Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Playlist A-GO GO -Post 2

Lou looking cool with Mary Woronov 1967.
Lou's aniversary today and it dawned on me thatI had made  quite a few Lou Reed/Velvet Underground  related playlists when I had the old blog-so I'll post them here again tonight to remember the great man -I imagine a few vids may be missing(fair do's has been  a while )but I'll leave this playlists up here unless I delete blog.
First Playlist was originally for a post called "V for Velvets"

The Second playlist was constructed as soon as I heard about Lou's death two years ago concerntrates on his post Velvets music
Final Playlist features Velvet Underground Covers(I don't overdo things here lol)

Monday, 26 October 2015

Return of The Red Devil.

Mother of Kazan!! great news .. Johnny Reds back and now has his own full colour comic ..this is long overdue as he's such a classic character - and Garth's excatly the right writer to continue the late Tom Tully's creation. Garth read the same stuff as I did growing up big fan of Battle Picture weekly still am really as stories were so well written and illustrated in most cases so this is most welcome news -I hope title is on-going or perhaps other characters that appeared in comic get the monthly treatment -I could imagine Garths take on Panzer G Man or The Sarge , maybe even Major Eazy -but here's another aerial classic that Garth bought back to life -following his spell in North Africa (according to these picture libary covers from the 60's Battler Britton had an ilustrious distinguishing carrer -he was all over the shop lol -although the way Ennis and artist Colin Wilson went about it struck me as credible as oppossed to far fetched) Just wish somebody made a video for another Ennis re-vamp Enemy Ace -beautifully illustrated by Chris Weston that too is a fantastic comic . I have to admit I liked Johnny Red and his Warlord counter part Cassidy and the Flying Tigers as they were in different locales to the standard air ace comic character-they made you aware of what was going on the Russian and Asian fronts at a very young age -these stories never shied away from the reality of the war writers and artists did the research ( -they weren't propaganda either-Johnny was very much a free spirit who lived to fly -but a fugitive too (hence not returning to R.A.F -& he wouldn't take shit from Stalin's boys neither -very much a rebel  but he did his bit against the Lufwaffe to protect his comrades ) I wonder what kind of McCarthyism he'd have to endure once he was back in Blighty post 1945...he did survive the War in original story run although it wasn't Tully writing those stories by then -the conclussion to Johnny's epic felt rushed perhaps that's a period in  the story Garth will explore in these new books. .. but 3 graphic novels of the original run of the story are out their to buy with incredible artwork provided by Joe Colquhoun with a fourth one on the way wih artwork provided by the late great John Cooper (who could draw Johnny with his eyes shut so he claimed)... more here -http://fanboy.frothersunite.com/JohnnyRed_Intro.html
There was a much more comprehensive site dedicated to Johnny and the Falcons by the guy who scanned  all the stories -not around anymore it seems -but that may mean that the whole run of  Johnny Red will be printed into hardback editions which is good news .. discovered this Russian serial whilst looking for stuff for this post- about The Night Witches which appeared in Garths Battlefields stories as well as  Johnny Red back in the 70's -this was made in 81-so it's from the time of Brezhnev we wouldn't of got to see this in the west - I imagine 'far more truth in this than Airwolf though lolhttps://youtu.be/MFK9wAOatGE?list=PLwGzY25TNHPCp3TFPpD69-FxUc6VrpPwy

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Playlist A-Go-Go-Post 1

On the old Rumble blog featured a fair amount of playlists I cooked up to remind me that the world aint square -seems a waste not to resurect them - have to compile vol 3 of Snott  before I post a full on Garage  playlist.. they were great too - some songs missing sadly as  people delete them .. but can't complain everythings good that is still on these playlists ..Startoff with Oz/Kiwi Playlist Always loved Group Sounds ever since I heard The Bunnys Test Driver so it's kind of a passion that era...but playlist focuses on all Asia durring the beat explosion that had the good sense to don Beatle Boots Europe-before Joey Tempest lol I know I made a Latin American playlist -must be on other youtube channel-but theres enough here to "get hip to that crazy trip" already -When I find it I''ll feature it on a follow up post.

Monday, 12 October 2015

"Blow Steve Blow!"

Gotta quote the Igster on Funhouse for title of this post.
The Dum Dum Boys weren't so Dumb at all... this ones for Steve.
Nice interview
 https://youtu.be/zrX2UOZIMrUnice interview..can't embed browers playing up... Funhouse remains the all time  heavyweight champion of the world.. Steve will be sorely missed.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Jetboy Sunday

hmm all these recent rumours about Fett movie -not sure they should ever show him without mask (he's up there witth  Dredd on that) firstly-fair enough we get a glimpse of him as a kid -but I don't think Micheal B Jordans actually playing him perhaps he's his quarry but if he is and Disney want facetime it'll ruin the cult of thee Bobster forever -so keep the bucket on. I mean they'll be alot of characters in this movie -if you're going for a spaceghetti western that's how you approach it Fett don't need to talk much just Clint around lol -but if your gonna have a unmasked Boba (gawd forbid) stick with the canon and have Daniel Logan he's the actual guy -or Tem if it's post ROTJ -I would like Jeremy back too. But found some nice fan films night- these are great pointers to how a Boba movie should be approached .
Whoever's directing the standalone Fett Film should be checking Leonne and Corbucci -the two Sergios and mix it up with Lucas, Kershner and Marquand's vision -that would work for sure.- love the poncho in this short old T-face would win any staring competion ... dig the camels lol Seen this before but it's been updated another short from the makers more Bobacentric And another trailer that looks intriguing -but did he actually survive the Sarlacc ? The canons been re-written by Marvel/Disney I have mixed feelings about that -- I do like how Marvel are handling latest stories though-they hire the right writers and artists - Lando's series was very good -Vaders class too- so it's in good hands ...do Boba properley and not through rose tinted visor either-he's preety much a cruel bastard -buts that's cool he's meant to be.

Hearing mixed reviews of new Battlefront-do love the old one-some very creative mods out there -is a great game-will be hard to top even though it's over ten years old. ahh this chestnut -Devs side mod- Great voice acting from Tem :D Music's great on this.. featuring a Rare Max Rebo  b-side -Mandos gotta love them...