Columbia Records Posters: 1970
My scanner could not capture this image in one pass, so I had to do it clumsily in four. But you get the idea. This is an inner record sleeve from a 1970 album. Click on any segment to see what Columbia Records thought was groovy back then.
"O. C. Smith"?!?
Posted By: Paul -
Thu Dec 20, 2012
More weirdness from the WU archive:
Your Brain on Mescaline, a surreal photo series, 1953
One Thousand Melting Men, 2009
Oxygen-Tank Bubble Dress, 2011
I have more than a few albums with this stuff in it. I inherited most of my parents record collection (though my personal collection is pretty good too), and have lots of lps from the 60s and 70s. It was a great time for music. Which reminds me...at some point I need to bring in my collection of 45 rpm records that's out in the garage.
Posted by Alassirana on 12/20/12 at 12:02 PM
I wish I still had all my Grateful Dead posters.
These posters were not so much cool as obvious promotional materials for artists and albums. Dig the "Pacific Gas and Electric" poster if you want to get into obscure groups. Still, any kid whose parents allowed these on the walls of the bedroom was definitely cool.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 12/20/12 at 12:43 PM
I never got into the "poster craze" and, by the 70s I was doing my duty by dodging the draft in the US Navy!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/21/12 at 12:15 AM
O. C. Smith hit #2 on the US charts with the horribly treacly "Little Green Apples" ("and it don't rain in Indianapolis/in the summer time").
Posted by JMS on 12/21/12 at 11:03 PM
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