Sunday, February 27, 2011

PAUL McCARTNEY Suitable For Framing

This is an early Jeremiah's Record Exchange bootleg vinyl purchase. A classic selection of Wings outtakes, b-sides and oddities in various quality. I love his Dirk McQuickly look from the "Coming Up" video and check out that 3D back cover!


A soundtrack for their BBC TV comedy series "Rutland Weekend Television" released in the U.S. in 1976. This album is best known for featuring some of the earliest known Rutles recordings.

Friday, February 25, 2011

THE VINYL SHELF--Live Broadcast via satellite

Entertaining a crowd with his vinyl collection is something that The Pipe does best. Experience his LIVE Downtown L.A. broadcast of THE VINYL SHELF featuring crowd pleasing favorites by Frankie Valli, Shaun Cassidy, The Germs, Burl Ives and Bobby Sherman just to name a few. Over 2 HOURS of music from LPs & 45s in a wild party-style atmosphere.
The Pipe would like to thank everyone who made it to the party...rock on...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


This children's LP released on the Peter Pan Records label features the actual voices of the Three Stooges, albeit the Curly Joe Derita era. It was originally released in 1963 but remained in print in the children's section for years. There were also separate 7" singles of many of these tracks released under various titles with picture sleeves. Of course the skits aren't funny but the album's worth a listen for any Stoogephile like myself. The cover artwork is done by a guy with the unfortunate name of George Peed. Now that's funny.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

All Time Comedy Classic--NATIONAL LAMPOON last hurrah from the glory days...a few uninspired LPs followed this one featuring some questionable Lampoon members (1980's "White Album" sucks) but THAT'S NOT FUNNY, THAT'S SICK! has Bill Murray, Brian Doyle-Murray, Christopher Guest, Harold Ramis, Richard Belzer and the great Tony Hendra providing hilarious uncensored madness in quick sketches produced and engineered by Bob Tischler who went on to produce "Saturday Night Live"...Released in 1977 and shown here is my promo picture disc...
Play this at home in a chair with a beverage and you'll be laughing out this out loud at work and you'll soon have time to contemplate the meaning of humor as you wait in the unemployment line...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Miss PEGGY LEE--more choice LPs

While in the UK this past December I found a Peggy Lee hardcover biography at a charity shop called "Fever" along with an LP copy of "If You Go" UK pressing (arranged & conducted by Quincy Jones) and a few other miscellaneous LPs. The elderly man at the register commented on my choices, "It looks like someone's a Peggy Lee fan." I replied, "Yeah, it'll be good to read this book and learn more about her." "Well," he shot back, "she's only one of the greatest jazz singers of all-time!"

Later Capitol LP with 2 bonus tracks from a 1968 non-LP 45 "Reason To Believe" b/w "Didn't Want To Have To Do It"

PRETTY EYES (1960) & IF YOU GO (1961)
Two classic smooth Capitol LPs--"Pretty Eyes" is in mono...
Two Capitol mid-60's 'pop' Peggy platters in stereo...


Friday, February 18, 2011

A Vinyl Shelf Special Presentation AT40 10/19/74

Casey says, "What was happening in October 19, 1974 on the Top 40 radio chart in America? I thought you'd never ask!!"

He was also overheard screaming "Hey Scoob! Wait for meeeeeee!" but we're not sure what that's about...
Part 1
Part 2
JOIN US NEXT FRIDAY when The Pipe broadcasts LIVE from Downtown L.A. playing rare 45s & LPs from his vinyl collection for TWO FULL HOURS. A special presentation of THE VINYL SHELF you won't want to miss!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011



Along with "Wow! Great Concert!" by the Beach Boys, this was one of my favorite Pickwick budget albums. I now also have in my collection the original "Big In Vegas" Capitol LP that this version was chopped up from but I like this one because I had it as a kid. The Buckaroos are an incredible band.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


There was a small record store by my Grandmother's house when I was a little kid that only sold LPs (no 45s) and everything was full price (no cut outs). I remember taking my allowance money over there a few times and buying albums like Boston's "Don't Look Back" and the Stones' "Emotional Rescue" but I also remember special ordering this soundtrack LP when I couldn't find it anywhere else.

MAD Magazine was my favorite magazine at the time. I never missed an issue. And in 1980 they decided to "present" this teen comedy directed by Robert Downey, Sr. and featuring the first on-screen appearance of Ralph Macchio. The 'hilarious' adventures of military academy students ensues. Hey, it worked for National Lampoon. But it only takes one viewing of this nose picker to realize that this is no "Animal House." Hell, this ain't even "Screwballs."

