I moved to York, Pa., about 12 years ago, and my wanderings through the area lead me to an interesting discovery: This was once the headquarters to the Record Club of America, a company that frequently advertised in 1970s-era comics.

Through a little bit of internet Google-fu and some on-site snooping, I've found a little bit about the company that duked it out with BMG and Columbia House, two more well-known music mail-in clubs.

You can read all about it in the latest entry at Comics on the Brain!

 

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Comment by Emerkeith Davyjack on August 2, 2011 at 10:01pm

...OOOOHH YEAAHH !!!!!!!!!!!

  I remember that 70s period when record club ads were all over our fave funnybooks .

  Nice to see this wriitten about !!!!!!!!!!!:-)

  Hey , as for records/audio music carriers , remember that some 1970s comics advertised these peculiar " HISTORY OF ROCK'N'ROLL/COUNTRY " " THE BEST OF 19__ " collections that were clearly some sort of bootlegs/slipping through the older laws about sound recordings unauthorized thingees ?????????

Comment by Lumbering Jack (M'odd-R8-Tr) on August 3, 2011 at 6:44am
I just found the official property listing for the Record Club of America site. Check it out here. The listing includes 4 images of the outside of the building.
Comment by Emerkeith Davyjack on August 18, 2011 at 3:12pm

...Dude !!!!!!!!! Uriah Heep ROCK ! Yeah , and like , when my chick and get close , you know what I mean , in my AMC van ( Man , that's a company that gonna LAST ! ) , a little " Easy Livin' " , and maybe Deep Purple with David Coverdale " Might Just Take Your Life " , and she's...Well , she DOES like that song by Sammy Johns about " she's gonna love me in my Chevy van " , oh , and some Hamilton , Joe Frank , and Reynolds , too...She's a girl , even if she's liberated , she's gotta get in the mood...( Euhh , heh heh , I like that " baby baby fawwin in love " myself song myself ! Blush ! )

  Oh , like wow , man , it's really great playing on this Realistic Instant ComputerSet to pretend that I'm writing to someone in the year 2011 , 36 - or is it 35 - years from now , I gotta get my other comics-collecting fan in our alternative high school , he's a good dude but he has funny hair and when his aunt took him to New York City - aren't they going bankrupt or something ? - he came back talking about this b*tch named Patty Smith - look at her album cover (in Crawdaddy ,m or is Circus , here Uh , I wouldn't buy it , man) ! Chick looks like a dude !!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Emerkeith Davyjack on August 18, 2011 at 3:17pm

...Gowsh , I hjope that President Ford - I think he's smarter than he looks , !!! - or the Trilateral Commission , or Henry Kissinger or Vice-President Rockefeller ( doesn't he like , take afternoons off or something ???  Are they gonna give him a serphent crown ??? ) don't , like , tap the phone here - We already had one president getting in trouble for that already !!!!!!!!!!! I mean like , MAN . Enugh's z'nuff awreddy !!!!!!!!!

Oh , and I gess it's " babeh babeh , fawwin in luv " ( blush .

  I mean , winners and losers are two of a pair...Shame . shame , shame on you if you can't dance , too !!!!!!!!!

Comment by Emerkeith Davyjack on August 24, 2011 at 2:48pm
...Well , now next-two-to-last.........
Comment by Kirk G on April 1, 2013 at 9:03pm

I never cancelled my membership. Fo you think I can still redeem my credit memo slips for albums???

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