Saturday, November 3, 2018

Kolorful Klaus

Love how vibrant Klaus Wunderlich's covers are, and here's one of them...

I feel like a few years ago (maybe even now?), people would've been all up on those glasses!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Is he your favorite too?

Perhaps my favorite cast member from Sesame Street, it's Bob McGrath!

Nice cover. I see the first song title and think of Coca-Cola. ;)

Some impressive musicians on this one, including legendary drummer Earl Palmer, guitarist Art[hur, I'm hoping] Smith, and the one that jumped out at me, guitarist Tommy Tedesco, who played on Fernwood 2 Night and America 2-Night! :D

Monday, September 24, 2018

Mind your Stacey Qs

What's better than one Stacey Q? Six of them! (spread over four albums)

Starting with the biggest, the one responsible for the huge hit "Two of Hearts", once considered by "Weird Al" Yankovic for parody, but declined by the songwriters. Therefore, she never truly made it. ;)

Cool shades, cool hair. What's not to like?

Yep, I have the Euro mix single of "Two of Hearts", in case you were wondering.

Here's her follow-up, which did well, but not nearly as well as Better Than Heaven.

Cross-arm block. A powerful defensive move in boxing. Her face is wide open, though!

And here's the hit single from Hard Machine. I dig the coat, pads and all.

Here are the two hit singles... 

Such a sweet voice! :)

I probably heard this on the TV show Full House, but I don't remember it.




Tuesday, September 18, 2018

You know what?

Not all disco is bad! :o 

Submitted for your approval...

Of course, I grabbed this for the cover, not knowing anything about it. Turns out it's disco...but that title track is great! Very heavy funk! Check it out!

Cool, huh? :)

Here they are on the back of the album, looking decidedly less funky:

I also picked up another album that was with it, most likely bought by the same person on the same day.

Though also funky (let's be honest, there was a lot of funk in dosco anyway), it's more like regular ol' disco and thus doesn't interest me much. I could post a video from it as well, but meh.


Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Return of Claude Dupras

I've posted about him before, and here he is again (obviously)...

Nice simple cover, good looking keyboard!

I tried to clean it up a bit, but the blur persists! Oops.

No mention of the Montreal Expos here. Hmm...

So cool. I'm not really into such units, but something like that, especially in white, could stop me in my tracks. :)

Monday, August 27, 2018

Sexy?

Obvious cheesecakery going on, but...what is she doing? It's like they took a totally candid pic by mistake and thought 'good enough.' Why is she looking at the floor? Why is she holding her arm out like that? Why are her fingers crossed? Is she having a stroke? I guess we'll never know...

In looking up Guy Melendy, I found out that it's a pseudonym for George Wright, whom I've posted an album from previously! (one of my favorite classic posts, actually) Hwhut?!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Being Bold

Love this cover. :) Simple drawing with a touch of color and it all fits so well.

Aww, man... Notice it's Norman Records on the cover, but Barry Records on the record itself and on the back cover...

Can't find much info on him other than in this post.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Somewhat interesting and more interesting!

Here's the somewhat...

[somewhat] Interesting custom disc.

If it's for your own use, you should be able to make a copy for yourself, Les Smith. Seems more like you're borrowing it, not owning it.

Anyway, here's the more interesting...

Ooo, a recording blank! It's the other side of the same custom. I'll have to see if Les Smith just puts their own sticker over this one.

Smooth as a...well, an unrecorded vinyl record! (sorry for the terrible quality)

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sold lots of records

I decided to put a bunch of my records (mostly the ones of lesser interest) in a garage sale yesterday. My rough estimate was around 800 of them. I figure I sold maybe 200 of them? No idea. Probably gonna do another one in September and try and sell more.

This doesn't mean anything for the blog, as I'll still post new stuff. As I said, it was stuff of lesser interest, and I still have a TON of albums I've taken pictures of but haven't posted yet. I appreciate having more room now, so I may not buy as indiscriminately now, but I don't plan to stop altogether, either. If I see something weird enough, I'll grab it. ;)

This was well after the initial rush. I also didn't know if I'd have time to get things ready properly, so they weren't mentioned in the newspaper ad we got or on the signs I put up around town. In that sense, I did pretty well, seeing as no one knew about them beforehand. :p

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Curtis Mayfield gets weird!

If you look at Curtis Mayfield's album covers in general, they're quite standard. Then there's Sweet Exorcist...

Before I saw the name, I thought 'prog?!' Nope. :p Looks like something Parliament or Funkadelic would do, though. Funky prog? Heh.

Almost normal!

I could post the title track, but let's hear some "Kung Fu" instead.


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Canada Day post?

Since it's Canada Day (which is supposed to be about commemorating the joining of several provinces to some blah blah whatever, but it's really just copying July 4th, I figure, just like they copied Thanksgiving, right...?), why not a Canada-centric post? Gotta find something really Canadian...

*searching*

Ok, here!

Ok, not the most fascinating subject, but certainly Canadian! ;) Nice simple, well-designed cover.

A sad note at the end about caller Ernie Levesque. And now I'm wondering if my old friend (and boss) Des, who himself was a caller for square and ballroom line dancing for decades, would've known of Ernie, but I can't ask him, as he died quite a few years ago himself. :/ I'll have to ask his wife sometime. I'm sure they met many people in the field over the years.

I wouldn't say that square dancing is really my thing, but there's no denying the skill and cooperation involved! When you so real pros doing it, it's almost as good as any other form of synchronized dancing and fun to watch. I'd even liken it to my favorite form of motorsport, rally racing, where the driver is the dancer and the co-driver is the caller. ;) When they're really in sync, good things happen.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Sesame Street 2

You know it's old when Mr. Hooper is featured. Took a long time before I ran across this one.

Did anyone else view the Muppets as an entirely different entity? I mean, I always knew they were the same thing made by the same person/people, but since we didn't really see the Sesame Street and Muppets characters together... I dunno, I was little, leave me alone. ;)

More of that nice art style in the gatefold.

Punch-out signs, "Monster"? (no Cookie?) I don't think I have those.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Still a woman?

I presume she still is one.

Always interesting to see these non-compilation K-tel records. Pre-research, I figured Sandy was a Canadian singer getting her break on the major-label-but-not-really-major-label K-tel, but nope, way off! She's an accomplished American songer and her first album was "Born a Woman"...in 1966! I'm guessing K-tel got the rights to it and released it in 1982 with a current picture and some newer songs. More info on this album here.

And here's her hit, Born a Woman:

Seems very familiar! It's like a Women's Lib anthem! :o

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!