Watcha Weirdos
I'm Mr A The Barber
If you want a regular delivery of all things weird and trashy from the world of rock'n'roll then stick around cos your in the right place!

Cos I'm gonna be posting all kinds of weird shit right here, right now.

Listen to my twisted rock'n'roll show on the player below.

YOU GOT GOOD TASTE now hosts WEIRDSVILLE a monthly club night in London, live bands and DJ's spinnin' till late!!

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Thursday, 17 December 2009

Christmas is a time for WEIRDOS !!

Monday, 7 December 2009

'The story of the man who didn't believe in SANTA'

Merry Christmas Weirdos

Mr A the Barber here bringing you vol. sixteen of YOU GOT GOOD TASTE

and it's a special yule tide present just for you!

'The story of the man who didn't believe in Santa'

Inspired by 'Christmas Dragnet' by Stan Freberg I've put together a seasonal tale of a man who was an unbeliever, yes an unbeliever in the man we all know as SANTA CLAUS.

This shows a Christmas story for all the family packed with the best rockin' n rollin' xmas tunes this side of Lapland, mixed up with a genorous slice of seasonal humour from Mr A the Barber and you've got a Christmas present you won't forget!

Have a rockin' an rollin' Christmas and don't forget to listen out for more shows next year, now F**k Off and listen to the show.

Pour yourself a large one, put another log on the fire and settle down cos the story's about to start.......................

Don't believe in Christmas - The Sonics

The night before Christmas song - Cactus Jim and the Wranglers

To heck with ole Santa Claus - Loretta Lynn

You're a mean one , Mr Grinch - The Brian Setzer Orchestra

What is Santa Claus - Stan Kenton

I hate Christmas - Cast of Sesame Street

Dancin' with Santa - The Trashmen

Christmas twist - Charlie Starr

Give me a kiss for Christmas - Johnny Houston

Marshmallow world - Darlene Love

Rockin' on a riendeer - Henry Lee

I want the South to win the war for Christmas - Spike Jones

Country Christmas - Loretta Lynn

Run Rudolph run - The Outlaws

Rudolph the red nosed riendeer - Billy May

(We wanna see) Santa do the Mambo - Bill Darnel and the Smith Brothers

Mambo Santa mambo - Enchanters

Nuttin' for Christmas - Stan Freberg

Santa Claus boogie - Paul Bain

Rockin' Santa Claus - Moods

Zat you santa Claus? - Louis Armstrong

Boogie woogie Santa Claus - Patty Page

Hooray for Santa Claus - TV soundtrack

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

'Get Your Hair Cut' with Mr A the Barber

Watcha Weirdos

I'm Mr A the Barber and your listening to volume 15 of the YOU GOT GOOD TASTE podcast.

For this show I'm offering you something a bit special,

a chance to get your haircut with Mr A the Barber

So take a seat in Mr A's chair, relax and leave it all to me.

And as a treat whilst your barnet's being cut I thought I'd play you some of the best 50's and 60's hair related rock 'n' roll tunes to make this an appointment you won't ever forget. And I guarantee after this visit your gonna be telling all your friends that Mr A the Barber knows how best to CRAMP your style.

Are you sitting comfortably?

Good, now where's my razor?................

Razorback - The Savoys

Shorty the Barber - Lou Millet

Lend Me Your Comb - Carl Perkins

You Gotta Have a Ducktail - Billy Adams and the Rock-A-Teers

He's a Square - The Belvederes

Long Sideburns - Bolean Barry

Ducktail - Joe Clay

I Accidently messed Up His Hair - Jeanne hayes

Somebody Elses Dandruff - MAD Magazine

He's My Baby - Jean Shepard

Blue Black Hair - The Jades

My Girl - Huelyn Dyvall

Long Blonde Hair - Johnny Powers

Blonde Headed Women - Harold Lee

Let Your Hair Down Baby - Everett Carpenter

Livin' Doll - Lafayette Yarborough

Party Doll - Luke Simmons and his Blue Mountain Boys

Pigtail - Don Schraler

Long Long Ponytail - The Fireballs

Red Blue Jeans and a Ponytail - Gene Vincent

Pony-Tail - Nervous Norvus


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Friday, 13 November 2009

Meteor Madness

Any of you original Crazies will remember this short film made by the Meteors back in 1980. as far as I remember it was shown as a support film to the Ska related music film 'Dance Craze', I remember seeing it in the cinema but it was a long time ago and memories a bit shot now so forgive me for any errors.

