Thursday, July 19, 2007

What, My Lai?

Every now and then, in the largely unrelieved bummer that is the packing and moving experience, comes a ray of sunshine. Such would be running across the box with the old magazines that eventually yields Kelly Freas's Alfred-E.-Neuman-as-Bill-Calley cover: "What, My Lai?" With your Jane Fonda movie kit, your Calley-Manson computer fight, your Mrs. Agnew's Diary, your funnies by Arnold Roth and Michael O'Donoghue, and, of course, your record club ads.

Hence tonight's play-along game: How many of these from the Record Club of America spread are in your collection?

Steppenwolf Gold
Woodstock Two (that'll be Felix Pappalardi singing an excellent cover of "Theme for an Imaginary Western")
Neil Diamond, "Tap Root Manuscript"
Brewer & Shipley, "Tarkio"
The Who, "Tommy"
Led Zeppelin III
Traffic, "John Barleycorn Must Die"
"Susan Sings Sesame Street"
Orson Welles, "The Begatting of the President"
PDQ Bach, "The Stoned Guest"
CSN&Y, "4 Way Street"
Ian & Sylvia, "Greatest Hits
Melanie, "Leftover Wine"

Bonus points if you can guess anything in the ad that isn't listed here. Double bonus for anything you have on 8-track.

Let's conclude with a reading from Boni and Beard's "Would You Buy a Used War from This Man?"

But that's not all. Peaceplan (with HonorĀ®) also rushes massive assistance throughout the entire area to help strengthen natural defenses and then provides a continuous fortified buffer to guard against recurrent attacks. And thanks to its concentrated genocidal action, it searches out and destroys the causes of persistent insurgency -- the milions of little people that infect even the healthiest political system.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was there.
I heard this stuff over and over.

You must be hanging on to:

Any music by Jimi Hendrix (even though the family must be away from the house when you play it LOUD.

Joni Mitchell's Blue

The Who's"Who's Next" (The best Rock and Roll album of all time.)

Big Brother and Holding Company's "Cheap Thrills"

Country Joe and the Fish (Gimme an "F.")

YES. The band, not the affirmation.

The Band's "Music from Big Pink" or "The Band"

Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"

Anything by Jethro Tull.

I hate being old.

1:50 AM, July 20, 2007  
Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

I certainly had these:

Neil Diamond, "Tap Root Manuscript"
PDQ Bach, "The Stoned Guest"
Ian & Sylvia, "Greatest Hits

But the army lost all my records when I moved across country (also all my books). Do you know what they give you (or at least what they did back in 1983)? "Used value" - not replacement value. So I don't have any of my originals ... my PDQ Bach and Ian & Sylvia collection has been rebuilt in cds, but not the Neil Diamond...

5:15 AM, July 20, 2007  

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