Monday, May 30, 2016

Mystery solved!

I've wanted to post this one for a while, but I had some investigating to do.

Saw this at a Goodwill in Barrie, Ontario (gone now, sadly) and was going to buy it based on the cover alone, but...'s the back that got me excited/curious! Lots of interesting bands, brought to us by Lou, Macko and Soupy (thanks, guys!), but...

...Teaze is one I actually know and enjoy. :) I saw this picture and thought 'ok, some of the faces look familiar, but why is there a woman in the group?' I held off posting the album so that I could hopefully find an answer. I sent a message to the Teaze Facebook page, and their drummer, Mike Kozak, sent me the following info:

"That was actually the band minus Brian with Lynne Serridge (now Mrs. Bradac) and bassist Mitch Taylor. It was to be a new band but we ended up using the name thinking it would help us along. It didn't. The band did a number of demos which I thought were pretty promising but didn't get enough interest to get a deal. In retrospect, it only confused things with the Teaze name whereas a new name may have attracted some attention."

Thanks again, Mike! :)

Have you heard their hit "Sweet Misery"? Well, hear it now! It's a good'un!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Sweet Daddy Siki

This was a fun find. Siki had an impressive career and is one of the guys who trained Edge.

I need to give this a spin. I especially want to hear his take on "Tiger By the Tail".

Here's his take on "Jambalaya":

Friday, May 13, 2016

Flippin' good album!

Nice embossed (and die cut) cover. I sometimes wonder how much more it costs to make those rather than the standard flat sleeve. Flip stands for quality.

I could be wrong, but I think there's a record inside.

P.S. I seem to have hit 100,000 views! Thanks, everypeoples!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Big Brother is watching...

...and he's jamming with Eurythmics!

This was a cool find, flipping through the other albums and whoa!

Interesting story on the album here. Things didn't exactly go smoothly.

Here's the first single, which was a hit:

Friday, May 6, 2016

Wyatt Earp Sings!

Ok, so it's Hugh O'Brian. If I had gone with the title 'Hugh O'Brian Sings!', people would probably just think 'yeah, probably.' But this way, they'll think 'wait, you mean THE Wyatt Earp or some modern guy with the same name? No one knows if the real Wyatt Earp sang! Stop being presumptuous!' Hence the title I chose, for the weirdness/confusion factor.

Nice that Mr. O'Brian has a writing credit on the last track. I love those equipment/recording/playback/whatever notices they put on so many albums back then. Did they reeeeaaaally make a difference? Certainly not to the extent they'd have us believe.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Get yourself an edumacation!

Kinda like these samplers. Could also be called something like 'Classy Music You Put On in the Background to Appear Sophisticated.' (which reminds me of another album I'll be posting soon enough...)

Nice cross-section of reactions represented here. :)