From its cellophane outer casing to the smell of ink when it's removed from its cardboard cover, it possesses the authentic feel of a late-1970s vinyl record album.

But this isn't some limited-edition audio gem locked away in a baby boomer's basement. This is the Minnesota Timberwolves' primary plug for doubling their 2014 NBA All-Star Game dividends.

Channeling memories of Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi's famous Saturday Night Live skit-turned music act-turned hit 1980s film, the Timberwolves created and distributed a double-sided album dubbed "The Bruise Brothers: All-Star Edition." The cover features Blues Brothers-inspired black-and-white renderings of big men Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic, whom the franchise hopes to send to New Orleans together next month.

Fans voted in Love as a Western Conference starter. But now president of basketball operations Flip Saunders is lobbying hard for Pekovic to join him Feb. 16 at New Orleans Arena.

But he's not the only entity making noise.

Shipped out to the Western Conference coaches -- who will vote for the All-Star Game's reserves -- and members of the media, the Bruise Brothers records feature actual songs but fantastical track names such as "Stay Outta My Lane," "Be My Screen," and "It Was Only a Pek." One side of the vinyl is labeled "Side 42" for Love's jersey number, while "Side 14" is dedicated to Pekovic.

The song lengths correspond to a stat line posted by either player this season. For example, "You're the Outlet To My Heart" on Side 42 is listed as 36 minutes, 11 seconds long (Pink Floyd would be proud).

Love scored 36 points and pulled down 11 rebounds Dec. 30 in a loss to Dallas.

The albums sent to coaches include a letter from Saunders, who maintains that under the old All-Star voting format, Pekovic would be a shoo-in for inclusion. But fans and coaches no longer vote for five separate spots; simply backcourt and frontcourt players, regardless of position.