Friday, November 28, 2014

Various Artists: Rhino Royale

Body slam! Eight Rhino artists compete for groove space on this 1978 LP, only the second full-length ever to come out of Rhino Records.

Ruben Guevara “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Gefilte Joe and the Fish “Walk on the Kosher Side”
Snickers “Joe Louis School of Elocution”
Rockin’ Richie Ray “Baseball Card Lover”
Fred Blassie “Blassie, King of Men”
Snickers “A Cowboy Needs a Horse”
Richie Balance “Rock ‘n’ Roll Hell”
Temple City Kazoo Orchestra “Whole Lotta Love”
Wild Man Fischer “Go to Rhino Records”
Little Stevie Weingold “Be True to Your Shul”
Snickers “West Coast School for Famous Ballpark Vendors”
Fred Blassie “No Bout Adoubt It”
The Credibility Gap “Hello, World—This Here’s Wrong Number”
Snickers “Ace Guard Snail Co.”
The Winos “Nose Job”
Ruben Guevara “America the Beautiful”


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.

7 comments:

  1. *audible frikkin' gasp*

    Okay, now you're just getting spooky. Get out of my head!
    I was trolling through old posts here on your site just yesterday.
    Something put me in mind of this exact album - - which you hadn't yet posted.
    My thought was: "I wonder if Taylor takes requests? I'd love to hear the Rhino Royale album again... Not the "Rhino *Circus* Royale" album, mind you, but the one with The Winos & Ruben Guevara... hmm, maybe too obscure, I dunno..."
    Bam. The thought in my head, and less than 24 hours later, here 'tis.
    (The copy I had of this LP had the blue-tinted cover, not brown)

    Oh, Universe, you're so funny. You manifest the craziest things.
    Thanks Taylor, you just rock. Again.
    Happy to be on a wavelength compatible with yours!

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  2. I'm glad that when the comedy demons whispered in your ear that you needed something, I was able to provide it! When the comedy demons whisper in my ear, I for one listen. Yes, you're correct, I've seen this with different color variants for the cover. I think there was even a different mask in some copies? Or did I imagine that? Google image search returned no results for a Wild Man Fischer mask. Maybe it's only wishful thinking on my part.

    Stay tuned as eventually I intend to post both volumes of the Rhino collections "World's Worst Records"!

    T.

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  3. I'm digitizing my brother's copy of the album right now; glad to see someone else likes this record.

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  4. I'm digitizing my brother's copy of the album right now; glad to see someone else likes this record.

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  5. My dad played guitar on some of the tracks on this album and also is the voice of "Richie Balance," the picture of "Richie Balance" on the album was of an awkward guy who hung out in the Rhino Records store quite a bit... I remember a Wild Man Fischer mask...

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  6. My dad played guitar on some of the tracks on this album and also is the voice of "Richie Balance," the picture of "Richie Balance" on the album was of an awkward guy who hung out in the Rhino Records store quite a bit... I remember a Wild Man Fischer mask...

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