music books & ephemera

1.                  BEEFHEART. Muir, John (edits). The Lives & Times of Captain Beefheart. Manchester: Babylon, n.d. 2nd edition (A4 size, the 1st is A5). Wrappers. 64pp. Collection of interviews, reviews, lyrics, photos etc. Minor creasing. £15.00

2.                  BEEFHEART. Barnes, Mike. Captain Beefheart: The Biography. New York: Cooper Square Press, 2002. An excellent copy in very slightly creased dust-jacket. £30.00

3.                  BJÖRK. Post. London: Bloomsbury, 1995. First edition. Wrappers, printed plastic dust-jacket. Edited by Sjón. Extensive interview with the artist. Numerous photographs. Excellent. £20.00

4.                  BURCHILL, Julie & PARSONS, Tony. 'The Boy Looked at Johnny': The Obituary of Rock'n'Roll. London: Pluto Press, 1978. First edition. Wrappers. Signed by the authors. Some water damage, principally to covers. £35.00

5.                  BUSH, Kate. VERMOREL, Fred & Judy. Kate Bush Biography. London: Target Books, [1980]. First edition. Wrappers. Creased at top right corner throughout, further minor creasing. £15.00

6.                  BUSH, Kate. VERMOREL, Fred. the secret history of KATE BUSH (& the strange art of pop). London: Omnibus, 1983. First edition. Wrappers. Minor creasing and wear to covers. £10.00

7.                  COON, Caroline. 1988: The New Wave Punk Explosion. London: Orbach & Chambers, 1977. First edition. Not to be confused with the Omnibus Press reprint. The slightly confusing title of this book refers to the last paragraph: “Whatever happens now, the force of punk rock will be felt in society at least until 1988 . . .” Lightly creased at top right corner throughout, worn at head of spine. £35.00

8.                  COPE. Julian. The Ur-Pagan: a propheteering companion. No.1. London: Head Heritage, 1995. 24-page magazine with articles and poetry by Cope, his wife Dorian and Paul Devereux. Together with a copy of Julian Cope Presents . . . Discover Avebury, an eight-page British Museum Friends leaflet from 2002, with text by Cope, Aubrey Burl & others. £25.00

9.                  CRAMPS. Original promotional badge, yellow on black logo [early 80s]. 1". £10.00

10.              CRAMPS. Porter, Dick. The Cramps: A Short History of Rock'n'Roll Psychosis. London: Plexus, 2007. First edition. Wrappers. Very minor wear. £20.00

11.              CRASS. Exitstencil Press postcards, complete set. 12 cards with Gee Vaucher artwork. Minor wear. £225.00

12.              CRASS. RIMBAUD, Penny (aka J. J. Ratter). Shibboleth: my revolting life. Edinburgh & San Francisco: AK Press, 1998. First edition, first issue with lower price. Wrappers. Inscribed by the author in capitals on the title-page: 'Because It Hurt And Still Does Love Pen'. The inscription also includes a phone number. Minor creasing. £150.00

13.              CRASS. VAUCHER, Gee. Woman, [2007]. Original colour print, one of 100 numbered copies signed by the artist in pencil. The image was commissioned for the first issue of State of Play magazine to appear in 'The art resistance' ("a number of leading illustrators interpret the theme for this issue - 'give us liberty'"). Slight score and four light indentations on verso which possibly occurred during production. £300.00

14.              DAVIES, Ray. X-Ray. London: Viking, 1994. First edition. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author: 'To Victoria Love, Ray Davies'. Minor wear to boards, minor marking & staining, cheap paper browning, creasing to dust-jacket. £45.00

15.              ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN. Original promotional badge, blue bunnyman [early 80s]. 1". £10.00

16.              ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN. Original promotional poster for 'Porcupine'. 60x40", printed in colour. 3" tear, corners reinforced with tape on verso, a few nicks and creases, very good. Together with another original promotional poster for 'Porcupine', 1983. 24x24", printed in colour. One short, closed tear, corners reinforced with tape on verso, very good. £25.00

