the avid collector’s guide to wild in the streets part 3

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 Satire” and then the first part of this four-part series of articles about the movie and its music. The movie Wild In The Streets was released to American theaters on May 29, 1968. Since people who have just seen a movie are more likely to purchase the… Continue Reading the avid collector’s guide to wild in the streets part 3

the avid collector’s guide to wild in the streets part 2

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 Satire” and then the first part of this four-part series of articles about the movie and its music. This second part more or less focuses on Davie Allan, with and without his band, the Arrows. Allan is a pivotal figure around which so many of these Wild… Continue Reading the avid collector’s guide to wild in the streets part 2

the avid collector’s guide to wild in the streets part 1

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 This is the first of four parts that focus on the records revolving around that movie, with the primary focus is on the WILD IN THE STREETS original soundtrack album. A secondary focus is the contributions… Continue Reading the avid collector’s guide to wild in the streets part 1

what do bob dylan and jennifer garner have in common?

What does the ancient, craggy musician Bob Dylan have in common with the ever-beautiful actress Jennifer Garner? Quite a lot, of course! They’re both human beings with millions of things in common, starting with DNA and working on up to spouses and exes and children and friends and enemies. But they have something else in common that’s more fun to read about here.     

“the wild angels” is now a quinquagenarian (happy 50th!)

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 anniversary of this classic movie and equally classic album! So Happy Birthday to everyone involved in the making of the movie and the making of the soundtrack music and album—especially Mike Curb and Davie Allan!!!… Continue Reading “the wild angels” is now a quinquagenarian (happy 50th!)

on Wild in the Streets as political and social satire

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 1967 statement, Wild In The Streets. Earlier this year, several readers suggested that I follow up the post “the return of max frost & the troopers” with a brief say-so on American International Pictures’ Wild… Continue Reading on Wild in the Streets as political and social satire