Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
EastWest - 111
Whoa. Here's a weird and creepy offering from someone calling themselves Whispering Pigg (actually Larry Randall). According to my minimal research, he released one forty five. What? You've never heard of him? Produced by Norman Petty.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Work With It
Big Town - 120
A cool little instrumental from someone named Que Martin. Wasn't able to find out much about this record or artist, but I know I've heard it somewhere before. Maybe on WFMU's Fool's Paradise show? (see link at right)
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Brother in Law (He's a Moocher)
Fairlane - 702
Here's Paul Peek with one of the MANY copycat/response songs to Ernie K-Doe's hit "Mother In Law." Paul has finally managed to show Mom the door, then guess who shows up?
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
We're the Banana Splits
The Banana Splits
Decca - 32391
Here's an early side from the Banana Splits, with whom I had a love/hate relationship in grade school. So... dumb... yet, must... watch...
*edit: the cover photo above is not from my collection. It's from the hard to find LP from which this single derived. Presented here for illustrative purposes only...
Monday, February 9, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
This little demonstration record is pretty fascinating. It's popped up in a couple of other places before like WFMU's 365 Days Project
and the excellent Airform Archives Blog.
but I figured that it's interesting enough to share with Y'all here. Released in 1963, this record demonstrates Bell Laboratories emerging speech simulation program. Strange that after almost 50 years this technology doesn't seem to have improved much. What is really compelling though is how they programmed the computer to sing the song "Daisy" a full 5 years or so before the movie 2001 was realesed, in which the homicidal computer HAL sings the same tune. Apparently Stanley Kubrick did his homework...