Tag Archives: Compilation albums

OPERATION COVID

Whenever I come home with yet another compilation album, the Conscience Gnome who sits on the amplifier with his little legs dangling over the volume knob shakes his head and waggles an admonishing finger. He never speaks; he doesn’t need to.  Why do you do this? Back in the day, there were reasons. Not necessarily […]

VARIOUS ARTISTS GO DECADE DIVING

1957 Folk, Pops ‘n Jazz Sampler [Elektra SMP-3] Country tunes rub shoulders with calypso jazz in this time capsule from the early days of long-playing records, when tracks were known as ‘Bands’ and the previous volume was available for $2 from your dealer. At $17.50 in today’s money, that seems quite expensive. Love the album […]

VARIOUS ARTISTS — AN INTRODUCTION

Compilations. Collections of tracks by various artists. They have been around as long as long-playing records and aren’t stopping any time soon. We’ve bought them, made them, mocked them and sometimes even played them. They are ubiquitous. Everyone has some, everyone files them differently. Various Artists. Compiled albums. They include tacky TV specials and curated […]

LET’S GO TO BED [COVERART #46]

Things are crook at Chez Vinyl Connection. Ms Connection feels fowl. The boy has a swine of an earache. I’m sick as a dog. * Atomic Rooster – Atomic Rooster [1980]  /  Various Artists – Shelter Special Sampler Album [1972?] – Various Artists – Full Boar [1979]  /  Blodwyn Pig – Ahead Rings Out [1969] – […]