I was supposed to post about these guys aaaaaaaaages ago when I saw them at a tiny gig in the back St Kilda cafe. But yeh I forgot... NOW thanks to Triple J (Australian Radio station) and my Wednesday morning peak time trek to uni, my memory has been jolted. This is because these guys were named finalists in the Triple J high school band competition. DON'T LET THIS PUT YOU OFF! (Cajun Dance Party are all still in high school!)

Initially I didn't want to like these guys, they just looked too professional and mature and I was sitting there thinking that someone needs to tell these fuckers that there not 25 and can't drive n shit. However once they started playing they blew my superficial misconceptions away. The lead singer channels Prince like a mad dog (even down to the purple velvet dinner jacket and cravat) and has really quite amazing harmony with the backup vox / lead guitar... and they are sooo tight the abreviation TTB can aptly be replaced with NeonLoveTB or NLTB without any problem.

So check em out and just see how good the local (there from Ballarat but you know it's sort of close) and young talent is.

Neon Love // Disco Me

Neon Love // Get Your Freak On Charlie Beacon

Get some of your own Neon Love on myspace


Not Just A Pretty Face

Scarlett Johansson released an album earlier this month comprising of 10 Tom Waits covers and one original song, normally i wouldn't post anything to do with Tom Waits because he really does not do a single thing for me, but my love of Scarlett out-weighs my dislike for Tom i guess.

Scarlett Johansson - Anywhere I Lay My Head (Tom Waits cover)


Fake Fur

The Psychedelic Furs were an English rock band that came to prominence in the late 70s and 80s with hits like Pretty in Pink (The song which inspired the film starring Molly Ringwald), and Love My Way.

They were 'art rock' in a time of punk rock. They were a bunch of emaciated Englishmen, a bit Bowie you might say, and their 1981 album Talk, Talk, Talk would stay their best, after they were pressured into releasing subsequent albums too hastily in the light of the success of the original Pretty in Pink.

The Dresden Dolls are a contemporary 'Brechtian punk cabaret' or alternatively 'theatrical rock' act, hailing from Boston. You might have heard their song 'Coin Operated Boy'.

Anyway, it seems they have developed a penchant for covering The Psychedelic Furs, which is pretty shmick because it doesn't match their usual vaudevillian style at all and is quite, well, nice. Here are a couple of their covers plus my favourite Dresden Dolls original - Missed Me.

The Psychedelic Furs // Love My Way

The Psychedelic Furs // Pretty In Pink

The Dresden Dolls // Pretty In Pink (The Psychedelic Furs Cover)

The Dresden Dolls // The Ghost In You (The Psychedelic Furs Cover - Live)

The Dresden Dolls // Missed Me





Annie plus one

What happens when you take a bowl full of Annie...

Annie - Me Plus One

Then mix it with a generous dash of Get Shakes?

Get Shakes - Sister Self Doubt 2

You get this tasty little number.

Annie - I Know Your Girlfriend Hates Me (Get Shakes remix)


Garage Days

Yes its been a while since I've done one of these, and this might be the last time so i may as well end it all with possibly one of my favourite bands form the 60's.

The Music Machine were an L.A band that formed in 1966, fronted by Sean Bonniwell (who is sometimes named the Godfather of punk). They Released their first able later that year with the single Talk Talk making it into the singles charts.

But after the release of the first album Bonniwell got rid of all the original band members and formed a new band named Bonniwells Music Machine, they released a self titled album in 1968 but did not reach the same commercial success of his the previous album.

Personally i think the second album is so much better.

Heres a few of my favourte tracks.

The Music Machine - Double Yellow Line

The Music Machine - Tin Can Beach

The Music Machine - Talk Me Down

It was hard to pick just 3, i could have easily put 10 up!


Showbag II

Welcome to another installmant of the Gee Wizz SHOW BAG. What's in the Gee Wizz show bag this time? Lucky you, lucky dip! A miscellany of stupendous songs that have nothing in common besides the fact that they are totally brilliant, not to mention orgasm inducing.

Teenagersintokyo // Very Vampyr (dCup Remix)

This remix does the brilliant Very Vampyr justice whilst making it a great track in its on right.

Quiero Club // Let da Music (80kidz Remix)

Queer name, but solid remix. Japanese electro wonders 80kidz (of Disdrive20 and ALT A fame) are building a large portfolio of remixes that kick ass.

