Incredibly Strange Music, Volume 14
V. Vale, Andrea Juno
Re/Search Publications, 1993 - Music - 208 pages
Incredibly Strange Music can be your guide to discover recordings that specialize in border-crossing—eluding scholars and historians who mainly have dedicated themselves to specific "genres" such as blues, rock, jazz, classical, and other forms. This book takes the listener on a tour of topsy-turvy, genre bending sound experience. Martin Denny, Perrey and Kingsley, Eartha Kitt and others tell how they created their unique recordings. The 12 inch LP covers spotlighted here are themselves "frameable" works of art, yet can still be found for trifling sums at thrift stores and garage sales. This is a record collectors' guide to the last remaining "bargains," and remix-culture DJs looking for something new can find a treasure trove of inspiration in these pages. On another level, this book will satisfy the itinerant reader simply in search of non-conformist thinking and passions.
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We said , “ What kind of records are they ? ” and she said , “ They ' re really good
records . ” It wasn ' t till we got there that we found out her mother was a blues
singer . And the records in her basement were unbelievable . We went down
V. Vale, Andrea Juno. cups of coffee a day . ML : He eats more meat than any
other human being we ' ve ever met ; he carries around Vienna sausages in his
pocket . “ What would you like for lunch ? ” “ Meat . ” “ Any special kind ? ” “ Meat .
The overall environment of this museum is an artistic statement about American
culture and its underlying neuroses ; its fantasies , daydreams , bad dreams , wet
dreams — every kind of dream . It ' s also the American Dream gone haywire .
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Re/Search publishers/editors Vale and Juno here add the finishing touches for anyone attempting to document the dangers and foreboding symbolism attendant in the replacement of records with CDs. In a ... Read full review