1992, USA. Rockathon
Most copies of the Guided by Voices 1992 LP Propeller had hand-assembled
collage sleeves. A numbered edition of 500 copies, selling at the time for,
oh, eight bucks or so. It is a masterpiece: maybe my favorite GBV album in
its capacity of glorious lo-f/no-f sound and amazing Swell Maps/Kinks/TV
Personalities blasts of throwaway brilliance. This album now changes hands for
several thousand dollars. I used to have 60 of them sitting in a box next to my
desk when I worked at Matador Records a long time ago. I sold them.
For 8 bucks a throw.
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