This picture comes courtesy of Brad from Colorado. Brad had ‘wallpapered’ his music room with album covers a few years ago, but when he found my record frames, he saw an opportunity to mount a few a more. Brad came up with the novel idea to mount a few LP frames on the entrance to his music room – records on doors before you enter a room with album covers wallpapering the entire room is beyond bad ass.
I need to add a little disclaimer here that these frames are meant to be treated like any other frame, and in general, should not be mounted on a moving surface (doors or otherwise). The reason being is that the movement could knock out the record or the album cover from the frame. Ok, now that I’ve made that little disclaimer, if you are going to use the frames on a moving surface, I recommend doing two things. 1) Remove the vinyl record, so there is no chance the record will go flying out when you need to make a hasty exit from the room before the cops get there. 2) Cut the foam strip into four pieces, and put one piece in each of the four corners of the frame, which should ‘lock’ the album into the frame. If you do these two things (especially the first), then you should be in the clear.
Thank you to Brad for sharing this awesome installation. And again, there are some choice records mounted in this pic. The first to catch my eye is the one that Brad had been tracking down for sometime: Wooly Bully by Sam the Sham and the Pharaos. I haven’t even though about that track, Wooly Bully, since I was a kid (my Dad raised me on one-hit wonders from the 50’s and 60’s), but it’s a classic Garage rock tune and definitely worth checking out. And you can never go wrong with a little Sun Ra. If by some chance, this is the first time you have heard of him, then you are in for a treat. Truly one of a kind. I can’t resist the opportunity to link to my favorite Sun Ra track, Nuclear War (“if they push that button, your ass gotta go!”). Cheers, Steve