Some good mp3 finds out there this week, but first I have to confess to being utterly captivated by the theme song for Screaming Yellow Zonkers. Here's the truly awesome commercial from 1972 (YouTube or Quicktime), and an mp3 of the song. Found via Phoney Fresh.
7 Black Notes, a great blog for finding for rare European, horror, and b-movie scores is retiring. So now is your last chance to pop over there and pick up some classic and hard to find rare scores like: Lalo Schifrin's Once A Thief; Les Baxter's Master of the World; the mock-horror classic April Fools Day; Fassbinder's weirdest starring role, Kamikaze 1989 with music by Tangerine Dream's Edgar Froese; the unreleased Hammer-style score for Vincent Price's Scream and Scream Again;the terrifically cheesy 80s synth of Young Warriors; or one of the all time great soundtrack oddities - the Adam and Eve rock musical, The Apple! Note: these are all via that pesky RapidShare - which is only free for the first download, then makes you wait an hour or so to do anymore. Just do what I do: bookmark the page, then idly check it later on (I do about four downloads a day from them just by popping back). Or try this.
The "last" Lee Hazelwood album has been out in Europe, and finally hits the U.S. this week. He's still milking "Boots", but it's impossible to be hard on the guy - despite his age and ill health he still has it in him to crank out one more. There are some great video clips on his MySpace page, and you can grab a track from the album here. Oh, and here's a nice interview, filled with those usual Hazlewood moments.
How do you like it? More more more MP3 finds after the jump!
- The Morning News' Andrew Womack looks at what many bloggers are considering the most anticipated releases for 2007. But even better than that, he launches a new "best of" series, starting with his choices for The Top 10 Albums of 1978. Wait a minute, should Brian Eno really be on there twice?
- Tim Fite - free on the internet and STILL supported by a label.
- Things I don't ever want to hear while exercising:
- Hmm. We don't have any good holiday songs for Columbus Day, do we? Well, someone tried. You may wish they hadn't.
Hard to find early electronica music from late 70s pioneer John Bender.
- Home of the Groove continues a series of posts about Allen Touissaint with three versions of Blinded by Love. You would expect Etta James and Sam & Dave to crank out some good funk, but the real treat here is the version by Lydia Pense and Cold Blood.
- It's Tech-Xotica, the new mash-up compilation from RIAA. Let's admit it - being able to share music like this is why the internet was invented.
"None of its members were musicians (or intended to become one) but they all liked music." Which is just one of the reasons why Columbian band Las Malas Amistades is so darn good. You've heard them here before, and now you can pick up some songs on their website (and even though it hasn't been updated in a while, their blog (en espanol) is rather entertaining as well).
- Jack McDuff chose a very unfortunate album cover. But the funk is very fortunate indeed.
- The Liverbirds...Liverpool's all-girl 60s rockers.
- What is wrong with liking Roland Kaiser? This is the kind of Euro-disco I live for.
- Country Moog or Nashville Moog? Hmmm, maybe cheesy 70s radio Moog. Heck with it, I'll just stick with the classics - Hot Butter!
- Tom Dowd meets Herbie Mann - and "the Kenny G of the sixties" is born.
- It's 1969 and that little brat Davey just got back from Disneyland. He just rode a brand new ride called Pirates of the Caribbean.
- There's classic radio shows, and then there's the Joani Loves Chachi radio play by the Quarter to 9 Players. But even that can't top Bill Murray as the Fantastic Four's Johnny Storm.
- It's hard to resist the strange voice of Annisette, singer for Danish Prog-rockers Savage Rose.
Wait a minute...there is no Kim Fowley Junior. Well, maybe he mated with his glam self.
- Dusty Springfield sings in German, plus some others do it for her, including WFMU blog favorite Vicky Leandros.