For our most active Discogs users, it’s no secret that there’s a never-ending debate about formats within the community. While vinyl seems to be the favorite, other formats are also popular. This month, however, you’ll find the number 1 spot on our most expensive items of December ’17 is taken by a slightly less popular format: A REAL HUMAN SKULL (screams internally).
Yeah, you’re reading correctly. Back in Halloween 2011, The Flaming Lips released a limited edition run of 13 real human skulls including a memory stick with a 24 hour-long song. It’s as insane as it sounds, but hey, this is definitely the quintessential collector’s item.
Another item that quickly caught our attention on the most expensive list can be found at #10 with a suitcase full of “Industrial, Ambient, Experimental, Musique Concrète, Noise, Abstract, Avantgarde, Krautrock” cassettes by the label United Dairies. Really cool, isn’t it?
December 2017 was one of those weird months where you will actually recognize the artists in the Top 3 most expensive items sold. Punk and hardcore are once again having a moment in our chart. Especially significant is Bad Brains in the second position. After breaking a record last month, you’ll also find Sex Pistols in this month’s chart.
We don’t want to spoil the fun, so now it’s time for you to scroll down and find out about the 30 most expensive items sold in our Marketplace in December 2017.
Sold for $1316.00
Label: Warner Music Japan, Sire, Maverick Format: 40xCD, Mini, Single + Box, Comp, Ltd Country: Japan Released: 1996
Genres: Electronic, Rock, Funk / Soul, Pop Styles: Pop Rock, House, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, Electro, Synth-pop
Sold for $1436.00
Label: SR Records (6) Format: LP, Album Country: Italy Released: 1971
Genres: Jazz, Rock, Pop, Stage & Screen Styles: Beat, Easy Listening
Sold for $1443.00
Label: B.B.B. Beautiful Black Butterfly Records Format: LP, Album, Gat Country: Italy Released: 1972
Genres: Rock, Folk, World, & Country Styles: Alternative Rock, Prog Rock
Sold for $1491.00
Label: SR Records (6) Format: LP Country: Italy Released: 1972
Genres: Jazz, Funk / Soul, Pop, Stage & Screen Styles: Psychedelic, Beat
Sold for $1500.00
Label: MCA Records Format: LP, Album, Promo Country: Japan Released: 1971
Genres: Jazz Styles: Jazz-Rock, Contemporary Jazz, Fusion, Avant-garde Jazz, Jazz-Funk
Sold for $2000.00
Label: United Dairies Format: 32xCass, Comp, Ltd, Sui Country: UK Released: 1987
Genres: Electronic, Rock Styles: Industrial, Ambient, Experimental, Musique Concrète, Noise, Abstract, Avantgarde, Krautrock
Sold for $5069.00
Label: Lovely Sorts of Death Records, Warner Bros. Records Format: M/Stick, EP, Ext + File, WAV, 24 + File, WAV, 16 Country: US Released: 2011
Genres: Rock Styles: Acid Rock