Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sounds of the season

This time of year can be both good and bad when it comes to Halloween-esque items on eBay. The good news is that there tends to be a lot more items being listed. The bad news is that not only are you competing with the people (like myself) who seek out these kind of items year round, but you're also competing with the people who only tend to look for these items during the Halloween season.

Even though it's hard to get any really great deals in October, I still keep a lookout for anything that I deem interesting. I have picked up a few really great things this year (some of those items are still to come), most of it being earlier in the year, but I did recently get two albums that I wanted to share with everyone.

First up is this 1973 Troll Records release, Great Ghost Stories. Before I go any further, I have got point how fantastic that cover is. Seriously, is that not one of the greatest album covers ever?

One of the main outlets for Troll Records was through Scholastic, so obviously their releases were marketed towards kids, but even as an adult (ugh!) I find these to be very enjoyable stories.
Just a few more of their offerings.

And the second album I picked up, from 1962, it's Scary Tales... featuring the Cool Ghoul himself, Zacherley. This is actually a fairly rare LP, my copy wasn't too terribly expensive though, thanks to the somewhat off condition. The food stains are an especially nice touch.

This album really could've been called something like "Ditties by Zach", as the tracks aren't tales per se, more like silly songs for kids (not that I didn't already know that, mind you).

I hope everyone is able to read that.

I think I may have overpaid for both of these, but this is one of those times that it doesn't really bother me to have done so, as I'm just really glad to have been able to add them to my collection

Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.


  1. Love old vinyl. Have a few just for the sleeved

    1. Cool covers are always nice, but it's even better when you actually like the album that goes with it.

  2. Both of these albums feature fantastic album covers. I don't have a turntable anymore, but like Hoyle... I'll pick them up just for the covers.

    1. There are a lot of great covers out there, which means there's obviously no shortage of albums for you to choose from.