What's All This Then
The correct answer is that you shouldn’t. We’re all entitled to our opinions. Develop your own. I try to be sane and rational, but that may change with the level of caffeine intake. I’m just telling my stories in the hopes they may amuse and/or inform others. And... I Confess... I'm showing off my bitchen collection a bit.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Don't know what happened to my original. I re-acquired a copy many years later. An annoying pa-pa-oom-mau-mau ditty about the martians wanting to throw a record hop for humans.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Not to be outdone, annoying 'entertainer' Fred Travalena attempted one as well.
Fred Travalena - LA's My Spot
It's not just his lady, it's his spot - whatever that means. I found this at a thrift store amongst about 50 of them in mint condition. His manager or distributor probably couldn't give them away so they were donated.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
I never knew Herman's Hermits could rock!
This record came in box of 300 45's that I bought blind on eBay. No titles were listed, but I could see by the photo that it was an era I was interested in.
The A-Side of this 45 is a cover of The Kinks' Dandy. But when you flip it over......
..... you get the rockinest Herman's Hermits song I've ever heard. To these ears it sounds like the early Rolling Stones. Not bad for a band that is known for cutesy teenage angst ballads with a cutesy lead singer. They were a British Invasion band, but in some respects could be looked upon as the One Direction of their day.
Here's a clip of them doing it on some German TV show. It's pretty awesome, but the record is even rockiner....
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
...And here's a crappy xerox of the wig ad from the National Enquirer.
Many of the famous faces on the inner sleeve objected to their inclusion on the inner sleeve. Rumor says it was Raquel Welch and Lucille Ball. Someone told me it was Ruta Lee. Who? I would have taken it as an honor, but who am I?
Later pressings just blotted out the offending pictures with gaudy 'under construction' signs. The early pressings are collectible, but not that rare as there are probably about a million of them pressed in the first run.
Many of the pictures come from well known sources. Here's a still from the film 'Blacula' with Elisha Cook, Jr. See if you can find it on the sleeve.
In addition, I threw a bunch of stuff in the record when I got it.
A free promotional 'head shot' from the record company....
...And an ad from a magazine...
...And an ad for a local concert. The bullet bra was a bit too much for The Los Angeles Times
Etta James was later added to the bill.
Some Girls and the Rolling Stones dominated my summer of 1978.