Saturday, February 26, 2011

Episode 26--Hey, Joe Strummer!

Hello, my lovely deviants!

This week, Johnny Zombie continues his Rock Doc ark with...Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten. This brilliant documentary from 2008 details the life and career of Joe Strummer--the frontman of the legendary rock band The Clash. A mix of archival footage, live performances, and interviews with friends and family--The Future is Unwritten is an honest account of one of Rock music's best and brightest icons.

Then, I strap on my guns for "a story of blood, money, guns, coffee, and sexual tension."
Straight to Hell is an homage to the Eastwood/Leone "Man with No Name" westerns.  Set in 1987, Straight to Hell tells the story of a band of outlaws on the run from their disgruntled boss. They've botched a job, and are lying low in town full of crazies. This western fantasy has cult classic written all over it. Directed by Alex Cox (a cult figure himself, best known for directing Sid and Nancy). This shoot'em up is just as much a comedy (in the vein of Simon Pegg/Nick Frost/Edgar Wright flicks) as it is a tribute to Sergio Leone and Sam Peckinpah. The flim features a veritable who's-who of punk, new wave, and cinema. Starring Joe Strummer, Courtney Love, The Pogues, Elvis Costello, Grace Jones, and Dennis Hopper (just to name a few).

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This Week's Videos!
Joe Strummer's video for Love Kills (from the Sid and Nancy Soundtrack)

(featuring Joe Strummer and Gary Oldman!)

The Magnificent Seven (Live)
The Clash in action!

This is Radio Clash!

Next Week: Horror Hosts!

As always: We are taking donations for the Leda Locke cancer treatment fund. Please donate to our dear friend via her paypal at:

Monday, February 14, 2011

Episode 25--Lemmy, Robyn, and Valentine

Good evening, my lovely deviants!

This week, I dig up the dirt on LEMMY--the new documentary about Lemmy Kilmister, the voice of MOTORHEAD! He's an icon of heavy metal, a living legend, and THE ultimate rock star. Lemmy has survive, and thrived, in an industry that leaves behind a body count. Lemmy pays tribute to a rock pioneer by turning on the camera, and presenting the man himself--warts and all. The result is time well spent with the real deal.

I also discuss Jonathan Demme's concert film Store Front Hitchcock. From 1997, this film showcases British rocker and songwriter, Robyn Hitchcock. A true musician, story teller, and songwriter--Hitchcock is one of the all-time great cult music heroes. 

Also, I read an original piece that I wrote just for Valentine's Day. The text of which can be read at

I think you'll like it. I call it, A True Personal Ad Found Online

The music featured in this week's episode is...
Vibrator--by Motorhead, from their debut album
Damage Case--also by Motorhead, from the OVERKILL album
Creeped Out--by Robyn Hitchcock, from his album Spooked.

I also mourn the loss of Gary Moore--the legendary guitarist from Thin Lizzy (see this week's videos).

Always, you can listen to the Eldritch goodness here, or download me from

This Week's Videos
Gary Moore's Over the Hills and Far Away

Marvel Zombies dance to Thriller...sort of. (Check out Stan Lee's awesome voiceover!)

Motorhead's I Ain't No Nice Guy! (unplugged)

We are also soliciting donations for my friend, Leda Locke. She is battling cancer, and so we pass the hat around to help her out. You can donate via paypal at: