Rare Record from Forgotten Scottish Metal Band Now More Valuable That Some Beatles Records

Ever hear of Glory Hunter?  Me, neither. They were around for only a couple of weeks and broke up 35 years ago. But record collectors are now going nuts over their one-and-only record. Copies are now trading for upwards of $1,500.

How the f**k does this sort of thing happen? Such are the mysterious of the record collector subculture.

Their 1979 single, “Thoughts of Destiny”–properly categories as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal of the late 70s and early 80s–was pressed in a single lot of 1,000 copies. Now it’s selling for stupid prices. The band has no idea why, either.  They think it’s nice, but they’re certainly not profiting from it.

I’d love to hear this thing, but I can’t find any links online. Can you?

Read more at The Daily News.

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Rare Record from Forgotten Scottish Metal Band Now More Valuable That Some Beatles Records

  • October 15, 2014 at 12:48 pm
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    Hi Alan I was the drummer in glory hunter nice to make some history mmm

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  • October 22, 2014 at 4:15 am
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    Hi Alan, I’ve been searching for this single for a few years now as the band were from the area where I work and would love to get my hands on a copy. Both songs are good (I have mp3s) but the best is ‘Thoughts of Destiny’ itself.

    Stuart – did any band members go on to other projects or release anything else at the time?

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