Generation X-Valley of the Dolls / Shakin' All Over- 45- Stereo-Chrysalis (UK) CHR 1193 - 1979 UK picture sleeve 45, Orig. Punk on tan-swirl vinyl! Glossy black cover with great photo of Billy Idol and the boys. B-side was not on "Valley Of The Dolls" LP, neither side is currently available on CD!! Sleeve is quite nice, vinyl shows only a few very light marks (and you have to look hard for them) and plays nicely. - (NM/NM-) - $10- Order
Green Day-When I Come Around: Studio Version plus Live at Woodstock Version- CD- stereo-Reprise Pro CD 7205 - 1990 promo-only compact disc release by Green Day. Features 2 versions of the song, "When I Come Around": the 2:58 min album version, and the 2:53 minute live at Woodstock version, which is unique to this CD! Packaged in a standard jewel case with custom sticker on the front, and with rear insert with custom artwork. MINT cover, MINT disc.
Haircut 100-Fantastic Day/Ski Club- 45- Stereo-Arista Clipd 3 - 1982 picture disc. A side has band performing live in rural setting, B side has info. "Fantastic" is non-album track recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon. With clear custom sleeve. Appears unused. - (NM) - $10- Order
Idol, Billy-Shock to the System (Promo CD with Electronic Presskit)- CD- stereo-Chrysalis DPRO-04718 - 1993 promo only compact disc release. Issued to promote "Cyber Punk" CD. This was a pretty cool item in the early 90's, taking advantage of the latest technology to provide a 'Computer Press Kit' on a MacIntosh floppy disc. Triple gatefold digipack cover houses a CD single with the title song, "Shock to the System", a special pocket for the floppy disc, and a "read me first" paper insert with directions for the disc. Cover shows slight wear. Discs are both MINT.
Jam/ The Jam-Town Called Malice / Precious- LP- Stereo-Polydor (Canada) PDSX 2196 - 1982 release, 33 1/3 RPM 12" release by seminal UK Mod Punk band The Jam. A Side is one of the group's best songs. This is a sealed copy that comes in a plain white jacket with a custom sticker on the front. Disc is, of course, Mint and unplayed!
Jam/The Jam-Precious (Extra Long Maxi Version) 5.55 / A Town Called Malice (LIVE Version recorded at Hammersmith- LP- stereo-Polydor (Holland) 2141 483 - 1982 release 12" 45 RPM EP (with small center hole) by the Jam. Comes in custom picture sleeve that shows only slight wear (esspecially at edges and corners), creasing and a tiny tear at top left. The disc is clean, glossy and Mint.
Japan-Sometimes I Feel So Low/Same- 45- Stereo/Mono-Ariola 7727 - 1978 yellow-label Promo 45 RPM release by Japan. "Sometimes I Feel So Low," written by "David Sylvian, can be heard in both Mono and Stereo mixes on this Promo-only single. Disc is Mint and glossy. - (M) - $4.99- Order
Madness-Michael Caine / If You Think There's Something- LP- Stereo-Stiff (UK) Records 196 - 1981 release 33 1/3 RPM 12 inch by UK Ska/Pop outfit Madness. This 12" is still sealed. Comes in a handsome picture sleeve jacket (with a great photo of Michael Caine on the back cover), which shows only slight wear through the shrink at the bottom left corner. Disc within is, of course, MINT and unplayed. Hard-to-find Stiff original 12"!
Mission of Burma-The Definitive Editions (Promo CD)- CD- stereo-Matador OLE 730-2V - 2008 14 track promo-only compact disc by seminal Boston Art-Punk band, Mission of Burma. CD was released to promote Matador's remastered reissues of the 3 Mission LP's (with bonus rarities). Songs on this CD are drawn from Matador's new versions of "Signals, Calls, Y Marches", "VS", and "The Horrible Truth About Burma". Track listing: Academy Fight Song, That's When I Reach For My Revolver, This Is Not a Photograph, Red, Trem Two, Mica, Weatherbox, Ballad of Johnny Burma, That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate, Forget, Fun World, All World Cowboy Romance, Heart of Darkness (Live). Housed in standard jewel case. No booklet-back cover insert only. Disc is MINT and unplayed.
Nirvana-Rockford Interviews- CD- stereo-Rockford RVCD 201 - 1996 CD release, featuring 2 lengthy interviews conducted by "Crazy" Chris Telly with Kurt Cobain and Nirvana members in 1991. Front cover insert unfolds into a six part gatefold mini-posted. Disc is picture disc with electric red image of Kurt at the microphone. Cover and disc are both Near Mint. Out of print.