17.              FALCO, Tav & MORSE, Eric. Mondo Memphis. [London]: Creation Books, 2011. One of 75 numbered hardback copies with a print signed by Tav Falco (also 1/75 copies, a photo by E. Baffle of the Burnettes). One of the last Creation books to be published by the elusive James Williamson (vere Julian Hallett). Minor bumping and wear to some corners. £250.00

18.              THE FALL. Original promotional badge, black butterfly [1979]. 3cm. £15.00

19.              THE FALL. Orginal 1980s badge, 'I'm into CB'. 1". £10.00

20.              THE FALL. Original 1980s badge, 'Cigs Smoked Here'. 1". £10.00

21.              THE FALL. Original 1980s badge, 'Oh! Brother'. 1". £10.00

22.              THE FALL. SMITH, Mark E. (with Austin Collings). Renegade: The Lives and Tales of Mark E. Smith. London: Viking, 2008. First edition. Unread copy. £10.00

23.              FLANAGAN, Bill. Written in My Soul: Rock’s Great Songwriters Talk About Creating Their Music. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1986. First edition. A few faint spots to top edge, else fine in price-clipped dust-jacket. An anthology of 27 interviews with various artists including Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Willie Dixon, Neil Young, Pete Townshend, Keith Richards, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Van Morrison and Tom Waits. £50.00

24.              HAPPY MONDAYS. Match of the Day Elland Road June 1991 tour programme. 20pp. Cover by Central Station Design. Minor creasing and wear. £10.00

25.              HAWKWIND. Abrahams, Ian. Hawkwind: Sonic Assassins. London: SAF, 2004. First edition. Excellent condition hardback with very slight wear to the top edge of the boards and some light blue marks to the front free endpapers where it looks like there may have been a piece of paper or pamphlet loosely inserted. £55.00

26.              HAWKWIND. Butterworth, Michael. Time of the Hawklords. Burlington: Collector's Guide Publishing, 1995. Wrappers. Minor creasing and wear. £25.00

27.              HAWKWIND. Butterworth, Michael. Queens of Deliria. Burlington: Collector's Guide Publishing, 1995. Wrappers. £25.00

28.              HENDRIX, Jimi. Stay Groovy Stay Free: Recorded Poems. Privately Printed, no place [London?], no date [1972?]. Wrappers. 112pp. Comprehensive lyrics collection with some photos. Some creasing and minor wear to the silver covers. £25.00

29.              HIP HOP. Malone, Bonz. Hip Hop Immortals Volume One. First edition, ‘limited’ to 4750 copies. A thing of beauty, edited by Nichole Beattie. Very slightly bumped at two corners, else fine. £50.00

30.              JETT, Joan. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. London: Arena Merchandising, October 1982. Colour fanzine that folds out into a large (33x23") poster of Joan’s face. Minor creasing and wear. £20.00

31.              JOY DIVISION. Unknown Pleasures: The life/work of Ian Curtis and Joy Division exhibition catalogue. Macclesfield: Silk Heritage Trust, 2010. French fold format. £20.00

32.              McLAREN, Malcolm. 'Those Were The Days My Friend' fashion spread in Paul Raymond's Club International, 1973. 8 -page colour 1950s feature featuring clothes from 'Let it Rock'. Minor wear at foot of spine/lower cover corner. No loose pages as often found. £30.00

33.              MO-DETTES. Original invitation / sticker for the Mo-dettes 1st Birthday Party, April 18th [1980]. 10x8cm. Printed in red and white. Creasing. £15.00

34.              MORRISSEY (contributes). Record Mirror, 1980. In a short-lived career in music journalism Morrissey contributed five characteristically droll live reviews from Manchester to the pop weekly. Clippings, not full issues. £10.00

35.              NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS. Greatest Hits: The Very Best of NME. London: IPC, 1975. Pictorial boards. 'A Fleetway Annual'. Bowie, Sly Stone, Mick Jagger, Jimmy Savile, Heavy Metal, Monty Python, Ray Davies. Nick Kent features heavily with pieces on Lou Reed, Slade, Captain Beefheart, Syd Barrett, Bryan Ferry & the New York Dolls. Minor wear. £10.00

