Atomic Tiki Lounge

The home of Thrift Shop Vinyl...

jnative4.gifWELCOME TO THE ATOMIC TIKI LOUNGE! EVERY FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT 3:00, 680 KOMW BRINGS YOU YOUR FAVORITE EASY LISTENING, NOVELTY, SPACE-AGE POP, EXOTICA, AND "JET-SET" SOUNDS FROM THE 1950s, 1960s, AND 1970s!

WE ALSO FEATURE "RETRO-MERCIALS", MOVIE TRAILER CLIPS, AND "THRIFT- SHOP VINYL" SOUND BITES THAT ADD TO THE FUN, QUIRKY AMBIENCE!

AT THE LOUNGE, YOU'LL HEAR MARTIN DENNY, RAY CONNIFF, PERCY FAITH, JUAN GARCIA ESQUIVEL, LES BAXTER, JULIE LONDON, SERGIO MENDES, ARTHUR LYMAN, BERT KAEMPFERT, YMA SUMAC, ENNIO MORRICONE, BILLY MAY, AND MANY MORE OF THE TRUE "MASTERS OF LOUNGE", ALL FROM THE COLLECTION OF YOUR HOST, STEVE LAUGHERY!






    August 22, 2014 - Featuring Martin Denny's "Song of the Bayou"; "Sleep Walk" from Henri Rene; Robert Clary's "La Route Enchantee"; "The Enchanted Farm" from The Forbidden Five; Les Baxter's "A Day in Rio"; Ray Conniff's cover of "So Long, Farewell", and "Que Sera, Sera" by Frank DeVol!  PLUS!  Sammy Davis, Jr. covers "Movin' On Up" (from the TV sitcom "The Jeffersons"), and Mrs. Miller sings (?) "Let's Hang On"!  AND!  We'll here clips from one of our favorite "Revisionist" Westerns, "The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid"!


   August 29, 2014 - Featuring Walt Kelly's "Go-Go Pogo"; "Latin Fever" from  Jack Costanzo; "Brazil" and "Scarlet" from Ray Conniff; Bert Kaempfert's cover of "Remember When"; Count Basie swinging through "Fair and Warmer"; Ray Anthony's "Samba de Orfeu"; Rosemary Clooney purring "Makin' Whoopie", and Elliott Fisher with "Dr. No's Fantasy"!  PLUS!  Jonathan Edwards (of Jonathan and Darlene fame) hammering out "La Vie en Rose" (poorly, of course), AND the gang from Monty Python's Flying Circus tell us all about "Decomposing Composers"!


   September 5, 2014 - Featuring Yma Sumac's soaring "Babalu"; "Manana" from Jackie Davis; Martin Denny's "Girlfriend of the Whirling Dervish"; a mini-medley of "Dark Eyes" and "It Happened in Monterey" from the Mallet Men; "Whistle While You Work" from a group called Wired for Sound; Don Swan's "Hooray For Hollywood Cha-Cha", and "Choo Choo Cha Cha" from the Rinky Dinks!  PLUS!  Another of our fabulous "Beatles covers" sets - this time featuring Paul Mauriat with "Penny Lane", "Daytripper" by Sergio Mendez, and Mrs. Miller destroying "A Hard Day's Night"!  AND!  That odd couple, Tony Randall and Jack Klugman, give a unique twist to Carly Simon's "You're So Vain"!