Pezband-Self-Titled- LP- Stereo-Passport Records PP 98021 - 1977 33 1/3 RPM LP release by New Wave Power Pop band, Pezband. Tracks include "Baby It's Cold Outside", "It's Only a Girl" & "It Was Alright." Guest musicians include John Payne, Clarence Clemmons and Randy Brecker. Cover is clean showing light wear only and a small cut corner at bottom right-no stains, creases, tears, writing or seam splits. Disc is Mint.
Great Power Pop LP in top condition!
Pixies-Velouria- CD- Stereo-4 A.D./Elektra 66616-2 - 1990 release, 4 track CD maxi-single by Boston's own Pixies. Title track "Velouria" was popular on college radio when it came out. The remaining tracks, "Make Believe", "I've Been Waiting For You" (from Neil Young's first album), and "The Thing," are all non-album tracks and are hard to find. Cover and disc are both Near Mint. Nice Pixies item!
Pop, Iggy-King Biscuit Flower Hour Radio Show- CD- stereo-King Biscuit 97-38 - Promo-only radio show CD, from the popular weekly show, "King Biscuit Flower Hour", which features live in-concert recordings of top Rock acts. This show features Iggy Pop at the Channel in Boston from 1988. Tunes include "Instinct", "Power and Freedon" & "Search & Destroy". Iggy is in top form here, newly sober and at the peak of his powers! 12 complete tracks! Show originally aired 9/15/97-9/21/97. 58 minute running time, complete with announcements and brief commercials. Includes original 2 page cue sheet. Disc is Near Mint. Completely unavailable commercially!
Prime Movers-Matters of Time- LP- stereo-Throbbing Lobster Bisque 3 - 1984 33 1/3 RPM 6 song EP by Boston's Prime Movers. The Movers were contemporaries of the Real Kids & the Lyres, and had substantial draw in the area. Sound of the band is Garage-fueled Punk, with strong echoes of Husker Du. Tunes include "Smash the Mirror" and "She'll Never Know". Cover is near-perfect, but for a small tear on the back. Vinyl is Mint, possibly unplayed! Nice Boston Punk artifact!
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.
Sharkey, Feargal-Feargal Sharkey (self-titled UK debut LP )- LP- stereo-Virgin (UK) V2360 - 1985 33 1/3 rpm LP release by Undertones frontman & vocalist, Feargal Sharkey. This was Sharkey's debut solo LP, containing the international hit, "A Good Heart". Copy at hand is an original UK first press. Cover is clean and glossy with slight creasing only (small dent to bottom left corner. Disc is housed in original custom inner sleeve with lyrics & graphics similar to the album cover. Vinyl has high gloss, showing only one 1 1/2 spindle mark on side 2 which does not affect play. Dics plays clean with rich sound and almost no surface noise.
Simple Minds-Belfast Child/Mandela Day/Biko- LP- stereo-Virgin SMXB3 - Deluxe limited edition UK 12" release from 1989 by Simple Minds. 3 song 12", with elaborate box-style cover & double inner sleeve (cutaway box with custom Simple Minds sleeve inside. Includes four mint 8 1/2 X 11 glossy Black and White photos from Belfast Child video. (We have scanned one to show you.) Box edges have collapsed along top, but are intact at left and bottom edges (this is pretty much inevitable with an item like this once it is placed in a stack of records). Shows some wear along top edge as well. Cover is otherwise quite clean. Disc is glossy and Near Mint. Wonderful collector's item for fans of the group.
Siouxsie & the Banshees-An Interview With- 45- Mono-Sioux 1 - Picture disc with small spindle hole. 2 color photos of Siouxsie in concert. With clear outer sleeve. Early 80's release. A few light marks, good condition overall. - (EXC+) - $8- Order
Skewbald-Grand Union- 45- Stereo- - 1991 release 7"/45 with picture sleeve by Skewbald, the post-Minor Threat project with Ian Mackaye and members of The Faith. Glossy picture sleeve cover is Near Mint with a slight corner crease at top left. Disc is Mint. This is a 1st pressing on cool clear vinyl. The sleeve has no song titles. Includes 2 unnamed songs.
Early Emo 45!
Skin-Saddle / You're The Best- LP- Stereo-EOD 12-001 - 1985 release, 33 1/3 RPM 12" single by Boston New Wave era art rock band Skin led by sax player, flautist and percussionist, Ken Field (best known today for his work with Bird Songs of the Mesozoic since 1988). Other members include Rick Rondeaux and Jay Potts. Disc is Mint. Cover is Near Mint in the shrink. - (NM/M) - $4.99- Order
Skin Yard-Inside the Eye- LP- stereo-Cruz CRZ 027 - 1993 33 1/3 RPM LP release by Seattle Rock band, Skin Yard, led by guitarist Jack Endino. LP has the classic Seattle sound-comparisons to Soundgarden and Alice in Chains are in order here. Endino is best-known, however, as a producer for Sub Pop Records, and for his work with Nirvana (he produced all of "Bleach" and half of the "Incesticide" tracks). Cover (cut corner top right) is Near Mint-no stains, tears, splits, or writing. Disc is Near Mint.
