About Vintage Stuff

The aim of Vintage Stuff is to display some of the ephemera that I have collected, often inadvertently, over the years. I am now deliberately seeking out interesting old adverts, screen shots, leaflets, obscure record covers, picture postcards and illustrations; anything that catches my eye, in fact. They will be mainly, but not exclusively of UK origin (so many vintage blogs appear to be American) and almost always a scan from something that I actually have in my collection, rather than off the net. If you do re-blog, please acknowledge the source. Further stuff, mainly photographs, can be found on my Flickr pages, via the Benny Hill record cover.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Magic D7

When Midland Red disposed of 10-year old BMMO-built D7 class 4111 in 1964, it turned up in the USA, seeing use as a promotional vehicle at Hollywood's Universal Studios. The old girl later turned up on the cover of The Who's 1968 album Magic Bus - The Who On Tour. Despite the title, it was a studio album, only released in the US. I don't know how long the bus survived in the States, I just hope that it wasn't given to Keith Moon to play with!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Stutter Rap

Or Stutter Rap (No Sleep til Bedtime) to give it it's full title, this being a 1988 parody on Gangster Rap (No Sleep til Brooklyn) by the Beastie Boys, which had come out the previous year. Morris Minor and the Majors consisted of comedian Tony Hawks, on the right in the picture on the record cover, together with Paul Boross and Phil Judge.

The cover featured, appropriately, a splendid red 1950 split-screen moggie convertible, RVW 178, a car still with us today.

If you really want to hear the song, here is the official video, although sadly, the moggie doesn't appear. The chap in the blue wig at the end of it is former Queen bassist, John Deacon.