Can’t-Miss Records That Miss Badly Posted by Mr. Moderator Sep 072012 What’s your idea of a Can’t-Miss Record that either has or is likely to miss badly? And why couldn’t someone have let Elephants Memory know that they are missing an apostrophe in their name? Pages: 1 2 3 14 Responses to “Can’t-Miss Records That Miss Badly” petesecrutz says: 09/07/2012 at 11:51 am I think An Elephants Memory should be a RTH Glossary term for a record that fails to live up to it’s packaging. Generally, if the record has the words, LSD, Hot-Rod, Beatnik, or looks blatantly exploitational in nature, I will pick it up. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 09/07/2012 at 11:55 am Great suggestion, petesecrutz, and your profile of a “can’t miss” record is just the sort of information I’m hoping to get out of people. My can’t miss-profile clearly involves hirsute folks with revolutionary slogans and the promise of a solid boogie or chooglin’ rhythm. 0 High Five BigSteve says: 09/07/2012 at 1:49 pm Apostrophes are a tool of the Establishment. Punctuation power to the People! Right on. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 09/07/2012 at 1:56 pm We didn’t catch the fact that the designer of our band’s first record sleeve dropped the apostrophe in our name. http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/1/6/8/8/5/8/webimg/383435507_tp.jpg 0 High Five eh says: 09/07/2012 at 10:53 pm If I’m picking up what you’re laying down, I’m gonna throw Donnie Iris’s entire career into the ring. http://s.dsimg.com/image/R-3088944-1315188199.jpeg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyTu_ZdcBCo 0 High Five misterioso says: 09/08/2012 at 7:32 am Fascinating call. I know 2 things about Donny Iris: he was in The Jaggerz who had a big hit in the early 70s called “The Rapper” which I kinda love, and he had a big hit in the early 80s called “Ah Leah” which I kinda love. And Donny Iris isn’t his real name but his real name sounds like Iris. Like I said, I know 3 things about Donny Iris. Also, I had never seen the Ah Leah video until a year or two ago, which is just as well, actually. 0 High Five misterioso says: 09/08/2012 at 7:33 am Mod, I’m with you on Elephants [sic] Memory, but the big question is what was Lennon thinking? 0 High Five 2000 Man says: 09/08/2012 at 10:30 am I think the ultimate was Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music. I was real excited to get that. I’m still pissed about it. I still have another record that I found somewhere that was supposed to be amazing. Lothar and the hand People, Space Hymn. I’m not sure I can convey in words just how stupid and goofy this is. I listened to it once and crossed yet another reviewer or maybe even whole music review source, off my list. http://youtu.be/7gqnu__c8vk 0 High Five cliff sovinsanity says: 09/08/2012 at 11:29 am At a record show, the wife picked up the album Vendetta by a group called The Brood solely based on the cover. This “has to rock” she said. Sadly it was pedestrian garage noise. But damn, it’s a cool looking album cover… http://youtu.be/UPBCOTWSRBc 0 High Five eh says: 09/09/2012 at 2:47 am “The Rapper” is a good oldie, the dude definitely made his bones in advance, but his solo packaging was entirely deceptive. 0 High Five Scott Rodgers says: 09/09/2012 at 11:53 pm You were shocked that a record on Dionysus by a band called “The Brood” sounded like garage rock? I am so tired of this line of thinking. It’s wonderfully easy to take a shot at bands that can’t respond. Go up against some crap like Radiohead and get back to me. 0 High Five Bobby Bittman says: 09/10/2012 at 1:34 am I, on the other hand, think that album does, indeed, rock….and roll, even. 0 High Five cdm says: 09/10/2012 at 10:16 am I like Ah Leah and I thought Donnie Iris’ album cover was kind of funny but that image was totally at odds with the group of thugs in his band. They make Gwar look like a bunch of CPAs http://youtu.be/wFBt6QTgcPY 0 High Five cliff sovinsanity says: 09/10/2012 at 6:23 pm You’re out of line Scott. I’ve always defended no-nonsense 4/4 garage rock in the hall. I didn’t find this one particularly interesting. I was simply making a point about album cover VS content. Fleshtones, Barracudas, Lyres … these bands The Brood are not. Also, I couldn’t give a flying fuck what Radiohead does. 0 High Five Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.