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My 3 Favorite Used Records of 2016 Landed Last Week

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avatar My 3 Favorite Used Records of 2016 Landed Last Week
November 02, 2016 01:57PM
I just dropped this little breakdown on Imgur.

Clearly I gotta share this here as well!





1. Randy Rayder In Outer Space

This is a kids space adventure read along comic book record released in the peak of the space age in 1969. It's an quirky, overly innocent written comic story about a boy who finds himself on an alien world and without real blasters they have this space ray that temporarily paralyzes any threatening aliens.





2. Randy Rader in Outer Space (Inside Tri-Fold Comic Pages)

I buy kids records for a few reasons, one you are seeing here. Kids records often are way cooler (in terms of eye catching design and general eye candy) than adult records.





3. Randy Rader in Outer Space (Inside Tri-Fold Comic Pages)

I also buy them for the samples and sound effects not to listen to the whole thing. My daughter sat and listened and read the whole thing, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I just listened to sections, trying to find samples and sound effects and stabs and "scratchables." I've been working on a Hip Hop beat tape for a few months and kids records like this one are loaded with fantastic noises and goofy loops just begging to be harvested.





4. Various Artists: Razormaid Chapter Eight: Special Delivery (Cover)

A 2LP comp of club friendly synth pop and general 80s music. This is as cool as the cover looks. The kind of throwback 80s sounds that I look for are all over this compilation. Some of it is a little over the top goofy, but much of it is downright feel good happy feet music. This one will be the first I own this series by Razormaid Records, but if they are all this good, it definitely will not the last.






5. Razormaid Chapter Eight: Special Delivery (Back Cover)

This 2LP set is very DJ friendly with extended intros and outros, so whoever did these edits knew they'd come in handy in a mix. I'm really happy I found this, it's seriously fun top notch 80s music, especially the last 2 songs.





6. Various Artists: TV Animation Hero (Early Japanese Kid's Cartoons Soundtrack)

This was one of those buy instantly upon seeing it and ask questions later records. I'm not a huge anime guy, but I like some of them, but this kind of unique old stuff I fell in love with upon first sight. I had no idea how bad the music would be and I didn't care frankly, I just had to have it because it had this, that and the other in terms of extras.





7. Various Artists: TV Animation Hero (Catalog Mailer, Stickers, Iron Ons)

I can't read Japanese nor do I have to to appreciate this. Included in this sealed record was all the extras untouched by kid's hands. It included stickers of the various characters, and even iron-on patches of a few of them.





8. Various Artists: TV Animation Hero (Record Stand, 3D Glasses and Poster)

Also included was a 3D poster, 3D glasses and some kind of punch out cardboard display to hold the record and/or the poster. The record came in a nice half circle inner plastic sleeve.

Again, I buy kids records for the visual extras and the over the top sound effects and goofy kids music for sampling purposes. It's all in Japanese, I have no idea what they are singing about but it is so bad it's wonderful. There's so many strange 3 second samples just waiting to be thrown into a mix I don't even know where to begin. This record is mint, and I have no intention of scratching on this record, just recording the few interludes and sound effects for who knows where.

My wife while thoroughly used to strange noises coming from my studio asked me why I was listening to Japanese kids music. I didn't really have a good answer for her so I just said it's because it's highly amusing and super duper fun. Once I showed her the fun extras she was equally amused.

Anyways, long story short, I thought you guys would appreciate this too, at least for the eye candy if nothing else.




Additional Links:

More info about the Razormade Remixers at Red Bull Music Academy.

More info on "Do You Remember?: TV Animation Hero" at LostTurntable.com



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avatar Re: My 3 Favorite Used Records of 2016 Landed Last Week
November 03, 2016 10:09PM
Great post. I never see "Kid Records" like those in stores but maybe I'm not looking very hard. I'd imagine most of generic types of record stores around today wouldn't even know where to file those or if people would buy them so they just go to eBay or whatever if they do come in. Re: the Razormaid comp, I've heard that name somewhere but the context escapes me. The only band on that comp. I've even heard of is Telex.



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November 04, 2016 10:19AM
^Check out that article on Razormaid in my link above LM, I think you'll like that. I only heard of Telex myself which BTW, I will be checking for more of them.

As for the kids stuff, I found these in the kids records section. Finding kids records that old and in that good of shape is what's amazing about those records. Kids records in my experience are the most beat up records ever. I always check the kids records section for clean copies of Sesame Street records and found these out of luck.

A lot of beat makers like kids records because sampling them is fairly safe from having to pay up royalties. Legally that's not true, royalties are royalties in the eyes of the law regardless of genre source, but the chances of anyone who made those records hearing a sample and making a claim are practically non existent.



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