Monday, December 11, 2017

CRAZY guitar!

Or is it? (see below)

Fairly nondescript front cover, though the imagery goes well with the title.

There's his amazing guitar! :o I don't remember having ever seen one like that before I found this album. I'm sure there are people out there that have 20 of them and will say 'everyone knows those!,' of course. ;)

Here's a better shot of it from a Discogs listing. It really is something else! (the suit is pretty impressive, too!)


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Gussying up COMPLETE!

Well, after checking every post here, all the old previously Photobucket and Imageshack pictures have been replaced! It affected nearly every post from the beginning in 2011 up to April 2012. Thanks, morons! (not you, the photo hosting services)

Beyond that, I fixed some formatting issues here and there (it was really messed up for Firefox users for a while), meaning everything is more streamlined and easier to see due to the pictures being slightly larger in many cases (!), and I made sure the links to YouTube videos still work, and have replaced them with new ones accordingly.

And now, I still have to dig up my album by The Karlins to add some bigger versions of the pictures!

Friday, December 8, 2017

K-tel's Wings of Sound

Uh oh, looks like a sappy one.

Some sap, but not bad. ;) "Cruel to Be Kind" and "Dream Police" are great! Funny there are two Cheap Trick songs on here. Guess they got a good distribution deal or something.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Moon Music

Just a nice, simple cover. I guess it's a standard album of various artists doing various songs, because I didn't take a picture of the back. *shrug* (it was a while ago)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Fixing old posts

I just realized while doing a search here that in the earliest days of this blog, I was using Photobucket to host pictures. That was a big mistake, as their greed/desperation has caused broken links as far as the eye can see, since they made hotlinking a paid privilege now. If you've seen their prices, you'll understand why very few will ever pay, and are now stuck with the following image in place of everything they ever uploaded through Photobucket...

 
Since June 26, 2017, this has become perhaps the hottest picture on the entire internet! More info here if you're curious.


Aaaaaaaaaanyway, since I still have all the pictures saved to my hard drive, I'm going to try and fix those old posts so that people can actually, you know, see the album that's posted in a particular album blog post. :p

Update, Dec. 9, 2017: Looks like this affected all of the 2011 posts (some were Imageshack too, which is also useless) up to April 2012.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

To the Victor Buono go the spoils

I was happy to come across this one. I still haven't seen Victor Buono in a ton of roles (he was quite prolific in his short life of 43 years, though!), I've enjoyed him as King Tut, of course, in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, and as Reverend Jim's father on Taxi.

Thanks for donating this album to my local Salvation Army thrift store, DJ Sample!


Monday, November 20, 2017

Legendary!

WARNING!

Some of the images below are graphic, telling the story, with pictures, of a burn victim.

In the vinyl collecting community, there are many albums considered to have the "worst" covers or content. Today's album is usually in those lists for various reasons, but I would not put it there myself. Yes, it's unusual, but it is what it is because it's necessary and unashamed.

It's one I've wanted for a long time...

It is indeed legendary...

Ladies and germs, I present to you...

Yes, I finally got me a copy of "Happy Again." :) I've posted a Merrill Womach album before (here), but now I have the most famous one of them all, and I'll take you on a little tour of it.

Inside, we have a very informative gatefold, introducing us to Merrill and his ordeals. Let's take a closer look...

As I said, it's pretty graphic at times, but also very interesting. He really took things in stride.

A couple more scenes from the movie. which you can watch below.


And here's the video for "Happy Again" on its own:

Again, not really my style of music necessarily, but there's no denying the power of his voice!