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Japanese obi strip
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: June 15, 2006 01:51

Around 1982 the Stones EP's from the early 60's were reissued
in Japan in a 12" vinyl format. In the red area at the top of
obi strip there is a sealed, minature condom.

A few years ago friends dropped by with a Japanese exchange
student they were hosting. Somewhere during the conversation
I produced a couple of the albums and asked if she could translate
or tell me the meaning of the condoms. But she became quite embarrassed
and only said something like "This means Rolling Stones is very sexy"

So does anyone know the significance or meaning of these items?





ROCKMAN

Re: Japanese obi strip
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: June 15, 2006 02:09

Mini condoms?

I learened that in 1944, D-day, the allies gave out the really big, I mean huge, condoms to protect the rifles from sand and water - AND to worry everyone who found one.

but mini-condoms? might be a bit insulting?
but funny, hehe

lets see a translation, plz.

Re: Japanese obi strip
Posted by: Erik_Snow ()
Date: June 15, 2006 02:27

Very interesting and funny Rockman, and open-g....mega condoms! That's a bit like those freaks who's making footprints reminding of Zeti in the snow.
I think ChrisM on this board speaks Japanese...

Re: Japanese obi strip
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: June 15, 2006 02:32

Yeah where is ChrisM...The 'sisco Kid



ROCKMAN

Re: Japanese obi strip
Posted by: Adams ()
Date: June 15, 2006 02:36

hahaha, those Zetis are pretty scarysmiling smiley

Re: Japanese obi strip
Posted by: Toru A ()
Date: June 15, 2006 02:49

It says "excitation syndrome is contained" and also "let's face stark-naked Stones".
It was a pun for Stones music and enlarged size from 7 to 12.
Either way, it was in poor taste.

Re: Japanese obi strip
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: June 15, 2006 03:30

Thanks Toru...



ROCKMAN

Re: Japanese obi strip
Posted by: drbryant ()
Date: June 15, 2006 03:42

That is just weird -- only in Japan. with all due respect to Toru A, a looser, but more accurate, translation might be:

OVEREXCITEMENT
Protective Equipment
Contained inside

See the Stones Naked
suddenly, you're excited

from 7 inches to 12 inches!!

Re: Japanese obi strip
Posted by: Erik_Snow ()
Date: June 15, 2006 03:57

That's a much more believable translation.

Re: Japanese obi strip
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: June 15, 2006 04:17

Yeah makes a lil' more sense...thanks drbryant



ROCKMAN

The condom releases
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: June 16, 2020 00:37

Anyone else here remember the Japanese (I think they were) releases of some of the Decca catalog, that included little condoms that presumably you were supposed to put on your turntable spindle to prevent, you know, various diseases? They were the funniest thing I think I have ever seen. I have a couple of them, 12" EPs I think, but they may have issued the entire catalog like that. Any stories about this, how it came about, or anything else interesting to note? They were just in the record bins at my local Tower Records one day and I couldn't resist. Plus they sound fantastic.

jb

Re: The condom releases
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: June 16, 2020 00:56

Wait...what? What in the world are they doing to the poor spindles?


Re: The condom releases
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: June 16, 2020 01:02

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ROCKMAN

Re: The condom releases
Posted by: dmay ()
Date: June 16, 2020 02:27

Amazing the topics that come up here for consideration. This brought a flashback to when we lived in Baltimore and two of our neighbors were a gay couple, Dennis and George. They were into buying and selling antiques, specializing in various niche items. One of these was antique condom covers and ads for the same. Condoms once came in cardboard and metal containers, similar in size to little aspirin tins, back in the day. They even published a book on the condom covers and ads, some of which are great looking pieces of art. George was also a songwriter whose main claim to fame was co-writing the Connie Francis hit, "Lipstick On Your Collar". George was amazed that, years after its popularity, he still managed to pull in $20000 or so annually in royalties from the song.

Re: The condom releases
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: June 16, 2020 03:34

I knew you would be the one to ask, Rockman, thanks for the link!

Funniest promo thing I had ever seen, that's why I had to grab a couple.

jb

Re: The condom releases
Posted by: Chris Fountain ()
Date: June 16, 2020 03:39

Condom source leaked grinning smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2020-06-16 03:43 by Chris Fountain.

Re: The condom releases
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: June 16, 2020 03:48

First Condon Machine I ever saw was in the
rest rooms of The New Orleans Tavern in Chapel St Melbourne

And the graffiti below it read ......

@#$%& tough bubble gum



ROCKMAN

Re: The condom releases
Posted by: Chris Fountain ()
Date: June 16, 2020 04:01

Logic suggests Super Bubble versus Bazooka Bubble Gum for ruggedness

No comics with Super Bubble...

Re: The condom releases
Posted by: mighty stork ()
Date: June 16, 2020 04:17

I have a couple of those releases. I haven't broken the seal on the condom yet.

Re: The condom releases
Posted by: mighty stork ()
Date: June 16, 2020 04:17

I have a couple of those releases. I haven't broken the seal on the condom yet.

Re: The condom releases
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: June 16, 2020 04:18

.....quiet love life storkeeee ????



ROCKMAN

Re: The condom releases
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: June 16, 2020 05:22

Well it would be way too small for me!

From the linked thread: "from 7 inches to 12 inches!!"

that must refer to the fact(?) that these were included with the special edition Japanese 12" EP form that originally were issued on 7" EP?

I have the very two pictured in that thread and both those were originally 7" EPs now on 12" (5 X 5 and Got Live If You Want It).

jb

Re: The condom releases
Posted by: StonedAsiaExile ()
Date: June 16, 2020 07:49

Quote
dmay
Amazing the topics that come up here for consideration. This brought a flashback to when we lived in Baltimore and two of our neighbors were a gay couple, Dennis and George. They were into buying and selling antiques, specializing in various niche items. One of these was antique condom covers and ads for the same. Condoms once came in cardboard and metal containers, similar in size to little aspirin tins, back in the day. They even published a book on the condom covers and ads, some of which are great looking pieces of art. George was also a songwriter whose main claim to fame was co-writing the Connie Francis hit, "Lipstick On Your Collar". George was amazed that, years after its popularity, he still managed to pull in $20000 or so annually in royalties from the song.

Cool story! Thanks for posting smileys with beer



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