Mind-boggling bids for unique recording
A rare Velvet Underground acetate has been put up for sale on listings site eBay, and bids have reached a whopping $124, 000.
The acetate is reported to be the only surviving copy of the Velvets’ first album, with markedly different versions of classic songs like “Heroin” and “Venus In Furs”.
According to the seller, this is “arguably the rarest and most important rock ‘n’ roll and pop-art artifact in the world”.
For more information about its history and how it came to be bought originally for a mere 75 cents, read the full listing on ebay – it’s quite a story.