Jan 08

Freaky Trigger and the Lollards of Pop – Series 2, Week 10

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Scary Monsters and Super Freaks-ytriggers: Pete Baran, Alix Campbell, Ewings Tom and Al, with Steve Hewitt in the crypt.

A monster Monster FITE! (Oh yes.) Some corrections. Bob McFadden and Dor “I’m A Mummy” (and “Kookie Lend Me Your Comb”). Monster comics from space and zombie superheroes. Spock sings “A Visit to a Sad Planet” (ahhhh, do you see, for that Sad Planet is…) Frightened by music, disease and nuclear war. “The First Five Minutes After Death”. John Carpenter’s “Halloween Theme” and some Vampire Weekend track or another.


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    tracerhand on 31 Jan 2008 #

    Bob McFadden and Dor were also responsible for “Beat Generation” which was shamelessly ripped off given edgy homage by Richard Hell and the Voidoids

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    Marcello Carlin on 31 Jan 2008 #

    Actually Rod McKuen wrote “Beat Generation” and his original version, backed by the unlikely Bill Haley and his Comets, is on the Beatsville album. Well worth searching out, even if he does come across at times like Auberon Waugh sniggering at Those Feckless Freeloaders*.

    *band name there if anybody wants it

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    Steve on 31 Jan 2008 #

    Dalek suction thingy under-estimated here. It was used to deadly effect in both ‘Dalek’ and ‘Doomsday’. And it doubles as a means of perusing the internets, which may be the scariest monster of them all.

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    Steve on 31 Jan 2008 #

    the punny offshoots of Emo may require a follow up post (to include Chemo, Memo and, my favourite, Nemo)

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    tracerhand on 31 Jan 2008 #

    I never knew that Marcello, it’s just bizarre enough to be true! But yes — the whole song is a snide put-down. Which is presumably why Richard Hell decides to do the whole thing sincerely.

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    jeff w on 31 Jan 2008 #

    Not listened to this yet, but if you really did play “Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb” then baby, you’re the ginchiest!

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    CarsmileSteve on 31 Jan 2008 #

    FLYMO is best of all the genres…

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    Steve on 31 Jan 2008 #

    i was pleased to find that ‘Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb’ was included on the ’100 Hits of the 60s’ comp i bought in HMV the other week.

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    Alix on 31 Jan 2008 #

    And that’s why we were able to play it last night!

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    Marcello Carlin on 31 Jan 2008 #

    I find that I own “Kookie Kookie” and “The Mummy” on account of their inclusion on this splendid and highly recommended compilation.

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    Mark G on 31 Jan 2008 #

    I own “I’m a mummy” on this:


    Not forgetting:


    Blimey, that’s a bit steep!

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    Mark G on 31 Jan 2008 #

    Oops, double posted, now removed.

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    Sarah on 4 Feb 2008 #

    I’m a Mummy is amazing.

    I am sort of just posting to test if my extended profile thing has worked :)

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    Steve on 4 Feb 2008 #

    I acquired ‘I’m A Mummy’ via the <a href=”http://www.bleep.com/current_item.php?selection=ASP0951_DM”.Incredibly Strange Music vol 2 compilation on Asphodel – full of great stuff. Also featured in the Pop Open on Poptimists under the theme ‘DEATH’.

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