Saturday, March 27, 2010

VA Mondo Drive-In

Break out your 3-D glasses boyz and grrlz. Modern surf as requested. A very hip selection. I especially recommend the Insect Surfers' cover of `Zorba's Dance' as well as the Galaxy Trio's take on `Titoli'. Also of note, Planet Seven do a swingin' rendition of `Laura's Theme', and my one of my all time favorite surf daddies, Satan's Pilgrims, tear off a fab theme from `The Godfather'. Hang on to your hats, Hodads!!

1. The Godfather - Satan's Pilgrims 2. The Ghost And Mr. Chicken - The Tiki Tones 3. Beach Party - The Surf Trio 4. The Angry Breed - The Boardwalkers
5. Casbah - The Exotics 6. Mummy Walk - Thee Phantom 5ive
7. Hold On - Boss Martians 8. Village Of The Giants - The Unclaimed
9. Muscle Beach Party - The Chesterfield Kings
10. Zorba's Dance - The Insect Surfers
11. Titoli (From 'A Fistful Of Dollars') - The Galaxy Trio
12. Bedazzled - Popdefect
13. Chariots of Foam - The Penetrators
14. Lara's Theme - Planet Seven
15. Faster Pussycat - The Neptunas
16. The Words Get Stuck In My Throat - Miss Murgatroid



Brandonio! said...

My favorites are the Boardwalkers version of Angry Breed,and "Village of the giants"by the Unclaimed,but at all cost avoid listening to the last one by Miss Murgatroid! I swear the first time I heard disc I could not hit the stop button quick enough.

DaBoss said...

Brandonio - Had a funny incident - was at the pickup/cash window at my Taco Bell picking up snacks and was listening to this disc in the car waiting for food. Just as the Taco Bellian got my bags and was starting to hand it to me through the window the Miss Murgatroid track came on and she was so FREAKED out by the soundz that she startled and dropped my food ALL over the counter. It was pretty funny - her look was priceless in her embarassment. Bad music does have it's comedic uses.

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Chris Casey said...

Another great post! Thanks!
Oh..and I am with you guys on the Miss Murgatroid track. But, you have to take the good with the bad and the ugly.

blxl said...

You might find this interesting.

We refer to it as "Analog Music from a Lost World" -- previously unreleased post-punk experimental rock from 1981, unlike anything else recorded before or after.

"It’s out there but a really good listen...some awesome experimental work." — Richmond Playlist

"It’s challenging music made by a collection of people who know what the f_ck they’re talking about when it comes to records...fantastic record...holds its own unique feel and straight weirdness. What more could you want?" --

"...enjoyed it immensely! Odd, odd sounds, but funky in a twisted way." —

"...a comment i had from an anonymous friend made me to move my old fat ass and write about this unique lost treasure, post-punk mixed with avant-rock, filled with spastic rhythms and synths in a very New York-ish manner, something like a No Wave Beefheart, if he was a female..." —

"It's amazing!" -- Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock

"...pretty weird: mixtures of grrl band vocals, psych rock and spaced-out guitar, and 60s style poetic verse.
Pretty weird, in the good way." —

"Once again, those lovely folks over at WFMU beat us all to the punch with another chunk of previously unknown avant/post-punk brilliance circa 1981, proving that no matter how much you root around, there's always another truffle waiting to be dug up..." --

“...lovely and odd...” -- No Rock and Roll

"It reminds me at times of early Sonic youth. To be honest I love anything which contains deranged female warblings. You can listen to or download the whole thing from the Free Music Archive website. Well worth an hour of your time." --

"...some hefty grooves, and plenty of 'holy shit" moments'. It's a spacious but highly rewarding listen, and I wouldn't be surprised if some label makes an effort to press this on vinyl in the near future." --

Jason Sigal, Managing Director at WFMU said:
"This is amazing stuff and we would be honored to feature it in wfmu's curated portal on the free music archive. I'm very sorry for our slow response, we have a lot of stuff to wade through to find gems like these."

Kevin Maher said...

Is the share-link active anymore? I was so excited to see this -- I had the album and loaned it to a friend who moved away. I'd love to hear it again, I was just telling someone about the great cover of the "Faster Pussycat" theme song.

Spookywolffe said...

I've been looking for this FOREVER!! So glad I found your blog. I have had need of the "Ghost & Mr. Chicken" theme. THANK YOU!!

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