A friend of mine who owns his own record store recently bought a huge vinyl collection from someone, and amongst the mountainous mix of classics was a small stack of Hip-Pocket flexi disc records from the 60's. Despite an early career in record retail that spanned some 10+ years myself, I was a bit unfamiliar with these neatly packaged mini 45's that could be carried around easily in your hip pants pocket. I looked through the stack and, though it's unfortunately damaged, I immediately grabbed the one which contains two of my all time favorite Tommy James songs. Discogs' description is as follows: Hip Pocket Records were 3 7/8 inch flexi-discs manufactured from 1967 to 1969 by Philco, and came in colorful packaging that was about 6 1/4 inches tall by 5 inches wide, simply listing the two tracks with a photo of the artist or band.
SIDE ONE: I Think We're Alone Now
SIDE TWO: Mirage