Thursday, 2 June 2016

Pin Up Pretties - Betty Boo

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

The Music - Whipping Boy do 'Twinkle' Live on Irish TV

she's the air I breathe, not too pure for me ...

The wonderful Whipping Boy here perform a dleightful acoustic version of  'Twinkle' for Irish TV.

A post-modern murder ballad of sorts layered over the most delicious of melodies, this demented song of doomed love and dark death opens with the mighty couplet "waiting to be bled, turning tricks just like your mother" and just doensn't let up thereafter!

She's the only one for me, now and always ... indeed!

This piece appearred on RTE's 'No Disco' show back in 1997.

The performance is introduced by the late Uaneen Fitzsimons.

'Twinkle' was the opening track to the band's sublime Heartworm LP - a lost classic if ever there was one.

Cult Cuties - Smokin'

Fiona Lewis and the twins shot by Eva Sereny for the October 1972 edition of The Sunday Times Magazine.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Gravure Dolls - Pretty In Pink

The Video - Teddybears & Iggy Pop's “Punkrocker”

I'm bored with looking good ...

The Igster takes an intense and odd trek through nighttime Gotham here.

And he really can't bear it!

It's the excellent video for the major upgrade of a great track by idiosyncratic Swedish innovators Teddybears, which appeared on their fine 2007 LP "Soft Machine".

The original version of “Punkrocker” was released in 2000 on the band's Rock 'n' Roll Highschool LP.

The Still - Through The Looking Glass

EB dresses down in Julia Leigh's "Sleeping Beauty" (2011)

Art of the Cover - Roy Etzel's "20 Super Hits" (1976)

The Art - Thar She Blows

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Art of the Poster - Kanzou Matsuura's "A Fist Full of Fuku" (2008)

 A skirt-wearing street-fighter finds herself in the odd position of defending a south of the border noodle joint from Servicio Occupodo, his toothless henchman Pinchi Hoto and their goon squad of Japanese-Mexican wrestlers in "A Fist Full of Fuku"!  

Cult Cuties - Wynne's World

The Art - A mattress balances on a bottle of wine

The Music - The Mighty Diamonds' "Danger In Your Eyes"

or maybe you're just lonely ...

A mighty moment from The Mighty Diamonds - a neglected nugget from the mighty Trojan Records catalogue.

Yap, it's the supendous version of "Danger In Your Eyes", released by the boys back in 1978 via Gussie Roots Sounds.

The song was written by two Jamaican music greats - Tyrone Evans along with the more widely known John Holt.
Production here was helmed by the legendary Gussie Clarke.

Dig that fucking horn!

Art of the Cover - Hugo Winterhalter And His Orchestra "The Eyes Of Love" (1957)

The Shot - Street Walker


Be Your Mirror - Boudoir Blues

Moments In Time - Bob, Elvis & Andy: The Factory, NYC (1966)

tx johnthebaptist

Art of Gravure - The Inconstant Gardener

Friday, 20 May 2016

Art of the Cover - Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's "A Man Alive" (2016)

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – A Man Alive (2016) [MP3]

The fine fourth studio LP from Thao and pals drops March 2016  on the Ribbon Music label.


1. Astonished Man 3:29
2. Slash/Burn 3:11
3. The Evening 3:24
4. Departure 3:26
5. Nobody Dies 3:48
6. Guts 4:05
7. Fool Forever 3:08
8. Millionaire 3:05
9. Meticulous Bird 3:22
10. Give Me Peace 2:59
11. Hand to God 3:52
12. Endless Love 3:47

Cult Cuties - The Black Eyed Doll

Cult Cuties - Mylène Class