“Would You Change Sex To Save the Universe?”
There is a disturbance on the women-only planet of Clitoris’ capitol city, Vegas in Space. Three soldiers are sent on a secret mission and have to change their sex by taking a pill to disguise themselves as showgirls while in Vegas in Space to uncover the plot to save the universe’s only pleasure planet.
Vegas in Space stars famous drag queens Tippi, Miss X and Doris Fish a.k.a Philip Mills who also co wrote the film. In fact all the women, with the exception of the two soldiers who become women, are played by drag queens.
Philip Mills a.k.a Doris Fish moved from Sydney to San Francisco in 1976. He was at a band audition for The Tubes when he met Tippi and they became roommates in San Francisco. In 1979 Doris Fish and Tippi met Miss X at a come-as-your-favorite-Fellini-character party and the three were soon performing as Sluts A-Go-Go. They continued performing around San Francisco for the next ten years.
Vegas in Space took 18 months to film but it took eight years to raise the money to complete the film. It was finally released in 1991 with the help of Troma Films. Unfortunately, by the time of the film’s completion most of the films cast members had passed on, including the writer Philip Mills a.k.a Doris Fish.
The make-up and clothes in this movie are amazing. Vegas in Space is over the top and entertaining and it’s filmed in GLAMOURAMA. This movie certainly needs to be seen by anyone who loves B movies or anything cult. So come on down and check out our LGBT section conveniently located near our musical and classic DVD section.
Light In The Attic why are you so good to us!!!! In addition to the slew of Hazlewood releases and the Honey Ltd LP and CD comes the Lee Hazlewood box set. With the in-depth research and all the bells and whistles we’ve come to expect from our friends at Light In The Attic comes There’s A Dream I’ve Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 66-71 available in two versions.
Version one contains a 172 page hardback book with pictures of Hazlewood and other Lee Hazlewood Industries (LHI) artists. This beautiful book also contains the complete story of the LHI label, as well as interviews with label head Lee Hazlewood and a complete label roster. As if the book wasn’t enough there is a DVD of Cowboy In Sweden never before available and fully remastered.
Still not excited? How about 107 tracks on four CDs of remastered analog transfers.
Discs one and two contain everything Hazlewood recorded on LHI as well as some unreleased tracks. Discs three and four are loaded with all LHI artist and a handful of tracks never released until now. Also included is a flexidisc with studio chatter and an exact replica of Lee’s lavish business card. The deluxe version includes all the before mentioned treats and more:
Three DVDs with complete with WAV/MP3 files with full artwork; disc one has the LHI catalogue in MP3 files; disc two contains all LHI LPs in WAV files; and disc three has every LHI 45 in WAV file.
That’s 17 albums and 138 A and B sides!! That’s worth the extra cash alone, but LITA doesn’t stop there. There is also a cloth clam box shell gold foil stamped and a debossed silhouette of Lee himself. Last but not the least the deluxe version contains six glossy photos of LHI promo photos and a flight ticket replica. This is the ultimate collection for any Hazlewood fan and should not be missed. Still not convinced?! Check this out!
He was born in Pittsburg, California in 1981, he started with Mob Figaz in 1999, he did a stretch in prison and he was rumored to have died in prison due to a stabbing. He’s collaborated with many great Bay Area rappers including Legends like the Godfather of the Game, Mac Dre, the Jacka and Fed-X. He can roll around in a Chevy Caprice with a dookie chain and a haircut like Kid from Kid n’ Play and look doper than dope. He’s the only person I’ve ever seen wear black leather pants and I’ve actually thought “Damn, that guy looks cool as hell.” In case you haven’t guessed who referring to, I’m talking about the Bay Area rapper Husalah.
Husalah was only 18 when he joined the group Mob Figaz which was formed by C-Bo, Rydah J, Klyde who were from Pittsburg, the Jacka and Fed-X who were from Richmond and AP.9 from Oakland; all of which are pretty famous Bay Area rappers. As a group Mob Figaz rapped about what they knew and what they do, and with that they put out some pretty good albums.
Husalah’s first solo album Dope, Guns and Religion was released in 2006. This album features Keak Da Sneak, Dru Down and the Jacka. This album’s title perfectly describes the album—it’s all about dope, guns and religion and they way he lives.
In 2007 he released Huslin’ Since Da’ ‘80s. This might be my favorite rap album ever. His lyrics are so hard and almost every song can be played at the loudest volume and not have to change a song or turn it down. The first song on the album “Mamaco” samples Manu Chao’s song Mama Call and it sounds so tough.
