Freak beat, loungecore, 60's French chicks, exotica funk, Bollywood, big band, ye ye, psychedelic bubblegum, kooky Japanese, spy themes, bossa nova, blaxploitation, hipster grooves, sunshine pop, Euro beats, Chinatowns. As well as contemporary artists who delve retro. Music & film related.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Poulpe Octopus Extremus Delectus

Awesome gallery of octopus themed pulp cover artwork over here at Poulpe Pulps.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Perez Prado Orchestra - "La Llorona"

Crazy surreal fruitcake antics from the Cuban Mambo king. Video looks late 50s.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Some Velvet Morning

This clip for Nancy & Lee's classic tune comes from Ms.Sinatra's most excellent high-camp television special from 1967, "Movin' With Nancy". Worth seeking out on dvd (get it here)

Sunday, July 09, 2006


Originally only a live band that played homage to some cult films of yesteryear. Started by some soundtrack collectors & now ending up as a recording band. They have released their debut album with only original tracks & not a recreation in sight. The album Silenzio Violento is pretty solid. It'd have to be after so many years getting the feel & atmosphere right of perfoming gems such as Theme from Mothra, Deadlock, Space 1999. Arabesque, Six Million Dollar Man, 10th Victim, The Liquidator, Mannix, Enter the Dragon, Bullit, etc...

Lead singer Drieky Caprice definitely has that worldess vocal thing going on. Came out last October, but I only manged to get the album recently from Amazon.

Morricone Youth Website

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls DVD

The ultimate DVD release came out on June 13th 2006. And its a killer edition. The print is the best i've seen & it's a joy to experience. Get a room full of friends & watch, cause it's a hoot. The opinions on the film are divided, but many like myself reckon it's easily Russ Meyer's most ambitious film & if anything, it cannot be accused of being boring. It may be a chaotically arranged shambles at time, but underneath it all, it has layers upon layers & subtext within its technicolour pandemonium.

DVD Times review
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Website

Camera Obscura - Lloyd I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken

Great track from the Glasgow based group. Retro inspired video.


Volume 5 of Chik A Boom as promised....tracklisting/back cover to follow.

Download: Chik A Boom Vol.5 (60Mins/81MG/192kbps)

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Lance Link presents CHIK A BOOM VOL 4

More dip for your hip.
This one's got it all - including one of my all time faves "The Champ" by The Mohawks. Excellent.

Download: Chik A Boom Vol 4 (81MG/192kbps)

Les Roar

As if having her hit single "Lovin' You" butchered by 9 year old Georgia Brown wasn't bad enough (scroll down) now poor old Minnie Ripperton gets attacked by a lion (!), while Sammy Davis Jr and Richard Pryor look on at the footage in horror/bemusement. You gotta hand it to Minnie though, she's one cool customer.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Lance Link presents CHIK A BOOM VOL3

OK, so we might not have had the party, but that doesn't mean we can't still enjoy the music, right? Here is a series of mixes of tunes that you may have heard at our party (and possibly in nights to come). Stay tuned in the following week for more mixes from myself, Idiot Proof, Soup & Frenzie. Here's the third volume of our Chik A Boom series. Enjoy.

Download: Chik A Boom VOL 3 (81.3MG/192kbps)