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Celebrity Vinyl Paperback – June 14, 2011
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I mean, you can't play the music, and according to Hamling, that is all to the good. What he does instead in this "it's so bad it's art!" collection of some albums that never should have seen the light of day is to carefully examine the covers for hints and allegations about the pop culture in mostly the seventies and eighties. John Travolta, who really is a celeb, bless his hairy-chested heart, graces several pages of this frankly amazing tome, as well as appearing in the center of the record playing on the stylish record player on the cover, gets to be embarrassed boocoo times. Hamling's dry comment on the album cover showing Travolta in a dark mop of very thick hair over naked white shoulders: "This can't help the gay rumors."
My favorite (just to get back to me) is "I'm Your Woman" (1985) by Sandra Bernhard (who could actually sing a little) lying seemingly naked in satin sheets looking like somebody just smacked her in the swollen lips for looking too too heroin chic. I also liked "Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots" in a straight jacket grinning wide-eyed at the camera in "I'm Not Crazy" [Recommend for Adult Listening]. Hamling's comment: "Dees nuts." Ah, yes, dees nuts were made for.... Never mind.Read more ›
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I too, am a little obsessed with celebrity one-hit-wonders and this book has them all. Great for a hardy laugh with friends!Published on June 29, 2010 by S. Soriano
Great concept but useless commentary and the copies aren't in great shape
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