Saturday, June 29, 2013

Classic Obscuro podcasts, cont'd

Was bored at work, so here's 3 more from the Obscuro! podcast archives...

Episode 68 - 5-21-10 RANDY HOLDEN - 'POPULATION II'


V-3 - My Neighborhood
The Frogs - Get Yourself a Man (If You're a Man)
Fred Frith - Come Across
Sensational - Tearin' it Up
Wild Man Fischer - The Rocket Rock
Hampton Grease Band - Evans
Gleneil - Cheepy Chappy and Ito
Beautiful Losers - Nobody Knows the Heaven
Doronco Gumo - Umi
Bitter Blood Street Theater - Snake and Cave
Robert Alberg - San Storms
Jandek - Crazy
Randy Holden - Guitar Song
Randy Holden - Fruit and Iceburgs
Randy Holden - Between Time
Randy Holden - Fruit and Iceburgs (Conclusion)
Randy Holden - Blue My Mind
Randy Holden - Keeper of My Flame
Axis of Awesome - Four Chords
Anal Magic and the Reverend Dwight Frizzell - Family, Birth of Helio and Selene
Rangda - Bull Lord
Bob Bell - Necropolis, Part 3
Doris Norton - A.D.A. Converter



Pekka Airaksinen - Ratnasikhin
Cold Sun - South Texas
Brian Wilson - Too Much Sugar
Carles Santos - Conversa
Soggy - I Feel on Top of the World
The Protomen - Unrest in the House of Light
Hasil Adkins - She Said
Kit Ream - Memories
Jem Targal - Bumble Bee Drive
Arcesia - Mechanical Doll
Buddy Max - The Birthmark Story
Caninus - Fear of Dog (Religious Myths)
Harry Perry - Heads of Skin
Harry Perry - Invaders
Harry Perry - Nam Myoho Revenger KYO
Harry Perry - World of Freaks
Harry Perry - Out of Control
Harry Perry - Message
Harry Perry - Man on Mars
Harry Perry - Zoo Man
Harry Perry - How Soon is Now
Harry Perry - Zoo Man (Reprise)
Y. Bhekhirst - Rain in Summer
Rick Mason and Rare Feelings - I Dream of Love
(Unknown Artist) - To Kill a Mockingbird Extra Credit Song

Episode 70 - 6-4-10 BACK TO REGULAR FORMAT


MC Trachiotomy - Angel Dust
Paul Super Apple - The Chance
Nova Billy - Portrait
Sun City Girls - Esta Susan en Casa?
Sun City Girls - Dead Chick in the River
Kaplan Brothers - Eleanor Rigby
Mystic Minds - It's Real
Sunburned Hand of the Man - No Magic Man
Stradivarius - Walking in the Bach's World
Run DMT - Money
Chrome - My Time to Live
Congresswoman Malinda Jackson Parker - Cousin Mosquito #1
Cromagnon - First World of Bronze
Zero-D - Klingon Rock
Howard Finster - Boil Dem Cabbage Down
Jandek - European Jewel II
Crispin Hellion Glover - These Boots are Made for Walking
Art Bears - The Slave
Carnivorous Birds - Acid Squirtgun
Residents - N-er-gee (Crisis Blues)
Mu - Blue Form
Rockin' Rollin' Blues Band - (Untitled Track 10)

Bizarro Jerry's Trash Radio, Vol. 17

Alriiiiigggght, another week without Jake means another episode of the beloved Trash Radio. Brought my vocal effects again, with some interesting results. The mix is more schizophrenic...less heavy on hip hop and funk and more of the general weirdness y'all folks seem to like.

ENJOY, as the next podcast is back to the same ol' same ol'.

Monday, June 24, 2013


Okay, so I don't have much direction for this blog. I just kinda post what I'm into. That being said, I've got A LOT of music, and a lot of it is from years ago and might not be as readily available as it was back then.

So, if ya got something weird (keeping in mind the sort of thing I usually post) feel free to comment here, or e-mail me at and let me know. Odds are I either have it, or can easily dig it up for ya.

