Herb Alpert y su Tijuana Brass

This record is in a “South of the Border” album cover, which, though put out by A&M (his own label!) is a Venezuelan pressing. The actual record here, completely different, is on the Fermata label from Venezuela, which I’ve never seen before– it has a huge seven pointed blue star in the middle. The amazing thing is:  if there’s going to be one Herb Alpert record in any given random pile, it’s supposed to be “Whipped Cream…” This record promises to be an “other delight”– but unfortunately it’s unplayable. I did put it on, but got worried at the difficulty the needle was having making its way through the grooves. I sent the disk to the lab for analysis and got back the disturbing results that the record indeed contains whipped cream– but actual whipped cream, dried, of course. There are also traces of melted cheese, refried beans, Hostess cupcakes (?), dried beer, some kind of tequila, lime juice, and sugar concoction, salsa (the food not the dance), various varieties of hot sauce, bong water, and remnants of “The Lonely Bull.”

3 Responses to “Herb Alpert y su Tijuana Brass”

  1. May 19, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    the “whipped cream” on the cover is actually shaving cream, I heard that in an intervie2w with herb albert once (he has financed “the yes men”

  2. 2 littleastronaut
    May 19, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    I tried to shave with whipped cream once, YOW!

    I looked up Herp Albert on Wikipedia, it says he was the “A” in A & M records, along with Randy Moss (the “M”) but can you believe Wikipedia? After all, it aint exactly set in granite!

    It also says his foundation financed the Yes Men which is kind of totally shocking to me, since he’s like totally rich and plays trumpet and all!

  3. May 23, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    There is a Goodwill store in LA whose flooring is made entirely out of surplus copies of Herb Alpert records, I hear. Or did I already use that joke (which isn’t even mine) here?

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