THE AVID COLLECTOR’S GUIDE to Wild In The Streets Part 3 addresses records made that are associated with this movie—both singles and albums. All were released in the wake of the very successful movie in 1968, but few were hits. Before commencing, I recommend that you first read “On Wild In The Streets As Political And Social … CONTINUE READING
THE AVID COLLECTOR’S GUIDE to Wild In The Streets Part 2 addresses records made that are associated with this movie—both singles and albums. All were released in the wake of the very successful movie in 1968, but few were hits. Before commencing, I recommend that you first read “On Wild In The Streets As Political And Social … CONTINUE READING
IN 1968, AIP’S NEW MOVIE was not about bikers, babes, and devils. While “Wild In The Streets” was another American International Pictures exploitational B-movie, it was also a clever combination of sociopolitical satire, black humor, and some genuinely good rock & roll. The Avid Collector’s Guide to Wild In The Streets Part 1 addresses the records associated with that movie and its music. 1
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FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY, one of the quintessential ’60s rock & roll soundtrack albums to one the ’60s quintessential biker exploitation moves was released. According to Wikipedia, THE WILD ANGELS movie saw its general release to American theaters on this day. The soundtrack album of the same name was released by Tower Records, an imprint of Capitol Records.
So July 20, 2016, is the fiftieth … CONTINUE READING
WHEN JERRY RUBIN summed up ‘the sixties’ by exhorting, “Don’t trust anyone over 30,” there is a good chance that he knew exactly the kind of effect that it would have on young people around the country. He might not have had a clue that it would also have an effect on non-political movers and shakers in Hollywood. At least one movie followed shortly after Rubin’s … CONTINUE READING
Just wanted to recommend a trio of movies connected by gorgeous music to enjoy on a trio of nights, preferably one after the other. These are not movie reviews, merely recommendations: three nights three movies excellent music . . .
PROCOL HARUM MADE A VIDEO of their worldwide hit A Whiter Shade Of Pale in 1967. It was shot in some spectacular ruins in Witley Court in Worcestershire, England, once one of the great houses of the Midlands, but by then a spectacular ruin devastated by fire thirty years earlier. It featured the original members—Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, David Knights, Ray Royer, and … CONTINUE READING
WAY BACK IN THE ’70s, I discovered that when a British fan bought a copy of the Beatles’ 1965 album Help! (Parlophone PMC-1255/PCS-3071) in the UK, he got a Beatles album with fourteen (14) new Beatles recordings. When an American fan bought the same title (Help!, Capitol MAS/SMAS-2386) in the US, he got an “original soundtrack album” with only seven (7) new Beatles … CONTINUE READING