Music-related stuff for sale

  • 1981 GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL TICKET - COMPLETE WITH STUB. Incredibly rare example of a complete ticket. A few of these 1981 tickets have appeared for sale over the last twenty or so years, but not one has included the original stub. The reason was that the buyer's address and payment details were written on the stub before the ticket was sent through the post and the stubs retained. These, therefore, represent the only known unused original tickets. Now, all you need is a time machine to go back and see Mother Gong, Ronnie Lane & Slim Chance (who replaced Judy Tzuke, who'd been injured onstage at a previous gig), Gordon Giltrap, Hawkwind, New Order, Supercharge, Chicken Shack, Lol Coxhill and the Swiss Navy, the Steve Ashley Band, etc. Several tickets are available, so the one you receive might show a different number to the one in the image. £75 per ticket.
  • MARSHALL MS-2R MICRO AMP. Just the right size for your musically-inclined Action Man. This battery-powered Amp is decent enough for playing through at home without your music practice annoying the neighbours. See the specification here (you may need to hit the 'expand' link to see full specifications). Note that this does not include the mains adaptor, which is listed in the online list of specifications. EX condition and unboxed - basically, as seen in the photos. £15
  • ROBERT STEPHEN SPITZ: Barefoot in Babylon (The Viking Press, original 1979 paperback) An excellent history of what was, behind the scenes, an incredibly turbulent festival. Having read this book (way back in 1980, when I bought it), I was amazed that the festival ever actually happened, there was so much against it throughout. Meanwhile, the book is in VG condition with some age-spotting, but is otherwise in almost exactly the same condition as when I bought it new and remaindered. The only real 'damage' is that the spine has faded, even though it has been out of sunlight in a box for the last thirty-five years! £25
  • DAEVID ALLEN: Poet For Sale (Vanitea Publishink, 2003 [?] paperback) Yes, there are a certain lack of conventional publishing credits, but what do you expect from the head Pop Head Pixie himself? The founder of Gong (in most of it's various forms) provides enough 'poems' to satisfy most moods methinks. A lot of it is very rude (as you might expect) and a lot of it will annoy a lot of people (as it should). There are also specific poems to people in Daevid's life, these being Jimi Hendrix, Gilli Smyth, Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers and Bill Bruford. Evidently Hendrix, was one of two black Americans who shook their wi**ies at Daevid Allen in 1966. If you're curious to find out more (not that you will) then buy the book! Find out more about the book here, then come back to buy it cheaper! Book is in VG condition. £5
  • SEAN MORAGHAN: Mike Oldfield: A Man and His Music (Britannia Press Publishing, 1993, paperback) Unofficial biography that includes a discography and some interesting quotes from interviews for various music papers. Book is in VG condition. £10
  • TONY STRATTON SMITH: The Rebel Nun (Pan, 1965, paperback, illustrated) Yes, before Strat started The Famous Charisma Label and launched Genesis (and Monty Python in stereo) on a largely unsuspecting world, he earned his living (in-between selling records for B&C Records/Island) as a hack, writing this under his own name and ghost-writing Pele's autobiography (trivia: he turned down the job of ghost-writing Brian Epstein's autobiography). Book is in a decent enough VG condition with spine suitably-creased and pages browning as expected with a 1965 first edition. £4
  • SMOKESTACK EL ROPO's BEDSIDE READER (Charisma, 1973, paperback, illustrated) The Famous Charisma Label also sported a publishing arm for a couple of years. This is typical of the sort of book published and sees a set of (as far as I can tell) reprints of 'hot dope tales' from Rolling Stone Magazine. Should go down well with fans of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers (not that they are in it). Book is in a decent enough VG condition with spine sun-faded. £15
