Electric Lovecraftland by the Bay

Courtesy of LJDopp.com
Detail of H.P. Lovecraft portrait.
SF Weekly just published an article about Shaxul Records in their “In Store” column about local record shops in San Francisco.

Stone Clement runs Shaxul Records with a partner who, because of the exoteric absence in the article, evidently must not be named, in a hole in the wall joint specializing in Heavy Metal band music.

While the Shaxul proprietors pride themselves in stocking H.P. Lovecraft inspired Metal on vinyl, I bet their carcinogenic PVC riddled inventory does not include such classics as HPLHS’s “If I Were A Deep One” from their legally challenged “A Shoggoth on the Roof” album. (Some Broadway composer took offense at the commercial availability of said parody.)

I also doubt you’d find the Dagon Tabernacle Choir’s stirring performance of “Carol of the Old Ones,” or one of the many songs from HPLHS’s Solstice Carol album such as the bouncy “I Saw Mommy Kissing Yog-Sothoth.

And finally, you really must have a crown of thorns stigmata in the head to believe they have a copy of the following pop culture karaoke ripoff renamed “Hey There, Cthulhu.”

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