August 2016 archive

6’+ Episode 188 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “TIKI OASIS 2016 is over but we still are celebrating the huge event that saw a supernatural line-up of music, monsters and tiki culture! In this long-awaited (long delayed) episode, hear tracks from CREEPXOTICA, THE LAMPSHADES, THE MISSION CREEPS, THE PRIMITIVE FINKS and more. Monstermatt Patterson …

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Groovie Ghoulies-Born In The Basement Vinyl Reissue

Eccentric Pop Records has been doing some great work on their Groovie Ghoulies reissues. After putting out the collection of the Ghoulies first 3 7″s for the “Flying Saucer Rock N Roll” LP, repressing it, releasing Kepi Ghoulie and the Accelorators reworking of Fun in the Dark, releasing and then repressing the Kepi Goes Country …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Tres Gatos Suave

The Turbosonics Official Site Tres Gatos Suave, Self-release 2015 VFW Surf, Self-release 2008 When I last discussed the Turbosonics, I expressed hope the (then) upcoming release of Tres Gatos Suave (“Three Cool Cats” for those who you who didn’t take high school Spanish) would lead to more spooky stuff by the band. Did I get …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Maritime Mysteries

Kava Kon Official Site Maritime Mysteries, self-release 2016 It’s been a long time since we last heard from Kava Kon. Although the proposed EP Virgin Lava has yet to materialize, I can’t complain since we got a full album instead. That’s right, Maritime Mysteries is the band’s third album and the wait was completely worth …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Genki Genki Panic

Genki Genki Panic Official Site Ghoulie High Harmony, Canker Bay Records 2015 Spooky Fingers, Canker Bay Records 2016 The Japanese word “genki” is hard to translate thanks to its many potential English meanings. A quick online shows people romanizing it as “energy,” “happy,” “energetic,” “lively” and “enthusiastic.” It’s apparently also used in Japan as a …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Alika Lyman Group

Alika Lyman Group Official Site Leis of Jazz, Vol. 2, Dionysus Records 2014 For those not in the know, the original Leis of Jazz was released by the legendary exotica artist Arthur Lyman back in 1959. Leis of Jazz, Vol. 2 is the creation of his great nephew Alika. I can’t claim to have my …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: 6’+ Episode 187 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Clean the blood off your favorite Hawaiian shirt because it’s time for our yearly excursion into creepy and cool surf exotica music. With music from JASON LEE AND THE R.I.P TIDES, GENKI GENKI PANIC, CREEPXOTICA, THE TURBOSONICS and more! Monstermatt Patterson learns how to hula in …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Return

Dionysus Records recently gave me some great news about this year’s Tiki Oasis. Not only is the theme going to be “Party on Monster Island,” but there is going to be a TON of live performances from bands like Creepxotica, Jason Lee and the R.I.P.tides and Alika Lyman Group (among many others). Don’t worry if …

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