Holiday Monday Vinyl (Part 1)

I finished up the 2017 SunRype Tri-Kids season yesterday in Milton, Ontario by marshaling over 800 kids around the very windy 1300m  bike course for a total of 123k all in.

And today, the legs feel great.

Go figure.

Anyway, where I don’t have anything else on the docket today aside from the typical “Festival of Nothingness” that typically follows a big day in the saddle, I’m catching up on the weekend domestics like laundry, dishes, kitchen, etc. along to the ‘From Here to Eternally‘  album by the Spinners.

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HRH  and I found this album for $5.00 at the Our Favorite Record Shop in Thorold, Ontario a few weeks back.

It was immediately of interest to me because, well, the cover is fucking awesome.

I mean, it has lizards, dragons and other menacing looking flying creatures over an apocalyptic landscape with this bare-chested, winged demon thing playing a guitar made of bones held together by live snake guitar strap.

Simply the Tits.

HRH said that the winged creatures count as birds so, she approved as well.

And let’s not forget to mention the erupting volcano and huge abdominaled, four-armed He-thing playing the keyboards that graces the back cover either.

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Aside from all that epic artistic awesomeness,  I had no idea who the Spinners really were but I knew I had to have the album for the cover alone.

Enter Google.

The Spinners are an American rhythm and blues vocal group in the “Philadelphia Soul” tradition that formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1954. They enjoyed a string of hit singles and albums throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s and, apparently, still perform today albeit there is only one member of the group remaining (Henry Fambrough).  In 2015, they were actually nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

This album, released in 1979 showcases some very good Soul Explosion, albeit the album takes a bit to warm up.  There’s the melodic and disco-styled ‘Are You Ready for Love‘, where the voices meshes with their patently effervescent production.  It’s pretty awesome honestly.  The album’s effort’s only released single, ‘If You Wanna Do a Dance (All Night)”, comes off like a more languid ‘Rubberband Man‘ but, hey, I like soul cheese as well so I still think it’s fun to do while putting dishes away, folding laundry, etc.

And so it goes on this Holiday Monday.

(Edited: 08/22/18)

What with all this shit going on this epic album cover, how could this album not be my selection for Day 7 of my ‘31 Day Record Challenge‘; ‘A record that also has your favorite album cover …’’

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About crazytigerrabbitman

I am a fat guy and always will be in the same way they say that “once an alcoholic; always an alcoholic”. Eventually I got upset about my poor health and ballooning body frame so I decided to change things for the better. Some people sign up for Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, or whatever fad diet program it is that happens to be occupying the majority of air time on the boob tube. Other people prefer to run out and purchase the latest, fold away, piece of shit being hawked by some celebrity has-been. Me? I decided to take up triathlon. I had abused my body over the years with bacon cheeseburgers, pints of beer and double-dipped donuts, and the time had now come to abuse my body with physical exertion, perseverance and hard work instead; penitence in it's purest form. The time had come to kick my ass. I am Terry Nash and I am the “fat and the furious”.
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