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Vinyl-O-Matic Season 4, Episode 23 | 45s and Other Revolutions: A-Sides beginning with the letter H.

November 2nd, 2018

1 hr 8 secs

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The Ventures [00:35]
a side: "Hawaii Five-O"
b side: "Soul Breeze"
Liberty Records 56068 1968
Their rendition made it all the way up to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968.

Dean & Britta with Sonic Boom [04:52]
a side: "He's Coming Home"
b side: "Old Toy Trains"
Chimney Rocks! Records PAD-002 2007
Britta with a fine variation on The Wailers' "She's Coming Home". Not those Wailers, the Seattle garage rock Wailers. Dean with a fine cover of a Roger Miller seasonal tune, with Omnichord! Speaking of which, yes that Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3).


Vanity 6 [12:31]
a side: "He's So Dull (stereo)"
b side: "He's So Dull (mono)"
Warner Bros. Records 7-29955 1982
Ugh... so dull. But so nice, I had to play it twice! And evidently can be briefly heard in "National Lampoon's Vacation". Who knew?

Boston Spaceships [17:33]
a side: "Headache Revolutions"
b side: "Dementia Is Rising/Take That Off (and Put This On)/7 is the Hot Noose"
Happy Jack Records HHRR21 2008
Yes indeed: Robert Pollard and Chris Slusarenko of GBV plus John Moen of The Decemberists and The Jicks and other Northwest bands.


Psychedelic Furs [26:38]
a side: "Heartbreak Beat"
b side: "New Dream"
Columbia Records 38-06420 1986
Feels like 1986. Climbed up to #26 on the Billboard Hot 100, evidently the only time they cracked the Top 40 in the US.

Ray Price [35:40]
a side: "Heartaches by the Number"
b side: "Release Me"
Columbia Records 4-33044
The first version recorded of this Harlan Howard classic. The original b-side was "The Same Old Me", but this is a "collectable" reissue so whaddya gonna do.


The DeFranco Family [42:17]
a side: "Heartbeat, It's a Lovebeat"
b side: "Sweet, Sweet Loretta"
20th Century Records TC-2030 1973
Don't bore us, get to the chorus. Reached #3 on the Hot 100.

Don Felder [47:56]
a side: "Heavy Metal (Takin' a Ride) (stereo)"
b side: "Heavy Metal (Takin' a Ride) (mono)"
Asylum Records E-47175 1981
You say this guy used to play with the Eagles? I'll be damned...


Music behind the DJ: "Trade Winds" by Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra.

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