Saturday, May 21, 2005

Why Fidelity Podcast #5

Why Fidelity Podcast #5

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  • Dripsody ... Hugh Le Caine
  • The Addam's Family Theme ... Dick Dia
  • Tonko Bushi ... Aiko Bingo & Harold Sasahara
  • Franklin & Cherry ... Russ Meyer
  • I Believe ... The Foxymorons
  • Of Angels and Angles ... The Decemberists
  • Such A Sound ... Birdie
  • AM Slow Golden Hit ... Hotel Lights
  • Whipped Cream and Other Delights ... Album of the Week
  • Where's Me Shirt ... Ken Dodd

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Mid-week Bonus Track - Ramses Shaffy - Maya

Starting now I'll be posting a bonus tune in the middle of the week to tide things over until the weekend release of the next new podcast. The songs will be in some way related to previous podcasts - encores of popular selections, extra songs by artists featured on Why Fidelity, and so on... - Enjoy!

Here's a track from Ramses Shaffy, who we featured way back in Why Fidelity Show #1.

If you liked "Assemaleistos" I'm sure you'll love "Maya".

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Why Fidelity Show # 4

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Why Fidelity Theme 001
The Sound of Music - Speed Limit & The Rhythm Machines
Nobody Loves A Fat Man - Sid Laverents
Here She Comes Now - Ergo Phizmiz and His Orchestra
April & May - David Fridlund
Take Five - Martin Denny
Theme de Candice - Francis Lai
Man Alive - The Tony Hatch Sound
Monty Python's Spamalot - Album of the Week
Birthday - The Texas Chainsaw Orchestra

Show Notes:

The Why Fidelity Theme 001 was improvised live within Firefox using the Free Sound Project samples from Bacterio by Virotic & Tenor Sax by simondsouza.

Roctober has a nice article & film/disc-ography of cult filmaker Sid Laverents while EGG has a video profile.

Experimental sound artist Ergo Phizmiz's official site features nearly 20 hours of archived audio plus a full discography and all the rest.

Monty Python's Spamalot has amassed a fairly astounding 14 Tony nominations. You can preview the cast recording at the very amusing official Spamalot site or buy the wonderful CD.(actually you can, and should, do both!)

Monday, May 09, 2005

Support Why Fidelity

Does Why Fidelity float your boat?
Do you want to hear more, more, more?
I've got scads of great tunes lined up for future podcasts but I can't convince my better half to let me spend any more folding green stuff to upgrade my hosting account (or buy a mic and better mixing software). That's where you, gentle listener, come in...

If you enjoy Why Fidelity and would like to help me buy an honest to god Microphone, some upgraded podcasting software and at least double the storage capacity (more capacity means more shows) then please donate a few bucks to the cause. Every donation of $5 or more will get your favorite website (yours or anyone else's - so long as it's legal and not X-rated) or business mentioned in the next podcast and in that podcasts' blog entry. You'll also earn some good karma and know that you're helping Why Fidelity grow...

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Saturday, May 07, 2005

Why Fidelity Podcast #3

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  • Franco Noodles while Women Die ... Jess Franco
  • The Giallos Flame Profondo Giallo Sampler
  • Ape's Shuffle ... The Jeff Wayne Space Shuttle
  • Namor The Sub-Mariner '66
  • Polynesian Hay Ride ... Alex Keack
  • Come Vere the Band ist Playing ... Guckenheimer Sour Kraut Band
  • Goodbye ... The Universe
  • Spirit of Dunkirk ... The Camberwell Now
  • Milkshake ... The Pictures
  • Talk All You Want To, Johnny ... Decastro & Badillo
Show Notes:
  • Franco Noodles while Women Die from El Secreto de Dr. Orloff and courtesy the fine blog M Valdemar
  • "The Giallos Flame was created to keep the sound of 70s giallo & Italian horror soundtracks alive!!" The track featured here is a sampler of thier "Profundo Giallo" EP.
  • Ape's Shuffle - Jeff Wayne is probably best known for his rock opera version of War of the Worlds. he was also a producer of some repute - Glitter Suits and Platform Boots has a nice Bio.
  • Alex Keak's Surfer's Paradise album is currently being shared at Goofspot.
  • The Guckenheimer Sour Kraut Band's album Music For Non-Thinkers is currently being shared by WeirdoMusic.
  • Spirit of Dunkirk comes from The Camberwell Now's album All's Well.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Why Fidelity Podcast - Show #2

