Friday, September 07, 2012

Rodney On The ROQ vol. 5


When I created and posted "Rodney on the ROQ Vol 4", a reader commented: "This is one of the greatest compilations ever created by man, woman, or beast." So there! I probably shouldn't try to top that, but a super awesome reader named L9 sent me the Ventures/GoGos collab song "Surfin' and Spyin", thereby making a follow-up necessary. So, once again, here's a sampling of (for the most part) rare, obscure punk, power-pop, synth, novelties, oldies, reggae, and experimental oddities that legendary freeform radio DJ Rodney Bingenheimer used to play in his 'late '70s/'80s heyday on KROQ Los Angeles. Lot's of non-lp 7" singles/EPs here.

Took quite a bit of doing trying to track down some of these tunes that I remembered fondly from my youth but had seemingly dropped off the face of the earth. (The Untouchables tune, in particular was a real bee-yatch to find.) But, no matter, here 'tis - Radio as it should be! 


Rodney On The ROQ vol. 5 (Zippyshare)

01 Longarm - Wall of Voodoo
02 Want You - The Bangles [They used to be good, really!]
03 Little G.T.O. - Rodney and the Brunettes [Rodney himself sings (sort of) this surf oldie]
04 Surfin' & Spyin' - The Ventures covering, and joined by, The Go-Gos
05 Shes Fallen in Love With a Monster Man - The Revillos
06 Beyond and Back (Live) - X [From "The Decline of Western Civilization" soundtrack, I believe]
07 Helium Bar - The Weirdos
08 Beer - Unit 3 And Venus [feat. 8 year old lead singer!]
09 Too Young To Date - D-Day [There was a lame censored version of this song, as well]
10 California Paradise - The Runaways [in a Runaways doc film from a few years ago, Kim Fowley revealed that Rodney would cruise the Starwood club where he dj-ed to recruit future members of The Runaways by approaching young girls and asking them if they played an instrument]
11 Kookie's Mad Pad - Edd ''Kookie'' Byrnes
12 Sit on my face Stevie Nix - The Rotters [Rodney said that he had to get special permission from station management to play this naughty tune]
13 Janitor - Suburban Lawns [Where in the world is Su Tissue?]
14 Shoulder Pads - The Fall [Rodney would play this song, then offer his assesment of '80s fashion by opining: "I like this song, but I don't like shoulder pads!"]
15 Vox Wah Wah ad - feat. The Electric Prunes
16 Blues' Theme - Davie Allan & the Arrows [theme to the classic '60s biker-sploitation flick "The Wild Angels"]
17 The General - The Untouchables
18 Punky Reggae Party  - Bob Marley & The Wailers [co-written by Lee "Scratch" Perry]
19 Anything, Anything (I'll Give You) - Dramarama
20 Disneyland - The Eyes [feat. future Go-Go Charlotte Caffey]
21 Springtime for Hitler - Mel Brooks [Rodney would say that every time he played this, some girl would call up to complain; he never stopped playing it, tho]
22 Pay To Cum - Bad Brains
23 I Hate The 90's - Rodney & The Tube Tops [another single featuring Rodney's vocal , er, "skills," this one featuring Thurston from Sonic Youth]
24 Porpoise Song (theme from "Head") - The Monkees [Rodney's traditional closing theme]



14 comments:

Vernon Howl said...

Thanks... really enjoyed the last one. Can't wait to give this a listen.

uglyradio said...

Thanks so much, Senor Fab!

apa essay format said...

Wow all the tracks are worth enjoying for me...for me the 12th one is the best...what a classic one indeed...

cati said...

Thanks... really enjoyed the last one. Can't wait to give this a listen.

Anonymous said...

any chance of a re-up of vol.4? thanks.

Mr Fab said...

Vol. 4 is still up.

Anonymous said...

Sadly the link to Vol 4 doesn't work - such an amazing comp. would love to hear it.

Mr Fab said...

Don't know what to tell you anon - I just dl-ed it and it worked fine for me. Anyone else having problems?

Anonymous said...

Vol5 works just fine but not Vol4 - not sure why. thanks for checking though!

Anonymous said...

this is gr888, such a tragedy that vol 4 is MIA

Mr Fab said...

Vol. 4 is back up w/a new link.

tony said...

Thanks for putting these together. The link for Vol. 5 seems to be dead....

cati izolasyon said...

Thanks... really enjoyed the last one. Can't wait to give this a listen.

tony said...

Thanks for the re-up. I'm skipping straight to the Rotters.