Saturday, November 29, 2008

Time Travelling Punk

I only knew Tenpole Tudor from the Great Rock & Roll Swindle but the other day i uncovered these total gems. What's the deal with Rockabilly & History Punk? These guys are all associated with Malcolm McLaren, so that's the connection, Bow Wow Wow & Culture Club as well. Time Travelling Punk. Unfortunately, i couldn't find a clip of the great scene from the Great Rock & Roll Swindle with Tudor doing "Who Killed Bambi?".

Tenpole Tudor - Wunderbar

I'm having a bit of a chicken & egg moment with Tenpole Tudor & the Adicts. Wunderbar & Viva La Revolution came out in the same year (1981) & corr blimey govner, but isn't there a striking similarity!? Both bands started around the same time as well.

The Adicts - Viva La Revolution

Tenpole Tudor - Swords of a Thousand Men

Speaking of Malcolm McLaren & the construction of bands & culture as packaged items, i'd argue that Punk was initially intended to be the next stage of Bubblegum Music as the Ramones might as well have been a constructed band, although they are cooler because they are were their own "masterminds", but they thought they were doing bubblegum & were influenced by the Bay City Rollers & the Sex Pistols were a concept band with a svengali & all that. Bubblegum from the dregs with swastikas & speed, but bubblegum just the same.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Rock & Roll Highschool

Why i am the best teacher in the known world, & why most parents will never really trust me. This is still how i see school & most authority figures, even if i am both. Speaking of which, these videos all really speak to the true rebellious & cartoony brains of rock & rollers & this kind of thing is never seen in videos today. The songs & videos are all obviously aimed at kids & god bless 'em for that. Jimmy Page said something like, "What i liked about the guitar is that it wasn't taught in school."

Mötley Crüe - Smokin' In the Boys Room

Van Halen - Hot For Teacher

Ramones - Rock & Roll Highschool

Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock

Friday, November 21, 2008

Nothing But A Pencil Neck Geek

THIS is what TV is ABOUT. Fred Blassie & Andy Kaufman on the David Letterman Show.

Fred Blassie with Pencil Neck Geek. Fred Blassie is a cultural hero & this song sums up the situation of the modern American Male.

If you haven't seen Breakfast With Blassie yet, YOU NEED TO.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Puzzle Panic

Monsters, Weirdos & Creeps Puzzle Back

This is the puzzle that you can assemble from the correct 9 Monsters, Weirdos & Creeps cards. I think i've drawn about 10 different pictures where things take the form of a nuclear mushroom cloud.

If YOU'D like some packs of these for yourself, they are 1.50 ppd for a waxpack of 7. You can paypal gogoblinko at gmail dot com. 27 cards total. Monsters, Weirdos & Creeps on one side, comics, heroic profiles, cultural signifiers, this grotesque puzzle image & more on the other side.