As I mentioned earlier, I have been merrily prestidigtizing my vinyl into 0's & 1's.
I haven't heard most of these songs in decades.
I would argue that ((sound)), not smell, is my memory sense.
These songs transport me back to the60s, 70s and early 80s..
to an unemcumbered headspace still free of all the trappings of adulthood that would soon begin to seriously interfere with my spare time.
Some of you may have heard these bands..
CHARLIE was one of my favorite easy listening groups..
I've missed hearing So Alone, Heartless, She Loves To Be In Love, Life So Cruel, Watching TV, Johnny Hold Back, Turning To You..they always had the foxy minx on the jacket.
Have you ever heard of this Robert Johnson?
Wish Upon A Star is fantastic.
How about Lake ? My faves were See Them Glow, Letters Of Love, Red Lake, Scoobie Doobies, Highway 216.
How about the Fabulous_Poodles, Anna Rexia ring a bell?
Todd Rundgren's Utopia ? Windows was one of my faves, My Angel, Love Is The Answer, Trapped...oh how I have missed you. guys..
and Jules_and_the_Polar_Bears You Just Don't Want To Know!
How could I forget the Breakfast_Club who started out with a Drummer named Madonna something..Never Be The Same, Right On Track and Always Be Like This..pure Pop Fun.
The_Other_Ones Stranger, Losing It,All Day All Night, We Are What We Are!!
My oldest album is The_Tornados playing Telstar" the first US #1 by a British group...but it was Chasing Moonbeams, Jungle Fever and the Popeye Twist that I missed the most.
I realise how much more Record Albums offered than today's souless miscule CD
..there was a kinetic physical connection..
you admired and studied the artwork..
WHICH WAS LARGE and interesting ENOUGH TO LOOK AT!
Remember pulling out the lyric sheet? You could actually follow the song plus there could be a thread or clues to the artist's message or state of mind.
We used to get involved in the album like a novel..as if it were a personal journey..and if you weren't too high..you could discuss it with others.
The Music Experience Business was a different beast before Video Killed the Radio Star. Now the gaping maw of the internet swallows songs and bands into the ether. There are about 60 billion bands and 1 millionth of them have about a 1 in a million chance of having a single hit for a few days before the next thing comes along.
All of their music is pirated now so bands have to make all their money touring or selling their song to Nike or Pepsi. Sad really. But I am glad, no make that deeply appreciative that I came of age during the Halcyon days of the 60s and 70s. We thought they'd never end...la la la laa-laa.
Can you think of any hard-to-find songs that you had on vinyl that you'd love to hear again?