2003   DECEMBER 1   #335

The Groupies

Back in my vinyl-crawling days (high school, late '70s-early 80's) I came across this sociological chestnut, the late 60s groupie scene captured on Earth Records from Alan Lorber Productions. It cross-referenced well with my Zappa & the Mothers records and my interest in late 60s vinyl & pop culture.

From the back cover: "Bringing two girls in at a time, he (Lorber) put them in separate booths facing each other for a lifelike stereo effect..." (gotta have it in stereo!) "...I think ‘The Groupies" will sell for a lot of reasons. For those on the scene but removed but removed from this particular activity, there is a double-edged fascination... For parents of teenage daughters, it will be the scare record of the year."

- Lou Ming, http://clik.to/moss, petemosslives@hotmail.com

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(Images courtesy of Lou Ming)