Thursday, June 26, 2014

More landfill pt.2

Let's start with two obscurities from the Spin label:

Eric Black & The Lifeliners - The Yielded Life LP. Spin Records 1970.
The north is thick with religious themed LPs like this one. Is it any wonder? This scarey looking cover begs the question: What the fuck is a lifeliner? 

Tom Raymond ...At The Drop Of A Duncher LP. Spin Records 1970.
Spin are known for the religious and gospel records that pepper the discography, but what about comedy titles, you ask? I know of just one and this is it. In case you don't know, a duncher is a flat cap, and the extra large duncher Tom is wearing on the cover suggests this LP must be hilarious. The donkeys maintain their dignity throughout. Fair play to them.

Rosita and Charmaine - God's Been Good To Me LP. RCA International (UK press) 1972.
Gospel singing twin sisters from the north. The Power of Christ compelled me to buy it.

Sharon Mills - Sings LP. Herald Records, undated.
Another christian effort from the north. I must admit I know neither the artist nor the label. The credits list a full electric backing band, so there might be something interesting here. Note the cool 3-D effect on the cover. It's actually a normal flat cover. Sharon looks a bit like a nun who used to scare me when I was a small child. Not her fault, of course.

Update: the 3-D cover effect turns out to be the best thing about this LP. Despite the electric band backing, this one is strictly for the converted.

Shaun O'Dowd - Crossing Over LP. K-Tel Records 1983.
Crossing over to where, exactly?
Attention Irish disco hounds, here be the bounty ye seek!

Gems from Ruby, Vol.1 LP Ruby Records 1970.
Label sampler collecting album and single only tracks. I like label samplers as a rule but this one isn't so hot, as it's mostly country and western fare. Nice minimalist design on the cover. The splatter effect on the cover is unintentional. I intended to clean it before taking the photo but forgot. These records are often in this kind of state - and far worse - when I find them. I've become a master of restoration. 

Loads more to come, this doesn't even begin to scratch the surface. 

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