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When I was at Big Grub I stumbled upon my first Lounge CD at the now closed Tower Alternative. A Tower Records store that sold mostly imports and lesser known bands located at “the Lab” (anti-mall) as they call it.

Since then I’ve lost the CD. I may have left it at Big Grub or Maybe our music guy has it (or maybe he destroyed it) or I may have just lost it though I don’t really see how so I’m guessing the CD goblins took it. Probably out with their buddies the sock monkeys that steal only one sock of a pair.

Anyway, I’m searching all over the net for that CD because I was in love with 2 of the of songs on it and I MUST HAVE THEM. Unfortunately it looks like my search is next to impossible. I mostly likely have the name of the CD wrong and I’m sure it was published by a very small company so it probably no longer exists.

First, no I’m not turning into Seymour from Ghost World but .. ah .. wait, I’m 36 and still single, and I have about 15 Lounge CDs … maybe I am Seymour. But anyway, I stumbled across this site in my search. This guy really is Seymour as he has nothing better to do than to photograph all his way cool album covers.

But, cooler still, are the “separated at birth” covers. Scroll down the left window to near the bottom and click on a few. About 1/2 are practically duplicates. For example these two, these two, these two, these two which I think one was clearly a parody of the other. I’ll leave you to decide which is the parody :-p

  • kongorilla
    Have you tried gemm?

    Even if you don't have the title quite right, a few searches on gemm might get you closer to the real name, if not someone to buy the cd from.

    http://www.gemm.com/

  • greggman
    Kewl!

    I checked out that site and well, maybe I found it. I think it's this CD but I'm not 100 percent sure. I couldn't find any sites that had samples of all the songs and although I think the first track is one of the two songs I'm was looking for I don't remember it being the first track on the CD I had. Plus I have quite a few lounge CDs though most of them are in storage in East LA so it could be that this CD is one I still have and I'm just getting confused.

    I ordered it though and I'll check it when it gets here.

    I doesn't seem like the spy movie style theme that's the second song I'm looking for would be on an album called "Exotica".

  • bionicroach
    Have you ever heard of Esquivel?

    He is probably considered the father of wacky bachelor pad lounge music. Check out his Cabaret Ma�ana or this collection

  • greggman
    Yes! That's the CD

    I finally got that CD in the mail and it was the CD I was looking for. I found it through that gemm site and was able to order it through Amazon Japan which means I didn't have to pay international shipping!! The songs I was looking for are the 1st and 4th songs on the CD. I'm not sure why I didn't recognize song #4 from the Amazon site. Maybe I forgot to listen to it.