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OUR 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!





The new issue features:


WEIRD AL YANKOVIC
  
   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.
   Of 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, too.
   We 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



XAVIER CUGAT

 

    Mr. 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.
   He 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 




JEAN JACQUES PERREY and the ONDIOLINE

    Our 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 issue.
   If 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.")

  

 



AUSTIN, TEXAS RECORD STORE REPORT

    If 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!

 

 

   

 

 




FAY LOVSKY

    We've 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 your interest.
   The 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 issue.

 

 

 

 

 



THE "WHIPPED CREAM" GIRL

    Our 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" album!
    Her 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.
   We consider this interview one of our magazine's proudest accomplishments, and you'll only read it here!

 

 

 

 

 




VIC MIZZY

    Here's 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!
   In 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 television shows.
   Still active in music, we're very pleased to present this interview and know that you'll enjoy reading about Mr. Mizzy's varied career.

 

 

 

 

 



 

DRINKS, DINING AND DESIRE

    There's 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.
   You'd 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 



SOUPY SALES

    We've 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?
    Gary 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.
   Read all about this much-loved comedian in our current issue.
   
 
 
 


DANCE LP COVERS CENTERFOLD

    Speaking 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.
   From Limbo, to Twist to Rhumba and beyond, this color spectacular will make you want to put on those dancin' shoes again...

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tie it all together with lots more loads o' fun stuff

than we dare mention, and you'll find a very cool Issue #19 of


So get on board!
It's gonna be a cool ride through the wild,
wacky and sometimes tacky world of records!