Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Rocky Horror Show Original Roxy Cast : 1974

The Rocky Horror Show is a musical with music, lyrics and book by Richard O'Brien. A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s.

Τhe musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr Frank-N-Furter, unveiling his new creation, a sort of Frankenstein-style monster in the form of an artificially made, fully grown, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky Horror, complete "with blond hair and a tan".

The show was produced and directed by Jim Sharman.
The original London production of the musical premiered at the Royal Court Theatre (Upstairs) on 19 June 1973 (after two previews on 16 and 18 June 1973).

It later moved to several other locations in London and closed on 13 September 1980. The show ran for a total of 2,960 performances and won the 1973 Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical.

Its 1974 debut in the US in Los Angeles had a successful nine-month run, but its 1975 Broadway debut at the Belasco Theatre lasted only three previews and forty-five showings, despite earning one Tony nomination and three Drama Desk nominations.

Various international productions have since spanned across six continents as well as West End and Broadway revivals and eight UK tours.

Actor Tim Curry, who originated the role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the original London production, became particularly associated with the musical.

The musical was adapted into the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring O'Brien as Riff Raff, with Curry also reprising his role .

Τhe film has the longest-running release in film history. In 2016, it was adapted into the television film The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again.

The musical was ranked eighth in a BBC Radio 2 listener poll of the "Nation's Number One Essential Musicals".

The Rocky Horror Show Original Roxy Cast – The Rocky Horror Show
Label : Ode Sounds & Visuals
Format: CD, Album, Reissue
Country : Canada
Released : 1974
Genre : Rock
Style : Musical


01. Science Fiction - Double Feature : Jamie Donnely   
02. Damn It, Janet : Abigale Haness - B. Miller    
03. Over At The Frankenstein Place : Abigale Haness - B. Miller    
04. Sweet Transvestite : Tim Carry   
05. Time Warp : Bruce Scott - Jamie Donelly - Bonie Enten - Graham Jarvis   
06. Sword Of Damoclese : Kim Milford
07. Charles Atlas Song : Tim Carry
08. What ever happened to Saturday night : Meat Loaf
09. Charles Atlas Song (Reprise) : Tim Carry   
10. Toucha,Toucha,Toucha,Touch me : Albigale Haness   
11. Once In A While : Albigale Haness - B. Miller
12. Eddie's Teddy : Meat Loaf
13. Planet shmanet Janet : Tim Carry
14. Planet hot dog    
15. Rose Tint My World : Tim Carry - Boni Enten - Albigale Haness - Kim Milford   
16. I'm Going Home : Tim Carry    
17. Superheroes : Albigale Haness - B. Miller 

 Staring :

Tim Carry and the original Roxy cast

Jamie Donnelly
Boni Enten
Albigale Haness
Alan Martin
Meat Loaf
Kim Milford
B. Miller
Susan Morse
John Mark Robinson
Bruce Scott
Graham Jarvis

Directed : By Jim Sharman
Rock Music and Lyrics : By Richard O'Brien


Michael Rennie was ill the day the earth stood still
But he told us where we stand
And Flash Gordon was there in silver underwear
Claude Rains was the invisible man

Then something went wrong for Faye Wray and King Kong
They got caught in a celluloid jam
Then at a deadly pace it came from outer space
And this is how the message ran

Science fiction, double feature
Doctor X will build a creature
See androids fighting Brad and Janet
Anne Francis stars in Forbidden Planet
Whoa oh oh oh oh
At the late night double feature picture show

I knew Leo G. Carroll was over a barrel
When Tarantula took to the hills
And I really got hot when I saw Janet Scott fight a
Triffid that spits poison and kills
Dana Andrews said Prunes gave him the runes
And passing them used lots of skills
But When Worlds Collide said George Pal to his bride
'I'm gonna give you some terrible thrills'

The Rocky Horror Show Original London Cast HERE
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack HERE   

Monday, January 21, 2019

Virgin Prunes : The Moon Looked Down And Laughed 1986

The band consisted of childhood friends of U2's Bono. Lypton Village was a "youthful gang" created by Bono (ne Paul Hewson), Friday (ne Fionan Hanvey) and Guggi (ne Derek Rowen) in the early 1970s. 

