Monday, 10 February 2014

Anvil's Mr. Music Man from 1979 Germany was a huge hit...




"Not,"  as we used to say all the time in the 80s...




"Disappearing without even the memory of its existence," would be a more appropriate description, like so many species of frogs, butterflies, salamanders, fish,  all over the world today.  However I think that cover photograph is just awesome, one of the best pure insanity covers I have ever seen.  Mr. Music Man is a long-haired homeless guy (not a band member as far as I can tell), carrying a guitar case in an overgrown park with an oddly-placed bench, in a mildly blurred black and white photo.  How cool can an album cover get?  

I will let you decide whether it deserves reconsideration in the present tense era, simply, it's a mildly funky hard rock and straightforward rock album with perhaps a touch of progressiveness about it, from 1979.  It's a welcome break perhaps from the fusion and jazz that has been overdone of late and will be even more overdone (but not done) soon.

"He lit it so that I could really smell the stuff
and told me if you like it you can get enough
this dynamite will give you a really heavy kick
but I let him stand I was sure it was a dirty trick
"If you really want to get high, 
taste and try it, before you buy"

However, later on, in Chinatown, "black man gave me cigarette, was the best thing I ever had..."






"If you really want to get high, 
taste and try it, before you buy"
Good advice? or way past its expiry date loco?  You can be the judge now and hereafter.

5 comments:

  1. thank you julian for another great rarity

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  2. I don't know if it's worth asking a re-up of this!!? What do you reckon, highly tempted by the cover i will agree on that for sure!

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  3. you can decide for yourself if it was worth it, lol:

    https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/co738u

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  4. Yes i will do! Definitely like that cover though....

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