Mae West "Way Out West" LP (1966)
Details: Looks like new! 70s glitz-y cover shot of Mae West with 70s font design and a bunch of members of what look to be the fake Beatles "In this album, Mae rocks and rolls to an especially selected repertoire of the latest rock'n'roll hits, backed by the dynamic young group Somebody's Chyldren." Monophonic, baby. This is a wacky, wacky, cool, album. Radical!
Description: "LP with mini-poster and gatefold liner notes insert, including a biography by Rory Guy (associate editor, Cinema Magazine).
Liner notes (heavily edited):
"Tower Records takes extraordinary pride in introducing its sensational new rock'n'roll discovery - MAE WEST.
It is singularly appropriate that Mae West should be recording an album of rock'n'roll hits. Mae West has been rocking 'em in their seats, and rolling 'em in the aisles since long before the term rock'n'roll was invented.
In this album, Mae rocks and rolls to an especially selected repertoire of the latest rock'n'roll hits, backed by the dynamic young group Somebody's Chyldren. Her voice is torrid. Her beat is sensational. Her rhythm is like no other rhythm in the business. When she sings these emotional lyrics, they take on deep and feelingful meaning. It's as though Mae was made for rock'n'roll, and rock'n'roll made for Mae."
Grade: NM (Cover) / NM (Record)