Silly Little Discs

A pair of oddities tonight. If you find this stuff boring, don’t worry, I’ll have some actual music sometime later this week.

Data Age










This track was taken from a flexi-disc, produced by the video game company Data Age, as a means to promote their Atari 2600 line-up. What you’re looking at up there are the front and back images from the disc. While the disc itself is transparent, it’s glued to a piece of cardboard that has that amazing/horrible artwork on one side, and the advertisement for Data Age games on the back. Click on the image for a HUGE version of it, and bask in its silliness.

This is a promotional record that is advertising something, but it’s not really a commercial, since at no point does it  actually mention anything concrete about the games. It’s more like a bizarre audio collage of themes and scenarios from the games.

From all accounts I could find, Data Age’s games were total garbage, but they sure did know how to craft a creepy and effective audio promotion. This shit is weird. If I was a little kid in the 80s (and hey, I totally was) this would simultaneously make me want to play Data Age games and scare the everloving shit out of me. Seriously, this is a freaky recording. The Resident Evil guys should track down the audio designer behind this thing and give whoever that is a job.

I would love to talk to someone who was involved with this release. If you did, or you know anyone who did, let me know. I find stuff like this utterly fascinating.

Talizman – Ultraman 80 Picture Disc
Ultraman 80 Theme Song
Let’s Go UGM!










The response to my crazy Japanese anime soundtrack post was so strong that I figured I’d feature the tracks on this cool little disc as well.

Ultraman is an on-again/off-again live-action (but sometimes animated) Japanese TV series about giant aliens fighting on Earth. It’s like Godzilla meets The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. It’s great Japanese cheese, and a lot of fun if you like that kind of thing. There have been about 80 billion Ultraman TV shows over the years, and these songs were from Ultraman 80, the Ultraman show that aired, you guessed it, in 1980.

Since these tracks are from a picture disc, they kind of sound like shit. But that disc sure does look cool doesn’t it?

2 Responses to “Silly Little Discs”

  1. Fictional Queen says:

    wow, that’s pretty cool!

  2. Jason Kiger says:

    Wow… ok, I gues you do know what it is!! haha nm on my other post

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