Category Archives: odd pop

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luv380 Olive Dee

Sloppy Joe’s “Whatever’s Gonna Be Is Gonna Be” Fun Mix 5!

since the end of last year i’ve yearned to make a carefree groovy mix but was never in the right frame of mind to get it done. now that things have gotten quite heavy for all of us we could use a mix of music that will put a smile on our faces and boogie in our butts. so i called in my old pal Sloppy Joe, who never disappoints with his patented “Fun Mix!” series. it’s been a while, but boy was it worth the wait. we hope it moves you.
image : Olive Dee
Tracklist:
  1. Sleep On The Left Side – Cornershop – Wiiija Records (1997) > buy link
  2. Gambia Via Vagator Beach (Scruff Mix) – Nightmares On Wax – Warp (1996) > buy link
  3. Waterhouse Rock (Groove Corporation Mix) – Big Youth – Select Cuts / Ninja Tune (2002/2004)
  4. …And The Beat Goes Dub… (Kid Loco Mix) – Morwell Unlimited meets King Tubby – Select Cuts (2001)
  5. Dis Generation ft. Busta Rhymes – A Tribe Called Quest – Epic (2016) > buy link
  6. Wow – Beck – Fonograf Records / Capitol (2017) > buy link
  7. Piece Of Mind – Linkwood Family – Firecracker Recordings (2007) > buy link
  8. High Tide (Secret Circuit Remix) – XLNT – DFA (2019) > buy link
  9. 365 Days – Napoleon Solo – Glasgow Underground (2003)
  10. Fear Of A Man God – African Head Charge – On-U Sound (2011/2020) > buy link
  11. Teflon – T Tauri – Sunburn Records (1995)
  12. Nani Nani (Appleblim Edit Over Dub) – Sorry Bamba – Africa Seven (2017) > buy link
  13. Oriens. Oriri – Clap! Clap! – Black Acre (2016) > buy link
  14. Treasure Beach – Dego & Kaidi – Sound Signature (2017) > buy link
  15. You And Your Folks (Claude Young Jr Club Mix) – Funkadelic – Westbound Records (2017) > buy link
  16. Tuning Up! (Side Order Of Noodles – The Noodly One) – Ballistic Brothers vs. Two Lone Swordsmen – Soundboy Entertainment (1997)
  17. Afro-Perculator – Shoes – Shoes (2011)
  18. Visions (Sasso Remix) – Stevie Wonder – Sing Sing Music (2006)

luv377

luv377 The Cold War

The Cold War

as a kid in the early eighties new wave pop music of was a fitting soundtrack to the frozen landscapes of a Canadian winter. the blend of new technologies with a post-punk attitude intensified by a reawakening of Cold War tensions altered the narrative of pop music. icy synths, effected guitars and stark drum machines reflected the societal anxiety of hurtling toward an unknown future. as a younger version of myself looked over the ice and snow, unsure of my own place in the world, this sound made sense. still does.
photo : Rozanne Giraf
Tracklist:
  1. Your Silent Face – New Order – Factory (1983) > buy link
  2. A Forest – The Cure – Fiction Records / Polydor (1980) > buy link
  3. Love Song – Polyrock – RCA Victor (1981) > buy link
  4. Utter Space – Men Without Hats – H.A.T.S. Inc / Statik Records / Sire (1980/1985) > buy link
  5. A + B = C – Mathematiques Moderne – Dorian / Vogue / Medical Records LLC (1981/2013) > buy link
  6. Sleeper In Metropolis – Anne Clark with David Harrow – Ink Records (1985) > buy link
  7. In Your Memory (Slik Mix) – Depeche Mode – Mute (1984) > buy link
  8. Plenty – Kevin Hewick And The Sound – Cherry Red (1983) > buy link
  9. Weather Radio – Pylon – Armageddon Records / Vertigo (1980)
  10. Capital (It Fails Us Now) – Gang Of Four – Warner Bros. (1982) > buy link
  11. We Are Broken – Tears For Fears – Mercury / Vertigo (1982/1983) > buy link
  12. Seconds – The Human League – Virgin (1981) > buy link
  13. Vienna – Ultravox – Chrysalis (1980) > buy link
  14. The Aircrash Bureau – Gary Numan – Beggars Banquet (1980) > buy link
  15. Tattoo – Siouxsie And The Banshees – Wonderland / Polydor (1983) > buy link
  16. Beneath The Blade – Section 25 – Factory (1984) > buy link
  17. Eve Ryonne – Band Apart – Crammed Discs (1983) > buy link
  18. Glupi Numer – Madame – Tonpress (1985)
  19. Khanada – Duran Duran – EMI (1981) > buy link
  20. Forever Now – The Psychedelic Furs – Columbia (1982) > buy link
  21. Machines – Modern English – 4AD / Vertigo (1984) > buy link
  22. Porcupine – Echo & The Bunnymen – Korova (1983) > buy link
  23. The Unforgettable Fire – U2 – Island (1984) > buy link

