Saturday, November 24, 2018

Junq Tour 2018: Plum Coulee

Long time no see! Well, if you follow the blog on Facebook, you've probably already seen the Junq Tour video. If not, then you're missing out. That one took time to edit, and my summer's been busier than I'd want it to be, so that's why I've been absent. Also, the shit continues to pop up in my life. The easiest way to get more entries posted is to quit my job and just steal the things I want to write about, but that's probably a bad idea.

Anyway, I'm back with the deep-rooted cavity search of all the crappy albums I acquired during this year's Junq Tour. I'm quite sure there was more this year than last year, and it's taken quite a bit of time to get everything digitized and uploaded. speaking of which, I've started doing portable blogging at the Folio Cafe in Winnipeg! Lots of room, snacks, and plenty of outlets to plug in my laptop & 8-track player.



Anyway, let's get to our first stop in Plum Coulee...


Sharon & Rob Wedding CD



There's nothing quite like the joy and happiness of re-living someone else's wedding day with their home-made compilation CD. How the fuck does things like this get donated to the thrift store????

...oh yeah... Divorce. That's what happens when you get married on Friday the 13th.


Encyclopaedia Britannica - Like You, Like Me



This is a collection of filmstrips and cassettes that were used in elementary schools in the 1970s and 1980s. All the cassettes were sealed which means none of this stuff saw the light of day. The one that I chose to put up on youtube had a cassette that sounded like it was badly eaten at one end, so I don't know what happened there. Maybe someone at Encyclopaedia Britannica felt the need to chew on some ferric oxide.



Speaking of Encyclopaedia Britannica, do they even exist anymore? Wikipedia and Google must have put them out of business by now, haven't they?

Anyway, scanning this filmstrip was a real bitch. If the scanning light is hitting the film at the wrong angle, it looks like shit. On the plus side, I ended up buying four filmstrip machines for dirt cheap off Ebay to make future endeavors in filmstrip-land a little easier on my end. Anyway, if you haven't seen the Junq Tour video, I glued this filmstrip into it. I didn't feel that it warranted it's own video, but perhaps I'll put the others up in the future.


Ron & Kay Rivoli - Rivolivin': The Rivoli Revue



Hey everybody! Let's take our guitar into the boat and sing songs that will scare the fish away! I thought for sure this one was going to be a huge steaming pile of rural Canada cow shit. Surprisingly, it's not all that bad. It's country music, but it's performed, mixed, and produced really well. The cover and the name is fucking stupid though.

Listen to I'd Be Someone Too


Gospel Echoes Harvest Team - You're The Apple of His Eye



Look at the fuzzy hair on the dad. You could wash ALL the walls in the church with that! All I gotta say is I love Gospel Echoes' thrift stores, but I hate this album. Terrible gospel music that I could care less about.

Listen to Tell Me


Pierce Arrow Theater - Sold Out



I swear that Branson Missouri is the shit music capital of the USA. These are some country guys who apparently put on some kind of a live show, and this is the soundtrack. The band is comparable to a corn-chunkie-speckled turd, but how could you expecting anything different? This is Branson's hottest steaming pile! And why the hell is every member wearing a racing jacket? They should stick to racing cars instead of performing this garbage.

Anyway, their Elvis medley is awful. Awful, awful, awful. There's some guy with a low voice on here who sings so low that I'm pretty sure he's just farting out the words. I'm surprised Elvis hasn't come out of hiding to put an end to all of the shitty cover versions of his songs.

Listen to Elvis Medley


Matt & Robyn Rolf



I can't tell if these two kids autographed the album or someone just scribbled some random shit on the cover. Anyway, this one include the hits such as "I'm Little But I'm Loud", "Waterloo", "Hey Good Lookin'", and lots of other songs that I don't care exist.

The boy is fucking awful. He's trying to sound like John Wayne or some shit, and he doesn't hit the notes very well. The girl is a much better singer, but for the most part she's been delegated to backup vocals. I'm only guessing that the boy wanted to record this piece of crap and the parents threw the girl in there because she threw a hissy fit, but she would have been a better lead on this recording.

Listen to Hey Good Lookin'
Download the entire album!

Plum Coulee has a pretty damn good thrift store if I do say so myself! Somerset will be coming your way, hopefully tomorrow (unless I'm lying).

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