Sunday, June 26, 2011

God's Angry Man (1983)

God's Angry Man (1983) is a Werner Herzog documentary which looks at the controversial televangelist Dr. Gene Scott.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Crimes of the Future (1970) - early David Cronenberg

Crimes of the Future is a David Cronenberg short from 1970. It involves some sort of medical institute or clinic in an odd, uneasy dreamlike world were all the women are dead and a skin disease has ravaged the population; who behave in a less than rational manner. This "creative cancer"/body revolt and evolution is another theme Cronenberg would return to often throughout his later films. The soundtrack is a highlight with bursts of low key yet abrasive, dissonant noise compromising the bulk. Non linear and also perhaps too slow moving for some viewers, this is a curious glimpse into Cronenberg's creative chrysalis of themes and visuals.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Stereo (1969) early David Cronenberg

From David Cronenberg, this skillfully created short from 1969 involves a group of subjects at "the Institute" who receive experimental brain surgery in order to create heightened powers of telepathy or extra sensory perception, are encouraged to also include sexual exploration and the results. Similar themes of medically induced negative side effects would continue and are found in many of his later works such as Shivers, Rabid, The Brood or Scanners.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

On the Right Track (1981)

Are you like me? Has the fact that you have not viewed Gary Coleman's set in Chicago 1981 movie On the Right Track since Ronald Reagan was in the White House been keeping you up tossing and turning. Well say so long to sleepless nights and soak up the movie once again, as it's presented below for viewing.
Thanks to jdycus for posting the clips on YouTube.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Butthole Surfers - December 1984

Here are three choice clips from a December 1984 performance from the Butthole Surfers.

Cherub 1984 -12- 22

Dum Dum live 1984-12- 31

The Shah Sleeps In Lee Harvey's Grave live 1984-12-31

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Andrea True "More, More More"

Andrea True (born in Nashville - July 26, 1943) moved to New York City in the early 70s to seek work as a movie actress, finding small parts in films such as The Way We Were. When conventional roles proved too difficult to be found, she began working in adult features under stage names such as Inger Kissin, Andrea Travis, Catherine Warren and Singh Low.

While working on commercials in Jamaica, she found herself stuck on the island due to political unrest. Wanting to make the best of the situation, she worked with her friend, record producer Gregg Diamond who had a song ready and True added the lyrics, creating the song "More, More, More" which became a favorite at nightclubs and discos, eventually charting at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1976. She quickly followed that up with a full length record as the Andrea True Connection.

Andrea True pursued a music career with two more records, but further chart success proved elusive. Afterwards she then briefly returned to the adult industry.

Below is a video for "More, More, More" which was sampled in the 1999 song "Steal My Sunshine" by Canadian group Len.

Queens of the Stone Age - 2001 - Reading Festival

Queens of the Stone Age
2001 Reading Festival

Quick and To The Pointless
The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret

Song for the Deaf - 2001 - Bizarre Fest.

Go With The Flow - 2001 - Bizarre Fest.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

They Live (1988)

I count many of John Carpenter's films among my favorites and 1988s They Live is one of them. Starring bubblegum chewing and ass kicking pro-wrestler Roddy Piper, this movie moves briskly with loads of action and plenty of explosions to go along with the plots less than thinly veiled swipes at 1980s consumerism and conformity. Curious side note, the evil doers subconscious slogans of "obey" served as inspiration for visual artist Shepard Fairey. They Live - a four star popcorn flick!

the trailer

the feature

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - 1999 - Emergency Call from Japan

A Japanese only release, Emergency Call from Japan presents mainly live footage (plus a video) of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion as they perform for a receptive Japanese audience.
Thanks to TheBopseconds for posting these on YouTube.

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2Kindsa Love / Flavor / Attack

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Talk About the Blues / Hell / High Gear / Sweat / Wail / All Aboard

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Magical Colors

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Blues Explosion Man / Get Down Lover

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