'The songs themselves are both better and delightfully worse than I'd
guessed they would be too; pretty much delicious cheapjack bubblegum in
a variety of guises (kiddie style frat-rock, lite-psych, wuss-pop, etc)
with off-the-top-of-our-heads lyrics sealing the sugarsweet deal ("Hiding
from Spooky/ 'cause of the kooky/ booing of Spooky/ the Tuff Little
Ghost/ If you are careless/ he'll boo you hairless/ he's never
scareless/ the Tuff Little Ghost"), so I'm more than happy to pass along my good fortune."
Famous Monsters Speak! (How many times did I fill out the order form in FM only to have my Dad refuse to let me "waste" my allowance?)
"...this two story LP was amazingly evocative to me when I was little. Ex-Dead End kid Gabriel Dell's vocal interpretations of Frankenstein's Monster and Dracula never
struck me as comical as many others (like that weird leap from Lugosi
imitation to Jackie Mason sound-alike you hear a lot with Dracula), and
the stories were totally creepy cool..."
"...a pair of late '70's BBC Records releases focusing on good ol' "Death
and Horror". The album jackets for both of these records made me
vaguely uneasy when I was a kid; the classic British fixation on
torture devices is certainly front and center and the gruesome
collection of track titles ("Branding Iron On Flesh!", "Red Hot Poker Into Eye!", "Neck Twisted And Broken!") more than promised to deliver the goods..."
BGFink did the heavy lifting for us finding a treasure trove of Bubblegum related clips on YouTube including stuff from the Archies, Kaptain Kool and the Kongs the Osmonds, the Brady Kids and much more...
Here's a great example of why I started up this "Extra" series - these tracks just sort of came together as a show but really don't fit the Why Fidelity format.
With Why Fidelity Extra I can share diferrent genres of music without messing about with the classic Why Fidelity format.
Nwave is a little bit New Wave/80's/Indie in nature with one great booby prize tacked on at the very end. Enjoy!
"Another rip from my own LP the very mod Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops play the Beatles.
So enjoy the Beatles as they are given the symphonic treatment years before the LSO did the same. It shows the genius of Lennon and McCartney and the enduring melodies that could easily have been written by classical composers. In fact Fiedler was one of the first establishment figures to champion and play the Beatles songs.
Sit back and enjoy a treat with the warmth that only vinyl can give."
Our Gang Comics 22 (1946) cbr file (view with CDisplay or open as a Rar) featuring Our Gang, Tom and Jerry, Clip and dip, Barney Bear and Benny Burro, Wuff the Prairie Dog and Johnny Mole. thanks to the original scanner
"So what we have here are six songs that Elton John had recorded, sung in cheesy almost-Karaoke quality by the uncredited members of The Wild Honey Singers. Before each song, a woman reads the lyrics to us, and then invites us to read along as the song plays. Don't feel ripped off that half of the twelve tracks are this woman just reading to us. This is definitely the best part of the record. When she has to say "I ain't seen nothin' like him in any amusement hall," you can hear her struggling against her whiteness, and the urge to correct her grammar."
Now available at the brilliant Scar Stuff a treasure trove of vintage kiddie audio horror ( Ghostly Sounds: A Haunting Experience, Ghostly Sounds (Gershon Kingsley & Peter Waldron), "Ghostly Sounds" (Peter Pan, 8125, 1975))
plus a wonderfully awful Beach Boys rip-off The Surfsiders "Sing The Beach Boys Songbook"
01 - Clever Gretel 02 - The Water Sprite 03 - The Straw, The Coal, And The Bean 04 - Snow-white And Rose-red 05 - The Bremen Town Musicians 06 - The Fox And The Geese 07 - Rumpelstiltskin 08 - Sweet Porridge