MINT! MONO! SHRINK! "HEADQUARTERS" ~ THE MONKEES ~ PSYCH POP RURAL INFECTIOUS LP

This item have been sold for $216.17


« Back to Main Page

Auction Details:
Code ID
#21506
Ebay Item #
371829985089
Sold Price
$216.17
Bids
19
Auction End date
08 Jan 2017
Seller Location
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Item Description



PLEASE READ BEFORE BIDDING: Please read the entire auction listing, including shipping costs, before writing to ask a question.   OUR GOAL IS CUSTOMER SATISFACTION. In order to meet that goal, we will ALWAYS work with our customers on any concerns that may arise. In the unlikely instance that you feel the need to open a resolution dispute before working with us, you will immediately be blocked from any further chance to acquire the rare music we present each and every week.   Payment is required within seven days. We mail all paid items ONE WEEK after auctions end. Please keep in mind our listings are time consuming in detail and we are often traveling to find these gems, which at times delays the delivery schedule by a day or two. We ALWAYS process and ship every paid order. We have no control over parcels once they are mailed from our local Post Office. Overseas mail to some countries (Italy, Russia, France, in particular) has became very slow. Opening a dispute for slow mail is unacceptable and will result in blocking the bidder. We work hard to provide excellent service as is represented by our 8000 plus positive feedback.   We use a VPI machine and thoroughly clean all records. Each order is carefully packaged by removing the LP from the jacket to avoid seam splits, use of 3 ml plastic cover sleeves over each LP and jacket, cardboard pad inserts, and placed in sturdy record mailers for safe delivery.   We take Customer Service seriously, and want you to be satisfied. Please give us 5 stars in each category through the feedback system, and we will be able to effectively continue to fulfill your passion for rare and collectible music! We have served thousands of satisfied customers - far more than our feedback records indicate - and our aim is to continue to do so. Thank you for your interest and support. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
SHIPPING:   USA ~ 1 LP = $4.00 Media Priority rates vary by area; please inquire.   All Canadian and Overseas shipping ~ Please inquire about rates. Priority shipping rates required on any order $200+ ~ Also, in the best interest of all of us, safe Express shipping rates on any order totaling $400+   Discount shipping on multiple LPs in same order. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 


                        ORIGINAL 1967 FIRST PRESS                MINT! MONO ! SHRINK WRAP! ARTIFACT!

                              ..                   
                                      
                                  "HEADQUARTERS"
       
         
                                      
                USA - COLGEMS - (MONO ) - COM 103

Original TOP COPY ~~
A FINAL COLLECTION COPY in glorious MONO ... the mono song mixes are preferable and creates a bold punchy production the way the group intended the album to sound ..,
STILL IN ORIGINAL FACTORY CELLOPHANE
IN 1967 The Monkees won the battle with their record label executives and performed Headquarters with their own instruments, and for that reason, The Lp is probably the most important release of all the bands albums. The potential for failure was immense. The band could loosely be termed musicians, but could hardly be termed a proper band. For instance, the only person with any previous experience behind a drum-kit was Davy Jones and he was so small he couldn't be seen from behind the equipment so the job was handed over to Mickey Dolenz. Given all the possible hazards Headquarters is an absolute triumph
49 years ago this month, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork found themselves at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart for the third time in less than a year, but this time it mattered more to the Monkees crew than the other two occasions combined. Why? Because this time The Monkees played their own instruments. The album is a brilliant conglomeration of everything that made the Monkees great - the rural/rock/psychedelic/pop influences of each of the band members different muses blend in a unique, and flabbergastingly successful way that defies all logic about how rock bands are supposed to work.
When a band comes into existence with the aid of a television studio, it should come as no real surprise when said band tends to be at the mercy of that studio, but you can imagine the frustration such a situation would cause with the band members, particularly when those members have proven ability as musicians. It wasn’t an easy battle for The Monkees to win, but in early 1967, the guys made their way into the RCA Music Center of the World Studios on Sunset Boulevard and, in no time at all, they had come up with an album which they viewed as a real game-changer.
Headquarters was definitely a great album, but a game-changer? Well, maybe, but certainly not from a commercial standpoint. Yes, it turned a number of heads and made more than a few non-believers realize that there was more to The Monkees than just the prefabricated poprock group they’d heretofore perceived them to be. Yes, it also set a precedent which led them into Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd., which many have argued is the best album in the entire Monkees catalog. Creatively speaking, though, the opportunity to play their own instruments and contribute creatively to their albums in a more substantial way truly brought out the best in The Monkees. Don’t believe us? Just listen.
                 
                                         You Told Me
                               I'll Spend My Life With You
                                     Forget That Girl
                                         Band 6
                                You Just May Be The One
                                     Shades Of Gray
                             I Can't Get Her Off My Mind
                                    For Pete's Sake
                                      Mr. Webster
                                    Sunny Girlfriend
                                         Zilch
                                       No Time
                           Early Morning Blues And Greens
                                 Randy Scouse Git
              


 


CONDITION: The cover: rated: MINT in factory cellophane - final collection artifact with 4 sharp corners - real fresh look, 48 years of age -- there are no delete marks, no split seams, no bends, and no writing  ... VERY collection worthy LP in this condition ...
The vinyl: Rated: M- TOP COPY, filled with shine plays easily with very enjoyable clear/clean audio  ...play back should not reveal alarming distracting surface problems ...  both MONO Colgems labels are clean
                   

        

      A cool addition to anyone's music library!

 

SEE: SELLERS OTher items for similar cool sounds for "head" people...


 

EFFICIENT/CAREFUL GRADING

All imperfections are noted both cover & record
  NOTE: All Items backed by  money back guarantee! IF you have a problem PLEASE let us solve for you BEFORE leaving ANY negative feedback. Thanks!   GRADING SCALE: M, M-, EX, VG++,VG+, VG, VG- M    Completely clean, no marks M-   Carefully used, looks clean, plays clean, shiny gloss, no marks EX   Faint scuff or superficial mark, near M-, high gloss, plays clean VG++ Glossy with minimal scuffing or light mark playing very nice, clean VG+ a bit more scuff or markls still plays well with very minimal surface at worse VG   more marks/scratches only minor, nothing deep, no loud clicks or pops         this grade is abused by many, VG here does not mean "trashed" VG-  surface noise present, will not have skips or jumps     ALL PAYMENTS SHOULD BE MADE WITHIN 5 DAYS Of AUCTIONS END   BIDDERS PLEASE = Do Not Bid If You Are Not Serious About  Following Through The Transaction!   ALL ITEMS GUARANTEED FOR WINNING BID - LESS SHIPPING!

 
                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         



Related Items