Many years ago at my current place of employment, someone made a donation of, who knows, maybe 15,000 vinyl records. This was long before I took the job. After the donation was accepted, the records proceeded to sit down in a dark room called the receiving room and went untouched for years. The records would have probably sat there indefinitely, but due to space issues, it was finally decided to do something about them. So it fell to me and a small band of others to see to it that the records vacated the premises. Of the many jobs I’ve had at my workplace, this is the job I have enjoyed the most. I like the job, because I get an incredible sense of joy watching physical things happen to space (i.e. records slowly disappear from the receiving room). The best part about the entire job is that a number of vinyl finds have been made along the way. I’ve been introduced to the music of Glenn Branca, found a recording of Joseph Byrd’s Yankee Transcendoodle and even a copy of Yoshi Wada’s Lament For The Rise And Fall Of The Elephantine Crocodile, which is really worthy of a post unto itself. There have also been a number of fantastic record covers. While I know it is a very internet thing to post nutty record covers, I couldn’t help myself and thought I would make my contribution to the glut of other funny record sites out there. I thought I’d start out subtle with Sound Waves… or not so subtle…
Sound Waves: Flipper king of the sea.
For the Birds by Laurence Trott: A co-worker commented that Laurence might be wearing a part to a piccolo on his finger.
Behavioral Drift II/ Rugugmool by Franz Kamin: In the liner notes, Kamin writes, “DROP OUT, DEDOCTRINATE”. No kidding, dude.
Sextuor Ã Vent and Organasm: Sextuor might seem risky, but let’s face it, the organ freaks win this one. It is also worth mentioning in addition to defining the word “organasm”, the record Organasm comes with a “play at your own risk” warning.
Star Wars by John Rose: This just should have been called Star Fight.
Mystic Moods Orchestra Plays Nighttide, English Muffins and The Mystic Moods of the Mystic Moods Orchestra: The Mystic Moods Orchestra had a number of albums, but they hit the jackpot when they decided to go scratch and sniff. Too bad the sniff smells like old record when you scratch it.