Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Transcription Mystery Disc #155

This is a 6.5 inch Audiodisc brand acetate recording. It spins at 78 rpm and has a center start.  It's a good thing it starts at the center because the lip had a bad dent making the outer laps unplayable. It's also spent some serious time in the sun. The lacquer has faded to yellow in bits, something I've only seen rarely. The dust washed off easily and the audio beneath is quite nice. I've ripped both sides and spliced them together. The sides are labeled but not with dates or names just as "Lang As MC" and "Party - Lang as MC" But it's cursive so maybe that L is a J, the g could be a y. So maybe that's Jany not Lang... My confidence is low with cursive. I hate cursive.

Larry's Drunken Party

The recording of of some drunk people at a party. Larry announces that he is "full of beer." Some guy nicknamed "Red" says hello and burps. Jay Stewart makes duck noises. Someone else is trying out the word mañana. Drunk people shouting into the microphone, drinking, singing, telling half a joke then drinking more. It's pretty funny. But it seems destined to remain unidentified. The song they sing at the end doesn't ring any bells, might be a school song. That's my only hope for a clue.