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8.31.2006

Richard Taylor: Terror (Major Records M-38, 1962)

Between this ad:



...and this post of "Richard Taylor: Nightmare" (Major Records M-36, 1962), you ought to be able to figure out the scoop here; yes it's more of the fantastic world of low-budget monster magazine-ad records from the early 1960's! There are two more in this series ("Horror" & "Fright") that I'll get up before long, both so that the complete set is once again in circulation and so that everyone has more than enough time to plan their "eerie midnight ghoul parties" (for which ads of the day assured the public these LPs were "perfect" for). As always if anyone has alternate rips I'd love to hear them -- I'm sure there are a few more floating around & I'd be more than happy to swap mine out if better versions exist.

...and hey, just for the hell of it, here's one of the original ads for the series again again (again):


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14 Comments:

Blogger Dave said...

Thanks Jason. I have all Terror, Horror and Nightmare. I'm just missing a rip of the "Fright" LP. Is it just me or is the narrator on these LPs actually 3 different people? They say they are all Richard Taylor, but it sounds like 3 different people to me.

Dave

8/31/2006 10:41 AM

 
Anonymous Steve said...

Jason, another great post. I've had rips of these for awhile and will try to get around comparing my versions to yours.

But, I LOVE these albums. Unlike the more formal sound of Vincent Price or Basil Rathbone Poe recordings, Richard Taylor actually does just sound to me, like some creepy maniac recording these things in a basement, possibly sitting on a chair made of human skin... The wanton electric guitar and/or spliced music (I read somewhere the background cues may have been off-air recordings minus dialogue from Boris Karloff's THRILLER TV show) is great too, not to mention those minimalist, scary, black and white covers.

8/31/2006 11:15 AM

 
Blogger Jason said...

Dave: I have Fright, I'll post it soon; I think my copy of Horror might be jacked though, so maybe I can score that off you.

Steve: Yeah! These are really among my favorites of their genre! There's a crazy manic energy to the reading & the background guitar stuff is totally great! Your description of Taylor (even if he's a house construct, though I mostly think it's one guy myself) is dead-on. These are really aching for a full-on CD reissue w/ out-takes & recording session photos, huh? YES THEY ARE.

8/31/2006 12:13 PM

 
Blogger Dave said...

I'll get them online soon Jason, and compare. My records came from Hellsbane. I need to get around and ripiing the CD I promised him. Mine will be 192 kbps so once I get them online I'll cimpare as well. Thanks again.
Dave

8/31/2006 4:54 PM

 
Blogger Jason said...

Excellent! Thanks sir.

8/31/2006 5:00 PM

 
Anonymous Peter said...

After so many fine downloads, it's time for a word or two of praise. Excellent! All the LPs I've longed to hear again, and more. This is yet another great post. I couldn't keep silent any longer!

Thanks!

9/01/2006 9:23 AM

 
Blogger Doktor Viktor Von Kreep said...

Hey Jason,
It's good to see that your gearing up for the creepy holday's! Keep in touch!

9/01/2006 6:20 PM

 
Blogger Dr.Terror said...

More and more good stuff as usual.

The cover to Horror is fantastic I might add.

9/03/2006 5:53 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason, you are rapidly ascending to the position of National Treasure!

Steve in SF

9/04/2006 6:41 AM

 
Anonymous Eek! The Cat said...

This whole site is sooo great it's ... SCARY! :>}

Eek!

9/05/2006 12:58 PM

 
Blogger RottingFleshRadio said...

Love the site man...GREAT FINDS!!!!

9/05/2006 2:45 PM

 
Blogger Skulla Petra Lunga said...

Scar Stuff, I hope you don't mind but I linked to your blog from mine over at:

http://theslaughteredlambpub.blogspot.com/

I really love your site - thanks. It inspired me to throw a really big Halloween party this year (and showcase some of your amazing posts as background music!).

- Skulla

9/06/2006 10:03 PM

 
Blogger Jason said...

hey, I don't think I say it often enough, but thanks to everyone who comments -- I'm really glad you've all both found the site & found it to your liking.

9/12/2006 9:19 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wonderful trip down memory lane. Do you know if anyone has made a CD re-issue of these?

HerbieHead

1/19/2008 9:57 AM

 

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