March 18, 2012
Move Vinyl Meme
Another entry for Stu's vinyl meme, Ole Elo:
This album had so many good songs; 10538 Overture, Roll Over Beethoven, Can't Get it Out of My Head, Boy Blue, Evil Woman and Strange Magic. Released in 1976, this is certainly over 30 years old. My draw to this band is the mixture of orchestra music blended with rock - which they acknowledge in their whole name, Electric Light Orchestra.
This was not neccessarily their best work (Theme for Wide World of Sports and Mr. Blue Sky come to mind as better), but it seems that it was the album that most of the songs made it to be played on the radio, so I actually knew what I was buying when I plunked down my money. So maney times we would buy albums and find that there were only one or two songs worth playing - with this album, we avoided that risk.
Unfortunately, there is only one YourTube video that I could find on YouTube, which was only of a partial song, but here it is FWIW:
And by the way Stu - you are incorrect that the only people that hung onto their vinyl must be in their 60's - we obviously hung onto our, and I'm not even 50 yet. I even bought WS a new turntable about 5 years ago because our other one had died. True, it is mainly used to play albums while transfering them to CD, but still, we have them.
Even I recognize a couple of the bands that you list - Roll Over Beethoven and Evil Woman!
Posted by: Cop Car at Mar 18, 2012 5:44:30 AM
ELO's New World Record had a large number of hits on it, including my favorite at the time, a lament titled Telephone Line. (My girlfriend had broken up with me due to the long distance - I was in college - and it suited my mood at the time.) Other favorite from that album - Do Ya Do Ya and Mission Of The Sacred Heart.
Posted by: DCE at Mar 18, 2012 8:23:13 AM
Thanks for the contribution, but remember to mail me when you make one, lest I miss it.
Posted by: Ole Phat Stu at Mar 20, 2012 5:12:14 PM