IN THIS ISSUE OF COSMIK DEBRIS: Conversations
with comic genius and legend Stan Freberg, and Jerry Only of The Misfits. Rusty
Pipes takes a
look at the new coat of paint on the Yellow Submarine, and Eric Steiner examines
new age "thing": music and aromatherapy. Plus columns and, of course, reviews
of a ton of
CDs in more genres than you can shake a stick at.
Volume 2 of Cosmik Radio is online for
your listening pleasure, and don't forget
to tune in on October 25th for the third
annual Halloween Thingy. It's our special
edition of Cosmik Radio that is all about
the music that makes All Hallows Eve great.
You just need a RealAudio
Player to listen.
If you don't have one, go pick
one up. Cosmik Radio is just
the kind of Net-Only audio that radio
station program directors don't
want you getting hooked on. So go
STAN FREBERG -
One of the greatest comedic minds of the century graces the pages of Cosmik
On the occasion of the release of Tip Of The Freberg, Rhino's 4-CD box set of
of his greatest moments, Stan Freberg discusses a variety of subjects including
network sensors and overrated comics. Sacred cows served bloody. Interview by
THE MISFITS -
Bassist and band spokesman Jerry Only discusses the second assault on the beach
the rock and roll universe. Comics, toys, movies, pro wrestling... These ghouls
poised to once again become famous monsters. Interview by DJ Johnson.
YELLOW SUBMARINE -
In the town where I was born... The old yellow boat resurfaces with newly
in an ultra-high quality form. Article by Rusty Pipes.
NEWEST NEW AGE -
We take a look at a new product that combines music with aroma therapy. Article
CD & RECORD REVIEWS - Another huge stack
of releases get the Cosmik once-over.
EVERYTHING ELSE IN REVIEW - Where the rest
of it lands.
KENNY LOVE'S PERSPECTIVE -
A blueprint for failure in the music biz.
CLOSET PHILOSOPHY - with Rusty Pipes:
Check your guns at the door and step inside for Rusty's examination this
heavily armed society of ours."
PIGSHIT - By Gary Pig Gold:
Gary pauses to reflect on Bomp Records' 25th anniversary.
Did you miss an issue? We now have many of our
issues online, including sound clips and
extras. Check out interviews with The Witches, Electric Frankenstein, the
Vampire Beach Babes, Jeff Berlin,
Curve, Michael Shermer, Steel Pulse, Transglobal Underground, Mark Helm, The
Southern Rock All-Stars, Ottmar Liebert, Jason Noble of Shipping News, Phil
Vassar, Joel Dorn, Mark Cline of Love Tractor, Texas Terri (of Texas Terri & The
Stiff Ones), Mike Keneally, Chris Shinn of Unified Theory, Alley of Wise Monkey
Orchestra, Mario Escovedo of The Dragons, The Clarks, Big Ass Truck, Richard
Cheese, Paul Krassner, Tony Iommi, Ron Dante... and too many more to list!!
Halloween is my favorite day of the year. Isn't that just a tad disturbing?
Always has been
my favorite, ever since I saw my first monster flick during a thunderstorm one
Eve when I was perhaps 7 or 8 years old. Every year, the October issue of
Cosmik Debris is
geared toward others who get into it as much as I do. In past Halloween issues
you Rob Zombie, Man or Astro-Man, The Cramps, The Boss Martians, The Groovie
even Space Ghost.
This year we're completely knocked out to bring you one of the most influential
bands of the
past few decades. The Misfits inspired hundreds of metal AND punk bands and
they continue to
do so 23 years after they first stepped onto a stage. We hope you enjoy our
bassist and walking, talking action figure Jerry Only.
When we found we had the opportunity to talk to Stan Freberg, we decided to
break with the
"only the scary stuff" tradition of Cosmik Halloween issues because he's a
living legend in
the world of comedy, and because he's a hero to a lot of us here at Cosmik. And
we ever rewarded for that decision. Freberg is as much fun talking off the cuff
as he is
on record. Be sure to catch Rusty Pipes' interview with an American icon.
that way we don't offend anybody.
We hope you enjoy the 53rd issue of Cosmik Debris. See you next month.