THROBBING GRISTLE 20 Jazz Funk Greats RARE ORIG UK 79 NEAR MINT LP + N/M POSTER.
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Artist or Band: THROBBING GRISTLE
Album Title: 20 Jazz Funk Greats
Side 1: 20 Jazz Funk Greats; Beachy Head; Still Walking; Tanith; Convincing People; Exotica.
Side 2: Hot on the Heels of Love; Persuasion; Walkabout; What a Day; Six Six Sixties.
Label/Format: Industrial with matt, smooth surfaces
Label Conditions: Both very clean, fresh and attractive with any spindle traces few, very fine and faint.
Catalogue Number: IR 0008
Mode / Speed: Stereo / 33.3 rpm.
Warps: Assume all records I offer have no warping of any significance and all tracking is easy and effortless and should play on all turntables and even ‘budget’ decks.
Weight of this Record: 120 grams.
Country of Manufacture: England
Original Year of Release: 1979
Rarity: Scarce, this copy has the recut matrixes, still from 1979 and includes the rare and elusive poster in near mint, unmounted condition. Only pressed in small numbers, the poster run reputed at 2,000 which is pretty low, and how many survive in this condition? With virtually no airplay, this band’s albums were virtually ignored on issue, but the limited runs did disappear fast.
Matrix Nos: IR 008 A2 EG S.A. / IR 008 B2
Run-Out Etchings: EG S.A. / AH POOK WAS HERE EG RECUT 30-11-79 S.R.A.
Musicians: Chris Carter – Roland synthesisers, sequencers, rhythms and vocals; Peter Christopherson – Tape, vibes, cornet and vocals. Genesis P-Orridge – Bass guitars, violin, vibes, synthesiser and vocals and Cosey Fanni Tutti – Satellite lead guitar, gizmo guitar, synthesiser, cornet and vocals.
Brief Artist & Album Info: Emerging from Manchester around the same time as Punk Rock, this infamous band’s music was far more revolutionary. They made a sound like no other at this time, or probably since. Their ‘music’ was very angry, even ugly, it was designed to counterpoint the squalor and cruelty they saw in late-20th century city life. Very uncommercial with little sales potential, the number of records pressed reflected in the number they probably expected to sell, although they were later repressed in the same small numbers. They were derided or ignored by the music press. Airplay was practically zero, even John Peel did not play their music and he was never afraid to promote the obscure. They only made three studio albums, this being the third, although their catalogue is vast as they recorded all their live gigs. Their official output, as stated is very limited, rarely seen and highly collectable and sort-after. This album – do not be fooled by the spoof title – is another dark album, that said this is easily the most accessible record they ever made. The usual subject-matter is covered: death, pornography, disease, sex, injury, suicide, despair and a bad day at the office? (‘What a Day’ – with its ugly electronic riff has to be heard). Now this may all sound totally unlistenable to most readers of this listing, but I would totally disagree – this groundbreaking quartet had something to say and did not hold back. They had their ideas about the bad things in life and simply put them to music.
“Pain is the stimulus of pain; But then of course nothing is cured; This is the world now”. – Six Six Sixties
Their live work was far more severe with levels of intensity that few other bands or artists ever matched, chaos often reined. This studio album is actually quite easy to listen too and even includes four gentle electronic instrumentals. Music soundscapes are created with use of strange instruments and sampling including female member, Cosey Fanni Tutti playing an eerie cornet – this creates some unearthly unsettling sounds. She provided the glam to this very bleak unit and was a former actress in the ‘adult’ movie scene, somewhat against the odds, she recently featured on interview on BBC radio. ‘TG’ were led by Genesis P-Orridge, who later formed Psychic TV, his vocals were capable of making the blood run cold. This band and album are not for the faint hearted but have an addictive quality and actually become very likable. Modern critics and magazines rate this as one of the best albums of the 1970s, but clearly it is not for every one. I have to confess to being a fan right from the early days and was one of the few owners of the 5-album box set that actually made it to my local record shop in Colchester back in my earlier years. This copy is in superb condition and plays the same, the rare poster unmounted and immaculate. Never take this for granted as many do crackle, Industrial were only a small indie label. Complete originals are incredibly elusive and rare and seldom offered, for those who have never heard this daring and pioneering band, there is no better place to get a sample of Throbbing Gristle.
Cover Grade and Format: EXCELLENT(+): a single unlaminated format with a coated surface that gives a gently gloss sheen. Includes the plain white inner sleeve and the seldom-seen poster.
Cover Front: Taken at Beachy Head and originally including a dead naked body below the feat of the four band members. This was never allowed to be issued on this album cover and can only be seen in black and white within the rare box set. This front is little short of immaculate with any blemishes minimal, just a fine trace of a thumb crease towards the right that registers little. Clean, fresh with superb rich colour, this deceptively commercial front cover looks top-quality.
