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October, 2010

Yid rock

Tsadok Savir with the Hed Arzi Orchestra   Hed-Arzi Records (Israel)

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Rollin’ with my homies

“Jungle Fever”   Joint   Fuentes Records

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In heaven there is no beer …

… that’s why we drink it down here!   “Sobriety and Beyond” By Father John Doe

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Getting his master’s degree?

… or just a pet project?   “School Book For Dogs”   Created by Beth Brown (Famous Author of Books on Dogs)   Narrated by Pat Connell   Regent Records

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The Kerley herd gets the perm

“Give Me Something To Give”   The Kerleys   Private Custom Productions

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Cowgirls in the band

Ann Jones and her American Sweethearts   Audio Lab Records

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He’s not even stiff yet

“Big Dead Dick”   Skillet & Leroy with the Johnny Otis Orchestra Live!   Laff Records (For Adults Only)

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“Hey, what’s the matter man?”

The Rolling Stones   “Some Girls”   (1978)   Cover designed by Peter Corriston.   A die-cut cover of ladies wig ads with the faces of the band alongside those of Lucille Ball, Farah Fawcett, Judy Garland, Raquel Welch and Marilyn Monroe peeking through from the inner sleeve.   Soon after it’s release the cover was withdrawn due to legal threats from many of the celebrities or their estates.   The revised cover removed all the celebrities whether they had complained or not, and they were replaced with just   colors with the phrase PARDON OUR APPEARANCE – COVER UNDER RE-CONSTRUCTION.

  1. Miss You (4.48)
  2. When The Whip Comes Down (4.20)
  3. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) (4.38) (Whitfield, Strong)
  4. Some Girls (4.36)
  5. Lies (3.11)
  6. Far Away Eyes (4.24)
  7. Respectable (3.06)
  8. Before They Make Me Run (3.25)
  9. Beast Of Burden (4.25)
  10. Shattered (3.47)

On a personal note, I saw the stones play the summer “Some Girls” was released.   It was at the Cleveland Municipal Stadium on July 1, 1978.   A crowd of 80,000 plus!   After getting there in the early morning for a 2PM gate, I scrambled to the front of the field – where I stayed for about ten straight hours.     The concert opened with J. Geils and then Peter Tosh.     Peter Tosh, lit a HUGE joint, and tossed it into the crowd as he kicked into “Legalize It”.   (It made the rounds for most of his set).   He also came out for a duet on “Don’t Walk Back.”   Sugar Blue came out and played harmonica on the new songs.   That Fall, back in New York, I went to Studio 54 a few times and “Miss You” will always make me think of that time and place.

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Boys lo mein

Finger Five   “First Album”   Philips Records   (Japan)   (1972)     Video

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A band of kiwis

Family Cactus is a great new band from Wellington, New Zealand.   Here’s the cover art for the band’s first CD, “Come Howling” on Arch Hill Records.   The band is in town for the CMJ Music Festival and recently played a private gig for industry and friends of LP Cover Lover.   Here’s their single “Kingmaker” (which is being used in a national Yellow Pages commercial here in the states) and here’s an article that ran today in the New Zealand Herald by New York correspondent Gemma Gracewood.

Behind the scenes – Family Cactus recorded the music video for “Kingmaker” in this grand old house tucked into one of the Thorndon terraces in Wellington. Built 1905 by John Sydney Swan, a Commodore of the  Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club and owner of one of the world’s largest collections of photographs of ships. Currently listed on the NZ Historic Places Trust register.

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