Monday, November 24, 2014

National Lampoon: The Missing White House Tapes


A 1974 cut-and-paste classic in which the National Lampoon uses Nixon’s own words to give a giant middle finger and a hearty fuck-you-and-goodbye to Tricky Dick. If tonight is a day of the week ending in “Y”, it’s probably a good time to keep in mind that everything, EVERYTHING, ever said by anyone elected to higher office in our country is a lie; and this album is a great way to keep that concept fresh in your memory. Here’s a fun drinking game: listen to this LP, realize nothing’s changed, drink, repeat.

Checkers
Calendar
Oval Office
President’s Qualities
The New VP
Inspiration
Energy Crisis
Hearings
Send Money
Admission Speech
Wrap Up
Introduction and Impeachment Parade
Pennsylvania Avenue
News
Plumber Commercial
Impeachment Parade Continued
The Constitution Game
News
Senate Hearings
Impeachment Parade Continued
Tooth Commercial
Mission: Impeachable
News
The FBI
Impeachment, Swearing Out
The Gerry Ford Show

Album audio & artwork

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Hachidai Nakamura: Rainy Night in Tokyo

A warm blanket of exotica perfectly described by its title.



Aki No Irokusa (Colorful Autumn Grass)
Sakura Sakura (Cherry Blossoms)
Rokudan (Three Pieces from the Rokudan Suite for Koto)
Kiso Bushi (Folk Song from Kiso Province)
Haru-Same (Spring Rain)
Echigo Jishi (The Echigo Lion)
Shinnai Nagashi (The Shinnai Minstrel)
Chidori (The Plover)
Yowakoi Bushi (Come at Night) (Shikoku Island Folk Song)
Sado Okesa (Folk Song from Sado)


Album audio & artwork

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Dudley Moore Trio

Exactly the kind of shimmering, groovy whimsy you’d expect to be coming out of the head of Dudley Moore in 1969.

Fanfare
120—Plus Optional Magic Exploding Cadence
Chimes
Love Song from an Imaginary Musical
Bag of Chris
Pop and Circumstance
Romantic Notion
Folk Song
Amalgam
Nursery Tune
Hymn


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Hilly Michaels: Calling All Girls

In the 1970s Hilly Michaels was an occasional drummer for Sparks, which was a closed shop for the Brothers Mael in terms of songwriting. By 1980, Michaels had enough songs saved up to make this debut album for Warner Bros. To an 8-year-old me in 1980, this would have been the most awesome thing possible, if I’d known about it at the time. Now that I finally own it, I say: Fuck the 8-year-old me, this is the most awesome thing of all time ever.

Calling All Girls
Teenage Days
Shake It and Dance
Gemini
U.S. Male
Without You
Turn Me On Your Radio
Close Encounters
Devotion
Something On Your Mind


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The Mermaid Frolics

Selections from the Amnesty International benefit at the Mermaid Theater, London, May 8 1977 (except “Miner” by Peter Cook, which is from Amnesty’s 1976 gala). Side one (cuts 1-7) is all music; side two (8-14) is all comedy. And boy does this deserve a proper CD reissue, not only because of the great comedy bits that aren’t available anywhere else, but because of the fact that side two is 40 minutes long. Put 40 minutes on one side of a 12” 33 1/3 RPM record and you’re shoving your material's face down onto the noise floor. Oh well.

Hot Jazz combo The Bowles Bros. Band, featuring Sue Jones-Davies (Judith Escariot in Monty Python's Life of Brian) and her crack bandmates Brian Bowles, Richard Lee, and Julian Smedley, only ever had one full-length release: Roger Buys a Fridge, released on Decca in 1978. It's never been reissued on CD, and if I can score a copy you bet I'll post that baby here.

Julie Covington & Pete Atkin with the Bowles Bros. Band “The Original, Original Honky-Tonk Night-Train Blues”
The Bowles Bros. Band “Charlie’s Nuts”
The Bowles Bros. Band “Nagasaki”
John Williams “Sevilla”
John Williams “Cavatina”
Julie Covington & Pete Atkin with the Bowles Bros. Band “After You’ve Gone”
Julie Covington & Pete Atkin with the Bowles Bros. Band “At the Hop”
Peter Cook “E.L. Wisty from Beyond the Veil”
John Cleese & Connie Booth “Bookshop”
Peter Ustinov “Queen Mary and Pieter de Hoogh”
Terry Jones & Pete Atkin “Forgive Me”
John Cleese & Jonathan Miller “Words…and Things”
Peter Cook “Miner”
Peter Ustinov “Oratorio”


DISCLAIMER: To the best of my knowledge, this work is out of print and not available for purchase in any format. If you are the artist and are planning a reissue, please let me know and I’ll remove it from the blog. Also please get in touch if you’ve lost your art &/or sound masters and would like to talk with me about my restoration work.