Sunday, September 30, 2007

Honeymoon In Rome (small rodents included)

The album starts out innocently enough with a mandolin, a voice, a guitar, some bells, a triangle, then it happens. Are those nutty squirrels, chipmunks? Wha' happened? You've just entered the world of Renato Carasone - a spicy Italian sausage sandwich filled with parts of Esquivel, Raymond Scott, Dean Martin and Ross Bagdasarian. A tasty mixture, indeed, awaits your ears. By the time this LP was released in the states in 1956, Renato was a big name in his native Italy. Give this a spin and you'll wonder why he wasn't as big as Topo Gigio here.

Ripped from vinyl @ 320 by yours truly. Scans included.

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

A Sunday With The Colonel

In my album collection, I have a small section of product-related lps. The largest group of these is Kentucky Fried Chicken product. Several Christmas titles, The Colonel's Tijuana Picnic, but my favorite of all is "Old Time Church Hymns Recorded By The Colonel's Mandolin Band For The Glorification Of Christ." I nearly fainted when I spotted this one in the dollar rack at a local shop. The cover says it all. Just look at those freshly scrubbed faces with their matching outfits and instruments. Harlan Sanders, patron of the arts! You know you're in for a treat. Open your hymnals and sing along!

Artwork included!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I Sing The Spirit Electric

My vinyl rip of Weather Report's I Sing The Body Electric @ 192. In memory of a great spirit, Joe Zawinul, and the body of work he left behind.

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

At long last, music!

I am pleased to present a crazed piece of psychsploitation for your listening pleasure. A friend who works at a local second-hand shop turned this one up for me a while back and I finally got around to cleaning it and ripping it.

The Love Machine: Electronic Music To Blow Your Mind By (320kbps)

Track listing:
1. Comin' Down
2. Clockburst
3. Mindblower
4. Zenquake
5. Lunar Sea
6. Prism On Prism
7. Asbury Tripping
8. The Shadows Of Vibrate
9. Inner Ear Freakout
10. Bells For Eternal Zoom

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Personally, I imagine it was very popular on the Krell jukebox on Altair IV. Can't you see Altaira and Robbie bopping around to this?