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DJ MIX: Monster Bobby – Space Age Pop Mix
1st June, 2009 | 284 views

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Monster Bobby - Space Age Pop Mix

A totally ‘fun’ mix to indulge in, with a tracklist chosen around the theme of space and aliens and early sound effects created by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Some less-than-serious music mostly from, I’m guessing, the 50s but an inspiring selection that’s been crafted together with care. Came across this mix after I’d signed up with a beta invite to a new streaming music site called MixCloud where you can upload your own mixes that people can then listen to streaming over the net. They’re not open to the public at time of writing but this mix by Monster Bobby was created to play in venues before his band, The Pipettes, came on.

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  1. | 0:00:00 | Brian Hodgson (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Dalek Space Ship Takes Off
  2. | 0:00:17 | Buchanan & Goodman – The Flying Saucer Part.1
  3. | 0:01:00 | The 5 Blobs – The Blob
  4. | 0:03:29 | Leonard Nimoy – Highly Illogical
  5. | 0:05:40 | The Randells – The Martian Hop
  6. | 0:08:04 | Dr. Strangelove And The Fall Outs – Love That Bomb
  7. | 0:08:14 | Brian Hodgson (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Start Of The Cyber Invasion
  8. | 0:08:28 | Sheb Wooley – The Purple People-Eater
  9. | 0:10:37 | Malcolm Clarke (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Arcadia
  10. | 0:11:44 | The Tornadoes (Joe Meek) – Robot
  11. | 0:14:08 | Hanna, Barbera & Curtain – The Jetsons Theme
  12. | 0:15:41 | BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Bubbles
  13. | 0:15:51 | Lucia Pamela – Walking On The Moon
  14. | 0:18:44 | Ella Fitzgerald – Two Little Men In A Flying Saucer
  15. | 0:21:57 | Eddie Cletro – Flying Saucer Boogie
  16. | 0:24:25 | Space Negros – Man To Man
  17. | 0:25:10 | Barry Gray – Fireball Xl-5 Theme
  18. | 0:26:25 | Paul Beaver & Bernie Krause – Sequential Voltage Sources
  19. | 0:26:29 | Linda Scott – I’ve Told Every Little Star
  20. | 0:28:31 | George Greeley – My Favourite Martian Theme Music
  21. | 0:28:52 | Dick Mills (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Vardan Materialises And Shimmers
  22. | 0:29:12 | The Moonmen (aka Link Wray) – Other Side Of The Moon
  23. | 0:31:14 | Hank Snow – Honeymoon On A Rocket Ship
  24. | 0:33:51 | Johnny Guitar Watson – Space Guitar
  25. | 0:36:16 | David Vorhaus – Snide Rhythms (From The Tomorrow People Soundtrack)
  26. | 0:36:32 | Bill Haley And His Comets – 13 Women (And Only One Man In Town)
  27. | 0:36:51 | Brian Hodgson (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Tardis Lands
  28. | 0:36:57 | Ike Turner & Jackie Brenston – Rocket ’88
  29. | 0:40:01 | Dudley Simpson – The Tomorrow People Theme
  30. | 0:41:40 | David Cain (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Tomorrow’s World
  31. | 0:41:52 | Jamie Horton – Robot Man
  32. | 0:43:30 | Brian Hodgson (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Pouring Crystals
  33. | 0:43:32 | Floyd Tilman – This Cold War With You
  34. | 0:43:42 | The White Noise (Brian Hodgson/Delia Derbyshire) – Firebird
  35. | 0:46:21 | Slim Gaillard Quartette – Atomic Cocktail
  36. | 0:46:38 | Jesse Lee Turner – The Little Space Girl
  37. | 0:49:17 | Bernie Krause And Paul Beaver – White Noise
  38. | 0:49:24 | Big Joe Turner – Radar Blues
  39. | 0:51:56 | Gershon Kingley & Jean Jacques Perrey – Pioneers Of The Stars
  40. | 0:54:27 | Jonny Marvin And The Marsmen – Flip
  41. | 0:56:35 | Todd Rhodes – Rocket ’69
  42. | 0:59:13 | John Williams – Lost In Space Theme
  43. | 1:00:13 | The Tornadoes (Joe Meek) – Life On Venue (German Version)
  44. | 1:02:23 | Li De La ruse (aka Delia Derbyshire) – Delia’s Theme
  45. | 1:02:35 | Disaster Area – Only The End Of The World (Again) (From The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy)
  46. | 1:05:58 | Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Space Arkestra – It’s After The End Of The World
  47. | 1:06:08 | Delia Derbyshire (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Electric Storm
  48. | 1:06:15 | Janet Greene – Poor Left Winger
  49. | 1:06:36 | Dick Mills (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Execution Sequence
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Dave Dudley – Two Six Packs Away
25th June, 2008 | 104 views

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No entries for awhile, been busy learning some software to re-design the main part of the site, move the old content across and make it easier to add new material; it’s been over two years since it was last updated so probably not before time. Today I give you a cautionary tale about drink driving to meet your girl who’s ‘two six packs away’, that’s a lot of beer even if they’re the small bottles that you can get from France on a booze cruise. A wrecked car and a prison sentence in an American penitentiary where you’re always picking up the soap for other careless inmates was the fate that befell Dave Dudley, auto-alcoholics take note.

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Songs about shagging, music has always been inextricably linked with SEX. The rhythmic beat of rock’roll that got right up the noses of puritan religious types back in the fifties through the epic orgasmic disco releases of the seventies; continuing today in all it’s myriad forms, some more subtle than others. I’ve plenty of obvious tracks to choose from and I will put one in particular up soon but this is an understated one. Don’t write it off because it’s Kenny Rogers! Although tame by what can be released in this day and age, it was pretty brazen stuff for the late sixties and created some controversy when it was released. The softness of the verses contrasting with the build up to the rock shouted choruses adds a real edge to it. It’s a real stab at laying down some music to get jiggy to, although with it clocking in at just under four minutes you would hope that your session would last a little longer.

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