Music Recommendation: Gein and the Graverobbers — “Rock-n-Kroll”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “Rock-n-Kroll”

Album: HANG 10 WITH GEIN AND THE GRAVEROBBERS

Artist: Gein and the Graverobbers

Artist Location: Los Angeles, California USA

Info:

“Gein and the Graverobbers was an instrumental horror surf band from Boston Mass. From 1999-2009 we released 1 EP and 3 albums and toured all over the U.S. and Europe.”

Inferneaux, a fan, wrote, “It’s good instrumental surf rock; it automatically turns any day into a good day.”

Price: $1 (USD) for track; $5 (USD) for 15-track album

Genre: Horror Surf Instrumentals

Links:

HANG 10 WITH GEIN AND THE GRAVEROBBERS

https://geinandthegraverobbers.bandcamp.com/album/hang-10-with-gein-and-the-graverobbers

Gein and the Graverobbers on Bandcamp

https://geinandthegraverobbers.bandcamp.com

Music Recommendations: Louis Armstrong — “Spooks”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “Spooks”

Album: MINNIE THE MOOCHER AT THE MORGUE

Artist: Louis Armstrong

Other Artists: Various, includes Louis Armstrong, Spike Jones, Boris Karloff and Bing Crosby, Cab Calloway, Anita O’Day and many more.

Artist Location: Various

Record Label: Moochin’ About

Record Label Location: England

Info: 129 track collection of spooky Jazz, Blues & Rock & Roll …”

Bosquet Bailes, a fan, wrote, “Mortuorios Para Vuestros Oídos. [Mortuaries For Your Ears.] Favorite track: ‘Frankie and Igor At a Rock and Roll Party.’”

moggydon, a fan, wrote, “Ah, the wonder of Spike Jones! I want one of his suits!
How can yo not sleep at ghost? (Honestly, the above is what autocorrect made of my not typing ‘how can you not smile at this?’ carefully enough! How apt!)

Steve Lake, a fan, wrote, “Moochin’ About is just an excellent label; epic EVERYTHING! and they’re all great!”

collidascope, a fan, wrote, “Just epic collection. Little jewels from my youth and the radio and the night. Favorite track: ‘The Shadow Knows.’”

No, Vincent Price is not in the collection, but Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s “Monster Mash” is.

Price: Name Your Price (Includes FREE)

Genre: Jazz. Novelty. Various.

Links:

MINNIE THE MOOCHER AT THE MORGUE

https://moochinaboutltd.bandcamp.com/album/minnie-the-moocher-at-the-morgue

Moochin’ About

https://moochinaboutltd.bandcamp.com

Moochin’ About on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaWXm4Sr4RTW9U3JvFo1XDg

Music Recommendation: Atomic Tourists — “Dick Tracy”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “Dick Tracy”

Two-Sided Single: EP

Artist: Atomic Tourists

Artist Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Info:

Surf in Albuquerque.

Phil Tiki – Guitar
Quasar – Guitar
Dickie – Bass
Brian Wilson – Drums

Kahuna Cole, a fan, wrote, “The Atomic Tourists hit the surf running with a couple of nice mellow covers! Surf’s Up! Favorite track: ‘Bullwinkle Part 2.’”

Price: Name Your Price (Includes FREE)

Genre: Surf Instrumental.

Links:

EP

https://atomictourists.bandcamp.com/album/ep

Atomic Tourists on Bandcamp

https://atomictourists.bandcamp.com

Atomic Tourists on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCojy7b3H0pdzVGsiZ_cUF5Q

Atomic Tourists on FaceBook

https://www.facebook.com/AtomicTourists/

Music Recommendation: Mace Avam — “DR/MR”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “DR/MR”

Album: HOT DADS

Artist: Mace Avam

Artist Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Info:

“MACE AVAM (pronounced ‘MACE EY-vum’) is a quirky 1990s kid alt-rock band from Toronto, Ontario.”

