Tag: music

What Sparks Joy

So, let’s talk Sparks. What is/who are Sparks? To some extent, no one really knows, still, even after the release of director Edgar Wright’s lovingly comprehensive documentary about the band, The Sparks Brothers (2021). While the band has spanned many lineups and genres from the early 1970s all […]

“The Sound of Spying”

At Bond Vivant, Cultural Gutter Editor Emeritus Keith Allison writes about “the sound of spying” and James Bond cash-in albums. “When the Bond films proved runaway successes in the 1960s, hundreds of movies were made in dozens of countries, all looking to cash in on the same basic […]

Sounds of the Drive-In Mob

In celebration of the Drive-In Mob movie tweetalong 10th Anniversary, Sounds of the Drive-In Mob Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 are now available for your listening pleasure on vimeo! Drive-In Mob is co-hosted by friend of the Gutter Brian Kirby and the Gutter’s own Carol! (Read transcripts of […]

Delia Derbyshire Docudrama!

Caroline Catz’ Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes is available for your viewing pleasure at BBC Four online. “[It] explores the life and creative output of Coventry born-Delia Derbyshire–electronic musician, sound pioneer and female outsider in postwar Britain. From 1962 until 1973, she worked at the […]

Remembering Todd Stadtman

Writer, musician and friend of the Gutter Todd Stadtman has passed away. Todd was author of Funky Bollywood: The Wild World of Bollywood Action Cinema in the 1970s (FAB, 2015) as well as the SF Punk Trio, a trilogy of young adult novels featuring punk teens in 1970s […]