36.              PALMER, Tony. Born Under a Bad Sign. London: William Kimber, 1970. First edition. Fascinating overview of the late Sixties music scene with stunning Ralph Steadman illustrations, an early commission. One corner slightly bumped, a very good copy in slightly creased and worn, price-clipped dust-jacket with a few closed tears and nicks. £35.00

37.              POLY STYRENE. The Leveller. No.13. London, 1978. 36pp. Political magazine with Poly Styrene cover and interview. Also Reggae, National Front, Arthur Scargill. Minor creasing. £15.00

38.              POP, Iggy. Original promotional poster for New Values and corresponding UK tour. Arista Records, 1979. Printed in black-and-white. Some creasing. £75.00

39.              P-ORRIDGE. BB Gun. No.7. Hoboken, 2004. 116pp. Breyer P-Orridge cover & article. Cover signed by Genesis & Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, with embossed ‘Porridge with Everything stamp’. Numerous GP-O/PTV flyers & stickers loosely inserted. Fine. £30.00

40.              PRETENDERS. Pretenders Tour Book. Hollywood: EMMC, 1980. Wrappers. 16pp. Printed in colour with numerous photos. Programme for the US & UK tours. Fan Club membership form loosely inserted. Minor creasing. £20.00

41.              PROG. Lucky, Jerry. 20th Century Rock and Roll: Progressive Rock. Burlington: Collector's Guide, [2000]. First edition. Wrappers. Very minor wear. £10.00

42.              PROG. Lucky, Jerry. The Progressive Rock Files. Burlington: Collector's Guide, 1998. Fourth edition. Wrappers. Fourth edition, 1998. With the CD featuring Pink Floyd, David Hockney and Lee Marvin. Minor wear. £20.00

43.              PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. Heylin, Clinton. Public Image Limited: Rise / Fall. London: Omnibus, 1989. First edition. Wrappers. Minor wear, an excellent copy. £10.00

44.              PUNK. LYDON, John. Photographic print signed ('Johnny Rotten'). 10x15cm, printed in colour. Sheila Rock photo from the session used in 'The Face' magazine, December 1980. £75.00

45.              PUNK. MORLEY, Paul. Original holograph live review of X-Ray Spex for Manchester fanzine Ghast Up, [1977]. 1½pp written on the verso of Victoria Wine accounting forms. The article is signed 'modest young', a moniker Morley apparently adopted after Julie Burchill had called him a 'modest young man' in a review of his Out There magazine. However when the piece was published he asked for it to be credited to 'Severn Upp'. £75.00

46.              PUNK BOOK. Edwards, Alison & Holland, Glynis. Punk Rock Rules OK. Manchester: World Distributors. First edition. Wrappers. A blatant cash-in with lurid photos and unamusing captions. Some creasing and wear to covers. £20.00

47.              PUNK FASHION. 'Punk Rock' in Paul Raymond’s Club International, 1977. Fantastic 4 page pictorial feature with clothes supplied by SCABS, BITCH, HERMAPHRODITE and SMUTS, Beaufort Market and BOY. Staples rusting, minor creasing and wear. £20.00

48.              REEL, Penny. Deep Down with Dennis Brown. London: Drake Bros, 2000. First edition. Wrappers. Minor wear to covers. £8.00

49.              REGGAE. Steffens, Roger & Simon, Peter. Reggae Scrapbook. San Rafael: Insight, 2007. First edition. With all inserts and CD. £35.00

50.              REID, Jamie. The Illustrated Ape. No.15. London, 2003. Issue devoted to Reid - 'Special Limited Edition Includes 6 pull-out posters'. Fine in the original shrinkwrap which is slightly torn. £35.00

51.              REID, Jamie (interview). Nude Magazine. No.4. London, 2004. Wrappers. Also: Sparks, Suicide Girls, Kid Acne, Anne Pigalle, London's Dancehall Reggae Scene. £10.00

