Saturday, June 28, 2008

Telepathic Fish

As requested, here is the fifty minute mix from one of the Telepathic Fishes. This was originally posted by Mixmaster Morris on his Myspace, but since then, the link can't be found.

The Telepathic Fish was held irregularly on Sunday afternoon's in the Cooltan Arts Center in Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London. This was a squat in the old Unemployment Benefit Office and a popular place for parties at the time.

The Telepathic Fish was very much a chill-out affair, with mattresses strewn around the floor, video projections, and a rising inflating and deflating white thing in the center of the room.

I'm not sure of the date of this recording, although it would have been sometime during 1993. There's no tracklisting either. Enter here and enjoy.

THE SPY WHO WENT POP! (and other superheroes)

Go and have a listen to this album on the Official Trash Palace Blog. It's a great compilation of spy movie and Euro-superhero soundtrack music. It's been nicely put together.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Sixties Garage and Psychedelic Bands, Volume 1 (video)

Here’s a compilation I made of videos of various sixties garage and psychedelic bands, plus a few extras. The quality does vary as all of it came from different sources on the internet. There are also another two volumes in this series which are even larger.

Running Time: 131 mins
Format: avi (XviD)
Frame Rate: 25.00 fps

1) Nelson Riddle - Theme from Batman (Hullabaloo. 1966), 2) Booker T & the MG's - Green Onions (Shindig. mid '60's), 3) The Seeds - Pushin' Too Hard (Mothers-In-Law, TV show. 28/04/1968), 4) The Seeds - Mr Farmer (Shebang. 1966), 5) Swinging Medallions - Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love) (Promo. 1966), 6) The Castaways - Liar Liar (It's A Bikini World, film cameo. 1967), 7) The Standells – Dirty Water (Where The Action Is. 1966), 8) Paul Revere & The Raiders - Pontiac GTO ad (1969), 9) Paul Revere & The Raiders - Steppin' Out On Me (Hullabaloo. 1966), 10) Paul Revere & The Raiders - Just Like Me (Hullabaloo. 1966), 11) Outsiders - Time Won't Let Me (1966), 12) 13th Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me (Where the Action Is. 1966), 13) The Monks - Boys Are Boys/Monk Chant/Oh, How To Do Now (Beat Club. 1966), 14) The Knickerbockers - The Coming Generation (American Bandstand. 1966), 15) The Knickerbockers – Lies (Hollywood A Go-Go. 1965), 16) Cannibal & The Headhunters - Land Of 1000 Dances (Hollywood A Go-Go. 1965), 17) Sir Douglas Quintet - She's About A Mover( Hullabaloo. 1965), 18) The Gentrys - Keep On Dancing (Shindig. 1965), 19) The Remains - Open Up Your Door (Ed Sullivan Show. 1965), 20) The Monkees/Bugs Bunny - Kool-Aid ad (1969), 21) Question Mark & The Mysterians – 96 Tears (Where The Action Is. 1965), 22) The Beau Brummels - Laugh Laugh (Shindig. 1965), 23) The Bantams - Do You Love Me? (Shivaree. mid '60's), 24) Blues Magoos - Pipe Dream (Smothers Brothers. 1967), 25) The Nazz - Open My Eyes (Promo, directed by Ray Dennis Steckler. 1968), 26) The Amboy Dukes - Journey To The Center Of The Mind (Ray Antony Show. 1968), 27) The Amboy Dukes - Flight Of The Byrd (Ray Antony Show. 1968), 28) Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball (Hullabaloo (1966), 29) The Box Tops – The Letter (Greenwich Village. 1967), 30) Five Americans - Western Union (Steve Allen Show. 1967), 31) The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man (Ed Sullivan Show. 12/12/1965), 32) The Byrds – Eight Miles High (Promo. 1966), 33) Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense And Peppermints (American Bandstand. 1967), 34) Strawberry Alarm Clock – Tomorrow (Steve Allen Show. 1967), 35) The Mamas and the Papas - California Dreaming (Hullabaloo. 1966), 36) The Monkees – Head trailer (1968), 37) Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit (1967), 38) Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love (Beat Club. 1967), 39) Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walking (Promo. 1966), 40) Marianne Faithfull - As Tears Go By (Hullabaloo. Dec. 1964), 41) The Animals – It’s My Life (Hullabaloo. 1965), 42) The Kinks - You Really Got Me (Shindig. 1965), 43) The Kinks - All Day And All Of The Night (Hullabaloo. 1965), 44) The Yardbirds - Heart Full Of Soul (Shindig. 1965), 45) The Rolling Stones – Get Off My Cloud (Hullabaloo. 1965), 46) The Zombies - She's Not There (Hullabaloo. 1965), 47) The Creation – Painter Man (Beat Club. 1967), 48) Flower Pot Men - Let's Go To San Francisco (Beat Club. 1967), 49) LSD Testing (British Troops), 50) 14 Hour Technicolor Dream (Pathe News. London. 29/4/1967)

