There is one album cover in the archives that deserves a special place in hell or history…I’m not sure which. It might be something to take up with one Norman Goldstein, the photographer responsible for the cover photo, if he’s still kickin’ around.
The hair, the lipstick, the cigarette, the skirt, the pantyhose, the heels, the ironing board, floor buffer for the (no doubt) asbestos tile floors, ceramic tile backsplash, stainless countertops, the white cabinets, metal handles, black rubber toe kick, wall-mounted foil dispenser, coffee percolator and the Kleenex product placement are all too much!
I’m guessing it was pressed in the 60’s based on the address on the back that reads, “449 West 49th Street, New York 19, N.Y.,” and the heavier vinyl used for the record itself.
Entitled “Music to Make Housework Easier,” this instrumental compilation has the following quote (pictured) on the back which renders me speechless.
“Here then, is MUSIC TO MAKE HOUSEWORK EASIER—music for you—to put sparkle into the everyday dust and wash and cook routine—to add color to luncheon—to enhance cocktail hour—and to welcome the evening in all its brilliance.”
Makes you feel like skipping through a meadow…like song number six on Side 2, “Aprons Away.”
Let me be the first to tell you that I accept the fact that I am not the best housekeeper on the planet. It’s a fault. BUT when I do housework, I want loud driving rock and roll playing at a decibel that will wake the neighbors. There’s always a chance they’ll offer to help.