The current treasure: rare “unofficial” Grateful Dead LPs, and released Firesign Theater comedy LPs.
These are vinyl records from my collection that I’m ready to let go. I’m giving my friends first crack at them before I list them on eBay (starting in April 2021).
The Info links are to the Discogs information about the albums. The prices are from the same items sold by others on eBay, and probably the prices I’ll use when I list them. But you can make me an offer. I’ll remove these as I sell them.
If you are interested, please leave a comment at the bottom of this page with your email address. You can also reach me at bove at rockument dot com.
Grateful Dead rare unofficial LPs
Farewell to Winterland, Grateful Dead
3 vinyl LPs. Unofficial Release of 1978-79 New Year’s Eve concert at Winterland closing. Unofficial release with cover photo of Garcia with champagne glass, back print of the New Year’s Eve ticket/pass. $100
Make Believe Ballroom (The 1975 Spot Check), Grateful Dead
2 vinyl LPs. Recorded August 13, 1975 at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Excellent condition. Unique cover art depicting Garcia at the microphone, with the S.F. Transamerica Pyramid building on the back cover. $50
Garcia’s Gang, Grateful Dead
2 vinyl LPs. Rare unofficial (bootleg) release of parts of several live shows at the Fillmore East, NY, 4-26-71 through 4-28-71, first 3 tracks with Duane Allman. This is a historical document, an audience recording with mediocre vinyl manufacturing, resulting in a tinny sound and nearly inaudible opening for track 8 “Dark Star – St. Stephen”. However the vinyl is as good a condition as when first acquired, with no subsequent wear or scratches. Photo of the Dead in a warehouse on the front, and Jerry Garcia at a train crossing on the back, along with “To correspond with band members write: Sing Sing, Cell 1020, Ossining, NY 10562. A bit of wear around the edges. $25
Mountains of the Moon, Grateful Dead
Crude bootleg of Aoxomoxoa album and singles outtakes with some skips due to poor vinyl record mastering and manufacturing (not from usage, only played once to record it). The vinyl record has no labels. This is a historical document of what the band was trying to record in the studio at that time (1967-69). The cover is simply a black cardboard sleeve with artwork on loose paper, held together by a plastic antistatic outer sleeve. $50
Cosmik Messengers, Grateful Dead
Rare fan club album. Unofficial Swedish release recorded at SUNY Stoneybrook October 30, 1970, second show. “This fan club album is not intended for sale, commercial distribution, or air play and is available exclusively from the United Fan Club Society, Goteborg, Sweden.” Released in 1986. Title of “Beat it on Down the Line” incorrectly listed on back cover as “Beat it All Down the Line”. $50
More Cosmik Messages, Grateful Dead / Hot Tuna
Rare fan club album. Unofficial Swedish release recorded at SUNY Stoneybrook October 30, 1970, second show. Last 5 seconds of Side B (Turn On Your Lovelight) is distorted due to bad LP manufacturing. “This fan club album is not intended for sale, commercial distribution, or air play and is available exclusively from the United Fan Club Society, Goteborg, Sweden.” Released in 1986. Tracks 1 and 2 of Side A are Hot Tuna. Vinyl is thin non-standard weight, inside generic white interior record sleeve. Cover is slip-style, and came with no insert. $50
The Warlocks, Grateful Dead
Studio sessions from May 3, 1965 in L.A. Dedicated to Ron “P” McKernan. The “Untitled” track at end of side B is cut off — this is “Fire in the City”, the Dead backing singer Jon Hendricks. “Stealin'” is actually an unknown instrumental. Side B are mostly instrumental tracks without vocals. The sleeve is a folder style with loose record/sleeve inside, the record label is yellow with handwritten “Side 1” and “Side 2”. $50
Firesign Theater LPs
|Waiting For The Electrician Or Someone Like Him, The Firesign Theatre||LP: Very good condition. Cover: Front cover very good, ring wear on back cover and edges.
|How Can You Be In Two Places At Once When You’re Not Anywhere At All, The Firesign Theatre||LP: Very good condition. Cover: shelf wear, one seam starting to split..
|I Think We’re All Bozos On This Bus, The Firesign Theatre||LP: Very good. Cover: Shelf wear, one seam starting to split.
|Don’t Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me The Pliers, The Firesign Theatre||LP: Very good. Cover: shelf wear, one seam starting to split.
|Everything You Know Is Wrong, The Firesign Theatre||LP: Pristine condition, played only twice. Cover: Some shelf wear and slight ring wear.
|Dear Friends, The Firesign Theatre||LP: Some pops and clicks but otherwise fine. Record 1 (Side 1 and Side 4) and Record 2 (Side 2 and 3). Note that some scratch sounds are recorded sound effects, not scratches. Cover: Shelf wear and ring wear, split along the top, promo stickers on front cover removed, sleeves intact.
|The Tale Of The Giant Rat Of Sumatra, The Firesign Theatre||Played only twice. Cover: Minor shelf wear.
|In the Next World You’re On Your Own, The Firesign Theatre||Played only twice. Clicks and pops in a few places (side 1). Cover: Minor shelf wear.
|Not Insane Or Anything You Want To, The Firesign Theatre||Pops and clicks at the beginning of each side. Cover: Shelf wear and frayed edges.
|Eat Or Be Eaten, The Firesign Theatre. Signed by Phil Proctor, Peter Bergman, and Phil Austin.||LP: Near Mint condition. Played once to digitize it. Cover: Plastic record sleeve, very minor shelf wear, excellent condition.
|Give Us A Break (Proctor and Bergman)||LP: Very good condition. Cover: Very good condition, some shelf wear.