  • ROBERT SOMMA (ED.): No-one Waved Good-bye: A Casualty Report on Rock and Roll (Charisma, 1973, paperback, illustrated) The Famous Charisma Label also sported a publishing arm for a couple of years. This is typical of the sort of book published and comprises a set of essays on those who died at the peak of fame - to whit, Brian Epstein, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Includes an article by Lou Reed. Book is in a decent enough VG- condition with spine creased and what looks to be some light water damage to the bottom, right-hand corner. £15
  • SIMON FRITH: The Sociology of Rock (Constable, 1979 reprint of 1978 original, paperback) Scholarly look at the rock machine from a sociological perspective. Book is in a decent enough VG condition with pencil annotations throughout - which can probably be erased - and a signature in pen. £10
  • ZAPPA: Baby Snakes postcard. French Editions "Humour a la Carte" postcard from gawd-knows-when. I can't remember where or when this came from. It's just here. postcard is EX. £1
  • TRAVIS: V2000 Festival advertising postcard. Still intact with perforated artist advertising stub still attached. EX. £1
  • TRAVIS: V2000 Festival advertising postcard. Still intact with perforated artist advertising stub still attached. Stain on rear, so VG. £0.75
  • MACY GRAY: V2000 Festival advertising postcard. Still intact with perforated artist advertising stub still attached. EX. £1.00
  • ATILLA THE STOCKBROKER: The Rat-Tailed Maggot and Other Poems. (Roundhead Publications, 1998 paperback). EX. £4.00
  • EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER FANZINE: Sukrat II (early 1985, if I remember correctly) Long before the Interweb, there were things called fanzines, where BIG fans of whichever band(s) waxed lyrical about their heroes. Much of this fanzine is made up of press clippings along with occasionally amusingly wrong assertions about things such as Carl Palmer never having played on any Atomic Rooster recordings (though I know where that one probably came from - sad, eh?) and that James Last had recently been heard on TV covering the Nice's Diary of an Empty Day. Not quite, he was covering Lalo, just like the Nice did! The original price is written on the front in biro (this by the chap that ran the fanzine) and the condition is pretty much VG - well, it wasn't exactly a professional publication in the first place and tatty was the 'as new' condition! £5
  • FAIRPORT CONVENTION FANZINE: The Ledge - 1. Martyn Kenny's exemplary fanzine on all things Fairport, this one from late 1983 (I think). This Bristol-based offering was pretty much seen as 'official' Fairport fanzine, what with Kenny being the founder of Friends of Fairport. VG. £5
  • FAIRPORT CONVENTION FANZINE: The Ledge - 2. Martyn Kenny's exemplary fanzine on all things Fairport, this one from 1984. This Bristol-based offering was pretty much seen as 'official' Fairport fanzine, what with Kenny being the founder of Friends of Fairport.VG. £5
  • FAIRPORT CONVENTION FANZINE: The Ledge - 6. Martyn Kenny's exemplary fanzine on all things Fairport, this one from 1985 (I think). This Bristol-based offering was pretty much seen as 'official' Fairport fanzine, what with Kenny being the founder of Friends of Fairport.VG. £5
  • FAIRPORT CONVENTION FANZINE: The Ledge - 7. Martyn Kenny's exemplary fanzine on all things Fairport, this one from 1985. This Bristol-based offering was pretty much seen as 'official' Fairport fanzine, what with Kenny being the founder of Friends of Fairport.VG. £5
  • FAIRPORT CONVENTION FANZINE: The Ledge - 8. Martyn Kenny's exemplary fanzine on all things Fairport, this one from 1985. This Bristol-based offering was pretty much seen as 'official' Fairport fanzine, what with Kenny being the founder of Friends of Fairport.VG. £5
  • FAIRPORT CONVENTION FANZINE: The Ledge - Nine. Hey, this one's even named after a Fairport LP! Martyn Kenny's exemplary fanzine on all things Fairport, this one from 1985. This Bristol-based offering was pretty much seen as 'official' Fairport fanzine, what with Kenny being the founder of Friends of Fairport.VG. £5
  • MUSIN' MUSIC MAGAZINE: No. 2 (mid-1985, if I remember correctly) Interesting Stafford-based folk music 'fanzine' consisting of interviews with John Martyn and Vin Garbutt (that old tin whistle pest!) and 'reviews' of John Martyn, Richard Thompson, Nick Drake, Vivian Stanshall, etc. LPs. VG. £5.
