Thursday, August 2, 2012

Record #1960something - Wild Wheels (Soundtrack)

Today's record is the soundtrack to the weird 1969 bikers vs. surfers movie Wild Wheels!

If you can't tell by that amazingly un-groovy cover to the soundtrack, this movie isn't that good. The soundtrack on the other hand, is super groovtastic.

In the movie, these biker people come to Malibu and are all like "HEY MAN, WE WANNA TAKE THIS BEACH!" and the surfer dudes go "NO WAY, BROSKY!". Music, love, action and adventure all take place and hilarity ensues. 

Okay, that last part was a lie.

Oh, and did I mention the bikers are led by Casey Kasem?


Yup. Shaggy. From Scooby-Doo. As the leader of a biker gang.

Oh, the 1960s, how I love you.


Anyways, like most 1960s B-movies that take place near a body of water, this movie includes musical performances by country and rock bands that you probably never heard of before, and most likely won't ever hear from again.

Well, except for Terry Stafford, who was an actual real life musician. He co-wrote and recorded the classic country song "Amarillo By Morning".

For a sample of some of this crazy movie and it's super fun music, check out this clip of The Saturday Revue performing their song "Holiday Rider"!!


Or you can check out this clip from this drabtastically filmed "movie", if you can even call it that. This time, we have the song "I Hear Music" by the 13th Committee! Yippee.


As you can see, the music isn't half bad. The soundtrack definitely stands on its own as a compilation of obscure late 60s country rock/pop. So check it out, yo!




You can download the soundtrack to Wild Wheels HERE.

5 comments:

  1. Can't wait to hear this one too! Boss!!

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  2. Yo Bro,
    The Vic Mizzy one was very cool, but as I'm sure you are well aware, this LP has some of THE worst pop/crap/drivel ever recorded on it! I guess that in itself is something. I have probably listened to over a million songs in my life, and this collection beats 99% of them in the awful department! Amazing! Thanx!!

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  3. Hahaha, yes I'm totally aware of it. I just love the awfulness of it all. It's just a cornucopia of crap. If you're so inclined, in a day or so, I will be updating the film with more clips of the horrible performances of these infinitely intolerable songs.

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  5. Good soundtrack, thanks. Didn't Kasem die recently and than someone stole the body, his family? Something weird like that.

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