Listen to the cheap sounds of yesteryear as I transfer and post selected recordings onto this blog.
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Fads and budget labels
In the 1960's they were quite a few musical fads, The Twist, hot rod records, Limbo, discotheque records, for example. The 1960's brought a new style to budget label marketing, generic music releases were put on the back burner and fad records replaced them. There were two kinds of budget fad cash-in records; one the label took older material with a similar style and just renamed the tracks, or option two used cheap studio musicians to record albums in the style of the fad. Regardless of what kind the fad record was, they're fun to collect and listen to!
Let's look at the Twist, the one of the first 60's dance fads.
The Hot Rod Craze: Records featuring car songs and the constant use recordings of cars peeling out, and other car related sounds in the background.