:: Oily Boyd ::

:: Pixie Pipes Parade ::

:: Sweepy Time ::

:: Rub-A-Dub ::

:: Chinatown Bricklayer ::

:: Adios Castanets ::

:: Latin Hardware ::

:: Spring, Sprang, Sprung ::

:: Makin' Tracks ::

:: An Old Saw ::

:: Basket Weaving ::

:: Foggy Recollections ::

If you've ever heard Tennessee Ernie Ford's biggest hit, Sixteen Tons, you've heard Jack Fascinato. He worked with Ernie a lot at Capitol in the 50's. He also did musical duty on Kukla, Fran & Ollie before that. He did some commercial jingles, too (a lot of that going around this week on the Robot, no?), and even the theme to the short-lived Hot Wheels cartoon. But probably the most entertaining thing he was ever a part of was this here album. I didn't realize this was a fairly sought-after space age pop album when I bought it, but no one who writes for the Robot would ever pass up an album of songs that includes the use of various tools, junk, and building materials to complement the music. The liner note lowdown can be found here, so that you might see just what funky items are being utilized on each track.

This is yet another album I can't believe has never been reissued, although at least one track (Spring, Sprang, Sprung) can be found in the essential-for-space-agers Ultra Lounge series. Foggy Recollections is amazing. Just about the only chink in this album's armor is that I am pretty sure the title Latin Hardware has appeared on the marquee of the TomKat Theater. Aw hell, most of these could be porn titles. I am glad I can give y'all a listen of this; perfect Friday music to send you jetsetting into your weekend.

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Friday, February 09, 2007 1:34:00 PM

you rock.    

Friday, February 09, 2007 11:14:00 PM

Great stuff! Now PLEASE can we have the rest of that Bonnie Koloc album!?

Ronnie Carnwath    

Saturday, February 10, 2007 11:10:00 AM

thank you... this is sublime.    

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 9:20:00 AM

Yo, Ronnie Carnwath. Post your email and I'll send you the Bonnie tracks.


Sunday, February 18, 2007 1:16:00 AM

thanks so much.

i'm hopin' this'll be better than 'music for bang barroom and harp' (another famous cover)

while coveting andre popp 'delirium in hi-fi'...    

Thursday, May 31, 2007 6:42:00 PM

There is one Bonnie
Koloc track i lack
One Sure Thing from After all this time. A download to grapeasoka@hotmail.com would be cherished    

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