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Death By Hanging (Original screenplay for the 1968 film)

by Oshima, Nagisa (director, screenwriter); Tsutomu Tamara, Mamoru Sasaki, Michinori Fukao (screenwriter); Kei Sato, Fumio Watanabe, Toshio Ishido, Masao Adachi (starring)

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Published
1968
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$1,500.00

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Unknown: Unknown, 1968. Draft script for the 1968 film. A stark black comedy about a man sentenced to death who mistakenly survives his hanging, leading to a two-hour debate among his executioners over how best to handle the situation. Loosely based on a 1958 crime and execution, and a rare (for its time) discussion of the discrimination… Read more
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N.p.: N.p., 1978. Two vintage promotional bumper stickers for Devo's 1978 debut album, with each sticker printed with one part of the album's title, "Q: Are We Not Men? and A: We Are Devo! respectively. Each sticker 9 x 1.5 inches. Backing unpeeled. Near Fine with a touch of rubbing.
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$375.00
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NEW WAVE rock 'n' roll: Get behind it Before it Gets Past You (Original Promotional Vinyl Record)

by [New Wave] Dead Boys, Talking Heads, The Saints, Richard Hell and the Voidoids (artists)

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Published
1977
Edition
First Edition
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$50.00

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Burbank, CA: Sire Records PRO 696 / Warner Brothers, 1977. First Edition. First Edition. Early promotional compilation of notable "New Wave" bands of the late 1970s, including Talking Heads and Richard Hell. Includes two 33-1/3RPM, 7-inch EP vinyl records. Released during the height of the New Wave movement (1977-1982). By the time this album was produced, New… Read more
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The New Rock 'n' Roll: The A-Z of Rock in the '80s (First Edition)

by Coupe, Stuart and Glenn A. Baker

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Published
1983
ISBN
9780312572105
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$75.00

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983. First US Edition, preceded by the UK edition published the same year by Omnibus Press. Heavily photo-illustrated throughout, in both black and white and color. Scarce. Comprehensive biographical dictionary of late seventies and early eighties rock, punk, punk-post, and new waves acts. Written by two Australian music journalists, centered primarily on… Read more
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$75.00
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Tuxedomoon (First Edition, with 7-inch record)

by Bigazzi, Giampiero

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Published
1988
Edition
First Edition
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$325.00

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Rome: Stampa Alternativa, 1988. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. Includes a 7-inch vinyl record featuring Tuxedomoon performing "Michael's Theme" by Nino Rota, and an interview with the band on the B-side. Rare. Contains selected photographs, an essay, brief member biographies, a discography, and selected lyrics through the pioneering avant garde new wave band's 1987 album,… Read more
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$325.00
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It Only Looks As If It Hurts: The Complete Lyrics 1976-1990 (First Edition)

by Devoto, Howard

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Published
1990
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780948238086
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$75.00

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London: Black Spring Press, 1990. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. The collected lyrics of Howard Devoto, original frontman for the Buzzcocks and founder of the influential British post-punk band Magazine. Complete through the release of "Beast Box" (1990), the then-current record by Devoto's band Luxuria. About Fine in stiff wrappers with French flaps.
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$75.00
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Fear of Music (Original poster for the 1979 album)

by The Talking Heads

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Published
1979
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$625.00

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1979. Original poster promoting the release of the 1979 album, the band's second collaborative effort with Brian Eno. Like its predecessor, "More Songs about Buildings and Food," "Fear of Music" accomplished several things at once. A rollicking (and today classic) single, "Life During Wartime" put the record immediately in the black, but at the same time the… Read more
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$625.00
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Control (Original screenplay for the 2007 film, actor Sam Riley's copy)

by Corbijn, Anton (director, producer); Deborah Curtis (book writer); Matt Greenhalgh (screenwriter); Toby Kebbell, Sam Riley, Samantha Morton (starring)

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Published
2006
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$1,850.00

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New York: The Weinstein Company, 2006. Revised Draft script for the 2007 film. Copy belonging to actor Sam Riley, who played the role of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, with three photographs and three autograph notes signed laid in. The letters are written during production, and discuss filming. Two photos are of Riley on set as Ian Curtis,… Read more
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$1,850.00
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Pressbook for Blondie in support of Parallel Lines, circa 1978

by [Blondie]

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Published
1978
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New York: Chrysalis Records, 1978. Original pressbook for the tour supporting Blondie's third album, "Parallel Lines," released by Chrysalist Records in 1978. Named after an unfinished song, a record that saw Blondie at the peak of its powers, containing the lion's share of the band's most famous singles, including "Hanging on the Telephone," "One Way or Another,"… Read more
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$75.00
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Talking Heads 77 (Original tour poster for the band's first UK tour in 1977)

by Talking Heads

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1977
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$1,875.00

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New York: Sire Records, 1977. Vintage UK tour poster for "Talking Heads 77," promoting Talking Heads' first tour outside US borders in-you guessed it-1977. Any vintage posters from the first year of the band's existence are uncommon; this is one we have never encountered before. 27.5 x 19 inches, rolled. In a custom archival frame. Near Fine,… Read more
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$1,875.00