Kid Stuff #10: When Children's Records Went to Hell
If you wonder why my generation (Gen X) is so damn jaded and cynical look no further than children's records. Way before kids had things like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to keep them entertained (and thirsty for violence), the children of the world actually used to set a record on a turntable and listen for 45 minutes. Often, these records had a comic or picture book to read along to.
One thing that struck me while paging through the different sites devoted to these old children's records was the striking difference between those produced around the 1950's and those produced just a couple decades later.