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    Jay Lynch and Skip Williamson - Insert for Four Seasons LP "Genuine Imitation Life Gazette" (Phillips, 1968). One of the oddest record releases of the late 1960s was "The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette," by the popular vocal group the Four Seasons. This was an attempt to break away from their squeaky clean, lightweight pop image, and go for the "hip crowd" currently spending their cash on Jimi Hendrix albums instead of fluff like "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," and other Four Seasons' hits of the past. The album cover was mocked up to resemble a timely newspaper, and inside were these pages of "Underground Comix." The art was by two genuine UG artists, Jay Lynch and Skip Williamson, best known for their work in Bijou Funnies, but the content was a little on the tame side (except for a topless Little Orphan Annie), and was considered something of a sell-out by Lynch and Williamson at the time. Despite critical raves, the album laid an egg for the group; soon they were back to delivering pop tunes like "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)." The two pages offered here, printed in full color on newsprint, are now considered scarce examples of these two Underground pioneers' work. They have been matted, and are in Excellent condition.

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