Because of the title, i've been trying to think of a good reason to post this record, but i got nothing other than the fact that its such a kick-ass song.
So be it.
I've been to Baltimore a few times and had some laffs... I dig John Waters flicks... Shit- I even got a tattoo done there. It's a decent city i guess, but i got no real connection to Baltimore to speak of....
None of that matters though, what does matter is that this, the B-side of The Drifters "This Magic Moment," is the balls-out rocker that it is. Wow. Shit like this makes me want to start a band, just to do a cover of it.
So i cheated on this post because this one came from CD. I do own the 45, which was my original intention to post, but when i put it on to transfer it i realized that it was totally trashed. The scan of the label is about all it's still good for. Amazingly enough it does actually play through without skipping, It's just really really friggin noisy. It's what i get for scraping the bottom of the 25 cent record barrel and picking up any title i recognize...
It's not like The Kinks Sunny Afternoon is some lost relic where you have to be happy to be fortunate enough to hear it at all... Everyone's heard it before. Plenty of times. So there's no reason to settle for shitty sound quality. I just thought it would be a fitting song to welcome in the first day of summer, it's one of my favorite Kinks tunes, and that's all the reason i need.
Not much to say about this one. It is what it is. A little bit of goof-ball British invasion. As beat up as it is, i do enjoy the fact that i own the original sleeve. Even if it does look like it survived a natural disaster...
I Am 'Enery the VIII, I Am, 'Enery the VIII i am i am...
The Phantom Surfers are another one of those 90's Surf/Punk/Garage bands that i know absolutely nothing about, other than the fact that i dig their records.
I assume that this one originally came with a paper sleeve, as did nearly all punk 45s of this era, but i never got one with my copy. I bought it out of a close out bin because of the fact that it didn't have a sleeve. And since it didn't, it was wicked cheap. (Almost as cheap as me.) Doesn't matter. It adds to the mystery. It's the music that is important anyway, right...?
Basically what happened was i saw the above image and thought to myself, i thought: "Self- I oughtta steal that picture and post a surf tune to go with it over there on the ole blog-er-roo." So that's exactly what the hell i done did.
I used to go into this record store called In Your Ear in Boston. I don't go there anymore, because i don't live in Boston anymore, but if i did, i would... Anyway, they used to have stacks of old 45s by the door so it was like the first thing you would see when coming into the place. It's hard to remember which of my records came from where exactly, but a lot of these 45s here came from In Your Ear. For whatever reason i seem to remember specifically finding this one there. Mabye because it's a Surfaris record that's not Wipe-Out. They were on these spindles, with no sleeves, and they were like 25 mabye 50 cents each. I used to love going through those stacks.
It's not the sunniest day in Chicago today, and i'm nowhere near the ocean here in the great midwest, I could go to Lake Michigan i guess (it's a great lake)... Still, a little surf music never hurt anyone.
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