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Rock the F*#k Out With Jason on this Friday The 13th!!

Hey you! Here’s a couple songs to celebrate this unofficial holiday of Friday the 13th!! It’s the second best spooky holiday to Halloween for cryin’ out loud so it’s time get serious about celebrating!

One of my favorite modern videos indeed does feature Jason in quite an awesome way-if you haven’t already check out The Menzingers “I Don’t Wanna be an Asshole Anymore” as Jason tries his best to clean up his act!

Oh but wait you want a more classic era? Let’s not forget good ol’ Alice Cooper’s classic “He’s Back”! This is the perfect song to jam after a few beers tonight!! Just to don’t get too drunk cuz Jason just might getcha!!

 

 

 

 

Herve Villechaize: The Pop Star?!

I’ve loved the show Fantasy Island when I was a kid, it always managed to scare the shit out of me! You know I’ve recently watched several episodes of the show again and it still totally holds up. A super cool concept and a killer cast-which brings me to one of it’s legendary characters “Tattoo” played by Herve Villachaize. He etched the phrase “Ze plane, ze plane” into people’s minds for all of eternity!

But a little known fact about Herve was that back in 1980 he had a small musical career too! Yep in the middle of his incredible success with Fantasy Island he recorded a single for Epic Records. Turns out Herve was also quite a crooner with some seriously rad style.

The single featured two tracks “Why” & “When a Child is Born” unfortunately the songs didn’t catapult Herve to arena tours with Michael Jackson and the song ‘Why’ was released again and included on the Epic records compilation “Children of the World”. Here’s some live footage of Herve gettin’ down with his attempted pop hit ‘Why’!

After that as the popularity of Fantasy Island continued to grow Herve’s ego also reportedly began to grow too. He was said to be quite demanding and difficult to work with insisting that he be paid equally with Ricardo Montalban’s salary. He ended up getting fired from the show and his star power proved quite relevant as the show’s following dwindled during a final season with no Tattoo. Hunt down his Epic single if you dare!

Still haven’t had enough? Well here’s some more Herve killin’ it live again!!

Kickstart GREEN BLAH! : The History of WISCONSIN Punk Rock?!!

The time has come to go back to my punk roots!! My first real passion as a kid was comic books but it wasn’t long until I fully discovered something else that truly engaged me – punk rock. Yes I grew up in Wisconsin and most people seem to think that all America’s Dairyland has to offer is beer & cheese, but hell you couldn’t be more wrong! Wisconsin has an incredibly rich history in punk rock and “Green Blah! The History of Green Bay Punk Rock” will once and for all prove all the naysayers wrong!!

When I was a kid I discovered how much was actually really going on in the punk scene right there. Sure there may not have been the legendary bands like Black Flag, Descendents, Circle Jerks or Bad Brains emerging from the scene but there were a lot of equally awesome bands that never got the respect they deserved from way back in the day. This documentary will prove that!

Growing up near Green Bay in the 80’s & 90’s was awesome for a kid like me who was hooked on the music because the scene there was bursting full of life. Yep Green Bay was where it was at if you were a touring punk band! The kids there were ravenous for punk because lets face it, there wasn’t a fuck of a lot to do in the suburbs of Wisconsin other than Skate & Destroy and go to punk rock shows. So now we finally get to let everyone in on the awesome scene that Green Bay & Wisconsin had going on! Green Blah! is a film by veteran Wisco punks Chris Pretti & James Baker and right now you can help fund this Documentary on Kickstarter! So all you punk rockers out there help these guys get this flick out there to document another important chapter in the history of punk music. Check this shit out and get on board already!!

The Best Album Cover of 1980 – El HULK De La Salsa!

Well I really don’t have a helluva lot to say about this here because well, this picture pretty much says it all! This album cover comes from 1980 by salsa band “Sociedad 76” and it’s called “El Hulk De La Salsa”. That’s what you get on the cover, Hulk getting ready to beat down on some drums to some sweet salsa jams! I really don’t care how god or bad this group is they are already the BEST salsa band around for the simple fact they got a Hulk on their damn cover!

The Catchiest Pop Song of All Time…

Ladies and Gentleman I’d like you all to take a quick moment to start off your day with the catchiest song EVER written. The Gummy Bears theme song-I’d pretty much put this up against any Beatles song-Sorry Lennon-you guys were good and your songs were infectiously catchy but you had nothing on The Gummy Bears!!

World’s Greatest Puppet Themed Music Videos! Part 3!

Ok so here’s a quickie today once again dealing with puppets in music videos! Today we’ll be checking out Supergrass’ “Pumping on Your Stereo” which features some pretty fucked up puppet horseplay! It’s not a half bad song either-but once again adding the whole puppet angle into the mix makes this track rock that much harder! More to come and if you got any good puppet themed vids in mind please send them my way!!!

World’s Greatest Puppet Themed Music videos!! Part One!

Ok so I think we can all agree that puppets pretty much rule. Hands down. So I was thinking here at Universal Dork that I’d start doing a little research and find the BEST music videos featuring puppets-because really if you add a damn puppet to a music video it suddenly becomes the shit! Seriously even some songs that otherwise suck get ten times better when a mother fuckin’ puppet pops up in the video. So today I will start it off with a couple of my faves and one of which is an obvious choice for quite possibly best music video featuring puppets! It’s seriously gonna be hard to top the puppetry genious of Genesis’ “Land of Confusion”.

I have a feeling that it just may be the best puppet themed video of all time-but we’ll really just have to put it to the test as I will sporadically post them over the next two weeks to finally see who reigns supreme as the ultimate musical master of puppets! So stay tuned. First though check out the video I have a feeling no one can touch….

Pretty fucking genious huh??? If you remember these puppets were originally featured on a popular 80’s tv show called Spitting Image-apparently Phil Collins lost his shit when he saw the tv show the first time and called the creators of the it to ask them to make puppet versions of the whole band. Must be nice to be Phil huh?? 

Next check out this unique puppet video for the song “Package Thief” from one of my all time fav bands Superchunk!  Continue reading