Thursday, October 6, 2016
Early October Record Shopping at Reckless in Chicago, Part Three: The Loop.
I had spent a good amount of my allotted dough at this point, so I went into the Loop Reckless - the smallest one; it's not cramped, but it's close - looking to get some bang for my buck. I ended up with a bunch of weird stuff, some of which I'm just now remembering buying. What a whirlwind!
Even more for my Christmas collection. This is on red vinyl, but of course there was a green edition, too. That's the spirit. And that's some 90's punk.
Laff Records, of course. Ribald stand-up comedy, no doubt. With track titles like "Leon Spinks" and "White Dudes," I'm figuring this is right in my wheelhouse.
"A comedy album recorded live and featuring convicts of Southern Michigan Prison." Sounds hilarious.
This thing was in crazy good shape and there's a naked lady on the front, so I needn't further convincing. The back describes him as "controversial," and I'm a little scared to find out what that's referring to. Probably a number of things, but really, isn't he just pointing out our differences?
Stand-up comedy that seems to focus on his weight. Should be uncomfortable!
I've been lucking into these "party records" lately. Dirty stuff. Wild, even.
Another comedy record. This one's on Warner Bros. but I'd never heard of this dude. Great cover, weird title - I hesitated for a second but then made my move.
This cover is as terrifying as it was the first time I saw it. Jesus, Bill.
Private-press spoken-word/comedy thing from mid-70's Chicago. Looooove shit like this.
This is another gem, a private-press LP of a recording of an orchestral and choral performance by a Chicago-area all-girls private high school in the early 70's. Looks like it's never been played. Nice topper to all the rando records I copped this trip.
Reckless got some great stores, son.