You Can’t Feed A Baby LPs Part 2

Okay, boners, I don’t have much time so I’m gonna’ make this quick…

Here’s a batch of soundtracks I’ve picked up over the past month:

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I know, I know, you’re pretty sure I have absolutely no filter when it comes to my record purchases…and I have to admit, that might be true…especially when it comes to soundtracks…

So, what do we have here? VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, HISTORY OF THE WORLD PART I, 1941, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978), ERASERHEAD, BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY, 9 TO 5, MEATBALLS, BAD GUYS, and ANY WHICH WAY YOU CAN!

I’m not going to put up a video for each of them , but I will say the BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY soundtrack has some killer 80s jams on it…like this one:

What? You thought I was give a fuck about my cred and play Love Attack by Konk?

You Can’t Feed A Baby LPs Part 1

Quinn 071409 024 Yeah, yeah, yeah…just because I got me one of them there baby Canacorns doesn’t mean I’m gonna’ stop buying records.

Cut a dad some slack…besides, most of ’em were used AND I hear that, “all babies have an instinctive sense of rhythm and a love of music,” so I’m actually doing the kid a favor…or whatever.

That okay with you, Judgy McJudgerton?

Okay.

Now that that’s out of the way…let’s see some of the LPs I’ve picked up this month…it’s been a while since we’ve taken a look at my record purchases, so instead of jamming up this post with a shit-ton of pics and videos I’ve decided to spread them out over a few posts….

recordsjuly 003 Let’s see…where to start?

I guess we’ll go with the ladies…starting left to right on the top row and then left to right on the bottom row…

Well, hello there, Irene Cara!

Sure, we all loved her as Coco Hernandez in Fame and everyone’s favorite karaoke song to sing is the Moroder/Cara classic, “Flashdance…What A Feeling“…but the secret hit off of this record is the awesome “Breakdance“!

Don’t believe me about the awesomeness that is “Breakdance“?

Peep this shit:

Next up are twin knockouts, Cherie and Marie Currie! These two foxes (see what I did there? Cherie was in the Adrian Lyne film…oh, forget it…) only did this one record together…and despite lukewarm (at best) reviews, I still dig it.

Especially the cover of Russ Ballard‘s “Since You’ve Been Gone“:

Moving on…to the beautiful (and busty) Lynda Carter*! Here she is singing “Toto” on Wonder Woman from her 1978 album, Portrait:

*This link is for the Awesomeness reader whose idea of a “Rock N Roll Fantasy” involve an elaborately costumed Ms. Carter doing a medley of Tina Turner, KISS, and Bette Midler songs accompanied by the Ikettes, fruity KISS impersonators and dancing gorillas…which should be all of you.

So this next one is a little misleading…yes there are some super sultry 80s babes in buckskin/mesh Indian inspired dancewear on the cover…but this is all Bohannon all the time.

I’ve talked about the ass shaking power that is Bohannon before…and the BOHANNON FEVER LP is more of the same…so let’s get on this “Party Trainmothersuckers and get funky in our pants areas:

And the last record for today is STARGARD‘s What You Waitin’ For! Look at that cover…the sheer audaciousness of their Danilo Donatiesque FLASH GORDON inspired outfits was worth the 99 cents I paid for this sucker alone.

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It doesn’t hurt that their funky brand of R&B is pretty fucking awesome as well…but you’re just going to have to take my word for it since YouTube let me down in the video department.

So, that’s the tip of the LP iceberg today, kids. Tune in next time for a whole bunch of soundtracks…

Playmate* And A Playa

Barbi Benton

Barbi Benton

Sometimes you’re just minding your own business, walking past the used vinyl section of your workplace, and not one, but two LPs jump out at you and shout, “BUY US….BUY USSSSSSSSSSSSS!

And…as always…I obey.

The first record to catch my eye featured a very beautiful 1970s lady striking a classic Gilley’s pose…but faster than you could say, “34B-23-34,” I realized that was no ordinary country gal….that was Barbi Benton!

Holy crap!

PB 406 1975

PB 406 1975

I honestly had no idea she recorded an album….but wait, turns out she’s recorded a handful of records throughout the 70s and 80s. How I didn’t know this is extremely embarrassing, let me tell you.

Anyway, this self titled LP features the hit, “Brass Buckles” plus a bunch of other 70s country crossover gems. There’s even a song written by Chuck Woolery on here….I’m guessing it’s that Chuck Woolery since he was in a band back in the 60s and they even had a semi hit with their groovy track, Naturally Stoned.

Nice.

Dance Your Ass Off

Dance Your Ass Off

The second LP that I just had to have was Dance Your Ass Off by Hamilton Bohannon.

Who?

Who cares.

You put a half naked woman (the bottom half no less) in high heels with a non ironic command to “PLAY THIS RECORD LOUD!” on the cover of your album, I’ll be sure to buy it and guaranteed to love the shit out of it while playing it loud, godammit!

