Saturday, August 23, 2008

Champaign - How 'Bout Us? + Can You Find The Time?

Champaign likes to ask questions. Here's a couple of them. The answer? Champaign rules.

Can You Find The Time?

How 'Bout Us?

(Both Tracks from How 'Bout Us, 1981 Columbia/CBS; On 12" Vinyl; Found at Goodwill of Orlando, Michigan location for $1.00)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Meco - Star Wars and Other Galatic Funk

In anticipation for the new Star Wars film that will most likely suck, we take a trip back to 1977 when Star Wars was awesome and people made 15 minute long disco songs based on it. This is a rip of the entire first side, the track list is below.

Everything about this record is a trip. Obviously the music is awesome but the cover does wonders too. You gotta love the two pretty run-of-the-mill 70's astronauts bumping asses, presumably on the roof of some anonymous utopian metropolis. The liner notes are pretty funny too. It lists all the musicians from the "CorMar Galaxy" including the "Clomatron" player. The thank you messege from Meco is pretty tongue-in-cheek as well.

The logistics of teleporting all the musicians from their home planets, the Translating Computers, the Laser Engergisers and the Photron System courtesy of TELE-CON Ptz 88.4 (Earth Rep: Tony Blancca). I wish to acknoledge the unfailing cooperation of the Galatic Council, in particular: Neil Bogart, Irv Biegel and Jimmy Lenner

The record is from another mystery donater akin to Nandy. Her name, Christy Block, is written on the front cover in pen.


Title Theme
Imperial Attack
The Desert and The Robot Auction
The Princess Appears
The Land of the Sand People
Princess Leia's Theme
Cantina Band
The Last Battle
The Throne Room and End Title

(From Star Wars and Other Galatic Funk, 1977 Millennium/Casablanca; On 12" Vinyl; Found at Goodwill of Orlando, Michigan location for $1.00)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Isaac Hayes R.I.P.

This is hardly a fitting monument to Isaac Hayes, but my less than robust Isaac Hayes record collection limits my song choices. These are a couple of songs I dig from the records I have.

"Do Your Thing/End Theme" from Shaft

(From The Shaft OST 1971 Enterprise/Stax/MGM; On 12" vinyl; Found at Goodwill of Orlando, Curry Ford location for $1.00)

"Good Love" from Black Moses

(From Black Moses, 1971 Enterprise/Stax; On 12" vinyl; Found at Found at Goodwill of Orlando, Michigan location for $1.00)

May he rest in peace.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

People's Choice - You Ought To Be Dancin'

Another disco track (surprise!) from Nandy and the greatest disco record company ever, Casablanca Records.

(From People's Choice, 1979 Casablanca/Tom and Jerry; On 12" Vinyl; Found at Goodwill of Orlando, Michigan location for $1.00)

Friday, August 1, 2008

Echo and the Bunnymen - Bring On The Dancing Horses

I've been pretty lazy lately; Not much thrifting and even less desire to borrow a computer to post with. So rather post something that I think most people who read this blog haven't heard, I'm going to post something that most people who read this blog probably have heard. Why? Well, because I've been a long time fan of Echo and the Bunnymen, since I was a frail goth kid in high school so there's that. But also because this is just a really pleasant song. I love disco, soul and the cheesier side of new-wave a lot, which is why that is the majority of the stuff that ends up here. But the roots of my musical taste reside in the realm of goth, post-punk and the more serious side of new-wave. So this week, I'm going to go back to my roots, as I did in the Xymox post and post something that helped shape my taste. And like always this record is from a thrift store so I'm not just posting something off my iPod.


(From Songs to Learn and Sing, 1985 Sire/Korova; On 12" vinyl; Found at Community Thrift on Orange ave. for $1.95)