Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Shit! Electrophonic made some pretty crappy stuff compared to others (although the Electrophonic receiver w/8–track and turntable my brother handed down to me when I was a kid lasted for quite a while), but damn, they had some groovy design ideas. Check out this quad system from 1974.

Friday, September 16, 2011


We need the old days back. Ya know, when men had secretaries and secretaries wore bullet bras and short skirts. This is from Ironside, season 1, episode 30, 1968. Click to make them bigger.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Alice Cooper Has Gone to Hell

I was a bit excited when I saw that Alice Cooper released Welcome 2 My Nightmare this year. Then I read that Kesha was on one track (What Baby Wants). Autotune is used heavily on that one and another (I Am Made of You). Nothing hurts the ears more than autotune. Oh, Vincent, what have you done? Bob Ezrin produced it. You'd think he wouldn't've done that to Alice. allmusic.com says that Patterson Hood (Drive-by Truckers) plays guitar on the album, but credits him as a composer. Even that doesn't excuse the user of Kesha and autotune.