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I don't collect rock anymore, but one album I still own is this autographed copy of Let There Be Rock with Bon Scott's signature.
The history behind the LP and AC DC's appeal for me started before I got out of high school in 1975. I bought AC DC's first LP and remember reading a review of the work. The reviewer felt the work was "raw" and "primitive". The review wasn't positive. Remember, what most kids were listening to was a very refined or slick form of rock and roll coming from heavy weights like Peter Frampton or Queen. I knew, even then, that AC DC had something and that "raw" quality wasn't a bad thing.
I saw AC DC play The Agora Theatre in Columbus Ohio (a converted movie theatre located on High Street in the OSU campus entertainment area). They kicked ass.
The next time they came to town, I did not see the show, but I did go to a record store in town where they made an appearance and had this LP signed.
My memory is that the boys appeared to be a bit shy, a little befuddled and possibly high. But they were smiling and seemed to be enjoying the attention.
Harry Breuer and his Quintet
Audio Fidelity AFLP 1825
Great space age cover design on the outside, photography by Bob Witt with light space age jazz/pop on the inside. This is Breuer's run up to Mallet Mischief. The "Mischief" jacket is featured on the cover of Incredibly Strange Music Volume One. This record was a platform for demonstrating "high fidelity" or stereo, although this record, 1825, is the monaural release.
Harry Breuer and his Quintet Vol. 2
Audio Fidelity AFLP 1882
From November 24, 1958 Billboard: Breuer and his crew serve a listenable set of international favorites, done in attractive various tempos. His facility with percussion instruments is nicely demonstrated. Sound is excellent, and buys can also be lured from hi-fi bugs. Good potential.
Wonderful 2 record set of Balinese music recorded by The Argo Record Co., Ltd. during actual performance at the Winter Garden Theatre in London, in asscociation with Derrick de Marney for and in behalf of the Indonesian Government.
Music is performed by The Gamelan Orchestra from Pliatan, Indonesia. Directed by Anak Gde Mandera. The record set comes with pamphlet insert describing instruments with historical information.
Terrific REAL exotica music. I offer side one as an example of the treasures contained in the set. Titles: The Overture, Kapi Raja (King Of The Apes), Tumulilingan (Bumblebees) and Kechak.
Black Fighting Men Recorded Live In Vietnam
1972 Motown Record
Great slice of raw war time anger on vinyl. Recordings of actual participants made over two years, 1967 and 69, by Wallace Terry and released in 1972. This recording reveals a side of the war that folks interested in the period might want to review to help form a more complete a picture of the war.