Archive for February, 2012

Episode 28: Yellow

Vinyl record covers discussed. This episode: Yellow. 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 Astronauts “Everything is A-OK” 1964 RCA Victor.
The 5th Dimension “Reflections” 1971 Bell Records.
Joan Jett “Album” 1983 MCA Records.
Paul McCartney “Ram” 1971 Apple Records.
Patsy Kline “The Patsy Cline Story” 1963 Decca Records.

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Lives of the One Hitters

“Geddes sings from first person narrative in the character of the titular young man. Joey recalls the events leading up to a recent tragedy in which his girlfriend Julie is unintentionally gunned down by her own father, who intended to kill Joey after learning that Julie was pregnant with Joey’s child. Joey himself admits that he repeatedly relives the tragedy in his mind every time he tries to sleep.”

This is how some anonymous Wikipedia contributor (perhaps being funny; hard to tell with material like this) summed up “Run Joey Run,” the only hit David Geddes ever had, in 1975.

Why buy the album at all when you can just read this maudlin comic about the only song anyone cares about right here?

What can we say about David Geddes that isn’t already sort of apparent in his choice of topic matter? The Seventies were a great time for shit like this. And by “shit like this,” I mean sad little songs that sort of make a much bigger deal out of things than is deserved by what is actually being discussed.
It’s a song that was first introduced to me as “a song about a guy who gets his girlfriend pregnant, and now he needs to run away.” But no; it’s a song about a guy who has gotten his girlfriend pregnant and has been told specifically to stay away from the house of said girlfriend by said girlfriend, and his going over there gets her shot.¬† Run Joey, Run!

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Episode 27: Covers That Bewitched Us As Children

Vinyl record covers discussed. This episode: Covers That Bewitched Us As Children. Hosted by Mark Mager and Rich Bachelor. 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).

Hall & Oates “Bigger Than Both of Us” 1976 RCA Records.
Led Zeppelin “Houses of the Holy” 1973 Atlantic Records.
Seals & Crofts “Get Closer” 1976 Warner Bros Records.
Gordon Lightfoot “Gord’s Gold” 1975 Reprise Records.
Ozark Mountain Daredevils “Don’t Look Down ” 1977 A&M Records.

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Episode 26: CosPlay

Vinyl record covers discussed. This episode: CosPlay.¬†Hosted by Mark Mager and Rich Bachelor. 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).

Pete Handy “Honky Tonk Piano” 1957 Mercury Records.
Paul Weston “The Sweet And The Swingin'” 1960 Capitol Records.
The Markko Polo Adventurers “Orienta” 1959 RCA Victor.
Freddie Hall Orchestra “Gay Nineties” 1950s? Promenade Records.
Oscar Brand “Every Inch a Sailor”1960 Elektra Records.

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Episode 25: Sandy Warner: Exotica Girl

Vinyl record covers discussed. This episode: Sandy Warner: Exotica Girl. Hosted by Mark Mager and Rich Bachelor. 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).

Martin Denny “Exotica” 1957 Liberty Records.
Martin Denny “Exotica, Vol 2” 1958 Liberty Records.
Martin Denny “Exotica, Vol 3” 1959 Liberty Records.
Martin Denny “Afro-Desia” 1959 Liberty Records.
Martin Denny “Quiet Village” 1959 Liberty Records.
Martin Denny “Primitiva” 1958 Liberty Records.

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