Monday, June 24, 2013

Spinnin' Discs

It is by now a well-documented fact that we Unbelievables are not only the slickest crime fighters around, but our position as bastions of impeccable style and tip-top taste is unparalleled. We are, as they say, pretty cool guys.

One of the questions I am most frequently asked by fans and foes alike is: what's your taste in music, and how can one discern whether a record album is any good if one hasn't heard it?

Well, I'll give you a little tip or two. 

A good general rule of thumb is, if the title contains the words 'A Go Go', it is a pretty safe bet.

Never far from my turntable.
Quite often I'll be found down at the local record shop (named Sound Business Practices), plugged in to one of the listening stations, checking out a new platter or two. I have found that the sleeve art can give you a clue as to the quality of the music found therein. Like f'rinstance...

Double trumpets - you know it makes sense.
Sometimes you see an act live in person and you rush out and buy their hot wax immediately. Examples...

I met Daniel backstage and asked about the jacket. "One of a kind," he said. I tried to buy it off him but he wouldn't hear of it. "This is mah lucky jacket, it's made mah cuh-reer." Oh well, can't blame a guy for trying.

Been following the Duke for many years now, ever since that show at the North Wigan Copacabana Rialto and Miners' Welfare Club back in '70. Great night - dodging flying pint pots and practising my dance moves.
I totally dig records by Robert Mitchum too. That guy knows how to fake a Jamaican accent. Calypso Is Like So is a classic.

And generally speaking, if an artist has cared about the needs of butt-kickin' crimefightin' playboys such as ourselves enough to make sure there's a scantily clad beauty on the cover, then we're bound to put it on the stereogram before you can say SKAT!*

Billy is somewhat of a hero of ours. See the 'Hot Platters' tab at the top of the page.

See you at the record store! 

* SKAT is a very useful thing indeed...especially when with the ladies (Hello, ladies!)

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