On Tuesday afternoon I stopped into one of my favorite thrifts, Impact in Montgomeryville, PA. I wanted to make an entire day of suburban thrifting, but had a last minute change of plans.
This loot will satisfy the urge… for now.
Monster Mash: Sounds of Terror album…. 50 cents
Patti Smith Group: Wave album…. 50 cents
Ripping Yarns by Michael Palin and Terry Jones of Monty Python… 35 cents
Three vintage Deka cups_Two Care Bears and one Strawberry Shortcake… 90 cents
Vintage Polaroid blue flashgun… One dollar
Dory Previn: Mary C. Brown and the Hollywood Sign cassette…. 35 cents
Matryoshka toothpick holder… One dollar
Now for a few field notes:
The vintage 80's cartoon Deka cups and Monty Python Ripping Yarns will be listed in my Etsy shop in the near future. Otherwise it’s mine, all mine.
A dollar is more than I would usually pay for a teeny, tiny Matryoshka toothpick holder. But I happen to collect Matryoshka dolls, so I gladly forked over the money.
The Dory Previn cassette was bought on a whim for something silly to listen to on the car ride home. It was a judgment call based solely on the album cover and the names of the songs. Something I like to do from time to time with thrifted music. And let me tell you that listening to a concept album set to the score of a failed Broadway revue in bumper-to-bumper traffic was quite the experience.
I need to get a bulb for the flashgun, which I am eager to try once I get all my equipment together.
And the Sounds of Terror album?
Imagine cheap Halloween atmospheric soud effect CDs…based on horror genre references…with a brief voiceover intro to each track…on all the crackling and popping glory of vinyl. Highly entertaining.
My favorite songs? It’s a three-way tie among “Buried Alive, The Blob" and “Incredible Giant Crab.” And interestingly enough this album is a minimum $15 on Amazon. Horror! Madness! Terror!
I would like to make a semi-regular "Sounds of the Thrift" posting, especially when it comes to whimsical purchases of bands or albums I know little to nothing about. Of course I plan to include mp3 selctions from Sounds of Terror and Dory Previn for your listening enjoyment.
But for now, I'm pleased with my five dollar finds.
What loot have you pulled in for under five bucks?