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YES “Songs” 3 x (Triple) 12″ LP Gatefold + “Time and Word” 12″ LP Vinyl 1973, 1970 Atlantic Records

YES “Songs” 3 x (Triple) 12″ LP Gatefold + “Time and Word” 12″ LP Vinyl 1973, 1970 Atlantic Records
CONDITION: Good condition. Medium to Heavy surface wear on sleeve. Inner gatefold panels look nice with light wear. Vinyl looks good with only traces of light wear. Sounds great!

US $9.99

Yes is an English progressive rock band that was formed in London in 1968. Their music is marked by sharp dynamic contrasts, extended song lengths, abstract lyrics, and a general showcasing of instrumental prowess. Yes blends symphonic and other ‘classical’ structures with their own brand of musical style. Despite a great many lineup changes, occasional splits within the group and the ever-changing trends in popular music, the band has continued on for over forty years and still retains a large following. Band members Chris Squire, Steve Howe and Alan White toured in late 2008 and early 2009 with vocalist Benoît David and keyboardist Oliver Wakeman on the In The Present Tour.

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AEROSMITH Live! 2x 12″ LP Vinyl Gatefold Record Columbia 1978

AEROSMITH Live! 2x 12″ LP Vinyl Gatefold Record Columbia 1978
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG++ to NM

US $8.99

Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as “The Bad Boys from Boston” and “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”. Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has come to also incorporate elements of pop, heavy metal, and rhythm and blues, and has inspired many subsequent rock artists. The band was formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1969. Guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band, met up with singer Steven Tyler, drummer Joey Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano, and formed Aerosmith. By 1971, Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford, and the band began developing a following in Boston.

They were signed to Columbia Records in 1972, and released a string of multi-platinum albums, beginning with their 1973 eponymous debut album. In 1975, the band broke into the mainstream with the album Toys in the Attic, and their 1976 follow-up Rocks cemented their status as hard rock superstars. By the end of the 1970s, they were among the most popular hard rock bands in the world and developed a loyal following of fans, often referred to as the “Blue Army”. However, drug addiction and internal conflict took their toll on the band, which resulted in the departures of Perry and Whitford, in 1979 and 1981 respectively. They were replaced by Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay. The band did not fare well between 1980 and 1984, releasing a lone album, Rock in a Hard Place, which went gold but failed to match their previous successes.

Although Perry and Whitford returned in 1984 and the band signed a new deal with Geffen Records, it wasn’t until the band sobered up and released 1987’s Permanent Vacation that they regained the level of popularity they had experienced in the 1970s. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, the band scored several hits and won numerous awards for music from the multi-platinum albums Pump (1989), Get a Grip (1993), and Nine Lives (1997). Their comeback has been described as one of the most remarkable and spectacular in rock ‘n’ roll history. After 39 years of performing, the band continues to tour and record music.

Aerosmith is the best-selling American hard rock band of all time, having sold 150 million albums worldwide, including 66.5 million albums in the United States alone. They also hold the record for the most gold and multi-platinum albums by an American group. The band has scored 21 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, nine #1 Mainstream Rock hits, four Grammy Awards, and ten MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, and in 2005 they were ranked #57 in Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

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FORBIDDEN PLANET Original MGM Soundtrack 12″ Gatefold LP Vinyl Comet Records

FORBIDDEN PLANET Original MGM Soundtrack 12″ Gatefold LP Vinyl Comet Records
CONDITION: Great condition. Like New, light crease in upper right corner. VG++ to NM

US $20.50

Forbidden Planet’s innovative electronic music score (credited as “electronic tonalities” – partly to avoid having to pay any of the film industry music guild fees – was composed by Louis and Bebe Barron. The MGM producer Dore Schary discovered this couple quite by chance at a beatnik nightclub in Greenwich Villagewhile on a family Christmas visit to New York City. Schary hired them on the spot to compose his film’s musical score. The theremin (which was not used inForbidden Planet) had been used as early as 1945, in the movie Spellbound, but the Barron’s score is widely credited with being the first completely electronicscore. This soundtrack preceded invention of the Moog synthesizer (1964) by eight years.

Using ideas and procedures from the book, Cybernetics: Or, Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine (1948) by the mathematician and electrical engineer Norbert Wiener, Louis Barron constructed his own electronic circuits that he used to generate the “bleeps, blurps, whirs, whines, throbs, hums, and screeches”.

Most of these sounds were generated using an electronic circuit called a “ring modulator”. After recording the basic sounds, the Barrons further manipulated the sounds by adding other effects, such as reverberation and delay, and reversing or changing the speeds of certain sounds.

Since Louis and Bebe Barron did not belong to the Musicians Union, their work could not be considered for an Academy Award – in either the “soundtrack” or the “sound effects” categories – that year. Curiously, MGM declined to publish a soundtrack album at the same time that this film was released. However, movie composer and conductor David Rose published a 7″ (8 cm) single of his original main title theme. He had recorded this at the MGM Studios in Culver City during March 1956. This movie theme had been discarded when Rose, who had originally been hired to compose the musical score in 1955, was discharged sometime between Christmas 1955 and New Year’s Day by Dore Schary.