This version is just as bad as the copy I have on VHS tape as the original was actually in colour. It features songs from the first Meteors EP 'Meteor Madness' and for what it's worth I think their best line up. The combination of Nigel Lewis's sci-fi related tunes combined with P. Paul Fenech's more traditional rockabilly rhythms inspired and helped create a whole genre of music later termed psychobilly. Seeing the Meteors for the first time at the tender age of 16 at the 'nite of horror rock' at Hammersmith Palais back in 1981, helped fuel my ongoing interest in rock'n'roll and rockabilly and importantly also opened my ears to searching backwards into the catalogue of early rock'n'roll artists. Anyway enjoy the film, it's in 2 parts, sorry about the quality but it's still worth a view.

And here's the promo for 'Graveyard Stomp ' from 1981


Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Screaming Lord Sutch

Now here's a story you might find interesting.

Born David Edward Sutch in London 1940, Sutch was both a rock'nroller and a politician, yes I said politician (more about that later).

First his music career:
Sutch's early rock'n'roll career began in the early 1960's, with his first record being produced by Joe Meek in 1961 entitled 'My Big Black Coffin', also known as 'Til The Following Night' the reverse being a rendition of Good Golly Miss Molly. In building a rock horror act, David renamed himself with the stage name Screaming Lord Sutch, in addition he also formed the band The Raving Savages to back up this new act. Complimented by his wild man of Borneo look, 18" of hair, a buffalo horned crash helmet & his aunt's old leopard skin coat, Screaming Lord Sutch and the Raving Savages were a great success.

During the 1960s, Sutch became known for his horror-themed stage show, adapting his look and taking on the persona of Jack the Ripper he'd begin his shows coming o
ut of a black coffin. Other props to the shows included knives and daggers, skulls and "bodies".

Political career:
In 1961 at the tender age of 21 years old thus eligible to vote, Screaming Lord Sutch decides that as he can vote he can also stand for parliament in the British parliamentary elections! The views of his peers and himself at the time about politicians was simply to sod 'em all, so the Sod 'Em All Party was technically formed.

In 1963 Screaming Lord Sutch had the chance to stand for parliament. much to the disgust of many serious
politicians. Dropping the 'Sod Em All Party' title for the more subdued 'National Teenage Party' he polled 208 votes.
Later in 1983 Sutch renamed his political party 'The Official Monster Raving Loony Party'. To a cry of 'We shall fight them on the benches' Sutch declares the OMRLP officially launched and that the loch ness monster will be the party mascot.

That same year Sutch stood against Margaret Thatcher in the General Election, carrying a giant tin opener during his campaigning to open up the Iron Lady herself! Unfortunately the Iron Lady lacked a sense of humour and wasn't impressed, setting the legislation in motion to raise the election deposits from £150 to £500 to deter candidates such as Screaming Lord Sutch. This did little to deter Sutch, who increased the concerts he performed to pay for campaigns!
His most significant contribution to politics came when he secured more votes than the candidate of the Social Democratic Party, led by former Foreign Secretary David Owen. Within days the SDP dissolved itself.

Despite his wide ranging exuberant contribution to music and politics, Sutch suffered from depression and committed suicide by hanging on 16 June 1999, following the death of his mother the previous year. At the inquest, his fiancée said he had "manic depression".

What a story, what a man, told you it would be interesting!
To read more about Screaming Lord Sutch's antics there's a dedicated website here detailing his life in both music and politics.
Listen to "Dracula's Daughter' by Screaming Lord Sutch on YOUGOTGOODTASTE vol.13 "House of Horrors"

Mr A the Barber

'A Nite of Horror Rock' Hammersmith Palais London 1981

Watcha weirdos

Hope you all had a horrific halloween.

After recent reminisces about the first time I actually got to see The Cramps live, my next few posts are gonna be inspired by the line up of 'a nite of horror' at the Hammersmith Palais London 22nd June 1981. My first Cramps concert!

After months of listening to The Cramps in my bedroom! I finally got to see them in the flesh, along with the Meteors (with their original and best line up) and that monster raving looney Screaming Lord Sutch. Now I think you'd agree that's a gig you'd never want to miss!
So with that gig in mind here's the start of a collection posts related to the bands that played that night. Included will be some info, pics,videos on the support bands along with some Cramps stuff! I've stumbled upon. So stick around for the next few posts cos the garbage man is gonna be spreading some trash right here!

If were lucky enough to be at the gig or if you just want to contribute to this bit of nostalgia then just knock at the Green Door and come on in and leave your mark!

Mr A the Barber

A late Halloween trick or treat from The Cramps

Friday, 30 October 2009

YOU GOT GOOD TASTE vol. fourteen - Halloween, Trick or Treat?

