A Magical Meshuga Tour Guide

December 22nd, 2008 | admin | No Comments | Categories: Blog, Press

  • From the opening images of an eerily serene Barry Manilow and a pelvis-thrusting Neil Diamond, the album covers in “And You Shall Know Us by the Trail of Our Vinyl” are so perfectly dated—and hilariously kitschy—that it’s impossible to look away. The product of two men’s obsessive record collecting, the book examines 20th-century Jewish history through the prism of old LPs: holiday albums (“The Moishe Oysher Chanukah Party”), comedy (Rodney Dangerfield’s “The Loser”), Latin influence (“Bagels and Bongos”), even the sounds of war (“The Six Day War, Recorded Live!”).

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