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Archive for the ‘Retro’ Category

San Diego Ski Club Chalet

Thursday, 17 August 2017

[Found here. Story here.]

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Canary in a coal mine.

Monday, 14 August 2017

THAT was one dangerous job.

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Summertime Blues (1958 to Whatever).

Saturday, 12 August 2017

From the UToobage description:

“Though Eddie Cochran was only twenty-one when he died, he left a lasting mark as a rock and roll pioneer. Cochran zeroed in on teenage angst and desire with such classics as ‘C’mon Everybody,’ ‘Something Else,’ ‘Twenty Flight Rock‘ and ‘Summertime Blues.’ A flashy stage dresser with a tough-sounding voice, Cochran epitomized the sound and the stance of the Fifties rebel rocker.”

Lotta covers of that kickass song.

1962 The Beach Boys. A 14 and a 16 year old contributed to this recording.

1962 Johnny Chester

Ten years later, Blue Cheer broke ground in 1968 with a heavy metal version of Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues,” released ten years earlier. [This guy was on the SanFran scene in 1968.]

I heard that version when I was in 6th grade, and tried to decide if I liked it or not. Took me several years before I understood what they were doing, and I decided that I liked the original better. Hell, the name of the band was a brand of LSD named after a laundry detergent.

1975 The Who – According to Wiki they’d been playing Summertime Blues since 1967 so this version is out of chronological order.

1970 T. Rex

1975 Olivia Newton-John
1978 The Rolling Stones

1982 Joan Jett.  Hear The Ramones influence?

1987 Alvin & The Chipmunks
1992 Little River Band
2004 Rush
2009 The Black Keys

Cheech Marin, The Prophets, Levon Helm, Guitar Wolf, The Flying Lizards, Bobby Vee, The Crickets, Buck Owens, James Taylor, The Ventures, Dick Dale, Robert Gordon with Link Wray, Skid Row, Johnny Hallyday, Brian Setzer, MC5, Alex Chilton, and Marty Wilde have also covered the song.

Y’all can find the the other killer ccvers  on your own. Have a great weekend and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.

Spuds

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

“My friends call me either ‘Jennie’, OR ‘Ida.'”

[Found in here.]

Black Ops Never Blink.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Bet it’s hot in there, especially under the lights of the camera.

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Earl Barton & Lisa Gaye, The Wolfgangs & The Reverend Horton Heat.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

If you lived in that time period, you’d have done the exact same thing. Not me. Dig, man, I wouldn’t have been caught dead dancing plaid.

I don’t know anything about The Wolfgangs except that they rock and may or may not use illegal substances.

Very few bands can cover a classic Johnny Cash song like Folsom Prison Blues, but the Reverend Horton Heat did just that, and even cranked it up a notch.

Rock on, my friends. More stuff coming down the pipe.

1975 Geeks n’ Coors

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Possibly the original Geek Squad, Rice University, 1975, but I’m more interested in that LP vinyl album on display because it was apparently important to them. I think it says “Symphony No. 1” in the title and maybe Andre Previn.

Holy crap. The hints were all over the place. Those dudes were music nerds, not computer geeks, and kudos to the guy on the left with the washing machine hose bugle.

Finally, I can sleep.

[Top image found here.]

Soviet Volga 1962 GAZ-22 Low Rider Prototype Mod

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Here’s an un-modified 1962 Volga GAZ-22. I don’t think it had a cast-iron carburetor, but who knows?

From Wiki:

“Only those shipped abroad for export were sold to private customers. All domestic station wagons/estates, with rare exceptions, were never available for private ownership. The Soviet rationale was that allowing such a car to citizens would also make it too available and popular with dealers in the grey market economy [which] was allowed but limited by the state.”

[Found here.]

Pedestrian Bridge

Monday, 31 July 2017

Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland. I smell straw.

[Found here.]

Sheena – 40 Years Later

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Okay, that’s not “The Sheena,” but close enough.

In the late 1970s and 1980s, paramedic Chris Porsz spent hours walking around Peterborough, a city in eastern England, snapping the photos of the everyday passerby.

More side-by-side photos here [via].


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