Wednesday, September 08, 2010
I finally figured out where I had stashed this. It's a sticker about 4 inches square that I never stuck to anything, and which had come inside the jacket of some record I bought back in the 80s. This was the logo I kept an eye out for back then because I generally liked everything I heard from it. Such as: Cirith Ungol, Stryper (first album), early Mojo Nixon, Agent Orange, and I'm sure several others I can't remember right now. The actual logo on the records was just the funny-looking graphic thing without the word "ENIGMA." On every record I have from them, side "A" has the track list for both sides, listed as "this side" and "the other side." Side "B" was just the Enigma logo.
It reminds me of other stickers I wish I had kept and not stuck to something, like all those Pink Floyd stickers that were in the Dark Side of the Moon album. I don't know how I managed not to lose or destroy this one for so many years.
But then, the box it was in holds another 30-40 items of musical memorabilia which are no longer seen in stores and which I intentionally stored away because I suspected that someday they wouldn't be around anymore. Long ago I thought they might actually become collectible. I don't think that anymore, but I still have them. Try and guess what they are if you like and I'll start posting some scans pretty soon.
So: there are two hints. They have to do with music but they aren't actual recordings, and they're scanable (scannable?).