Jackie Wilson says, enjoy the sound AND variety of Coral Records. (Brunswick Records, a subsidiary, is available where fine quality records are sold.)
I severely need to up my Buddy Holly game. Tucked inside on of my Stones records was a Coral Records insert featuring, among others, the late, great, Buddy Holly. After a quick scan on Discogs for these Coral releases, I’m quickly finding out that Buddy can be had for relatively cheap. A bit of a surprise to me, but to be honest, I’ve never really looked. Anyway, new obsession starts in three… two… one…
Have an intimate gaze into the inter sleeve / die-cut backdrop to Led Zeppelin’s 1975 classic, Physical Graffiti. Somewhat stunning and presentable in its own right, wouldn’t ‘ya say? Anyway, if you don’t know Physical Graffiti, you don’t know rock n’ roll. Just called you out, there.
Group Sounds is (arguably) Rocket from the Crypt’s best follow-up album. By that, I mean it (nearly) rivals every album they released after their 1990 debut. Here, to the left, is one side of the insert released with this 2001 classic. Enjoy.
I’m slowly beginning to realize that come a certain point, I’m going to run out of inserts. Pains me to think, but eventually, that time will come. But in the meantime, check out that nifty Warner Bros. Records logo!
Not much to say today (or any day), so here is a lovely insert from Mercury Records circa: 1961. So, just in case you wanted to know how your hi-fi stereo record works, have a glance at the handy diagram above. Cheers.
For just $2, back in 1977, you could have delivered, directly to your door, a special, 2 LP comp from some forward-thinkering heads of the Warners sample program. Van Morrison, Fleetwood Mac, Alice Cooper, and even The Doobie Brothers are all present and accounted for… and some Rod Stewart if that’s your thing… it’s certainly not mine. The sampler is simply called Limo, and currently fetches for… you guessed it, $2 over at Discogs. Head on over and check it out.
I didn’t realize until recently (he humbly admitted) that the original pressing of BS 2000’s vinyl-only debut was pressed on black wax. I’d heard rumors and praises about a Beastie Boys side project with the numbers “2000” in the title, and when Grand Royal released pink vinyl versions of the debut, I (stupidly) thought it to be the original. As it turns out, the black vinyl (and original) pressing was released in 1997, and the pink reissue followed two years later. It took until last week for me to 1) understand that I did not have the original of this album and 2) acquire the original of this album. This is now the third time I’ve purchased this album. BS 2000, you’re welcome.
I was going to write (briefly) on Les Paul’s 1968 album, Now! That was until I found this glorious advertisement from within. Ladies & gentlemen, the 1968 Gibson Les Paul custom guitar.
MGM Records, circa: 1968 was the “now” label, or so it thought. With the likes of Eric Burdon & the Animals, Roy Orbison, Herman’s Hermits, Sam the Sham, and Every Mothers’ Son, very few would argue that boasting claim. Throw in the father-son combo of Hank Williams & Jr., and you’ve got yourself “The Sounds of Now” er, then. Fancy design layout, too.
Digital Hardcore * Acid * D-Jungle * Industrial
Insert from the 1995 double LP comp, Harder Than the Rest released by Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR). I’d forgotten all about this comp until today. Here’s hoping the neighbors don’t call the authorities.
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It’s hard to believe that such a monumental and historic band like The Clash could end with such a violent thud. Well, we’ll always have the rest of their catalogue.
The Personality SOUND of the SIXTIES! Let me know if you agree with Liberty Records, here. The Fleetwoods, The Ventures, Bud and Travis, Martin Denny, and David Seville and the Chipmunks. Now, doesn’t that sound EXACTLY like the Personality SOUND of the SIXTIES?! Of course it does. Carry on.
If a Greatest Hits album means the beginning of the end for an audio entertainment troupe, then RIP Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.
Regular = mono, apparently and according to Decca Records. Found inside Jesse Crawford’s 195? album, Over the Rainbow, this New World of Stereo Sound insert has something for even the seasoned listener, such as your esteemed self.
Just renewed my Vinyl Me, Please subscription today and it dawned on me… I don’t utilize the member store near enough. Nothing from this month’s flier screams “buy or die,” but I should really make it a point to check the store monthly. Bang for my buck, know what I’m sayin’?
Attempting to round out my Harry Belafonte discography, I discovered this fun ad-sert from the early 1960’s. Harry’s records are generally very inexpensive to acquire, which bodes well for both the ear, and the pocket book.
Last month’s VMP (Vinyl Me, Please) insert looks, well, it looks exactly like the picture on the left. Nothing too exciting on display, but what’s missing, and what could have been a full page ad was the (now out of print) debut reissue by The Avalanches, Since I Left You. Can’t WAIT for that one to show up.
Another day, another Decca disc-sert… just made that up. Simple, yet elegant arrow design, drawing a varying path from Hawaiian Music, through Deluxe Albums, Vocal, Classical & Semi-Classical, Latin, Movie, and Dance, ending up at a new world of sound… on Decca Records. Nicely done, early 60’s design individual. Nicely done, indeed.