On most weekends we go digging for records, but sometime they fall from the sky. Like this mint condition theremin double seven-inch that Fred bought in, Music Out Of The Moon. The cover claims it’s “Music Unusual” and on the back you learn that, “The music in this album is an exploration…using exotic harmonies, timbre and composition to play upon the more remote realms of human emotion.” Can’t get writin’ like that off an MP3.
Dr. Samuuel J. Hoffman is the hand-wiggler,’Leslie’ Baxter, who we all know as Les for his many exotica LPs, softens the blows by adding a vocal chorus to Harry Revel compositions, and that’s Moon Maiden Virginia Clark gracing the cover. This 7″ gatefold also came out in a 10″ version, also at the ARC, and is an early example of a color cover on a recording. I like the fact that they would market this Theremin recording as just another instrumental, the inside of the gatefold cover mentioning peers like Skitch Henderson, Jackie Gleason, and Frank DeVol. Sadly, the recording ALMOST made it to the moon, but Neil Armstrong only played a tape of it on his return trip in 1969. Missed opportunity if you ask me. For even more fun don’t forget to have a look at our fab Space Helmet Cover Collection in the gallery section.