luv363

luv363 I Am Trumpeter Landfrey

I Am Trumpeter Landfrey

Trumpeter Landfrey’s story is a complicated one as it starts at the end and ends at the beginning. through this collection of late sixties odd pop psyche rock we experience Landfrey’s final days; his memories, regrets, acceptance and death. after which we witness him reborn into a world of new beginnings full of love, loss, darkness, lightness, satisfaction and finally, recognition. all to end up right where we started with Trumpeter Landfrey’s introduction.
image : Peter “Lefty” Murrand
Tracklist
  1. Trumpeter Landfrey…. – Pearls Before Swine – ESP Disk / Drag City (1968/2018) > buy link
  2. A Beginning – The Beatles / George Martin – Apple Records (1968/1996) > buy link
  3. Le Vent – The Mystic Astrologic Crystal Band featuring Steve Hoffman – GNP Crescendo / Get Back (1967/1998)
  4. Transparent Day – The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Reprise Records (1967) > buy link
  5. Lady Of The Lake – Strawberry Alarm Clock – UNI Records (1968) > buy link
  6. Have You Seen Your Brother Lately – Tages – Parlophone / Bear Family Records (1967/2017) > buy link
  7. Hunters Of Heaven – Harumi – Verve Forecast / Klimt Records (1968/2011) > buy link
  8. Free Form Freak-Out #5 – The Red Crayola with The Familiar Ugly – International Artists / Charly Records (1967/2014) > buy link
  9. Death – The Pretty Things – Columbia / Madfish (1968/2013) > buy link
  10. Rest In Peace – Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde – Columbia (1967) > buy link
  11. On With The Show – The Idle Race – Liberty / Music On Vinyl (1968/2018) > buy link
  12. How Nice? – The Tokens – Warner Bros. (1967) > buy link
  13. Emily Small (The Huge World Thereof) – Picadilly Line – CBS / Radiation Reissues (1967/2016) > buy link
  14. See Emily Play – Pink Floyd – Columbia / Starline (1967/1971) > buy link
  15. A Small Package Of Value Will Come To You Shortly / Young Girl Sunday Blues – Jefferson Airplane – RCA Victor (1967) > buy link
  16. Nightmares – The Creation – Hit-Ton Schallplatten / Numero Group (1967/2018) > buy link
  17. Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand – The Who – Track Record / Polydor (1967/1983) > buy link
  18. Supplicio – The Monkees – Colgems / Friday Music (1968/2017) > buy link
  19. Baby Please Don’t Go – The Ballroom – Warner Bros. / Rhino (1967/2017) > buy link
  20. Why Don’t You Just Drop In – Giles, Giles & Fripp – Tiger Bay (1968/2018)
  21. The Wedding Of Ramona Blair – The Mirage – Philips / Pilot Records (1967/2012) > buy link
  22. Lady’s Man – Paper Garden – Musicor Records / Sundazed Music (1969/2014) > buy link
  23. All Of My Friends Were There – The Kinks – Pye Records (1968) > buy link
  24. Sun And Sand – Rainbow Ffolly – Parlophone / Guerssen (1968/2011) > buy link
  25. The Equestrian Statue – Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – Liberty / Parlophone (1967/2017) > buy link
  26. Ring Thing (outro) – Pearls Before Swine – ESP Disk / Drag City (1968/2018) > buy link

