Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Record Store Day Haul #5: Max Steiner - King Kong OST 7" - Blue Vinyl(/200)


Music On Vinyl (2014)

The final record on my hunt from this year was one that my local record store didn't carry. I had some other folks taking a look around for me, but no one was able to find a copy. Luckily, a few days after Record Store Day a copy turned up on the Reckless Records website and it was finally mine.

First and foremost this is a total overpriced novelty record. This stupid 7" was $15; a completely ridiculous price for a 7". This kind of gouging is the reason you read so many articles about how Record Store Day is a bad thing in the weeks leading up to the event. Now granted, I'm part of the problem, I did buy it, but I still feel the need to point out how crazy the cost was.

The record itself is pretty cool. The main theme from King Kong on the A side and the carnival barker organ music theme is on the B side. For me though, as a big King Kong fan, I'm most excited about the artwork. The 7" cover unfolds into a small mock up of the King Kong movie poster. At the end of the day it's an overpriced, silly record, but I still like it. I'd happily buy a Godzilla one as well if they could get songs from the original 1954 soundtrack.

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