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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Addicts Sing

The Addicts March
The Addicts Sing
Nine Former Addicts
WORD, Waco, TX WST-8370-LP 1966

Classic strange music gospel album. A great gimmick LP. WORD knew exactly what they were doing when they created this package. Many of the most lurid concept LPs are gospel. We all love the strange and shocking and church goes are no less susceptible to advertising.

And divine intervention or not, you have to sell records to eat, sleep and buy gas to get to the next revival.

And just so you don't miss the point... so to speak... WORD adds a drawing of a needle in an arm on the back cover.

There is an interesting note on the back cover: "This record has about it a crudeness that cannot be described, but that you must hear."

Just incase the needle in the arm didn't close the sale.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the back cover, I saw the front one in regrettable music, lp cover lover or the original website of weird etc. It's nice to see this picture from a long time ago with people who, well, who dares. I'm not sure that today's people will assume this situation in the same way.