Retrospace Radio #45

Believe it or not, the last Retrospace Radio was in April 2013!  Suffice it to say, another round is long overdue.  Enjoy.


Here's the track list for today's edition:

  1. "Cocaine" by John Martyn
  2. Invasion of the B Girls (1973) trailer
  3. "Oh Love, We Finally Made It" by Barry White 
  4. Bain de Sole commercial 1983
  5. "Roller Rink" by Trooper 
  6. The Hogan Family TV Theme
  7. "It's So Nice to be Stoned" - White Witch
  8. "Pop Promotion" - Gerhard Narholz and Jurgen Jaenner
  9. Redd Foxx comedy
  10. "Words" by Stories
  11. Exxon commercial
  12. "Anna's Song" by Hummingbird
  13. In the News clip
  14. "Hard Monkeys" by Ten Years After

Total Time: 23:28

Liner Notes:

"Cocaine" is a pretty depressing little ditty, and I hate to open on a downer, but it's all uphill from here, I promise.

Please forgive the awful 10 seconds of absolute silence after the depressing cocaine song before the B Girls movie trailer.  I was face-palming when I heard this... but way to lazy to go back and fix it.

Of all the jingles of the 70s and 80s, the Bain de Sole (for the St. Tropez tan) may be the one that lingers in my head the most.  I don't know why.

I also don't know why The Hogan Family intro makes me so damn nostalgic.  I almost tear up.  (I'm getting too old for this.)

The White Witch song is great because it so unashamedly endorses weed.... which I didn't even realize until now that I have three drug songs on this playlist.  I should've done a theme.

"Pop Promotion" would be right at home coming out of a late 1960s/early 1970s  grocery store sound system.

The Redd Foxx clip, I think you'll agree, is more than a little troubling.

I've always loved the Stories song, and "Anna's Song" sounds like it belongs in a 70s porn (so, that means it's good).

Remember "In the News"?  Damn, that brings back the memories.

And, lastly, one of my favorite songs at the moment by the great Alvin Lee (another track about drugs, by the way).


  1. Man, I've always loved the "In the News" music, but preferred the ones with Christopher Glenn. He had a great voice. Looking forward to listening to this.

  2. So, that's not the same Stories that did "Brother Louie"?

    1. Oh duh, never mind. I was looking for Hummingbird by Stories instead of Words. My brain was totally confused.

  3. Wow, I really missed these! Another awesome mix--Gilligan you missed your calling, thank you! (Awesome chick on the jukebox too( You sure know how to pick 'em :)

  4. Always nice to see Ten Years After getting more press. I only found out about that new cover of "I'd Love to Change the World" a few days ago. (I only listen to current music when someone plays it on the way to work)