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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 at 10:38AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments7 Comments

SATD.jpgMy search for a gatefold copy of Shout at the Devil has ended. I won an eBay auction for the coveted album this weekend (and it was a steal!). As part of the lot, I also won Too Fast for Love. Of course, the copy of TFFL isn't the Leathur Records release, so the search for that rare record continues. As far as I know, Motley Crue initially pressed just 900 copies of the Leathur release. Of course, there were several cycles of the album released shortly thereafter. I want one of those initial 900, but I know the odds are stacked against me.

Still, I'm happy to have both of these favorite albums on vinyl. I love watching my collection grow.

Have you recently acquired any rare or prized recordings?

Reader Comments (7)

I didn't realise the gatefold SATD was rare. I know of a couple of copies near me although only one is for sale... the other's in my collection.

Interestingly the Rare Record Price Guide (vinyl collectors 'bible' in the UK doesn't even list the Leathur Records edition of TFFL so I wonder if it got a UK release on that original label?

Recent rare release purchase? How about Greasy Truckers 2LP original release from the early 70s. Set me back £25 but now happily ensconced on my shelf instead of behind the counter at the dealers! (Oh you wouldn't like it btw Allyson!! Hawkwind, Brinsley Schwartz & Man - NOT glam of any era!)
October 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBill
Bill,

Thanks for stopping by BBG. SATD gatefold isn't rare per se...it was just frustrating for me to find in decent shape. I believe the UK release of TFFL is the third pressing? I could be wrong. I know the photos of Vince with his hair and sunglasses are different, and that's an easy well to tell the print run.

Allyson
October 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
I found two second hand shops while on holidays and got a bunch of 80s vintage patches for my denim jacket, then I found a CD from the Bengal Tigers, an Aussie 80's metal band that are really pretty darn good.
October 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
Congrats Allyson!
I'm glad that you got it....
October 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I'm very happy you won the bid Allyson. Saturday I found a very clean copy of It's A Beautiful Day by the band of the same name. I remember Rolling Stone called it one of the best album covers of all time in one of their "we have nothing else to write about issues."

I also found two almost mint albums by legendary reggae greats Black Uhuru. An old Laff Records Richard Pryor album called Insane that I hadn't even heard of before! And "Behold The Mighty Army" by 70's funk band New Birth. Best of all, I only spent around $19.00 for the lot!

By the way Bill, I'm not so sure Allyson & other glam fans wouldn't like Hawkwind or Brinsley Schwartz. Lyrically they share a lot of the same themes of many glam songs. Either way congrats.
October 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSean
Hey Guys,

Look who's coming to Sydney in the next few weeks :-)

http://www.metrotheatre.com.au/events/2007/11/12/ratt-with-very-special-guests-winger
October 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBillyKiss
Hi Allyson,

I came across this site today looking for info on MY Motley Crue 1st Pressing. Yes it's one of the 900...I know everyone thinks there are only 3, but I am #4. I got it in December 1981 at the Country Club in Reseda California during their show. Not sure I'm willing to part with it.

Signed
#4
March 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLKA

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