If you’re into collecting rare records, this post is for you. These are among the rarest and valuable releases in alternative music history.
- The original vinyl release of Nirvana’s Bleach album. Only about 1000 were printed up and the current price is about $2,000 a copy.
- The very first Joy Division EP is worth about $6,000. It’s a 7-inch entitled An Ideal for Living.
- And then there’s the Sex Pistols’ “God Save the Queen” 7-inch on the A&M label. What makes this edition so valuable is that the Pistols were on A&M for just six days. Two hundred and fifty thousand were pressed—but the band was dropped before the single was released. Most were melted down but a few hundred managed to escape. A copy of this 7-inch will now cost you anywhere between $10,000 and $25,000.
If you missed Wednesday’s post, it was about the time Depeche Mode canceled a show in Ottawa for an odd reason.