luv357

luv357 New Demon Radio

New Demon Radio

this is the kind of twisted odd pop that plays on mainstream radio in an alternate dimension. or as my youngest child observed, “it’s like the kind of music we listen to, only worse.”
image : Philip Xerminastips
Tracklist
  1. The Turn Down (Chopnotslop Remix) – Thundercat ft. Pharrell + OG Ron C & The Chopstars – Brainfeeder (2018) > buy link
  2. Ageing (Dam Mantle Remix) – GonjaSufi – Warp (2010) > buy link
  3. One Shot Killer – Miss Red – Pressure (2018) > buy link
  4. Ally – Lafawndah – Warp (2016) > buy link
  5. A Sport And A Pastime – Of Montreal – Polyvinyl Record Company (2016) > buy link
  6. Dun – Okzharp & Manthe Ribane – Hyperdub (2018) > buy link
  7. Patina – Siriusmo ft. Jan Driver – Monkeytown Records (2017) > buy link
  8. Alarm Call (Speech Therapy Mix by Matmos) – Bjork – One Little Indian (1998)
  9. Baylee – Boom Bip & Charlie White – Lex Records (2013) > buy link
  10. Part Of The Math – Panda Bear – Domino (2018)
  11. U Never Know – Lapalux ft. Andreya Triana – Brainfeeder (2015) > buy link
  12. Ruby – Gaika – Warp (2018) > buy link
  13. Human – Antwood – Planet Mu (2017) > buy link
  14. Wide Eyed – Animal Collective – Domino (2012) > buy link
  15. American Dream – LCD Soundsystem – DFA / Columbia (2017) > buy link
  16. The Pure And The Damned – Oneohtrix Point Never ft. Iggy Pop – Warp (2017) > buy link

luv348

luv348 Point Of No Return

Point Of No Return

your boyfriend’s back and you’re shakin’ all over. this year your summer crush stirs a heatwave that lasts all summer long, maybe even longer. your relationship is stronger and your love deeper than ever before. maybe you will break each other’s hearts, or maybe you’ll be true. no matter what the future brings, you have to see it through.
photo : Bob + Susan deep in love
Tracklist
  1. My Boyfriend’s Back – The Angels – Smash Records (1963) > buy link
  2. Give Him A Great Big Kiss – The Shangri-Las – Red Bird / Charly Records (1964/1980) > buy link
  3. Baby I Love You – The Ronettes – Philles Records / Sundazed Music (1964/2012) > buy link
  4. Hello There Angel – Marvin Gaye – Tamla / Rumble Records (1963/2014) > buy link
  5. The Way You Do The Things You Do – The Temptations – Gordy / Motown (1964/1973) > buy link
  6. Baby Workout – Jackie Wilson – Brunswick / Epic (1963/1983) > buy link
  7. Heatwave – Martha Reeves and The Vandellas – Gordy / Rumble Records (1963/2014) > buy link
  8. Shakin’ All Over – The Swinging Blue Jeans – Imperial (1964) > buy link
  9. Something About You – The Four Tops – Motown (1965/1974) > buy link
  10. Point Of No Return – Gene McDaniels – Liberty Records / United Artists (1962/1975) > buy link
  11. I Took My Baby Home – Kinks – Pye Records /Earmark (1964/2003) > buy link
  12. One Room Paradise – Aretha Franklin – Columbia (1964) > buy link
  13. Signed, Sealed, And Delivered – James Brown – King Records / Polydor (1963) > buy link
  14. Stand By Me – Little Eva – Amy / Real Gone Music (1965/2017) > buy link
  15. Till There Was You – The Beatles – Parlophone (1963) > buy link
  16. A Summer Song – Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde – World Artists Records (1964) > buy link

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luv341 Rock Stars Say The Darndest Things