Why Fidelity Podcast - Show #2

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  • The Conet Project
  • Range Rider | Keith Mansfield
  • Jeans Blues | Meiko Kaji
  • Hilo March | Martin Denny
  • Maria Minguem | Brigitte Bardot
  • Shoo Shoo Baby | Bobbysocks!
  • Yellow Submarine | The Jalopy Five
  • Public Melody #1 | Cardinal
  • Moonflight | Vic Venus
  • We're an Accordian Band | Those Darn Accordians

Show Notes

* Vinylvulture has a terrific article about production music legend Keith Mansfield: K is Keith
Think of a UK TV sports programme, any UK TV sports programme, and the chances are it'll be a British television institution such as Grandstand or the BBC's coverage of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships that will instantly spring to mind. Both programmes and others such as the BBC's Athletics coverage are united by the fact their exuberant, driving signature tunes come from the brilliantly musical mind of Keith Mansfield - one of Britain's premier arrangers and composers of the past forty years.
* Meiko Kaji: meiko-kaji.comis a wonderful unofficial website dedicated to this multi-faceted performer.There you can find a generous selection of MP3s including Jeans Blues.
LADY SNOWBLOOD, BLIZZARD FROM THE NETHERWORLD is a film that splits up in different chapters bearing highly poetical names (
"Crying Bamboo, Dolls of the Netherworld", "Umbrella of Blood, Heart of Strewn Flowers", etc.), based on the systematic elimination of the gang members. Ring a bell? In fact, Tarantino can't deny (and in fact proudly acqnowledges) the influence of LADY SNOWBLOOD on the development of the storyline in KILL BILL VOL. 1.

* Martin Denny : Two great sites for Denny info: Space Age Pop and The Temple of Martin Denny

* Brigitte Bardot : Swingin' Chicks and a gallery of pix.

* The Jalopy Five: Thanks to 45Blog for this track...
I find "Yellow Submarine" one of Hit Records' finest moments, not just because they couldn't afford real sound effects or a real brass band, but because they gamely imitated these elements using nothing but their mouths.
45Blog also provided a t'riffic link for The Hit Records Project.

* Vic Venus : This bubblegum sample novelty tune was put together by WMCA DJ Jack Spector. WMCA Good Guys is a site dedicated to this classic NYC station and it hosts a bunch of neat audio files (Real Audio sadly) including this ...
Jack Spector on the "Reunion of the Rock and Roll Radio Greats" held on New York City's WCBS-FM on June 10, 1989. Jack sounded terrific talking about those great days at WMCA with stories and memories. He also played his "Vic Venus Moonflight" record which was a hit for him in 1969! An actual "Jake" aircheck from 1968 is included and fellow Good Guy Dean Anthony drops in for a visit. Jack mentions as many names as he can over the air.... a trademark of the Good Guys! (courtesy Michael Ackerman) (26 mins.)
* Those Darn Accordians : The Official Website features audio sample including the MP3 of We're an Accordian Band.
San Francisco's accordion-fueled rock 'n' roll band pumps out quirky, catchy originals chronicling life in the weird lane. The six-piece group -- fronted by lead singer/squeezebox wizard Paul Rogers and bellows-pumping babes Carri Abrahms, Susie Davis and Suzanne Garramone -- promises to forever rearrange your understanding of the accordion. TDA's four extreme squeezeboxers mix solid keyboard chops with a groundbreaking use of guitar effects pedals and amps to produce a super-cool sound like nothing you've ever heard emanating from an accordion.