Doc Shoe Recommends Free Music For Download
I’ve offered a post or two from Lux & Ivy’s Favorites, but to recap, a mad DJ by the name of Kogar has dedicated the last twenty years to putting out free compilations of the music that inspired The Cramps.
But dig this: Lux Interior used to put together his own mix tapes for his friends, including the legendary Vip Vop Tapes, which have since become legendary bootlegs. Here’s Kogar to explain:
What are the Vip Vop Tapes? As legend has it, the VVT were a couple of tapes that were made by Lux Interior back in the late 70’s for a friend to be played at parties, etc. They featured amazing instrumentals, R and B, garage, etc. Spliced between the songs, and sometimes IN the songs themselves, were amazing exploitation audio trailers.
It’s a great listening experience, let me tell you. When I first heard them, it really sent me into collector overload. I wanted to identify all these tracks! The VVT had no track listing, making it pretty hard to identify certain songs (mostly instrumentals). Identifying those tracks has become a life long obsession. All the song I’ve identified have been comped on my series LUX AND IVY’S FAVORITES (I’ll post those later at some point).
The two comps I’ve made as a tribute to the series (originally called NIM BOP COMP) both start with a track from the VVT as a starting point. I tried to pick songs that were in the spirit of those original tapes.
If you haven’t already checked out the Lux & Ivy’s Favorites compilations, you can download them for free—just check out my Links Page. But I also strongly recommend you check out Kogar’s two Thrill-O-Rama Trash Show comps, which can also be had for free right here. Kogar’s got some wild tastes, and this bootleg is one of the most fun listening experiences I’ve had in a loooooong time.