Friday, November 05, 2010

THE LAVENDER JUNGLE

It's been far too long since I've posted any '50-'60s surf/garage/tiki trash 'round these parts, so dig this thirty-three -count 'em- THRTY-THREE track comp of sleazy-listening gems. You've got Latin spitfire La Lupe utterly demolishing "Fever," a theremin-driven rocker called "Shock Treatment," that ultimate bachelor's anthem "The Devil's Pad," and "The Devil's Blues," in which we learn that "Satan's not square." And lots of songs with "voodoo," "bongo," and/or "rock" in the title. Makes me glad to be alive.

I actually own a couple of these records, such as the afore-mentioned "Fever" and Ralph Marterie's pseudo-Arabic "Shish Kabob," but for the most part these are mighty rare, otherwise un-comped (so far as I know) oddities by no-one you've heard of.

The Lavender Jungle

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey, where's the beefcake photos? (nyuck nyuck!)

...Mr Fab said...

Yes, this cd did come with a fanciful story about how these songs were originally released by a West Hollywood gay guy's label and beefy dude pics were included. But I don't want to attract THAT kind of web traffic - we're a wholesome family operation here, aren't we?

Dan said...

Man, such a great compilation. Still quite a few tracks on it that I'm after, too!

...Mr Fab said...

Ah yes, Danny, your esteemed Office Naps blog was where I first encountered "The Devil's Pad." Was quit obsessed with that sleazy swinger...

Adam Infanticide said...

wonderful stuff. thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi....great post....however, is anyone having trouble getting to this link...it takes forever then explorer gives up....I can download any other post on this site...help!...thanks

Mr Fab said...

Hmmm...I clicked on "Click Here To Start Downloading" and it started downloading. Maybe try something besides Explorer, like Firefox or sumthin?

Dirk Bill said...

No more link. And this is right in my wheelhouse.

Dirk Bill said...

Phil C. and Mr. Fab, you are the plastic slipcovers over the known universe. Thanks for this!