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RETROGASMIC Retro & Vintage Podcast!

36 EpisodesProduced by Dunken Francis (D. D. Deluxe)Website

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,… read more

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XMAS SONGS THAT SANTA FORGOT Ep36.

December 22nd, 2019

32:13

Our Christmas Special featuring a yuletide selection of rarities to rock your happy holiday!  Tunes from The Ronettes, Aretha Franklin, Ella …

PUNK LEGEND MORAT! Ep35.

December 6th, 2019

55:55

A fascinating interview with Legendary Punk Photographer, Author and Vocalist MORAT (live from Las Vegas). We talk about his novels, his art, his …

60's PSYCHEDELIA! Ep34.

November 24th, 2019

36:23

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 …

RARE FRANK SINATRA - LIVE! Ep33.

November 10th, 2019

35:03

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 …

DOO-WOP! Ep32.

October 27th, 2019

31:55

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.

October 13th, 2019

33:59

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 …

THE ROBOT MAN SPEAKS! Ep30.

September 30th, 2019

29:46

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 …

ECLECTIC LADYLAND!! The life of a vintage blogger Ep29.

September 24th, 2019

36:56

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 …

The name is Bond, JAMES BOND! Ep28.

September 13th, 2019

42:52

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"

GROUP SOUNDS! Crazy Japanese late 1960's Rock Ep27.

August 27th, 2019

38:50

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 …

BETTIE PAGE - Queen of Pinups! Ep26.

August 14th, 2019

41:26

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 …

ELVIS - THE KING! Ep25.

July 31st, 2019

50:03

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

July 19th, 2019

41:25

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 …

Sure got the Blues (part two) Ep23.

July 8th, 2019

50:26

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 …

Sure got the blues - (part one) The Pioneers Ep.22

June 24th, 2019

36:02

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 …

We Can See The Strings, But We Don't Care! (part two) Ep21.

June 10th, 2019

32:43

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!

We Can See The Strings, But We Don't Care! (part one) Ep.20

May 29th, 2019

30:43

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!

A tribute to Doris Day Ep19.

May 16th, 2019

34:54

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.

The Stray Cats! Ep.18

May 11th, 2019

37:33

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! 

Begging Bowl! The Recliner's new album drops Ep17.

April 29th, 2019

37:36

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 …

LES BAXTER - The Emperor of Exotica! Ep16.

April 20th, 2019

31:16

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 …

20th Century Style Icons - The Guys! Ep15.

April 8th, 2019

30:32

We take a look at the men who changed the way we defined Cool!  Rudolph Valentino, Cary Grant, Elvis, James Dean and David Bowie.

20th Century Style Icons - The Gals Ep.14

March 18th, 2019

29:24

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, …

ONE MAN BANDS! Blues, Grooves & Lil' Chuck the One Man Skiffle Machine! Ep.13

March 5th, 2019

34:59

We interview the fascinating Lil' Chuck who gives us the exclusive on a couple of tracks off his new album, and we feature songs by one man band …

WOMEN OF ROCKABILLY - Wanda, Lorrie, Janice, Imelda and friends Ep12.

March 1st, 2019

31:47

Dedicated to some of the ladies that made Rockabilly great, we play the music from the early days of Wanda and Bunny right through Imelda's rise to fame and to the present day!  Give it a share ladies!

MUSIC from the MOVIES! Hitchcock, Spaghetti Westerns, Mancini, Shaft! Ep.11

February 14th, 2019

40:52

Eight classic pieces of music from some of the worlds greatest movies, introduced by D.D. Deluxe with his usual trivia laced banter!

SWING! Dancing, Big Bands, Joggling and the Flamingo Trot! Ep.10

February 1st, 2019

56:26

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 …

Recliner Rockers, Dreadlocks, Rockabilly and Instruments for Giants! Ep9.

January 15th, 2019

33:58

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 …

STEAMPUNK! Jules Verne, Battle Croquet, Kat Douglas and Giant Motorized Teapots! Ep.8

January 8th, 2019

35:06

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 …

BEACH HOP, BLUES & BLACK BETTY Ep7.

December 18th, 2018

38:18

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 …

We indulge in DURTY MURDUR! Lo-fi Garage Skiffle Robots! Ep6.

December 4th, 2018

35:14

What is Lo-Fi Garage Skiffle? Imagine two likeable, talented lunatics with impossible to understand accents, playing down and dirty rock n' roll and …

EARTHQUAKES! The Vintage Community fights back! Ep5.

November 26th, 2018

52:09

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 …

SEX PISTOL AND PUNK LEGEND GLEN MATLOCK REVEALS ALL! Ep.4

November 14th, 2018

53:11

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 …

Very Vintage Day Out Special! Pin-ups, Vintage Style & Retro Radios. Ep. 3

November 7th, 2018

40:41

Vintage trivia! Smello-Sound! Interviews with Vintage clothing gurus, Art Deco Radio experts, an airline that only flies a 1940's DC3 and lots of other retro goodness!

Retrogasmic Podcast - Urban Country Legend Tony Daunt candid interview Ep2.

October 30th, 2018

37:17

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 …

RETROGASMIC PODCAST - Miss Viva Las Vegas Fran Robertson Ep.1

October 22nd, 2018

40:55

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 …

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