RETROGASMIC Retro & Vintage Podcast!

RETROGASMIC Retro & Vintage Podcast! Podcast

Welcome to the Retrogasmic Podcast! Your very own space-time portal to all things Vintage, Retro and Kits!ch Brought to you by New Zealand Retronauts D.D. Deluxe (and sometimes the lovely Hettie LaBombe), the Retrogasmic podcast promises to take you to a world inhabited by retro style, classic cars, B-movies, pin-up girls, vintage fashion, groovy music and a selection of very, very cool guests. Enlightenment will be available via retro event news, gig info and D.D.’s soon-to-be-legendary vintage trivia quiz, and hopefully we’ll all have a few laughs along the way! A free podcast! A retro podcast! Grab a cocktail, settle down and join us for a trip back in time... #Retro #Vintage #Podcast #New Zealand

MORE SONGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW WERE COVERS Se2 Ep6
"Girls just wanna have fun!" The ultimate girls night out singalong.. did you know it was originally written and sung by a man?!  Another fabulous show packed with well known songs that you never realised were cover versions.. a couple that even surprised our know-it-all host!...

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SONGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW WERE COVERS! Se2 Ep5
"TAINTED LOVE! GREAT, I LOVE SOFT CELL!" Nope, it was a cover, and here's the original, along with six other fabulous smash hit songs you didn't realise were cover versions!  If you enjoyed the show please consider leaving us a review on iTunes, or share it to you social media buddies.  Thank you!...

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PATTERNS from the PAST! Se2 Ep4
We talk to YouTuber Stephanie Canada about some of the fascinating stories behind vintage sewing patterns and the people that collect them, and play some of her favourite music including Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee and Glenn Miller!  www.backroomfinds.com...

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RETRO MASHUPS! Se2 Ep3.
James Brown and Michael Jackson?  Frank Sinatra and Bob Marley?  The Bee Gees featuring Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre?  Yep, mash-ups have it all.  As always delivered with panache and style by our very own Retronaut D D Deluxe!  Sponsored by Rosemary.nz Custom made bowling shirts...

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ELVIS STYLE Se2, Ep2
We play some great Elvis tunes and chat with UK journalist and author Zoey Goto who talks about her new book "Elvis Style" and explains why Elvis is one of the world's most iconic figures. Sponsored by www.Rosemary.nz custom-made retro bowling shirts....

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CHERRY DIVINE - AUSTRALIA"S ROCKABILLY PRINCESS! Se2 Ep1.
We talk to Aussie Rockabilly legend Cherry Divine about the Australian Rockabilly scene, the prejudice that still exists against women in music, midwifery and surviving COVID-19. Plus all the usual mularkey including tracks from Johnny Cooper, The Lincolns and Rusty and the Dragstrip trio.  Welcome to Series two thanks to our wonderful sponsor Rosemary.nz Custom-made retro bowling shirts....

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XMAS SONGS THAT SANTA FORGOT Ep36.
Our Christmas Special featuring a yuletide selection of rarities to rock your happy holiday!  Tunes from The Ronettes, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Dodie Stevens, Jimmy Charles and of course James Brown!...

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PUNK LEGEND MORAT! Ep35.
A fascinating interview with Legendary Punk Photographer, Author and Vocalist MORAT (live from Las Vegas). We talk about his novels, his art, his fetish photography and his relationship with Lemmy and Jaz Coleman, as well as playing a few of his favourite tunes....

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60's PSYCHEDELIA! Ep34.
We take a trip into the Psychedelic music revolution of the late 1960's and ask "What exactly IS Psychedelic Music?. Featuring Jimi Hendrix, The Amway Dukes, 13th Floor Elevators, Blue Cheer, Sir Lord Baltimore, The Substantial Evidence, Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Castaways....

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RARE FRANK SINATRA - LIVE! Ep33.
Today's show features some rare live performances by Ol' Blue Eyes. We chat with our lunatic roving reporter Winki about V8 cars and luminous shoes and review "Teenagers from Outer Space (1959). What better way to spend 35 minutes!?...

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DOO-WOP! Ep32.
DOO-WOP!  The history and the music, we cram in as many tunes as we can (including some rare ones!) in a show dedicated to the close-harmony-silly-lyrics phenomena of the 1950's and early 60s....

THE AMERICAN DINER! Ep31.
The classic icon of Americana - The American Diner.  It's history, the Music and art it's inspired and why this symbol of working class America still lives on, in every city in the world!...

