Introducing Vinyl Dynamite

I must confess, I've been wanting to start this up for a while, but haven't had the time: sharing tracks and album cover scans from records in my collection - oddball, lesser known LP's not readily available via iTunes, Rhapsody, etc.. In fact, I contemplated creating another blog entirely devoted to this, but talked myself out of it.

Consider this one more stride in Retrospace's ongoing mission for retro-preservation.

I plan on making this a regular feature with an image of the cover, a ripped track or two, and some facts about the LP. So, I'll shut up now and get to the first record...

The Dis-Advantages of You
The Dis-Advantages of You by The Brass Ring (1967)
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The Brass Ring was kind of like Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass... without the success. They were really good though, and their title track for this LP was used in a series of TV commercials for Benson & Hedges cigarettes.

A message from Dunhill Records on the back seems to be trying to sound hip and poetic. Sadly, it is anything but. Here's some of it:

The sun is beaming benevolently through the windows, the attorneys in the offices below aren't complaining about the noise as a dozen test pressings scream their potential from a dozen over-worked stereos, the secretaries' skirts seem shorter every day, the coffee tastes better than it did yesterday, there doesn't seem to be much traffic about, and we're told by the gabble-gobble deejays that it's going to be eighty at the beach. Summer's coming.

The Dis-Advantages of You (Back Cover)

I told you it was bad. But you didn't listen.


  1. Wow! This is a cool new feature on your blog. I really dig this. I can't wait to see what else you post. Cheers!

  2. Gilligan!
    We've been trying to contact you...but you have no email listed on your blog.
    We made a short film about the infamous MONROE RAPE episode of Too Close For Comfort that you covered recently. We want you to watch it and give us your thoughts.
    We were inspired by your postings.
    PLEASE watch at: www.wasmonroeraped.com

    Respectfully, -Ethan-

  3. Ethan, Holy crap! I loved it! I am honored to be a small part of the inspiration for this amazing short film.

    I would gush more about it here, but I think it deserves its own post tonight.

    I forgot I had the email turned off (dammit!); I've made it visible again.

    Once again - incredible! More from Retrospace after I get off work.

  4. If you like that music you'd like the Retro Cocktail Hour from KU (just google it). You can listen to shows online.

    I'd like to do this, but I haven't got a good enough sound card in my computer, the phonograph comes across too loud and distorts. So, I just post album covers.

  5. Forgot to mention, I love your bunny DJ photo.