"TAINTED LOVE! GREAT, I LOVE SOFT CELL!" Nope, it was a cover, and here's the original, along with six other fabulous smash hit songs you didn't realise were cover versions! If you enjoyed the show please consider leaving us a review on iTunes, or share it to you social media buddies. Thank you!
We talk to YouTuber Stephanie Canada about some of the fascinating stories behind vintage sewing patterns and the people that collect them, and play some of her favourite music including Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee and Glenn Miller! www.backroomfinds.com
James Brown and Michael Jackson? Frank Sinatra and Bob Marley? The Bee Gees featuring Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre? Yep, mash-ups have it all. As always delivered with panache and style by our very own Retronaut D D Deluxe! Sponsored by Rosemary.nz Custom made bowling shirts
We play some great Elvis tunes and chat with UK journalist and author Zoey Goto who talks about her new book "Elvis Style" and explains why Elvis is one of the world's most iconic figures. Sponsored by www.Rosemary.nz custom-made retro bowling shirts.
We talk to Aussie Rockabilly legend Cherry Divine about the Australian Rockabilly scene, the prejudice that still exists against women in music, midwifery and surviving COVID-19. Plus all the usual mularkey including tracks from Johnny Cooper, The Lincolns and Rusty and the Dragstrip trio. Welcome to Series two thanks to our wonderful sponsor Rosemary.nz Custom-made retro bowling shirts.
Our Christmas Special featuring a yuletide selection of rarities to rock your happy holiday! Tunes from The Ronettes, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Dodie Stevens, Jimmy Charles and of course James Brown!
A fascinating interview with Legendary Punk Photographer, Author and Vocalist MORAT (live from Las Vegas). We talk about his novels, his art, his fetish photography and his relationship with Lemmy and Jaz Coleman, as well as playing a few of his favourite tunes.
We take a trip into the Psychedelic music revolution of the late 1960's and ask "What exactly IS Psychedelic Music?. Featuring Jimi Hendrix, The Amway Dukes, 13th Floor Elevators, Blue Cheer, Sir Lord Baltimore, The Substantial Evidence, Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Castaways.
Today's show features some rare live performances by Ol' Blue Eyes. We chat with our lunatic roving reporter Winki about V8 cars and luminous shoes and review "Teenagers from Outer Space (1959). What better way to spend 35 minutes!?
DOO-WOP! The history and the music, we cram in as many tunes as we can (including some rare ones!) in a show dedicated to the close-harmony-silly-lyrics phenomena of the 1950's and early 60s.
The classic icon of Americana - The American Diner. It's history, the Music and art it's inspired and why this symbol of working class America still lives on, in every city in the world!
We chat to Martin "The Robot Man" Horspool, about his amazing career as an artist making over 350 incredible Robots out of relics from 1950's and 60's household objects, and about his sell out show in Manhattan and his upcoming week long exhibition in Auckland starting Oct 14th. Plus music from Sid Vicious, The Velvelettes and Eddie Cochran!
We talk to Eclectic Ladyland's Natasha Francois about blogging from her her art deco cinema home, play music from The Retrobaits, Wanda Jackson, The Seeds, Frank Sinatra and the B52s as well as one of the best ever vintage trivia questions!
James Bond Trivia, Music and a fascinating interview with the Warren Ringham, musical director of the world's foremost James Bond Music Extravaganza "Q The Music"
Sit back and listen to some of the amazing GROUP SOUNDS bands of the late 1960's that changed the face of popular music in Japan and it's experimental sound still influences bands today. Marvel as we review "Invaders from Mars" (1953) and (hopefully) be at least vaguely entertained when we chat to our eccentric roving reporter in "Where's Winki?".
We talk in depth with Bettie Page biographer Tori Rodriguez and musician and Bettie's nephew Ron Brem. A fantastic interview with two fascinating people who reveal some amazing details about the life of this pinup legend.
Elvis Aaron Presley. His life and music. We chat with leading Elvis Tribute artist Che Orton about life as an Elvis, and the upcoming major competition at Elvis' home, Gracelands.
In part two of our feature on the history of "The Blues" we move into the fascinating post-war era with music and from BB King, Bo Diddley, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Willie Dixon, Walter Horton, The Yardbirds and a whole lot more.
We take a look at The Blues, it's roots and history, and the pioneers of the music that influenced popular music as we now know it. Music by Bessie smith, T-Bone Walker, Mamie Smith, Cleo Brown
Billie Holiday, Sonny Boy Williamson and more.