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cover of Original Ralph Records catalog poster for Fall 1981

Original Ralph Records catalog poster for Fall 1981

by Ralph Records (label); [The] Residents, Fred Frith, Yello, Tuxedomoon, Snakefinger, Renaldo and the Loaf, MX-80 Sound (artists); Pore Know Graphics (design)

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1981
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San Francisco: The Cryptic Corporation / Ralph Records, 1981. Vintage two-sided, two-color, fold-out Ralph Records catalog poster for Fall 1981. Featuring releases from Fred Frith, MX-80 Sound, Renaldo and the Loaf, [The] Residents, Snakefinger, Tuxedomoon, and Yello, as well as compilation lps, t-shirts, badges, and short films, as well as guidance for not submitting your music to Ralph Records. … Read more
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cover of Original poster for the 1985 Stockholm Monsters single, "How Corrupt is Rough Trade?

Original poster for the 1985 Stockholm Monsters single, "How Corrupt is Rough Trade?

by Stockholm Monsters (artist); Trevor Johnson (designer)

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Published
1985
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$450.00

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Manchester: Factory Benelux, 1985. Vintage poster for the 1985 Stockholm Monsters single "How Corrupt is Rough Trade?", designed by Trevor Johnson for Factory Records and released by Factory Records Belgian imprint Factory Benelux. The Stockholm Monsters were an integral but often overlooked part of the Manchester/Factory Records scene of the early 1980s. Their highest charting single "How Corrupt… Read more
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cover of Original poster for The Ex: Single Weapons for El Salvador

Original poster for The Ex: Single Weapons for El Salvador

by The Ex (artist)

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Published
1981
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N.p.: Gramschap and Ex, 1981. Vintage poster for an early 1981 single by The Ex, "Weapons for El Salvador." Discogs, which lists the single as "War is Over (Weapons for El Salvador)" notes that the single was released with a poster and lyric booklet, likely the poster found here. The poster features text in Dutch in the left border… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of Frank Zappa in Berlin, 1984

Original photograph of Frank Zappa in Berlin, 1984

by Frank Zappa (subject); Ronald Siemoneit (photographer)

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Published
1984
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Berlin: N.p., 1984. Vintage borderless photograph of musician Frank Zappa in performance at Eissporthalle in Berlin on September 11, 1984. Stamp of photographer Ronald Siemoneit on the verso, along with holograph ink annotations noting Zappa's name and the date and location. In 1984 Zappa released four albums: "Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger" in August, "Them or… Read more
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cover of Original poster for the first US performance of New Order, with Ike Yard, at The Ukranian Ballroom, New York, November 19, 1981

Original poster for the first US performance of New Order, with Ike Yard, at The Ukranian Ballroom, New York, November 19, 1981

by New Order, Ike Yard (artists); Michael Shamberg, Stuart Argabright (designers)

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Published
1981
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New York: Factory America, 1981. Vintage poster for the November 19, 1981 performance by New Order and Ike Yard at The Ukrainian Ballroom in New York City. The poster was designed by Ike Yard member Stuart Argabright and Michael Shamberg, the head of the newly formed Factory Records outpost, Factory America. The poster would be-along with the concert… Read more
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cover of Original invitation for Steve Reich and Musicians, Four Concerts, May 20, 21, 23, 24, 1975: Work in Progress for 21 musicians and singers (1975), Violin Phase (1967), Music for Pieces of Wood (1973)

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New York: The Kitchen, 1975. Vintage invitation for four concerts by Steve Reich and Musicians at The Kitchen in New York, featuring performances of three seminal pieces by Reich, "Violin Phase" (1967), "Music for Pieces of Wood" (1973), and the aptly named "Work in Progress for 21 musicians and singers," an early iteration of his landmark "Music for 18… Read more
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cover of Terry Fox: Works with Sound / Arbeiten mit Klang (First Edition)

