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Videodrome: The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun (1969)

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

(Welcome to Videodrome. A monthly column plumbing the depths of vintage underground cinema — from cult, exploitation, trash and grindhouse to sci-fi, horror, noir and beyond.) George Greenough grew up like many coastal So-Cal youths in the 1950s…in the water. But what made Greenough different was his desire to learn absolutely everything he could about […]

Videodrome: Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971)

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

(Welcome to Videodrome. A monthly column plumbing the depths of vintage underground cinema — from cult, exploitation, trash and grindhouse to sci-fi, horror, noir and beyond.) It’s safe to say that when Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song was released in 1971, a lot of viewers were offended, a great many were thrilled and another healthy portion […]

Videodrome: Ghouls, Grind, Gothic & Gore: A Halloween Helper

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

(Welcome to Videodrome. A monthly column plumbing the depths of vintage underground cinema — from cult, exploitation, trash and grindhouse to sci-fi, horror, noir and beyond.) Aside from 14-year-olds and the few dozen AD readers recently thawed from 50-year cryo-sleep, no one wants to read another list of must-see horror films for Halloween. But seeing […]

Videodrome :: Rolling Thunder (1977)

Monday, August 26th, 2013

(Welcome to Videodrome. A new column plumbing the depths of vintage underground cinema — from cult, exploitation, trash and grindhouse to sci-fi, horror, noir and beyond.) “Why do I always get stuck with crazy men?” “…Cause that’s the only kind that’s left.” This cynical exchange between U.S. Air Force Major Charles Rane and bar-tarred, war […]

Videodrome :: Werewolves On Wheels (1971)

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

(Welcome to Videodrome. A new column plumbing the depths of vintage underground cinema — from cult, exploitation, trash and grindhouse to sci-fi, horror, noir and beyond.) As Vietnam festered, Nixon lied and free love gave way to rampant VD, it was inevitable that the outlaw biker film genre, reaching a zenith with the introspection and […]

Address Los Angeles: 3101 S Western: 21st Century Ltd.

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Address Los Angeles, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, explores the lesser-to-unknown corners of LA: be it an address, an artist, or a fleeting thought. By 1905 Jacob Adloff was enjoying a great degree of success. In the 27 years since he’d moved to America from his native Germany, he’d made a name for himself […]

Anthology Recordings Surf Archive Series: Litmus / Glass Love

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Aussie Andrew Kidman is – for lack of a better term – a renaissance man. Musician, painter, photographer, surfboard shaper, wave rider, filmmaker. That’s a lot of hats to wear by any measure but when he rolled up all of his passions and pursuits into one work – he stumbled upon a bit of magic. […]