Cover Back: Similar to front, the thumb crease a little heavier, but still only light. There is little else to really fault, a back prone to light fading which this has totally avoided and cover-protected for virtually all its time.
Top & Bottom Edges: Almost as made and very straight, unworn.
Right Edge(s), and Type: Clean, sharp with barely any thickening, this guaranteed untrimmed or enhanced. Record enters on this edge.
Spine and Text: Solid, straight with minimal trace of compression, one very mild dink only. All text unworn and strong, also perfectly centred on the quite narrow depth.
Corners: All corners are superb again with any rubs minuscule, lovely sharp shape retained with no knocks.
Cover Summary: Never an easy to find, very few were ever manufactured and this still remains elusive. A very fine example that should please many, if not most collectors. The white inner sleeve is practically mint as-made with no splits or repairs.
The Poster: PRACTICALLY MINT: almost as rare as any poster issued, seldom seen or offered, this is totally genuine and was only included briefly with very early issues. A typically dark and sinister black and white picture of the early TG band, this will be owned by the few and seen rarely. This is unmounted (e.g. no pin-holes or tape marks) and probably hardly even unfolded or exposed to daylight. I have seen very few of these and rarely better, even back is clean and fresh. Lovely crisp edges and the fold are totally unstressed or weakened. A reference standard example that will delight the connoisseur collector of the rarest inserts.
Vinyl Condition/Visual Grading: NEAR MINT: and clearly hardly played or even likely handled. The few of these that exist were often purchased by the curious and many put back in racks and left and this looks very much to be the case here. Very clean with lovely shine, try finding this rare Industrial record better. Visually a top example that should please most fans and collectors.
Album Played For Grading: Yes. [I play ALL records I offer before submitting to Ebay, also the record is played in its entirety unless clearly stated otherwise. I do NOT play snippets or joining grooves to check for sound quality and quietness – I play from the beginning to end via clinically revealing B&W speakers that include the legendary tweeter from their awesome Nautilus range that reveals every blemish or minuscule sound present on any record.]
Sound Quality and Audio Grading: This pioneering album plays even above it’s high visual grading with little of any note to fault. Offering strong, distortion-free sound, all frequencies are sharp and clear – sound quality is very high with a wide dynamic range and very detailed sound. TG albums were very well produced and recorded, any surface sounds are minimal indeed and this is an exceptional clean pressing with no tracking issues*. Few available copies will outperform this very early 1979 pressing significantly I feel sure. Both channels are clean and sharp, I am certain this record has been played very lightly and has been generally well stored and carefully handled, almost certainly in a non-smoking environment. Nothing spoilt my pleasure when play-grading this wonderful record. Brilliantly bleak, the messages are stark and full-on, it will prove very difficult to find significantly better and can be strongly recommended. Finding this Industrial classic better with a near mint poster will prove immensely difficult.
* As played-graded on a high-end Linn LP12 Sondek turntable with Ittok Mk II arm and Ortofon Quintet Black moving coil cartridge tracking at 2.2 grams. Records are a ‘contact’ format, and few will avoid the odd minor sound blemish.
Now one of the most established sellers on Ebay and still offering the finest and most accurately described and graded records I can find. I pride myself on offering a variety of genres to keep my site as interesting as possible. I will rarely offer any record that falls below a true Excellent grading, unless its of a certain rarity which will justify offering a lesser grade. I try, to the best of my ability to describe as accurately and as honesty as I can all items I offer for sale with all the relevant information I can think of to help any potential bidder and collector. You may notice I only submit records sparingly on Ebay as I Play-Grade every record I offer in their entirety – also on higher-end equipment – not just bits to guess a grade – visuals alone do not always tell a true or full story. I will mention any defects or flaws no matter how small that I notice to be fair as possible to any interested collector – I am very fussy and my buyers have the right to be too. Every record I offer, whether it be a common or rare item deserves the same respect as far as I am concerned and will be treated the same - just because an item is rare does not always mean it’s good. I get just as much pleasure offering a relatively common record in stunning near mint condition as the real rare items. All the pictures I use for your guidance are the item being offered with no digital enhancements. Room light factors can make things vary sometimes, that is hard to control, especially in winter. If any picture I take looks more flattering than the actual item for any reason, I will clearly state the fact in the advert and vice-versa. I hope the item below is to your liking – any questions can be emailed and I will do my very best to answer you. I am enthusiastic, and have a fair degree of knowledge about many genres and I promise quality items. Please assume all records I offer have NO jumps, sticks, warps or writing on covers or labels unless clearly stated to the contrary. Thanks for your interest and Good luck – MIKE.
