Wednesday, December 18, 2013

BIG ENCHILADA 67: 2013 Christmas Special


Merry Christmas, my dear young friends! Once again  the Big Enchilada is going to rock your stockings off. Roll your Yule logs and hang your little balls on the tree. The War on Christmas never sounded so good.

Here's the playlist:

(Background Music: O Christmas Tree by Brave Combo)
Beatnik's Wish by Patsy Ray & The Beatniks
We Got the Eggnog If You Got the Whiskey by Hickoids
Jail by The Rockin' Guys
Father Christmas is Dressed in Green by Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians of The British Empire
Nothin' But Tears Under My Christmas Tree by Thee Fine Lines
I Wanna Spend Christmas with Elvis by Marlene Paul
Hey Santa Claus by The Moonglows
(Background Music: Deck the Halls by The Klezmonauts)

Groovy Christmas and New Year by Kojo Donkoh & Pee Pee Dynamite
My Mom and Santa (Twistin') by George Jones
I Still Believe in Christmas by The Fleshtones
Poncho Claus by El Vez
Christmas Cheer by Angry Johnny & The Killbillies
The Season's Upon Us by Dropkick Murphys
(Background Music: Jingle Bells by Gene Krupa & Charlie Ventura )

Christmas Outta Site (Wonder) by New Mystery Girl
Santa on the Roof by Reverend Horton Heat
I Know What You Want For Christmas by Kay Martin & Her Body Guards
'67 Christmas by The Electric Prunes
Merry Christmas Darlin' by James Hand
White Christmas by Iggy Pop

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

BIG ENCHILADA 66: White Trash Trophies

Howdy friends and neighbors and welcome to the latest hillbilly episode of The Big Enchilada. Every song this month truly is a trophy in its own peculiar way. And smack dab in the middle of the episode is a set, inspired by Norton Records' new compilation, Tragic Songs From the Grassy Knoll,  of country and blues songs commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Hang on!

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Here's the playlist:

(Background Music: Dance, Cajun Dance by Sammy Naquin)
Old Man from the Mountain by Bryan & The Haggards with Eugene Chadbourne
My Frijoles Ain't Free Anymore by Augie Meyers
Shackin' Up by Daddy Longlegs
All Hearts in Wichita By Two Ton Strap
Dreamin' Ain't Waltzin' by Copper & Coal
Welfare Music by The Bottle Rockets
(Background Music: Brownie's Stomp by Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies)


Memories of Kennedy by Hasil Adkins
Sad Day in Texas by Otis Spann
The Death of John F. Kennedy by The Southern Gospel Band
Lee Harvey by T. Tex Edwards
Friend by The Rockin' Guys

(Background Music: Texas Guitar Stomp by The Maddox Brothers & Rose)
I Don't Want to Wash Off Last Night by The Gaunga Dyns
Ain't That a Dilly? by Marlon Grisham
Two Hoops and a Holler by Jean Shepard
Your Wildlife's Gonna Get You Down by Carol S. Johnson
Julia Belle Swain by The Howlin' Brothers
I'll Trade You Money For Wine by Robbie Fulks
Corn Liquor Made a Fool Out of Me by The Bad Livers

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

BIG ENCHILADA 65: 2013 Spooktacular

BOO! Happy Halloween, my dear young friends! Welcome to the 6th (!!!!) annual Big Enchilada Spooktacular, where once again I've dug up some ghostly, ghastly tunes by some of your favorite artists and mine (plus a bunch you might never have heard of.) And guess what: This is the 5th anniversary of this podcast. I've been doing this since I was a young man ... well, slightly less-old man.

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Here's the playlist:
(Background Music: It's Monster Surfing Time by Los Straitjackets)
Demon Death by Southern Culture on the Skids
He's Waitin' by The Sonics
Honeymoon at Hell by The Monsters
Mummy Shakes by The Molting Vultures
Black Leather Monster by The Plasmatics
'Tain't No Sin (To Take Off Your Skin) by Fred Hall

(Background Music: Theme from Halloween by Los Straitjackets)
Por Mil Demonios by Horror Deluxe
Monster Rock by Screaming Lord Sutch
Satan's Little Pet Pig by Demon's Claws
Haunted Hipster by The Fleshtones
Hoodoo Bash by Peter Stampfel & Jeffrey Lewis

(Background Music: Ghostbusters by Los Straitjackets)
Haunted Head by Kid Congo Powers
Demon in My Head by Joe Buck Yourself
Witch on Fire by Dan Melchior's Broke Revue
Hush, Hush, Hush, (Here Comes the Boogie Man) by Henry Hall
Bad She Gone Voodoo by Chief Fuzzer

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My past Halloween podcasts:

Big Enchilada Spooktacular 2012: CLICK HERE
Big Enchilada Spooktacular 2011: CLICK HERE
Big Enchilada Spooktacular 2010: CLICK HERE
Big Enchilada Spooktacular 2009: CLICK HERE
Big Enchilada Spooktacular 2008: CLICK HERE

Or see 'em all HERE

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

BIG ENCHILADA 64: Chompin' at the Stomp

We goin' to New Orleans! Next week I'll be attending the 2013 Ponderosa Stomp, billed as a celebration of the unsung heroes of American music. In anticipation of that, this episode -- following some of the crazed rock 'n' soul you expect from The Big Enchilada, will feature a rollicking tribute to the stars of The Ponderosa Stomp. Stomp on!