Watcha Weirdos and Happy Halloween to you all

How could I not TRICK or TREAT you to a HALLOWEEN show? You should know me better (though I don't recommend it!).
As I've already shocked you with a monstrous mix of Vampire, Frankenstein and Wolfman tunes in my 'HOUSE of HORRORS' vol.13,
This show instead is all about what all you kreepy kids love best about Halloween night, the dressing up, the trick or treating and of course the pumpkin carving.

So what better way could you think of to celebrate this Halloween than to listen to this show whilst dressed in your finest fright mask, patiently waiting to scare the living shit out of any local kids that dare knock at your door!

TRICK or TREAT anyone?

Keep it Kreepy
Mr A The Barber

Halloween - Soundtrack
Trigger Mortis - Thurston Howlers
This is Halloween - Danny Elfman (Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack)
Halloween - Creepshow
Halloween (she gets so mean) - Rob Zombie & The Ghastly Ones
Spiderman on Halloween Night - Spiderman & Friends
The Halloween Dance - The Reverend Horton Heat
That Halloween Night - Denis & the Double Dates
The Ghost - George Formby
The Halloween Song - Bing Crosby, Boris Karloff, Victor Moore
Halloween - The Coffinshakers
Trick or Treat - Karen and Cubby
No Costume, No Candy - The Swingin' Neckbrakers
Trick or Treat - 4 Flops
Sree......agh - Bobby Stantons Sextet
Haunted by Repetition - Glenrays
The Pumpkin Tells - Wade Denning and Kay Lande
The Great Great Pumpkin - Eddie Bell
Cat's Eyes - The Invaders
A Fistful of Terror - the Bomboras
Phantom Stomp - The Phantom Jets
Halloween Spooks - Lambert, Hendricks and Ross
Queen of Halloween - Billy Snel
Queen of Halloween - Chotalls
Spooktacular Finale - Spike Jones

Betty Boops Halloween party 1933

Halloween II


Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Trick or Treater Eaters Ha HA HAAAAA

Mr A The Barber trick or treat? Halloween show

Watcha Weirdos

Just a quick note to let any listeners out there know that my 'trick or treat?' HALLOWEEN show is nearly finished and will be knocking at your door this weekend.
So cool creeps get yer scary costumes on and get yer pumpkins carved cos Mr Jack o Lantern is on his way to 'trick or treat ya!
Bye for now....................

I was a teenage werewolf!

Saturday, 24 October 2009

The Curse of the Werewolf 1961

The Curse of the Werewolf 1961 (transformation scene)

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

NEW SHOW - weekly dose of GOOD TASTE 21st Oct

Watcha Weirdos

and welcome to my NEW weekly dose of GOOD TASTE

If your a regular listener you'll know my tastes can be a bit eclectic!

So here's a chance for you to hear what lengths my rock'n'roll weirdness stretches to.Everyone likes looking through someone else's music collection, don't they?

With that in idea in mind I've decided to deliver you a weekly (hey, I'll try my best!) selection of what is currently buzzing around my ears.

This shows gonna be short and sweet because of its frequency (don't worry I'll still be putting out the longer YOU GOT GOOD TASTE themed shows), so for that reason it's gonna be limited to four killer, oldies but goodies!

I'm also gonna do my best to include a bit of info on the chosen artists, songs or any related trash that I think might be relevant.

Depending on what happens to be twanging my thang on any given week, I guarantee the tunes you'll hear will rock'n'roll and shake your soul.

Don't forget to check out my blog where you'll find all kinds of trashy photos, videos.... you know what I mean

Contact me with any suggestions or just to be abusive!

So here goes for this week, hope you enjoy it.

Stay Weird'n'Wild

Mr A The Barber

Bit of a Detroit Cobras related week at Mr A's

Solomon Burke - Stupidity

Burke began his adult life as a preacher in Philadelphia, and soon moved on to hosting a gospel radio show. In the 1960s, he signed with Atlantic Records and began moving towards more secular music.

"Stupidity" is a full fleshed out R&B dandy, complete with rolling keyboards a wailing horn arrangement and was the flip side to the 1963 song "Can't Nobody Love You" (a classic country soul ballad).

Apparently, the Stupidity was intended to be a dance, something along the links of "The Swim", "The Duck", etc.

Joe Jones - California Sun

Jones was a New Orleans pianist, bandleader, singer, promoter and talent scout whose peak years were from the late 1950’s through the mid-1960’s.

