Masked Marauders Vinyl Record


The Masked Marauders


Vinyl Record


Causes confusion




Listening to the record

Collected by

Warehouse 13



Date of Collection

October 1969


Origin[edit | edit source]

The Masked Marauders is a record album released on the Warner Bros. Reprise/Deity label in the fall of 1969 that was part of an elaborate hoax concocted by Rolling Stone magazine. In its October 18, 1969 issue, Rolling Stone ran a tongue-in-cheek review of a non-existent album that purportedly captured a "super session" of the era's leading rock and roll musicians, including Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney. The review claimed that none of the artists could be listed on the jacket cover because of contractual agreements with their recording companies. The editors involved decided to extend the joke by hiring a relatively obscure band to record an actual album and then secured a deal with Warner Bros. As an indication of how many people were taken in by the joke, the Masked Marauders fell just short of making Billboard's Hot 100.

Effect[edit | edit source]

This is one of the vinyl records of the Masked Marauders purchased by a teenager in 1969. When played, anyone that hears the record will be put into a state of confusion. The person that plays the record will not be affected.

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