The Loch Ness Monster
This would have to go on file as one of the stranger things I have encountered
And that's saying something.
A while back, while doing one of my incessant web searches, I kept bringing
up the Alex Harvey Band. Didn't find anything at the time, but they were all
for this spoken word album about the Loch Ness Monster. Apparently, Richard
had been incorporated into the META tags for the pages, but I couldn't figure
Finally, I found a site that had something about the album in more detail
than "it exists". It stated that he had done the intro for the record.
So I started a sort of half-hearted search (there's a lot of folks called
Calling it an album is a bit odd, according
to my own personal definition of the word, but it is a recorded work so
. . . It's a spoken word piece, done in Scotland of interviews of various
townfolk and people who have claimed to either have seen the Loch Ness Monster
or had involvement with those who have.
It came with a booklet, which was in the form
of a diary. By all accounts it's a rare record . . . not surprisingly, as
I find it doubtful that any spoken word album about the Loch Ness Monster
would hit the Billboard Top 100 list. Further, the accents of those that
speak on the record would likely try the patience of most American listeners.
(If you thought Trainspotting was hard to understand, give this baby a whirl)
As luck would have it, I was eventually able to uncover
a copy- elctronically, from some guy who'd encoded it from a cassette tape
he found hanging out in the attic somewhere. Anyway- when they say Richard
did the intro, they mean it. That's ALL he did. It's a cute intro, mind
you, but when you search for something like that, I guess you expect more
of an earth shattering sort of experience. Ah well.
I used to have an image of the cover which has somehow gone missing. If anyone could find one for me, that would be fab.