Monday, April 08, 2019
Record jackets with no right to exist
Really wretched, like bad high school art. Of course, I just had to have it. 90 cents.
Custom, of course, was part of the Crown label family, on which a lot of excellent blues, R&B, and rock and roll showed up, such as two superb Howlin' Wolf LPs, early Neil Sedaka, and fine early John Lee Hooker, though the sound quality on some of the Hooker is hopeless.
This LP is designed to look like a soundtrack, or copy of same, but it's only the hit theme plus a bunch of wildly unrelated tracks. On a rip-off scale of 1-10, this is about a 9.
Speaking of rips, I ripped the main title track, which sucks, and then I enhanced it with reverb to make it sound closer to the real thing. As close as possible, anyway. Custom forgot to add "pathetic" to "good," "bad," and "ugly."
LINK: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (enhanced)
Theme from the Motion Picture The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (Custom CS-1122)