Randy Holden Population II MEGARARE ORIGINAL LP HEAVY PSYCH 1970 BLUE CHEER - rare vinyl collector item

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04 Nov 2018
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  • Label:HobbitHB 5002, US 1970
  • Zustand:
    Record:vg++ overall (hasa more visiblesmall scratch ea. side, which should not affect play+ very small pressing defects, which do not affect play)
    Cover:vg+ (has the usual drill-hole right in the center, edges dented; left upper corner has very small holes like from needles), no seam splits

  • discogs: Nearly all original copies have a drill-hole through the center of the cover and the label. The original disc pocket is brownish-grey.
  • Kommentar:von rateyourmusic:
    While never attaining his rightful place in the pantheon of heavy rock guitar gods, Randy Holden will always be held in high regard for creating Population II - one of greatest high-volume displays of all time and an all-out monster of an album.
    Best known for his brief tenure in Blue Cheer that lasted long enough for him to appear on the second side of their New! Improved! LP, Holden signed an endorsement deal with Sunn amplifiers upon his departure and ordered twenty 200 watt speaker cabinets for use on his debut solo release. And he used them all. At once.
    Paired with Chris Lockheed, who handled drums and keyboards simultaneously, Holden took aim at laying down not only the loudest album in recorded history, but the first to successfully bridge the divide between psychedelic rock and heavy metal. The result, a heavily reverbed affair with piles of reverse effects, beautifully controlled feedback and sparse arrangements that allowed plenty of space for the volume to stretch out, was far beyond what Black Sabbath, the Stooges or Led Zeppelin were up to around the same time.
    Even more amazing is how for a guitar-centric album, Population II is completely devoid of clichs, superfluous guitar heroics or trite lyrics, yet oddly enough, this slice of heaven received only a limited release on the small Hobbit label and was quickly withdrawn by Holden's management under a veil of secrecy. Thankfully, it has been heavily bootlegged in great fidelity for nearly 40 years. It may not be your thing, but if you allow this one to sink in, you'll get completely lost in it.
    see also rateyourmusic for a good article about differences between originals + counterfeits !
  • Tracks:
    A1 Guitar Song 6:06 A2 Fruit & Iceburgs 5:59 A3 Between Time 1:48 A4 Fruit & Iceburgs (Conclusion) 1:48 B1 Blue My Mind 6:01 B2 Keeper Of My Flame 10:07
Nachfragen: werden mglichst umgehend beantwortet.
Questions: will be answered as soon as possible.
Ich lse jetzt nach und nach meine Schallplattensammlung auf, die ich in ber 30 Jahren zusammengesammelt habe...
I am liquidating during the following months my record-collection after collecting for over 30 years....

Ich biete nur originale LP's an.
I am offering only original LP's.
Zustandbeschreibung: erst LP dann Cover
Grading: Record / cover
SS = still sealed = Platte ist noch versiegelt. Dies ist aber keineGarantie fr Pressfehlerfreiheit ! /
Record is still sealed . This is not a guarantee, that the record is free of pressing-defects
mint/m : Die Platte (bzw. Cover) ist in jeder Beziehung optisch und akustisch in einem neuwertigem Zustand /
The record/cover is in every waylike new !
very good /vg = Platte ist gespielt und weist leichte Fremdgerusche auf . Haarkratzer sind vorhanden jedoch kaum hrbar. Cover hat leichte Abnutzungsspuren /
Record is used and has slight surface noise. Slight scratches may be seen but only very hard to hear. Cover shows slight traces of wear
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This is a private sale. With a bid or "buy at once" - order you agree to have no rights whatever from any guarantee or warranty. All descriptions were made with the best knowledge and care.

Deutschland: per berweisung oder PAYPAL
Europe: via banktransfer onto my account or PAYPAL

World: PAYPAL welcome!

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Am 01.11.18 hat der Verkufer die folgenden Angaben hinzugefgt:
Just did a quick listen to the record - for me it sounds really great, some very fine clicks here + there, but nothing distracting...