Terry Fox: Works with Sound / Arbeiten mit Klang (First Edition)

by Terry Fox; Matthias Osterwold, Eva Schmidt (essays); Bernd Schulz (editor)

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Published
1999
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9783933257048
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$85.00

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Heidelberg: Kehrer Verlag, 1999. First Edition. First Edition. Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at Stadtgalerie Saarbrucken between October 24 and November 29, 1998. With CD, containing excerpts from six sound performances composed from 1975 to 1998, included as issued. Text in German and English. Near Fine in illustrated boards with no dust jacket as issued. Light… Read more
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cover of Writings about Music (First Edition, inscribed in 1975)

Writings about Music (First Edition, inscribed in 1975)

by Steve Reich

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Published
1974
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780814773574
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$550.00

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New York: New York University Press / Halifax: The Press of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1974. First Edition. First Edition, softcover, issued simultaneously with the hardcover. First issue without the added note about typographical corrections by Reich at the end of his introduction. INSCRIBED by Reich in the year of publication on the verso of the… Read more
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cover of Uncle Meat (Original dialogue transcript for the unfinished film, copy belonging to Frank Zappa)

Uncle Meat (Original dialogue transcript for the unfinished film, copy belonging to Frank Zappa)

by Frank Zappa (director, screenwriter, starring); The Mothers of Invention, Phyllis Smith Altenhaus, Carl Zappa, Don Preston (starring)

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Published
1970
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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Dialogue transcript for the unfinished film, copy belonging to Frank Zappa, circa 1968, with a single annotation in Zappa's hand, in holograph ink, of "Wednesday" on top of first page. A transcript of multiple takes of ten scenes shot by Zappa, for his long aspired, but never finished experimental film. Featuring scenes primarily between Don Preston… Read more
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cover of Original flyer for the release of United b/w Zyklon B Zombie, signed by Genesis P-Orridge

Original flyer for the release of United b/w Zyklon B Zombie, signed by Genesis P-Orridge

by Genesis P-Orridge; Throbbing Gristle

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Published
1978
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London: Industrial Records, 1978. Vintage flyer advertising the release of the single "United" b/w "Zyklon B Zombie" by Throbbing Gristle. SIGNED and with a small drawing in red ink at the bottom right corner by Genesis P-Orridge as Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, thus likely post-1992. The debut single by the influential, experimental band, released as a 7-inch record in… Read more
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cover of Archive of photographs of the New York Counterculture scene, 1967 (Collection of eight original photographs and 3 essays from 1967)

Archive of photographs of the New York Counterculture scene, 1967 (Collection of eight original photographs and 3 essays from 1967)

by Jerry Bauer (photographs, essays); Andy Warhol's Factory, The Fugs, Greenwich Village, League for Spiritual Discovery "LSD" (subjects)

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Published
1967
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1967. Archive of eight vintage borderless photographs, three typescript essays, and a carbon typescript of the first essay and first page of the second, by photographer Jerry Bauer, circa 1967, with the photographs corresponding to the topics of the essays. Bauer was an American photographer best known for his photographic portraits of writers, with his portraits of… Read more
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cover of Virginia Music Festival Poster, circa 1973 (Original poster for the Virginia Music Festival)

Virginia Music Festival Poster, circa 1973 (Original poster for the Virginia Music Festival)

by [McKendree Spring] Michael Dreyfuss, Kris Kristofferson, Earl Scruggs, John Prine, Linda Ronstadt (artists)

