Record Player Design Mimics Auto Styling – Part 1
February 1, 2007
by Dave Schmidt
Funny how some of the record players from the late 40s and early 50s looked like the smiley end of those Bulge-Mobile autos sitting out in those first suburban driveways. In this case, they both look kind-of mean: the 1949 Buick Roadmaster, and the Arvin 302 record player. If you liked the Buick, but couldn’t afford it – you could always get the record player instead and get the same basic mood. .
NAME THAT GATEFOLD
Speaking of those mid-century vehicles – here’s just the middle of a front cover of a great gatefold – 70s LP art inspired by the truckin’ days past. I gave you the name of this southern rock-blues-country group. But what’s the album title?