Friday, January 22, 2010

Funky Finger (1971)

So, the first step on the road to armageddon... sex. Not to be confused with the Isaac Hayes's classic Shaft soundtrack, yes, this is a pornographic take-off LP. Evidently the Funky Finger company would rework the big film blockbusters of the day into what are actually pretty hardcore spoken word stories, for example, Midnight Cowpoke and Shaft Man.

This is one of my favorite label logos that I have. It's hard to go wrong with such a finely formed bird gettin' flipped. That finger sure is funky. It's a pretty simple design, but I'm also a sucker for the adaptation of the iconic Shaft title and font. I crack up looking at this thing every time.

Quick story: This "hard-hitting stag story" was supposed to come with a genuine french tickler novelty, but someone must have swiped it before the record ended up at the Orlando antiques shop where I discovered it in the back of a box of Disney soundtracks. Surprise!

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