I finally had a chance to go junking. Usually luck is not on my side as I'm pretty picky but today was a good day.
I picked up a rather unique and ornate vintage mirror frame (sans mirror), an old industrial crate and other smalls. My biggest score cost me a whopping $1.60 - including tax.
Pickwick's 1974 Sounds To Make You Shiver LP. Love this one! The artwork is fantastic. In fact there is so much going on on the front cover that it takes some time to identify all the creatures and ghoulish scenes. The back cover features a flaming skull and the LP itself also has has skull artwork.
This record is designed for Halloween fun - designed to make the chills run up your spine, and small children climb to the safety of their parents' laps.
Turn the record on and the lights out, then prepare for a visit to a haunted house, complete with banging shutters, eerie screams, the hoot of an owl, the squall of a cat, the growl of a dog... scraping chains, stealthy footsteps, howling winds, rain on the window pane, maniacal laughter, a witch's screech, moans and groans.
"Sounds to Make You Shiver" is an ideal record to play on Halloween night within earshot of the the front door - then you'll throw a little reverse fright into the tricks-or-treat gang of small fry in their sheets and masks.
Side one is dedicated to Visit to a Haunted House while the flip side has the individual sound effects.
If you're looking for this one it's pretty easy to find. Although I can't guarantee you'll snag it for a buck sixty.