Price: $1.25 (CAN) for track; $7 (CAN) for six-track album

Genre: Alt-Rock.

Links:

HOT DADS

https://maceavam.bandcamp.com/album/hot-dads

Mace Avam on Bandcamp

https://maceavam.bandcamp.com

Emma C on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDDWfKLqAhvwF2MGVl0xjuQ

Music Recommendation: Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene — “Play the Rush (Live)”

Music: “Play the Rush (Live)”

Album: LET’S DO THIS THING

Artist: Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene

Artist Location: Denver, Colorado

Info:

“Kerry Pastine has always gravitated toward an original sound steeped in tradition, but with a modern edge. When it comes to musical projects, she insists on a hint of danger, good times and a damn good dance party. Simplicity rules, but needs to be backed up with taste and musical chops. Until now, she has always hesitated with putting her name on the marquee. But the time is now. It’s time to introduce Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene. This ride ain’t a vintage Cadillac. This is a souped-up hot rod with bulletproof glass, a modern chassis and a shiny new engine. The perfect vehicle for a life of crime and musical performances born of sin.”

Laurent DESPLANCHES, a fan, wrote: “Long live rockabilly. Another discovery on the web, I love it !” Favorite track: “Follow Me.”

Sherrilynn Nelson wrote about the YouTube “Play the Rush (Live)” video, above, “Beautiful perfection… mesmerizing! What an amazing live recording! You guys are raising the standard, I can’t get enough of these videos! I’m blown away and totally missing Denver right now.”

Price: “Play the Rush (Live)” is a FREE track.

$1 (USD) for other single tracks: $9.99 (USD) for 13-track album

Genre: R&B.

Links:

LET’S DO THIS THING

https://thecrimescene.bandcamp.com/album/lets-do-this-thing

Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene on Bandcamp

https://thecrimescene.bandcamp.com

Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOA_BYkXs9bz6vJD1fnpi3Q

Kerry Pastine on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/user/Kerrypastine

David Bruce: The Funniest People in Television and Radio: 250 Anecdotes — Voices, War, Work

Voices

• Because the TV character Bart Simpson is a 10-year-old boy, people naturally expect a guy to provide his voice and not Nancy Cartwright, who does provide his voice, as well as the voices of Nelson and Ralph. One day, Ms. Cartwright was going shopping and did Bart’s voice in the parking lot. A man heard her and said, “That’s not Bart. I know the guy who does him.” Ms. Cartwright said, “A guy does Bart’s voice?” The man replied, “Yeah, that’s right. Yours is pretty good, but it’s not Bart.”

War

• War correspondent Christiane Amanpour got into broadcasting through an accident. One of her sisters paid tuition to attend a broadcasting school in London, then changed her mind. She asked for her tuition back, but it was not refundable. Therefore, Christiane asked if she could attend the school in her sister’s place. This was acceptable, and she eventually became so famous that Pentagon officials once gave her an Amanpour Tracking Chart that detailed her journeys around the world to do reporting. Ms. Amanpour says, “They say I give great war. Is that sexual or what?”

• When MacLean Stevenson, who played Colonel Blake, left the television sitcom M*A*S*H, his character’s plane was shot down over the Sea of Japan — with no survivors. This was a bit of realism no TV sitcom had previously engaged in, and the episode’s writers, Jim Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum, were both praised and d*mned by letter writers. To people who wrote him letters criticizing the decision to kill the character, Mr. Greenbaum wrote back, “The essence of war is the quick and final departure of a loved one.”

• As young soldiers during World War II, British comedian Spike Milligan and his friends took a dislike to a certain Bombardier while they were still stationed in England. They got their revenge when the Bombardier went to bed very drunk one night. They loaded him and his bed into a truck, then drove him to a cemetery, where they unloaded him and his bed, removed his pants, then drove back to the base. The Military Police found him the next day.

