Saturday, February 9, 2008

Godzilla- KIng of the Monsters (Wonderland Records, 1977)


My first exposure to this little audio treasure as a child was via a neighbor kid, who owned a copy of this vinyl, which I finally bought years later in my teens when his mother was having a yardsale. Interestingly enough, due to the fact that I didn't own a turntable that worked at the time, I never got to listen to it, and it's one of those curious things from my teens that disappeared during my divorce.

A company whose name escapes me at the moment re-released it on audio cassette as a quick cash-in on the 1998 Tri-Star movie...I purchased a copy then...and, I honestly believe I've never listened to that copy, either.

It wasn't until about three years ago, when I ran across yet another vinyl copy of it did I actually finally get the chance to listen to it again after about 20 years, and surprisingly it still holds up...

It's a fun slice of late 1970s children's audio...with what I believe to be Herb Trimpe artwork on the cover swiped from the first issue of the Marvel Comics Godzilla series from around the same period this album was produced....

Track Listing:

01 Godzilla Versus Amphibion
02 Godzilla Versus The Alien Invasion

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1 comment:

Brian Mays said...

Stumbled across this today. Interestingly enough, this is now a downloadable album on iTunes with 3 extra files.