Friday, June 23, 2017

Star Hits

Timmy contributes this deliciously wretched document. Just who these stars were who made these star hits, who can know? Who would want to know?


Monday, June 19, 2017

A Star Fell Down on Indiana

A star fell down on Indiana
Just like it did in the beginning of time
We all turned out to see what happened
Some of us laughed
Some of us cried
And together we held onto each other's hands
Until the last of us had died


Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Sound Effects

From Timmy: "I came across one of the most detestable albums I have ever had to listen to. Horrific, blase, bland, halfhearted renditions of top-40 hits from 1973. All lamely done by a lousy band called the Sound Effects. Apparently, they recorded many albums, each focusing on different years, as advertised on the rear cover of this monstrosity, titled: 'Autumn '73.' " Thanks Timmy!

Side One

Side Two

Side Three

Side Four

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Chicken Chronicles

Familiar tunes decorate this soundtrack to an obscure flick that featured none other than the fabulous Steve Guttenberg.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A Few Requests

Looking for anything in the Ensemble Petit series.

Terry Baxter: "Feelin' Groovy"

Would anyone have rips of these they'd be willing to share? If so, please put you link in the comments. And for those of you who hit me up for re-ups, you might get what you want if you contribute. This should be a two-way street.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

John Randolph Marr

Despite being produced by Harry Nilsson, arranged by George Tipton and released on Warner Bros., this charming period piece went nowhere. But now it can be yours.


John Davidson

Never thought I'd be into something like this. I mean, all I remember about this dude is that he was a slick game-show host with perfect hair and an Ultra Brite smile. But listening to it you sense that John was saying, "Take me seriously as an artist" in the same way that, say, Jack Jones did when he hooked up with David Gates on "Bread Winners." And it winds up being sort of cool, especially so because the Wrecking Crew is the backing band. At any rate, here's a fresh vinyl rip for you.


Monday, June 12, 2017

Gary Ogan

One half of the duo featured in the post below, Gary Ogan has a nice yacht-rock thing going on here. Co-produced by Leon Russell, who also contributes keybs. Gary performs most of the rest of the instrumentation.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Sapphics Against Anger

I'm working toward a goal of raising $50 (yep, 50 whole dollars!) to buy some plug-ins for my digital audio workstation. You can help out either by clicking on the DONATE button on this page or heading over to Bandcamp, clicking BUY NOW, and entering any amount you'd like (you'll get my latest album in return). Lend a hand. Thanks.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Answers the musical question, What if the Partridge Family went jazz?


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Jimmy Dale Adventure

Something soft and groovy for your Sunday. This one goes out to monkeeboy ... thanks for your $$$ contribution!


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Album

Not to be outdone, I'm guessing, by Warner's Loss Leaders series, A&M put together this comp. The label's dedication at the time to artists over hit-makers shines through. Ah, thems were the days.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Juste Milieu

We could be oceans
Never drifting apart
We could be endless
Flow through my heart
If you want to ride my waves


Thursday, May 18, 2017


An all-instro album based on "The Alexandria Quartet" tetralogy by Lawrence Durrell. Best heard in a single sitting with the lights off and the headphones cranked.


Michael Parks

With thanks to One Bite, here are a pair of records commemorating the passing of Michael Parks. Would anyone have "Lost and Found"?


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Getting It All Together

Yet another Columbia comp, featuring one side for the kids and the other for the moms and dads.


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Wishing Chair

These are daunting times
That much is certain
History in the making
From the man behind the curtain
No don't put the brakes on
Let us all run riot
When they hand you their deal
Just say you won't buy it

On average, this site attracts about 2,000 page views a day, and from that about as many downloads. If even half of the people who visit here daily spent, say, a dollar to download even one of my albums over on Bandcamp, that would support greatly both the music I make and the records I buy to post here. So next time you download from Mondo for FREE, please think about contributing.


Sounds of Sunshine

By request, here's more Sounds of Sunshine. BTW, this rip was taken from the blog Eclanage, but the link has expired.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sing a Song With the Beatles

I bet that, back in the day, I would've bought this one thinking it was an actual Beatles album. I'm sure that's what the label, Tower, was thinking I'd think, too.


King's Road

By request, here's King's Road performing "live" at the Watkins Glen festival. The fake crowd sounds on this are pretty freakin' hilarious.


King's Road

Pickwick produced dozens of these soundalike records under the banner of King's Road (more are buried in this site). Classic exploito.


Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Thomas Group

Here's an album so rare that it doesn't even exist. I comped it from the best sources I could find. Although this Dunhill band never went very far (not even far enough to make a full record), they did appear on Ed Sullivan, they had songwriting help from P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri, and members of the Wrecking Crew - Hal Blaine on drums, Joe Osborne on bass and Larry Knechtel on keyboards - provided backup. Despite all that, oblivion awaited.


Friday, April 28, 2017

Bobby Hatfield

Bobby Hatfield's sole solo record. Pretty righteous and extremely rare. Update: Apparently, not so rare anymore, as my rip of this record has ended up being re-posted all over the interwebs.


Wild in the Streets

This rounds out the "Wild in the Streets" trilogy. Remember: Never trust anyone over 30. Also, never trust anyone under 30.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wild in the Streets

With thanks to Derrick Bostrom, here's the exceedingly rare instro version of the "Wild in the Streets" soundtrack, featuring the Arrows. Thanks Derrick!


Max Frost and the Troopers

With thanks to Timmy, here's an album by Max Frost and the Troopers, a fictional rock music group created for the exploitation film "Wild in the Streets." Musicians playing on this album are believed to include members of Davie Allan and the Arrows.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lord Sitar

Big Jim Sullivan twangs away on his sitar on a batch of peculiar tracks (e.g. "If I Were a Rich Man"), releases it on a Capitol, and Beatlemanics scoop it up thinking it's George.


Sunday, April 23, 2017


You likely wouldn't know this, but yours truly is the author of the 33 1/3 book, "DJ Shadow's Endtroducing." You could give back and support this site by snagging yourself a copy. Just follow the link below or purchase one from your local bookseller (if such a place still exists in your 'hood).


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

Peter Anders

Solo spin from the other half of ... and Poncia.



Tower, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, often released music by artists — such as the Standells and the Chocolate Watchband — who were relatively low profile in comparison to those released on the parent label. This compilation, which includes tracks by the late Kim Fowley and early Pink Floyd, demonstrates just how oddball this label was. If you're interested in more from Tower, Rockin' Bandit recently posted an eight-part series that gathers together a boatload of singles.


Sandy Gurley

By request, obscuro '60s singer on the obscuro Tower label.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Single Room Furnished

Extremely rare exploito soundtrack that I've gone to some trouble to acquire.