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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Mingering Mike

Mingering Mike. "...Between 1968 and 1977 Mingering Mike recorded over fifty albums, managed thirty-five of his own record labels, and produced, directed and starred in nine of his own motion pictures. In 1972 alone he released fifteen LPs and over twenty singles, and his traveling revue played for sold out crowds the world over.How is it that such a prolific musician has gone under the radar for the more than thirty years? The answer is that it all took place in Mike's imagination, and in the vast collection of fake cardboard records and acapella home recordings that he made for himself as a teenager in Washington, D.C. in the late 1960s." Also... The Search for Mingering Mike at NPR.


Rockin' Jeff said...

My best friend and i used to make covers and new labels for crappy old 45s when we were kids too. Of course we did punk rock themes because we were white and living in the mid 1980s. And we also had xerox machines...
I actually managed to save one copy of one of 'our records,' The rest- lost to the ages.

What a cool story! Thanks for passing this along.