Yes, that is Spock in the headphones. The year was 1979. These are some of my LPs, themed compilations, and the like.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Favorites of the Roaring Twenties

Here's a cassette of fun music.  The tracks:

01. Fred Rich and His Orchestra - It All Depends on You (2:59)

02. Ben Selvin and His Orchestra - When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin

03. Ben Bernie and His Orchestra - Make Believe (2:27)

04. Harry Richman - Blue Skies (2:50)

05. Ben Selvin and His Orchestra - Ramona (3:13)

06. Don Voorhees and His Orchestra - My Blue Heaven (3:22)

07. Abe Lyman

08. Eddie Walters - Makin

09. Colonial Club Orchestra - You

10. Regent Club Orchestra - Together (3:01)

11. Helen Kane - That

12. Ted Lewis and His Band - She

13. Waring

14. The Capitolians - You Were Meant for Me (2:40)

15. Franklyn Baur - With a Song in My Heart (3:01)

16. Fred Rich and His Orchestra - Singin

17. The Charleston Chasers - Ain

18. Nick Lucas - Tip-Toe Thru

19. Earl Burnett and His Orchestra - If I Had a Talking Picture of You (2:56)

20. Johnny Marvin - Happy Days Are Here Again (2:22)

Favorites of the Roaring Twenties

See you on Monday!

Monday, February 12, 2018

MA-128 - Obsessive Love Tales

Have a twisted Valentine's Day with these slightly skewed love songs ...


Here's the lineup:

01 - Tapeworm of Love - Brute Force - 1967   (1:48)

02 - Alien Girl - Richard Bone - 1981   (3:04)

03 - Cold Blue Steel (Against My Head) - The Guardians of American Morality - 1987   (3:27)

04 - Plastic Love - Zed - 1983   (5:01)

05 - Creepin' Up on You - Darren Hayes - 2002   (4:52)

06 - Hypnotised - Scarlett Von Vollenman - 1981   (2:56)

07 - Helen in Your Headphones - The Dots - 1982   (3:02)

08 - Secret Love for Dinosaurs - The Procession - 1987   (3:01)

09 - Not from Her World - 4 Out of 5 Doctors - 1980   (4:28)

10 - I'm in Love with My Computer - Andy Warhol Banana Technicolor - 1982   (3:43)

11 - Contact High - Bill Lloyd - 1999   (4:31)

12 - Astral Love - Newstreet - 1982   (4:25)

13 - I'm in Love with My Walls - Lester Bangs and the Delinquents - 1981   (2:50)

14 - Loving a Siamese Twin - MAD Magazine - Jeanne Hayes - 1963   (2:18)

15 - Girls in Uniform - The Catch - 1982   (3:09)

16 - Toothless Girl - None If Any - 1985   (2:48)

17 - (My Girl's a) Hologram - The Rabies - 1982   (2:07)

18 - Plastic Doll - Bohemia - 1981   (3:02)

19 - Fictional Girl - Silent Guests - 1981   (3:28)

20 - X-Ray Specs - Moose Lodge - 1984   (1:38)

21 - Alien Too (Fallin') - French Revolution - 1988   (4:45)

22 - Anorexia - The Headhunters - 1985   (3:15)

23 - Girl in a Magazine - The Brains - 1980   (2:58)


For you, with love!

See you on Thursday for more interesting music!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Odyssey Orchestra: Galactic Hits

This 1980 album is a cash-in by a studio-group cover "orchestra."  They're the same group as "The Now Sound Orchestra."  I know this because a couple of the performances on this LP are identical to those on the Now Sound Orchestra's Star Trek: Main Theme from the Motion Picture.

I found the present album at Discogs, except on Discogs it's titled Spectacular Space Hits.  Call it what you will, here are the tracks:
01 - The Empire Strikes Back (Main Theme)
02 - Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)
03 - Yoda’s Theme
04 - Close Encounters (Main Theme)
05 - Star Wars
06 - 2001 (Main Theme)
07 - Cantina Band Theme (Star Wars)
08 - Star Trek (TV Theme)
09 - Superman (The Movie)

Galactic Hits
Listen and weep ... or laugh ...

See you on Monday with a new music compilation in celebration of Valentine's Day!
  

Monday, February 5, 2018

Volume 1 of The Moody Blues’ Bio Is Released!

            Another great book from the mind of Marc Cushman (with a little help from yours truly) has arrived!


            Before I was asked to edit Marc Cushman’s book (now two volumes) about the Moody Blues, I knew very little about them, nor really cared.  I was a Beatles/Emerson, Lake & Palmer/Jethro Tull guy, as far as Britmusic went.

            But, despite myself, I came to learn a lot about this group whose music made a big WHAM! of an impact on pop culture. Marc documents the madness, hopes, disunion, and waves of popularity.  Most of this was news to me!

            I have a new appreciation for their music, especially since I’ve learned so much about the people and stories behind the songs.

            Through the kazillions of words from the Moodies, their friends, their family, and entertainment types, I learned tons of fascinatin’ info.  I came to know a lot about the group, and the thoughts of the members.

            Each wave of young consumers finds its own way to express its own feelings of joy, love, discovery, contemplation. For millions, the Moody Blues were the best at putting these thoughts and emotions into music and words.

            Whether you’re a Moody Blues fan when you finish – that’s up to you. But you’ll be thankful you started the journey. I know I am!

TRUTH IN REVIEWING:  I am the editor of this book.


(Forgive the low-res screengrabs from my digital, editing version:)

            From 1964



            To 1978


            ... You’ll learn gazillions of fascinating stories about the Moody Blues.  I promise!