Nick here: It gives me great pleasure to introduce a long-awaited moment in the Dime Boxedonia household: Mike's Music Pantheon, Series 2...complete with a guest post from Dad!
Like Series 1, this set is the handiwork of the uber-talented Gavin of "Baseball Card Breakdown" fame, a set of 18 unsung musical heroes, the names selected by my dad and the custom cards put together with the help of Gavin's immense talents (he also sent me a few excellent baseball card trinkets I'll feature in a later post). Dad and I agree that these turned out absolutely fantastic, and that Gavin really needs a job at Topps already.
And so, once again, it's time for me to get the heck outta here and hand the mic over to the one and only Dime Box Dad himself!
Presenting Mike's Music Pantheon, Series 2!...Gavin outdid himself with the designs...good ol' Topps to oddballs! Another series of musical should-be icons!
Sometimes I forget people who are super well-known to me aren't as well-known in the non-record geek populace!...In the UK and elsewhere, everyone knows Slade & Noddy, while Gram and Roky are revered by any music snob (haha!)...
Some architects of sound...Arthur Lee and Love took the dark side of hippie-dom mixed with Bacharach classical leanings...father of guitar-slinging Lowman Pauling of the 5 Royales...the blue-eyed soul pioneer Dan Penn...and Michael Brown, the baroque-rock genius behind The Left Banke...
'70s-shoulda-been-huge: Peter Laughner died young and (mostly) unreleased, while Willy DeVille blazed a cool cat trail while occasionally getting a play on the radio...Robert Quine's idiosyncratic guitar graced many records, The Voidoids, Lou Reed, Matthew Sweet...the list goes on!
'80s shoulda-been-huge: the forever-righteous D. Boon, the doomed Bob Stinson...and the all-arounder Ben Vaughn...heard the cover of "In the Street" in the That '70s Show theme before they used Cheap Trick? That was him!
And two lovely and talented gals! Sandy Posey went from studio receptionist to a couple hit singles and singing on some Elvis records! Glenda Collins (from the Joe Meek stable of artists) never had close to a hit, but had one of the great lost singles of the '60s...look up "Something I've Got to Tell You" on YouTube!
Hope ya enjoyed this new set...Nick & I already have ideas for Series 3!...and thanks again, Gavin!