Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Childrens Bizarre: The Story of Fire + The Story of Thunder & Lightning (Child Guidance Records)

Folks, after obsessing for months over the visual amazements on display over at the incredible 50 Watts, I've humbly decided to start a new blog that's heavy on oddball visual culture. I'm calling it The Childrens Bizzare. It'll be dedicated entirely to weirdo kids ephemera. Basically, I want to feature illustrations, books, toys, music and videos, originally made by or marketed to kids, which come across as particularly strange or even creepy, bordering on inappropriate. I do find it somewhat funny that, now that I have a three year old son, I've up & started collecting the sort of vintage kids stuff that I feel compelled to hide from him. Go figure. Literally top-shelf artifacts, with plenty of Hi Resolution Scans. And reader submissions are VERY welcome. If you have any specific ideas for content, please drop a comment at the new spot, or email me at this brand new address: childrensbizarre[at]hotmail[dot]com

With that, I present TCB's very first LP rip. The Story of Fire + Thunder & Lightning must be one of the most frightening & inept story-time educational records ever made. Its one in a series by "Famous" Child Guidance Records of Philadelphia, PA. They "Make Learning Fun". Just listen to these highlights, and try not to get the creeps.



Download: The Story of Fire + The Story of Thunder & Lightning (@ The Childrens Bizarre)

http://childrensbizarre.blogspot.com/

The banner is still in-progress, but I've definitely decided to retain the Bizzare misspelling. Seems like a kind of a Bob Ross flavored "happy accident."

7 comments:

musique said...

You know Struwwelpeter? It traumatized whole generations of german kids ;)

Will, 50Watts.com said...

Cool, glad to know 50 Watts partially inspired it.

Now I have to start a music blog!

Wieldling said...

Creeped.

Already enjoying the new blog, dude, well done. Cool to get tuned into 50 Watts, too.

meltedrubbersoul said...

New from the inventors of thalidomide!

nicholab said...

@musique -- excellent call. i do know struwwelpeter. its exactly the oddball (in its case, firghtening) spirit of kids lit that i'm hoping to explore at the CB. i have already, in fact, posted about struwwelpeter here at GC, have have plans to expand & improve a repost with my own scans, etc, over yonder. perfect suggestioon & much appreciated.

@will -- thanks so much. 50watts is basically my second favorite place on the internets (after holywarbles). its an honor to have you here & thanks so much for the link action, too. you rule.

@ always happy to hear it, wieldling!

chance said...

that's incredible.

Susan said...

Would love a re-up of this pretty please with a Guinness on top? The dl link only leads to the annoying Internet vs Holly. redirect page. Boo! :( Thanks much and enjoy your fantastically bizarre finds.