Archive for the halloween Category

Freaky Friday – Trilogy Of Terror

Posted in Funk, Funky Friday, garage rock, halloween, mini mix, northern soul, Soul, video, YOUTUBE on October 30, 2008 by planetmondo

Happy Halloween all you crypt kickers, freak-beaters and fangomaniacs. Hell comes to your house early this year with a three part posting for this week’s Freaky Funky Friday including …a seventy minute monster mix – Youtube treat – and a right ol’ Carry On (plus some chilling tunes on C-Mondo too)

Mondo Mania
This years collection of Halloween themed hits and howlers (in a good way) have been alchamixed into ‘Mondo Mania’. Some of the ingredients may not seem immediately obvious witch-way winners but….

‘Barabajagal’s mutterings and mantras about Hammer Horror herbalism, seems to suit the mood of the moment

And ‘Who Do You Love’s imagery of “tombstone hands, graveyard mines, “cobra snake neckties” and “chimney, a-made out of human skull” qualifies it for dead-cert selection..

Mondo Mania

After getting blog-busted last week, I was almost tempted to put the this list in the comments – but nevermind that cobblers, here’s the tracklisting..

The Playboys – Whatizit
Ruth Copeland – Gimme Shelter
The Preachers – Who Do You Love
The Strangeloves – In The Nighttime
Alder Ray – My Heart Is In Danger
Carl Douglas – Sell My Soul To The Devil
Tom Jones – Chills And Fever
Tony Jackson Group – Fortune Teller
Paul’s Disciples – See that My Grave Is Kept Clean
Zoot Money – The Mound Moves
Affinity – Three Sisters
Dusty Springfield – Spooky
Tony Joe White – Stud-Spider
Klaus Doldinger – Back In The Dark
Cream – Strange Brew
Donovan – Barabajagal
The Rattles – The Witch
Tom Jones – Witch Queen Of New Orleans
Georgie Fame – Seventh Son
The Coasters – Love Potion No9
The Exciters – Blowing Up My Mind
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers – I’m Your Witchdoctor
The N’Betweens – Evil Witchman
Jimi Hendrix – Fire
The Sonics- Psycho

And why not revisit last year’s mini-monster-mixes
Tunes From The Crypt and Frighty Night Is Music Night

Or Bitter Andrew’s Halloween countdown, Devil Dick’s spooky tunes or a trip to The Dude’s Ghost Town

Video Nicey
Live from the Prancing Pony-A-Go-Go it’s Georgie Fame as Gandalf the groovy and his bopping hobbits, rocking ’em dead in the Shire

Seventh Son

Frying Tonight
Why not pop on over to the Whippit Inn for a Carry On Screaming grab bag of goodies. There’s everything from Lobby Cards to Locations.

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Never Mind The Bollock Brothers

Posted in 80's, crocs, electronic music, halloween, new wave, Punk, retromania on October 29, 2008 by planetmondo

If you were the age to be out, about and shaking a leg (or flapping an arm) in Southend’s early 80s alt.clubs and shady places like Crocs, Chesters and The Monkey House – or whatever your regional variation was – these two tunes should be more time-trippy than test driving the TARDIS, take you right back to the dry ice-age, and have your phantom senses tasting the ‘snakebites and black‘, smelling the ‘Hard Rock‘ hairspray (or Boots green, gunky, ‘Country Born‘ setting gel), and perhaps feeling the itch of a black mohair jumper if you were ever a proto goth-monster or grebo-warrior…

The Bollock Brothers Horror Movies

I really must get the BB’s ’83 rework of the Pistols NMTB album

Red Lipstique Drac’s Back

At the time, there were shifty whispers that Red Lipstique were actually the Bollock Brothers in disco disguise.


