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I've been archiving and collecting music of all sorts (And actively posting my finds on the Mei Clover Youtube Channel) Though it's been a long time since I'd found something pertaining to this blog. Somehow though, I managed to find something from Great American Audio Corp I'd never seen - at a local thrift store! I am shocked I've never come across any of their other tapes here, since I don't live too far away from New Rochelle, NY, where GAA used to be based.
The tape I'm sharing today is 1988's Fifteen Minute Stress Break. It features Dr. Lee Pulos, who appeared on many guided meditation tapes during the 1980s. It's your standard guided meditation, set to sounds of the ocean. However, what really makes this tape stand out is the B-side. It's a fake radio show featuring a gruff-voiced man called Dr. Stanislov Murray, who has his own (fake) radio show called Murray Talk. It's basically a poorly done commercial for other Great American Audio releases disguised as a poorly done satire of radio call-in shows where people ask inane questions to the overly cocky host. I've never heard anything like this before on any other GAA releases, and it totally baffles me that this weirdness would be on the B-side of a relaxation tape. At the end of the A-side, a narrator announces "Now for something completely different. Please turn this cassette over to side 2".
I'm putting the tape in one audio file so you can get nice and relaxed and then immediately listen to the oddness that is Murray Talk.