LOOK WHAT I HAVE FOUND vol 11
In The Trashcan Records
1. the opel pop! - sven arvidsen
Let's start our tv night with a commercial about the German car Opel. Sven, a Scandinavian singer, couldn't get enough and also recorded "Hoppel-pop" on the flip.
9. seven-up - the
Ting Ting Ting Commercial break! The Sparklings from Holland are singing (in Dutch!) why everybody should drink 7Up. And this side contains also a shorter version of this commercial.
2. bonanza - ralf paulsen
And our first tv-show is a western series. As a kid I once saw a western on a German television station and I almost threw up when I heard John Wayne shouting "Hände höhe" or something like that. I had exactly the same experience when first listening to this: yes indeed, a German sung version of that ultra-American show theme from the early 60s.
10. dr. who - mankind
Science Fiction on the telly now! See Daleks coming out of your speakers! Dr. Who was in Holland more popular than in Belgium, hence this Dutch release. Also the B-side is from that same 60s-series. "Time travellers" it's called. If you are/were a Dr. Who fan, I can recommend "Who is Dr. Who", a fantastic compilation on RPM Records from 2000 containing 18 Dr. Who themes and other songs related to that show.
3. brussels airport - i. more & the morelli
Another commercial break for the Brussels Airport by library music band of Morelli. The flipside also contains a reference to airplanes: "Flying box". It was a Belgian promotion release for Sabena, the oldest airplane company in the world (until September 11...)
11. bring back howdy doody
- flying giraffe
Buffalo Bob & his friends were the kids' best friends in the 50s in the kiddie show "It's howdy doody time!" Apparently these guys were huge fans as they are cyring out loud to bring it back.
4. jack the ripper - reg owen
Stop zapping because now it's time for a horror movie classic. Three years earlier than Screamin' Lord Sutch' ode to the London killer this instrumental must be one of the first. It's got nothing to do with Link Wray's fantastic screecher. Complete with howls and shrieks!
12. king kong - orlie & the
Oh wow, a monster movie! King Kong on Channel 4 tonight!!! And if you think you have ever heard of Orlie, then you're right: just look at volume 7.
5. 7up and ice cream soda - don carroll
We interrupt this program for another break. Get some soda and popsicles and try another chair. This special 7up 45 (called "Seven jump") contains another commercial, "Seven up" by The Sparklings. See later.
13. ford leads the way -
Damn! Another commercial break! And again it's a car that steals the show. Samantha Jones backed by the Malcolm Mitchell Orchestra. I wish they made commercials like this right now. Then I wouldn't need a remote control anymore.
6. superman - the brothers four
A super sexy swinging ode to the strongest of all cartoon heroes by a latin cha cha band. "Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Soopermaaan".
14. snoopy - the playboys
Is there anyone out there who doesn't know Peanuts? Who doesn't love Charlie Brown and Snoopy? Well, listen to this organ grinding discotheque hit (actualy it should 've been a hit...) by the Dutch band The Playboys. It's one of the coolest Dutch instrumental songs from the 60s I've ever heard.
7. la sequence du spectateur - les formidables
And now a popular tv show (60s-70s), in France it was, "La séquence du spectateur". This is a Belgian instrumental release also known as "On the desert road".
15. kung fu rock - luc
harvet & les requins
And now over to Luc Harvet and His Sharks. David Carradine was a cult hero over here thanks to his Kung Fu role. This is another party pleaser for your weekly Sunday mod beat matinees where you get drunk to start the week.
8. tarzan - the castaways
Another cartoon hero that made it to the big screen. These Castaways recorded a super funny vocal novelty tune which was under production of Jackie de Shannon! I wonder if Johnny Weismuller ever heard this song. Maybe that's when he got demented.
16. little red riding hood
- buddy starcher
To end this volume I've selected this unlikely fairy tale by c&w novelty weirdo. The label reads "novelty dialogue" while the flip reads "vocal recitiation" as an explanation for "Ace Of Hearts". Don't go to bed before listening to this one so you can fall asleep laughing. Otherwise you're going to have your worst TV nightmare,