Monday, December 29, 2014

Three Dog Night au Go-Go!

Here are some songs I was fairly surprised about, especially coming from The Three Dog Night. All 3 of these sunset-strip-twisters are off their first self-entitled album from 1968.
The original Three Dog Night Band was a bit of a Los Angeles super-group/novelty whereas they were fronted by three lead singers! Danny Hutton, Cory Wells, and Chuck Negron.
I'm also including "Mo Jo Woman" by Cory Wells' first group The Enemys. (A popular mid-60's LA group who appeared in not only The Riot on Sunset Strip, but on an episode of The Beverly Hillbillies! see video below.)
Also I'm including Danny Hutton's early 'sunshine-pop' solo single, "Roses & Rainbows".

You gotta dig these Utube videos of the boys singing, groovin and gettin' down on these songs for Hugh Hefner and the Playboy party-people!

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(Skip to 3:31)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pictures of Matchstick Men - Then & Now

The Status Quo

THEN (1968)
NOW. (2009)

The Status Quo (UK) have had over 60 chart hits in the UK, starting with 1967's "Pictures Of Matchstick Men", and the most recent being in 2010, which is more than any other rock group!  22 of which reached the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart.

<< BONUS POINTS!!!! >>

A later Status Quo rocker:

THEN: (1974)

NOW: (2007)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Merry Christmas From The Misfits

Merry Christmas from us Misfits to all you Misfits out there!
Here's a little mix to place under your Christmas tree.
(Or if you just can't wait, you can play and/or download it right now!!)

1. Santo & Johnny - "Twistin' Bells"
2. Afterglow - "Morning"
3. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - "Somebody Walkin' In My Home"
4. Village Callers - "I Dont Need No Doctor"
5. Small Faces - "You Need Lovin'"
6. Humble Pie - "Wrist Job"
7. Humble Pie - "Natural Born Bugie"
8. JPT Scare Band - "King Rat"
9. Penetrators - "Baby Dontcha"
10. Alice Dona - "C'est Pas Prudent"
11. Los Ovnis - "Infinito"
12. Chicha Libre - "La Danza del Millionario"
13. Tom Petty & Heartbreakers - "Forgotten Man"


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Penetrators - Baby Dontcha Tell Me

Thanks for the tip Surfadelic!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Proto-Metal Mix Volume 2!

Ok, Since we've found so many heavy-rock nuggets,
we've made a volume 2 right here!
From what we can tell, these two mixes contain
some of the best and toughest of the genre.
Drop us a line if we're missing any other groups or tunes that should be mentioned!

1. Dust- "Loose Goose"
2. Bolder Damn - "BRTCD"
3. Crushed Butler - "My Son's Alive"
4. Uriah Heep - "Love Machine"
5. Bentwind - "Sacred Cows"
6. Rush - "Finding My Way" (live)
7. Zior - "Angel Of The Highway"
8. UFO - "C'mon Everybody"
9. Raw Meat - "Stand By Girl"
10. Bitter Creek - "Plastic Thunder"
11. May Blitz - "For Mad Men Only"
12. Astaroth- "Satanispiritus"
13. Iron Claw - "Skullcrusher"
14. Pink Fairies- "The Snake"

Proto-Metal Mix Volume 1

Hello me droogs! I know we've been on a long hiatus. But...
We're BACK with not one, but 2 mixes of some of the super-heavy music we've been listening to lately. We have researched and collected some of the most powerful proto-metal, proto-punk music ever laid down on wax. Within this mix are more obscure, deep-cuts of the genre that will blast into your ears like an inflamed steam-engine chugging down into the ninth ring of hell! Influenced by the darker side of the sweaty, long-haired, heavy and hard rock of the late 60's and early 70's, (Hendrix, Zeppelin, Cream, Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer, Vanilla Fudge, Grand Funk, Deep Purple, MC5, Stooges, Slade, Pink Fairies, Cactus, etc,) These bands were not topping the charts, but you know we prefer that down here in the Nitro-Retro bat-cave. Finally, you wont find any long drum solos, or long slow, heavy jams here. We're focusing on the more Nuggets-like hard-hitting, high-octane rockers. Stay tuned for volume 2 in the next post! Now turn it up and DIG!

