Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Heights Video: Lenny (1974)

"Lenny, baby, I love what you're doin' up there."

Motown's Burning Bush

Kevin Pyle sent this to me a while back and reminded me it was too cool not to share:  The Metro Times Century of Sound -- a Detroit music family tree.  It's no surprise the tree looks more like fire given the number of hot names aflame, each flicker crackling another to higher, brighter, smokin' heat.

Just look at all the great stuff here in this small sample:
  Andre "Baconfat" Williams is not far from the MC5, Brownsville Station, Grand Funk, Iggy Pop, Ted Nugent, Seger, Mitch Ryder as well nugget-hatchers the Woolies, Unrelated Segments and ? and the Mysterians...Rationals, well, I don't need to name 'em all off.

Find the whole thing at the paper's website here.

Don't forget to read other print-related items at MangMade Print, too!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Yeah baby we made it, we're 52%

1968's Wild in the Streets is an old MangMade favorite. 

Some solid slideshows featuring soundtrack highlights:

As odd a time piece this motion picture is today, even more crazy is this version of its signature tune, "The Shape of Things to Come" by Roslyn Kind, Barbara Streisand's half-sister.

Friday, September 11, 2009

"Just too True to be True" - Scopitone

Mark Frauenfelder at Boing Boing describes the David Lynch-vibe coming off of this thing.  I can't disagree, with the red drapes and mix of lounge and sexbot action.  But further, Freddy Bee 4's (de)arrangement is so slow and fogged in narcotic splendor it would fit well as cutaways in the Midnight Cowboy freak scene, too. 

Except those were movies contriving creepy.  This was an authentic act, right?

Hit Bedazzled! for more Scopiton action.