Archive for September, 2011

Episode 8: Three Figures

Vinyl record covers discussed. This episode: Three Figures. Hosted by Rich Bachelor and Mark Mager. StylusCast from Downtown Portland, home of the world’s most mediocre vinyl scene. Each week we discuss 5 albums selected by the merit of their covers (usually).

The Carter Family “The Famous Carter Family” 1970 Harmony Records.
The Three Suns “Happy-Go-Lucky Sound” 1958 RCA Camden
George Carlin “Take-Offs & Put-Ons” 1972 RCA Camden.
Jazz Dancing Jazzercise with Frank Wagner 1977 Gateway Records.
Terry and the Pirates “Original Radio Broadcasts” 1973 Mark 56 Records.

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Episode 7: Stereo Action

Vinyl record covers discussed. This episode: Stereo Action. Hosted by Rich Bachelor and Mark Mager. StylusCast from Downtown Portland, home of the world’s most mediocre vinyl scene. Each week we discuss 5 albums selected by the merit of their covers (usually).

Esquivel “Latin-Esque” 1962.
RCA Victor Ray Martin “Dynamica” 1961. RCA Victor.
Leo Addeo “The Music Goes ‘Round and ‘Round” 1961 RCA Victor
Dick Schory “Runnin’ Wild” 1961 RCA Victor.
Marty Gold “Its Magic” 1961 RCA Victor.
Various Artists “Stereo Action Unlimited!” 1961 RCA Victor

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Episode 6: Black & White Band Photos

Vinyl record covers discussed. This episode: Black & White Band Photos. Hosted by Rich Bachelor and Mark Mager. Special guest Kurt Loyd of Missingreeltv. StylusCast from Downtown Portland, home of the world’s most mediocre vinyl scene. Each week we discuss 5 albums selected by the merit of their covers (usually).

MC5 “Back in the USA” 1970 Atlantic Records.
The Rolling Stones “December’s Children (And Everybody’s)”  1965 London Records.
Alice Cooper “Love it to Death” 1971. Warner Bros. Records.
Cheap Trick “Cheap Trick” 1977. Epic Records.
The Standells “Try It” 1967. Tower Records.

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Episode 5: Big Letters

Vinyl record covers discussed. This episode: Big Letters or Large Things. Hosted by Rich Bachelor and Mark Mager. StylusCast from Downtown Portland, home of the world’s most mediocre vinyl scene. Each week we discuss 5 albums selected by the merit of their covers (usually). Taste even more magic at www. coolalbumcovers.com.

AIR “Premiers Symptômes” 1998 Source Records.
Various Artists “Jazz, Vol. 2: The Blues” 1950 Folkways Recordings
Descendents “All” 1987 SST records
John Coltrane “Olé Coltrane” 1961 Atlantic Records.Stereolab “Aluminum Tunes (Switched On, Vol. 3)” 1998 Drag City Records

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“Middle Eastern Rock” John Berberian

Middle Rastern Rock

Middle Rastern Rock

The guys at Hipwax.com (I know not their names) have given this album a 9 and I whole heartedly agree. This record is way ahead of its time clocking in years before System of a Down or even Mr. Bungle. A true crossover pioneer disc. It melds middle eastern instruments and rhythms with 60s rock. There is early fuzz guitar solos, baritone sax, oud, traditional middle eastern percussion, a standard drum kit and one track with Armenian singing. Not to mention the photo on the back of John Berberian sporting his Elvis/Gene Vincent  greased hair-do and sideburns. Read more…

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Episode 4: Arabia

Vinyl record covers discussed. This episode: Arabia. Hosted by Rich Bachelor and Mark Mager. StylusCast from Downtown Portland, home of the world’s most mediocre vinyl scene. Each week we discuss 5 albums selected by the merit of their covers (usually). Taste even more magic at www. coolalbumcovers.com.

Eddie ‘The Sheik’ Kochak “Strictly Belly Dancing” 1973 Scepter Records
Eddie ‘The Sheik’ Kochak “Strictly Belly Dancing Vol 2” 1975 Scepter Records.
Toraia Orchestra of Algiers “Belly Dance! (The Wild Music and the How-To!)” 1975 Pickwick Records
Artie Barsamian and his Orchestra “The Seventh Veil” 1959 Four Corners Records
John Berberian and the Middle Eastern Ensemble “Middle Eastern Rock” 1969 Verve Records.

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“Hot Rod Jazz” Larry Wilcox

 

Tuff Saxes and Twangy Guitars

Hot Rod Jazz:Tuff Saxes and Twangy Guitars

Hot Rod Jazz. Tuff Saxes and Twangy Guitars by Larry Wilcox and His Orchestra. This is a fantastic album and one of the few pieces of vinyl I’ve gone so far as to archive onto CD.  Its a group of studio session players called in to make a flavor of the month genre record. There are no twangy guitars on this album.  They sound more like big body jazz guitars with flat wound strings. Most likely Tommy Tedesco.  And there are plenty of saxes, but not much jazz. Read more…

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