Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of record covers from the golden age of LPs


Subscribe to feed Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Tumblr

November, 2009

It’s a Revolution Mother

IMG_4431

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “It’s A Revolution Mother”   “Recorded on the scene where the action is”   An Entertainment Systems, Inc. Release   Here’s an odd but nonetheless fascinating time capsule of late- Sixties social unrest filtered through the mind of Florida-based sexploitation producer-director HARRY KERWIN. Yup, the man who made Strange Rampage, My Third Wife George, and Girls Come Too.   But lacking the funds to make something along the lines of an Easy Rider or a Wild in the Streets, Kerwin blissfully dispensed with both fiction and actors and, instead, went out and filmed The Real Thing. Combining (rough, raw) authentic footage of bikers, peace protestors, and the crowd at a rock festival, he created the mondoesque It’s a Revolution Mother! a self-described “Documentary of Love” tied together with an exuberant (and often hilarious) anti-government-anti establishment-anti-Vietnam-war-pro-rebel lion rant delivered by an uncredited narrator who sounds like an AM disk jockey on speed. THE ALIENS are a biker gang who let Kerwin photograph them on the highway, inside their squalid headquarters, at a weekend beach party, and a clubhouse. “They candidly discuss their lifestyle (“I’d say Jesus died so we could ride'”); order drugs (“An ounce of speed and 200 trips'”); bitch about hassles with the cops, the courts, and their landlord; and explain the difference between “mamas and old ladies.” One of’ em even pisses in a beer can for us. “Don’t let it snap your mind. You’ve got to groove with the biker crowd to know where it’s really at'” – Something Weird

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (39 votes, average: 2.92 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

And go-cart Mozart was checkin’ out the weather chart

IMG_3212

“Regalame esta Noche”   Mozart Brandao e suo Orquestra   RCA Victor (Brazil)

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (55 votes, average: 2.80 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Hey Negrete

jorge

Jorge Negrete   RCA Victor (Spain)

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (38 votes, average: 3.16 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

You can pick your friends, but not your family

llama

Llama Gila   Odeon (Spain)b

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (33 votes, average: 2.64 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Wanted man

Sam

“Sing It Again, Sam!”   The inimitable song stylings of Sam Sacks   Arliss Records   For those unfamiliar with the wonder of WFMU’s Beware of the Blog let this be a welcome introduction.   Go to BOTB and listen to Sam’s fantastically awful mauling of standards.   A private recording on par with the best of the worst from Mrs. Miller, Lucia Pamela and Florence Foster Jenkins.   I gotta find a copy!

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (55 votes, average: 3.49 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

“Oh baby baby … pump it real good”

IMG_4483

“Fox en Guitarra”   Roberto Rojas   Musart Records

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (62 votes, average: 4.24 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Bette Davis eyes

IMG_4426

Em Tempo De Tango   Carlinhos   Columbia Brazil

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (47 votes, average: 3.64 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Didn’t I blow your mind this time?

IMG_4424

“Blow Man Blow”   Jesse Powell   Jubilee Records   Calvin Boze does a great R&B version of this song.  

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (54 votes, average: 4.02 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Kids are us

IMG_4440

El Festival de los Ninos   Calesita Records   This one’s for you Fred at Frederator Studios if you’re listening!

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (44 votes, average: 3.45 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

French dip

IMG_4422

“La Gambille Chez Bousca”   Musette Ensemble of the Bal Bousca   Dana Pacific Records

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (47 votes, average: 3.74 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...