Friday, October 5, 2007

The Mad Magazine flexidiscs (1980)

When the Mad disco issue came out in 1980, it was a few months after disco died, so the songs didn't pack the satirical wallop I expected to my 12-year-old's sensibilities. Plus, the two-sided flexidisc, at 30 minutes-plus of music, is hard to play: the grooves are so close together, which makes it easy for the needle arm to skip, even slide, across the record.

Some of this is to say that the digitizations I made aren't exactly flawless--there's skips and pops all over the place. I kind of like it: it makes the whole project of recording it like a museum piece preservation. Someone can correct these.

Here's two tracks:
The Disco Clap
Sorry, No Words

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