Halloween; a great excuse for a vinyl display. And so I have gathered together some records with a skull and bones connection for the creepy occasion.
I just don’t have enough Toussaint related vinyl to do the display that I said last week that I was trying to create. I could have if when I found that Dr John album earlier this year the owner hadn’t lost the record inside! Toussaint produced that one and it would have helped me to do a Toussaint triptych, but oh well.
What vinyl treasures have I assembed for this week’s display?
The theme this week is all about having an album title that is a pun or subtle joke on the artist’s name.
I was all set to display a Tolkien inspired record cover triptych but the third record is so obscure I am having trouble locating where I catalogued it. It will be up next week so for now, why not check out what someone else is doing with record covers, namely mashing them up. I found this via the blog Voices of East Anglia.
Of late @lunacinemas has been tweeting about Woody Allen and I have been loving it. The spur is Woody’s upcoming Midnight In Paris which will be out soon. As a show of support to all this online Woody Allen affection I thought I would make this week’s vinyl triptych all about Woody. Read the rest of this entry »
There are certain records that just the sight of them cause me to start singing a significant track. Maybe this is a diagnosable condition. Here is an example. I was thrilled to have found a copy of Cucumber Castle, the 2 man Bee Gees album that Barry and Maurice did after Robin left for a solo career in the late 60’s. Having played it over and over I have become victim to another of their aching ballads, in this case “Don’t forget to remember me”, and now whenever I look upon this cover I immediately conjure up that song in my mind. The song IOIO also lurks in there somewhere. Read the rest of this entry »
My Bee Gees phase has yet to come to an end. One thing that I am really fascinated by, apart from the incredible song writing with so many sing along stick in your head poppy numbers, is the saga of the early membership. Read the rest of this entry »