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John Clarke: The Fred Dagg All-Purpose DVD and Music CD (Screenline)

John Clarke: The Fred Dagg All-Purpose DVD and Music CD (Screenline)

The genius of John Clarke in channeling rural culture and dry observations through his character Fred Dagg hasn't diminished in the two decades-plus since Dagg made his first appearance.In part that is because there was a droll social and political observation woven into Dagg's view of the world. Dagg was a character with limitations of course...

Giacomo Bondi: A Lounged Homage to the Beatles (Leader)

Giacomo Bondi: A Lounged Homage to the Beatles (Leader)

As someone who has albums of dogs barking out a Hard Days Night and Looney Tunes characters singing Beatles' songs -- as well as a tribute to the Rutles (the Beatles parody band) -- it was inevitable I would pick up this "lounge" version of Beatles songs in Buenos Aires. Giacomo Bondi and the Apple Pies who present this are from...

THE FLAMING LIPS' WAYNE COYNE INTERVIEWED (2004): In search of the miraculous

THE FLAMING LIPS' WAYNE COYNE INTERVIEWED (2004): In search of the miraculous

Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips is in his kitchen in Oklahoma City saying he likes that rock'n'roll is a broad church. It allows alternative music to co-exist with MTV and pop radio. "I don't want the world to be just made up of music like the Flaming Lips, White Stripes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I like that rock'n'roll is an uncontrollable...

Bugotak: Kon Togethy (2006)

Bugotak: Kon Togethy (2006)

We could fill the bottomless black hole that is From the Vaults with just oddball versions of Beatles songs. (So far we have been restrained, just Laibach, cartoon character Elmer Fudd and the Beatles Barkers *). But this track is irresistible. Bugotak is a Russian group which plays Siberian instruments, guitars, Chinese flutes and...

THE BEATLES' YELLOW SUBMARINE RECONSIDERED (2012): Fantasia for the pot generation

THE BEATLES' YELLOW SUBMARINE RECONSIDERED (2012): Fantasia for the pot generation

Movie producer Al Brodax said it began with a 3am phone call from John Lennon: Wouldn't it be great if Ringo was followed down the street by a yellow submarine?" That -- allegedly/mythically -- was the start and (aside from them knocking off a few songs for the soundtrack and a short appearance before the credits) the end of the...

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