NEWEST ISSUE OF 64 PAGES OF MUSICAL COOLNESS IS OUT! WITH 8 PAGES
OF BLAZING COLOR, IT'S ANOTHER WICKEDLY-FUN ISSUE!
Our newest issue is packed with new, informative articles on the
coolest and strangest music you never thought you'd hear about,
and features a cool 4-color cover, lots of high-quality photos,
tons of new wacky and weird CD reviews, and it's more fun than
taking Mom to a biker bar!
new issue features:
We've wanted to do an interview with Weird Al for
a Loooong time, and finally, here it is! There can be no doubt
that Mr. Yankovic is the most successful of all the song parodyists
we can think of. Part of the reason is his "guy next door"
personna, which makes watching him Michael Jackson, Prince or
whomever, even funnier.
course, it's his clever lyric-writing that's powered his 25-year
career, and under the goofiness, he's really a hell of a singer,
go inside the mind of Weird Al with our exclusive interview, courtesy
of writer Steve Pastis, who presents our featured Cover
Story for this issue.
Cugat undoubtably was the key factor of the popularity of Latin
Music in the '40s and '50s, and it's with this fact in mind that
we bring a feature article about him to this issue. Writer Don
Charles sketches out the biographical facts, leading to Cugie's
success, and what's clear is that he was a master showman and
personality, which helped immensely to bring the music of South
America to the North American masses.
also had a keen eye for talent and gave first starts to singers
such as Desi Arnaz, Charo and Abbe Lane. Our article is
flush with photos of the man throughout his career, and we think
you'll find this particular article interesting.
JACQUES PERREY and the ONDIOLINE
Editor Dana Countryman traveled to Paris, France recently
to meet with electronic music legend Jean Jacques Perrey,
and to purchase the rare French early synthesizer, the Ondioline.
Mr. Perrey is the undisputed master of the instrument, and sheds
light about it, as well as chatting about his own career in this
you know Mr. Perrey's unusually wacky and well-crafted music,
you'll appreciate this inside look at his career and the impact
that the Ondioline made on his own career. (You've heard this
sound before - it was used as the peppy "organ-like"
instrumental in Del Shannon's "Runaway.")
you're visiting this legendary Texas city, you're probably going
to be checking out it's thriving live music scene. But also, don't
miss the used record stores of this city. Jeff Vorzimmer
takes us on a guided tour, and we suggest you take this article
with you to scope out the coolest and strangest of what music
Austin has to offer!
also been wanting to do an interview with multi-talented Fay
Lovsky for a long time. Not familiar with her? Well, you should
be, and this article by Jeff Winner will certainly picque
beautiful Miss Lovsky is not only a sharp songwriter and singer,
but she plays a multitude of instruments, as well, including the
musical saw and Theremin. With Holland as her home base, the gifted
lady has recorded many albums and CDs for the BASTA label, and
the music she makes is sometimes funny, often delightfully-strange
and always just plain great. It's an honor to feature her in this
"WHIPPED CREAM" GIRL
regular columnist Ed Kaz pulls a major achievement with his interview
with the original "Whipped Cream" girl from the cover
of Herb Alpert's "Whipped Cream and Other Delights"
real name is Dolores Erickson and we tracked her down in Washington
State, where she is now a painter. She and Ed definitely hit it
off, and she tells the story of what could possibly be the most
famous cheesecake LP cover of all time.
consider this interview one of our magazine's proudest accomplishments,
and you'll only read it here!
another interview we've long been looking forward to... Vic
Mizzy has written hit songs and score motion pictures, but
he'll always be most famous for writing the theme song to The
Addams Family, which also featured his own singing!
Brad Bigelow's interview with Mr. Mizzy, we also discover
that he also directed the famous finger-snapping opening credits!
He also wrote the theme to Green Acres and to many other
active in music, we're very pleased to present this interview
and know that you'll enjoy reading about Mr. Mizzy's varied career.
DINING AND DESIRE
nothing that goes better with a good meal than the right music,
and writers Janet Borgerson and Jane Burchfield
take us through a tour of some of the best albums not only built
around food, but also that feature recipes on the backs.
be surprised how many LPs are happily food-related and this article
is a dizzying trip around the world, visiting many countries and
sampling both their best food as well as the appropriate tunes.
always loved TV personality Soupy Sales, but did you know
that he recorded many albums and even had a hit with a teen dance-craze
single in the early '60s?
Weinraub was a teenaged fan at the height of Soupy's career
and in his article he not only guides us through the best of Soupy's
music, but reminisces about seeing Mr. Sales perform on stage
in New York City.
all about this much-loved comedian in our current issue.
LP COVERS CENTERFOLD
of Dance Crazes, we're devoting a 2-page color spread of some
of the greatest LP covers featuring dancing as a theme, and it
totally captures the flavor of the '60s. Brad Bigelow's
collection of these covers is amazing, and you'll get a kick out
of perusing these colorful covers.
Limbo, to Twist to Rhumba and beyond, this color spectacular will
make you want to put on those dancin' shoes again...
it all together with lots more loads o' fun stuff
we dare mention, and you'll find a very cool Issue #19 of
So get on
gonna be a cool ride through the wild,
wacky and sometimes tacky world of records!