Monday, July 30, 2018

Broken Record Sale 2003_02

I was going to post one of the tracks from one of the CutUpSound albums available at Bandcamp (linked on the right side over there).  But this one's never been published in a collection, so here ya go.


Sunday, July 22, 2018

Building Code Under Fire

The "Building Code Under Fire" collection of fine dummy headlines is available in the "Other Pages" section, on the right side under the Blog Archive, or through this link.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Celebrity records...or are they?

Take the test: which of these 3 album covers is made up, and not actually a celebrity LP at all?  (Hint-- two of them are real.)

Is it... "Alan Hale's Roman Orgy"?

"Art Linkletter Presents Amphetamine Party"? 

or "Lee Marvin at the Mighty Wurlitzer Sings About...", well, you know.


The answer is...

"Alan Hale's Roman Orgy"!

This magnificently cheesy record jacket, complete with cartoony dancing girls, is the work of Cris Shapan-- who has a great eye and a sure hand when it comes to getting the look exactly right.  The lettering, the colors, the wear-and-tear-- it's perfect.  Inspired.  When it appeared on Facebook a few years ago, people thought it was the real thing.

There's more of his work at Dangerous Minds-- an all-too-scanty hint of the possibilities inherent in this new art form-- which I'll leave for you to discover on your own.  Except for this one:

I swear I've seen this at Goodwill.  It's not just weird, it's weird in precisely the way old records are weird-- a collision of non-sequiturs with a famous face to sell it.  Your free gift from Uncle Jemima Soap.  Beautiful work.

...OMG, he does paperback books too!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Rocket Man fireworks

The real deal.