Here's one i picked up at a church garage sale a few weeks back. I found a stack of about 60 45s and had just started looking through them when the guy said "You can take them all for a dollar."
When i got them home and inspected my purchase a little bit closer, i'd say it was about a three way tie between absolute crap that i will never listen to, things that i already had or that were damaged, and songs that were actually pretty cool that i was glad to hear again or excited to find out what they were. The stack of 'keepers' is 27 deep, so i'd say it was a dollar well spent...
Here's one that i wanted to find out what it was. And while it's not the most exciting tune i've ever heard, it makes sense to me at this very moment... Why the hell am i up converting 45s at 8 o'clock in the AM? No real reason. Because i'm up i guess...
I try to shy away from the hits here at the Junk Shop Juke Box, but sometimes the hit is the only way to get the point across, and say what you wanna say. And hey- hit or not, it's a great friggin song... With that said, today is the last day of White Sox baseball. Goodbye.
Ahh well, off to the ballpark.
na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye.
The more of their records i find, the more i'm diggin Manfred Mann. I found their first LP in a reject bin a while back and spent a quarter on it, but it skips like a well tossed flat rock over still water. So i pretty much got waht i paid for... Too bad too because it seems like a great record.
Anyway, here's one that doesn't skip... Not to be confused with the John Waters flick of a similar title.
Thanks to all the generous folks who donated money to the annual Junk Shop Juke Box pledge drive. Extra special thanks to Andy, who when he saw that i was still 12 bucks shy of my 20 dollar goal, went ahead and picked up the rest of the tab. Good people that one, good people i tell you. If you ever have the pleasure of meeting him in person give him a smoke and buy him a beer. He deserves it.
With that said, here's a little obscure punk rock ditty with lyrics to fit the occasion. I had forgotten all about this record until i went digging through the boxes looking for something unusual to post as a 'thank you' song for all the donations i recieved. I spotted the title, and that was that. Decision made. It's been well over a decade since the last time i gave this one a whirl, and now i remember why, but i'm glad in still have it- It is what it is... Normally i'm against splitting up tracks on punk 7" eps, i've always thought that they were meant to be heard a side at a time regardless of how many songs there are, but in this case i made an exception. The rest of this record pretty much sounds like this anyway, you aint missing much. A 1:48 sample is good enough...
Who were the Hugh Beaumont Experience you might be wondering? Beats the shit outta me. I bought this in 1991-92 or so, when i was still a dumb kid who was wowed by obscure punk 45s on colored vinyl. Now that we live in the modern intergoogle age, all i found was THIS. Looks like they were from Texas, but you'd never know it from the singer's half-assed Johnny Rotten impersonation... The records a re-issue and the sleeve gives a Connecticut address, but after consulting the all knowing interwebs, the label discography says they (the label) were also outta Texas- And it seems pretty legit... Hmmm...
Who knows. Punk rock can be a mysterious thing sometimes, and sometimes it's just best to keep it that way...
Thanks again to everyone who donated. You guys are the greatest.
This one's for you.
That's right folks, it's pledge drive time, and i'm still $12 dollars short of my ultimate $20 goal. (read the whole shpiel HERE.) Luckily, there's still plenty of time, and here's how YOU, generous interweb user, can help. Simply click the Pay Pal button in the upper right corner of this page and donate a dollar or two to this worthy cause. What i'm asking is not for personal gain or profit, it is to renew my DivShare membership for another year. Consider donating a dollar while you enjoy toady's selection.
This record is pretty much the most obnoxious thing that i own. I have screaming death metal, wild punk rock, GG Allin records, etc... This one wins the prize for most annoying and offensive (in my personal collection) if you want my opinion... How something like this even exists at all blows my feeble mind. The best part is that the flip side is even worse... If i don't reach my $12 goal soon, i'll play that one too. You were warned.
Anyway- Keep those donations coming, and enjoy (?) the music!
Ladies and gents, it's that time of year again. Late September is a special time here at Junk Shop Juke Box headquarters... That's right folks, it's time for my second annual Pledge Drive.
I'm not asking for much here folks, no siree, i'm not asking all you generous folks out there in the wild world of webs to buy me new records or anything (although that would be pretty boss.) All i'm asking is for the meager sum of twenty dollars, and here's how YOU can help. See that little Pay Pal button up there in the right hand corner of the page? I'm asking YOU, dear reader/listener/downloader to consider sending a dollar or two my way. One measley buck. What i am asking is not for personal gain, it is simply to purchase a one year DivShare account (my current one year subscription will expire in about a weeks time.) The price- a mere $20.00. If get 20 people to donate one dollar each, together we'll keep this thing alive for yet another go-round.
I know you're out there people. I have 76 official, and who knows how many anonymous followers. The blog gets between 250/300 hits in a 24 hour period, and on average about half of the folks who listen to the songs actually download them... So there are a lot of people out there enjoying my half-assed record collection for nothing. All i need from you is a buck or two to keep the hits coming. Like Meathead's wife once said- "...for the price of a cup of coffee..."
This same DivShare account also stores the songs that appear in my Little Golden Records blog, which if you haven't already, you ought to check out. It's selections from my collection of vintage children's records.
When i reach my $20.00 goal i'll do a post thanking all the generous folks who donated, and call the whole thing off. I'm not a greedy man, i'm not out to make a profit here, a mere $20.00 is all i need. And YOU, dear reader, can help by donating a dollar or two to this worthy cause.
Thank you in advance for your support.
As always, Enjoy the music!
Where am i in your heart?
Get this one HERE.
And if you dig this tune at all, you have got to check out the FLIP SIDE. It's one of the finest hillbilly murder/suicide ballads in the history of recorded sound.
It's killing me that i can't think of the other tune that uses this riff. It's an old surf rock song, and it's not exactly the same but it's really really close. In the other version the bass and wailing saxophone come in right after the first go-round. I'm guessing that this version came first, then was recycled. Anyone who digs these kind of 60s guitar instrumentals will recognize the riff right away. It's making me nuts that i can't think of it! I want to say that it's a Link Wray song but the other ones a rip-off and not a straight cover, and since they are both instrumentals the titles don't mean anything anyway....
Help a brother out and comment if you know the other song.
Satisfied. Why yes, yes i am thank you very much.
Far as i can tell, this one's from Crow's not-so-successful sophomore release 'Crow by Crow.' But i've never heard anything by the band other than the two 45s i own, so just i have to trust what ye olde internette tells me. Read some more about the band HERE.
Me- I'm a big fan of this brand of Midwest one-hit-wonder, early 70s long-haired shit-kicker, Hammond organ driven heavy rock and roll. So this one's right up my alley.
Hope you dig it too.
If the last two days of my life were representative of what my seven day weekend would be like, i'd probably be dead by the end of it. I wonder if old Gary did a tune called Five Day Hangover? That would be more fitting for how i'm feeling right now.
Ahh well. You gotta power through it... Off to the Flea Market.
Hows about the flip side of Dave Clark and the Five's Glad all over... It's not a bad little ditty if you ask me. And dig that guitar/bass 'solo' in the middle there. Wild man. Those kids were wild i tell you.
I posted the flip side of this one last November. It's pretty much the same schtick. (Hear it HERE) In an attempt to ride the coattails of the 1968 smash runaway hit 'Here comes the judge,' this single was issued, probably that same year, but it wasn't quite as successful... Either way, it's still fun. Maybe even more fun than Here comes the judge because it's been largely forgotten over the years, and (i'm no expert here) but it probably hasn't been re-issued in a more modern (digital) form lately either.
It is what it is.
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