The movie is available here as a ten part zip: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10

Or alternatively if you have Emule here: ed2K here

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Coldcut Solid Steel with The Open Mind Collective

In 1988, Solid Steel began as a radio show on Kiss FM (radio station for the London area) hosted by Coldcut's Matt Black and Jonathan More, where they were not only able to play and mix records, but also display their cut-up technique live. The show was known for airing "The Broadest Beats in London" and the two hour show was broadcast on Sunday mornings from 1am to 3am. It was filled by improv, with each DJ taking sets of 30 minutes. They also had guests come into the studio and contribute to the mix, most notably The Orb.

I think that the early to mid-nineties was a great time for ambient music and the show I've included here is a good example. This particular show is guested by The Open Mind Collective who were behind the Telepathic Fish, which was a Sunday daytime ambient chill-out party held in Brixton’s CoolTan.

This show contains very little chat, just two hours of non-stop chilled-out head beats with the commercial breaks edited out. Sit back and enjoy!

Broadcast: Kiss FM, 11th July, 1993

Thanks to Steve Norgate and Strictly Kev for the tracklisting:

01 - Sequential - The Mission (Live From the Outer Zone (Rising High)
+ Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome to The Pleasure Dome 12" intro (on 33rpm) (ZTT)
02 - Sexy Selector - Original Rockers (Beyond Records)
03 - St Etienne - Your Head My Voice (Voix Revirement by Aphex Twin) (Heavenly)
04 - Jungle Brothers - Ultimatum Jungle Beats (Gee Street)
+ unknown african chanting
05 - LS Diesel and Launch DAT - Rougher Than A Lion
06 - Psychic Warriors of Gaia - Maenad (The Valley) (KK records)
+ Bob Ager and Bob Hardcastle - Discourse about good recorded sound (from Hear This!)
07 Kraftwerk - Home Computer (EMI) (still with Maenad & spoken word)
08 - Seefeel - Minky Starshine
09 - Nightmares On Wax - Nights Interlude (Warp)
+ George Carlin - God (from Toledo Window Box - Little David records)
10 - No Man - Heaven Taste
11 - 21st Century Aura - Disorientation
12 - DJ Spike - Outer Land (part one) (Blanc Records)
13 - Grace Jones - The Crossing (Ohh The Action...) (ZTT)
14 - Kraftwerk - Morgenspaziergang (Vertigo)
15 - Dreamfish - School Of Fish (Fax/Rising High)
16 - Barbarella - Barbarella (Irresistable Force Mix) (Rising High)
+ George Carlin - Nursery Rhymes (from Toledo Window Box - Little David records)

17 - Sven Väth - L'Esperanza
18 - Hypnotone - God C.P.U
19 - Banco De Gaia - Shanti
20 - Sandals - Nothing (Dub)
21 - Mr Men intro and Mr Funny story + Global Communication - 14:31(Evolution)
22 - Moby - Go (Jam & Spoon's Delirium Mix)
23 - Moody Boys - Free (XL) + Terrance McKenna / Shamen - Re:evolution spoken word (One Little Indian)
24 - Fleetwod Mac - Albatross
25 - Sequential - Sequential (Dune mix) (Rising High)
26 - Biosphere - Unknown
27 - Irresistable Force - Mountain High (Live) (Rising High)
28 - Original Rockers - Stoned (Beyond Records)
29 - Minnie Riperton - Lovin You

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Vietnam War Pirate Radio Show

I’ve just found this great timepiece from the Vietnam War. It’s an entire pirate radio show broadcast by Dave Rabbit from a whore house in Saigon in January, 1971, and as Dave Rabbit says on his website:

“These recordings contain explicit material, hard acid rock music and comments about the issues of the times which were sex, drugs and rock and roll. These shows were created for the entertainment of the troops that put their lives on the line every day in Vietnam and were part of the huge Anti-War movement which was happening within the military itself against the war in Vietnam.”

The show's fascinating and the music is great.

You can download the entire show in MP3 format at 192 KBPS here.

Dave Rabbit’s still broadcasting and you can hear the original show streamed from his website here.