Another way to keep me interested in your record is to have song titles like, Zulu, Bohannon’s Theme, and Trying To Be Slick…oh yeah, and write this on the back cover:

Special thanks to God, my master, savior and Jesus Christ for giving me strength and inspiration to write, arrange, direct, produce and record this album.”

Hamilton Frederick Bohannon

Hamilton Frederick Bohannon

Which is a pretty humble way of saying, “Here’s all the shit that I did thanks to God and Jesus Christ,” if you ask me.

Seriously though, once again I’m kind of embarrassed of having no knowledge of Bohannon.

This record is chock a block full of driving bass lines, funky drumming, disco strings and more foot stompin’ grooves than I thought humanly possible.

I too have to thank The Notorious G-O-D and JC Da Numba One Son for giving Mr. Bohannon the skills to make this record.

Don’t believe me?

Peep this:

Amen.

*”While being one of the best known women whose fame derives from appearing in Playboy magazine, contrary to popular belief, Barbi Benton has never been featured as a Playmate of the Month centerfold in the magazine. She also never worked as a Playboy Bunny.” –Wiki

Ghoul’s Night Out

In Dying Stereo!

In Dying Stereo!

My new Lps for Halloween!

Here’s a sample of a couple of these monster jams!

Wolf Call by Lord Dent and His Invaders

The Thing (Part II) by Curtis and the Creepers

The Guillotine by The Executioners

It’s gonna be a killer night!

Soundtrack to my life…

This morning I decided it was finally time to make a soundtrack section in my vinyl collection. I’ve been toying with the idea for a couple of weeks now and I took on the challenge this morning. I know all record collectors have very specific ways of filing their LPs (even if that means just tossing them around in no particular order…shudder), but I’m a hard and fast “alphabetical order” kind of Virgo….so making a section, any kind of section goes against my nature. It’s all, alpha by artist and alpha by title if it’s a soundtrack or compilation, all the time.

Last year I tried to pull out all my soundtracks and snap a picture of them for an old blog…it looked like this:

It was a total pain in the ass and I neglected to pull out at least 10 additional titles….the alpha order system was not helping me find all my soundtracks and it was getting harder and harder to avoid doubling up on certain titles (I am an addict)….and I just kept buying more (again, I am an addict). So here’s what I got myself into this morning:


That’s about 125 lps…all soundtracks for movies or teevee.

Well, that’s not totally true. I ran into a little problem with certain LPs. Look close at this picture:


Going clockwise:
THE HORN MEETS THE HORNET by Al Hirt….It has the Green Hornet Theme plus other themes like, Get Smart, King Kong (ABC-TV Series), Tarzan, Batman, and a few others.

SUPERMAN AND OTHER GALACTIC HEROES by Meco…Side one is Superman stuff but side two has The Boy Wonder, The Caped Crusader, Lord Of The Jungle, and The Amazing Amazon.

SUN RA VS. DAN AND DALE…This is all crazy Batman themed songs.

HEFTI IN GOTHAM CITY by Neal Hefti….again, all Bat-tastic songs.

So what’s the problem? How do I file these by title or even by a specific soundtrack when the first two have multiple themes? I settled on putting the last two in the B’s for Batman and filed Al in the G’s for the Green Hornet and Meco in the S’s for Superman. This may not seem like a big deal to you, but they’re not your records…and you don’t have to worry about finding them.

Okay, enough complaining. While pulling out all these gems I found some cool ones to share with you.


Not one, but two DAWN OF THE DEAD soundtracks! The first comes with a cool ZOMBI poster and has the amazing score by Goblin and the second has unreleased music from the film…like:

THE GONK!

Peep these:

The 12″ for DR. DETROIT by Devo! God, I loved this movie as a kid!

Even though THE EXORCIST II stank, the Ennio Morricone score fucking rules! Listen:

Man, that track gives me goosebumps every time!

Anyway, I’m glad i have a soundtrack section and I’ll probably do some more sharing with you kids in the future…but until then, I gotta’ find me a copy of DR. DETROIT on dvd, stat!

…and George Burns as Mr. Kite

If you’re familiar with the above credit, then you are no stranger to the film, SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND and it’s soundtrack. If not, click here and then come back to this post.

Pretty cool, huh? Now some would say that this film is some sort of travesty or sin against mankind…I am not one of those people. I even own 2 copies of the soundtrack…

Why 2 copies? Well, the second one I found came with these:


Is that not the coolest fucking poster ever? Some day it will be framed and hung over my stereo with pride.

Anyway, I’ve had friends over to watch Sgt. Pepper’s and it usually doesn’t go over well. In all truthfulness, they hardly make it to this part:

Take that Strawberry Fields! Aerosmith just killed you dead…and messed up the Bee Gees hair! But, I digress. If there ever was a a beautiful disaster set to Beatles’ music, this is it kids…forget that ACROSS THE UNIVERSE crap! It certainly didn’t have Steve Martin or Donald Pleasence or singing robots in it! That’s right, singing robots! Do yourself a favor and put this sucker in your Netflix…you won’t be sorry*.

* Or maybe you will….I once suggested I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE as a good movie to have on during a party…that didn’t go over so well.