Category Archives: Fucking Weird!

Johnny Mauldin – I’ve Lost You b/w Vivera’s Soul (Richochet Records, c.1970s)

It’s weird. It’s from Texas. What more can you ask for? Well, in the case of Johnny Mauldin it gets even better because this was recorded in Mineola, Texas, the tiny town where my parents live. This track is similar to the GnR classic “Used to Love Her” except in this case the murdered woman also comes back to haunt him. Charming, huh?

Johnny Mauldin -Vivera’s Soul

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Alice in A Wonderland of great Standard Hits – Alice Hitchcock (Mr. Ree Records, 1960?)

Alice Hitchcock is in her middle forties and has had, and is still having, a very colorful career in the music world. Studying pipe organ at the early age of 15 years, she heard Ethel Smith and soon turned to the Electric Organ.  “Miss Hitchcock plays a solid, full organ and with a man’s strong touch,” Charlie Dawn of the Chicago Tribune wrote. Alice hails from Chicago. She wrote both words and music of “Walk on the Moon.”

Walk on the Moon – Alice Hitchcock

The Thrasher Brothers – Cherokee County Fair (Prestige Productions Records, 1978?)

The Thrasher Brothers are a semi?-well known gospel oriented group from  Birmingham, Alabama. (Let’s assume they mean in “Brothers” in the “Bro” sense, there are nine of them after all.) Not a lot of info turned up on this LP, but I have to wonder if this wasn’t some kind of fundraiser or promotional item for an actual event, the “14th Annual Cherokee County Fair,” which is repeated again and again as a refrain throughout the title track.  My copy is autographed. Don’t be jealous.

I am going to hold this up as a prime example of Goof-core.  You aren’t familiar with this genre becuase I just invented it. It’s a mix of country, pop and nonsense. It’s sincere without taking itself seriously. It’s wacky but never outrageous. It’s an inexpiable wholesomeness and a corny joke. You get what I’m sayin’ here? It’s Goof-core and you heard it here first. Let me know what y’all think.

Thrasher Brothers-Cherokee County Fair (download&stream)

John Teter – If I Can Help Somebody (Benson Records,

From the liner notes:

“This record is dedicated to my wife Carol and daughter Pam for without their support this record would not be possible.

I want to thanks those who prayed for me during my time  of sickness and have continually encouraged me in pursuing God’s will in my life. Thank you to the members of the First Baptist Church of Maysville, Missouri; and also to th epeople of Dekalb Country for your support. A special thanks to my mother and father for providing me with a Christian home and for giving me the opportunity to study music. I pray that this record will glorify the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

God loves you, and so do I.”

Come On Down – John Teter