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It’s a western themed version of Mah Na’ Mah Na’! Another Mondo soundtrack masterpiece from Italian legend Piero Umiliani.

Questo Sporco Mondo Meraviglioso (1971) is another Italian documentary that basically translates to This Dirty Wonderful World. Make of that what you will.

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Piero Umiliani’s best known track, “Mah Na’ Mah Na’ ” off the Svezia, Inferno e Paradaiso soundtrack (Sweden: Heaven and Hell).

One of those “Mondo” style documentaries popular in the 60’s and early 70’s. This one examines kinky ass Sweden. Lesbian nightclubs, sex education, drugs and the Swedish porn industry are just some of the topics covered in this one.

I also have Piero’s western themed version of this song from a 1971 Mondo soundtrack as well. LOL Fucking completist.

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Calibro 35’s version of Piero Umiliani’s “Cinque Bambole” FUCKING STOMPS.

I fucking love this band. They rule.

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Piero Umiliani is quickly becoming one of my favorite go to artists when I edit photos and need music playing.

From the soundtrack to the 1970 Italian Giallo (Italian Eurosleaze Crime Erotica) film 5 Bambole Per La Luna D’Agosto AKA 5 Dolls For An August Moon.

Umiliani is probably best known as the composer of “Mah Nà Mah Nà” which the Muppets performed multiple times on both Sesame Street and The Muppet Show but I love his soundtracks for Euro sexploitation films, spaghetti westerns and Eurospy flicks.

HAHAHAHAHAHA these are hysterical

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The Fire of the Mind Agitates The Atmosphere.
"He has made the cat his own. He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look and live like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves."
   - H.G. Wells
British artist Louis Wain painted cats. And possibly had schizophrenia or Asperger’s Syndrome. When his sisters could no longer tolerate his erratic and violent behavior (or behaviour in the UK), they had his ass committed in 1924.
Even institutionalized he continued to paint cats, though they became far less realistic and far more, dare I say it, psychedelic. Wain’s abstract cats are great. Any fucking retard can paint a cat. I’ll take mentally unstable abstract cat paintings any day.
Some speculate that the onset of Wain’s schizophrenia was precipitated by toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection that can be contracted from cats. The theory that toxoplasmosis can trigger schizophrenia is the subject of ongoing research.

The Fire of the Mind Agitates The Atmosphere.

"He has made the cat his own. He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look and live like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves."

   - H.G. Wells

British artist Louis Wain painted cats. And possibly had schizophrenia or Asperger’s Syndrome. When his sisters could no longer tolerate his erratic and violent behavior (or behaviour in the UK), they had his ass committed in 1924.

Even institutionalized he continued to paint cats, though they became far less realistic and far more, dare I say it, psychedelic. Wain’s abstract cats are great. Any fucking retard can paint a cat. I’ll take mentally unstable abstract cat paintings any day.

Some speculate that the onset of Wain’s schizophrenia was precipitated by toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection that can be contracted from cats. The theory that toxoplasmosis can trigger schizophrenia is the subject of ongoing research.

Strange memories on this nervous night in Las Vegas. Five years later? Six? It seems like a lifetime, or at least a Main Era—the kind of peak that never comes again. San Francisco in the middle sixties was a very special time and place to be a part of. Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run… but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant.…

There was madness in any direction, at any hour. If not across the Bay, then up the Golden Gate or down 101 to Los Altos or La Honda.… You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning.…

And that, I think, was the handle—that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn’t need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting—on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave.…

So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark—that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.

Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas (excerpt)
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Blue Öyster Cult “Transmaniacon MC”

With Satan’s hog, no pig at all
And the weather’s getting dry
We’ll head south from Altamont
In a cold-blood traveled trance
So clear the road, my bully boys
And let some thunder pass
We’re pain, we’re steel, a plot of knives
We’re Transmaniacon MC

Keith Richards and the Godstar Brian Jones poolside. With drinks!

Doomed 18 year old Meredith Hunter, in the lime green jacket, at the Rolling Stones notorious Altamont Speedway Free Festival on December 6th, 1969. Hunter was stabbed to death in front of the cameras documenting the event for the film Gimme Shelter.

Doomed 18 year old Meredith Hunter, in the lime green jacket, at the Rolling Stones notorious Altamont Speedway Free Festival on December 6th, 1969. Hunter was stabbed to death in front of the cameras documenting the event for the film Gimme Shelter.

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Compare this version of “Gimme Shelter” recorded in Oakland, CA on November 9th, 1969. It’s a rough bootleg but they sound pretty tight. But the menace and tension in the Altamont performance is completely missing here.

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Recorded on December 6th, 1969 during the Rolling Stones performance at the Altamont Speedway Free Festival. Obviously not the Stones at their best but I think some of the tension in the performances creates a sinister undercurrent you cannot ignore. This particular version blows my mind. It’s so dark, so menacing. Keith Richards and Mick Taylor’s guitars sound so vicious, so brutal.

Things soured when a young 18 year old named Meredith Hunter attempted to get on stage and was punched in the head by a Hell’s Angel. Hunter returned to the front of the stage intoxicated and enraged. He pulled a .22 caliber revolver out of his jacket which Hell’s Angel Alan Passaro witnessed (and was also caught on camera by the documentary filmmakers). Passaro leaped on Hunter and stabbed him five times and killed him. This happened during “Under My Thumb”.

