What do the soundtrack to Rollerball, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Convoy and 60s Jet Set music have in common? Absolutely nothing. Enjoy another eclectic mix from my record collection.
Rollerball - Soundtrack - Andre Previn (1975)
I must admit, I was a tad disappointed in Rollerball. It wasn't that it's a bad movie - I just expected it to be so much better. That being said, the song "Executive Party" is about as groovy as they come. I believe it's a moog, or early synthesizer playing over an instrumental groove. Take a listen.
Sounds and Songs of the Jet Set - 101 Strings (1965)
Speaking of "groovy" - the term was invented the song "Killer Joe A Go-Go". I love this "Bachelor Pad Royale", "Atomic Age A-Go Go" music for your cocktail hour.
"Killer Joe A Go-Go"
Convoy: 20 of Today's Top Hits (1975)
During the CB craze, there was no end to the trucker-inspired music on the shelves at your local record store. However, this LP's song selection would appear to have nothing whatsoever to do with trucking. Tracks include: the theme song for Mahogany, "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do", "Sing a Song" and "Love Rollercoaster"... NOT sung by the original artists, of course.
I love how "Convoy" is written as "ConVoy" on the trucks - that should've been a red flag that this record isn't exactly in tune with trucker culture. The record's only redeeming quality is the list of CB lingo on the back cover.
"Schoolboy Crush" (originally by The Average White Band)
Chipmunk Punk (1980)
I found this in the dollar bin at my local record store and simply had to have a listen. Alvin and the Chipmunks doing punk - it had to be heard.
But wait. These aren't exactly punk songs ("Refugee" by Tom Petty and songs by Billy Joel and Queen? Really?) Regardless, it was well worth a buck.
"Good Girls Don't" (originally by The Knack)