Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Debbie Does K-tel

She looks so happy. How could you not buy this? Also available on video cassette!

She got lot of fellow celebs to join in the craze. Good for her. ;) Dunno if there's anything that sets it apart from other exercise programs of the time (1983) other than the big band music. That would be a draw for me, to be honest, rather than Muzak version of whatever bubblegum pop is out at the time, like most would use.

Good one, Rip. :p

Rare to have the instruction sheets in albums nowadays, as they're usually long lost.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Dr. Kildare Sings!

Sorry, I meant Richard Chamberlain! :p

I'm sure one or two teenage girls had this hanging up on their walls.

Look at him being all doctory and such!
(Chrome underlined doctory for some reason)

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Get it On!

No banging of gongs here, though.

I'm sure some of you reading this have seen the ad, possibly remembering the order in which they played the songs...as I can for some of the ones played in the 80s. :p I spy what appears to be a simplified representation of a Triumph TR6! Niiiiice!

Nice selection!

Couldn't find a video of the actual ad, but someone made a YouTube playlist for the whole album for some reason. :)

Saturday, December 19, 2015

I Hear the Sound of Violence


See? Violence  !! :p

Shockingly, this is not an official movie tie-in. Absolutely no info given anywhere on the back as to who played on this, either, just a repetition of the songs listed on the front and a list of other albums from the label.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

No, not that Watermelon Man

In case you were thinking of this movie. :p

Until the last couple of years, those big, classic oblong watermelons were nowhere to be seen around here. It was nothing but those little (or medium) round ones. But we've finally been getting the classic ones back gradually. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Return? When did he leave?

Who is he? Where did he go? 

There were two of these in the thrift store at the same time. Kinda surprising. I took the one that was in better shape, though neither looked to be heavily used. ;)

ARGH! Inconsistent periods added over random upper and lower case Is! :p

On a lighter note, I loved the days of giant tongues on sneakers! I'm guessing those are Reeboks, but could be Cons. (a.k.a. Converse) I had a pair of white and red Cons with a pretty big tongue, but Reebok always seemed to be the king in that area. 

'What was I thinking?! Here, someone take this.'

Friday, December 11, 2015

Mini bike rodeo!

Fun cover. :) I don't buy a whole lot of country, as the cover material is usually not too interesting, but I just had to grab this one!

The back is a terrible water-damaged mess, but whatever, it's dry. This is one of those rare covers where you can actually see the record through the sleeve! :p

I haven't come across this disclaimer too often. It's usually on those old stag-type albums, not on albums featuring traditional songs like "Dueling Banjos" and a cover of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia".

Here's a ridiculous writeup on the band, including a look into why "The Rodeo Song" wasn't—and still isn't—suitable for airplay.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

These Eyes

Do you think her eyes are natural, or that they edited the photo a bit? Either way, pretty stunning! I know a little girl who had eyes like that for years, but as she has gotten older, they've grown darker blue and the effect is pretty much gone.

Tiny picture of Raymond. Definitely makes it a cheesecake cover when they do that. Heh.