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Here's the playlist:
(Background Music: Mardis Gras in New Orleans by Dirty Dozen Brass Band)
New Orleans by The Plimsouls with The Fleshtones
Do the Trash by The Cryptics
Life on the Mountain by Los Tentakillls
Your Woman by Andre Williams & The New Orleans Hellhounds

(Background Music: Way Down Yonder in New Orleans by The Kansas City Six)
That's Your Problem by Mal Thursday & The Cheetahs
Sewer Fire by Thee Oh Sees
Switched On by The Insomniacs
The Cat Never Sleeps by Mama Rosin with Hip Bone Slim & The Knee Tremblers

(Background Music: Shoo Fly by Bo Dollis, Monk Boudreaux & Rebirth Brass Band)


Mr. Nobody by The Standells
Walking Down Lonely Street by Ty Wagner
Cops and Robbers by Boogaloo
Playin' Hide Go Seek by Eddie Daniels
Makin' Love by The Sloths
Baby Doll by Charlie Gracie

(Background Music: Tin Roof Blues by Louis Armstrong)
Boss Hoss by The Sonics
Fire by Gino Parks
Rebecca Rodifer by Gaunga Dyns
Crawdad Hole by Swamp Dogg

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

BIG ENCHILADA 63: Shout When The Spirit Says Shout

Let the spirit of crazy rock 'n' roll move your soul. Enjoy two high-voltage sets of rock, soul and psychobilly, then free your soul with a final explosion of primal gospel sounds. Hallelujah!

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Here's the playlist:
(Background Music: Shout! by Question Mark & The Mysterians)
Heebie Jeebies by Nick Curran & The Nightlifes
I'm a No Count by Ty Wagner
Gotta Get My Eyes Done by The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black
Slipping Away by Mudhoney
Break the Ghost by Big John Bates
Must Be Desire by Mojo JuJu

(Background Music: Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate by New Orleans Feetwarmers)
Skulldiggin' by Black Joe Lewis 
Hey Cookie by The Dirtbombs
Jim Dandy by Tim Timebomb & Friends
In My Time of Dying by Coconut Kings
Big Bad John by Big John Hamilton
(Background Music: Hollerin' by The Campbell Brothers)

Go Devil Go by Madam Ira Mae Littlejohn
I Love the Lord by Rev. Johnny L. Jones
Jesus Gave Me Water by The Stars of Faith
God Don't Like It by Rev. A. Johnson
Jonah by The Famous Davis Sisters
I'll Just Wave My Hand by Calvin Cooke & Grace Cooke

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You like the gospel? I did a whole gospel episode a few years back called Steve Terrell's Gospel Favorites. There's also a gospel set on Madness & Glory. Feel the spirit!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


All aboard the Big Enchilada, where this month, to borrow a phrase from the Three Stooges, we're going Around the World in a Daze, a whirlwind tour of the world's garages. It's an international incident waiting to happen.

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Here's the playlist:

(Background Music: Sueno Sicodelico by Los Holys (Peru) )
We Rise Again by Gogol Bordello (Multi-national)
Yom Pha Barn Norn Pahwaa (Satan's Nightmare) by Paiboon (Thailand)
Bashana Haba'ah by Yidcore (Australia)
We're Laughing by The Psychedelic Aliens (Ghana)
Ljubav Kraj Izvora by 3 Mustaphas 3 (England)
Miedo by Los Explosivos (Mexico)
(Background Music: (On the Road Again by Istanbul Blues Kumpanyasi (Turkey) )

Los Nuggetz Set  
(All the songs in this set are from the new Rock Beat Records box set  Los Nuggetz: '60s Garage & Psych From Latin America, available on disc or download at all the usual places)

Bule Bule from Los Shains (Peru)
Me Reire by Los Shakers (Spain)
Colours by Kaleidoscope (Dominican Republic)
I Wanna Go by Los Mockers (Uruguay)
Peace of Mind by La Vida (Mexico)
Més Enllà (Milkcow Blues) by Els Xocs (Spain)
Te Olvidare by The Speakers (Columbia)

(Background Music: Juzno-Moravsko Kolo by Aca Novkovic Orchestra)
Fayt by Cankisou (Czech Republic)
Wait for Me by Roger Damawuzan (Benin or Togo)
Pissed Off by The Rodeo Carburettor (Japan)
Bye Bye by The Friends (Sweden)
Fever Fever Fever by Kult (Poland)

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You like this international intrigue? Here's a link to my first Around the World in a Daze podcast, back in 2009. I also did a set of "Around the World in a Daze" on More Freeform Weirdo Podcasting. There's a set of Japanese punk and garage music on Forbidden Cavern Fandango and a set of African psychedelic rock on Felonious Funhouse.

