Alice Cooper band’s Top 5 collectible vinyl records

Nazz Lay Down and Die Goodbye

Photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries.

1. The Nazz – “Lay Down and Die, Goodbye” b/w “Wonder Who’s Living Here Now” (Very Records S-001)
Sold for $3,050 in 2005.
In the seller’s own words: Pre-Alice Cooper Band 45 called The Nazz. Labels on both sides are free of tags or writing. Just very light rub wear on the outer ring. The vinyl on side one is M … High gloss and no indication that it was ever played.

Side Two has a very light and short “excuse me” mark at the outside edge, which keeps this record from being true mint
The original owner of this record was a next-door neighbor to Alice, and his father give him this record as a gift and had the band sign its sleeve.

(What’s your vinyl worth?)

The Spiders2. The Spiders — “Don’t Blow Your Mind” b/w “No Price Tag” (Santa Cruz Records 10,003)
Sold for $1,525 in 2005.
A 45 of pre-Alice Cooper Band known as The Spiders. Both label sides were free of tags, writing or blemishes. Very clean. The vinyl was graded as M- with no indication that it was ever played.

(INDUCTEE PROFILE: ALICE COOPER BAND LANDS IN THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME).

3. The Spiders – “Hitch-Hike” Acetate Sold for $1111 in 2009.
In the seller’s own words: This is an extremely rare acetate for the record by The Spiders (who went on to be Alice Cooper) for the song Hitch-Hike.
This was acetate was cut at a local Phoenix AZ, recording studio — this is over 40 years old and virtually impossible to find now days (sic). Item is in good condition, with some light signs of wear, however an amazing piece to add to your Alice Cooper collection.

4. Alice Cooper – “Easy Action” (Bizarre WS 1845)
Sold for $676 in 2009.
In the seller’s own words: Zappa’s subsidiary decided to release Cooper, but perhaps very early copies were issued on Bizarre and destroyed. I guess compared to the GTOs, Alice and the boys seemed straight. The cover is the standard Straight issue, and is about VG. The disc, with the clean Bizarre labels, is VG++. Side 1 of the deadwax has WS 1845 – 1A 39848 while side 2’s deadwax is WS 1845 – 1A 39849. The 1A indicates that this was a very early pressing. Reserve is set high (well under $1,000) commensurate with the incredible rarity of this recording anomaly!
Condition: VG++ disc /VG cover.

Alice Cooper Eighteen5. Alice Cooper — “Eighteen”
Rare 1971 Dutch PS 45
Sold for $637 in 2006.

— Source: popsike.com

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