Old School Week: TSURURADIO Community Presents… Penguin’s Bubblegum Mixtape!!!

Photography by Julia Davis

HAHA!  I LOVE it!!!  Our little community of music freaks & geeks is joining in the old school fun!  First Ari brought the DCFC heat yesterday, looks like Dorice has somethin’ brewing for you, and now I get the pleasure to present a mixtape from Penguin???  Love it!!!  This time, it’s a bunch of genuinely awesomely awesome oldies, but better to let Penguin describe it, eh?

What What? A mixtape of rarely heard, fantastic bubblegum tracks?

Did you say old, hard to find records in pristine quality? Damn straight.

That’s right, I’ve listened through hours of garbage old poprock songs from the 60’s to get a half hour of some golden material. For those that don’t know, bubblegum pop is a combination of rock and pop genres with emphasis on the vocals and happy-go-lucky lyrics (although the tape doesn’t show THAT much happiness). The songs are also short, generally under 3 minutes – none of that 5-minutes-of-stretching-the-song-out-forever. More like Wham, Bam, Thank you Ma’am. I’m very happy with the songs I found and I hope you will be to.

Fantastic!  Short & sweet… So, in the spirit of the mixtape, I’m going to shut the hell up and get on with it!  Thank you so much Penguin, what an awesome addition to this week’s festivities!

TSURURADIO Community Presents…

Penguin’s Bubblegum Mixtape!!!

(Full Zip)

1 – The Maundy Quintet – I’m Not Alone
2 – The Rev-Lons – I can’t forget about you
3 – The Peppermint Trolley Co. – Trust
4 – The Zombies – Leave Me Be
5 – Jonathan King – Colloquial Sex
6 – Nobody’s Children – St. James Infirmary
7 – The Higher Elevation – The Summer Skies
8 – The Holy Mackerel – Scorpio Red
9 – The Poor – Come Back Baby
10 – Janis Ian – Society’s Child
11 – Lesley Gore – When Yesterday Was Tomorrow

You like what you here?  First, head to your local record shop or even down to GEMM.com and buy yourself a copy!!!  THEN, head over to twitter and follow our man, Penguin!



2 comments for “Old School Week: TSURURADIO Community Presents… Penguin’s Bubblegum Mixtape!!!

  1. redmanthinks
    June 13, 2010 at 8:10 AM

    Have started investigating Lesley Gore`s back catalogue.
    Her “All of my Life ” from 1965 could be a Northern Soul favourite.

  2. Barry Scurran
    January 10, 2011 at 3:31 AM

    Great selection, Maundy Quintet in the first spot. We didn’t think we were recording a bubblegum tune but so be it. The B side was indeed bubble. Considering two future Eagles were in the band, not too shabby. We did have mega fun recording those tunes.

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