Monday, July 1, 2013

BIG ENCHILADA 61: Crackpot Curios

Consider the Big Enchilada a roadside souvenir shop. Among the jackalope antlers, prickly pear candy, rattlesnake balls and authentic Indian headdresses made in China are some crazy musical curios for the easily excitable and the wild at heart.

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Here's the playlist:

(Background Music: The Wild One by Shorty Rogers & His Orchestra)
Vato Peron by Pinata Protest
You Keep Around by The Copper Gamins
Scratch That Itch by The Go Wows
I'll Make You Happy by The Ugly Beats
Spittin' Fire by Sons of Hercules
Maze Fancier by Thee Oh Sees

(Background Music: Marianna by Fanfare Ciocarlia)
On The Run by The Gories
No Respect Rev. by The Fall
Living in Squalor by Chump
I am a Girlfriend by Nobunny
Call the Police by The Oblivians

(Background Music: Dum Maro Dum by What Cheer? Brigade)
I Want Money by Figures of Light
Mad Dog Blues by Don Covay & the Jefferson Lemon Band
Hangman's Token by Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
One Hand Loose by Ray Condo
Pretty Boy by Johnny Dowd
Take it Away by Pietra Wexstun & Hecate's Angels

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Friday, May 24, 2013

BIG ENCHILADA 60: Transcendental Saloon

Howdy podlubbers, come on through the swinging doors, sit yourself, grab yourself a cold mug of sarsaparilly and enjoy the sweet hillbilly sounds at The Transcendental Saloon.

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Here's the playlist:
(Background Music: My Darlin' Clementine by Edwina Travis-Chin)
Back in the Saddle Again by Jim Kweskin
Down on the Farm Boogie by Bill Chappell
Santa Cruz by The Imperial Rooster
Let It Roll by The Dinosaur Truckers
Advice to Joe by Roy Acuff
I Deserve a Drink by The Beaumonts
Too Many Bills by Figures of Light

(Background Music: Frog Legs Rag by James Scott)
The Dope Smokin' Song by Jesse Dayton
The Window Up Above by The Blasters
Love Bug by Don Rich
White Lightnin' by The Big Bopper
Root Beer by Buck Owens
Rock It by Thumper Jones

(Background Music: Frankie and Johnnie, artist unknown)
Year of Jubilo by The Holy Modal Rounders
Under the Jail by Mose McCormack
Ride by Wayne Hancock
The Ice Man by Bobby Ward
Granny Panties by Broomdust Caravan
Hog of the Forsaken by Michael Hurley

(Background Music: Bow Wow by J. Russell Robinson)

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

BIG ENCHILADA 59: Conspiracies in the Mist

OK, I'm risking my LIFE to bring you this episode, but I have to alert you to some DANGEROUS PLANS by high-raking officials I've uncovered! If you listen closely to the lyrics of each song -- ok, some of them you'll have to play backwards -- and you READ BETWEEN THE LINES you'll realize that I'm sending a CIPHERED MESSAGE to you, my faithful podcast listeners, about a widespread clandestine program to destroy the very FABRIC OF CIVILIZATION!! It's a mystery, inside a riddle, wrapped in an enchilada! Yes, the Trilateral Commission is involved, but so are The Rothschilds, the RAINBOW GIRLS and the Small Business Administration!!! Listen if you dare, but once you crack this code, alert all your friends and email them the link to this episode!!!!THE WORLD MUST LISTEN TO MY TRUTH!!!!!

Here's the playlist:

(Background Music: Mob Job by John Zorn)
Conspiracy by The Dick Nixons
A Dirtier Job by The Blues Against Youth
Fruit Fly by Hickoids
The Flame That Killed John Wayne by The Mekons
In Your Stereo by The Lo-Fi Jerkheads *
Ride in My 322 by Spyder Turner

(Background Music: Hey Amigo by Havana 3 a.m.)
Your House or the Courthouse by Livids
Pow Pow Pow by Dengue Fever
Broken Soldier by The Black Angels
La Balada by Los Vigilantes *
Walker on the Wild Side by The Grannies
Rockhouse by Big Maybelle

(Background music: The Man From U.N.C.L.E. by West Hell 5)
Born in 77 by Black Jaspers *
Double 0 Bum by Gas Huffer
Coup D'Etat by Circle Jerks
Egyptian Rats by Paint Fumes
Discontented Man by Dead Man's Tree
Kicker Conspiracy by The Fall

* The songs so marked are from the free Slovenly Recordings compilation, Globule Expectorations. Download it HERE.

