I Like Records 16
In a bunch of records I bought for the store recently there was a Kansas record called Audio Visions. The back cover is a 1980’s vision of what the future of pre-recorded musical entertainment would be. It’s a drawing of a typical rock dude of the day; wild eyed (look at them, they’re really fucked up ), longish hair, and a budding molestache. The “dude” is in front of a contraption that looks like an old console TV with a record player on top. Except that the record playing is an audio/visual LP (hence the title) that shows the band rocking out, while you can hear them rock out. The “dude” is tearing off his headphones in a sweaty, wild eyed frenzy. So pumped up from the audio/visual overload that is Kansas (remember, their big hit was Dust in the Wind) that he’s off to pillage like a viking, or maybe get drunk and pass out in his truck at the strip club, or possibly work out an impossible physics equation, or perhaps write a sonnet. Whatever it is, he’s off to do somethin’. Somethin’ rockin’.