The second song “Wild Child” is supposedly featuring Love Fist, the fictional ‘80s rock band from the video game Grand Theft Auto Vice City. That right there is one good damn reason to listen to that album. I’m pretty sure the song “Yea Baby” samples Carol King but I could be wrong, but it sounds just like her. The song “Pretty Young Thang” is probably my favorite song on that album. I’ve had that song set on my alarm to play in the morning for days. It’s such a good song.
If you’re looking for Husalah or Mob Figaz albums we got ‘em at Streetlight Records.
Also follow Husalah on instagram @golasoaso
The Beatles – On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2 (Capitol, 2013)
The Beatles saved my life when I was 11 or so. At the time I was in the middle of a heavy top 40 R&B phase and my favorite albums included Mariah Carey’s MTV Unplugged and SWV’s (not) classic It’s About Time. I think my mom was a little tired of this ongoing slow-dance hit parade (did I mention, though, that I was also infatuated with Ace of Base? I know, I know), so she took me to the local branch of the county library and together we checked out three Beatles albums: A Hard Day’s Night, Rubber Soul, and Revolver.
For whatever reason, these three records connected with me in a way that, up to that point, nothing had ever done before. I became mildly obsessed with all things Beatles. I needed to hear everything ever recorded by them, see every film, look at every photograph, read every book and magazine article. It helped that this was 1994/95, which was when when the Beatles Anthology and Live at the BBC Volume 1 had just surfaced and the band was enjoying a second wave of huge popularity. The anthology and the BBC sessions gave uber-fans a glimpse into the unscripted (though heavily edited) secret-feeling world of the Beatles; a chance to sit in on studio outtakes and live performances, which of course wasn’t possible really, since all the action happened three decades earlier.
I’m 31 years old now, and the Beatles fan in me is quite happy that Capitol Records has released a new slough of BBC Sessions from the years 1964 and ’65, featuring unheard live performances of various Beatles classics and covers. Also present on this extremely well-put-together 6-sides of wax are snippets of interviews and the characteristic witty-Beatles banter that fans love so dearly. Listening to the BBC Sessions Volume 2 is like stepping into a time machine, landing in 1964 and clicking on the radio. In short it is an awesome treat for fans and a window into a different time for everyone.
Watch the AWESOME video for the Beatles cover of Buddy Holly’s “Words of Love”:
You hear the name Wes Craven and you think of horror movies or Friday the 13th or Freddy Krueger. I hear it and I go straight to Last House on the Left, one of the scariest movies I’ve ever seen.
I’m talking here about the original 1972 film. There was a remake in 2009 and it was scary too, but not like the original. The original movie is terrifying. It seriously still makes me nervous.
Last House on the Left is about a couple of 17 year old girls trying to go to a concert. The parents of one of the girls, Mari, aren’t really into it and they think her friend is a bad influence. Mari reassures them that she’s going to be careful and she’s 17 now: “I’m grown up… It’s my birthday” and blah, blah blah. After some convincing, her parents let her go into the city to see the band.
Once in the city on the way to the concert, the girls do the exact opposite of careful and go with some random dude, who seems nice, to an apartment to buy marijuana. Little does she know two out of the four people in the apartment are the escaped convicts they heard about on the radio on their way to the city.
It immediately gets weird in the apartment, so one of the girls tries to leave and puts up a fight. It doesn’t end well for her. The next morning they put both of the girls in the trunk and head for Canada but on the way, their car takes a dump and they get stuck on some road next to a house. Mari’s house. Her parents find out what the four have done to their daughter and her friend and create the craziest revenge plot ever. This is where the movie goes crazy. Her parents are so down for getting revenge on these people they almost become as crazy as the people that kidnapped their daughter.
This movie doesn’t need ghosts or goblins because the scariest things in the movie are the four people they met in the apartment. They’re so scary and violent and crazy it’s uncomfortable to watch. It’s so damn graphic. That’s what is so scary and unnerving about the whole movie. The whole time I kept thinking this is only a movie and this isn’t real, but in reality it’s all stuff that could really happen. That makes the movie even scarier to me because this could all totally happen to someone. This is the most terrifying horror movie I’ve ever watched in my life so far. If you haven’t seen this movie, don’t watch it before you plan on going out that night. It will make you paranoid.
The soundtrack for Last House on the Left was written by David Hess who plays Krug, the main villain. It was just re-released on Vinyl and CD. If you want one, you’d better get it quick because this soundtrack is most likely to go out of print soon.
