Monday, December 18, 2006

Last-minute gift for that special V.U. fan in your life

Now's the chance to pick up that perfect last-minute gift for the Velvet Underground fan who has everything.

The original 12" LP acetate of the very first Velvet Underground record is up for auction on eBay.

Bidding is currently at $20,255. Now, get a load of this:

The seller bought it in 2002, at a street sale in New York for 75 cents.

6 comments:

Tenacious S said...

Fascinating, but I don't think Santa is putting it under the tree for me.

Anonymous said...

Damn!

My mother's youngest sister has a copy of the Stones' Satanic Majesty's Request with the 3D cover. It's a big rarity, and would be worth more in better condition.

Bubs said...

Does it have rings from drinks being set down on it?

Anonymous said...

Not that bad, but pretty bad.

I think my father's monoaural copy of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's first album does though.

Bubs said...

Wow.

We have an old copy of Freak Out, Frank Zappa's first record (dug out of MizBubs' basement, left there by an older brother) that still smells vaguely of weed.

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking of that phenomenon-- pothead roomies cleaning the seeds and stems on an album cover. Another example of technology making things worse (along with the fluffers put out of work by Levitra). Can't do that on a cd case.

I had some roommates in college who would clean out their stash and dump the seeds and stems into a potted plant I had. After I moved out, the plant died and I put the pot outside-- in more ways than one, as I found out. A couple of the seeds started growing, and soon had a couple of little plants growing. I got rid of them when I discovered that my neighbor in the trailer park was an officer of the law.