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Published
1972
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Williamsburg, VA: William and Mary University, 1972. Vintage poster for the 1972 Virginia Music Festival, held at William and Mary University in Williamsburg, Virginia on April 7 and 8. This poster originates from the estate of progressive folk-rock group McKendree Spring violinist Michael Dreyfuss, who played in the festival. An attractive poster featuring troubadours being towed by… Read more
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McKendree Spring music tour poster blank (Original poster for an undated tour appearance)

by [McKendree Spring] Michael Dreyfuss

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Published
1970
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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Vintage poster blank (or proof) for a performance by progressive folk-rock band McKendree Spring, with date, time, location, and ticket information intentionally left blank, likely dating from the 1970s. From the estate of McKendree Spring violinist Michael Dreyfuss. Dreyfuss pioneered the use of violins distorted by electronic and analog synthesizers, counting synthesizer inventor Robert… Read more
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cover of Six photographs of Folk Rock band McKendree Spring (Six original photographs from the archive of violinist Michael Dreyfuss)

Six photographs of Folk Rock band McKendree Spring (Six original photographs from the archive of violinist Michael Dreyfuss)

by [McKendree Spring] Michael Dreyfuss (artist); Ron Antonucci (photographer)

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Published
1970
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New York: N.p., 1970. Collection of six vintage promotional photographs of progressive folk-rock group McKendree Spring from the estate of violinist Michael Dreyfuss, likely dating from the 1970s. Dreyfuss pioneered the use of violins distorted by electronic and analog synthesizers, counting synthesizer inventor Robert Moog amongst his close friends, and McKendree Spring largely became known for the… Read more
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cover of Original photograph of The Velvet Underground and Nico

Original photograph of The Velvet Underground and Nico

by [The Velvet Underground] Name, Bill

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Published
2014
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N.p.: N.p., 2014. Photograph of the Velvet Underground and Nico, shot by Billy Name circa 1967 and struck by him in 2014. SIGNED by Billy Name in silver ink on the recto, and with his stamp on the verso. Name, who had gotten his start in theatre, met Andy Warhol in the early 1960s, and appeared in… Read more
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cover of Tenth Annual New York Avant Garde Festival (Original Poster)

Tenth Annual New York Avant Garde Festival (Original Poster)

by Jim McWilliams

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Published
1973
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N.p.: N.p., 1973. Original poster for the Tenth Annual New York Avant Garde Festival held on December 9, 1973 at Grand Central Station in New York. Poster by artist, designer, and musician Jim McWilliams, who would design 12 of the 15 festival posters, making his work synonymous with the Festival. Founded by cellist and performance artist Charlotte… Read more
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cover of L'Arte dei rumori [The Art of Noises] (First Edition)

L'Arte dei rumori [The Art of Noises] (First Edition)

by Luigi Russolo

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Published
1916
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Milan: Edizioni Futuriste di Poesia, 1916. First Italian Edition, preceding all others. A book length expansion of the musical theories first put forth by Russolo in a 1913 manifesto to fellow Futurist composer Francesco Balilla Pratella. Text in Italian. Perhaps the earliest treatise on the use of noise as an element in modern music, and one that… Read more
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cover of A la recherche d'une musique concrete [In Search of a Concrete Music] (First Edition)

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Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1952. First French Edition, preceding all others. Review copy, with with the letters "S.P." (Service de Presse) punched onto the rear wrapper. Text in French. A foundational document on the development of musique concrete by composer and musicologist Schaeffer, who had coined the term four years earlier, which would influence not only 20th… Read more
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cover of Musical Improvisation (First Edition)

Musical Improvisation (First Edition)

by Derek Bailey

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Published
1980
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780136070443
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Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1980. First Edition. First Edition. Rare, this being the only copy we have ever offered for sale. An early book on improvised music, written by Derek Bailey, one of the pioneering masters of the form, including chapters on Indian music, flamenco, rock, jazz and more. Near Fine in a Very Good… Read more
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cover of Burst (Signed First Edition)

Burst (Signed First Edition)

by James Dashow (composer); Jack Kerouac (text)

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Published
1971
Edition
First Edition
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Rome: G. Ricordi, 1971. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "To Maggie - the direct cause of this piece. / With thanx! [sic] / James / 28 March, 1972 / Roma." Printed musical score, reproduced from the composer's original holograph score. An early pioneer of computer music, James Dashow is also… Read more
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