Stranglers-Black & White-LP (Includes a bonus EP)- LP- Stereo-United Artists UAK 30222 (UK) - 1978 release 33 1/3 RPM UK 1st press LP including bonus white vinyl 7" by The Stranglers. Tracks include "Nice 'N' Sleazy," "Do You Wanna" and "Curfew." Laura Logic plays sax on "Hey!"This 1st press comes with all the extras: the custom inner sleeve with lyrics, the black sleeve for the 7" and the original EP title card (Mean to Me/Tits/Walk on By). Condition is excellent. The cover shows slight wear only and a little wrinkling along the right edge-tears, writing, seam splits or stains. The EP grades NM. Vinyl is clean and glossy showing a few minor, light marks only. Plays clean with almost no surface noise.
Great UK Punk original in top condition (with all the extras)!
Talking Heads-Selections From TALKING HEADS Once In a Lifetime (Boxed Set)- CD- stereo-Sire PRCD 100102 - 2003 promo-only compact disc release by Talking Heads. Disc was issued to promote the box set, "Once In a Lifetime", and 16 tracks from that release. Track list includes most of the band's greatest material, and serves as an excellent "best of" collection which was never available in stores. Track listing:
1. Love -> Building On Fire
2. Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town - Alternative Version
3. New Feeling - Alternative Version
4. Psycho Killer
5. Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
6. Take Me To The River
7. lLie During Wartime
8. Cities - Alternative Version
9. Once In A Lifetime
10. Burning Down The House
11. This Must Be The Place
12. And She Was
13. Wild Wild Life
15. In Asking Land
16. Lifetime Piling Up. Cover and disc are MINT.
Talking Heads-Take Me to the River (EDIT)/Thank You For Sending My Angel- 45- mono-Sire SRE 1032 - 1978 45 rpm vinyl disc by Talking Heads. A side has the short 'single' version of the hit song, "Take Me to the River". B side has album version of 'Thank You'. Vinyl is clean & glossy with a few light marks only.
Third Rail-It's a Surprise / Take That- 45- Stereo-Longview LV 8006 - 1980 release 45 RPM 7" with picture sleeve by Boston New Wave era band Third Rail headed by vocalist Richard Nolan. The sound of the band, with chippy, pulsating rhythms and hiccuped vocals, is roughly comparable to the Cars (sleeve notes in fact give thanks to Rick Ocasek of the Cars) . The sleeve shows some creasing towards the top and grades excellent. The disc (from a clean DJ collection) is clean, glossy and Mint. Rare small-label Boston Punk/New Wave 7" with picture sleeve.
Third Rail-Rondy Rush/Sweet Jane- 45- stereo-Rat Records RR 5283 - 1976 45 RPM 7" release by seminal Boston New Wave/Punk band, Third Rail. Band was led by Richard Nolan, and included Fred Pineau (later in The Atlantics). Sound of band was heavily Lou Reed influenced (as evidenced by the B-side cover of "Sweet Jane". Release on Rat Records (a by-product of the legendary Boston Punk club, The Rat, AKA The Rathskellar) and co-produced by owner Jimmy Herald. Disc is Near Mint.
Tubes (Autographed 45 P/S)-White Punks on Dope- 45- Mono/Stereo-A&M-1733 - 1975 45 RPM 7" release, with picture sleeve, by the highly theatrical Rock
group, The Tubes. This classic song by the group (produced by Al Kooper), is
featured in 2 versions: 3:20 min special edited stereo version and 3:30 min
special edited mono version. Copy at hand is both a white label promo and
autographed by lead singer/frontman Fee Waybill. Original picture sleeve
shows slight creasing and cut corner at bottom left-no stains, tears,
splits, or writing. Disc (white label promo) is clean, glossy, and Near
Velvet Monkeys-Rake- CD- Stereo-Rough Trade RUS 102 - Full length commercial release, 1990, out of print. Indie All-Star lineup features Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr., Don Fleming (Gumball) ! Cover is made to look like movie poster from Blaxploitation flick ("Shaft", etc). Hard driving guitar rock similar to Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, and various lo-fi bands of the early 90's. Tiny tear (1/8th ") in cover, disc is nice! - (EXC+/NM) - $10- Order