Kim Fowley

THE ORIGINAL MAYOR OF THE SUNSET STRIP:
MOVIE & MUSIC ANNOUNCEMENTS / SHAMELESS PLUGS!

Late News Flash: Kim appears in voice-overs and the closing scene of the "Mayor Of The Sunset Strip" trailer. The coming attraction opened with "Monster," the Charlize Theron 3 Academy Award Nominated performance in Hollywood... SuperBowl Weekend.

Rodney Bingenheimer is currently a DJ on KROQ - FM (Los Angeles). He was a Davey Jones Stand In on a long ago Monkees TV Show episode. Before and after that moment, Rodney was a "Professional Friend," a fringe figure on the West Coast Silver Sixties Rock Scene.

Some people called him a Male Groupie.... Some people like me, in the Music Business, called him a friend.

Yes, RODNEY IS MY FRIEND ! But I am not a friend of the Back Stage Ballet / Back Room Melodramas that have become the basis of doing business with the powers to be on "The Mayor Of The Sunset Strip" film.

KIM FOWLEY WAS THE 1ST MAYOR OF THE SUNSET STRIP IN 1968. I used it as a promo device / nickname to get into Sunset Strip clubs and meet new female arrivals in Psychedelic Tinsel Town.

When I moved to Helsinki, Finland in 1970.... I gave Rodney permission to use MY Mayor Of The Sunset Strip name, because it made no sense to any one in the far Scandinavian North.

I was a self appointed Mayor. Rodney has been the new Mayor since 1970. Rodney really worked "it" ; Making friends with Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and various Beatles for the last 34 years.

In 1997 I was invited to be filmed, for the Movie "The Mayor Of The Sunset Strip". I was flown in from New Orleans and paid for my time and talent as an on screen actor.

"The Mayor Of The Sunset Strip" movie, was finished in 2003 , 6 YEARS IN THE MAKING ! "Gone With The Wind", "Wizard Of Oz" and "Citizen Kane".... Did NOT take 6 years . Is "Mayor" a better movie? It's a matter of taste. You be the judge. "Mayor" has played on The Festival / Screening Circuit in Hollywood - Toronto - London - New York City to mixed reviews.

Each time, each screening... The "Final Cut" appears to slightly change... So who knows what the Final - Final Version may be... When it gets North American release in March 04'.

Kim Fowley was FALSE ALARMED ! .... To attend Toronto - London - NYC Screenings. Various friends / busy bodies reported: "Different Edits / Cuts / Content" . Hopefully the Final Product will be Fair and Balanced. Minus Ridicule and Scrutiny.

According to 21st Century Grape Vine Chatter, there are additional "Mayor" Spinoffs : DVD Cut of "Mayor", "The Making Of Mayor" (Showtime ?), "The Mayor Of The Sunset 2", a Warner Bros. Feature Film about Rodney's life with actors playing the roles of Rodney's friends and enemies. Also, is there a Soundtrack album ? Probably.

Kim Fowley doesn't want to be depicted in the Rodney Warner Bros. Flick... But if I was paid REAL MONEY, I would recommend either Crispin Glover or Bruce Willis, or even Quentin Tarantino, to play Kim Fowley. Even Peaches could play Kim as a long shot casting concept ! Either Iggy Pop or Michael Jay Fox could play Rodney.

No folks, Kim Fowley does NOT resent Rodney for having a Film Career. Kim doesn't want to be Categorized - Explained - Justified or Marginalized by Whim Editing or Incomplete After - The - Fact Product Promotion and Publicity.

Speaking of "Mayor": Kim Fowley was false alarmed, as an actor, about Post Production Promo Possibilities and was double talked about Final Cut Content.

Meanwhile, having 7 new Kim Fowley songs written and recorded for "Mayor" .... but not used.... I chose to release these songs World Wide ! I got lucky when Weed Records (Runt Distribution) said: "YES" ! The album containing these 7 songs is scheduled for late January 04' release !

