Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold in Discogs Marketplace for December 2017

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.

The El Corols - Chick, Chick

30. The El Corols – Chick, Chick

Sold for $1250.00
Label: Rouser Records Format: 7″ Country: US Released: 1968
Genres: Funk / Soul

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon

29. Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon

Sold for $1265.00
Label: Harvest, Harvest Format: LP, Album, Gat Country: UK Released: 1973
Genres: Rock Styles: Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Madonna ‎– CD Single Collection

28. Madonna ‎– CD Single Collection

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

The Sorrows ‎– Old Songs New Songs

27. The Sorrows ‎– Old Songs New Songs

Sold for $1343.00
Label: Miura Format: LP, Album Country: Italy Released: 1968
Genres: Rock Styles: Garage Rock, Pop Rock

Nirvana - Bleach

26. Nirvana –
Bleach

Sold for $1360.00
Label: Sub Pop Format: LP, Album, RP, Red + 7″, Single, RP, Blu + Ltd, Nu Country: US Released: 1992
Genres: Rock Styles: Grunge

Cosmic Dealer ‎– Crystallization

25. Cosmic Dealer ‎– Crystallization

Sold for $1366.00
Label: Negram, Negram Format: LP, Album Country: Netherlands Released: 1972
Genres: Rock Styles: Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock

Earl White Jr. ‎– Never Fall In Love Again / Very Special Girl

24. Earl White Jr. ‎– Never Fall In Love Again / Very Special Girl

Sold for $1414.00
Label: Cygnet Format: 7″ Country: US Released: 1977
Genres: Funk / Soul

Alessandro Alessandroni ‎– Alessandro Alessandroni

23. Alessandro Alessandroni ‎– Alessandro Alessandroni

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

Armando Piazza ‎– Suàn

22. Armando Piazza ‎– Suàn

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

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

21. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath

Sold for $1480.00
Label: Vertigo, Vertigo Format: LP, Album, Gat Country: UK Released: 1970
Genres: Rock Styles: Blues Rock, Heavy Metal, Psychedelic Rock

Alessandro Alessandroni / Giovanni Tommaso ‎– Open Air Parade

20. Alessandro Alessandroni / Giovanni Tommaso ‎– Open Air Parade

Sold for $1491.00
Label: SR Records (6) Format: LP Country: Italy Released: 1972
Genres: Jazz, Funk / Soul, Pop, Stage & Screen Styles: Psychedelic, Beat

三保敬とジャズ・イレブン* ‎– こけざる組曲

19. 三保敬とジャズ・イレブン* ‎– こけざる組曲

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

Joy Division ‎– Licht Und Blindheit

18. Joy Division ‎– Licht Und Blindheit

Sold for $1539.00
Label: Sordide Sentimental Format: 7″, Ltd Country: France Released: 1980
Genres: Rock Styles: New Wave, Post-Punk

Robert Montgomery & Chain Reaction ‎– I Need You Girl

17. Robert Montgomery & Chain Reaction ‎– I Need You Girl

Sold for $1600.00
Label: Crescent Format: 7″ Country: US Released: 1976
Genres: Funk / Soul

Chronic Sick ‎– Cutest Band In Hardcore E.P.

16. Chronic Sick ‎– Cutest Band In Hardcore E.P.

Sold for $1600.00
Label: Mutha Records Format: 12″, EP Country: US Released: 1983
Genres: Rock Styles: Hardcore, Punk

Troy Dodds ‎– The Real Thing / Try My Love

15. Troy Dodds ‎– The Real Thing / Try My Love

Sold for $1604.00
Label: El Camino Records (2) Format: 7″, Single Country: US Released: 1966
Genres: Funk / Soul, Pop Styles: Soul, Rhythm & Blues

Sex Pistols ‎– Anarchy In The UK

14. Sex Pistols ‎– Anarchy In The UK

Sold for $1760.00
Label: EMI Format: 7″, Single, Promo, Chr Country: Australia Released: 1976
Genres: Rock Styles: Punk

Eddie Parker ‎– But If You Must Go

13. Eddie Parker ‎– But If You Must Go

Sold for $1767.00
Label: mam miko records Format: 7″, Single Country: US
Genres: Funk / Soul

Tavasco ‎– Love Is Trying To Get A Hold Of Me

12. Tavasco ‎– Love Is Trying To Get A Hold Of Me

Sold for $1767.00
Label: Rampart, Rampart Format: 7″ Country: US Released: 1976
Genres: Funk / Soul Styles: Soul

Eat ‎– Communist Radio / Catholic Love

11. Eat ‎– Communist Radio / Catholic Love

Sold for $2000.00
Label: Giggling Hitler Format: 7″ Country: US Released: 1979
Genres: Rock Styles: Power Pop, Punk

Various ‎– Untieddiaries 1979-87

10. Various ‎– Untieddiaries 1979-87

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

Hog-Gish ‎– Self-Titled

9. Hog-Gish ‎– Self-Titled

Sold for $2445.00
Label: Not On Label Format: Flexi, 8″, EP Country: Japan Released: 1988
Genres: Rock Styles: Punk

Jack Goldstein ‎– Planets

8. Jack Goldstein ‎– Planets

Sold for $2452.00
Label: Neutral Records (3) Format: 6×10″ Country: US Released: 1986
Genres: Electronic Styles: Experimental, Ambient

Chocolate Buttermilk Band ‎– Head Games / No Way

7. Chocolate Buttermilk Band ‎– Head Games / No Way

Sold for $2553.00
Label: CBM Records Format: 7″ Country: US
Genres: Funk / Soul Styles: Funk

Ellipsis ‎– Gregory Moore / People

6. Ellipsis ‎– Gregory Moore / People

Sold for $2704.00
Label: Briarmeade Records Format: 7″ Country: US Released: 1976
Genres: Funk / Soul Styles: Soul

アダムス ‎– アダム&イヴ

5. アダムス ‎– アダム&イヴ

Sold for $2712.00
Label: Nihon C.A.C Record Format: 7″, Single, Unofficial Country: Japan
Genres: Rock, Pop

Lou Pride ‎– It's A Mans World / Your Love Is Fading

4. Lou Pride ‎– It’s A Mans World / Your Love Is Fading

Sold for $2828.00
Label: Suemi Records Format: 7″ Country: US
Genres: Funk / Soul Styles: Soul

U2 ‎– With Or Without You = Con O Sin Ti

3. U2 ‎– With Or Without You = Con O Sin Ti

Sold for $3609.00
Label: Island Records Format: 7″, Single Country: Panama Released: 1987
Genres: Rock Styles: Pop Rock

Bad Brains ‎– Pay To Cum!

2. Bad Brains ‎– Pay To Cum!

Sold for $4000.00
Label: Bad Brain Records Format: 7″, Single Country: US Released: 1980
Genres: Rock Styles: Hardcore, Punk

The Flaming Lips ‎– 24 Hour Song Skull

1. The Flaming Lips ‎– 24 Hour Song Skull

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

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