• Back in the administration of George Bush, Sr., Defense Secretary Dick Cheney once flaunted a Bart Simpson doll dressed in camouflage. Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, responded by saying, “It’s always sad when a 10-year-old gets drawn into war.”

• Two days after Pearl Harbor, the radio show Fibber McGee and Molly made a joke about Japan. A character on the show said that he wanted to buy a globe, and Molly replied, “You want a globe with Japan on it? Then you better get one quick.”

• Norman Fell, who played Mr. Roper on the TV sitcom Three’s Company, flew cargo planes during World War II. As he tells it, “I was getting shot at for 8,000 pounds of toilet paper.”

Work

• Tex Avery is the cartoonist who gave Bugs Buggy his distinctive personality. Before Mr. Avery started working on the Bugs Bunny cartoons, Bugs was a lot like Daffy Duck but in a rabbit suit. Mr. Avery gave Bugs a coolness and made him totally in control of every situation. The line “What’s up, Doc?” actually came from the cool kids Mr. Avery remembered from his old high school in Dallas, Texas. Late in his career, when Mr. Avery was working on TV commercials, he directed a commercial featuring Bugs Bunny. Someone actually asked if he knew how to draw Bugs Bunny. About that experience, Mr. Avery says, “I think that’s when I started making it clear just who created Bugs Bunny.”

• In one episode of Mr. Ed is a scene in which Wilbur, the character played by Alan Young, gave Mr. Ed a bath. After Mr. Ed had his bath, Wilbur was supposed to lose his balance and fall in the bath water. Unfortunately, during this scene, Mr. Ed had a bowel movement that fell in the tub. At this point, Mr. Young had to decide what to do. It was the end of the day (and the end of the week), the camera had not caught the bowel movement, and everyone — including himself and Mr. Ed — was tired. Stopping the scene would mean having to set up the scene again and reshoot it on Monday. All in all, a lot of work. So Mr. Young thought, “The h*ll with it,” and Wilbur lost his balance and fell in the tub — then took a long, soapy shower.

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Music Recommendation: Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene — “Crawl”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “Crawl”

Album: MUSIC FOR A NEW DECADE

Artist: Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene

Artist Location: Denver, Colorado

Record Company: Aldora Britain Records

Record Company Location: Rothley, UK

Info:

“Aldora Britain Records is an e-zine and record label that promotes the music and work of authentic independent or underground artists from all around the world. Originally established in 2013, they revamped themselves in 2018 with a brand-new approach. Their first weekly compilation, aptly titled THE SECOND COMING, was released in late 2019. They now also release original singles, EPs and charity projects.”

“Crawl” also appears on Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene’s album CITY OF LOVE — 12 tracks for $12 (USD)

“Kerry Pastine has always gravitated toward an original sound steeped in tradition, but with a modern edge. When it comes to musical projects, she insists on a hint of danger, good times and a damn good dance party. Simplicity rules, but needs to be backed up with taste and musical chops. Until now, she has always hesitated with putting her name on the marquee. But the time is now. It’s time to introduce Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene. This ride ain’t a vintage Cadillac. This is a souped-up hot rod with bulletproof glass, a modern chassis and a shiny new engine. The perfect vehicle for a life of crime and musical performances born of sin.”

Price: £0.50 (GBP) for 12-track album featuring various artists

Genre: R&B. Various.

Links:

MUSIC FOR A NEW DECADE

https://thealdorabritainrecords.bandcamp.com/album/new-music-for-a-new-decade

Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene on Bandcamp

https://thecrimescene.bandcamp.com

CITY OF LOVE

https://thecrimescene.bandcamp.com/album/city-of-love

Kerry Pastine on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOA_BYkXs9bz6vJD1fnpi3Q

Aldora Britain Records on Bandcamp

https://thealdorabritainrecords.bandcamp.com

Aldora Britain Records on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/c/aldorabritainrecords/videos

