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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:32 pm

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manny wrote:

It was filled with disco music.

Did you slap her? Very Happy


No, but imagine her horror when her little brother became huge fanboy of Alice Cooper,AC/DC and everything else she hated in music
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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:48 pm

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I'm sure most people my age remember seeing the ads on TV for numerous K-Tel collections, back in the pre-internet days these were good low-budget ways to check out songs by bands you weren't familiar with.

Here is one I bought in the summer of 1980, at first glance it kind of seems like an odd duck collection of songs, but this record perfectly captures what it was like listening to FM radio in the late 70s.



Side One:
Don't Bring Me Down - ELO
Dirty White Boy - Foreigner
Two Tickets To Paradise - Eddie Money
Too Rolling Stoned - Robin Trower
(Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Dream Police - Cheap Trick
Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) - Robert Palmer

Side Two:
Renegade - Styx
More Than A Feeling - Boston
Something's On The Move - Jethro Tull
Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' - Journey
Isn't It Time - The Babys
Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
Hold The Line - Toto

I literally played this record until it was worn out.

Think I'm going to make a Spotify playlist to relive this one, it was an important record in my musical development.

That's funny............ I just saw that at a Goodwill today and almost picked it up!
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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:56 pm

I have these two(again) after I lost them many years ago:


Side One:
BLACK SABBATH - Trashed
Y&T - Mean Streak
DOKKEN - Breakin' The Chains
ZEBRA - Who's Behind The Door
DIO - Rainbow In The Dark
KROKUS - Screaming In The Night
KISS - Lick It Up
Side TWo:
RAINBOW - Street Of Dreams
IRON MAIDEN - Run To The Hills
RUSH - Tow Sawyer
TRIUMPH - A World Of Fantasy
TWISTED SISTER - You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll
VAN HALEN - Dancing In The Street




Side One:
Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water
Nazareth - Razamanaz
Motorhead - White Line Fever
Def Leppard - Rocks On
Rainbow - All Night Long
Side Two:
Status Quo - Roll Over Lay Down
Whitesnake - Aint No Love in the Heart of the City
UFO - Lights Out in London
Gillan - Unchain Your Brain
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:34 am

Did any of these K-Tel comps have exclusive or different tracks (live, edits, remixes, etc.) on them? Just curious.

Also, it's funny how we collectively have fond memories of some of these comps, yet would vomit out our eyeballs at the mere mention of "Now That's What I Call Music" collections. Nostalgia or elitest d-bags? You decide Razz

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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:38 am

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Did any of these K-Tel comps have exclusive or different tracks (live, edits, remixes, etc.) on them? Just curious.

Also, it's funny how we collectively have fond memories of some of these comps, yet would vomit out our eyeballs at the mere mention of "Now That's What I Call Music" collections. Nostalgia or elitest d-bags? You decide Razz

A bit of both!!!
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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:41 am

Allrighty then.

Kurt, can we get this forum changed to "Heart of Nostalgic, Elitest D-bags"?

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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:20 am

MetalGuy71 wrote:
Allrighty then.

Kurt, can we get this forum changed to "Heart of Nostalgic, Elitest D-bags"?

Laughing very hard

Well, in all fairness those "Now that's what I call music" comps suck and full of crappy songs.... at least K-Tel released different albums for different genres.
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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:35 am



Are you really going to argue the validity of a Gino Vannelli song? surprised And those "Now..." comps feature different genres too, if I'm not mistaken.

Alls I'm saying is that someday in the far off distance, someone just may very well wax nostalgic for a "Now That's What I Call _____" cd that they listened to as a kid and will want to plug into the data port in the back of their neck and import a playlist with Sisqo's 'Thong Song' or do the macarena with 'Los del Rio' Razz

They aren't any different that what K-Tel did 30 years ago. But ,yea, we had better music back then. Laughing very hard

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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:06 pm

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Are you really going to argue the validity of a Gino Vannelli song? surprised And those "Now..." comps feature different genres too, if I'm not mistaken.

Alls I'm saying is that someday in the far off distance, someone just may very well wax nostalgic for a "Now That's What I Call _____" cd that they listened to as a kid and will want to plug into the data port in the back of their neck and import a playlist with Sisqo's 'Thong Song' or do the macarena with 'Los del Rio' Razz

They aren't any different that what K-Tel did 30 years ago. But ,yea, we had better music back then. Laughing very hard

Do they have different genres? I didn't know that...... K-Tel put out some crap too.... and you are correct, we did have better music back then..... even the crap pop music was better than what is passed off as "pop music" today!
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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:42 pm

Yea, I'm pretty sure they have country/pop/Christmas/dance versions, all equally sign

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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:28 pm

MetalGuy71 wrote:
Allrighty then.

Kurt, can we get this forum changed to "Heart of Nostalgic, Elitest D-bags"?

That doesn't sound half bad, actually......

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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:00 pm

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Yea, I'm pretty sure they have country/pop/Christmas/dance versions, all equally sign

LOL!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:01 pm

Axe Attack quite literally changed my life!!

LP1
1. Rainbow - All Night Long
2. Gillan - Running, White Face, City Boy
3. Judas Priest - Breaking the Law
4. Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever
5. Scorpions - Make It Real
6. Girlschool - Race With the Devil
7. UFO - Doctor Doctor
LP2
1. AC/DC - Highway to Hell
2. Whitesnake - Ready & Willing
3. Iron Maiden - Running Free
4. Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion
5. Mahogany Rush - You Got Living
6. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
7. Motörhead - Bomber

That was my introduction to Heavy Metal.

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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:10 pm

K-Tel was a local company. Even had the industrial Blvd that they were located on named after them [K-Tel Drive]! Sadly, they got bought up by Navarre or Roller Blades or some other company. Still have tons of K-Tel comps in my store for cheap though!

http://unclesaxon.musicstack.com/
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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:19 pm

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Search their archives...

http://www.ktel.com/classics.php

The "Hooked On Classics/Swing" series was part of my parents collection for sure. There was another one I had as a kid that had a bunch of silly songs on it. I gotta find that one.




Goofy Greats , perhaps ?

http://www.retrohound.com/k-tel-and-ronco-goofy-greats-funky-favorites-and-looney-tunes/



We had that one back in the day and I thought it was great.
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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:31 pm

Nah, Dumb Ditties...


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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:33 pm

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Nah, Dumb Ditties...



Hmmmmm, I never heard of that one.
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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:40 pm

I had the "Ronco" variation:

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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:41 pm

Oh Dumb Ditties is a classic, alright. Who could forget this...


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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:51 pm

I have this in my collection...


If You Wanna Get to Heaven --Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Train Train---Blackfoot
The Devil Went Down To Georgia--Charlie Daniels Band
Ramblin Man--Allman Brothers Band
Rockin' Into The Night--38 Special
Jim Dandy-- Black Oak Arkansas
Flirtin' With Disaster--Molly Hatchet
Amie--Pure Prarie League
Let Your Love Flow--Bellamy Brothers
Fooled Around And Fell In Love--Elvin Bishop
Keep On Smilin' --Wet Willie
So In To You--Atlanta Rhythm Section
Midnight Rider--Greg Allman
There Goes Another Love Song--The Outlaws
Heard It In A Love Song--Marshall Tucker Band
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PostSubject: Re: K-Tel compilation albums   Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:54 pm

And I have this one...

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