Saturday, April 9, 2022

Freediving Back From The Grave - Hippie Love Turbo Radio Show - Code Word "Coriander"

This episode of Hippie Love Turbo, on KUCR 88.3 FM left my head spinning with all the psyched-out guitars, wild basslines, and beastly garage rock drums. Besides the music, let's check out some of the topics I covered.

First, you head a song by The Henchman titled Livin' which I found on Back From The Grave Volume 5. As you probably know by now, I really dig the Pebbles and Nuggets compilations, however, the genres float around quite a bit over each release whereas the Back From The Grave series is laser focused on garage rock. Back From The Grave differentiates itself with its gritty, almost punk sounds, but what stands out most is how the series features a ton of obscure bands that were often overlooked on earlier and more popular comps. I won't pretend that every song on each volume of Back From The Grave is perfect, but there are a lot more hits than misses which, unfortunately, can't be said about most compilations. 

Guillaume Néryas seen in this National Geographic short

Later in the show you heard a song by Ronnie Fuller named Do The Dive and, as is tradition, the title of the song led me to ramble on about another semi-related topic. This time it was freediving, which is a type of diving which requires a minimal amount of equipment with a heavy focus on breath holding techniques and physical endurance. If you haven't seen it before, beware, because just watching people freedive can be enough to make your pulse race. Fun stuff.

And quickly I'll mention the last two things I touched on, such as the wide assortment of wheelie world records, and Disney's recycled animations, as seen in 1973's Robin Hood. Exciting stuff.

Anywho, that's it for this episode! Thanks for reading the blog and be sure to listen over the air on KUCR 88.3FM on Saturdays at 9pm, or on Mondays at 10pm PST. You can also listen through, Radio Garden, or Tune-In.

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