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Wow! I found a website that has a discography
for the DESIGN
record label! These guys were a budget label to a budget label! Sounds like they were the low-priced outlet for PICKWICK RECORDS, which was right at home in the cheap-o section of the record department. Let's take a look, shall we?
Here's one of my all-time favorites! "The Surfsiders Sing The Beach Boys Songbook!"
Who are the Surfsiders
, you ask? I don't know for sure, but it sounds like a greasy wedding band fronted by some sort of third-tier barbershop quartet. I guess the idea is any kind of harmony is harmony. The number one mind-roaster here is their
take on "When I Grow Up To Be A Man."
I love this album!
This is a somewhat legendary album amongst "those in the know!" You see, Lou Reed worked for this company before going on to form The Velvet Underground. The song, "Cycle Annie" by The Beachnuts
is our boy Lou! It's a pretty funny song, as well, about a real tough biker chick. A verse about her boyfriend contains the lyric: "I ain't saying nothin
' / I ain't sayin
' that I mind/ But when both of them get on that bike / It's Joe who sits behind!" Take a walk on the wild side, Joe!
Lordy, lordy! There were dozen, if not hundreds, of budget bin Batman albums, back in tha
day. This is the one we had at Davison
HQ. It's basically a cocktail trio centered around a cheese-ball Hammond organ. Extra points are score by the horrendous tape smear at the very beginning of the Batman Theme!
Finally, we hit the age of Aquarius! Gotta love that "Sounds Like Woodstock" gambit. No it isn't Woodstock, it just sounds
like Woodstock. The band name? STONED HAIR! What's not to love, I ask you?
Labels: budget bin