Known for their outrageous and controversial stage performances, led by theatrical singer/songwriter Friday, the band began playing small shows in Dublin, gaining them a cult audience.

Friday and fellow vocalist Guggi, along with third vocalist Dave-iD Busaras, guitarist Dik Evans (brother of U2's The Edge), bassist Strongman (Trevor Rowen, brother of Guggi) and drummer Pod (Anthony Murphy), completed the original lineup.

Pod left the group and was replaced by Haa-Lacka Binttii (ne Daniel Figgis). With Binttii on drums, tape loops and keyboards, the band secured a deal with Rough Trade Records.

They released their first single, "Twenty Tens" on their own Baby Records label (distributed by Rough Trade) on 8 January 1981, followed by a second single, "Moments and Mine (Despite Straight Lines)", on 27 June 1981.

The Moon Looked Down and Laughed is the second studio album. It was released in January 1986 by Baby Records in Europe, and on Touch and Go Records in the U.S..

The sound of 1986's The Moon Looked Down and Laughed is the sound of a band being pulled apart by the differing ideas of its members.

Released : 1986
Genre : Rock
Style : New Wave, Gothic


01. Heaven    
02. Love Lasts Forever    
03. I Am God    
04. Sons Find Devils    
05. Alone    
06. The Moon Looked Down And Laughed    
07. Uncle Arthur's Lonely World
08. Don't Look Back    
09. Betrayal    
10. Deadly Sins    
11. Day Of Ages    
12. True Life Story    
13. The White History Book    

Mary D'Nellon : guitar
Gavin Friday : vocals
Pod : drums
Strongman : bass guitar
Dave-iD Busaras : vocals

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Died Pretty : Lost 1988

With a higher international profile thanks to a licensing deal via the well-established U.K. label Beggars Banquet, Died Pretty re-entered the studio with producer Rob Younger to create another solid album of unpretentious, sharp delights.

The band sound slightly more upfront throughout, if only just -- it's not a radical change, and certainly the group weren't shrinking violets before, but there's just a touch more oomph in the recording and delivery, and it's most becoming.

Even numbers like "As Must Have," which consists of just Brett Myers' acoustic guitar and backing singing from Ron S. Peno, are up in the mix, Peno's own version of high and lonesome singing providing the only sense of evocative distance. Chris Welsh's drums drive the songs without overwhelming them, while the rest of the band kick major booty as they go.

Myers gets moments to sing lead, as on the quick and groovy "Out of My Hands," but otherwise he concentrates on his evermore impressive playing, and by now traditional great solos, while Peno takes the lion's share of the leads.

Frank Brunetti's organ playing is similarly key to things once more, providing perfect hooks and shading throughout. Energetic rave-ups remain the band's best point, as great numbers like "Winterland" and "Crawls-Away" demonstrate, everyone performing to their best in a thick rush of sound. But subtler approaches have their place, as with the quietly dramatic chime and pace of "One Day" or "Springenfall," a great romantic number.

In a sly continuation of a semi-tradition started on Free Dirt, where the song "Next to Nothing" turned up after not appearing on the EP of that title, the concluding track of Lost is, in fact, "Free Dirt." Sung by Myers with guests on backing vocals and piano, it's a gentle number and a fine way to wrap up the album.

