Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Jan & Dean - Meet Batman

An oddball release if ever there was one.  Obviously there is a cartoon connection but you have to wonder how this ever came about.  Don't get me wrong, I like it but can't help wondering 'why!'.  Thanks for this request BTW, I'd forgotten about this little gem.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Soeur Sourire - The Singing Nun

Also known as Jeanine Deckers she was born in Belgium (1933) and later became a nun (Sister Luc-Gabrielle).  In 1963 she recorded a song called 'Dominique'!!  This song will play tricks with your head and you won't be able to get it out.  I can't tell you how much it makes my skin crawl.  Unbelievably, it became an international hit and even reached the first place in the Billboard Top 100 chart after it was released in the USA with the artist name 'The Singing Nun' (also the name of her first album).

Now - it all gets a little scary.  She left (-ie- was pushed) out of her order and teamed up with a younger female friend.  There was much talk about the nature of this relationship but in the end they committed suicide together in 1985.  This blog entry though is all about that darn song 'Dominique' - nick a nick a nicka .... stop.  No more.  I can't stand it.  Someone mentioned that this was released at a time when there was no music around.  That makes sense.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Go Fly A Kite (General Electric)

Yeh well, you go fly a kite.  No, you fly a kite!

Those were the days when this was considered crude and the monster of all put-downs!  Now, we just swear and abuse each other.

This was put out by General Electric - an electricity company, of all things.  Gee it's a W&W world.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dr Hajime Murooka - Lullaby From The Womb

Ooooh aaargh - do not like this new age stuff.  We must contemplate a total ban.  So much of it is based on guilt after drinking too many cups of latte.  And then there's the dude behind this.  He has a 'Dr' in the front of his name.  Surely not.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Gary Glitter Band - Hey!

Slight shift in this post.  Big Bad Gazza.  Apparently his hard drive was a problem!  Anyway, stop and look at this spectacular cover.  Glam had a side to it that was totally naff.  No better example can be found than this album.  And then there's the contents.  Can anyone explain why we liked this?

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

JD Darlson (Dr) - How Can Man Rise Above The Fear Of Death

By not thinking about it I guess.  Ignorance is bliss.  Why did they put this stuff out?  Did/does it have a place.  Geez, I dunno.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

JC Penney Company - Spirit of 66

One of those 'Company Albums' (-ie- JC Penney) getting with with the 60's.  Have listened to this many times and still manage to enjoy the darn thing.  It's hard to get rid of that spirit of 66 - free love and all that.

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