After the film's release, MAD ran away screaming at the top of their lungs, even apologizing to readers for letting Alfred E. Neuman's face represent this turkey. I remember seeing it in the theatre TWICE and the "turd in the punch bowl" scene is all I could recall for years. It wasn't until years later when the movie finally made it to DVD that I noticed the Kinks song "Yes Sir, No Sir" is used. It wasn't included on the soundtrack LP.

The Capitol Records soundtrack LP is full of 'no wave' power punk pop by Blondie, Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers, The Babys, Pat Benatar, Sammy Hagar and Ian Hunter. There's also a few unknown bands called Cheeks (who sound like The Knack) and Blow-Up (who sound like a Hollywood mixture of the Boomtown Rats, Sex Pistols and The Clash and deliver the main title theme "Kicking Up A Fuss"). Refreshingly, there are no disco songs. Anyway, I was one of the few who ever bought this album and I still have it!

Friday, February 11, 2011

A Vinyl Shelf Special Presentation--STONES 45 PARTY!

Got my Rolling Stones 45s out along with my ya-ya's. Over 2 hours of a-sides and b-sides by the greatest rock and roll band in the world. Original 60's & 70's vinyl blasts out of your speakers...some of the best music ever recorded. Hosted by yours truly, The Pipe...

Friday, February 4, 2011

THE PIPE's on the road but he wouldn't dare miss a Friday so he's coming at ya via satellite with some CROWES, DEF LEP, PRINCE, AC/DC, U2, KISS, SEX PISTOLS and much more great music from his record collection...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

F.M. No Static At All

F.M. 1978 MCA Records 2LP Soundtrack

I never saw the movie until it was shown on TV years later (and by now you've all seen it on VH1 Classic) but for some reason I had the paperback when I was a kid and it helped fuel my ambition to be a DJ just like Eric Swan or at least Jeff Dugan. The film was an obvious influence for TV’s “WKRP In Cincinnati” but minus the wackiness (and Loni Anderson’s boobs).

Funnily, the soundtrack features a wealth of music that’s STILL played to death on every ‘classic rock’ radio station all day, everyday. Great but grossly overplayed radio staples like Boston’s “More Than A Feeling,” Eagles’ “Life In The Fast Lane,” Steve Miller’s “Fly Like An Eagle,” Foreigner’s “Cold As Ice” and many more are here in one package showing you that rock radio is STILL frozen in time, stuck in 1978. All that's missing is Styx (thank God).

The 3rd side of this double LP features some live music by Linda Ronstadt and Jimmy Buffett which is unavailable elsewhere and can be seen in the film along with some GREAT footage of Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard in 1978.

Bob Seger’s “Night Moves” is here in the single edit version (as is Steve Miller) but most of the other tunes are full-length album versions. Glenn Frey and J.D. Souther are the authors of “Bad Man,” sung here by original Eagles bassist Randy Meisner and bandmate Joe Walsh’s classic “Life’s Been Good” has always been a favorite of mine (“they say I’m lazy but it takes all my time” is a quote every musician can understand). Of course there’s the Steely Dan title song (which was written for the movie) represented by two versions (an instrumental “reprise” at the end) and their classic “Do It Again” is here as well. Also, I’ve always been a sucker for JT’s “Your Smiling Face.”

This 2LP set also won a Grammy (!) for best engineering which could be true but also kind of a cheat since there are so many sources and most were NOT engineered for this specific purpose. And besides, MCA’s crappy vinyl doesn’t make the engineering sound that good anyway!

This deluxe double vinyl package also had a poster inside but it just has dumb “Sky Radio” artwork and I can’t imagine anyone wanting to hang this on their wall!

F.M. LP1
F.M. LP2

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

THE FORCE & ECLIPSE 2LP Warner Brothers Loss Leaders

PRO 596 - The Force [1974] (2-LP set, Loss Leaders Series; compiled and annotated by Barry Hansen aka Dr. Demento.)
Long Tall Glasses - Leo Sayer
Bungle In The Jungle - Jethro Tull
In The Name Of Love - Kenny Rankin Silver Heels - Fleetwood Mac
I'll Be Your Everything - Percy Sledge Feel The Need - Graham Central Station
Turn It On – Trapeze
Rock & Roll Outlaw – Foghat
I Got The Fire – Montrose
Freedom Fighters - Todd Rundgren's Utopia
Goodbye Soul Shy - Bachman-Turner-Bachman
Stormbringer - Deep Purple
This Ol' Cowboy - Marshall Tucker Band
Wild About My Lovin' - John Sebastian
Hands - Debbie Dawn
It Ain't The Meat It's The Motion - Maria Muldaur
Laurel & Hardy - Jan & Dean
Norton - Mike McGear
Black Water - Doobie Brothers
I Can Feel The Fire - Ron Wood
Only So Much Oil In The Ground - Tower Of Power
Double Cross - Gregg Allman
Comfort You - Van Morrison

“THE FORCE” is truly a forceful compilation from a label that was bringing Burbank to the world for just $2. The double album collection was mail order only, jam-packed with songs and the hope that the next time you hit the record store you’d search out some of these artist’s latest platters.