Review by Ned Raggett



A1. Lost    
A2. Out Of My Hands    
A3. As Must Have    
A4. Springenfall    
A5. Winterland    


B1. Caesar's Cold   
B2. Crawls Away    
B3. One Day    
B4. Towers Of Strength    
B5. Free Dirt

Label : Hitch-Hyke Records  91119 LIFT 012
Format : Vinyl, LP, Album
Country : Greece
Released : 1988
Genre : Rock
Style : Alternative Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock

    Bass – Mark Lock
    Drums, Percussion – Chris Welsh
    Engineer – Alan Thorne
    Engineer, Mixed By – John Harvey (3) (tracks: B1)
    Guitar, Backing Vocals – Brett Myers
    Lead Vocals – Brett Myers (tracks: A2, B5), Ronald S. Peno
    Organ, Piano – Frank Brunetti
    Producer – Rob Younger

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Thursday, January 03, 2019

The Sonics : Here Are The Sonics 1965

The Sonics are an American garage rock band from Tacoma, Washington that formed in 1960. Their aggressive, hard-edged sound has been a major influence on punk, garage, and hard rock music worldwide, and they have been named as inspirations to many major artists.

The band performed several early rock standards such as "Louie, Louie", and "Skinny Minnie" as well as original compositions like "Strychnine", "Psycho", and "The Witch". Their catalogue is generally based around simple chord progressions, often performed with a speed and tonal aggression that was novel for the time, making the band a notable influence on later punk rock bands.

Early in 1965 Etiquette released the Sonics' debut LP, Here Are The Sonics, which was produced at Audio Recording in Seattle, Washington with famed Pacific Northwest recording engineer Kearney Barton.

It was recorded on a two-track tape recorder, with only one microphone to pick up the entire drum kit. It was here that they began to pioneer some of their infamously reckless recording techniques.

A second album, Boom, followed in February 1966. During the recording, the Sonics ripped the soundproofing off the walls at the country and western-oriented Wiley/Griffith studio in Tacoma to "get a live-er sound." The covers of both albums feature the moody photography of Jini Dellaccio.

The original band fell apart between 1966 and 1968, with members leaving to attend university or join other bands; saxophonist Rob Lind became a fighter pilot in the Vietnam War. Eventually, all of the original members left, with new members continuing on with the name Sonics (later 'Jim Brady and the Sonics') until 1980,although it was a completely different band, at times even incorporating string and horn sections.


01. The Witch    Gerry Roslie    2:41
02. Do You Love Me    Berry Gordy, Jr.    2:19
03. Roll Over Beethoven    Chuck Berry    2:49
04. Boss Hoss    Roslie    2:24
05. Dirty Robber (The Fabulous Wailers cover)    John Greek, Kent Morrill, Rick           Dangel    2:03
06. Have Love Will Travel    Richard Berry    2:04
07. Psycho    Roslie    2:18
08. Money (That's What I Want)    Gordy, Jr., Janie Bradford    2:01
09. Walking the Dog    Rufus Thomas    2:46
10. Night Time Is the Right Time    Lew Herman    2:58
11. Strychnine    Roslie    2:13
12. Good Golly Miss Molly    John Marascalco, Robert Blackwell    2:09
13. Keep a knock
14. Don't believe in Christmas
15. Santa Claus
16. The village idiot

Strychnine  Lyrics

Some folks like water
Some folks like wine
But i like the taste
Of straight strychnine (hey hey)

You may think it's funny
That I like this stuff
But once you've tried it
You can't get enough (Woah!)

Wine is red (hey)
Poison is blue
Strychnine is good
For what's ailin you

Wine is red (hey)
Poison is blue
Strychnine is good
For what's ailin you

If you listen to what I say
You'll try…
Some folks like water
Some folks like wine
But i like the taste
Of straight strychnine

Strychnine is a highly toxic, colorless, bitter, crystalline alkaloid used as a pesticide, particularly for killing small vertebrates such as birds and rodents. Strychnine, when inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through the eyes or mouth, causes poisoning which results in muscular convulsions and eventually death through asphyxia. While it has no known medicinal effects, in the past the convulsant effect was believed to be beneficial in small doses.

Strychnine was popularly used as an athletic performance enhancer and recreational stimulant in the late 19th century and early 20th century, due to its convulsant effects. It was thought to be similar to coffee. Its effects are well-described in H. G. Wells' novella The Invisible Man: the title character states "Strychnine is a grand tonic ... to take the flabbiness out of a man." The protagonist replies: "It's the devil, ... It's the palaeolithic in a bottle."

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