Joe Jones had two hit records in his career, “California Sun” being the less successful, reaching #89 in 1961. A year earlier, he had scored much bigger (#3) with the song he is best remembered for, “You Talk Too Much”

In 1964, the song was recorded by a band of Indiana teenagers, The Rivieras. Their stripped down, guitar-organ combo, surf/rock approach kicked it up a notch and took it to #1.

I’m Laughing At You” by the Gardenias is a fast paced piano based R&B, wrote and recorded for the Detroit's Fortune label in 1957

The Detroit Cobras - Stupidity

The Cobras are an underground rock & roll act that pays homage to the decades of artists who have hit the vinyl before them. These Motor City garage rockers combine gospel, soul, R&B, and '50s rock & roll to create a unique mix of retro innocence and tight, danceable music overflowing with rhythm and grit.

While a band that only does covers may sound like a one-trick pony, the Cobras manage to mine the hidden parts of bygone eras, coming back with gems that might go otherwise unheard to the next generations, and creating a great style of their own in the process.

"Shout Bama Lama" was originally recorded by Otis Redding & the Pinetoppers in 1960.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

The Wolfman

They Change By Night

Monday, 19 October 2009

Kiss of the Vampire 1962 trailer

Kiss of the Vampire 1962

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Dracula Prince of Darkness 1966 trailer

Dracula Prince of Darkness 1966

The Brides of Dracula

Friday, 16 October 2009

The Horror of Dracula 1958 Trailer

The Horror of Dracula 1958

Thursday, 15 October 2009


You Got Good Taste vol. thirteen - House of Horrors

Watcha Weirdos and Welcome to My House of Horrors.

It's Monster time at Mr A The Barber's so come join me at the Monster Hop, inside you'll find Dracula, Frankenstein and Wolfman too partying to the midnight hour.

Inspired by the classic Horror films from the Hammer Studios here in England, I've put together a Frankenstein's Monster of a show.

You'll Carry On Screaming through the night to terrifying tunes based on the creatures featured in the films The Curse of Frankenstein, The Horror of Dracula and The Curse of the Werewolf.

Check out my new blog at

Each week I't'll be delivering you a whole load of trashy pictures, videos and rock'n'roll garbage of all kinds related to my shows. Don't be shy contact me and talk trash!

Watch out, cos I think I might Trick or Treat you to a Halloween special very soon!

Until next time

Keep it Kreepy

Mr A The Barber

Toccata and Fugues in D-Minor

Merv Griffin - House of Horrors

The Moonrays - Blues for Vampires

The Poets - Dead

Bert Convy - Monster Hop

Bill Riley - Nightmare Mash

The Curse of Frankenstein 1957 trailer

Big Bee Kornegay & Group - A The House of Frankenstein

Hollywood Flames - Frankenstein's Den

Swinging Phillies - Frankenstein's Party

The Evil of Frankenstein 1963 trailer

Eddie Angel and the Omega Men - Frankie's Groovy Monster Boots

Dracula vs Frankenstein 1971 trailer

The Ventures - Vampcamp

Bill Buchanan - Beware

The Horror of Dracula 1958 trailer

Archie King - The Vampires

Zacherle - Dinner with Dracula

Zane Bros - Dracula

Screaming Lord Sutch - Dracula's Daughter

Kiss of the Vampire 1963 trailer

The Meteors - My Daddy is a Vampire

Deadbolt - Scare Me

The Werewolf vs The Vampire Women 1971 trailer

(I was) A Teenage Creature - Lord Luther

The Revillos - She's fallen in Love with a Monster Man

The Curse of the Werewolf 1961 trailer

Round Robin' - I'm The Wolfman

Guitar Wolf - Planet of the Wolves

Dickie Goodman - Horror Movies

Roy Clark - Spooky Movies

Carry On Screaming 1966 soundtrack


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Wednesday, 14 October 2009

The Evil of Frankenstein 1963 opening sequence

The Evil of Frankenstein 1963

The Evil of Frankenstein 1963 from the Hammer Studios.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) opening sequence

Monday, 12 October 2009

The Curse of Frankenstein

The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) from the Hammer Studios.

YOU GOT GOOD TASTE vol. 13 is gonna be Hammeriffic!!!
click here to visit the official Hammer Films web site for all the gory details!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Horror Hosts!

Now here's something I stumbled upon and I think it's too GRUESOME to keep to myself.

Dracula,Frankenstein and Wolfman too!

Now we're getting to the heart of what my next show's theme is all about!
It's a story of....................

Welcome to my sounds of Terror!

More Monsters for the HOP

Here's some more Monsters for the House of Horror "There was Dracula, Frankenstein and Wolfman too'!