So here’s post 1001: A cool trio of vintage colored vinyl, released in the UK for Bananarama’s terrible “Robert DeNiro Is Waiting” single. What a lousy song—and yet I still own these records (To be fair, Bananarama had some great tunes—the swanky classic “Cruel Summer” and the inventive if forgotten cover of the Doobie Brothers’ “Long Train Running”). These 12” singles have extra large labels, each with a different band member. I wound up with the green one in the late 80s when I was an intern at Polygram Records’ publicity department in NYC. One day I was told to clean out the freebie closet, so I did, helping myself to anything that looked interesting along the way. Last year, I stumbled across the blue one in a shop for virtually nothing and last week, found the pink one, so now I have the set. Well, at least they LOOK cool.
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THIS IS MY 1,000TH INSTAGRAM POST, so here’s the first album I ever bought, Squeeze’s “Singles: 45s and Under.” 1,000 is a good number, so I may just stop here.
A recent find: A vintage US shaped picture disk for Devo’s “Beautiful World,” providing a nice opportunity for a semi-sleeveface.
Love & Money’s second album, Strange Kind Of Love, was a sea change from the vapid pop of their Tom Dowd-produced debut. Gone was the noise and posturing, and in its place was deep song craft and immaculate playing, all tied together by the studio sheen of Steely Dan producer Gary Katz. This album sounds expensive and I’m sure it was. The songs are great and would’ve been hits if they hadn’t come out at the blast-off point of hair metal. So it goes. This L&M album was significant for me not only ‘cause it’s great, but also because it made me go see them play in NYC—which in turn made me a fan of the horrendously mismatched opening act from Scarsdale, Too Much Joy.
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“Funkytown” by Lipps Inc. was the very first record I ever bought and I still have it (somewhere). I was 11 years old and I remember standing outside the short-lived record store in my town next to Bella’s Restaurant, working up the nerve to go inside because it was all big (i.e. high school) kids in there. I recall a giant poster in the window advertising Led Zeppelin’s In Through The Out Door that I stared at until I forced myself to go inside. I asked if they had it and the kid behind the counter rolled his eyes, pulled the 45 off the shelf behind him and said “65 cents.” I plunked down every coin I had, grabbed it and ran. I was now a record collector.
So this one in the photo is a massive Mexican remix called “Pueblo Funky.” I’ve never managed to make it all the way through; nearly 13 minutes of “Funkytown” is an endurance test.