Saturday, February 08, 2020

Blind Item #8 - “Fools Gold” - an Intercerebellar blind item

If you’re awarded a gold record by the recording industry, you’d expect it would be a gilded copy of your own record. Not so with this 1970s country/folk legend.

Once upon a time, at a party he was hosting, he decided to play one of the many gold records he had. Upon removing it from its frame, placing it on the turntable and dropping the needle, he was surprised to say the least. What he heard was not his own album, but one by this 1950s rock legend who belonged to the same label.

26 comments:

yepthatsme said...

Damn, I read it as INTERSTELLAR blind, and thought to myself, finally!

17Steps said...

John Denver and Elvis

VirgilHilts said...

This is not a blind or anything new. Pretty much every gold or silver record handed to stars for selling truckloads of records are not the record they are being rewarded for. One of my favourite punk/new wave bands from the late 1970s early 1980s (The Jam) also played one of their gold records once and it turned out to be an ABBA record. Why you thought writing this "blind" would be interesting or worthy of writing is beyond me.

AwkwardTurtle said...

Waylon Jennings and Elvis For RCA record label?

squirrelmistress said...

maybe it's interesting to those of us that don't know everything like yourself.

sandybrook said...

Johnny Cash and Elvis Sun Records.

IndieRaga said...

+1....

earlybird2 said...

John Denver and Chuck Berry, RCA

gauloise said...

I find it interesting

Or we could have another Justin Bieber is a meth head blind, cause no one knows about that.

Colonel Blake said...

I find it interesting. As much of a music buff that I am, I didn't know about this.

Thia said...

I had no idea. Why would it not be the band's record? I am off to google.

MissDavie said...

I had no idea that gold records were real records that could be played. Are they at least real gold that can be pawned?

Bleu said...

The winner of the gold record didn't know -- why you think anyone else would know is beyond me.

Freebird said...

I had no clue! I thought they were replicas of real records & made out of gold.

David Andrews said...

Destroys you stylus also.

Freckles said...

Of think this is very interesting! I did not realize they were playable. I guess I'm just not as knowledgeable about boring insider information

CityGirl said...

Amen SquirrelMistress!! LOL!!!

Fifi LaRue said...

Yeah, Virgil is a genius.

Miss Jammy said...

It was Marvin Gaye that took his record down to play and it was a record of The Supremes also Smokey Robinson said that he rubbed the gold record to only find out it was spray painted gold

AussieBlogger said...

I'm with @Squirrel too.
Very cool info.
I never thought gold records would be playable.
@Miss Jammy, I wonder how many "Gold records" are actually made of gold. Poor Smokey.
Thanks for an interesting blind Enty.

Vita said...

+1

Jenni Westside said...

+1

Monkeyweather said...

Think of it more like an interesting and fun guessing game. Just harmless gossip.
Not everything posted here is going to be about crackheads, violence, and pedos.

T. W. said...

@squirrelmistress

EXACTLY

Rosie said...

@virgilhilts

If this were reddit, I would give you a downvote for acting like a know it all who thinks they speak for everyone here.

Unknown said...

This is Lee Greenwood - a number of gold records, and also sang "Fools Gold." Good title.

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