Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Lux and Ivy's Favorites Volume 9 (remaster)


Here is the remaster of Lux and Ivy's Favorites Volume 9. Only two more to go until the volume 18! Not a lot to report with this volume. I cleaned up the sound and added the killer cover image that I’ve wanted to use for a long time. The original image is from the amazing record called PSYCHEDELIC DANCE PARTY by the Vampires Sound Incorporation.  Around the time this volume came out The Cramps were using Sex And Mystic Of M.Sade as their intro music for their live performances, which you can hear on the first track.  The original song is pretty long, so this is an edit of the music they used as their intro. The song is from the film Tender Flesh aka Boccato Di Cardinale directed by Jess Franco. Speaking of Franco, I figured at the time, this would be a good volume to include the song The Lions and the Cucumber from one of Lux and Ivy’s Favorite films; Vampyros Lesbos.  Since then, Lions and the Cucumber has become really well known because of its inclusion in Tarantino’s film, JACKIE BROWN.  Prior to that it was mostly known by Franco fans and fans of vampiric psychedelic soundtracks.

I’m forgetting the person that helped me find a nice high quality scan of the original cover. Please remind me who you are! So I can thank you properly!

Adam Fitch did the layout and was able to find the font as well to really round out this volume! Thanks Adam!

Lux and Ivy's Favorites Volume 9 (remaster)

Monday, May 29, 2023

Kogar's Jungle Juice Episode #26 Mad Mike Special Part 2!


Now on Mixcloud for anytime listenin'!!!

Kogar’s Jungle Juice #26 Part TWO of my Mad Mike Metrovich tribute! Two MORE hours of amazing Mad Mike Music and airchecks from the moldie oldie VAULTS! This episode features MORE wacked out instrumentals, rockers, rockabilly, 60’s fuzz and (my favorite) whacked out toons of the knuckledragger variety! Along the way, you’ll hear something that not many people have heard, an acetate from an aircheck featuring a never before released track by Sonny and Premiers! Yow! We’ll also hear a bit about Hanky Panky, The Sonics and how Mad Mike was bigger than the Beatles in Pittsburgh!

Mad Mike Tribute Part 2!

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Kogar's Jungle Juice #25 Mad Mike Special Part ONE!


Kogar’s Jungle Juice Episode #25, Part One of my tribute to Mad Mike Metrovich, iconic DJ and record collector fiend from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Find out why we call him the “Father of Us All!” His influence on our “scene” cannot be measured! The amount of crazy amazing records that he dug up throughout his amazing life is mind blowing.

Fan of the song Goo Goo Muck? Love those insane Instrumentals and haunting vocal groups? How about those crazy songs with one word blurted out here and there? Drinkin songs? Jump Blues with double entendres? These were all Mike’s stock in trade! He drove the kids and adults insane for records.

While the rest of the US was knee deep in the British Invasion, Mike was pumping out crazy records that most people were trying to forget about! So grab my hairy hand and follow me into the crazy world of Mad Mike Metro and his progressive sounds.

Show one features songs with the Jungle Beat, Vocal Groups, Insane Dance Work Outs, and Drinkin’ Songs! Along the way we’ll hear from the man himself, culled from various air checks from my archive….

“Stay Mad and You’ll Always Be Glad….”
--Mad Mike

Mad Mike Special Part One

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Kogar's Jungle Juice Show #24


Here is Kogar's Jungle Juice Episode #24!

An extra action packed show featuring a chunk of the new release on Idle Cherub Records called THEY CALL US HOLY ROLLERS: SERPENT HANDLING SOUTHERN GOSPEL. It's exactly what you think it is! Crazy rockabilly/rock and roll played by snake handling madmen/women from Jolo West Virginia! Scream with fright! Dance with delight as the fervor grabs you! Gospel in the JUGULAR VEIN! You just might "dance your shoe-heel off!" Also featuring sound bits from various snake handling documentaries from the past!

Added bonus attraction; a heaping set of songs with the Bo Diddley Beat! All served up with the usual Jungle Juice Nonsense!

Club your mate, make a drink in a fancy glass and get BIT by the sound of it all!

Show #24!

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Lux and Ivy's Favorites Volume 8 (remaster)


Here is Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume 8 (remaster). The 3rd of the recently restarted remaster process for this series. Only Volumes 9, 10, and 11 are left before volume 18 will appear! Starting with Volume 12, the volumes had covers from that point forward, so I don’t think I will go back over those and just let them stand as is.

Originally, this volume had songs that were not titled as they were taken from the full version of Forbidden City Dog Food, which had yet to be bootlegged at this point.  At some point I identified the songs, and titled them, but didn’t find higher quality versions of the songs.

Not much else to say about this volume, the cover was taken from the LP by The Tides since their Midnight Limbo appears on this volume. Cover Idea by myself, layout by the great and amazing Adam Fitch.

Lux and Ivy's Favorites Volume 8 (remaster)

Monday, March 20, 2023

Kogar's Jungle Juice Show #23


Hey Kids! What time is it?! It's time for a new episode of Kogar's Jungle Juice! Includes expanded Knuckledragger, Rockabilly and special Huey Piano Smith sets!

SHOW #23

Monday, March 13, 2023

Lux and Ivy's Favorites Volume 7 (remaster)


As I build up to LAIF 18, here is the remaster/upgrade of Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume 7.  Nothing major,  just cleaned up the overall sound and got some better files. The “big” change was fixing the Stan Freberg track, John and Marsha. When I originally put this volume together, I ended up using the WRONG track! I used one of Freberg’s sequels to the original song. I know this will make one person happy anyway, unless he’s forgotten making a stink about it all those years ago! Now you can be annoyed by a completely different annoying track than the one that was on the original LAIF #7!

This cover was put together by Adam Fitch from my idea, and is taken from the Kay Martin and Her Bodyguards LP. I figured since one of her tracks is on the compilation, what better image to use?

Lux and Ivy's Favorites Volume 7 (remaster)