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THE ROBOT MAN SPEAKS! Ep30.
We chat to Martin "The Robot Man" Horspool, about his amazing career as an artist making over 350 incredible Robots out of relics from 1950's and 60's household objects, and about his sell out show in Manhattan and his upcoming week long exhibition in Auckland starting Oct 14th.  Plus music from Sid Vicious, The Velvelettes and Eddie Cochran!...

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ECLECTIC LADYLAND!! The life of a vintage blogger Ep29.
We talk to Eclectic Ladyland's Natasha Francois about blogging from her her art deco cinema home, play music from The Retrobaits, Wanda Jackson, The Seeds, Frank Sinatra and the B52s as well as one of the best ever vintage trivia questions!...

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The name is Bond, JAMES BOND! Ep28.
James Bond Trivia, Music and a fascinating interview with the Warren Ringham, musical director of the world's foremost James Bond Music Extravaganza "Q The Music"...

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GROUP SOUNDS! Crazy Japanese late 1960's Rock Ep27.
Sit back and listen to some of the amazing GROUP SOUNDS bands of the late 1960's that changed the face of popular music in Japan and it's experimental sound still influences bands today. Marvel as we review "Invaders from Mars" (1953) and (hopefully) be at least vaguely entertained when we chat to our eccentric roving reporter in "Where's Winki?"....

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GROUP SOUNDS! Crazy Japanese late 1960's Rock Ep27.
Sit back and listen to some of the amazing GROUP SOUNDS bands of the late 1960's that changed the face of popular music in Japan and it's experimental sound still influences bands today. Marvel as we review "Invaders from Mars" (1953) and (hopefully) be at least vaguely entertained when we chat to our eccentric roving reporter in "Where's Winki?"....

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BETTIE PAGE - Queen of Pinups! Ep26.
We talk in depth with Bettie Page biographer Tori Rodriguez and musician and Bettie's nephew Ron Brem. A fantastic interview with two fascinating people who reveal some amazing details about the life of this pinup legend....

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ELVIS - THE KING! Ep25.
Elvis Aaron Presley. His life and music. We chat with leading Elvis Tribute artist Che Orton about life as an Elvis, and the upcoming major competition at Elvis' home, Gracelands....

SURF'S UP! Ep24
DD chats to NZ surf legends The Bull Kelp Surfers and plays a fantastic selection of instrumental surf rock from The Atlantics, The Chantays, The Surfaris and of course Dick Dale....

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Sure got the Blues (part two) Ep23.
In part two of our feature on the history of "The Blues" we move into the fascinating post-war era with music and from BB King, Bo Diddley, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Willie Dixon, Walter Horton, The Yardbirds and a whole lot more....

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Sure got the blues - (part one) The Pioneers Ep.22
We take a look at The Blues, it's roots and history, and the pioneers of the music that influenced popular music as we now know it. Music by Bessie smith, T-Bone Walker, Mamie Smith, Cleo Brown Billie Holiday, Sonny Boy Williamson and more....

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We Can See The Strings, But We Don't Care! (part two) Ep21.
Part two of our special dedicated to the Supermarionation work of Gerry & Sylvia Anderson - THUNDERBIRDS! CAPTAIN SCARLET! JOE 90! Music & Trivia from the shows!  We Can See The Strings, But We Don't Care!...

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We Can See The Strings, But We Don't Care! (part one) Ep.20
The first of a two part special dedicated to the Supermarionation work of Gerry & Sylvia Anderson - Supercar, Fireball XL5 and Stingray!  We Can See The Strings, But We Don't Care!...

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A tribute to Doris Day Ep19.
We take a sentimental journey and pay homage to the the life and music of the legend that was Doris Day, who passed away last week aged 97....

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The Stray Cats! Ep.18
We take a  look at the career of the band that re-introduced the world to Rockabilly in the early 1980's, The Stray Cats!...

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Begging Bowl! The Recliner's new album drops Ep17.
We talk to the Recliner Rockers about their new album and get the exclusive on a chance to win the band playing live in your lounge!  We review "The Motherless Oven" by Rob Davis, Vintage Trivia and our B-Movie "The Monster that challenged the world!"...


LES BAXTER - The Emperor of Exotica! Ep16.
Ep16. LES BAXTER - The Emperor of Exotica! We feature legendary exotica composer, arranger and band leader Les Baxter along with the return of Vintage Trivia, a chat with our roving reporter Winki and another B-Movie review!...

