Tuesday, December 24, 2019

T.G.I.F.: The Movie

Yeah, I'd never heard of this one either. ;)

Got a little lazy by reusing the main image, but cool caricatures, though.

The first LP is on the left, the second is on the right, and the middle is the bonus 12" single, as noted on the front cover. Possibly the only album I have with 3 sleeves inside.

Jeff Goldblum's in it? Maybe it's not so bad. But, T.G.I.F. or not, disco still S.U.C.K.S.*



*but seriously, there are some good disco tunes, especially the ones that lean heavily on funk

Sunday, December 15, 2019

The Four Brothers

Sorry, I mean The Brothers Four.

"Frogg" is intriguing, as is the guitar on the far right. A tenor guitar, apparently.

Endorsement from Mitch Miller is pretty huge, whether he was involved in their discovery or not.

Is he flipping his vinyl pizza with a trowel? :p

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Cars Love Jesus Too

Early inspiration for Pixar? ;) Quite the colors/brightness here. You could see this one across the room! Very cute and well done, though.

Whoa! Benny, who has quite the eyelashes, it should be noted, can also sprout arms?! Impressive car! Even Pixar can't do that. ;)

Monday, December 2, 2019

Focus!

Talking real focus, not the Dutch prog rock group.

Nice enough cover, but why does it look like her arm is the only thing that has proper focus? :p Dunno what's up at the bottom. Like the bottom of the lens was obscured somehow. Oh well.

Love these notes they'd add to albums. Not sure if they go into this stuff on modern pressings. I'm guessing no.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Surprise!

I guess this title has a dual meaning, since I haven't posted in a while. :p (people commenting on stuff would help motivate me to continue, hint, hint...)

Love the super enthusiastic stance the kid in the front has taken. We should all close our eyes that way.

The surprise? Hmm... I wonder if the image is reversed or that kid just has his shirt on inside-out. :p I also wonder if it should be titled I'VE Got a Surprise!

Nice simple image in the gatefold.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Music to Basically Ignore

Let's be honest; this post's title is pretty much correct in this situation...

When I read, I'm most likely to have silence, not music on in the background. And I certainly don't sit on the floor in a skirt.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Fan Fan Dédé

Here are a couple that most viewers won't know (what else is new?)...

Yes, it's Fan Fan Dédé! I'd never heard of it before! Haha. I know it aired in Québec, though, so there is a possibility I saw it on Radio Québec. (yeah, Radio is TV, so...yeah) [Actually, scratch that, as it aire on TVA, which I only had once we got a satellite dish in the 2000s...and I think the show stopped airing in 1982] I also know (for sure!), from having looked into it (y'see...), that he is the comedian André Richard.

I like how they spell Mademoiselle as the informal pronunciation Mam'zelle. :)

Simple, and perhaps a little more direct than the other cover. I don't like it as much.

He needs a bigger head to use that phone.

Here's a clip from the show. Typical kiddie show, really.




Monday, July 22, 2019

To [Sir] Jesus With Love

Simple, lovely cover. Love the outfit.

I see she lives/lived not too far from me. I was in Orillia last week, actually. Always fun to find local records around town. 

I see the song "Jesus" was written by Doug McKenzie. Take off, eh! ;)

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Mexicali Brass Honey

I'm always hoping to find out the names of these models, just so I can say 'hey, it's [so-and-so] from that album cover' if I see her on TV or in a movie (or even another album cover) sometime, but it just never happens. There are some I have where I think 'I know I've seen her somewhere...', but no dice on the jogging my memory part. 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

The return of Al Clouston

I've posted about Mr. Clouston before, and here he is again...

Love it. :) Real clean, handmade quality to it, nice and bright.

I really need to listen to these someday. I certainly enjoy laughing to my heart's delight and I like a good storyteller. ;) Sadly—and kinda surprisingly, as I posted the other album 7 years ago now—other than a tribute video and short podcast, there's still nothing on YouTube to share. I've seen far more obscure things there, but no Uncle Al?!

Edsel! Nice! A name we can trust. ;)


Saturday, June 15, 2019

The only Hooters you should care about

Forget your greasy wings and boobs nonsense, this is the real deal!

Suspenders in the front? Well, I guess I know where Kris Kross got their inspiration! :o

The two guys in the shadows kinda got a raw deal. Did the record label say 'stick the ugly ones in the back?' Heh.