There’s some HOT tracks on here from Ron Wood (with guest vocals by Mick Jagger), Graham Central Station, Paul McCartney’s brother Mike McGear (featuring Paul himself), Gregg Allman, Van Morrison, Fleetwood Mac (Bob Welch era) and a rare 45 by Jan & Dean entitled “Laurel & Hardy” makes an appearance. Another notable rarity is Debbie Dawn’s country novelty “Hands” which is the lighthearted story of a prostitute.

And there’s one side that’s ALL ROCK with Trapeze, Deep Purple, Foghat, Montrose, Todd Rundgren and Randy Bachman. But wait, is Tower Of Power really singing about ‘oil abuse’?

PRO A 828 - Eclipse [1980] (2-LP set, Loss Leaders Series, annotation by Jim Bickhart)
When The Money Runs Out - Leo Sayer
Outlaw - Tom Johnston
Where Did I Get These Tears - Lauren Wood
True Love - Vapour Trails
Carnival Boy - Danny Douma
Troubadours - Van Morrison
Dancin' At The Rainbow's End - Roy Wood
If I Had You – Korgis
I Want You Around – Ramones
Whiter Than White - Alda Reserve
Drugs - Talking Heads
Excerpts From "Life of Brian" - Monty Python
It's Money That I Love - Randy Newman
Isn't It Always Love - Nicolette Larson
Little Sister - Ry Cooder
One Too Many Mornings - Beau Brummels
Radio Sweetheart - Carlene Carter
You're Gonna Get What's Coming - Bonnie Raitt
Remember Who You Are - Sly & Family Stone
Field Maneuvers – Funkadelic
Down On The Farm - Little Feat
Who's Gonna Tell You – Dukes
Wake Up And Live - Bob Marley & Wailers

“ECLIPSE” was the first “Loss Leaders” collection of the new decade bringing with it a bit of inflation (WB would now charge the listener $3 instead of $2) and a new compiler Jim Bickhart, replacing Dr. Demento. Although the collection is heavy on adult-friendly sounds like Lauren Wood, Bonnie Raitt and solo Doobie Tom Johnston, you still get some good pop, funk and new wave like Roy Wood, Carlene Carter, Talking Heads, Sly & The Family Stone, Funkadelic, Little Feat, Bob Marley and even “I Want You Around” from The Ramones. Monty Python soundtrack bites are also used as running gags. And who’s Alda Reserve? Sounds like AOR Bob Mould!

Oddly enough, like “The Force,” this double album collection also opens with Leo Sayer but I guess it’s not really that surprising as he was pretty huge at the time (as a music star, but definitely not his height).


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

LOUIS NYE Where Do I Know That Guy From?

Let's get things rolling with some CLASSIC COMEDY VINYL.....
“Here’s Nye In Your Eye”
1961 Mercury

You know you’ve seen his face somewhere. Probably on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Or no wait, wasn’t he on “Laverne & Shirley?” Maybe it was “The Love Boat?”

Actually, all of the above would be correct and there’s literally hundreds of other Louis Nye television appearances starting with the Steve Allen TV program in 1960 and Louis’ busy career continued up until his death at age 92 in 2005.

Notable Louis (pronounced Louie) Nye guest star moments include “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Love, American Style,” “The Cannonball Run,” Steve Martin’s famous NBC TV specials from back in the day and he was even on The Mike Douglas Show with John & Yoko.

This MONO LP from 1961 showcases his talents as a multi-voiced character actor with bits that he helped write with the great team of Arne Sultan & Marvin Worth (and Louis’ pianist wife Anita).

I remember seeing him around Hollywood through the years, here and there, like at the post office on Cherokee and a few times at rock & roll Ralph’s. I remember him always being “on” with me once in the checkout line sharing a funny one-liner about my grocery choices or a friendly joke about how the post office could use some more help. Who is this old joker and why am I laughing? I knew I’d seen his face somewhere.