1. Cactus- "Parchment Farm"
2. Suck - "Sin's A Good Man's Brother"
3. Mustang - "Kickin' In Blind Doors"
4. Shiver - "Tough As Nails"
5. Captain Beyond - "Dancing Madly Backwards"
6. Euclid - "On The Way"
7. Highway Robbery - "Fifteen"
8. Sir Lord Baltimore - "Helium Head"
9. Glass Sun - "Silence of The Morning"
10. Buffalo - "Shylock"
11. Excalibur - "Light In The Dark"
12. Toad - "Pig's Walk"
13. Leaf Hound - "Stagnant Pool"

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Songs To Watch Space By

6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - We have LIFTOFF! 
Come with us now on a space-age musical journey–back into time, to seek out new worlds and new sounds! Here are the latest out-of-this-world 2-PART Nitro-Retro mixes - just in time for your next star-gazing barbecue or space-age pool party under the moon. Impress your friends with these hand-picked obscuro-space-nuggets that will be sure to intrigue and entertain you and your guests while gazing at the moon and stars, and pondering the never-ending cosmos. Live long and prosper.

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Songs To Watch Space By - Pt. 1 Mix

Pt. 1 Tracks:
1. Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space - Star Trek Twist '67 ("Theme from Star Trek")
2. Dinah Washington - "Destination Moon"
3. Louis Prima - "Beep Beep"
4. Ventures - "Outer Limits"
5. Jimi Hendrix - "Third Rock From The Sun"
6. Joe Meek - "I Hear A New World"
7. Moody Blues - "Higher and Higher"
8. Pink Floyd - "Astronomy Domine"
9. Billy Mure - "Moon of Manakoora"
10. Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space - "Music To Watch Space Girls By"
11. Elvis Presley - "Blue Moon"
12. Cosmos TV Theme

Songs To Watch Space By - Pt. 2 Mix
Pt. 2 Tracks:
1. Carl Sagan wisdom - throughout...
2. Amboy Dukes - "Journey To The Center Of The Mind"
3. Bob Thompson - "Starfire"
4. Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space - "Alien"
5. Jimi Hendrix - "The Stars That Play With Laughing Sam's Dice"
6. The Elegants - "Little Star"
7. Beatles - "Flying"
8. Pink Floyd - "Fearless"
9. Fleetwood Mac - "Albatross"
10. Herman's Hermits - "Moonshine Man"
11. Mills Brothers - "Moonglow"
12. Ventures - "Fear (One Step Beyond)"
13. Hank Ray & Thee Exectioneers - "There's A Pale Moon"
14. Shadows - "Wonderful Land"
15. Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes For You"
16. Julie London - "Fly Me To The Moon"






Sunday, August 10, 2014

Seeds Tribute

With the upcoming much-anticipated (for me at least!) Seeds documentary looming, the excitement was just too much for us down in the 'ol Nitro-Retro bat-cave-lounge. So here is a little something designed to whip-up all you Sky Saxon & The Seeds fans into a mad fury!

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The Seeds Tribute Mix

Introduced by Casey Kasem himself, we open up with the obscure Seeds-2nd Generation, "Shuckin' & Jivin'. This 1972 sonic powerhouse sounds like lads just got their minds blown at an MC5 show and not to be outdone, thought they'd give it a shot too! But you gotta dig Sky Saxon's crazy T-Rex-like acid-reverb vocals!
Next is the obscure "Nightime Girl". A savage pronto-punk cut only heard off their so-called "live" album– thus becoming an instant 'nugget' being that it (and a few others) was never released on a single or album.
Next up is the great Mr. Farmer. This is the rare single version with no fade-out ending.
The psychedelic lads even promoted this one on TV. See the video here.
Finally we end with the often over-looked, "Girl I Want You".
A solid album cut off their first album, this primitive little ditty is also known for it's complete freak-out rave up ending.

So, keep an eye out for the release of the documentary - you know we will keep you posted here!