Friday, October 2, 2020

Hippie Love Turbo Radio Show - Code Word "Grapefruit"

On this episode of Hippie Love Turbo Radio Show, on KUCR 88.3 FM, I played Gypsy Trips' Ain't It Hard, which may sound familiar because you heard The Electric Prune's cover back on the episode named "Mango." Afterwards I played a song by Royal Aircoach and I mentioned that the band came from Topsfield, Massachusetts. Topsfield is known for having a yearly fair which features a "Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In" and unfortunately due to Covid-19, this year's fair has been cancelled. Seeing those giant pumpkins makes me wish I could grow anything other than my beard. 

Alex Noel's 2294.50 lb Pumpkin in 2019!

Later in the episode you heard one of Lou Reed's earliest songs from his days recording with Pickwick International. The song was by a phony band named The Beachnuts and supposedly Reed was tasked with coming up with songs in random genres in order to pad compilation albums released by the label. That sure does sound like a dream gig to me!

And, of course, we cannot forget this week's trash film recommendation: Alucarda! The film begins in a confusing manner where you see Alucarda being born in some sort of crypt with Alucarda's mother explaining how her daughter must be taken to a local convent to be saved from an evil person or demon or something. While the film tries to present the intro as some sort of important backstory it really doesn't explain much at all and can be ignored entirely. The film's main focus is on Alucarda's corruption of her new friend Justine and their adventures into vampirism, satanic rituals, and frolicking throughout the woods and convent. The film is fairly light on plot and instead relies on the shock value of seeing young women praising the devil and fighting nuns. Don't worry though! The film is fairly short so you don't have enough time to find yourself bored by all the blood and nudity. BUT BE WARNED! There is a TON of screaming, in fact, probably too much screaming and sometimes it gets a little grating. However, Alucarda is a quick and goofy movie that has some interesting set designs and cinematography that give the film a sort of claustrophobic and eerie atmosphere. It's definitely worth a late night watch. Maybe with headphones if you live in an apartment or have sleepy roommates.


You can check out this week's playlist below:


The Paupers - Magic People

JJ Cale – It’s A Go Go Place

Mike Alexander and The Visions - Pop Goes Love

The Beachnuts - Cycle Annie

Jerry Cole and The Stingers - Dang Thing

Us Too - The Girl With The Golden Hair

The Illusions - Little Girl

Outer Limits - Alone and Crying

Pete Morticelli - Lost

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