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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sorry......


Yes, I know I've been slacking up here lately. But I've had a very agonizing month. Lots of health problems and worst of all, chronic pain. It's very hard to concentrate and come up with fun flashbacks when inside, you really just wanna scream.

Things are settling down now and I hope to be back on the ball with even more posts from the Landfill of Time starting December 1st.

Thank you all for your concerned e-mails and comments. They really meant a lot. Yes, I am alive, but not so well. I have a lot more tests to go through next month and I may be spotty on my continuity. But I hope to be a little more productive.

Again, thank you,

Cheers,

Larry    

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Rock N' Roll Anagram Fun

An anagram is taking the letters of a name and rearranging them to spell something completely (more or less) different....

So let's take some famous musicians names and make some anagrams out of them......


Aaron Neville (Inane All Over)
Aerosmith (To Mishear)
Al Green (General)
Al Stewart (Salt Water)
Alanis Morrisette (Ole Satanist Miser or Toe Slime In Rats Ass)
Alice Cooper (Cool! A Recipe)
Amy Grant (Ran At Gym or Gnat Army)
Avril Lavigne (Vain Villager)
Axl Rose (Oral Sex)
Bangles (Ban Legs)
The Beatles (Stab The Eel)
Belinda Carlisle (Indelible Rascal)
Bonnie Raitt (Nairobi Tent)
Britney Spears (Presbyterians)
Carly Simon (Moan Lyrics)
Carole King (Genial Rock)
The Carpenters (Peter Snatcher)
The Cars (The Scar)
Cyndi Lauper (Nearly Cupid)
Deana Carter (A Cat Rear End)
Dio (I Do or Do I)
Dion (No ID)
Faith Hill (Hail Filth)
Faith No More (Moron Thief)
Foo Fighters (Go Offer Shit)
Green Day (Near Edgy)
Gretchen Wilson (The Clown Singer)
Gwen Stefani (I Get New Fans)
Hall And Oates (Ethanol Salad)
Janis Ian (Is A Ninja)
Jim Morrison (Mr. Mojo Risin')
Meat Loaf (Fame? A lot)
Metallica (Camel Tail)
Motley Crue (My Cruel Toe)
Nancy Sinatra (A Racist Nanny)
Natalie Cole (Anal Toe Lice)
Paul McCartney (Pay Mr. Clean Cut)
Pearl Jam (Maple Jar)
Peter, Paul And Mary (Dye A Tan Ram Purple)
Plastic Ono Band (Cannibals Do Pot)
The Ramones (The Moaners)
REO Speedwagon (Renegade Swoop)
Rod Stewart (Rated Worst)
Ronettes (Teens Rot)
The Smiths (Them Shits)
Steely Dan (Ten Slay Ed)
Steve Miller Band (Timberland Elves)
Stevie Nicks (I Sicken Vets)
System Of A Down (Fast New Sodomy)
Tanya Tucker (Tacky Nature)
Tori Amos (Is A Motor)
Trisha Yearwood (Sweaty Hair Odor)
Used (Sued)
Van Halen (Hen Navel)
Yellow Card (Yell Coward)

Election Day Hits: "Vote With A Bullet" Corrosion Of Conformity (1991)





Thursday, November 01, 2012

The Soundesign Trendsetter 7


I've never been a fan of Soundesign. Especially their super chintzy '80s systems.

However in the '70s, Soundesign, while still an overall lowbrow electronics firm, did have the distinction of daring to be, um, different. And that's where we find this beast..

The Trendsetter 7 (which thankfully didn't set any trends) was a 200 lb disco themed monstrosity with an automatic three speed (33, 45 and 78 RPM) BSR turntable, AM/FM Stereo receiver, cassette and 8-Track tape decks that looked more like a jukebox than a home stereo system.

With the lighting system on in a darkened room, it looked like a real party starter


The amplifier pumped out a reasonable 50 watts per channel (perhaps the most powerful amplifiers Soundesign ever made) and was perfect for your inner Disco Stu.

But it IS a Soundesign product and while light years better than anything they made in the '80s, it did have some major drawbacks. The phono cartridge was ceramic and prone to picking up external vibrations. The tape decks got gummy with heavy use. The radio was actually very good and unusually selective and sensitive on FM. The AM section, while wide-band and very good fidelity wise had pretty crummy distant reception and selectivity, the stronger local AM signals tended to dominate. The cabinet was horrendously cheap, made of particle board and fell apart easily. With both speakers housed the same cabinet underneath, the bass was especially boomy.

Later models of this system were much smaller and had the speakers enclosed behind flashing lights.


 One model also had a overhead light with a small mirrored ball.

These stereos were never big sellers and the ones that were sold were usually destroyed after the disco bust. Finding a complete, intact unit is extremely rare and the few surviving ones that are in good condition sell for quite a bit.


The Nestles Jingle

The horrendous (and creepy) Nestle's jingle from the late '80s.....

Back in school, we made a joke about it: "What comes out your ass/N-E-S-T-L-E-S......"



Election Day Hits: "The Politics Of Dancing" Re-Flex (1983)


Well, with Halloween over and Election Day coming up, it's time to dig through the archives for songs about politics And there's NO shortage of those either.....

I'll start with the ULTIMATE song about politics, a 1983 dance pop classic from a UK band called Re-Flex. This was their only US hit.......