52.              REID, Jamie. Suburban Press stickers. [London]: Aquarium Gallery, 2007. Set of four gummed facsimile stickers originally produced in 1972: 'Last Days / Official Warning / Closing Down Sale / This store will be closing soon owing to the pending collapse of monopoly capitalism and the world wide exhaustion of raw materials', 'Save Petrol Burn Cars', 'Special Offer / This Week Only This Store Welcomes Shoplifters' and 'Keep Warm This Winter Make Trouble'. Fine in original envelope. £20.00

53.              RICHARDS, Keith. Original promotional poster for Talk is Cheap. Virgin Records, 1988. Printed in colour. 49x69cm approx. 'Keith Says Talk Is Cheap'. Minor creasing. £10.00

54.              ROXY MUSIC. The Roxy Music Songbook featuring the songs of Bryan Ferry. London: E.G. Music, 1973. First edition. Wrappers. Words and music for the first two albums, as well as 'Virginia Plain'. Colour cover with 8pp. of black-and-white photographs. Marks on rear cover, some creasing and wear, good. £25.00

55.              SEDGWICK, Edie. BRODY, Neville. Original promotional poster for a UK showing of Ciao! Manhattan. Scala Cinema, London, [1982]. Designed by Neville Brody. Printed on both sides in black-and-white and red. 36x58cm approx. Minor creasing. £25.00

56.              SEX PISTOLS. Match programme for Manchester City v Derby County, December 4th 1976. Unusual Pistols item that contains a half-page advertisement for the ‘Anarchy’ tour and single.  Mark E. Smith, Morrissey and Gillian from New Order were all at the game and were so inspired by the advert they formed bands that weekend. Team corrections. £20.00

57.              SEX PISTOLS. Never Mind the Bollocks here’s the Sex Pistols. Original long-playing record, Warner Brothers BSK3147, 1977. The first American pressing with the original promotional poster. Some scuff marks and light scratches to vinyl, some wear to printed inner and sleeve, poster fine. The poster, which measures 63x91cm, is the same Jamie Reid design as the one which accompanied early copies of the UK release. £150.00

58.              SEX PISTOLS. Never Mind the Bollocks that was the Sex Pistols. London: Music Sales, 1978. First edition. Creasing and wear, good only. £10.00

59.              SEX PISTOLS. Moorcock, Michael. The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle. London: Virgin, 1980. 24pp. First edition. Newspaper format. Designed by Pearce Marchbank. 'Collector's item'. Numerous pictures of the group interspersed with the novelisation of the film. More cash from chaos. Unfolded (unusually), a couple of minor nicks at edges. £45.00

60.              SHAM 69. Original promotional badge 'Hey Little Rich Boy', [1978]. 1". £15.00

61.              SHAM 69. Original promotional badge 'If The Kids Are United', [1978]. 1". £10.00

62.              SHUTTLEWORTH, John. honed lyrics. Louth: Chic Ken, 2001. First edition. Wrappers. Signed by the author on the cover. Minor wear. £20.00

63.              SLEEPER. Gorgeous & Fully Equipped. Only issue[?]. London, 1994. 16pp. Sleeper fanzine produced in association with Fantasy Y Fronts zine. Together with an 8pp record company booklet, sleeper what do I do now? (1995). With flexi-disc (a 4-track album sampler), and promotional card for what do I do now? £10.00

64.              TALKING HEADS. 'Ten Minutes with Talking Heads' in Oui magazine. Los Angeles, 1979. At turns amusing and awkward one page interview in which the group, mainly Tina, is quizzed by Oui about sex and drugs. Speaking later to Sounds after they reprinted the article, Tina said "she was out of her head after a party when the tape recorder was switched on, and when she saw the interview in print she didn't know whether to be more annoyed about being taken advantage of or about the fact that Oui had left all the best bits out, about butt-fucking and so on'". Some creasing. £20.00

65.              THROBBING GRISTLE. Cosey Fanni Tutti 'magazine action' in Park Lane. 'Tessa from Sunderland'. Four-page colour pictorial. Minor wear. £50.00

