Wednesday, January 24, 2007

More Vintage Vinyl Rip-Offs!

Can't help myself. Here are some more budget LPs from the sixties.

ALSHIRE

When my parents bought their state-of-the-art console stereo from W. T. Grants back in 1967 it came with a 10-LP box set for use as "stereo demonstration discs." These were on the ALSHIRE label. Their big claim to fame is the 101 Strings series, but they also tried to cash in on the teeny-bopper market, as well! Witness these random samplings:


Super Groovy! Actual HIT SONGS from LONDON!


ALSHIRE'S hippy-dippy "answer" to their "101 Strings" was (can you believe it?) "The California Poppy Pickers!" Here are some of "their" albums:






And not to leave any bandwagon un-jumped-on, they even released a "Quad" version of that Aquarius album!



And for you lovers of fine Country-Western music, could there ever be a more anonymous artist name than "John(ny) Doe?" I ask ya!


Next? "Blame Canada!"

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12 Comments:

Blogger whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Whoever did some of those album covers was on acid.

January 24, 2007 4:19 PM  
Blogger Craig D said...

More like antacids!

January 24, 2007 4:27 PM  
Blogger CSL said...

LOVE those dresses!

January 24, 2007 4:35 PM  
Anonymous SCOTT said...

WHAT ABOUT THE BAND 'GLUE" AND THE ALBUM 'MAYBERRY LSD? OR MELL MARSHALL AND THE MARSHMALLOWS. SAW NAPOLEON DYNAMITE FUNNY FUMNNY FUNNY. DO YOU REMEMBER JASON?

SCOTT

January 24, 2007 5:51 PM  
Blogger KenM said...

"Johnny Doe" -- too much. What a riot. And one can never have enough "hit songs from London."

Whew, boy...

January 25, 2007 2:48 PM  
Blogger Craig D said...

kenm: While doing my "research" for these posts I found an eBay listing for TWELVE "London A-Go-Go" LPs. The shipping from Canada, though would about DOUBLE the purchase price, so I'm gonna have to pass. *sigh*

January 26, 2007 11:20 AM  
Blogger KenM said...

Ah, yes, Craig. Budget constraints. I hear ya.

January 27, 2007 12:22 PM  
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