Stan Kelly

Monday, 10 November 2008

One of the real treasures in my record collection is an LP from 1963, with 15 songs specially composed on the Friden Justowriter by Stan Kelly:

All songs are about a very early computer, called the Justowriter. I have never heard of it, but based on the lyrics it was a machine that worked with punch cards. Here are the linernotes on the back of the sleeve:

Musically it may not be the best record in the world, but the are not much advertisement LP’s with songs about computers made in the early sixties, so you better enjoy this just as much as I do:




2008-11-11 07:48:46

Great find. Also with nice, gutsy liner notes. Especially the “instructions” are funny.

Robert Galbraith

2009-02-22 23:26:41

Hi, I would like to hear from you about this record. Stan Kelly-Bootle wrote some wonderful columns in the computer world. And his songs are worth hearing. Thanks

Alistair Banfield

2014-05-09 11:33:47

RIP Stan Kelly né Bootle!