Archives: Listen

You Only Listen Twice

Put on the headphones and prepare yourself for another swinging, occasionally baffling, journey through James Bond themed cash-in records.

The Sound of Spying

In the 1960s, there were dozens of James Bond music cash-in industry, offering nondescript but professionally competent renditions of popular Bond espionage TV show themes.

When Sex Leers Its Inquisitive Head

Riding the tide of popularity his portrayal of Jason King brought him, Peter Wyngarde was approached by RCA with the prospect of recording an album. Thus we start down the road toward infamy.

Technicolor Paradise

There’s who you’ve heard. And then there’s the hundreds of small, local bands who maybe played a few shows, maybe cut a 45, maybe survived as the house band in the cocktail bar of some Midwestern motel.

“My dear girl, there are some things that just aren’t done; such as drinking Dom Perignon ’53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs.”