The soundtrack was finally released on a vinyl LP album by the Barrons for the film’s 20th anniversary in 1976, on their own PLANET Records label (later changed to SMALL PLANET Records and distributed by GNP Crescendo Records). The LP was premiered at MidAmeriCon, the 34th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Kansas City, MO over the Labor Day weekend that year, as part of a 20th Anniversary celebration of the film at that Worldcon. A decade later, it was released on a music CD in 1986 for the film’s 30th Anniversary, with a six-page color booklet containing images from Forbidden Planet, plus liner notes from the composers, Louis and Bebe Barron, and Bill Malone.

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JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER – L’ENFANT ASSASSIN DES MOUCHES Insolitudes 12″ Gatefold LP Vinyl Record 1972 2005 finders keepers reissue

JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER –  L’ENFANT ASSASSIN DES MOUCHES Insolitudes 12″ Gatefold LP Vinyl Record 1972 2005 finders keepers reissue
CONDITION: Great condition. Like New. VG++ to NM

US $17.16

“This is one of those records that you really can’t believe whilst you’re listening to it; maybe someone spiked your drink? Or maybe you are actually dreaming, it doesn’t really exist? So you put it on again just to check, pinching yourself to make sure. Yep, here it comes again – insane guitar? Check, unhinged orchestra? Check, demented choir? Check. Haunted by the ghost of Gainsbourg this record is real, you really need it in your life.” JARVIS COCKER (PULP)

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Roy Orbison “Mystery Girl” 12″ Gatefold LP Vinyl Record on Virgin

Roy Orbison “Mystery Girl” 12″ Gatefold LP Vinyl Record on Virgin
CONDITION: Great condition, light surface wear on sleeve and vinyl. Vinyl looks very nice.

US $5.99

Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an influential Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, guitarist and a pioneer of rock and roll whose recording career spanned more than four decades. Orbison is best known for the songs, “Only the Lonely,” “In Dreams,” “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Crying,” “Running Scared,” and “You Got It”. He was known for his smooth high baritone voice, with a range of at least two and a half octaves. He was rarely seen on stage without his trademark tinted prescription glasses. In 1987, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 1989, he was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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MOGWAI “Mr. Beast” 2x 12″ LP Vinyl Record Matador 2006 Gatefold

MOGWAI “Mr. Beast” 2x 12″ LP Vinyl Record Matador 2006 Gatefold
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve, indentations across the lower front sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG++

US $24.99

Mogwai are a rock band from Glasgow, Scotland, formed by Stuart Braithwaite and Dominic Aitchison in 1995. They typically compose lengthy guitar-based instrumental pieces that feature dynamic contrast, melodic bass guitar lines, and heavy use ofdistortion and effects. Braithwaite has commented on the absence of lyrics in most of Mogwai’s music, saying

I think most people are not used to having no lyrics to focus on. Lyrics are a real comfort to some people. I guess they like to sing along and when they can’t do that with us they can get a bit upset. —Stuart Braithwaite , The Express

The band was originally signed to renowned Glasgow indie label Chemikal Underground, but are now distributed by different labels, such as Matador in the US and Play It Again Sam in the UK. They have also developed their own label, Rock Action Records, named after Stooges drummer Scott Asheton, who had his name changed to Rock Action.

Their style has been influenced by bands including Dirty Three, Joy Division, Pink Floyd, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and post-rock pioneers Slint. During 2004, the band supported tours by two major influences, Pixies and The Cure. Mogwai’s style has easily identifiable connections to genres like shoegaze, math rock, art rock and occasionally instrumental metal.

Mogwai (meaning “ghost” or “devil” in Cantonese) are named after the creatures from the film Gremlins, although guitarist Stuart Braithwaite comments that “it has no significant meaning and we always intended on getting a better one, but like a lot of other things we never got round to it.”

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KILLING JOKE “Brighter Than a Thousand Suns” 12″ LP Vinyl Gatefold Record Virgin 1987

FOR THIS AUCTION: KILLING JOKE “Brighter Than a Thousand Suns” 12″ LP Vinyl Gatefold Record Virgin 1987
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG++

US $9.67


Killing Joke are an English post-punk rock band formed in October 1978 in Notting Hill, London, England. (Several sources state that they formed in early 1979 .) Founding members Jaz Coleman (vocals, keyboards) and Geordie Walker (guitars) have been the only constant members.

A key influence on industrial rock, their early music was described by critics Stephen Thomas Erlewine and John Dougan as well as industrial metal and “quasi-metal … dancing to a tune of doom and gloom,” which gradually evolved over the years, incorporating elements of electronic music, synth-pop, gothic rock , and alternative rock, though always emphasizing Coleman’s “savagely strident vocals.”

Finding modest commercial success, Killing Joke have influenced many later bands, such as Nirvana, Ministry, Amen, Lamb of God, Nine Inch Nails, Napalm Death, Amebix, Big Black, Godflesh, Tool, Prong, Metallica, Primus, Jane’s Addiction, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Faith No More, Blacklist, Shihad and Korn, all of whom have at some point cited some debt of gratitude to Killing Joke.

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