Rock Stars Say The Darndest Things

part of the magic of rock’n’roll is absurdity. i mean it wasn’t just the pounding drums and squealing guitars that terrified the squares. it was the loud music combined with the lunatic ravings of a madman that pushed them over the edge. in that spirit here is just over 90 minutes of crazy foolishness, preposterous nonsense and stupid silly lyrical absurdities from some bona fide rock stars. a-wop-bom-a-loo-mop-a-lomp-bom-bom!
photo : from the infamous Art Linkletter – Bob Dylan interview, September 9, 1965. taken by Jim J. Crowdlee
Tracklist
  1. My Friend – Jimi Hendrix – Reprise / Legacy Records (1971/2014) > buy link
  2. Plateau – Meat Puppets – SST / Ryko Analogue (1984/2010) > buy link
  3. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed – David Bowie – Philips / RCA (1969/1972) > buy link
  4. Tombstone Blues – Bob Dylan – Columbia (1965) > buy link
  5. Blinded By The Light – Bruce Springsteen – Columbia (1973) > buy link
  6. Erroneous Escape Into Erik Eckles – Of Montreal – Polyvinyl Record Company (2004) > buy link
  7. Pineapple – Sparks – Island (1975) > buy link
  8. The Intro And The Outro – Bonzo Dog Doo/Dah Band – Liberty / Sunset Records (1967/1970) > buy link
  9. Radio Gnome Invisible – Gong – Virgin (1973) > buy link
  10. The Soft Parade – The Doors – Elektra (1969) > buy link
  11. No Good Trying – Syd Barrett – Harvest / Vinilisssimo (1970/2011) > buy link
  12. Ashtray Heart – Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band – Virgin (1980) > buy link
  13. Monkberry Moon Delight – Paul and Linda McCartney – Apple Records / MPL / Hear Music (1971/2012) > buy link
  14. She Don’t Use Jelly – The Flaming Lips – Warner Bros. (1993) > buy link
  15. Swordfishtrombone – Tom Waits – Island (1983) > buy link
  16. Andy’s Chest – Lou Reed – RCA (1972) > buy link
  17. Ride A White Swan – T. Rex – Parlophone / Cube Records (1970/1971) > buy link
  18. The Stallion Pt. 3 – Ween – Elektra / Schnitzel Records (1992/2015) > buy link
  19. Back In Judy’s Jungle – Eno – Island (1974) > buy link
  20. Sitting In My Tree – The Idle Race – Liberty / Music On Vinyl (1968/2018) > buy link
  21. Elephants – They Might Be Giants ft. Danny Weinkauf – Idlewild Recordings / Megaforce Records (2015) > buy link
  22. Muffin Man – Zappa / Beefheart / Mothers – Discreet (1975) > buy link
  23. Satan Gave Me A Taco – Beck – Flipside Records (1994)

luv340

luv340 Mellow Collie

Mellow Collie

a collection of mellow music for the whole world to chill out to.
photo : Mac Mellow
Tracklist
  1. intro from Float On – Purr – Ntone (1995) > buy link
  2. Ralph & Kathy – Alex Gopher – Solid (1999) > buy link
  3. Just Landed – Toshack Highway – The Flower Shop Recordings (2000)
  4. Cimmerian Waters – Sonorous Star – Catskills Records (1997)
  5. Moon Shaker – Water Melon – Pussyfoot Records (1997)
  6. Acquario – Alessandro Alessandroni – Rhombus / Intervallo (1973/2016)
  7. Caboclo – Arthur Verocai – Continental / Kindred Spirits (1972/2011) > buy link
  8. Kites Are Fun – Mellow – Light In The Attic (2004) > buy link
  9. Time Is Of The Essence – Fort Lauderdale – Memphis Industries (2001) > buy link
  10. Liquordelic – Tipsy – Asphodel (1996)
  11. Emotion Heater (parts i, ii, iii) – The Gentle People – Rephlex (1996)
  12. Amanogawa – Susumu Yokota – Skintone / Leaf (1998) > buy link
  13. The Rain Song – Cornelius – Warner Music Japan / Rostrum Records (2017/2018) > buy link
  14. Supreme – Ratatat – XL Recordings (2015) > buy link
  15. Nostalgia – Piero Umiliani – Liuto Records / Schema Easy Series (1973/2015) > buy link
  16. New Star In The Sky – Air – Source (1998) > buy link
  17. Back Home – Funki Porcini – Ninja Tune (2002) > buy link

