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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:57 pm 
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falsedichotomy wrote:
I could understand such a high bid if the proceeds went to charity. Do you know if this was the case?

the 3-record box [black vinyl] was donated to the theater company that produced the joe's garage play

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:25 pm 
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I've always wanted a $75 copy of the Francesco LP.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:51 am 
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So, let's see if I have got this right. All I need to do is punch a whole in the cover of my copy of 'Broadway the hard way' and it's value will instantly increase from $20 to $150?
Thats really cool, I'm off to ebay to buy as many copies of it as I can, once I have punched holes in them and sold them at a massive profit I will be able to afford to buy future releases from Barfko Swill.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:43 am 
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Dark Clothes wrote:
Some years ago they had a bunch of promo-stamped DiscReet albums at around $35 each, and I thought that was a bit much. Anyone here fancy Broadway The Hard Way with punch hole at a mere $150?

http://barfkoswill.shop.musictoday.com/Dept.aspx?cp=971_16820&sort=&page=0

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:10 pm 
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slime.oofytv.set wrote:
the joe's garage 3-lp box was donated by zft, live auction at a joe's garage performance in l.a.; 99 people in the audience could bid, last bid 20 min after the show ended


I think now we can officially claim the ZFT have lost all connections with reality and their fanbase, because the prices for these pieces of Barking Pumpkin Vinyl are just completely insane :shock:

I mean, come on... $400.00 for the Joe's Garage Box Set ?

When i was in Berlin in july, i came across the exact same Boxset (in near mint condition) for only 35 Euro's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How far up your own ass must one's head be to ask these sort of prices for (let's face it) old stuff ???

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:50 pm 
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I have complete vinyl up to Them or Us, some of which I don't want to part with. I listen to FZ (like most of the rest of my collection) off the hard drive.

At these prices, my collection could get me a retirement home.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:58 pm 
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Could it be a mistake?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:00 pm 
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ZackGlickman wrote:
Could it be a mistake?

yes :?:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:54 pm 
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At these prices, they are surely hand signed by Frank. Right?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:36 pm 
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In 2008 i sold a full big box of zappa lps for about 7$ each :shock:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:06 am 
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Zut, I would have been happy to get $75 each. Although I love the covers, and the Bizarre versions (including a Bizarre copy I have of At the Ark) have GREAT mastering, the music is the thing and I have that in digital on the hard drive and the CDs .

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:21 am 
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the original vinyl mixes of MOST of the albums are a million times better than the shitty 80s/90s FZ approved remasters/remixes. some are as we all know, a fucking abomination

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:59 am 
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tweezers wrote:
Zut, I would have been happy to get $75 each. Although I love the covers, and the Bizarre versions (including a Bizarre copy I have of At the Ark) have GREAT mastering, the music is the thing and I have that in digital on the hard drive and the CDs .
I could have had put em on Ebay but i was moving, my brother had just die and i was in a kind of rush without room to bring em with me. :|

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tweezers wrote:
Zut, I would have been happy to get $75 each. Although I love the covers, and the Bizarre versions (including a Bizarre copy I have of At the Ark) have GREAT mastering, the music is the thing and I have that in digital on the hard drive and the CDs .

That's seven dollars each, Tweezers. (the French-Canadians put the dollar sign after the amount)

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FalseDichotomy wrote:
Just when I thought that their pricing scale couldn't be more out of touch with reality. Sad.
i am very, very glad i completed my Zappa vinyl collection a few years ago (with the exception of BTB v.2)
since the internet has all but destroyed CD sales, i suppose ZFT has to find new and interesting (albeit misguided and as you said, sad) ways to generate revenue

i guess those of us hoping for all of the releases that are only available digitally to one day be pressed on vinyl are just going to keep on hoping

but that Roxy DVD is just around the corner, right? RIGHT???

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:54 am 
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I guess these albums are for hard core completists, so maybe they have a place for that limited audience. Gail can do what she wants, but it's too steep for me, that's for sure. I'd actually like to have new versions of these albums, because a few years ago my basement flooded and I lost my entire record collection.

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Ronny's Noomies wrote:
I guess these albums are for hard core completists
Yes, the kind who keep everything sealed... like in The 40 Year Old Virgin.


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Shipped vinyl (GEMM): Tinseltown Rebellion and SUNPYGSM (orig. mail order ed.) - total cost $44, incl. PP. Air mail from the US to Europe was the largest amount on the bill.

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Just discovered Havin' a Bad Day is now available for $100.

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