Fast 'N' Bulbous - A tribute to Captain Beefheart

01. The Dog Faced Hermans / Zig Zag Wanderer
02. Xtc / Ella Guru
03. The Scientists / Clear Spot
04. The Membranes / Ice Cream For Crow
05. The King Of Luxembourg / Long Necked Bottles
06. The Beat Poets / Sun Zoom Spark
07. That Petrol Emotion / Hot Head
08. The Primevals / China Pig
09. Sonic Youth / Electricity
10. Good and Gone / Harry Irene
11. The Sceaming Dizbusters / Frying Pan
12. The Mock Turtles / Big Eyed Beans From Venus
13. The Beat Poets / Gimme That Harp Boy
14. The Primevals / Crazy Little Thing

Catholic High School Girls In Trouble

Elvislution !!!

Takin' It Off Out West (1995)

Female strippers are commissioned by the federal Government to elevate the spirits of miners in 1800's California. Starring Julie Strain, Anastasia Brown and Kathy Pasmore.

In movie terms, "bad" isn't necessarily an indictment on a film. Indeed, "bad films" has really grown into a genre unto itself. My friends and I will gladly sit down, crack open a few beers, and chuckle at "bad" d-grade films until we're either blue in the face or out of beer. I'm glad to report that "Takin' it Off Out West" is a supremely enjoyable d-grade movie, and I would recommend it to any fan of the bad movie genre.

Ostensibly, the number one requirement to guarantee the success of a movie such as this, is to show as much flesh as can be squeezed into the paper-thin plot. In "Takin' it Off Out West", this criteria is satisfied early and often. Surprisingly however, the stereotypical characters actually shoot off some funny one-liners, which make the film actually enjoyable to watch.

To write much more in this comment would be to over-intellectualise what is intended to be a simple and corny movie. Watch it with a few mates and you'll have a good time. For its modest purpose, it's a pretty good movie.

The Ross Sisters

The Ross Sisters were a trio of female sibling singing dancers consisting of Aggie Ross, Elmira Ross, and Maggie Ross (whose real names were Veda Victoria, Dixie Jewel and Betsy Ann Ross). The Ross Sisters performed as a 3-part harmony trio wherein they also danced and did acrobatics and contortionism. Their public attention peaked during the 1940s, during which they were featured prominently in the film Broadway Rhythm. This footage has since gained popularity on YouTube. This clip also appears in the compilation film That's Entertainment! III (1994).

The Ross Sisters were born in West Texas, to Charles Adolphus and Veda Cordelia Ross. Shortly after they made "Broadway Rhythm," they moved to Europe where they appeared in "Piccadilly Hayride," a post-war London stage revue that ran from 1946 to 1948. They also recorded "Five Minutes More," a song later covered by Frank Sinatra.

Hit IT !!!

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses...

Hit it!!!

The Members - At The Chelsea Nightclub (1979)

01. "Electricity"
02. "Sally"
03. "Soho-A-Go-Go"
04. "Don't Push"
05. "Solitary Confinement"
06. "Frustrated, Bagshot"
07. "Stand Up and Spit"
08. "The Sound of the Suburbs"
09. "Phone-in Show"
10. "Love in a Lift"
11. "Chelsea Nightclub"
12. "Fear on the Streets"
13. "Solitary Confinement" (Stiff single version)
14. "Rat up a Drainpipe" (Stiff single version)
15. "The Sound of the Suburbs" (single version)
16. "Handling the Big Jets"
17. "Offshore Banking Business" (7" single version)
18. "Solitary Confinement" (Virgin single version)
19. "Offshore Banking Business/Pennies in the Pound" (12" version)

Medium Medium - The Glitterhouse (1981)


Less well known than contemporaries the Gang of Four, Medium Medium was nonetheless an influence on a number of the dance-punk revival bands of the early 2000s. Emerging in 1978 out of punk/rhythm & blues band The Press in Nottingham, England, Medium Medium's second single, "Hungry, So Angry," released in February 1981 on Cherry Red Records, has become a minor classic of post-punk/funk. One of the first records to introduce slap-bass -- a technique borrowed from black funk music -- to a generally white audience, "Hungry, So Angry" reached the #48 spot in Billboard's Disco chart and has appeared on over a dozen compilations over the years.

The band released only one studio album, late-1981’s "The Glitterhouse", but its stark, stripped-down dub and dance rhythms and chiming, funk guitar with occasional saxophone and other sounds failed to ignite a large following. "Guru Maharaji", one of the more interesting tracks on the album, has as its subject matter an Eastern religious movement, Divine Light Mission. The song was inspired by the involvement in the movement of a friend of the band who suffered a subsequent mental breakdown. The recorded version of the song is much slower than the original which had a fast punk sensibility.

Lead singer/sax player John Rees Lewis left at the start of 1982 to form C Cat Trance with original drummer Nigel Stone, who had left shortly before the release of “Hungry, So Angry.” The remaining members, Andy Ryder (guitar/vocals), Alan Turton (bass), Graham Spink (offstage special sounds) and replacement drummer Steve Harvey, continued to tour and were later augmented by, first, Leslie Joachim Barrett (guitar/keyboards), then Julie Wood (keyboards). Forays into a fuller, more produced sound failed to garner the band a new record deal and Medium Medium split up in late 1983.

Inspired by a Cherry Red retrospective CD release in 2001 and the subsequent dance-punk revival, Medium Medium reformed in late 2004 for several live shows, including a showcase at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York. No longer a full-time venture, the band has stated plans to continue to write, record and perform. -WIKIPEDIA

1. Hungry So Angry (3:54)
2. Serbian Village (4:47)
3. The Glitterhouse (2:11)
4. Guru Maharaj Ji (8:48)
5. Further Than Funk Dream (5:56)
6. Mice Or Monsters (5:40)
7. That Haiku (5:44)

Jumpin' Jack Flash

I was crowned with a spike right through my head !!!
But it's all right now..