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A word from your hosts

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“Scheletro Twist”  (“Skeleton Twist’) Fred Bullo  IPM Records (Italy)  Rare Italian rock ‘n roll from 1962!  Hear it is! 

And now, a few things about LPCoverLover that you might not know!

  • LPCoverLover was launched in November 2006 by Matthew and Tony, two lifelong record collectors whose passion for finding odd and unusual records brought them together in the spirit of friendly competition and the desire to blow each other’s mind with new and incredible discoveries from around the world!
  • While there are many copycat sites, blogs, pages, posts and imitators across the world wide interweb, everything you see on LpCoverLover is from our collections.  Records that we find, photograph and share because we haven’t seen them before and we think they’re worthy.
  • Since we started more than 12 years ago, many of the records that we’ve unearthed have become staples of the Incredibly Strange/Weird/Bizarre recordsphere.
  • We’ve even seen our name and logo on bootleg merch like shirts and cigarette lighters (?)  for sale in the back of magazines like MOJO and sundry sites.
  • Because we’ve been slow to move to other platforms that aren’t linked with our wordpress posts here (you can find us on Facebook, Tumbler and Twitter), our name LPCoverLover has been co-opted by others on Instagram and Pinterest. The sincerest form of flattery I guess, but don’t be fooled by imitators.
  • Our LPCoverLover Facebook page has approximately 10,000 followers now and allows us to hear from many other collectors which we love.
  • We could pull from our still growing collections for many years without getting tired, but the truth is it’s our most recent finds that get us the most excited and end up here first.
  • We recently started an eBay store and will continue to offer up our doubles for sale at reasonable prices.

Who knows where we go from here, but as long as Tony keeps digging up insanely cool and rare records and challenging me to do the same – LPCoverLover will chug along and hopefully continue to shock and awe!

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Frenchette

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Zacharias and his magic violins  Polydor (France)  A jug of wine, a cigarette and a pile of records.

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Atomic cocktail

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“Witch Doctor”  Jacques Helian et son Orchestre Match Records  (France)  A crazy Rock n’ Roll record from 1958!  (See the comments for a listen).

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Make mine a double

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Don Diego  “Musique a Go-Go et Whisky en Duo”  Vogue Records (France)

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Sinner man

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“Cigarettes and Whiskey”   Jean Roderes.  Festival Records (Belgium)

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Un-subliminal liquor ad

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“Cocktail Music”  Victor Records (Japan)  I like mine up with a twist.  Stirred and shaken.

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After one too many drinks!

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Tony pulled this one out from right under my nose at the last WFMU record fair.   What a find!  Wins for most category tags.  Creepy and wonderful.  Best Canadian cover I’ve ever seen.  “Pour Tout Le Monde”  Les Ventrillaires  Montagnard Records   This is a Canadian comedy label that put out lots of “adult” comedy records – like our Dooto or Adam and FAX labels in the states.

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Hey bartender

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“Cocktail”  Decca Records  (France)  Different orchestras playing Tangos, Fox-Trots, Rumbas and Boogie-woogie!

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Man’s best friend

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“Amigo Whiskey”  Cuarteto Radar  Peerless Records  “Have you met my friends Jack Daniels and Jim Beam?”

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Pick your poison

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Adriano Celentano  “L’unica Chance”  Clan Records

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