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

BIG ENCHILADA 58: Felonious Funhouse

There's something sinister about this midway attraction. Step right up to the Felonious Fun House, where scuzzy carnival fun turns into a journey to the Beyond. And just when think it's over, it's time to take the funhouse slide down into the wild realm of psychedelic Africa.

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Here's the playlist:

(Background Music: Dance of the Hours by Spike Jones)
Girl, You Captivate Me by Question Mark & The Mysterians *
Strange Movie by The Troggs
One Way Ride by Raunch Hands
Duende by Churchwood
Albuquerque Freakout by Holy Wave

(Background Music: Hell's Caroussel by Abormalace)
Ooga Booga Rock by Hipbone Slim & The Knee-Tremblers
Take it Off by Midnight Woolf
Silver Monkey by The Copper Gamins
That's My Girl by The Monks
We Kill Evil by Pocket FishRmen
Keg Party at the Muldoon Farm (Ultimate Mix) by Joe West

(Background Music: The Circus Machine by Ron Perovich)

Psychedelic Africa Set

Okponmo Ni Tsitsi Emo Le by The Psychedelic Aliens
Adieu by Ofege
Allah Wakbarr by Ofo & The Black Company
Babalawo by The Thermometers
Acid Rock by The Funkees

Lots of the music from this set comes from Soundway Records, in particular the albums The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria and Nigeria Rock Special: Pyschedelic Afro-Rock & Jazz Funk in 1970s Nigeria. If you liked this set, these albums would be a great place to start exploring more.
* My interview with Question Mark can be heard  HERE 

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

BIG ENCHILADA 57: Bargain Basement Beatniks

Pull my daisy, bite my crank, there's beatniks in my garage! Here's a garage-punk celebration of the Beat Generation and cultural icons like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Neil Cassidy and Maynard G. Krebs. Dig, daddio!

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Here's the playlist:

(Background Music: Rockin' Bongos by Chaino)
Not My World by Vicious Beatniks
Ain't a Ghost by Night Beats
The Third One Sucks by The Mighties 
Pittore by Le Carogne
Blank Generation by Richard Hell & The Voidoids
The Beat Generation by Bob McFadden & Dor

(Background Music: Kookie's Mad Pad by Edd "Kookie" Byrnes
Bongo Beatniks by Stan Ridgway
The Bag I'm In by Ty Segall Band
Dinah Wants Religion by The Fabs
Blackeyed Woman by The Dee Jays
Dyn-O-Mite by Ape City R&B *
Lose Your Mind by Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds
Golden Dawn by Goat
Psychopathia Sexualis by Lenny Bruce

(Background Music: Bongo Ride by Jon Rauhouse)
Beatnik Babe by The 99ers
Mondo Bongo by The Electric Mess
Take Me Away by Willis Earl Beal
Melanie's Melody by The Black Angels
Lupine Dominus by Thee Oh Sees
Pull My Daisy by The David Amram Quartet

* I forgot to back-announce this Ape City R&B song on the show, but it's there!

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

BIG ENCHILADA 56: Honky Tonk New Year


Happy New Year, podlubbers! I'm kicking off 2013 with some wild hillbilly sounds both old and new. You'll hear rockabilly, bluegrass, hardcore honkytonk and podunk madness from the sticks.

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Here's the playlist:

(Background music: Auld Lang Syne by Big Daddy Bluegrass Band)
The Phantom of the Opry by Junior Brown
Free Born Man by Jimmy Martin
We Wanna Boogie by Sonny Burgess
Henry by The Jet Tones
Now Not Later by James Hand
The Hoover Farm Exorcism by The Imperial Rooster

(Background Music: Auld Lang Syne by The Radiators)
Restless Man Blues by The .357 String Band
Dixieland Boogie by Hardrock Gunter
Rhinestone Cowboy by The Frontier Circus
He'll Never Cheat No More by Ann Clark
Down Past the Bottom by Wanda Jackson
The Bug by Gene Maltais
Hard to Be Humble by Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs

(Background Music: Old Lang Syne by Big Smith)
St. James Infirmary by Ray Condo & His Hardrock Goners
Dying Crapshooter's Blues by Blind Willie McTell
Streets of Laredo by Webb Wilder   
(Homework! For more info on the above 3 songs, CHECK THIS OUT)

Dried Out River by The Dad Horse Experience
6 Packs and Cigarettes by Pearls Mahone & The One-Eyed Jacks
Only for You by Rachel Brooke

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