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Working for The Man = weird LPs [Jul. 10th, 2004|01:43 am]
Just me.
I got my second real Industrial music LP this week. No, I don't mean the kind where Germans bang on metal or record the sounds of burning pianos, I mean a record full of songs about an industrial product, done show-tune style for the listening pleasure of....well, no one, I guess. These things were handed out at annual sales conventions and the like to company men, and so while there are tons of these things "out there", they're probably sitting at the back of granddad's hi-fi cabinet, occasionally finding their way into thrift stores as people finally unload them.

Thing is, these are often pretty good- a lot of money and whimsy went into creating some of these things. A late 90's CD bootleg compilation called "Product Music" is the easiest way to acquaint yourself with the genre (unless your grandad worked for JCPenney or Chromalux in the sales department) There's a pretty good article/overview about the Industrial musical here.

anyway, I am now the proud owner of GE's Got to investigate silicones. No I can't rip any MP3s for you, but googling that phrase seems to result in only relevant hits (until some smart ass names their blog "Got to investigate silicones", I mean).

Saw "Bubba Ho-tep" tonight. good, but not the campfest I was expecting. DVD silliness: as well as getting a standard commentary from the director and Bruce Campbell, you can also get a commentary from "The King"- aka Bruce Campbell freestyling as Elvis while eating from a bag of chips (I'm guessing the last part from the unexplained background sounds I heard).

[User Picture]From: repoman
2004-07-10 10:01 am (UTC)
I have "Music to Make Automobiles By". Volkswagen took the sounds of the assembly line and had an orchestra back it to help its workers build faster. The music is horrible, yet I always feel like making something afterwards...
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