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Obi 1

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, March 30, 2008 11:05pm | Post a Comment
The art of the Japanese Obi strip has always held a special spot in my heart.  I remember visiting a bandmate's house back in 1989 and getting a peek into his older, cooler brother's bedroom.  He was a musician who had reputedly jammed a bit with Caterwaul;  I was very impressed!  On his walls, in shiny import bags, were dozens of Japanese issue LPs with Obi strips, a sight I'd never seen before.  For me, the obi is like cool neon on a bar front.  It's an enticing advertisement- promising something exotic, cryptic and sexy.  Even if it is just an 80's Elton John record... something which, in reality, is none of the above.  The Obi is meant to be disposable, hence the flimsy design. That's why the people who covet Japanese issues pay so much more for certain LP's with intact Obis.  Older LP's are especially difficult to find with the Obis intact.  Anyhow, here's a two parter for you, all from a recently priced out collection- some of which are currently hanging on our walls or awaiting for you in our vinyl bins...



A popular Obi design uses a band photo or artist head shot. These are often used on later press runs when an artist has a body of work, all of which can be adorned with the same band/artist image.

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Blade Of The Ripper

Posted by phil blankenship, March 30, 2008 08:01pm | Post a Comment
 



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STILL IN THIS MORNING FOG

Posted by Whitmore, March 30, 2008 06:27pm | Post a Comment

This morning,
dawdling
in its tracks
in the wet
dust,
the fog
fingered
the mist
as the scapegoat
alongside
its cohort,
the westerly breeze,
as the petty thieves
who stole
away with the
neighbors.
Fog always
seems to have an
alibi.

THIS MORNING IN THE FOG

Posted by Whitmore, March 30, 2008 05:39pm | Post a Comment

This morning in the fog
billowing
green fires smoldered
inside
the immense
drifting
ooze,
there was
no blaze
just dawn
lingering
as
dusk,
meanwhile,
I suspect
the fog
stole my newspaper.

Roy Ayers, Tony Allen & J.Rocc @ The Crash Mansion #3

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, March 30, 2008 02:45am | Post a Comment
You know it's going to be a good show when many DJ's, musicians and all-around people with good taste are in the audience. All the people pictured are some of my favorite Amoeba shoppers and fellow employees. I hope they had as good of a time at the show as I.


SASHA ALI & ZANE ONE

JOE BAIZA (SACCHARINE TRUST)

CARLOS NIÑO (DUBLAB)

ERIK (AMOEBA) & FRIEND

DJ SLOE POKE AND BORROWED PRETTY GIRL

MAHSSA (AMOEBA,B-MUSIC)

DJ JUN & FRIEND

QUINCY (AMOEBA) & GIRLFRIEND

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