Monday, October 18, 2010

OSR-LPM-5015 (1966)

(Turn On) The Music Machine (Original Sound)

The band’s gimmick of machine-like precision (wearing all-black outfits and no pauses between songs in their live set) carries over to the center label. The small white lines that form the circumference not only look cool, but apparently also aid in calibrating your turntable! If you can’t make out the fine print along the bottom, it says: “When lines appear to stand still record is revolving at exactly 33 1/3 RPM.” It sort of works, but I’m more won-over by the stark font and clean design. Musically, their second album is even better, and I think they are actually much more soulful than the image lets on.

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