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In Memoriam, 2016

What a year. A lot of really well-liked musicians and entertainers have shuffled off this mortal coil. Indeed, it was a depressing year for celebrity deaths, and increased global warming and Trump winning the election didn’t help things. We witness the cosmically interconnected deaths of multiple people within the same...

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Crappy Album Covers #121 — Phallic Symbols III

Whirlwind Heat formed 12 years ago in Grand Rapids, Michgan, and continue to make recordings of their own unique brand of alternative music.  For their 2006 offering, their second full-length album, they find that this young lady closes her eyes when she licks her wood. Or maybe she was told...

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Crappy album Covers #120 — Plastic Surgery Disasters

Just before work ended, there was this explosion at the Red Rubber Coating factory, and this poor fella couldn’t escape in time.  This is Tripping Daisy’s 1995 offering, called “I Am An Elastic Firecracker.”  What seems a little more worrisome is the skin tone of the fellow underneath the read...

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Crappy Album Covers #117 — Scantily-Clad Ladies Reclining On Top Of Things

I chose these records because both women have similar poses, except this one is more clothing-challenged.  What this lady doesn’t seem to know is that Cerrone keeps more ladies in the freezer she’s reclining on. Cerrone has used nudity on several of his records. When being marketed to his more...

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Crappy Album Covers #116 — Banarne-Rama!

Swedish children’s entertainers Trazan and Banarne are at it again with another two records depicting a kind of  Trazan character who looks like Curious George Harrisson; and a scary looking primate called Banarne.  Where do they find a restaurant with silverware and fine crystal in the jungle? Also, being a...

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Crappy Album Covers #103 — My Bruthas' Johnson (more phallic symbols)

The funk/disco/R&B duo The Brothers Johnson’s 1980 recording, “Light Up The Night”, was the high water mark in their career as  a duo. Rolling Stone listed this record as #48 in the top 100 records of the 1980s.Looks like George is using his Johnson to light up Louis. Probably didn’t...

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Crappy Album Covers #69 — Creepy Similarities IV: Music from Other Worlds

Now we know where This Mortal Coil got their ideas from. The thing about a beautiful woman emerging from the sky (perhaps a visual pun on the “heavenly body”) seems to be with precedent.You can’t go much further back than this 1931 album cover by Johnny Green and His Orchestra,...

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