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GIDIANS LEAGUE "Hey! Did You Know You've Got Your Face On Upside Down" b/w "You've Got A Mind Of Your Own"
Original 1972 45 on the UK COLUMBIA label
IN ORIGINAL COLUMBIA BAG!
Vinyl plays VG+
SUPER RARE and, as far as I know, still uncomped glam psych masterpiece from 1972 by Gidians League - in fact, I was looking for this one for so long I started to doubt its existence! Obviously not a band hindered by short song titles, "Hey! Did You Know You've Got Your Face On Upside Down" is a classic bit of handclappin' Cockney drunken pub singalong glam pop that's instantly memorable, probably in part because of the stolen "Don't Bring Me Down" riff sped up twice as fast. The flip treads poppier waters, riding on a nice blend of airy acoustic guitars and massively echoed out lounge vocals coupled with stabbing "Western Uni0n" keyboards and breezy harmonies all over the place. Couldn't tell you a thing about WHO they were, these Gidians League kids, and apparently no one else on the Interwebs can either. But this is as perfect a pop confection to leave behind as your anonymous legacy. And don't be surprised if you never see another one ever - zero hits on popsike.com and the online marketplace. Including this one right here.
UPDATE: SORRY, I NO LONGER SHIP TO ITALY DUE TO A CORRUPT POSTAL SYSTEM (THERE, NOT HERE).
(THE LESS EXCITING STUFF...)
First class shipping is $4.00 in the US, with each additional record only $1 additional shipping. Delivery confirmation included in the shipping costs. Air mail shipping to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Canada starts at $6 US, each additional record $2 shipping. Air mail shipping everywhere else in the world starts at $8 US, with each additional record only $3 shipping.
I try to grade as best as I can, and I list as many blemishes/imperfections I can find (writing, ringwear, scuff marks, etc.) – Also, please note that I DO listen to these albums – I may not listen to every track, but my grades are based on LISTENING, not just looking at it, since chances are you’ll be listening to the record you buy, not just looking at it. Most of the albums I sell are the ones I’ve enjoyed for years – and I treat my records with kid gloves. But sounds speak louder than words, so check out the sound clips below – they’re from the actual record you’re bidding on.
SHIPPING AND PACKAGING
Listen, I buy a bunch of records too (when I’m not getting outbid at the last second, which is more often than not) – and I know what it’s like to get a rare, one-of-a-kind album packaged dangerously in a flimsy bubblewrap package. I hate that too. So rest assured, I ALWAYS package albums with stiff cardboard reinforcements, same for 45s. And yes, the records are removed from the sleeves (for albums). I ship out once a week, every Friday, because I have a regular day job. But I’d be willing to give that up if you’d all be so kind as to bid my items up to stupidly high amounts.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN…
I will always leave positive feedback for successful transactions, and would appreciate the same in return. All I ask of you is the following – please pay for your items within 14 days of the close of auction. Compared to other sellers, that’s a generous amount of time, so if you don’t pay within 2 weeks, then I have to assume something’s wrong. You’ll get an Ebay payment reminder at that point, and possibly a decapitated horse head in your bed. If, after 30 days, you still haven’t forked up the cash, I’ll relist the item and yell at you if I ever see you in town.