While browsing at Vintage Vinyl
yesterday, I found out that the store recently bought a collection of records from somebody. This buy was a bit different than others, however. For starters, clerks found a whole ton of old photos of rock stars like Blondie and the Damned just hanging out -- like, quasi-vacation shots or something. And second, the rarities included in the sale were insane. For instance:
*a 45 autographed by Kim Fowley
, co-founder bitching punk girl-group the Runaways
*a Beatles 45 with picture sleeve
*Japanese pressings of 45s from the Runaways
*an Adam Ant flexi-disc
*an EMI pressing of the Sex Pistols' "Anarchy in the U.K."
*The Normal's lone single, "Warm Leatherette"
*an autographed 45 of Bobby "Boris" Pickett (a.k.a. the "Monster Mash" dude)
*Television's debut recording, a 45 of "Little Johnny Jewel"
And so on. The latter item
is already up on the store's eBay page
, and I'm told the rest of the rarities will be listed soon as well.
-- Annie Zaleski