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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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Luis the VIVI

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“El Monstruo”  Luis “Vivi” Hernandez  Orfeon Records (Mexico)  Great early rock’n roll cover in spanish of Bobby Boris Pickett’s Monster Mash from 1966

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Dese bones gonna rise again

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Little Gerhard  “Rockin’ Ghosts”  Karusell Records (Sweden) (1956)

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Feed my Frankenstein cake

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Happy Birthday!  A Columbia Records flexi-disc (“Record Card”) featuring voices by Mel Blanc and Lennie Weinrib as Dr. Frankenstein, Frankenstein’s monster and his assistant!

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Season of the witches

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“”Las 7 Brujitas and “La Bruja 7 Pelos”Two fantastic Halloween covers on Harmony, a budget label from Columbia Records.  Not sure of the country that released these, but Spanish speaking.

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Flip’n awesome

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A late career cover illustration from David Stone Martin (1981)  for the Flip Fhillips album “Flipenstein” on Progressive Records  The titles of the eight songs all have something to do with monsters of one sort or another.  Three standards — “Satin Takes a Holiday,” “Witchcraft” and “Ghost of a Chance” — are joined by five tunes written by Phillips; Vampire’s Dream,” “Dracula’s Dance,” “Ghoul of My Dreams,” “Hangman’s Noose” and “The Claw.”

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Vampire’s weekend

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Here’s one you won’t find anywhere else online!  Attilio and his Tango Orchestra   “Dracula Tango”   Vogue Records (France)  (1974)   Monster cover art by Bernard Monie

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Two faces have I

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Pastor L.J. London  Sermon “How Many Faces Are You”  Recorded Live at the New Jerusalem Temple  (Detroit, MI)   Another great DIY cover from Pastor London.  See another on LPCL.

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How dry I am

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“Dem Dry Bones”  / “Camptown News”   Peter Pan Records  (1960)

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Monsters of country

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Buck Owens and the Buckeroos  “It’s a Monster’s Holiday”  Capitol Records (1974)   A rare monster and country combination!   I love me some Buck Owens.

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