luv334

luv334 Unbend Yourself

Unbend Yourself

free your mind and body from all labels and boundaries by wrapping your ears around this psychedelic collection of international acid rock and odd pop from the 60s & 70s. unbend yourself. you’ll like it. it feels good.
image : from cover of Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber
Tracklist
  1. Black Sand – Brainticket – Bellaphon / Hallelujah / Cleopatra (1971/2011) > buy link
  2. Le Vaisseau – Guy Rhéaume – Polydor / Mucho Gusto (1972/2011)
  3. Obsession ’77 – Atomic Forest – Music India / Bully Records (1978/1981/2008) > buy link
  4. Civilization Machine – The Plastic Cloud – Allied / Lion Productions (1969/2005) > buy link
  5. Interplay Of Forces – Cosmic Jokers – Kosmische Musik / Spalax Music (1974/1996) > buy link
  6. Módulo Lunar – Os Brazões – RGE Discos / Moi J’Connais Records (1969/2012) > buy link
  7. Stronger – Lloyd Charmers & The Hippy Boys – High Note Records / Reggae Retro Records (1969/1998) > buy link
  8. Irma – Kati Kovács – Pepita (1972)
  9. Barricades – The Koobas – Columbia / Parlophone (1969/2017) > buy link
  10. Trip – Emme de Angelis – Flirt Records / Vampi Soul (1972/2010) > buy link
  11. Helga Selzer – Bernard Chabert – Columbia / Born Bad Records (1970/2015) > buy link
  12. House Of Glass – The Glass Family – Warner Bros / Seven Arts Records / Rhino (1967/2017) > buy link
  13. Metamorphosis – Ananda Shankar – Reprise (1970) > buy link
  14. A Day – Paper Garden – Musicor Records / Sundazed Music (1969/2014) > buy link
  15. Vamos Voltar Ao Princípio Porque Lá É O Fim – Rita Lee & Lucia Turnbull – Philips (1973/2008)
  16. La Collina Dei Ciliegi – Lucio Battisti – Numero Uno (1973)

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luv328 Sex and Violence

Sex and Violence

five years ago i was gearing up to make the 100th mix for this website. around the same time a new friend and documentary film maker became curious about my record obsession and mentioned that he would like to film me while i was creating a mix. the combination of a film and the 100th post meant i had to take a unique approach to this mix. which got me to thinking about Monty Python’s Flying Circus and the absurdly clever way in which the episodes evolved. i wanted to make a mix like that; so i mapped out the first Monty Python episode Whither Canada?, noting all the skits, bits and segues. then i choose music, dialogue and sound effects and, while using the episode breakdown as guide, made a new journey. keep in mind this isn’t an attempt to soundtrack the show, it’s more about creating something completely different. to better understand i suggest watching Vincent Guignard‘s The Luv Of Music and then listen to luv136 Whither Canada?

now to the mix at hand. a follow up mix that gets it’s cues from the second Monty Python’s Flying Circus episode intriguingly titled Sex and Violence.

