By Jon Caramanica. A couple of months ago, the year-old musician who records as Rat Boy rented a huge empty warehouse a short walk to a lovely little stream and a slightly longer walk to a small black sign leaning against a decayed wall that reads FARM TOILET. A few days before Christmas, it was mostly empty save for a roughly fashioned studio. Sitting on a pallet under a blanket was an Amek Einstein console, the same kind that the Dust Brothers used to work on, that Cardy bought for about 6, pounds on the internet from Peru.
Which is to say, it is an extremely of-the-moment amalgam, refusing to draw distinctions between genres. Anna Dittman Art Gallery. Annie Lee Art Gallery. Enter 1. Anthony Armstrong Art Gallery. April Harrison Art Gallery. Bobb Vann Art Gallery. Bryan Collier Art Gallery. Enter 5.
Buena Johnson Art Gallery. C'Babi Bayoc Art Gallery. Carl Massey Art Gallery. Enter 9. Cassandra Gillens Art Gallery. Charles Bibbs Art Gallery. Charly Palmer Art Gallery. Cidne Wallace Art Gallery. Ike Art Gallery. David Garibaldi Art Gallery. Dion Pollard Art Gallery. Enter 7. Don Stivers Art Gallery. Doyle Cloyd Art Gallery. Edward Clay Wright Art Gallery. The song references the assassination of Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement, but Bono says he could have better fleshed out the lyrics.
According to him, the Edge and producer Brian Eno convinced him that keeping the lyrics vague would allow the song to resonate deeper with non-English speakers. Rumor has it that Olivia Newton-John hated the way she looked in the picture printed on the front of the disc so much that she had the record company stop the pressing.
Between 20 and 30 records survived. Jazz fans rejoice! There were between and 1, copies of this record printed in , but a small variation in printing makes one particular version especially valuable. The story goes that famed jazz record label Blue Note ran out of labels when printing the record. In theory, the other version should be worth even more. According to blues legend, Johnson met with the devil at the crossroads between Highway 1 and 8 in Mississippi.
There, Johnson traded his soul for the ability to master the guitar. There were only 15 copies of this record pressed, and the cover of each was hand-painted by Dave Buick, founder of Italy records. The copies were made for a Detroit record release show for the band in , as the fledgling band was on the incline, destined for stardom. Hopefully, you kept it safe. The record label that handled the release, Tiger Lily, was a tax scam operated by the mob.
The scam worked like this — a large portion of records would be pressed and later written off as unsold. A few of these records made it into the right hands and achieved cult status. The pressing of the record that is particularly valuable, however, is one that features a stencil rendition of the front jacket painted by none other than notoriously elusive street-artist Banksy. There were only of these limited edition hand-spray painted versions made, with several different color variants.
The record label decided to be cautious in the wake of the controversy and political turmoil and ordered the records destroyed. You may remember this record from an episode of Pawn Stars. The price was deemed too steep for the vinyl, which was not in the best shape. One lucky Canadian record collector picked up a copy sans the Warhol artwork-adorned sleeve for 75 cents at a flea market, but this was no ordinary re-pressing. The acetate record ended up being a test pressing that featured early versions of many of the songs — there are only two in existence, and one belongs to former Velvet Underground drummer Moe Tucker.
Gordy ordered the pressings destroyed. Soussan unscrupulously bootlegged the record and released it by crediting Eddie Foster as the musician. The record was a smash hit. Such is the case with this already valuable record.
A few tracks were meant to be replaced before the release, but someone at the pressing plant missed the memo, and a few copies featuring the wrong songs were pressed. There are said to be less than 20 mono copies of the record and only two stereo copies.
In a stroke of luck, the North Carolina seller of this extremely rare 78 RPM slab came into possession of the record at an estate sale. He threw the record up on eBay and watched a bidding frenzy take place. There are believed to be only copies of the record in existence — both belong to the winning bidder, John Tefteller. Bandcamp Daily. Thank you! New and Notable. Discover filter by: location format time browse by tags. Double vinyl LP pressing.
Deluxe version including seven bonus alternate takes of some of the tracks from the standard edition. Instantly recognized and forever celebrated, My Favorite Things is a landmark recording in every possible sense.
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Essentials Record Of The Month. Miles Davis revolutionized the jazz genre multiple times during his career, but his most valuable record at least in financial terms is Some Kind of Blue. Face Masks. The scam worked like this — a large portion of records would be pressed and later written off as unsold. Kids See Ghosts merch. Paul Collins Art Gallery. Aaron Broomfield. Swing Easy!
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