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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:08 pm 
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I bought this for seven pounds on ebay.

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I know this was a stopgap release on an indie label while Reprise had problems with with it's UK distrubutors who didn't like the records content.

I've seen copies of this go for about 100+ yet at other times it's gone for a lot less.

Is this record actually worth anything, my copy is in VG+ condition.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:34 am 
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I'd like to know the answer to that too.
I bought mine from a seller in the back of Record Collector magazine before ebay but I can't remember what I paid for it. Probably around £20-£25.
Mine is in excellent condition. (So there...!)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:59 am 
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Are the booklets included?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:17 pm 
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Soracha wrote:
Are the booklets included?


No it doesnt as the record label was so small they couldn't afford to print booklets, the Lp was around for a few months until Reprise began distributing it again.

Transatlantic had some close links with Reprise as they released the Fugs Reprise era stuff in the UK, and Reprise in turn released some of thier uk lp's in the US.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:18 am 
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Not in mine. I don't think that they were with this particular issue.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:28 pm 
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I have the U.S 1st pressing on the Bizarre label with original liner sleeves and the "Nifty Booklet."
I wonder what what this is worth? I sure wish this original vinyl mix sees the light of the day
someday. The Ryko release sounds horrible. compared to the original mix.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:13 pm 
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it's possible both my copies have booklets, anyone wanna trade ¿ will consider any publication with zappa content on my want list


not sure if the uk 1st pressing is extra valuable, it's more valuable if it has 400 days of the year instead of nine types of industrial pollution

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:05 am 
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matty3198 wrote:
I bought this for seven pounds on ebay.

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I know this was a stopgap release on an indie label while Reprise had problems with with it's UK distrubutors who didn't like the records content.

I've seen copies of this go for about 100+ yet at other times it's gone for a lot less.

Is this record actually worth anything, my copy is in VG+ condition.

They Ain't worth much on Ebay the Jap Mini CD are out selling LP prices.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:36 am 
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cleon wrote:
matty3198 wrote:
I bought this for seven pounds on ebay.

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I know this was a stopgap release on an indie label while Reprise had problems with with it's UK distrubutors who didn't like the records content.

I've seen copies of this go for about 100+ yet at other times it's gone for a lot less.

Is this record actually worth anything, my copy is in VG+ condition.

They Ain't worth much on Ebay the Jap Mini CD are out selling LP prices.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310391102318?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

A copy went on ebay for over £100.

My version isnt in as good condition but it does have the 400 days of the year misprint.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:21 am 
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Looks like some Asshole paid over the odds 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:37 am 
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cleon wrote:
Looks like some Asshole paid over the odds 8)


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140736058265&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNA:GB:1123

Yeah but it aint an isolated incident as someone has paid £63 for a VG copy of it.

I can remember a record shop in Taunton had one for sale for £45 and it sold.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:56 am 
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Yeah now post some Highest Asshole prices for Uncle Meat CD :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:52 pm 
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cd, $90 . . . . Image




tape, $110.50 . . . . reserve not met




tape re-listed, current bid: $14.50 Image

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:09 am 
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And look at this;
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Frank-Zappa-Mothers-o-Invention-Large-Advert-Uncle-Meat-/400291623411?pt=UK_Music_Music_Memorabilia_LE&hash=item5d333d71f3

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:40 am 
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From "Scientific American":

Hints of inconsistent Earthly timekeeping come through natural calendars preserved in fossils. Corals, for example, go through daily and seasonal growing cycles that form bands akin to growth rings in trees; counting them shows how many days passed in a year. In the early Carboniferous period some 350 million years ago an Earth year was around 385 days, ancient corals indicate, meaning not that it took longer for the planet to revolve around the sun, but that a day–night cycle was less than 23 hours long.

Sedimentary rocks such as sandstone also testify to the quicker days of yore. As moon-spawned tides wash over rocks they deposit mineral specks, layer upon layer. In southern Australia, for example, these vertically accumulating tidal "rhythmites" have pegged an Earth day at 21.9 hours some 620 million years ago. This equates to a 400-day year, although other estimates suggest even brisker daily rotations then.


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=earth-rotation-summer-solstice

I wonder if Zappa knew that?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:25 pm 
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I finally decided to go and look at my Transatlantic Uncle Meat, it does indeed say 400 Days of the Year on the actual record! Side 1 is backed with side 2 (unlike the US Bizarre version where 1 is backed with 4) and Side 2 lists Prelude to King Kong as Preludes to King Kong.

The main reason that I bought the US copy was because I always doubted that the Transatlantic version was actually an original. It just never looked or felt like a record set from 1969 and thought it may have been a reissue. Little did I know.........
Now I'm wondering whether to try and sell it or not 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:26 am 
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I haven't heard it for a while, but doesn't the Bob Guy Dear Jeepers/Letter from Jeepers single have a 400 days of the year reference on it?

My original Bizarre/Reprise pressing has 400 Days of the Year on the label. Nice surprise!


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college rhythm wrote:
I haven't heard it for a while, but doesn't the Bob Guy Dear Jeepers/Letter from Jeepers single have a 400 days of the year reference on it?

My original Bizarre/Reprise pressing has 400 Days of the Year on the label. Nice surprise!

"Dear Count Dracula,
I am writing to you from Cucamonga . . . Ha-ha! Cucamonga? The weather is lovely. The nausea of noon. The wind is always blowing and the sun never shines. And it's rainy and damp four hundred days of the year."

My copy of Uncle Meat has neither "Nine Types..." or "400 Days..". :cry:
(Both side 1 and side 4 have the side 4 label.)

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Bit of track watching some doc last month and on there they reckon it was 400 odd days in a year According too ancient coral :shock:

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