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December, 2011

Tighten up

The Cramps  “Bikini Girls with Machine Guns”  Enigma Records (1989)  A 12″ single from the album “Stay Sick”   Produced by Poison Ivy.  Cover photo by Lux Interior    Thanks Joe Blossom.

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A Puerto Rican snowball fight

“La Trifulca”   Horacio Samalot  Empire Records (Mexico)

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Scrooged

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”  Omnivox Records (France)   Illustration by Chadar

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Santa Claus is a black man

Victor Santos on Actuality Records

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Dasher & Dancer…Harvey & Albert?

Meet Harvey the Hippo and Albert the Alley Cat, just two of Santa’s unheralded helpers.  Over the next few weeks, we’re going to share some of the forgotten ghosts of Christmas past..  We’ll be celebrating records from around the world that show the other side of the holiday and highlighting the non-traditional.  That’s what we do.

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Virgin records

Julie’s Sixteenth Birthday  John Bult   Rd Chollo Records  “You’re sixteen, you’re beautiful and you’re mine”  Here’s a classic of the incredibly strange genre.  It just gets stranger, creepier, more menacing the more you look at it.

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(“Somebody shoot me please”)

“Stories for Rainy Days”  Frank Luther  Song Stories with Music and Special Effects  Decca’s Vocalion Records

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Chinese record holders

A hefty sleeve from China.

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She needs an LPCL T-shirt

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Fung for the whole family

Lam Fung  Song Album No. 2   Ruby Record Industries (Singapore)

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