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“The Trip,” Kim Fowley

In tribute to the recent death of this pop maven.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jan 22, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Music, Psychedelic, 1960's

Bora Yoon

Unlike many of the avant garde performers we poke fun at here, Bora Yoon seems to have a modicum of musical talent, a voice, and some ideas. (Although "music by carrot chopping" is probably an idea better left unexplored.) But all her skills are in service to a kind of spacey, esoteric, pretentious ambiance that seems, to me, hell to sit through.

There's an hour's worth below to test your tolerance.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jan 19, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, Avant Garde

One-Man Barbershop Quartet

Thanks to Sandy Pearlman.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Dec 15, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Music, Reader Recommendation

I Heard the Voice of a Porkchop

Man so hungry he experiences auditory hallucinations.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Dec 10, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Food, Music, 1920's, Stomach

Mister Moonlight

Wikipedia article about Asha Puthli.

via Redundant Variety Hour
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Nov 30, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Music, 1970's


And now for a short musical interlude:

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Nov 22, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Music, Noises and Other Public Disturbances of the Peace

Drive Me, Daddy

How refreshingly charming to find a young lady who is also a gearhead.

March of the Donkeychimp

By the American musician Ralph Carney. I hadn't heard of him before stumbling upon this odd video, but apparently he's considered "an integral part of the indie music scene," and has collaborated with artists such as Tom Waits, the B-52s, and The Black Keys. There's a documentary about him in the works, titled "This is Ralph Carney."

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Nov 16, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Music

Raquel Welch Sings

via Redundant Variety Hour
Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Nov 13, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Music, 1960's


Telly Savalas always seemed like an unlikely pop star. And yet, as Wikipedia notes, his version of "If" reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in March 1975, and retains the record for being "the shortest title of any song to reach number one in the UK."

The parody version:
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Nov 09, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Music, World Records, 1970's
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