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These Records Are BenT
August 17, 2006 12:08 AM   Subscribe

For nearly two years now, Ben T Steckler has been reviewing, posting album covers, and making full albums available for download from his seemingly inexhaustible collection of out-of-print, spoken word, sound effect, educational & other kooky recorded ephemera. If you're a fan of album titles like How To Buy Meat, What Smoking Has Done For Me, or The Catholic Marriage Manual, this site will provide you with endless hours of reading/downloading/listening pleasure.
posted by jonson (15 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
oh, excellent! kisses for jonson, la tee da!

aside from all the great downloads, I like his writing style. it's endearing.
posted by carsonb at 1:11 AM on August 17, 2006


!WILD! STEREO DRUMS...

Yeah! Great! Thanks for a great post, this looks like a real goldmine!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:25 AM on August 17, 2006


Walter Brennan ... Fantastic
posted by johnny7 at 2:55 AM on August 17, 2006


Marriage advice from a celibate priest, I always thought that was funny. Good stuff.
posted by caddis at 2:59 AM on August 17, 2006


"Marriage advice from a celibate priest, I always thought that was funny."

Well, who better to offer an, um, objective opinion on sex?

Sorry to go off-topic, though... so lemme say again, stellar post!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:10 AM on August 17, 2006


I clicked "What Smoking Has Done For Me" hoping for advice on what to do with this brisket (thanks "How To Buy Meat"!) but Mr. Medlocks narrative was not helpful.
Otherwise, great post.
posted by hal9k at 5:05 AM on August 17, 2006


I just had to download The Catholic Marriage Manual. The masochist inside me couldn't resist.
posted by Alison at 5:38 AM on August 17, 2006


Fantastic.
posted by cortex at 6:54 AM on August 17, 2006


Totally amazing - thanks!
posted by sluggo at 7:51 AM on August 17, 2006


What a wonderful post.
MY iPod just got more interesting,
Thanks!
posted by squidfartz at 9:17 AM on August 17, 2006


Thank you, squire
posted by MinPin at 1:40 PM on August 17, 2006


Ben T Steckler is doing us a real service by digitizing this ephemera. We'll never see stuff like it on CD.
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot at 3:38 PM on August 17, 2006


Wow. Look at the people who played on this Mitch Ryder record. Steve Cropper, Al Jackson, Booker T, Duck Dunn. That's an amazing lineup.
posted by Lverner at 6:26 PM on August 17, 2006


Ben T Steckler is doing us a real service by digitizing this ephemera. We'll never see stuff like it on CD.

I agree, but there really are a lot of sites out there like this. Most of them are not nearly this much fun, and are more oriented toward a particular type of music. Most of them also can not afford the influx a gazillion new users. So rather than post them here I suggest you search for what you like and I think you will be pleasantly surprised. There are also a lot of wonderful music blogs that will post a track for a few days or weeks along with the backstory. Most of these also can not afford to be MetaBombed. Lots of good links over in MeCha though, and of course JonMC is just laying down the interesting tracks on a regular basis there. (Of course, you probably already knew all this; but just in case you did not, now you do.)
posted by caddis at 6:42 PM on August 17, 2006


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Sigh... no !Wild! Stereo Drums for me...
posted by klausness at 3:20 AM on August 18, 2006


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