cost of the film if it flopped, and deal with the lackluster viewership that could result, leading to another financial loss if the show failed. Their concerns were ultimately unfounded though, as Batmania exploded like a confetti bomb on the planet in 1966, when the show was used as a mid-season replacement, and pop culture was never the same.

After the success of the first season of the Batman television series, Dozier got the go-ahead to make the feature length production. It was rushed into production after the first season wrapped, primarily to be used as a marketing tool to garner interest in the television show in foreign markets. Four of the most popular villains from the series reprised their adversarial roles for the feature, this time teaming up to tackle the dynamic duo. Frank Gorshin, Cesar Romero and Burgess Meredith returned as The Riddler, The Joker and The Penguin, respectively. First season Catwoman actress Julie Newmar was unable to appear as she was shooting the western Mackenna’s Gold with Gregory Peck and Omar Sharif (and Burgess Meredith, believe it or not), so Lee Meriwether stepped in to fill the skintight black catsuit. 

The plot revolves around the four super-criminals hijacking a ship containing Commodore Schmidlapp (Reginald Denny) and his invention, an instant dehydrator. The four criminals, working as a group dubbed The United Underworld, attempt to kidnap millionaire Bruce Wayne, via setting him up to fall for Catwoman in the guise of Russian reporter Miss Kitka, to lure Batman to his doom. When this fails and Bruce Wayne capably escapes, the United Underworld set their sites on dehydrating the United World Organization. The dynamic duo chase the super-villains back to their submarine made up to look like a giant penguin, and duke it out around many onomatopoeia title cards before ultimately restoring the dehydrated world leaders and restoring peace to the world.

I’ve read conflicting reports about the success of the film regarding its success at the box office. Commentary tracks and interviews given by the actors seem to paint it as a success, while the figures seem to marginalize it as a moderate success. Supposedly the film budget was around $3,200,000, and recouped all of it, with around $3,900,000 is sales. Whether  the success of Batman as a feature was marred by a skeptical public who’d gone to see the The Man From U.N.C.L.E. features, which were essentially two-parter television episodes padded out with some alternate footage and pushed into theaters, or whether Batmania had started to subside by the time the film rolled out July 30th, 1966, about two-and-a-half months after the last two-parter of season one, “Fine Finny Friends” and “Batman Makes The Scene” aired May 4th and 5th respectively, I couldn't say.

Watch the trailer here


Realistically we know that there never truly was a "simpler time," no halcyon era where everyone was happy and everything was perfect, but Batman denotes a notion of a time when perhaps people didn't take themselves as seriously, Maybe that's just nostalgia talking. Regardless, if you haven't seen Batman, I highly recommend you do. It's the right kind of pop culture preposterousness, minus the self-importance, that we could all use a heady dose of right now.

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