Flip Side Records: Display-Promo Items
Amos, Tori-Providence Performing Arts Center-Saturday August 24, 1996- Poster- - - 17" x 26" unused Marquee, style concert poster (block lettering-no photos or graphics), also billed: Willy Porter Band, licensed original, not a repro, bought directly from artist, black letters against red background.
Beatles-"Talking" Ad for "Hard Day's Night" DVD Reissue- Printed Folder- -Billboard Magazine 8/24/02 - 2002 magazine ad for the Miramax DVD reissue of The Beatles' movie, "A Hard Day's Night". Ad appeared once only in Billboard Magazine & takes the form of a glossy 10 3/4" X 8 1/2" silver folder, with images of The Beatles taken from the movie, photos of the DVD cover, hype about the DVD release, etc. Most-striking feature of the ad is a tiny microchip with speakers implanted inside it. When the folder is opened, the chip begins playing the opening of "Hard Day's Night"!! Our research shows that these cards typically have about 140 plays in them. This one has been played perhaps 20 or 30 times. Front cover shows 2 vertical creases. Back cover has paper stuck to it along the entire right edge where it was originally glued into a copy of Billboard. Shipping charges same as for 1 LP.
Crosby, Bing-Decca Records Felt Record Cleaner- Display-Promo_Items- N/A-none - Very cool vintage Bing Crosby record cleaning brush (or duster), used to remove dust & dirt from the surface of a vinyl disc (we believe that this was originally intended for 78's, although it works just as well with other speeds). Our guess is that this is from the late 40's. Top side looks like an old political button, but has Bing's head and signature on a yellow background. Item is rounded, and underside is black felt, still in fine condition, perfectly usable for it's original purpose. This is the ancestor of the Discwasher cleaner, used widely in the 70's and 80's. We have seen these once or twice only at antique shows, but always very worn. This one is in top condition. Cool Bing Crosby and audiophile collectible!
Dylan, Bob-Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award- poster- -Columbia/Sony (US) - (Approx.) 1991 promotional poster (22 1/2 x 39"), issued to publicize Dylan's 1191 Grammy "Lifetime Achievement" award, which Sony no doubt hoped would boost Dylan's back-catalogue sales as well. Poster uses a nice early to mid-1960's image of Dylan singing with the harmonica rack on. Dylan's most popular catalogue albums are depicted in the bottom right corner. There is a bit of mounting gum on the backside of the poster which (as we could not easily remove it) we covered with clear plastic tape so that it would not damage the poster. Poster shows moderate creasing/handling (mostly around the edges). (PLEASE NOTE: we have weighed the poster down with clear cassette cases to photograph it-this is what you see in each of the 4 corners. Poster is in a rolled state. Official grade is EXCELLENT PLUS. Shipping charges will be the same as for one LP.
Dylan, Bob-The Bootleg Series, Volumes 1-3- poster- -Columbia/Sony (US) - (Approx.) 1991 promotional poster (22 1/2 x 39"), issued to publicize the then-new Bob Dylan box set, "The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3", which was the first signifigant reissue of Bob Dylan rarities since the "Biograph" set many years earlier. Poster uses great early image of Dylan in the recording studio playing harmonica. Poster also has a detachable bottom flap with info about the box set. I guess the idea was that this could be removed and discarded if the owner wanted to frame or mount the poster after the publicity campaign was over. Poster shows minor creasing and handling only. There is a bit of mounting gum on the backside of the poster which (as we could not easily remove it) we covered with clear plastic tape so that it would not damage the poster. Poster is in a rolled state. Official grade is Near Mint Minus.
Flaming Lips-Promo Bookmark- Bookmark- - - 1990 promotional bookmark, issued by Restless Records to promote the Flaming Lips album, "In a Preist Driven Ambulance". Bookmark dimensions are 7" x 1 1/2. Condition is very clean and uncreased with a tiny bit of corner wear. Shipping cost same as for 1 45/7".
