Thursday, February 17, 2011
Mike Roger and His Machine Guns "Dance the Slop" 45 West Germany 1963
The plan for today was to post the Mike Roger and His Machine Guns song "Dance the Slop" and the similar, German-language B-side. The accent of "Mike Roger" would tell any native speaker of English that that was not the man's birth name. In trying to figure that out and trying to figure out if the record were from Germany or elsewhere in Europe (my copy, bought in an American record store years ago for $3, has no picture sleeve) and get a release year for it, after recording mp3s of the single I did a (very) little research.
Immediately I discovered that the 45 has already been posted on the excellent Berlin Beatet Bestes blog, which I had somehow forgotten about and has now been added to the blogroll at right. I'll send you there to hear the music, see the pic sleeve - which is more than I can provide - and get the whole story on the so-called "Mike Roger." Since this was my planned post for the day and I already did most of the work necessary to provide it only to discover that someone else did a better post than I could... that's going to be my updated content for today. I'm sure that Andreas will appreciate the traffic; he does an excellent job with the records he presents.
This weekend I will be posting at least one LP that I have never seen available at any blog, so be sure to visit again in a few days for that! From now on I search for the record first and work on the post later!