Anyway, let's have a listen to the title track...

I was expecting new wave synth or something, but it's just good ol' pop. Very specific to the period. I likes it.

Here's another good'un, called "All You Zombies"...

I likes it! Sounds slightly familiar, too. I'm listening to more after this, too. Good band!

Anyway, more on Hooters, whom I reckon should be way better known!, here.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Mistor Pistor

The name Nestor Pistor seems almost but not really familiar. Anyway, this is his first album.

Hey, is that Andy Capp? :p

More on Nestor, who has performed as recently as a few months ago, here.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

The *dog* Lassie?!

No, Space Ghost (see below), the Hielan' Lassie! ;)

Hielan' meaning Highland, of course.

Love that simple, yet detailed, drawing. I often wished my style could be more like that, without feeling forced, anyway. I'm just too much of a sucker for overly detailed, like in anime, having grown up with Astro Boy and such, and loving cars with big engines and such.

And here's the reference in the title...

This is actually one from my own channel. :)

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Heino Returns!

I've posted a Heino album before, hence the title. The other cover is definitely nicer, not that there's anything wrong with this one. Just not very eye-catching...not that the other one is either. :p

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Kenyon's got the blues...and the pinks

Pretty striking! The only other time I've heard the name Kenyon, as far as I can remember, is from former NBA player Kenyon Martin.

Let's have another look at the ladies...

The fun loving one...

...and the serious one. Or perhaps it's a ruse.

A little about K-Mart...I mean Kenyon...here. Ooo, he did the score for Twelve Angry Men, one of my favorites!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Fake kids

Had to grab this one based on the strange cover alone!

Kids, pre-teens and one...teen? Young adult?

That guy is top left on the front cover. Lead vocals by Rindy Ross. Rindy. Like Randy and Cindy combined? Interesting.

Let's hear what they sound like. Here's the title track.

Not bad! Not my favorite sound overall, but has its moments.

But this was their BIG hit; "Harden My Heart", which was #1 on Billboard for three weeks...

Good stuff.

P.S. Here's some insider info: to take pictures of the albums, I usually prop them up on a couple of pillows on my bed, then crop out the background. I usually do a bunch at a time, then pick and choose later on which to start getting ready for a post. Well, as I was looking through pics today, I noticed that the pics for this album were uncropped, meaning I hadn't posted it yet...except I apparently have before. (after some searching, turns out I did) Did I take pics of this twice? Hmm... Anyway, I'm not going to abandon this post now after putting everything together, so here it is again. ;) 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Land of the Loon

My mother got me this one on a hunch that I'd like the cover, and she was correct.

Simple, effective and super classy.

Awesome mic!

Hey! Want to hear the whole album? The answer is yes. Here it is...


Friday, March 29, 2019

The Eyes Have It

Provocative cover here from Canadian hard rock band Eyes! It gives me an "Alison Hell" from Annihilator (also Canadian, by coincidence) vibe, but what it really reminds me of is this classic meme...

Maybe they're related. ;)

The back cover features the same design around the edges, so I decided to focus the attention on the info in the center...

I wish I could find more info on the band, but all I found was their Discogs listing. People are asking huge money for this there. Glad I got my copy at Salvation Army for around 30 cents. ;)

Here's a live video of the title track...

Great moody sound and killer guitar tones. I would've bought a copy had I been there!

And the last track on the album...

I don't often add two videos, but they deserve it! :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

[Mother] Teresa!

It's Teresa Brewer, of course! Looks like they airbrushed her teeth and eyes a bit. Not bad, though. A very simple cut and paste job overall, but it works.

Same simple formula on the back.

Look at the end of the first picture. See? Mother Teresa! ;)


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wrabit!

"We hated the name but it was forced on us. What a mistake." - Lead vocalist Lou Nadeau

But don't let that throw you off! This is a hard rockin' album, featuring great vocals and harmonies, and nice musicianship overall, including some impressive guitar work!

This is the debut album of Canadian hard rockers Wrabit, re-release version when they signed with MCA (who convinced them to change their name from Telemann). And yes, the logo and cover were drawn by THE Chuck Jones, of Bugs Bunny fame. Quite a coup there! Very eye-catching.

More info on the band here.

I don't know which song to highlight, as they're all good, so I think I'll just go with the opener, which features a strong 70s classic rock sound...