Friday, January 22, 2010


I have a couple entertaining religious records from the 1970s that rail on the usual suspects: rock music, hallucinogenic drugs, premarital sex, homosexual lifestyles, etc., but with this flimsy platter, Hal Lindsey tries to one-up 'em with full-on apocalyptic predictions. Unfortunately I've never been able to get through more than 30 seconds of this, so I'm not sure when the supposed doom will be unleashed. Guess I'll keep my fingers crossed and the Ghostbusters on speed dial.

Along with all of the other dumb shit that I now associate with the '80s (Ronald Raygun, chicks with bad hairdos and snaggletoofs that I had crushes on, James Brown's "Living in America"), we also get some really dope, cheap-ass-looking design work. I could be wrong, but it looks to me like this was some early computer graphics what with the font and bank of lines under the spindle hole. In some ways, the minimal look is both hokey and surprisingly ominous. I think it also makes for an appropriate record to start the countdown on my 12-day stint of labels -- and perhaps armageddon.

I was going to include a link to Lindsey's Web site, but the dude appears to be a complete nut job. Here's his
Wikipedia page if you're inclined.


  1. The thing that I like the most about this one is that it basically classifies the entire decade as a precursor to Armageddon in a most stylish, minimal way.

  2. Wow, no kidding, Lindsey knew that 1990 was when it was going DOWN. This label design is right on the money.