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cover of Original 1979 [James Chance and the] Contortions tour poster

Original 1979 [James Chance and the] Contortions tour poster

by [James Chance and the] Contortions (artist)

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1979
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N.p.: ZE Records, 1979. Vintage two-color Contortions poster, a "tour blank," with space at the lower margin on which a venue could add performance date information. The tour was launched to promote the band's debut album, "Buy," released in 1979 on ZE Records. One of the most important and influential musicians of New York's No Wave scene in… Read more
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cover of More Songs About Buildings and Food (Original jigsaw puzzle issued by Sire Records to promote the 1978 album)

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New York: Sire Records, 1978. Vintage jigsaw puzzle released by Sire Records to promote the Talking Heads 1978 album, "More Songs About Buildings and Food." A 225-piece LP-sized jigsaw puzzle of the Talking Heads iconic album cover art. The cover art, conceived by David Byrne and executed by artist Jimmy De Sana, is a photomosaic of the band created… Read more
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$375.00
cover of Ulysses (Collection of ten original photographs from the 1967 film)

Ulysses (Collection of ten original photographs from the 1967 film)

by Joseph Strick (director); James Joyce (novel); Fred Haines (screenwriter); Barbara Jefford, Milo O'Shea (starring)

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Published
1967
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$75.00

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Los Angeles: Continental Distributing, 1967. Collection of ten vintage studio still photographs from the 1967 film. The first film adaptation of James Joyce's influential modernist novel, and one of the only adaptations to take its dialogue directly from the book. The film came under heavy threat of censorship due to profane (for the time) language, and was… Read more
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cover of Ulysses (Collection of six original photographs from the 1967 film)

Ulysses (Collection of six original photographs from the 1967 film)

by Joseph Strick (director); James Joyce (novel); Fred Haines (screenwriter); Barbara Jefford, Milo O'Shea (starring)

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Published
1967
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$450.00

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Los Angeles: Continental Distributing, 1967. Collection of six vintage reference photographs from the 1967 film. With printed mimeo snipes affixed to the verso. The first film adaptation of James Joyce's influential modernist novel, and one of the only adaptations to take its dialogue directly from the book. The film came under heavy threat of censorship due to… Read more
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cover of Game Plan: Second Half of '81 [1981] (Original promotional sticker)

Game Plan: Second Half of '81 [1981] (Original promotional sticker)

by Factory Records; Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio, et al.

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Published
1981
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Manchester: Factory Records, 1981. Vintage promotional sticker announcing upcoming releases from Factory Records from July through December, 1981. Included are the release dates, Factory Records number, artist and title information, and format. Featuring the rarely seen FCL (Factory Records Division) designation and logo. The period covered by the sticker includes releases by Joy Division, the double album… Read more
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cover of Low-Life (Original promotional sticker for the 1985 album)

Low-Life (Original promotional sticker for the 1985 album)

by [New Order]

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Published
1985
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Manchester: Factory Records, 1985. Vintage two-sided promotional sticker for the band's 1985 album, with the verso noting the release of the album, the first single "The Perfect Kiss," and the Jonathan Demme-directed video for the same. The third studio album by the band, considered among their best, and the moment they fully embrace the use of synthesizers… Read more
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cover of Video Circus (Original flyer for a screening of the 1981 film)

Video Circus (Original flyer for a screening of the 1981 film)

by Joy Division, A Certain Ration, New Order, Section 25, Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark, Cabaret Voltaire, The Fall, Blurt (starring)

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Published
1981
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$300.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1981. Vintage flyer for two screenings of the 1981 concert film at the Artculture Resource Center in Toronto on December 14 and 15, 1981. The flyer, which doubled as a ticket for the event, is stamped on the verso with location, the date of the December 15 screening, and Record on Wheels, the record store where the… Read more
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cover of Laughter in the Dark (Three original screenplays for the 1969 film)

Laughter in the Dark (Three original screenplays for the 1969 film)

by Vladimir Nabokov (novel); Tony Richardson (director); Edward Bond, Derek Marlowe, George Bluestone (screenwriters); Nicol Williamson, Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Drouot (starring)

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Published
1968
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Paris: Les Films Marceau, 1968. Three Draft scripts for the 1969 film by three different screenwriters. From the estate of film producer Elliott Kastner, whose best known credits include "The Long Goodbye" (Robert Altman, 1973), "The Missouri Breaks" (Arthur Penn, 1976), and "Heat" (Michael Mann, 1996). The first script is an undated draft script by screenwriter… Read more
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cover of Death By Hanging (Original screenplay for the 1968 film)

Death By Hanging (Original screenplay for the 1968 film)

by Nagisa Oshima (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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Unknown: Unknown, 1968. Draft script for the 1968 film. A pitch black comedy about a man sentenced to death who 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 faced… Read more
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cover of Original promotional bumper stickers for Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!

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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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cover of NEW WAVE rock 'n' roll: Get behind it Before it Gets Past You (Original Promotional Vinyl Record)

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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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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cover of The New Rock 'n' Roll: The A-Z of Rock in the '80s (First Edition)

The New Rock 'n' Roll: The A-Z of Rock in the '80s (First Edition)

by Stuart and Glenn A. Baker Coupe

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Published
1983
ISBN
9780312572105
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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983. First American 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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cover of Tuxedomoon (First Edition, with 7-inch record)

Tuxedomoon (First Edition, with 7-inch record)

by Giampiero Bigazzi

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Published
1988
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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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cover of Fear of Music (Original poster for the 1979 album)

Fear of Music (Original poster for the 1979 album)

by The Talking Heads

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Published
1979
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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
cover of Pressbook for Blondie in support of Parallel Lines, circa 1978

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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cover of Talking Heads 77 (Original tour poster for the band's first UK tour in 1977)

Talking Heads 77 (Original tour poster for the band's first UK tour in 1977)

by Talking Heads

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Published
1977
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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