Frank's Vinyl Museum
November 10, 2001 5:19 PM   Subscribe

Frank's Vinyl Museum is an invaluable resource for those of use who think that there's a thin line between trash and treasure. It's also a great place to indulge your taste in guilty musical pleasures without having to actually buy any of these crappy records at your local thrift store.
posted by MrBaliHai (9 comments total)
oooh, I see many FilePile remixes in our future...
posted by machaus at 5:33 PM on November 10, 2001

Heh, I actually own a bunch of those. What can I say? The thrift store near where I used to live in the Boston area was selling their records for 10 cents apiece (this was only about 5 years ago). Truly an invitation to buy horrendous records if there ever was one...
posted by nstop at 6:02 PM on November 10, 2001

Actually, I own several myself. And I should point out that I don't think that all of these records are crap by any means. Herb Alpert's Whipped Cream is a classic...both the cover art and the music inside.
posted by MrBaliHai at 6:55 PM on November 10, 2001

What a RIOT! Thanks for the laugh, MrBaliHai!
posted by Dinzie at 8:14 PM on November 10, 2001

Wow, I was almost certain this would have been posted before. I've been aware of this site for some time, good stuff. Another great place to visit is Irwin Chusid's Incorrect Music site.
posted by at 8:45 PM on November 10, 2001

Chusid's site is indeed swell and you can find a plethora of links to other sources of outsider music at the Cool and Strange Music magazine website.
posted by MrBaliHai at 9:24 PM on November 10, 2001

Two words: excellent link.

Two more words: Bill Cosby.
posted by Dirjy at 11:33 PM on November 10, 2001

It seems Syd Barrett is condered "outsider music" (at least according to many Amazon customers) Well then what about Kool Keith? Or even early Eno or Ween?
posted by Narbotic at 1:55 AM on November 11, 2001

Cool! A great place to have a taste of the weirdest atrocities ever commited to wax with none of the guilt of spending a buck at the thirft store. Well, that's the kind of things that tickle my curiosity.

KANU's Retro Cocktail Hour website has another cover gallery of Exotica titles as well, if you're into that thing.
posted by betobeto at 9:25 AM on November 11, 2001

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