The problem with Louis Prima is that every bad goombah movie and shitty Italian restaurant chain goes directly to his catalog to soundtrack their faux experiences. Prima is aural shorthand for candles […]
I bought this one for a quarter from the Starship Records cutout bin because I thought maybe they might have some relation to The Knack. I was kind of right.
This is early eighties skate punk at its finest. Land Speed Record contains 17 songs in 27 minutes and was recorded for 300 bucks, and it doesn’t sound anything like latter day […]
Down in the city just Hoople and me. That’s from Queen’s “Now I’m Here,” and it was my introduction to Mott The Hoople. That’s all they were to me as an elementary […]
This is one of my favorite items from my stacks. The Survival Sampler is a 1984 Warner Brothers compilation that came packaged in a pull-top can.
You know where this is going, but before we get there let’s talk about The Afternoon Delights.
My love for all things P-Funk knows no boundaries. The Brides of Funkenstein were former backup singers promoted to the front line for a couple of late seventies albums. Funk or Walk […]
This album cover has everything: cigarettes, an accordion, stockings, a checked table cloth, and a boob. All that and it’s “a study in HIGH FIDELITY sound.” What’s not to love?
This is typical of the kind of album that Rhino Records was known for in their early years. Big Daddy’s gimmick was to reset modern songs as fifties tunes, like this:
Few things make me sadder than an autographed album discarded at a yard sale or charity shop. I imagine the moment that the ambitious artist proudly whipped out his or her Sharpie, […]