Plaid // White's Dream (Shinichi Osawa Remix)

Shinichi Osawa is a god amongst men (OMG STAR GUITAR), he can do no wrong in my eyes. Who is better from Japan - Osawa or Nartrax? Hmmm tough tough tough

Breakwater // Release the Beast (Fuck Daft Punk they ain't got nothin' on this)



Big Week

As most of you will know, Futurecop is playing in Melbz on the 12th of June, then The Teenagers are playing on the 13th.
Now I find out Le Castle Vania is playing at Pogo on the 19th! Holy Crap!
His remix of Snowden's Black Eyes is pretty much the perfect song in my eyes, if only all remixes were this good... if only.

Check out his MYSPACE for the rest of his tour dates.

Le Castle Vania - Trouble In Daylight (LA Riots remix)

Snowden - Black Eyes (Le Castle Vania remix)

PS. say GEE WIZZ at the door for cheaper entry

When You're Hot...

You're hot... Chip.

Try not to love this. I dare you.

Grovesnor // Drive Your Car (Hot Chip Remix) --- removed

New York Odyssey

I was working with JB tonight and the radio was whispering classics from Gold. Just as I was heading home comes on the lovely 'Talking In Your Sleep' by Romantics, which got me to stay groovin and jivin for a few extra minutes much to Jesse's delight.

It reminded me of an amazing compilation from a while ago that a friend introduced me to. It's by a dude I don't like at all - Armand van Helden. He's an absolute douche and his songs make me puke. Yet many of the classic songs he compiled for his New York: A Mix Oddyssey are brilliant, excluding his own tracks which he conveniently slotted in (puke).

The tracks are apparently a concoction representational of the New York night life scene - many styles, many eras. There is 80s, rock, dance punk, electroclash, pop, and whatever else. It features Blondie, Felix da Housecat, Yes, Soft Cell, and of course Romantics, along with a few slightly lesser known names. The tracklisting is below, as well as my favourites for your aural pleasure as per usual (obviously none of his originals).

Armand van Helden - New York: A Mix Odyssey

AvH - Intro
Blondie - Call Me
AvH - Here My Name

Klonhertz - Three Girl Rhumba (The Wire Cover)
Felix da Housecat - Watching Cars Go By
Yazoo - Don't Go
Heavy Rock - I Just Wanna Be A Drummer
Ab/dc - This Feeling
Ram Jam - Black Betty (AvH Remix)
Jesse & Crabbe - The Big Boo Ya
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
AvH - My My My

Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep
Aloud - Rocky Xiii
AvH - Let Me Lead You
Company B - Fascinated
Yes - Owner of a Lonely Heart

Other favourites were Call Me, Tainted Love, Black Betty and Owner of a Lonely Heart, however I thought I'd post the more obscure favs.


Teenage Horror

The Teenagers are coming to Melbourne, finally!

On Friday the 13th (ooooooh) a huuuge Teenage Horror Ball dress up hoe down will be held.

9pm til dawn so we turn into werewolves and vampires and shit and have a mass orgy in a puddle of blood, sweat and vomit. Yeah.

Get in contact with us asap (via myspace/email/comments) for tickets fuckers. 30 bones.

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We've posted so much Teenagers shit up here (check them by clicking the 'The Teenagers' tag at the bottom of this post), so here is an old demo that didn't make it onto the album. It's called Selflove and about... well... wanking. How can you not love The Teenagers?

The Teenagers // Self Love



I don't post up enough made in Melbourne music, which is kinda gay. So I thought I would begin with an old favourite.

Boy+Girl (myspace) have been doing the rounds of Melbourne's independent music scene (Third Class, Ding Dong, Click Click, Roxanne, etc.) since 2006. The first time I saw them live was at Colours @ Miss Libertines and they were giving out badges. Shweet.

The indie/electro production would most likely not sound out of place on a Valerie roll call with their 80s influenced synths, though definitely more vocal orientated and less romance soundtrack than the French menagerie tend to be.

Did I mention that they've supported motherfuckers that go by the name of Justice, Busy P & Boyz Noize? The single off upcoming EP goes by the name of Shirley Temple, and they've also just completed a rad little remix of The Kings, another Melbourne band. Check it, and give them the love they deserve!

The Kings - Weather Makers (Boy+Girl Remix)


Work It Again

Mikey's post on The Glimmers cover of Olivia Newton John totally brought back the fondest memories of this sexy tune by The Black Ghosts.

Also, would you bang Olivia Newton John? Even with the dead poodle on her head from the clip below?

The Black Ghosts // Let's Get Physical


Work It

Make sure you put this track on your Ipod shuffle next time you go out for a jog.

I don't know what it is about this cover, but i really enjoy it, it reminds of the Who Made Who cover of Digitalisim's Idealistic which i totally loved but can't seem to find now... Ah well.

The Glimmers - Lets Get Physical