Thursday, June 14, 2018

Nice back!

The title is an inside joke. Pay it no mind. On with the post!

You've done it again, George old boy! She reminds me of someone, but I'm not sure who. As nice as this cover is, I don't think any will beat George's "Black Satin", which is just perfect.

I'll have to look up Latin Escapade.

A nice Latin-styled drawing from the back cover. I like it a lot!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Faster?

No, just a regular Pussycat.

The three girls are sisters, of the Kowalczyk variety.

Here's their hit "Mississippi", which went to #1 on the UK Singles Chart in October 1976! (it also went to #1 in 7 other areas/countries)

Really nice song! I was expecting more of a disco/pop vibe from them, judging by the front cover, but here we have some...how would you say it?...smooth country? :)


Saturday, June 2, 2018

Mmm...rock sandwich

Looks like a promo copy or something, which is kind of a shame, but oh well. I think I saw the back cover first, but the front would've been an eye-catcher too! :) An AllMusic reviewer thinks the bacon is raw, but...isn't it just thick, or a type they're not familiar with? Looks like maybe it's back bacon or peameal, which is lighter anyway,  so...? I dunno, I'm no bacon expert. What say ye?

Looks like caraway rye, which is an excellent choice!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Get fit, Canada!

Necessarily eye-catching cover for horrendously torturous activities (kidding).

ParticipACTION was/is a big thing here. There were ParticipACTION (that's how they like to write it online) ads on TV all the time. Now that I think about it, I don't think I've seen one in a long, long time! Seems like maybe it started dying off TV-wise in the 90s, but I could be wrong.

Nice gatefold, and hey, a free calculator! ;)

There's a nice vibrant booklet, too, outlining the various suggested activities for people to try.

I got these patches for participation in the [mandatory for students] Canada Fitness Award Program in the mid-80s. I don't think it was affiliated with ParticipACTION, but just a similar thing at the same time. Thinking back to how I wasn't into sports whatsoever at the time, and thus had no technique and whatnot, getting two silvers was pretty decent. I was in fairly good shape back then, and I rode my bike a ton, but running and jumping stuff wasn't my bag. Always felt pointless, like dancing. Haha. There were four medal/patch levels; bronze, silver, gold and a red one for excellence. Not many kids got a red one.

The Results section from the above link is tellingly negative, and I can see why. Most kids were active to some degree, especially 30 years ago, but to do a ton of fitness activities in the span of a day was tough, probably discouraging for many, and I don't believe one day of extra exertion would really show overall fitness level. It's kinda like when I was in high school and the gym teacher would make us do one day of weighlifting a week. (or less, on average) That's fine for people that do it on a regular basis, but it was just miserable for those who didn't. *shrug*

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Kari Byron-like

I see some Didi Conn (and maybe a lil' Nana Visitor) in this beautiful lady as well...

Well done, Mike Simpson! (actually, he probably didn't pick the model or even meet her)

Well, some of that is percussion, anyway.

I miss Mythbusters... (yeah, I know it's back, but after watching a few episodes, it's fairly rehashy and I gave up)

Saturday, May 12, 2018