Equipment Used for Play-Grading: I now play-grade ALL the records I offer (unless clearly stated to the contrary) on the following equipment:
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I now offer the fastest possible posting, often the very next day after payment is received or within two to three days maximum (unless on holiday). I only use FIRST-CLASS Mail. The record’s cover will be placed within a BRAND NEW soft protective sleeve and the actual record will be professionally cleaned on my new VPI-17 Pro vacuum system to give ultimate clean grooves and playing surfaces and the best possible looks and ultimate sound quality. You will NOT get tired, dull looking, dust infested records inside worn and foggy covers with tatty inners from this seller and that’s a promise and guarantee. All records are posted in professional boxes (NOT Mailers, these do not offer any real protection). The record(s) are REMOVED from their main cover to avoid edge splits and placed within a brand new polylined inner. The record’s original inner will be included if available. The boxes are then reinforced with at least TWO, ULTRA THICK stiffeners for maximum extra protection – these are FOUR TIMES thicker than commercial stiffeners and are custom-made for oneadayrecords. Really rare and expensive albums will even be Double Boxed if deemed necessary and possible. When larger boxes are used, the thick record and stiffener ‘sandwich’ is then thickly embedded into bubble-wrap to bulk out the record inside the box to centre the item inside to reduce the risk of damage still further. Printed address labels are used for clarity as well as a sender label. Customers requests or special needs for P&P will be respected if at all possible but ‘Signed-For’ posting is NOT an option anymore. I do not profit on posting, better quality packaging costs, I offer probably the best-value and safest shipping possible for ultimate confidence. The boxes and ultra thick double-wall stiffeners make a near impregnable fortress for safe shipping and this is used inland and overseas for ALL my records, not just the rare and expensive. I will invoice any winning bidder as soon as possible after the auction ends. My ‘loss’ or ‘damage rate’ is minuscule in over 17 years of Ebay trading and I consider that pretty exceptional. The only damage rate acceptable for this seller is ZERO and I think my packets will offer just that. It would take a vicious postman or postal service to damage these for sure. Oneadayrecords is a MAILER-FREE ZONE. I discount of course for multiple purchases with a maximum of FIVE records per box (one double can sometimes be included subject to total weight). All postage costs are below and at the top of the listing.
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Posting & Packing: UK & CHANNEL ISLANDS all now sent via Recorded Delivery:
1 LP (FIRST-CLASS Recorded Delivery with Standard Royal Mail Insurance) [Signed For] = £4.75
1 LP (Special Delivery with Standard £500 Maximum Insurance) [Signed For, Next Day] = £7.50. (this includes insurance of £500). Add £1 per extra LP.
Posting & Packing: EUROPE & SCANDINAVIA. (Airmail Only):
1 LP (Small Packet ‘Signed For’ with Standard Royal Mail Insurance [£50 maximum]) = £12.50 (enhanced Royal Mail insurance is an optional extra £3). Add £2 per extra LP.
Posting & Packing: ALL OVERSEAS (non-European) e.g. USA (ANY PART OF); South America; New Zealand; Australia; Canada; Japan and other Far East; (Airmail Only: I NEVER use Surface Mail):
1 LP (Small Packet ‘Signed For’ with Standard Royal Mail Insurance [£50 maximum]) = £16.50 (£17.50 for double sets). Add £3 per extra LP. (enhanced Royal Mail insurance is an optional extra £3)
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SOME GENERAL GUIDES TO WEAR AND CONDITIONS TO HELP YOU DECIDE
My Use of Description Terminology: Surface Marks = Superficial, usually light marks, hairlines or light scuffs that rarely sound. Scratch = a needle mark that goes below the record’s surface, some will sound, some will not, my play-grade will inform. Original = a record that has been pressed with the first label design which does NOT necessarily mean a very first pressed record. First Pressing = A record that I believe or know to be a genuine very first pressed record. I do not claim to always know for sure, and that’s why I state the stamper and matrix numbers if at all possible, for those who claim to know what they all mean, the information is there for the collector to decide. I prefer to use terms like ‘Early Copy’ rather than ‘First Pressing’ if I am not totally sure. Surface Sound = Mild, light sound, usually light crackle or similar. Distortion = Break up of the actual sound caused by groove wear or damage from a chipped stylus – the most undesirable form of unwanted sound, vintage mono records were the most prone to this happening but not exclusively so. The symptoms of distortion are high frequency clipping, moderate constant crackle or an echo type sound quality. Violin, piano and vocals are most prone to groove-wear distortion. Feathering = Fraying or softening of the entry edge of a cover. Covers with feathered entrance edges are more likely to have had the actual record inserted and removed more than a non-feathered, sharp-edged cover which are always far more attractive. Set Off, actually a printer’s term for dark ink leaving mild residue on pale or white ink when rested upon. e.g. when a gatefold cover has black ink closed against white, this can leave some black residue on the pale area – this is mostly unavoidable or course.
The Argument for Vinyl Original sound and mix (mono mixes are rarely available on CD), high quality sound on clean copies (played on a hi-end dedicated analogue system – breathtaking sound!), beautiful, large format covers, artwork, inserts and even full size posters etc; huge investment potential, and the pleasure of owning ‘the real thing’.