Found this one recently for five bucks. Five Bucks! I didn't think i'd ever own an actual physical copy, but here it is in all of it's sizzlin bacon glory... One of my all time favorite monster/novelty songs. Hope you dig it as much as i do.
I shouldn't need to tell any Junk Shop Juke Box visitors how great the Norton records label is, but just in case there is a rock and roll fan out there in internetland who just woke up from a 30 year coma- Norton Records is the coolest! Check out their Website and order everything you can afford.
It's been a full year since the storm, the flood, and the clean-up effort- and they are still offering the "Hurricane Sandy Survivor Pack." For 20 bucks you get a randomly selected pack of ten 45s from their massive catalog, which were rescued from the disaster. They've been cleaned and stripped of their picture sleeves, all you need is the music anyway...
I got a ton of cool stuff: Esquerita, The Sonics, Roy Orbison, and Arthur Lee 45s to name a few... If you like records, and have 20 bucks to spare, order this right away. You WILL NOT be disappointed when that package arrives in your mailbox, i guarantee you that. (No- I'm not a shill for Norton or anything, i just really dig who they are and what they do.)
Just in time for Halloween week, today's selection is one of the records i got from my Norton HSSP purchase. I don't know anything about The Neandrethals, and probably never would have heard this 1:36 of garage rock awesomeness if i hadn't taken a chance...
Of all the Halloween/monster song collections i own, i had never heard this tune till i found the record last summer. Produced by Mr Hand Jive himself, and on the 60's orange/yellow swirl label, I was sure it was going to be a winner... And i was right.
Today is (or would have been) Divine's birthday, so here are a few of his/her songs to celebrate that fact. 1980s electro-pop aint really my bag, but i can make an exception in this case since it's Divine. I don't necessarily enjoy this kind of stuff, but since i'm a fan of the performer, it somehow makes it enjoyable to me... I am glad i own these records, even though i never actually listen to them...
Check out THIS ONE from the JSJB archives if you want to hear Divine kick out some serious rock and roll jams.
Happy birthday Divine!
I'm so beautiful
walk like a man
show me around
HERE are scans of the sleeves, labels, and MP3s of these three. I omitted the b-side of walk like a man because it's just an instrumental throw-away track.
We'll conclude Chicago week with a tune by my favorite singing grandma, Dora Hall. "Great big friendly town Chicago" is one of about a zillion 45s she made in the 60s and 70s that nobody ever heard... Here's a LINK to check out if you want to read more about Dora and her "singing career." (I'd recommend it. It's a quick, funny, and informative read.)
This seems like the kind of thing that would have been released to cash in on Bears mania in 1986, what with their trip to the super bowl that year and all (or was that 1985?) Who knows, I don't watch football. Never have, and never will. I collect 45 rpm records by and about the city in which i live. Just so happens that some of the records i find are about sports teams that i know nothing about...
Hey- I simply stated that the songs this week would be about the city, or at have the word 'Chicago' in the titles, or something. Actually, i never really stated what "Chicago week" was going to be exactly. I kinda just threw it out there on a whim... Either way, I never said the records were all going to be exciting and fun (or even good.)
They just are what they are.
I know- the labels look like two different records, color wise. It's banana colored vinyl either way. That's just what my scanner does sometimes. I don't know why. Maybe because its a cheap piece of crap... Anyway- Dig the sounds.
Of the four tunes, i'm particularly fond of the YFF's "Doin the banana split." It's a pretty righteous tribute to the songs celebrating the many short lived dance crazes of the 1960s.
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