To the Stones, it looked like another fight. They weren’t aware that a murder had occurred just mere feet away from them. Throughout their entire performance the Stones beg both the audience and the Hell’s Angels to calm down.

After being stabbed multiple times, other Hell’s Angels stomped on Hunter repeatedly. Passaro was arrested and tried for murder but acquitted after jurors watched the footage and determined that he had acted in self-defense. Hunter’s autopsy determined he was under the influence of methamphetamine.

Altamont effectively ended and destroyed the hippie youth culture. For whatever reason, or whoever you want to blame, the idealism of the movement had been in jeopardy as far back as 1967, in the so-called “Summer of Love” when the media latched on to it. Teenagers migrated to California like sheep, leaving themselves open to the sinister machinations of those who sought only to prey on them. Hard drugs made their presence known, undoubtedly introduced to the movement by the government. Sheep need leaders and there were plenty. Not all of them kind. Woodstock is seen as a symbol of love and peace yet that same month the so-called Manson Family murdered Sharon Tate and numerous others.

Rolling Stone said, “Altamont was the product of diabolical egotism, hype, ineptitude, money manipulation, and, at base, a fundamental lack of concern for humanity.” The six-six-sixties were dead.

The Stones did not return to America until 1972.

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The second version of “Under My Thumb” recorded on December 6th, 1969 during the Rolling Stones performance at the Altamont Speedway Free Festival. Obviously not the Stones at their best but I think some of the tension in the performances creates a sinister undercurrent you cannot ignore.

Things soured when a young 18 year old named Meredith Hunter attempted to get on stage and was punched in the head by a Hell’s Angel. Hunter returned to the front of the stage intoxicated and enraged. He pulled a .22 caliber revolver out of his jacket which Hell’s Angel Alan Passaro witnessed (and was also caught on camera by the documentary filmmakers). Passaro leaped on Hunter and stabbed him five times and killed him. This happened during “Under My Thumb”.

To the Stones, it looked like another fight. They weren’t aware that a murder had occurred just mere feet away from them. Throughout their entire performance the Stones beg both the audience and the Hell’s Angels to calm down.

After being stabbed multiple times, other Hell’s Angels stomped on Hunter repeatedly. Passaro was arrested and tried for murder but acquitted after jurors watched the footage and determined that he had acted in self-defense. Hunter’s autopsy determined he was under the influence of methamphetamine.

Altamont effectively ended and destroyed the hippie youth culture. For whatever reason, or whoever you want to blame, the idealism of the movement had been in jeopardy as far back as 1967, in the so-called “Summer of Love” when the media latched on to it. Teenagers migrated to California like sheep, leaving themselves open to the sinister machinations of those who sought only to prey on them. Hard drugs made their presence known, undoubtedly introduced to the movement by the government. Sheep need leaders and there were plenty. Not all of them kind. Woodstock is seen as a symbol of love and peace yet that same month the so-called Manson Family murdered Sharon Tate and numerous others.

Rolling Stone said, “Altamont was the product of diabolical egotism, hype, ineptitude, money manipulation, and, at base, a fundamental lack of concern for humanity.” The six-six-sixties were dead.

The Stones did not return to America until 1972.

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The first version of “Under My Thumb” recorded on December 6th, 1969 during the Rolling Stones performance at the Altamont Speedway Free Festival. Obviously not the Stones at their best but I think some of the tension in the performances creates a sinister undercurrent you cannot ignore.

Things soured when a young 18 year old named Meredith Hunter attempted to get on stage and was punched in the head by a Hell’s Angel. Hunter returned to the front of the stage intoxicated and enraged. He pulled a .22 caliber revolver out of his jacket which Hell’s Angel Alan Passaro witnessed (and was also caught on camera by the documentary filmmakers). Passaro leaped on Hunter and stabbed him five times and killed him. This happened during “Under My Thumb”.

To the Stones, it looked like another fight. They weren’t aware that a murder had occurred just mere feet away from them. Throughout their entire performance the Stones beg both the audience and the Hell’s Angels to calm down.

After being stabbed multiple times, other Hell’s Angels stomped on Hunter repeatedly. Passaro was arrested and tried for murder but acquitted after jurors watched the footage and determined that he had acted in self-defense. Hunter’s autopsy determined he was under the influence of methamphetamine.

Altamont effectively ended and destroyed the hippie youth culture. For whatever reason, or whoever you want to blame, the idealism of the movement had been in jeopardy as far back as 1967, in the so-called “Summer of Love” when the media latched on to it. Teenagers migrated to California like sheep, leaving themselves open to the sinister machinations of those who sought only to prey on them. Hard drugs made their presence known, undoubtedly introduced to the movement by the government. Sheep need leaders and there were plenty. Not all of them kind. Woodstock is seen as a symbol of love and peace yet that same month the so-called Manson Family murdered Sharon Tate and numerous others.

Rolling Stone said, “Altamont was the product of diabolical egotism, hype, ineptitude, money manipulation, and, at base, a fundamental lack of concern for humanity.” The six-six-sixties were dead.

The Stones did not return to America until 1972.

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