Saturday, May 25, 2013
CLASSIC religious family cover or what?!
Picture from the back. Notice that the parents have no names. (unless those are their names, which would be really weird...) Anything to it? (nah...) Pretty fancy chair mom is sitting on!
Produced by Doug McKenzie!
'Beauty album, eh?'
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Please tell me someone out there gets the title reference when they see what this album is... ;)
Bent Fabric! Great name. More on it here. (and it makes perfect sense!)
Bit of a biography on the back, as is the norm.
Now, still wondering about the "Bananas!" thing? Well, I...think I'll still let people find that out for themselves. ;) In the meantime, here is the song "Alley Cat". You'll probably recognize it almost instantly.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Well, this cover was a pleasant surprise for me, especially as I love Forbidden Planet!
This could've been a great cover, but because of the pictures of the singers at the bottom, I feel it falls into the 'good, but could've been great' category. ;) Must've been from some publicity shoot. (I would imagine there are many copies of the robot out there, so this could've been for anything!)
Again, could've been great, and in a way is kinda cooler than the front cover in that he looks like a DJ here (what a sound system!), but marred again by the extra pictures. Still, nice packaging overall!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
...Mel Gibson was in such classics as the Mad Max movie. In this case, Beyond Thunderdome...
Surprisingly, the DVDs and Blu-rays of this movie use this cool cover art too! So many times, they make some stupid new cover featuring a shot of the main character superimposed over a flashy logo that bears no resemblance to anything in the movie or original art. :(
Typical movie stills/song lyrics gatefold. Didn't have to be a gatefold, so this is a nice touch.
Nothing special on the back, though the large image is eye-catching. I've actually still only seen the original. Liked it, didn't love it.
Here's the video for Tina Turner's memorable hit "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)":
What a voice! :)
Saturday, May 4, 2013
I've posted Barbie Allen's first album (here) and here is the long awaited (?) sequel.
All those smiles are completely spontaneous, right? :p
If you checked out the first album, you'll have noticed by now that they felt the need to split up the word 'dancercise' into its component words, because, uh...people are dumb? Heh.
Dig them stylin' togs!
So many shiny, happy people. Barbie look like she's just about to start crying in that top pic.
Sample of the instruction booklet. (obviously)
What?! They sell other things too?
YOWZA! $38.00 for the dance sweats! That's 1981 money. According to an online inflation calculator, that would be $97.31 in 2013! Not to mention the shipping price, of course.
Friday, April 26, 2013
In collecting records, I've often found that religious covers have some of the coolest instruments! Joe Maphis (<-- 2 links with info about him) is certainly among those with some great custom gear. (this is just one of his religiously themed albums; he was an overall country star first and foremost) Check this out!
Massively eye-catching, Partridge Family bus-esque cover, don'tcha think? Let's have a closer look at that guitar (with which he played some of the fastest, most impressive country pickin' ever heard!)...
Mosrite Special. Nice choice! I've just had a look on eBay for one and there is actually a Joe Maphis double-neck signature model on there right now! (here) Asking price is $3,390.00. That is common for Mosrites now, which all seem to go for big money. Saw some that were double this price or more while looking!
Here's a pic from the back cover of Joe with his mighty axe:
He reminds me of someone. An actor? Hmm... Any suggestions?
Here he is playing "Fire on the Strings" (he apparently plays the fiddle and banjo on it as well):
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Nice cover! :) The purple light looks cool.
The inside is fairly typical; it features Boots doing his thing, and tells you about his other albums. But wait a second, I do believe this is a gatefold... ;)
Yep. Very cool. Great vest.
Here's a video of Boots' greatest hit, the one we all know, "Yakety Sax":