Thru Spray Colored Glasses

By Brandon Adamson

For a band whose make included the wealthy sons of Dean Martin and Desi Arnaz, Dino, Desi and Billy made some incredible music. The fact that their parents paved them an easy road to fame didn’t make them any less worthy of success. They had some of the most beautiful and artistic songs of the 1960s. The band also made an appearance in the film “Murderer’s Row,” which featured an amusing interaction between Dino and real life father Dean Martin, “Now you’re swingin’ dad!” Sadly, Dino(Dean Paul Martin) later joined the Air National Guard and died when his plane crashed in 1987 at the age of 36.

It’s a Mod, Mod World

By Brandon Adamson

Here’s the trailer for “Mondo Mod.” It’s a classic 1960s fake documentary movie about mod culture. The film features and incredibly catchy title song by a “band” called The Gretschmen. There’s also a brief art segment where a couple of Ellsworth Kelly paintings are mentioned. One of my all time favorites.

Majestic 12 – Nothing on TV

By Brandon Adamson

Great classic mod video from a Southern California band in the late 90s.

The band featured Scott Schultz on vocals and guitar, Jana Wittren Heller on vocals, Ammon Watene on vocals and guitar, Steve Berrett on bass, and Aaron Watene on drums. Jana left the band in 1997 to join The Arrogants and the remaining members regrouped as Majestic, releasing two fantastic pop records on Shelflife. The band went on hiatus when Scott co-created the incredibly successful children’s TV show, Yo Gabba Gabba.

source: Shelflife Records


By Brandon Adamson

Your main squeeze will get mildly annoyed but you can’t help but tune in to this on repeat. Don’t let her bag on your groove. Let me clue ya, some of the jams on here are so far out they’re in. Shazam! I mean we’re talking full house deuce, everything plus nitrojuice! The best songs are “Kookie Kookie Lend me your Comb,” “I don’t Dig You, Kookie” and “Like, I Love You.” Kookie (Edd Byrnes) is Kaptain Kool and an American original.