Music Recommendation: Wild Bill and the Railroad Cats — “My Pal Mescal”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “My Pal Mescal”

Album: SANTE FE BUFFET

Artist: Wild Bill and the Railroad Cats

Artist Location: Ramsgate, UK

Info:

Bill Renwick 
Paul Love 
Deven Mantle 
Gin Renwick

Price: £1 (GBP) for track; £7 (USD) for 10-track album

Genre: Boogie-Woogie, 1950s

Links:

SANTA FE BUFFET

https://wildbillandtherailroadcats.bandcamp.com/album/santa-fe-buffet

Wild Bill and the Railroad Cats on Bandcamp

https://wildbillandtherailroadcats.bandcamp.com

Music Recommendation: Groovy Uncle — “Jennifer Knows”

Music: “Jennifer Knows”

Album: CAN YOU FEEL IT?

Artist: Groovy Uncle

Record Company: Aldora Britain Records

Record Company Location: Rothley, UK

Info:

“AB Records is an e-zine and record label that promotes the music and work of authentic independent or underground artists from all around the world. Originally established in 2013, they revamped themselves in 2018 with a brand-new approach. Their first weekly compilation, aptly titled THE SECOND COMING, was released in late 2019. They now also release original singles, EPs and charity projects.”

“Jennifer Knows” is also on Groovy Uncle’s 12-track album MEANWHILE BACK IN MEDIEVAL BRITAIN: £1 (GBP) for track, and £10 (GBP) for 12-track album

Price: £0.50 (GBP) for 11-track album

Genre: Pop. Americana. Various.

Links:

CAN YOU FEEL IT?

https://thealdorabritainrecords.bandcamp.com/album/can-you-feel-it

Aldora Britain Records on Bandcamp

https://thealdorabritainrecords.bandcamp.com

Groovy Uncle on Bandcamp

https://groovyuncle.bandcamp.com

Glenn Prangnell (Groovy Uncle) on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa7gn7guPTr4at7yP1Dwyuw

MEANWHILE BACK IN MEDIEVAL BRITAIN

https://groovyuncle.bandcamp.com/album/meanwhile-back-in-medieval-britain

Aldora Britain Records on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/c/aldorabritainrecords/videos

Music Recommendation: The Bar Dogs — “Heart Shaped Feeling”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC

Music: “Heart Shaped Feeling”

Album: SHINE ON SHINE BRIGHT

Artist: The Bar Dogs

Record Company: Aldora Britain Records

Record Company Location: Rothley, UK

Record Company: Button Up Records

Record Company Location: Scotland, UK

Info:

“Aldora Britain Records is an e-zine and record label that promotes the music and work of authentic independent or underground artists from all around the world. Originally established in 2013, they revamped themselves in 2018 with a brand new approach. Their first weekly compilation, aptly titled ‘THE SECOND COMING,’ was released in late 2019. They now also release original singles, EPs and charity projects.”

“Button Up Records release albums by Button Up, Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, Connor Fyfe, Daniel Meade and The Bar Dogs.”

“I am extremely proud and excited to bring you the second compilation album released by the relaunched and revamped Aldora Britain Records. SHINE ON SHINE BRIGHT […] is another selection of some of the best up and coming artists from all around the world. The selection this time is centred around roots music, but there is still space for indie rock and roll, poetic punk crossed with funk, and even some traditional English folk … another eclectic mix!”

“A huge thank you also has to go out to Button Up Records who have contributed no less than six tracks to this selection. A truly great record label with a truly great roster. Thank you, Garry!”

Price: £0.50 GBP for 10-track album

Genre: Rock. Pop. Various.

Links:

Aldora Britain Records on Bandcamp

https://thealdorabritainrecords.bandcamp.com

Aldora Britain Records on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/c/aldorabritainrecords/videos

Button Up Records

https://buttonup1.bandcamp.com

The Bar Dogs on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnSUp5lQmPzmZyg-Midyag