Ebay Madness – Laurence Archer, Saints & Sinners, Metallica, Fanatix, and more

Laurence Archer - LA (1986)

Laurence Archer – LA (1986) breaks the bank again at $590
Don’t you wish you could go back to ’86 and snatch up as many copies as you could of this in the Import Section of your local record store? This album is getting to be a regular feature in this column but the price seems to be going down from the lofty heights of $1376.34 & $777.77. I would really like to hear this album just so I know what the hype is all about. More info at Heavy Harmonies.

Metallica - Kill’em All in longbox for $457

Metallica – Kill’em All (1983) sealed longbox goes for $457
And this isn’t even the 12 song version! I can go down to a number of local stores, drop $15, have KILL’EM ALL on CD. What makes this different from other is the shrinkwrap and cardboard that’s worth an additional $442!

Dirty Blond - Cardboard (1995) for $262

Dirty Blond – Cardboard (1995) is a bargain at $262
Never heard of them. From what I’ve read at Heavy Harmonies, this is supposed to be really good…..but is it that good? I can picture myself buying this for $10 in ’95 at one of their shows but this is a little too much. The seller is a respected collector so it’s most likely the real thing and not a bootleg. But who are they?

Fanatix - s/t (1992)

Fanatix band photo

Fanatix – s/t (1992) sold for $203.51
Another band I’ve never heard of. It’s an independent release from the band which means you could have bought this at their local shows or through mailorder in 1992. I checked at Heavy Harmonies and there isn’t much information aside from the album info. I like the band picture.

The Accused - The Return Of Martha Splatterhead (1986)

The Accused – The Return Of Martha Splatterhead (1986) gives the seller a nice return of $166.60
Where do people get the money? Where do the sellers get these BUY IT NOW prices from? The vinyl goes for under $20 at any given time.

Saints & Sinners (1992, Japanese import) for $133.50

Saints & Sinners (1992) fetches $133.50 for the Japanese version.
Go to Ebay right now and you can get the U.S. release for under $20. There are no bonus tracks on this disc, you can count the 10 tracks on the picture.

Pretty Boy Floyd - Bullets & Lipstik (1989)

Pretty Boy Floyd – Bullets & Lipstik (1989) ends at $101.11
I didn’t remember PBF releasing this album so I went to the best source to find out more info, Heavy Harmonies. It’s not the same PBF, it’s another one from Canada that came out at the same time as the PBF we are all familiar with. Another rare release, but released officially, that seems to have gotten some exposure in European markets in 1989.

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7 comments on “Ebay Madness – Laurence Archer, Saints & Sinners, Metallica, Fanatix, and more

  1. It’s interesting how the CDs go for so much more thanthe vinyl. I suppose a lot of the CDs from the 80s are worth more than the vinyl since there were fewer pressed at that time. Plus, the CD is now in greater demand since not everyone owns a turntable.

  2. I have the vinyl of those PRETTY BOY FLOYD. Not a bad band but the LA PBF were a lot better. LEATHER BOYZ WITH ELECTRIC TOYZ is one of my all time fave glam metal album (other would be albums by DIAMOND REXX, TIGERTAILZ, WRATHCHILD UK, LONDON etc…).

  3. I have never heard of Laurence Archer, Fanatix, or Dirty Blond either! I really want to find more on them and check them out though!
    I do know that the Saints & Sinners album is a great one though!
    Those price are rediculous!

  4. Mark is right about PBF. The only thing I was remotely considering on buying off of that list (for the prices, that is) is The Accused, and that’s still far too steep. I’m so cheap $20 better gimme a triple disc. :)

  5. Metal Mark – I never knew there were two PBFs, this is now on my list to acquire…..on vinyl and cheaper.

    Bob Vinyl – You’re right! The prices are so out of whack just for a CD, many times you can get a NM vinyl copy for a fraction of the cost.

    Rene – How about a review?

    aXe mAn – I don’t know about Fanatix or Dirty Blond but I do know the other two. I have Saints & Sinners. Laurence Archer played in Stampede, UFO, Phil Lynott’s Grand Slam. Supposedly, this is supposed to be seriously rare for a Japanese only release, not sure as to how good it is.

    Ray – If I were a rich man, I’d get them all! I’m fascinated by the Laurence Archer album because it always commands a huge price. I hope I can hear it someday, just to kill the curiousity.

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