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20th Century Style Icons - The Guys! Ep15.
We take a look at the men who changed the way we defined Cool!  Rudolph Valentino, Cary Grant, Elvis, James Dean and David Bowie....

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20th Century Style Icons - The Gals Ep.14
We throw the spotlight on the women who's looks and lives influenced style, fashion and culture in the 20th Century. Lillian Gish, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn....



SWING! Dancing, Big Bands, Joggling and the Flamingo Trot! Ep.10
SWING OUT SISTER!  We talk to Rob Bloom, the man responsible for the Swing dancing / Lindy Hop revival in Australasia in the mid 90's, Glenn Miller, The Andrews Sisters, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald! Vintage Trivia and Winki does the Flamingo Trot!...

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Recliner Rockers, Dreadlocks, Rockabilly and Instruments for Giants! Ep9.
We chat with New Zealand live legends RECLINER ROCKERS about their original music, Jools Holland, Nile Rodgers, Great music of the 1950's, living in Hollywood and the importance of great hair! Amazing retro Podcast! Free podcast!  We also feature the rare blues track "Mindreader Blues" and a hettie gives us a special vintage trivia!...

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STEAMPUNK! Jules Verne, Battle Croquet, Kat Douglas and Giant Motorized Teapots! Ep.8
We talk to the Queen of New Zealand Steampunk Kat Douglas about Jules Verne, Battle Croquet, Hats, Airships, Giant Motorized Teapots and how much fun it is being an eccentric!  Also Vintage trivia, and a very rare blues track from 1929 "Diddie-Wah_Diddie" by Blind Blake.   Bmovies. Vintage podcast...

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BEACH HOP, BLUES & BLACK BETTY Ep7.
This week we talk to Noddy Watts, organiser of BEACH HOP, the largest Classic Car/Hot Rod/Rockabilly/Vintage festival in the southern Hemisphere. We feature an incredible rare blues track from 1933 that went on to become a worldwide smash hit, we regale you with vintage (car) trivia and of course our regular chat with our inimitable roving reporter Winki!...

We indulge in DURTY MURDUR! Lo-fi Garage Skiffle Robots! Ep6.
What is Lo-Fi Garage Skiffle? Imagine two likeable, talented lunatics with impossible to understand accents, playing down and dirty rock n' roll and blues, on a stage set that looks like a 1950's recycling centre, and you get a taste of the dynamic duo that is DURTY MURDUR! We get the EXCLUSIVE on three new tracks.  Hettie reviews the Vincent Price classic "Last Man on Earth", more Vintage Trivia, and of course another random conversation with our roving reporter in "Where's Winki?" where the phrase "I'm go...

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EARTHQUAKES! The Vintage Community fights back! Ep5.
After the Life-changing earthquakes of 2010, 2011 and 2016 New Zealand's vintage community had two choices: Give up or fight back! We interview three well known faces in the NZ vintage scene, survivors of these terrible events, and find out how they found the will to start rebuilding their communities and the long-term affects of these catastrophic environmental disasters.  We also have our regular B movie review ("Wild Guitar" 1962), Vintage trivia and lots of other  groovy stuff....

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SEX PISTOL AND PUNK LEGEND GLEN MATLOCK REVEALS ALL! Ep.4
Former Sex Pistol, punk legend and all-round nice guy Glen Matlock talks candidly to us about his new solo album "Good to Go", David Bowie, The Stray Cats, the early days of Punk and the birth of Sex Pistols, earning air points and Queens Park Rangers Football club!...

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Retrogasmic Podcast - Urban Country Legend Tony Daunt candid interview Ep2.
We interview New Zealand Urban Country legend Tony Daunt, plus vintage trivia (it's an Elvis theme!), our movie review "Atomic Age Vampire" (1960), we do a call to our roving reporter in "Where's Winki?" plus a preview of the upcoming Very Vintage Day out event in auckland....

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RETROGASMIC PODCAST - Miss Viva Las Vegas Fran Robertson Ep.1
Welcome to the RETROGASMIC PODCAST!  Your go-to destination for all things vintage, retro and Kitsch. Episode one features an interview with the current Miss Viva Las Vegas Fran Robertson, who gives us a fascinating insight into the Pin-up scene, Movie review "Attack of the Crab Monsters", vintage trivia and of course a call to our roving reporter Winki Watters. have a listen, and if you dig the scene share it with your gang man!...

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