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Mrs. Miller's Greatest Hits

Oh, the humanity!

I've spent a lot of time contemplating the mystery of Mrs. Elva Miller from Claremont, California. I have to conclude that her recording career is one of the cruelest practical jokes ever devised by the record industry.

For the most part, the flubs on Frank's Vinyl Museum are the result of serious artists and serious record producers badly missing the mark. Mrs. Miller's album is definitely over the top, but I get the very sinister feeling from the liner notes that while Miller herself may have been completely serious about what she was doing, whoever coaxed her to make this album was laughing on the inside, and probably egging her on to be even more extreme. The sarcasm is very subtle, just enough to give the wink to record collectors like us while keeping poor Mrs. Miller in the dark. References to her "impeccible diction" and "scintillating delivery" abound, as well as the accolade "one of the most interesting voices extant... one that brings to mind the tonal qualities of a Florence Foster Jenkins or a Mrs. B. J. Fangman". Jane Morgan's Fresh Flavor LP, featured elsewhere on this site, contains similar sentiments, but at least she can lay claim to some prior recording history.

I almost feel bad for exploiting Mrs. Miller this way, but once you listen to her songs, you'll know why her fans can't resist her. Enjoy!

Mrs. Miller's Greatest Hits
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Songs:

Downtown (MP3) Brace yourself for the best rendition of 'Downtown' ever!
A Hard Day's Night (MP3) Beatle butchering at its very best.

See Also: Fresh Flavor

Your Comments:

Music Lover says:
I love the carpenters tunes:

http://www.wingmusic.co.nz/listen.html (06-10-2003)

SLUGGO says:
UNBELIEVEABLE!! (06-10-2003)

GibbyTheMole says:
Oh... My... God...

This is the single funniest thing I have ever heard. I am on a quest to find this record. By the way, for a great article on Mrs. Miller, go here:

http://www.coolandstrange.com/elva/elva.html


Un-frickin' believable. (06-08-2003)

DJ says:
Rock on sister, never too old to rock (06-06-2003)

Dominique Scheiber (scheiber.dominique@wanadoo.fr) says:
HALLUCINANT ! Jamais rien entendu d'aussi...spécial; (06-05-2003)

slippy says:
this album would make a great novelty gag gift for any music lover!!! Good fun (06-01-2003)

BenSniffenGlue says:
I can't stop crying... (05-28-2003)

ItsMeTalkin says:
I was never exposed to music like this in my music appreciation classes in college. I now feel complete. I have never smiled to music quite like I have to this!

Here's to you Mrs. Robinson.. oops... Mrs. Miller! (05-28-2003)

Malikai (malikai@cyburslunt.com) says:
oh my god.. i am hooked.. (05-26-2003)

tearexe says:
Huh, well, you might start out laughing in wonderment but if you're at a party where this is being played, and your evil host responds to each complaint by turning the volume up, you will wind up having to choose between leaving the house or growing a brain tumor. It's the worst torture I've ever been through, and I feel sick for Mrs. Miller if she was serious in her efforts. (05-23-2003)

Jim Borgmann (JGatormann@aol.com) says:
I, too, own this album. In fact, I sought it out for years at old record shops. Picked it up for $5 about 15 years ago.

Funny is when you play it while your wife has a mouth full of soda and spits it all over the kitchen upon hearing "Hard Days Night" for the first time. (05-22-2003)

Gravy Dog (kpearson@budweiser.com) says:
I can't believe I'm not the only one to own this album!
Both of her albums make me pee myself ,
She is f*ing hilarious! (05-22-2003)

Sinatra (secret_henrik@hotmail.com) says:
I acctually have this album.....does that make me
cool or what?!

Well it's really my dads album but I have borrowed it
permanently. (05-21-2003)

Froggy says:
Hey, Droopy! I know French bashing has become somewhat of a national sport in the States, but please refrain from infecting otherwise nationalism-free forums. By the way, you're everything but funny.
Sorry, too pissed-off to praise Mrs. Miller right now. (05-21-2003)

john doe says:
She is just bad. I miss some sort of humor.
Another bad performer is Eilert Pilarm
http://eilertpilarm.to/#
go to LYSSNA (listen) (05-21-2003)

Ullabella says:
Hoho värsta gamla tanten!!!!!!!!!!!! (05-21-2003)

Original Reaper says:
It's music like this that makes me stop being a suicidal maniac and turns me into a homocidal maniac.

Thank you, Mrs. Miller. (05-20-2003)

protocol says:
mrs miller is HOT !!!!! oh no wait I'm looking at the Olsen twins. (05-20-2003)

Odette says:
J'ai entendu cette chanson à l'émission Les Refrains de Radio-Canada diffusée tous les après-midi à 13h30:

Hilarant! À pisser dans sa culotte...

Je crois que je vais me procurer ce disque pour épater mes hôtes lors de mes futurs dîners débiles...hhahhahhahhha... (05-20-2003)

kompressaur (kompressaur@email.com) says:
I've started a Mrs Miller cover band in awe of such talent. (05-20-2003)






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