Ebay Oddities (all local) by Jay Allen Sanford 01.27.07
The following items are being auctioned or were recently sold on eBay:
An Iron Butterfly concert in Indianapolis , Indiana was advertised with an 8½ by 11 inch handbill on green paper with black ink. "I found it inside a signed Iron Butterfly album," said the seller, who was unsure of the concert date but guessed "either 1968 or 1969." Described as in near mint condition, it received four bids and sold for $100.99.
A single-track promo "Lycanthrope" CD by +44, with cover art featuring the band's name in computer typeface, is one of the first official recordings available from the new band with Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker. Its auction attracted nineteen bids and closed at $96.02.
A 45 RPM record by the Lyrics featuring "Mr. Man" and "Wait," on the GNP Crescendo label, was listed by a National City seller in very good-plus condition. The white label promotional copy earned six bids before selling for $43.88.
One pair of front row tickets for Christina Aguilera's March 2, 2007 appearance at iPayOne Center has been listed multiple times with an opening bid of $1,399.00 but has received no bids at this writing. By comparison, four tickets to see Aerosmith and Motley Crue in the fourth row at Coors Amphitheatre November 9 are selling with a buy-it-now price of $1,199.00.
"You Think You Really Know Me" by indie pioneer Gary Wilson was described as an "exceedingly rare private press LP from 1977." Most of Wilson 's records were recorded and released after his move to San Diego in the early eighties, where he was recently "rediscovered" working at a College Grove porn shop. Now enjoying a career resurgence that includes a track on the new Adult Swim CD "Chrome Children," he tells me " I originally pressed three hundred copies of 'You Think' in 1977 and then pressed another three hundred in 1979. I only have one copy left myself, sent by a fan from Portland who had the original pressing and was kind enough to send me his personal copy." The album racked up thirteen bids before selling for $164.50.