August 2013 archive

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: 6′+ Episode 73 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “If you needed a reason to get lei’d, here you go: Freaky Tiki Surf-Ari 2013! Our annual showcase of surf, tiki, exotica and more. The Drool Brothers! Kava Kon! Hans Karl! Space Party! And much more. Dr. Gangrene prescribes you a Movie of the Week and …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Les Baxter

Les Baxter Official Site Ritual of the Savage, Rev-Ola Records 2006 (Original release date: 1951) The Passions, Rev-Ola Records 2006 (Original release date: 1954) Ever since I first started the Freaky Tiki Surf-ari, I know that someday I simply had to cover the work of Les Baxter in some way. Considering how his album Ritual …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Coffin Daggers

The Coffin Daggers Official Site Monsters from the Id, Urko Records 2011 New York 1999. While Y2K was weighing heavily on many peoples’ minds, Viktor Venom (aka Victor Dominicis) was thinking about music. Having previously preformed as a part of Reagan Youth, Chaos UK and Nausea, Venom was no stranger to punk rock. However, he …

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6′+ Episode 72 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “It’s a Lovecraft themed episode, coinciding with his 123rd Birthday and the Necronomicon convention, taking place in Providence, Rhode Island this weekend. Music from The Quintessentials, The Fireballs, The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, Cancerslug and more. Monstermatt Patterson gives you the Insmouth Look with another …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Hans Karl

Hans Karl Official Site Shagxotica!, Hans Karl Music 2002 The works of Josh “Shag!” Agle have an undeniable place in the world of Tiki culture (and vice versa). But for some reason, that only seems to apply to the art of Tiki and not the music. While it is true that Shag has designed covers …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Volcano Kings

Volcano Kings Official Myspace Music For An Exotic Monster Beach Party in Outer Space: Volume 1 , The Pawtucket League of Gentlemen 2012 The Rhode Island-based Volcano Kings have one of most intriguing musical styles I’ve ever encountered. Although plenty of the bands I’ve reviewed here cite surf, spy and film western music as influences, …

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6′+ Episode 71 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Vincent Price. Do I have to say more? How about music by Mad Tea Party, The Coffin Nails, Mad Sin and The Barbarellatones? What about All This and Gore? Home Haunting: Jersey Devil Style? Or perhaps the Monstermatt Minute? Have I said too much? Maybe I’ll …

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6′+ Episode 70 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Get polydactyl in this cat themed episode of 6′+, featuring music from The Creeping Ivies, The Bloodtypes, Shark Bait, The New Jacobin Club, and a whole lot more. The fire department is busy getting Monstermatt Patterson down from a tree in time for a Monstermatt Minute, …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Crafts and Cocktails

Back in 2011, the Curiosity Group’s monthly papercraft calendar for May was a Tiki idol. If you can’t find it, you can always try politely emailing them to see if they’ll send it to you. Maui Tiki Tours has a great tutorial on how to build your own Tiki Halloween costume. Tiki idols always look …

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6′+ Episode 69 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “From around the world to around your ears, 6′+ returns with our annual International showcase. After a week off, we’re back with music from Ghoulshow, El Ray, Shonen Knife, Sr. Bikini and more. We stop by the Duty Free store to pick up Monstermatt Patterson and …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Return

It’s August and you know what that means: The Freaky Tiki Surf-ari is back! I may have a lot going on in my personal life, but that won’t stop me from giving you my annual series of exotica and surf reviews (complete with a tie-in episode of the podcast). So until we get things started …

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