Sunday, October 23, 2016

Celia and the Mutations

Artist: Celia and the Mutations
LP: 7" single
Song: "Mony Mony" 
[ listen ]

After a visit to Niagara Falls, an overnight stay on the shores of Lake Ontario at Golden Hills State Park, and a delicious breakfast at James Brown's Place, I stopped in at Bop Shop Records in Rochester on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Sadly, I had to choose between visiting Bop Shop or the George Eastman Museum, since both are open on Sunday afternoons, but closed on Mondays. 

Bop Shop had a few museum pieces on hand (nifty old picture-sleeve 45s by The Beatles and Rolling Stones, etc.) priced at $50+, but they also had lots of good stuff, and tons of 45s, priced for regular people to buy too. This 1977 single by Celia and the Mutations (these particular mutations are reportedly The Stranglers) was only $6, and I also found 7-inches by The Walker Brothers, The Monkees, Grace Jones, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Jay and the Americans, and more..all for between $4-$8 each. You can read about Celia and her Mutations here; it's too bad she didn't have a bigger hit and become a star. I think it's cool that she's basically a punk rock Glenda Jackson.

[ Bop Shop Records — Rochester, NY ]

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