Out of Print

Pronouncing The Scientific Names Of Seashells Of North America (Delaware Museum Of Natural History, 1969)

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Ok so this is cheating a bit because I posted this once before about 4 years ago back in the .blogspot days. But so much has changed since then! And it’s still one of my favorite weird records. Plus I haven’t posted an out of print record in a while.

This is so super niche that it makes my head spin. It’s the companion record to the book Seashells Of North America by R. Tucker Abbott. This record has Abbott reading through, alphabetically, what I assume is a comprehensive list of the scientific names of seashells found in North America (and some “glossaries”). That’s it. No additional context, no background music, just one dedicated dude doing showing off his pro enunciating skills.

There’s a scan of the back of the jacket included in the zip which has the entire A-Z list of seashells so you can read along with Mr. Abbott.

Out of Print

Nat Freedland – The Occult Explosion (United Artists, 1973)


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This is kind of the companion record to Nat Freedland’s book of the same name. An amazing 2xLP of interviews with leaders in various occult fields, from witchcraft to magic to ESP to Satanism. Rosemary Brown channels dead composers and Anton LeVey talks about how Satanism is more about life than death. Tons of awesome material, hearing these people speak about their experiences is pretty fucking cool. There’s also a couple of killer tracks at the end by Black Widow, the British cult rockers that never made it as big as Sabbath. It comes with a full size attached booklet (that was too difficult to scan, sorry) so definitely pick this up if you ever find a copy. Plus that artwork by Wilfried Satty is fucking incredible.

There’s a rip of this record on the Internet Archive (that has more details on this if you’re interested). Normally I’d just leave it at that but the copy that was ripped for IA was in rough shape. Mine sounds great, very clean, so if you’ve already downloaded it from there, I recommend replacing it with my version.

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Robert Frost Reads His Poetry (Caedmon, 1957)


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The master himself reading his own poetry, recorded in the comfort of his home in Cambridge the Spring of ’56. A fantastic choice of poems, most poignantly philosophical, read in the bleak & honest manner that only comes from living eighty years. I’ve posted “The Witch Of Coös” for streaming/download on its own because 1: it’s fucking awesome and 2: it’s Halloween times. Also, once I realized Frost sounds like Ice King, I fell head over heals.