Album of the Day: Missing Persons Mini LP
Album: Missing Persons Mini LP/ 4 songs
Artist: Missing Persons
Year Released: 1982
How Obtained: I purchased this with my babysitting money at the JCPenney outlet store on Chapman Avenue in Garden Grove.
Summary: It is interesting that there is no standard as to what constitutes an LP versus an EP versus an expanded 12 inch single. I have many bits of vinyl with 4-5 songs on them and they are all labeled differently.
After my earlier purchase of the J. Geils Band album, I found myself turning away from Top 40 music and pop. This was probably fueled in part with my acquisition of a ghetto blaster complete with tape deck and decent AM/FM reception; a significant upgrade from my previous radio- a white, hand-held transistor radio which only transmitted AM stations. This relegated me to listening to the Mighty 690 a large majority of the time. With the acquisition of the AM/FM radio I was able to explore the dial. Before listening to KROQ I used to listen to a station on the very far right of the dial, I have no recollection of the station call letters, and that’s where I first heard Missing Persons. The DJ was very excited because it was a side project from Frank Zappa’s drummer, Terry Bozzio.
One day while perusing the racks at JCPenney, I saw the album and had to have it. Musically, it’s held up fairly well.
- Destination Unknown
- I Like Boys