What's All This Then

Why should I care what this guy has to say?

The correct answer is that you shouldn’t. We’re all entitled to our opinions. Develop your own. I try to be sane and rational, but that may change with the level of caffeine intake. I’m just telling my stories in the hopes they may amuse and/or inform others. And... I Confess... I'm showing off my bitchen collection a bit.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Some Rolling Stones Picture Sleeves


The hipster vinyl revival seems to have passed by vintage 45 picture sleeves.   In sharp contrast to finding titles once found in the used dollar bins for $25, 45 picture sleeves can be had for a song.  I love 45's and the Rolling Stones.  I've been on a quest for early London Records picture sleeves.   Previously, I've found a few.   Check these out:  Jumpin Jack Flash and HonkyTonk Women PS 

I'll snap them up when I see them.    The holy grail - which I have no hope of obtaining - is Street Fighting Man b/w No Expectations.   Goldmine values it at $15,000.

Here are a few I've picked up recently.

Get Off Of My Cloud b/w I'm Free

A little damaged, but worth having




19th Nervous Breakdown b/w Sad Day.

A shot from the fruitful photo session at Franklin Canyon in Beverly Hills.






Paint It, Black b/w Stupid Girl

Another shot from Franklin Canyon.  This time in color.




Mother's Little Helper b/w Lady Jane

Features a shot which would become the cover to the US version of Aftermath.



Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing in the Shadow b/w Who's Driving Your Plane 

The A side is a goofy over produced Phil Spector-ish overkill.  The B-Side remains one of my favorite Rolling Stones tracks.

I got the cover on the cheap because some asshole wrote their name on it.  The front is a very 1966 is fisheye photo.



The back has The Stones in drag.  They don't look very feminine (save for Brian)





Let's Spend the Night Together b/w Ruby Tuesday.

Double A sided single from 1967.   Kind of a boring sleeve as it's just the Between the Buttons album cover, but cool nonetheless.



Still hope to find She's a Rainbow. In Another Land and We Love You.    Stay tuned.   Trying to do this without eBay.