You can see more about the Southend scene (including my live pics of The Damned, The Sweet and Lords Of The New Church – and my punk top 50) at the always excellent Southend Punk site

Glamour Ghouls

Posted in 70's, Batman, bowie, Brian Eno, Comics, glam, halloween, Marc Bolan, rock on October 26, 2008 by planetmondo
I found a load of old scraps and cuttings like this in the loft recently

There’s a gallery of grotesques to choose from when you get to glam related rocky horrors…

Alice Cooper – The New York Dolls ‘Frankenstein’ – Iggy’s ‘Death Trip’ and ‘Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell’ – Suzi Q’s ‘Devil Gate Drive’- Bolan’s ‘Mystic Lady’, ‘Demon Queen’ (or his earlier John’s Children tune ‘‘Desdemona’‘ banned because of it’s “lift up your skirt and fly” line)- Bowie’s ‘Width Of A Circle’, ‘Please Mr Gravedigger’, ‘Beauty And The Beast’ – Roxy’s ‘Bogus Man’ or Eno’s ‘Spirit’s Drifting’ and ‘Everything Merges With The Night’ are just a handful of the Halloween themed hits and howlers available from the spangle age..but I thought these few tunes could do with being reanimated as pre-season of the witch friendly..

David Bowie Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps).

An overlooked, underplayed thumper that gets lost in the shadows of ‘Ashes To Ashes’ and ‘Fashion’

Marc Bolan You Scare Me To Death

Hellraiser – a heavier-hitting side of The Sweet

Blockbuster –

Blockbuster could well have been inspired by the Batman bruiser Blockbuster(DC’s answer to The Hulk)

Which brings us back to Bowie who referenced Batman in Uncle Arthur

“Uncle Arthur still reads comics
Uncle Arthur follows Batman”

And that’s ‘doing the loop’

Wraiths With The Devil

Posted in halloween, horror, mini mix, Rolling Stones on October 31, 2007 by planetmondo

Here’s something to put the frighteners on those pesky trick or treaters, and Halloween party hangers on.

The Rolling Stones – Too Much Blood

The Stones go death disco in this video nasty directed by Julien Temple.
Bleeding TVs, Keith looking like Captain Black and lurking like the Midnight Rambler, Easter Island Bill Wyman with a headless bass and Mick doing his voodoo dancing around the ruins. Yikes!!! Is there room for one more behind the settee?

Now why not pop over to channel mondo and check out the Trilogy Of Terror that’s been showing on Channel M
Or enjoy some grave shaking grooves in a Mondo mini Mix

Frighty Night Is Music Night

Tracklist of Terror

R Dean Taylor – There’s A Ghost In My House
Fabienne Delsol – I’m Gonna Haunt You
Ella Fitzgerald – Knock On Wood
Corduroy – The Frighteners
The Ventures -Superstition
Edgar Winter Group – Frankenstein (edit)
Amanda Shankar – Jumpin’ Jack Flash
The Rolling Stones – Too Much Blood

Also don’t forget to check out the Halloween theme mini mix from last Friday – here

Funky Friday – Tunes From The Crypt

Posted in dusty springfield, Funky Friday, halloween, mini mix on October 26, 2007 by planetmondo

Every Friday is Funky Friday on Planet Mondo – Halloween has come early this Friday and brings you something Dusty and spooky, high camp and Hard Rock from 1969, a hidden vid’ and a half hour (hellfire) Radio Mondo mix of Physc Rock , Garage a Go-Go and Freak Funk treats

Dusty Springfield – Spooky
Hang on mo’ isn’t that Jo Whiley, and I’m sure that colour combo’s from something by Lyons Maid or Wall’s in the 70’s. Is it me or does Spooky sound a bit like this?


Wonderland – Love’s a Murder

I haven’t a clue who these crazy crypt kickers are, but stick with it to the end, there’s a twist you see….

Radio Mondo – Tunes From The Crypt
Download the Halloween themed Mini Mix here
Or sink your teeth into it below

Tracklisting

Shadow Mann – Shadow Mann
Marsha Hunt 22 – (Oh No! Not) The Beast Day
Merry Clayton – Gimme Shelter
Georgie Fame – Somebody Stole My Thunder
The Coasters – Love Potion No9
Thelma Houston – Jumping Jack Flash
Patti Drew – Fever
The Bobby Fuller Four – Magic Touch
Five By Five – Fire
The Gee-Cees – Buzzsaw Twist
The Sonics – Strychnine
Les Lionceaux – Nowhere To Run

I really should have Stuck Al Wilson – The Snake at the end, but it’s too late now. If the feedback is good and the downloads are hot I may crack out another Fright Night Mini Mix in time for All Hallows Eve

If your still buzzing for more spooky soul click here
to see The Flirtations vamping it up in Hammer Horror style promo for Nothing But A Heartache – which also includes another Mondo Mini Mix