  • THE UNDERGROUND: No. 3 (1985, if I remember correctly) Bristolian punk and indie 'fanzine' consisting of features on the Jazz Butcher, Buba and the Shop Assistants, Syd Barrett (yes, I know) and The June Brides amongst a lot of other (mostly irreverent) bits and pieces. Just the listings of other fanzines is a rather interesting piece of history now. VG. £5.
  • MUSIC UK: Issue No. 2. Music UK was a relatively short-lived, serious music magazine that focused on a mix of instrument and band reviews, plus lots of wonderful period adverts of music-making and recording gear. This was rounded off with record reviews and so on. This issue had features on Motorhead, Paul Weller and the Crusaders. Robert Calvert's Hype gets a review as well. VG. £3.
  • MUSIC UK: Issue No. 3. Music UK was a relatively short-lived, serious music magazine that focused on a mix of instrument and band reviews, plus lots of wonderful period adverts of music-making and recording gear. This was rounded off with record reviews and so on. This issue had features on Phil Lynott, Shakatak and Michael Schenker. VG. £3.
  • MUSIC UK: Issue No. 4. Music UK was a relatively short-lived, serious music magazine that focused on a mix of instrument and band reviews, plus lots of wonderful period adverts of music-making and recording gear. This was rounded off with record reviews and so on. This issue had features on Rory Gallagher, Larry fast and Lindsay Buckingham. VG. £3.
  • MUSIC UK: Issue No. 7. Music UK was a relatively short-lived, serious music magazine that focused on a mix of instrument and band reviews, plus lots of wonderful period adverts of music-making and recording gear. This was rounded off with record reviews and so on. This issue had features on Status Quo and Ultravox. VG. £3.
  • MUSIC UK: Issue No. 8. Music UK was a relatively short-lived, serious music magazine that focused on a mix of instrument and band reviews, plus lots of wonderful period adverts of music-making and recording gear. This was rounded off with record reviews and so on. This issue had features on Landscape and home/demo recording. No jacket, otherwise VG. £2.
  • MUSIC UK: Issue No. 9. Music UK was a relatively short-lived, serious music magazine that focused on a mix of instrument and band reviews, plus lots of wonderful period adverts of music-making and recording gear. This was rounded off with record reviews and so on. This issue had features on Bill Bruford and Budgie VG. £3.
  • MUSIC UK: Issue No. 10. Music UK was a relatively short-lived, serious music magazine that focused on a mix of instrument and band reviews, plus lots of wonderful period adverts of music-making and recording gear. This was rounded off with record reviews and so on. This issue had features on John Entwistle and Talking Heads. No jacket, otherwise VG. £2.
  • MUSIC UK: December 1983. Music UK was a relatively short-lived, serious music magazine that focused on a mix of instrument and band reviews, plus lots of wonderful period adverts of music-making and recording gear. This was rounded off with record reviews and so on. This issue had features on Toto's Steve Lukather and Arlen Roth. VG. £3.
  • MUSIC UK: February 1984. Music UK was a relatively short-lived, serious music magazine that focused on a mix of instrument and band reviews, plus lots of wonderful period adverts of music-making and recording gear. This was rounded off with record reviews and so on. This issue had features on Angus Young and Mick Fleetwood. VG. £3.
  • RECORD COLLECTOR: November 1982. Features on Led Zeppelin, Marianne Faithfull, Cliff Richard's US releases, Ultravox, Procol Harum and the Drifters. VG. £5.
  • RECORD COLLECTOR: April 1983. Features on the Beatles' Get Back sessions, Dire Straits, Donovan, Sam Cooke and Fleetwood Mac. VG. £5.
  • RECORD COLLECTOR: May 1983. Features on the Beatles' EPs, the Stones' 60s albums, Spandau Ballet, Ray Charles, Georgie Fame, and Julie London. VG. £5.
  • HUMAN LEAGUE - MINI POSTER. No idea where this came from - it fell out of one of the magazines that I was sorting out (not the one it originally came with). This looks to me like a Smash Hits-type poster. EX. £1.