Vincent Marquardt writes:
“When I was about 10 years old, someone gave me a bunch of 45’s, all lousy no-name performers; No wonder they were giving them away!”
“Anyhow, one of them was a female singer singing a song called “Thomas, Richard and Harold”. It was a kind of torch song about this girls’ inability to choose from among the three boyfriends mentioned in the title (And they say men can’t commit!).”
“At the end of the song, she reveals that, although she’s somewhat fond of this trio of losers, that “Whenever I hear those wedding bells, I always think of…” and then she passionately mentions a fourth name. Well, after about twenty spinnings of the disc, I noticed that the name at the end seemed to change each time. Needless to say, it freaked me out. I thought the record was possessed or something. Someone in my family (my older sister, possibly) figured out, or already knew, that multiple grooves were possible. Up until then, the coolest thing I ever heard on record was the B-side of Napoleon XIV’s “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha Ha!” (“!aH aH ,yawA eM ekaT oT gnimoC er’yehT!”).
This is all in reference to my article thingy on parallel-grooved records. If you remember this record, and know the name of the artist, please let me know. Googling the title with a few select search terms didn’t help much.