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image of Television: The Band to Watch (Original promotional sticker, circa 1977)

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N.p.: N.p., 1977. Vintage promotional sticker for New York post-punk band Television's 1977 debut album "Marquee Moon." 3 inches in diameter. Unpeeled, with backing intact. Near Fine.
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N.p.: N.p., 1983. Vintage setlist, executed in holograph marker in the distinctive hand of bassist, songwriter, and founding Black Flag member, Chuck Dukowski, circa 1982-1983. Authenticated as being Dukowski's hand, and loosely dated by Henry Rollins, the 19 song setlist features songs Black Flag had in heavy rotation in the summer of 1982, around July 2, 1982 release of… Read more
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Black Box (Original poster for the 1978 film)

by Lydia; Lunch Bob Mason (starring); Beth B, Scott B (directors)

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Published
1978
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$675.00

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New York: B Movies, 1978. Vintage flyer for the 1978 experimental short film. Beth and Scott B were two of the key figures in the avant garde No Wave scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s New York, making six films together between 1978 and 1981. Beth B would go on to be a key player in the… Read more
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The Heyday (Original cassette interview with the Sex Pistols, 1980)

by The Sex Pistols (subjects); Judy Vermorei (interviewer); Peter Saville (designer)

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Published
1980
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$950.00

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Manchester: Factory Records, 1980. FACT 30. Vintage cassette containing interviews with members of the Sex Pistols, housed in a vinyl pouch. Designed by Peter Saville. Factory Records' Christmas gift for 1980, despite having never released any music by the band, was a cassette containing a 1977 interview of Sid Vicious and Steve Jones by Judy Vermorei on side A, and… Read more
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image of Original flyer for three shows by Sixtieth Parallel, 1989

Original flyer for three shows by Sixtieth Parallel, 1989

by Sixtieth Parallel

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Published
1989
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N.p.: N.p., 1989. Vintage flyer advertising three Southern California area shows by local post-punk trio Sixtieth Parallel, at Club Post Nuclear in Laguna Beach on January 26, Bogarts in Long Beach on February 4, and the iconic Scream in Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 1989. The band released a single EP "Into the Bliss" in 1988 on Dr. Dream… Read more
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image of Hot and Cold: Essays, Poems, Lyrics, Notebooks, Pictures, Fiction (First Edition, inscribed to fellow author Chris Offutt)

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New York: Powerhouse Books, 2001. First Edition. First Edition. Association copy, INSCRIBED by Richard Hell to fellow author Chris Offutt on the title page: "For Chris Offutt / From his friend / Richard Hell." From the collection of Chris Offutt. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996,… Read more
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Original photograph of The Velvet Underground and Nico

by [The Velvet Underground] Name, Bill

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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 Warhol's 1963… Read more
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Oddballs (Original one sheet poster for the 1984 Canadian exploitation film)

by Miklos Lente (director); Ed Naha (screenwriter); Foster Brooks, many teenagers (starring)

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Vintage Canadian one sheet poster for the 1984 Canadian sexploitation film. A Canadian cult favorite, wherein a group of teenagers set about saving a summer camp from becoming a shopping mall, while having as much sex and wearing as little clothing as possible. Shot on location in Beaverton (!) and Lake Simcoe, Ontario. 27 x 41 inches. Fine, folded… Read more
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Jekyll and Hyde...Together Again (Original screenplay for the 1982 film)

by Jerry Belson (director); Jerry Belson, Michael Leeson, Monica Johnson, Harvey Miller (screenwriter); Mark Blankfield, Bess Armstrong, Tim Thomerson, Krista Errickson, Cassandra Peterson (starring)

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Published
1980
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1980. Draft script for the 1982 film. Satirical horror farce, based on Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novella "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Jerry Belson's cinematic directorial debut, based on a late-night sketch from ABC's answer to Saturday Night Live, "Fridays," wherein comedian Mark Blankfield played a recurrent cocaine-snorting pharmacist. Belson, most often noted… Read more
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The Forbidden Dance [Lambada The Forbidden Dance] (Original screenplay for the 1990 film)

by Greydon Clark (director); Menahem Golan, Roy Langsdon, John Platt (screenwriters); Laura Harring, Jeff James, Barbra Brighton, Miranda Garrison (starring)

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Published
1989
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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1989. Two different Draft scripts for the 1990 film. Both are working scripts, one with annotations throughout in holograph pencil. Both here under the original title, "Lambada! The Forbidden Dance." After her home in the Amazon rainforest is threatened, a princess (Harring) from an indigenous tribe heads to Los Angeles to express her complaints… Read more
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Original flyer for a performance by Bush Tetras

by [Bush Tetras] Pat Place, Dee Pop, Cynthia Sley, Val Opielski

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Published
1980
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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Original flyer for a performance by pioneering post-punk band Bush Tetras at the legendary club Hurrah on March 26, 1980. Although mainstream success alluded the female-fronted band, they were mainstays of the New York and college radio scenes, and charted two singles ("Too Many Creeps," (1981) "Cant' Be Funky" (1982)) on the Billboard charts. 11 x… Read more
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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
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9780312572105
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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 the UK… Read more
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Collection of catalogs for small records labels, from 1979-82

by Various

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Published
1979
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Various cities: Various Publishers, 1979. Collection of three catalogs compiling hundreds of listings of releases by small and independent record labels from 1979 to 1982. A treasure trove of information on the underground music scene of the era. Included in the listing are: "Great bands, small labels," published by "Gorilla Beat" magazine, Mulheim, Germany, 1979. "Small Labels Catalogue 1980," published… Read more
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image 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," and "Heart… Read more
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image 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, with a… Read more
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image of Punk Rock Movie (Original handbill from the film's earliest showing in the London)

Punk Rock Movie (Original handbill from the film's earliest showing in the London)

by Don Letts (director)

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Published
1979
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London: Don Letts, 1979. Original handbill for the London premiere of the 1977 film documentary, held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Cinema Club, preceding the New York premiere of the film by nearly 10 months. The definitive London punk documentary. Shot by Don Letts on 8mm film almost exclusively at The Roxy in Covent Garden, London, during the… Read more
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Let's Go Playmates (Original manuscript)

by [The Ramones] Joey Ramone

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Published
1977
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N.p.: N.p., 1977. Original manuscript by Joey Ramone for an unrecorded Ramones song, "Let's Go Playmates," executed by the punk legend in holograph pencil on both the recto and verso of a legal size sheet of lined notebook paper. The lyrics appear in every orientation, a beautiful, messy gathering of ideas-some crossed through-rather than a finished song. They read,… Read more
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