Bill Kelly's Teenage Wasteland on WFMU is my favorite radio show. I love 1960s garage rock, surf music, and psychedelia, and Kelly has plenty of it on his show. Here's another similar show that I just came across: You Got Good Taste, a "monthly podcast show that’ll corrupt your soul with the kind of music your parents warned you about. Raunchy rock’n’roll’, sleazy r’n’b, greasy garagepunk." Read the rest
[Video Link] The Saints, The Scientists, The Simpletones, and even some 60s garage punk bands are in this excellent YouTube lineup.
See also: The Zombies and the Outer Limits are a good combination
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I've been enjoying Derek's "Post-Psychedelic Freakout 45s" posts on Bedazzled. This time, he presents MP3s of three 45s from the late '60s-early '70s, including "Make Me Stay A Bit Longer," by The Status Quo (who released the great "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" in 1967, which was covered to good effect in 1989 by Camper van Beethoven).
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NJ’s finest Beatles imitators, The Knickerbockers do their “Lies” hit
Richard Metzger of Dangerous Minds has done a great service for fans of garage rock psychedelia. He says:
The other day I was listening to Lenny Kaye’s immortal Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968 box set and it occurred to me that there must be YouTube clips of many of the groups represented there, even ones you might not expect. Sure enough, this was the case. Not everything on the Nuggets box can be found there, but what is available is a great treat.
Here’s the original album, or at least what I could find of it. I highly recommend toking up and hooking up your computer to your HDTV for these and rocking out. Big fun.
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I'm a big fan of the garage punk band, Darling Pet Munkee (Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling's Michael J. Epstein and Sophia Cacciola and Cathy Capozzi of Axemunkee). They write songs based on old comic book ads: X-Ray Specs, Sea Monkeys, Monster S-I-Z-E Monsters, Darling Pet Monkey, and more.
Michael just sent me a link to the band's new "creature double feature." He says:
We decided to pair up our Frankenstein and Dracula songs to create two music videos as a "creature double feature!" To tie it all together, we got a friend to give her best Elvira impression to host as Dalya, Mistress of the Munkee.
In Monster S-I-Z-E Monsters, we send poor Frankenstein's monster on a series of questionable Internet dates, which, as you might expect for a monster looking for love, don't go so well.
For Genuine Soil From Dracula's Castle, we used the actual item that the song is about to craft a Hammer-Horror-style tale of a fool stealing soil from Dracula's castle and paying the price.
Darling Pet Monkee EP: Glows in the Dark! Read the rest