Guice - 'Ashes Off My Blunt'

Here's another one that's pretty scarce around the internet. Also, one of my favorite things to come out of the demented Memphis rap scene. The beats on this are sooooo lo-fi and toy-sounding, it's great. 'Fire it Up' is a definite classic, but everything on here is just as good. Apparently this is produced by Blackout, who did some of the straight-up creepiest beats ever put on cassette. This is a totally different production style than his normal fare, but I like it. Enjoy.

Guice - 'Ashes Off My Blunt' (1995)

1. Intro
2. Murder On They Minds
3. Raised in the Hood
4. Fire it Up
5. Find Myself
6. 9mm
7. Wet Dream


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Films 11 - more weirdness for summer

Been diggin' in the archives again for some odd flicks....found plenty of 'em. If you need some drunk flixxx for summertime, look no further. I'm puttin' up links again, so you don't have to even hunt 'em out.

'Samurai Cop' - 1989
This is it. This is the ULTIMATE bad movie. Forget your 'Room' or your 'Plan 9' or even your 'Troll 2.' This takes the cake. What's more, it's kind of like a weird amalgam of all those films. The acting is awful, the dialog is terrible to the point of being bizarre, the storyline is more convoluted than a head shop employee's urine, and it's pure fucking 80's. Basically, you've got a cop who's been brought in to fight some gangsters. He's the best of the best, and he's also a Samurai warrior who 'speaks fluent Japanese.' However, he doesn't really do any police work and spends most of his time getting laid while his 'friends' get shot, stabbed, and burned. He's STILL supposed to be the hero despite this, and despite his awful dialog which makes him sound like a total asshole. Throw in a complete lack of understanding of Japanese culture, and a writer/director who probably doesn't speak English too well, and you've got a classic film. I also read somewhere that Iranian filmmaker Amir Shervan would often neglect to get permits, and one time was arrested for going 100 in a residential area with a rented stunt cop car. Upon being arrested, he threatened to  burn the police officers' houses down and kill their families. Yeah. See this at ONCE. Dude's got two other English flicks, and they both sound promising.

'For Y'ur Height Only' - 1981
I posted this a week or so ago, but for the record, it's a Filipino parody of the James Bond flicks starring a midget named Weng Weng as 'Agent 00.' The only thing is, it's not all that funny....sure, it's got some jokes, but no more than a regular Bond film. It's more like a straight tribute to Bond with a midget instead. Okay....That being said, I liked it a lot more than most 80's Bond flicks I've seen, and it was totally entertaining. Not badly made, either, just unusual. The Filipino people apparently aren't too proud of this film, as it was the ONLY thing that drew any attention from a Filipino film festival organized by the First Lady.

'Scalps' - 1983
I can't do much better than this review from RateYourMusic user Cinematery:

"This is one of those movies that is so bad that it transcends all preconceived notions of what good and bad is to deliver a truly surreal experience. And it's been a favorite of mine for a long time. To put it frankly, "Scalps" is amazing. An ancient demon runs around in blue jeans and tennis shoes (before anyone is possessed). Superimposed monster masks appear out of thin air and spout mumbo jumbo. A mysterious cat/man creature appears at random times and is never explained. It's pitch black night and broad daylight in the same scenes. The music is often eerie and oddly hypnotic, but very strange in some ways I can't quite put my finger on. Most of the kills are shown immediately at the beginning for no reason at all. There are long stretches where nothing happens, yet they somehow feel like those dreams you have that are nightmares in tone, despite nothing too nightmarish really happening. Of course, there are other scenes where plenty happens: rape, splattery deaths, and whatnot. This movie has one of the most hysterical (yet realistic-looking) decapitations I've ever seen. In summation, unless you're put to sleep by it and hate bad movies on principle, "Scalps" has quite a bit to offer for the trash connosseiur or even the good-humored surrealist."

