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.
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.
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.
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.
When someone, let’s say Timmy. When Timmy thinks of a tremendous emotional experience, Timmy often doesn’t think of achieving this tremendous emotional experience by listening to high quality records. Timmy is a fool. What Timmy isn’t realizing is that Timmy isn’t in tune with Audio Fidelity Records. If you own a bow tie, or know what one is, you can enjoy a smoke, a stiff buttoned-up shirt, and the high quality hi-fi listening pleasure of Audio Fidelity Records. Don’t be a Timmy. Treat yourself to a tremendous emotional experience. Go ahead. You’ve earned it.
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