image : Terry Gilliam‘s flying sheep
Tracklist
  1. excerpt from Dead By Dawn – Depth Charge – Vinyl Solution (1990) > buy link
  2. Mickey Mouse March – The Mouseketeers – Disneyland Records (1955/2016) > buy link
  3. Dream Time In Lake Jackson – The KLF – KLF Communications / Wax Trax (1990)
  4. Sheep – Pink Floyd – Harvest / Columbia (1977) > buy link
  5. Memories of Green (from Blade Runner) – Vangelis – Warner Bros. / Atlantic / Audio Fidelity (1982/1994/2013) > buy link
  6. Erloschene Herzen – Asmus Tietchens – Sky Records / Bureau B (1982/2013) > buy link
  7. And Dream Of Sheep – Kate Bush – EMI America (1985) > buy link
  8. Poème Électronique – Edgar Varèse – Columbia Masterworks (1960/1972) > buy link
  9. Three Tenses Onanism – John Greaves / Peter Blegvad / Lisa Herman – Virgin (1977) > buy link
  10. You’re Not Foolin’ Me – Silver Apples – Kapp Records / Phoenix Records (1969/2007) > buy link
  11. excerpt from The Tonight Show Theme (Johnny’s Theme) – Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show Band – TeeVee Toons Inc. (1985) > buy link
  12. excerpt from What A Band – Doc Severinsen, Ed McMahon & Johnny Carson – Casablanca (1974)
  13. A Public Execution – Mouse – Fraternity Records / Elektra / Rhino UK (1966/1972/2006)
  14. excerpt from The Killing Fight (from The Big Boss) – Bruce Lee – Tam / Toho Records (1971)
  15. Coward Of The County – Kenny Rogers – United Artists Records (1979) > buy link
  16. Beauty Queen – Roxy Music – Island / Polydor (1973) > buy link
  17. Working In A Coal Mine – Devo – Booji Boy Records / Rykodisc / Superior Viaduct (1977/1991/2013) > buy link
  18. excerpt from Three Tenses Onanism – John Greaves / Peter Blegvad / Lisa Herman – Virgin (1977) > buy link
  19. Bagpipe Blues – Rufus Harley – Atlantic (1966) > buy link
  20. Fire Ant Noodle – Silver Apples – Bully Records (1998/2006) > buy link
  21. closing argument from Sex Education In Our Schools – Dr. W. S. McBirnie – Key Records (????)
  22. The Late Late Show (The Syncopated Clock) – Leroy Anderson and his Orchestra – Decca / TeeVee Toons Inc. (1951/1985) > buy link
  23. opening of Psychotherapy And The Objectivist Ethics – Nathaniel Branden – NBI Communications, Inc. (1966)
  24. opening of Soul Brother Soul Sister Soul Devil – Rev. O.L. Holliday – Jewel Records : Devotional Series (????)
  25. Rite Of The Maypole – An Unruly Procession – Children Of Alice – Warp (2017) > buy link
  26. The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash) (from Flash Gordon) – Queen – Elektra (1980) > buy link
  27. Intro – 3 Parts – Eartha Kitt & Adam Clayton Powell / Dan Armstrong & Jack McMahon – Mercury (1969)
  28. Cat And Mouse With The Fuzz (from Psychomania) – John Cameron – Trunk (1972/2003/2017)
  29. excerpt from The Magic Flute – Tom Morrison and original TV sound track voices from The Adventures of Mighty Mouse – Peter Pan Records (1977)
  30. Mouse & The Clock – Edison Concert Band – Edison / Folkways Records (1907/1961) > buy link
  31. Mice and Massacre (from Holy Mountain) – Alejandro Jodorowsky – ABKCO / Real Gone Music (1973/2014) > buy link
  32. The Dolphin’s Farewell (from Hitch-Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy) – Douglas Adams – Hannibal records (1982)
  33. Mickey Mouse Club Alma Mater – Jimmie Dodd and The Mouseketeers – Disneyland Records (1955/2016) > buy link

luv327

luv327 Sticky Hands - Stephen Lebovits

Sticky Hands

just cuz summer’s comin’.
Tracklist
  1. Set The Stage – Lighthouse – GRT (1973) > buy link
  2. General Hand Grenade – Trooper – Epic / MCA (1975/1979)
  3. Angel From The Coast – Thin Lizzy – Mercury (1976) > buy link
  4. Fox On The Run – Sweet – RCA Victor / Capitol (1974/1975) > buy link
  5. Masquerade – Duesenberg – Nova (1977)
  6. Take The Money And Run – Steve Miller Band – Capitol (1976/1978) > buy link
  7. Misfire – Queen – Elektra (1974) > buy link
  8. You Can Really Do It (If You Try) – Rick Springfield – Wizard Records / Goldenlane Records (1974/2016) > buy link
  9. Izzat Love? – Todd Rundgren – Bearsville / Warner Bros. (1974) > buy link
  10. Tokeymor Field – Klaatu – Daffodil Records (1978) > buy link
  11. Come Around And See Me – Raspberries – Capitol (1972/2016) > buy link
  12. Like To Love – The Free Design – Project 3 Total Sound / Light In The Attic (1972/2004) > buy link
  13. Come And Get Your Love – Redbone – Epic (1973) > buy link
  14. Junior’s Farm – Paul McCartney & Wings – Apple Records /MPL / Hear Music (1974/2014) > buy link
  15. Telegram Sam – T. Rex – Reprise (1972) > buy link
  16. Back On The Street Again – Airbus – Guerssen (1970/2010)
  17. September Gurls – Big Star – Ardent Records (1974) > buy link