Numero Records has been known to bring us some of the best in obscure soul music and wrap ‘em up in some beautiful packaging, whether it be CD or LP format. This time they dug up all they could from the obscure Midwest powerpop label Titan. This collection is a treat for any fan of the genre.
From ‘78 to ‘81 Titan released eight records with pop artists that I’m sure took the stage with white shirts and skinny ties. Acts like the Secrets, who come off with the pop magic of the Raspberries, and Gary Charlson with his Twilley likeness could have held their on with any of the bands of the time on Bomp. And anyone with a love for pop hooks and power chords knows those records aren’t easy to come by.
Thanks to the knowledgeable staff at Numero, we get the best of Titan in Titan – It’s All Pop! a four record set. Also included is a 40 page book filled with pictures and extensive liner notes.
Come into Streetlight and treat yourself you’ll be glad you did!
Here are some teasers to get the juices flowing!
Do I really need to write about a legend such as Roky Erickson?! The answer is NO!, but due to the amazing job Light In The Attic has done with the three Roky reissues, I’ll give a reminder.
This Texas madman stuck his flag in the Rock ‘N’ Roll world as the throat-shredding lead vocalist of the 13th Floor Elevators and made it to R’N’R-hating Dick Clark’s (emphasis on Dick) American Bandstand with the legendary Garage Punk cut, “You’re Gonna Miss Me.” After a few records with the Elevators and some time in San Francisco, Roky ran into a bit of trouble with the law back in Texas.
Texas law was not a fan of the Elevators Rock ‘N’ Roll lifestyle (much like Detroit law and The MC5). In 1969, Roky was caught with a single joint and was facing 10 years in prison. Being diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic a year earlier and receiving involuntary electroshock therapy, Roky pleaded innocent by reason of insanity. He was first sentenced to Austin State Hospital, but after a few attempts to escape he was sentenced to Rusk State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. There he received more electroshock therapy and was kept until the early ’70s.
In ‘74 Roky put a band together and, with the production of Doug Sahm, released the the “Two Headed Dog” single. This was the beginning of Roky leaving the Psychedelic rock scene behind for a more hard ‘n’ heavy Rock ‘n’ Roll sound. He also started to write lyrics with demon, aliens and science fiction themes.
Light In The Attic has reissued the three albums following this era, The Evil One, Don’t Slander Me and Gremlins Have Pictures. Each one is done to the finest detail with the love and care that the label usually puts into the music they love.
Released on both CD and vinyl, the reissues are available now at Streetlight Records. Here is a taste of each one.
Fade Away, the new “mini-album” from Best Coast is a lo-fi, gritty and fuzzy affair. Check out the first single, “Fear of My Identity.”
This week sees the release of the much-talked-about Arcade Fire album Reflektor. Here’s the title track:
Do you believe in conspiracy theories? Do you really think the government staged the Osama Bin Laden capture/death? Do you like zombie movies? Do you love ‘Merica? If you answered yes to one or all of those questions then Osombie is the flick to watch. It’s one of the cheesiest/ best movies about Americans fighting zombies and terrorists I’ve ever seen.
First let me say the actors aren’t Omar Shariff amazing or anything but you get the sense they know that they aren’t, so when it’s bad it’s entertaining. When it’s bad and they’re serious it’s funny for a different reason.
Osombie starts out with this American special forces team going through some warehouse in Afghanistan looking for an unsaid person and zombies are coming out of everywhere. The special forces team totally has the upper hand with the guns. You see some guy run out the back and just before the special forces team gets to him he shoots himself up with some crazy looking stuff in a syringe. The team swarms his room and shoots him and bags his body.
At this point, they still haven’t said who it is but the turban and long grey beard and the team’s sense of accomplishment leave little room for guessing. The team has the body bag with them in a chopper when the bag starts moving. The team runs into problems and the chopper crashes into the sea and you can see the bag fall out and as it sinks, a hand reaches out. The camera then pans over the Arabian seashore and who comes walking out of the ocean? OSAMA BIN LADEN. The dude in the bag they they were basically hunting down and supposedly killed just walked out of the ocean as a zombie. Hell, yes!
The rest of the movie is hilarious and actually pretty good. I mean come on! A group of American soldiers are in Afghanistan trying to find a zombie Osama Bin Laden while fighting zombie terrorists along the way. The zombie make-up is all really good and kinda scary too. So if you’re looking for a not-so-serious zombie horror movie then Osombie is the way to go.