Location: Montreal

Monday, July 04, 2005

sidewalk records

i just scored five records from a garbage pile on the sidewalk by my apartment. i literally yanked them from the clutches of the trash collectors, whose truck was right behind me.
here's the bounty:

•Alan Mills and the 'Shanty Men' - Songs of the Sea (which includes the hits 'Blow The Man Down', 'The New Bedford Whalers' and 'Boney Was a Warrior.')

•a Hansel and Gretel children's record from 1960 (there's crude crayon markings covering the back of the sleeve, mostly illegible except for the word 'WAR' scrawled near the top.)

•Falco - Rock Me Amadeus (extended version!)

•KC and the Sunshine Band - in hindsight, i should've left this one on the sidewalk.

•Van Cliburn - Tchaikovsky Concerto No.1 (this one has a sticker on the front that says "Miracle Surface": this record contains the revolutionary new antistatic ingredient 317X, which helps keep the record dust free, helps prevent surface noise, helps insure faithful sound on Living Stereo records.)

anyone else ever heard of this 317X before?
didn't think so.
utter quackery.


Blogger Jon said...

317x was apparently one of the early ways RCA protected their records. They then moved on to Dynaflex and then to Dynagroove. 317x may or may not be an ingredient, but it IS old technology that was nearly lost to Mr. Trashman.

Good scoops, dude. Especially the Falco. You should perform live versions of 'Mope'.

2:23 PM  
Blogger mike said...

see, names like Dynagroove ,and especially Dynaflex, sound awesome. 317X sounds like the name of a cardboard spaceship from one of those old-ass marionette TV programs.

and i have a feeling it's going to be a Falco kind of summer.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Josh said...

that's feckin brilliant man.. KC & The Sunshine Band!! whaddya mean shoulda left it behind! Wouldn't it be more fun to play Trons Deadly Discs with it =D
And you never know when u need to thwart off attacking zombies.
"You should perform live versions of 'Mope'."

9:24 PM  
Blogger mike said...

i'm compiling appropriate moves as we speak. pop-lockin' and rug rockin'. i'm cleaning the floor. my beat is correct.

8:11 AM  

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