'Miami Connection' - 1986
Another film that, while not quite as entertaining as 'Samurai Cop,' is pure undiluted 80's entertainment. This is like 'Karate Kid,' 'Miami Vice,' and some shitty afterschool special all rolled into one. According to my friend, it was also the basis for a pretty good video game. So,'ve got your good and evil gangs. The good gang is pretty puke...they're an awful synth-rock band who does Tae-Kwon-Do and is more fucking ethnically diverse than the Magic School Bus. The bad gang is pretty lame too, but you still don't mind seeing them kick the synth kids' asses. Also, there's a third gang, kind of...ANOTHER synth rock group who writes shitty 'bad guy' songs about cocaine, and get their gig at a bar stolen by the good guys. They're pretty much pissed at everybody. Apparently, the director/actor (you KNOW it's gonna be fucked when you see that...) did this film, and nothing else ever. Good deal. It's also currently on Netflix, if you swing that way.

...more to come...

Society's Fault 6-14-13 'America Sucks Edition'

Like the title American music this time around. We tried to stay away from too much English-speaking stuff in general, actually. I think there's like 2 British songs because Jake is fairly uncultured. Oh well. Anyhow, you'll hear some crazy shit from Thailand to Brazil to Iceland. Enjoy.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Society's Fault 6-7-13 'National Ska Day, Vol. 2'

An all-ska edition of our radio program....old Jamaican shit, 2-tone and 3rd wave all mixed together. If ya hate ska, stay away from this one.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

...had to post this...

So, this is a real thing:

...and it's on Youtube in 6 parts, so you should probably watch it. I wouldn't really call it a 'parody' even though everyone seems to describe it as's actually better and more action-packed than most of the older James Bond films I've the dude slides everywhere. You'll know what I mean if you watch it. Do it. NOW.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Obscuro! Mixtape #19 - 'Nightsounds, vol. 3 - instrumentals'

More Nightsounds for ya. Not COMPLETELY instrumental, but the words on this one are few and far between. There's kind of a surf theme throughout, but the tracks come from all over the globe...Pakistan, Thailand, Jamaica, what have ya. There's also quite a bit of instrumental funk thrown in with the surf. Trust me, they go well together. Anyhow...enjoy.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Films 10 - mindfuck flicks for summer...


I sifted through some more garbage to find y'all the coolest underground low-budget shit I can muster.

...with LINKS this time:

'Tuesday Never Comes' - 1993
Surrealist 'Scarface'-esque drug kingpin story from writer/director/actor Jason Holt who made this ridiculous film I've yet to see. Troma re-released this flick, so that should let ya know it's quality. In fact, the sleazy vibe this dude conjures up is much more natural than most of Troma's sleaze. I dunno, I always felt like 'Scarface' was way too big-budget to be as seedy as it was trying to be, so this is like a much more accurate version of 'coked-out nightmare.' Holt himself plays an Irish former priest who's looking to get revenge on the mob for not paying him. The mob is mostly Erik Estrada who smokes crack and makes crazy faces throughout. By the time Holt's character is smoking crack in the sewer and chilling with rats, you know this thing's gone off the deep end. Weird stuff. Like Holt says, be careful if yer gonna watch it alone, because it IS a head trip. Holt also apparently had a musical alter-ego in the 70's called 'Daniel,' whose lone album is pretty high-up on collector's lists. You can hear some of the tracks here, which features Holt singing and playing an amplified cello(!) Oh yeah, if you have a link for 'Desperation Rising,' PLEASE share it with me, I'd love to see this thing...

'Death Warmed Up (aka Death Warmed Over)' - 1984
Supposedly the first horror flick out of New Zealand which, if you're familiar with the work of Peter Jackson,  should indicate that this is nutzoid. In fact, I don't think I've seen a more dreamlike film. Right from the first scene of the main character running feverishly through a hospital (never explained) this shit just drops you in its own world and doesn't let up. Basically, you've got a punkish guy who gets experimented on by an evil doctor...he then (under the doctor's mind control) kills his parents and goes to the psych ward. When he gets out, obviously the first thing he wants to do is fuck the doctor's shit up, so he brings some friends (who don't know the story) on a 'weekend getaway' to the doctor's private island dealie. However, the doctor's evil biker zombies (you read that right) are messing things up and the revenge plot gets left behind until the VERY end and it's mostly just people trying to survive the biker maniacs. None of this is explicitly laid out, though. It's all gathered through weird, surreal sequences that left me more confused than scared. It's kind of like someone SERIOUSLY mentally disturbed tried to make a 'regular' horror flick, and this is what came out. Oh yeah, it's deadly serious too, despite the plot. A unique film experience.

