The Parlophone Laughing Record – scaring listeners since 1925
We all know someone who always bangs on about how music was so much better back in the olden days before computers started programming robots to rap into Pro-tools iPods, or however it is music is made in the 21st century.
Over the page you will find proof that people who say such things are a) silly over-generalisers, and b) twats. OK, b) may be a little harsh, but tell me this – who, in this day and age, would record and release a record full of increasingly maniacal laughter? OK, Aphex Twin would. But who else?
“The Parlophone laughing record” – that’s what it’s called on YouTube, which makes it more or less fact – apparently dates back to 1925, and perhaps shows what a world approaching global depression sounds like. If EMI release something similar this year, you know it’s time to stock up on canned goods.
Check out the hysterics over the page…