Flys-Holiday Man Counter Display- Display Item- - - 7"x5" counter display with base, unused condition, with color group photo and album cover from "Holiday Man" - (M) - $5- Order
Garbage-Palladium-October 28, 1998- Poster- - - unused Marque-style poster (no photos or graphics), large black lettering against glossy pink background, also billed:Girls Against Boys, 17" x 26", licenced original, not a repro, bought directly from artist.
Green, Adam-Jacket Full of Danger: Shrinky Dinks- Dispay-Promo Item- -Rough Trade - 2006 promotional item, issued to promote the new album by Adam Green, "Jacket Full of Danger". Our understanding is that this set of 4 "shrinky dinks" was available to fans who were able to-briefly-order them online. For the record, shrinky dinks are clear plastic squares which are oven-baked by the recipient. They then shrink and thicken greatly to become small, hard plastic squares with intensified graphics. This set has NOT been pre-baked. Set is unused in a thin plastic jacket with a cover sheet that has baking instructions.
Luscious Jackson-Avalon-Tuesday March 25 1997- Poster- - - unused 16" x 19" concert poster, black and white graphics utilize photo of smiling 1940's WAC, band logo in red, looks a bit like 40's recruiting poster! nice visuals, licensed original, not a repro! #201 of 375 copies, dated and initialled by artist.
Marilyn Manson-Strand Theatre-1996- Poster- - - unused 16" x 23" concert poster, also billed: NY Loose, black and white graphics feature photo of woman bound and gagged, black lettering surrounded by patches of pink or green, good visual effect, licensed original, not a repro, bought directly from artist, #181 of 200 copies, dated, numbered and initialled by artist.
Mighty Mighty Bosstones-The Strand-Thursday May 16, 1996- Poster- - - unused Marquee-style concert poster (block lettering-no photos or graphics), also billed: Amazing Royal Crowns, Honkeyball, licensed original, not a repro, bought directly from artist, black letters against blue background-17" x 26".
Orbison, Roy-Mystery Girl- Poster- - - 24" x 36" promo only poster, pre-matted, isued in 1989 to promote "Mystery Girl" album, eerie Black and White image of Roy appears to anticipate his death in that he looks eerily lifeless in the blurry photo!!, one corner seriously bent, three corners only slightly so, poster overall in nice condition!! cool artifact!!
Presley, Elvis-1997 Calendar- calendar- - - Hallmark calendar, 11" high standup, early photo of Elvis in action on stage approx. 1955, small calendar with detachable pages on guitar, official Elvis Presley Enterprises product - (SS) - $10- Order
Rancid-Palladium-Saturday October 31- Poster- - - 17"x 26" unused Marquee-style concert poster (block lettering-no photos or graphics), also billed: Hepcat & Ducky Boys, poster specifies "Halloween" night in fractured lettering, licensed original, not a repro, bought directly from artist, black letters against red background.
Verve/The Verve-Urban Hymns (Promo Poster)- Poster- - - Really, this might be the handsomest Rock poster we have seen! It was issued to promote the Urban Hymns album in 1997. It's a beautiful silver mylar poster with black images and the group name in gold. The group photo used on the poster is different from the one on the CD cover. This is a promo-only item in UNUSED condition. It is visually stunning! Ships for $4.00 in the USA. (Contact for international rates.)
Violent Femmes-Rendon Inn-Friday December 27/Saturday December 28- Poster- - - unused 13 1/2" x22 1/2" concert poster, "A Post Christmas Jam With", artistic design evokes folk art-primitive block drawings of heads and torsos, Femmes logo in faux-Western lettering, brown print against white background, #61 out of 75 copies, signed by artists, licenced original, not a repro, bought directly from artist.
Zombie, Rob-Palladium-Sunday November 1, 1998- Poster- - - 17" x 12" unused Marquee-style poster (block lettering-no photos or graphics), also billed: Monster Magnet & Fear Factory, "All Saints Day" concert, licensed original, not a repro, bought directly from artist, black letters against green background.
Zulus-Down on the Floor- Promo Poster- - - 11 1/4 x 22" pre matted poster, promo onlyu to promote their Slash LP, Boston art-noise group featuring Rich Gilbert and two other members of Human Sexual Response, approximatly 1990 release, artful montage of photos skeletal x-rays against a purple background, two corners crimped, very clean condition.