'The Abomination' - 1986
Rural Texas trash made all the creepier by the backwoods vibe of the filmmakers. Upon describing this film to a friend, he said it sounded like 'redneck Cronenberg' and this is pretty accurate. For the probably 7 dollar budget, the effects in this film are pretty outstanding. A guy who lives with his mom gets taken over by an evil tumor she coughs up, but he doesn't think much of it and starts hiding his own coughed-up tumors around the house. The tumors take over and turn into monsters with giant teeth, then he kills his friends to feed the monster because that's apparently what he's supposed to do. Oh yeah, and the first 10 minutes of this film are more like a trailer than anything, giving away ALL the gore...I guess it's supposed to be like the guy is telling a psychiatrist about the whole thing, and it may or may not have really happened...he might just be a murderer with no good reason. Whatever the case, if ya liked 'Videodrome' but wish it made even LESS sense and was created by some farmer instead, you'll love this shit.

'Arise! The SubGenius Video' - 1992
I didn't know much about the Church of the SubGenius before seeing this, but it didn't really matter. What you get is a proto-Tim and Eric video collage made by some pranksters who started a fake religion. Members include Mark Mothersbaugh (who does much of the soundtrack), Robert Anton Wilson and Paul Reubens. This is supposed to be a 'recruitment' tape for potential converts, but it plays more like a Mr. Show sketch. If you have a fairly dark sense of humor, you'll get a kick out of this weird thing. I won't give much else away, but the SubGenius Rap is pretty amazing.

'Toxic Crusaders: The Movie' - 1997
Basically the entire 'Toxic Crusaders' TV series cut down to movie length. If you've seen the show, you don't really need to see this, but if you haven't, watch this's much more bearable. If you're completely unfamiliar with this, it's the kid's cartoon based on Troma's Toxic Avenger series. Let that sink in for a's a KID'S version of a film that features a headcrushing radioactive monster, created by a studio known for making the sleaziest trash around. Fuck, I even had action figures of this thing when I was a kid...I had no idea. More or less, it's 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' only dumber and with more environmental messages. If you're a fan of Kaufman and Troma, you NEED to see this. It's great.

'Drunken Wu Tang' - 1984
Absurd Kung Fu film that plays like it should be a cartoon. A ridiculous, drunken master has to fight some evil guys and make it through all these traps they set up, including the 'Watermelon Monster,' an annoying-voiced puppet. He also drives around in a tiny car that looks like a rat or something. The whole thing is pretty great. If you like the surreal nature of low-budget Kung Fu flicks, this one will be yer new favorite thing.

...alright, that's it for now.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Society's Fault 5-31-13

Last week's edition of the proto punk, punk and post-punk radio show we do. Lots of classic tunes this time around...mostly because we were out of ideas. Oh well, it's all good stuff. Take a listen below.

Thursday, June 6, 2013


More new stuff from the Depressive Tongue Posse...this is two 22-minute tracks culled from instrumentals produced by group members Hate Noize, Golden Joe and Skooop. Lots of weird movie samples and creep shit. Late night creep vibes abound.

Part I:

Part II:

Or get the whole thang on their bandcamp:

Obscuro! Mixtape #18...'skaddities'

More summer vibes for yall. I apologize for the lack of posts recently...been doing music stuff 'r something. Anyhow. A lot of people probably won't like this one because it's all ska. And not the 'cool' old kind of's ALL 3rd wave. Whatever. I grew up in the mid-90's when this shit was off the hook. And, like always, there are some hidden gems. You'll hear everything from Mr. Bungle's high school demos to satanic weirdness to turntable stylee. Most of this is just my favorite ska songs...enjoy, if you dare!