KIM FOWLEY : ADVENTURES IN DREAMLAND is the package. The songs with the Cinematic Content are :

1. TERRORS OF TINSEL TOWN
2. HOLLYWOOD USA
3. MOVIELAND MEMORIES
4. DREAM FACTORY
5. MAYOR OF THE SUNSET STRIP
6. MRS. RODNEY BINGENHEIMER
7. HOLLYWOOD CHILD

For further information: www.weedrecords.com Email : info@weedrecords.com

Hopefully these gems will bring a smile to your face, along with the future
Off - The - Wall - Classics : BALLAD OF PHIL SPECTOR - AFGHANISTAN - VINYL.

Slip into your naughtiest nightie and fuzziest slippers and get ready to stay up way past bedtime with this, the ultimate collection of girl-grinding, sunshine-kissed sludge from So. Cal's underground phenom Teenacide Records. He became an indie icon triumphing/trashing the rock brat pack of the past decade in his zine Fruitbasket Upset and in the much-missed nightlife column Freek Show, but it wasn't until Teenacide team leader Jim Freek started bookin' the bands himself (at his raging Viva La Megababes shows) as well as recording them, that his time-warped music obsession was finally able to fizz and flourish. For Jimbo, life is like a hottub: steamy, bubbly and always more fun when there's a bevy of spunky girls around. So it's no surprise that the dude who brought us the frothy cool of the Shakes, the spliffed riffs of The Blondes and the not so square-pegged wave of The Checkers on previous releases, would start off '04 with this yummy candybox full o' female-fueled confections in the spirit of his Megababes events. Pajama Party features both familiar and fresh new femmes, with L.A. wonder women-led faves such as The Neptunas, The Holograms, Stimulator, Cheap Chick and The New Detectives forming the backbone of this bodacious romp. Newbies add raw and sassy appeal to the comp as well: from the cosmic crunch of Rocket (three blondes named Lauren who made up a band name and eventually tricked Jim into recording their eponymous ditty with 'em) to Morrisshi (the first all-lady tribute to Morrissey who're anything but morose on their cover of "Everyday is Like Sunday") to Soft Blue Lights' bittersweet tribute to KROQ DJ legend Rodney "What's Happening" Bingenheimer to the mysterious Missy Cheer Gurl, a 15-year-old cheerleader plucked from the parking lot of a Britney Spears concert at Dodger Stadium who croons about more than deodorant on "Still Smells Like Teen Spirit," it seems the Teenacide headquarters in Silverlake, CA. isn't just laying tomorrow's revvin' -gal and guy rockstars to tape, it's mining them as well. Seriously though, when it comes to meshing sticky sweet Phil Spector-style harmonics with cheesy prog-rock atmospherics and spiky punk-style punch, Pajama Party proves that nobody works it better than Freek and his Teenacide temptresses. Let the sonic pillow fight begin...
XOXO
Lina "Luscious" Lecaro (from the liner notes)

TRACKLISTING:
1. The Neptunas "Hey Jimmy Freek"
2. Boink! "Walk Of Fame"
3. The Checkers "Paper Crown"
4. Stimulator "Feelin' Alright"
5. The New Detectives "Makin' Out"
6. Rocket "Rocket"
7. The Holograms "Your Ex Is Turning Tricks"
8. The Trinkets "The Quarry"
9. The Myce "Painted On My Heart"
10. Thumpurr "So Many Men"
11. The Glossines "Underage"
12. Katie The Pest "Groove On"
13. Pink Slip "Suck It Up"
14. Soft Blue Lights "Rodney"
15. Nipper & The Seaturtles "Looks A Great Deal Like A Turtle"
16. Morrisshi "Everyday Is Like Sunday"
17. Cheer Car Wash "Still Smells Like Teen Spirit"
18. The Pinkz "C'mon Baby"
19. Cheap Chick "Auf Wiedersehen"

The Kim Fowley / Roy Swedeen Co-Created Masterpiece "RODNEY" by Soft Blue Lights, is featured on "Pajama Party" (Teenacide Records) scheduled for release in Mid- February 04'
For further information : www.teenaciderecords.com Email: teenaciderecords@aol.com

So here it is folks : MOVIE AND MUSIC ANNOUNCEMENTS / SHAMELESS PLUGS, BY THE ORIGINAL MAYOR OF THE SUNSET STRIP FOR : ADVENTURES IN DREAMLAND - PAJAMA PARTY - DESTRUCTION WITH A BEAT.

Enjoy !

 

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