Make horrid scars and gashes.

10.22.2006

Forrest J. Ackerman and Frank Coe "Music For Robots" (Science Fiction Records, MFR-1001A, 1964)

The Famous Monsters ad...



...and the amazing sounds of the future:


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26 Comments:

Anonymous stin-g said...

jason you rule! i should like to make you a big cake. a big spooky cake.

10/23/2006 12:40 AM

 
Anonymous -ryan said...

WOW! This is some great great stuff -- vinyl pops and clicks included!

10/23/2006 2:41 PM

 
Blogger DonHo57 said...

What a great LP...Forry and the Robot album!!!! I was always so sorry I never purchased this one from FM when I was a lad. Thank you so much for making it available!!!

10/24/2006 9:32 AM

 
Anonymous Rocket From Mars said...

Hi Jason,
Just wanted to say Thanks! and let you know you have one of the most amazing blogs i have ever seen.
Have a Great Halloween!
Rocket From Mars
ps: with everything you've been posting---my kids have been in the mood for Halloween for months now! thanks!

10/24/2006 9:39 AM

 
Anonymous Rocket From Mars said...

Hi Jason---
Just wanted to say 'Thanks!' You have one of the most amazing blogs i've ever seen!

Have a Great Halloween!

All The Best,
Rocket From Mars

10/24/2006 9:42 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMAZING ALBUM!!!!!! been looking for this one for YEARS!!! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!! made my week!

10/24/2006 2:20 PM

 
Anonymous Evilweevil said...

Hooray! Incredible offering, much appreciated. Look for a writeup soon.

10/24/2006 9:27 PM

 
Blogger Master said...

Nice, thanks for posting that Jason. Lots of cheesy vintage synth sounds. Greetings from http://www.Getlofi.com

10/24/2006 9:35 PM

 
Anonymous CJ said...

Who knew 4SJ cut albums?!

Strange question for you... I remember a Halloween record from about first grade (probably cut in the 1960s) with the title, "Tonight Is Halloween."

I can hear the tune in my head, but the lyrics are hazy, something corny about "Ride your broomsticks. Ride them high. Ride your broomsticks through the sky. Toniiiiight is Hall-o-ween."

Any chance you've heard of this?

CJ

10/24/2006 11:10 PM

 
Blogger Jason said...

CJ: Huh, nothing is springing to mind but it sounds like it could be cool. Do you maybe remember any more info? Like was it little kid-ish, or maybe something you sang (perhaps like something off of this) or this, or more like a "Monster Mash" rip-off type thing you heard on the radio? (Heh, & of course I'm assuming it's not this recent song with, you know, none of the lyrics you mentioned.)

10/25/2006 2:54 AM

 
Blogger ScottSilence said...

thanks so much jason! this truly is a rare gem, and thanks for the high quality rip as well! cheers!!!

10/25/2006 9:25 AM

 
Blogger Bonnie said...

This is AWESOME! I'll listen to it while I make R2-D2 felt dolls!

10/25/2006 11:49 AM

 
Anonymous Travis said...

I love stuff like this for sampling in my music, thank you very much!

10/25/2006 6:03 PM

 
Anonymous Cy Borg said...

Historically, the robot community has been largely ignored by the music industry.
Thanks for bringing this rare gem to light! I plan on playing it this weekend to help set the mood when that hot shiny gynoid from the auto plant will be coming over for drinks and WD-40.

10/26/2006 6:52 AM

 
Blogger IL said...

Incredible stuff! Thanks!

10/26/2006 8:19 AM

 
Anonymous Scix said...

CJ: sounds like the tune used toward the end of this video:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1207517227153345385

10/26/2006 12:12 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Thank you very much & Happy Halloween.

10/26/2006 7:04 PM

 
Anonymous Brent said...

Jason, I want you to know I love you. This is amazing...

10/28/2006 9:35 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Link is bad :(

11/04/2006 2:27 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please post new link, or put on torrent. Thank you.

11/07/2006 11:19 PM

 
Anonymous CJ said...

The song I was talking about was definitely intended for young children. It was probably meant for in-class sing-alongs.

It was more of a Tom Glazer-type song than anything you'd hear on Dr. Demento.

CJ

11/18/2006 9:25 PM

 
Anonymous CJ said...

Oop... For those of you who don't know Tom Glazer's work, I refer you to this site:

http://www.acme.com/jef/singing_science/

I found out about him because of the song "Why Does The Sun Shine," which was re-recorded by They Might Be Giants.

11/18/2006 9:29 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure how well this works...but this is so good, I'm trying to keep this live...for now...

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DVLOO6YK

-jason

12/11/2006 11:48 PM

 
Blogger Sitora Nekto said...

Ya, very intresting... i heard about some pretty young girl who write songs for dogs - but songs for robots are amaizing!

3/29/2007 10:26 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my god ive ben searching for this for years? re upload plz?

7/14/2007 5:55 AM

 
Anonymous Wil said...

I'm a bit late to this post but better late than... etc.

What a great listen and then it hit me that I'd heard bits somewhere before! Samples from Tin Age Story are used in MFRFM (Music For Robots) by Japanese musician Yoshinori Sunahara on the album Crossover.

11/08/2007 7:09 AM

 

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