Author Archive | Steve Smith

Liquid Sky: Me and My Rhythm Box

So imagine you are deep into the promiscuous androgynous heroin fueled 1980's New Wave underground. You're listening to your drug addled synth music, your face painted wilder than Bowie's ever was, you have the most abstract hair-do, and you're high as hell. Then some UFO's come down and zap you into non-existence while you are having sex. The reason why: they feed off the endorphins released into your brain during orgasm. What would you or anyone else do in these circumstances? Well, the obvious answer: Just continue stumbling along in a drug-induced haze, listening to cold heroin driven synth music in seedy New Wave clubs looking for a good lay. Enter the world of Liquid Sky. A maddening, visually amazing film that can be boring, beautiful, campy and unsettling at the same time. Images and sound speak louder than words for this movie, so without further ado, here's the blood/mind freezing song Me and My Rhythm Box and a trailer for the movie. Everyone should track down the soundtrack to this as well.
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I Talk to My Haircut

I have no idea what this is all about but I can tell you this:  The Reverend Fred Lane is either a mad genius or in need of serious psychiatric medication. His album From the One That Cut You is loaded with dada/surreal/ schizophrenic lyrics sung over equally unstable and psychotic R&B music. Just look at the cover alone:  the crazy writing, band-aids, dinosaur glasses, and handlebar mustache. Hear the madness for yourself.  Here's I Talk to My Haircut.
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Come and Have Some Tea with Me

Has anyone ever heard of The Tea Company? They were one of the most outrageous late 1960's psych bands ever. If you look at the cover of the album you will notice that they have a lot of tea. Listen to the music within. They are clearly talking about a different kind of tea and then some. One of the most lysergic and psyched out records I have ever heard. Here is the self titled first track and the trippy as hell Flowers for your enjoyment. Note: this a very collectible record. I found it for a dollar at a thrift store many years ago.
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Love in My Tummy

Has anyone ever heard of Julie London? She has an amazing seductive voice and a striking figure. A queen of sultry lounge vinyl.  Yummy Yummy Yummy is the perfect song for all the wrong, or maybe even right reasons.  Just give it a spin and you decide.

“yummy, yummy, yummy I’ve got love in my tummy…”

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Sing With Marcy

So you are lounging around, glad for the Holidays to be over and nursing a week long overeating/drinking hangover.  You are ready for the madness to die down, and for things to get back to normal.  Well it's not going to happen just yet.  There is one last horror left for you to face before the Holiday madness come to an end.  Witness Sing with Marcy. Notice the creepy cover art.   Hear the sinister brain-melting music that lies within...and have a happy New Year.
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