66.              THROBBING GRISTLE. Cosey Fanni Tutti 'magazine action' in Playbirds. 'Geraldine . . . a stripper at a top Hong Kong nightclub'. Four-page colour pictorial. Cosey also appears in a small black-and-white photo advertising Private magazine. Minor wear. £50.00

67.              THROBBING GRISTLE. Cosey Fanni Tutti 'magazine action' in Pocket Playbirds. 'Knickers for Sale'. Ten-page black-and-white pictorial story. Vertical crease, further minor creasing and wear. £40.00

68.              THROBBING GRISTLE. Cosey Fanni Tutti & Genesis P-Orridge 'magazine action' in Whitehouse. 'Cosi Fanni Tutti Poses With Her Boyfriend - Genesis P. Orridge'. Three-page colour pictorial. Cosey appears in three further colour pictures, advertising Whitehouse and the Come Play with Me film. Creased at top right corner, further minor creasing and wear. £45.00

69.              THROBBING GRISTLE. Cosey Fanni Tutti 'magazine action' in Whitehouse. 'Film Spotlight' on The Playbirds film. Three-page colour pictorial. Some creasing to covers, further minor creasing and wear. £40.00

70.              THROBBING GRISTLE. Industrial News. No.2. [London, June, 1979]. 16pp. Special issue compiled by Monte Cazazza & Tana Emmolo. The rarest of the three issues. Very minor wear. £100.00

71.              THROBBING GRISTLE. Industrial News. [No.3]. [London], 1979. 28pp. Throbbing Gristle production with band member profiles, lyrics, artwork etc. The strong humour of the group is well to the fore. Creasing. £75.00

72.              THROBBING GRISTLE. Daniel, Drew. 33⅓: 20 Jazz Funk Greats. New York & London: Continuum, 2008. First edition. Wrappers. No.54 in the 33⅓ series. Signed by the group on the inner front cover. Some handling marks. £175.00

73.              THROBBING GRISTLE. Article in German music magazine Sounds (Hamburg, January 1981). Also Bowie, Beefheart, Blood Ulmer & Buzzcocks. Crease to cover, minor wear. £5.00

74.              THROBBING GRISTLE. Flyer for the group's live performance at (Le) Poisson Rouge, New York, April 17th [2009], their only Manhattan appearance. 11x14cm approx. Printed in black-and-white. £15.00

75.              TRANSVISION VAMP. JAMES, Wendy. Promotional poster for 'Sister Moon', 1988. Printed in colour, 150x50cm approx. For Lawrence from Go-Kart Mozart 'second only to the great Joan Jett'. Some foxing. £10.00

76.              WAITS, Tom. Programme for 'Rain Dogs' tour, 1985. 16pp. Includes photography by Anders Petersen, Anton Corbijn and Robert Frank. Creasefolds, further creasing, handling marks, indentation mark. £20.00

77.              WAITS, Tom. True Confessions (a conversation with himself). [San Francisco]: X-Ray Book Co, 2008. First edition. Oatmeal wrappers printed in red. One of 5000 copies printed for the 2008 European Glitter and Doom Tour. Chapbook design by Johnny Brewton. Very minor creasing and wear. £150.00

78.              WAITS, Tom. Seeds on Hard Ground. San Francisco: X-Ray Book Co, 2011. First edition. Brown wrappers. Poem by Waits. Chapbook designed by Johnny Brewton. One of 1000 copies of the first printing. The colophon states: 'First Edition Europe'. It is not stated how the 1000 were split between different territories. As new. £175.00

79.              WILLIAMS, Hank. ESCOTT, Colin & FLORITA, Kira. Hank Williams: Snapshots from the Lost Highway. Oxford: Perseus, [2001]. First British edition. Fine in dust-jacket. £20.00

80.              ZAPPA. Watson, Ben. frank zappa the negative dialectics of poodle play. London: Quartet, 1996. Reprint. Wrappers. Some spine creasing, still very good. £20.00