Friday, October 18, 2013

The Conn Man

Interesting pose. :p "Hey George, give us an 'I've just been riding a horse all day' sort of thing." Heh. Seriously, though, I like the cover. Kinda sci-fi/electrogeek. (is that a term? Well, it is now.)

500,000 organs in homes? Not anymore, sadly. We had one, and also inherited one from my grandparents, but once you realize that they take up space and you'll just never play it and maybe someone else would enjoy it more than you, well, just try giving it away. Not always easy. You should see the awesome stereo unit that we got rid of the other day! Actually, I just remembered I took pics when we tried to sell it. (more than once) Lemme dig one (or four) up...

Yeah, that's a ceramic tiled bar, with mirror and lights! Sadly, it's probably at the dump now... We tried many times to give it a good home, both by selling and giving it away, but no one wanted it, and it took up a lot of room here. The thing is, no one wants beautiful furniture like this anymore. I wish I could've repurposed it somehow, but oh well. :/

Anyway, here's Mr. Wright's weapon of choice, the Conn Electric Organ:

A thing of beauty. :) Love that speaker with it. I see them go for TONS of money on the pawn and picker shows sometimes. (probably more than the organ itself) Apparently, they sound great. One I saw had a speaker that rotated at high speed and gave it a very wide, unique sound.

Well, this post turned out to be more interesting that I thought it would be!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Men (and lady and snowman) Without Hats

...but the snowman is wearing a hat.

Anyway, really fun package here. :)

Look how round those teeth are!

Everyone knows their big hit, Pop Goes the World. They also performed the big hit The Safety Dance. I must admit, I didn't realize that they're Canadian. I also didn't realize that Bonhomme, the mascot of the Quebec Winter Carnival, is their drummer. Haha. ;)

More fun with these liner notes. They do give a fair amount of information, if not conventionally.

Other side of the record sleeve.

Here are their aforementioned hits...

 Pop Goes the World

The Safety Dance

Again, fun stuff! :)

And now, because I'm a big fan of his, I leave you with "Weird Al" Yankovic's parody of The Safety Dance, The Brady Bunch...


Monday, October 7, 2013

Realistically, though...

...does it actually sound any better?

Pretty striking cover, but boy, I'm really seeing a loss of quality! I didn't realize it did that so badly sometimes at blogger. :(

Well, that sounds cool. I'll have to listen to it sometime. Haha.

Decent tracks! I especially need to hear the Star Wars track to compare it with the real deal.

You can listen to the whole thing here.

UPDATE, Nov. 27, 2017: Check out an actual flyer ad for this album in Lazy Game Review's video here, around 16:24 in: