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Young, Neil - Forever Young
(Not On Label [none] EX 500:-)

Neil Young has never been one to eschew change, and this 1982 concert certainly found him in a transitional mode. Recently signed to Geffen Records, he had released TRANS, an album that, with its computerized tracks and electronically altered vocals, remains one of the oddest (and more underrated) in his entire catalog.

He was also touring with a band drawn from virtually all phases of his career, with bassist Bruce Palmer (from the Buffalo Springfield), drummer Ralph Molina (from Crazy Horse), guitarist Nils Lofgren, steel guitarist/keyboardist Ben Keith and others.

2LP set recorded live in Göteborg, Sweden, October 8, 1982. Limited Edition of 1000 [#604].
Young, Neil - Trans
(Geffen GHS-2018 US-82 EX 275:-)

"Trans" was a bold and bewildering move into the 'modern age' for Neil Young. While it's been called his 'Electronic' album, "Trans" doesn't transport Neil into Depeche Mode territory. Instead, it finds him experimenting with an array of computers, keyboards and vocoders along with his standard guitar/bass/drums backbone.

Original US pressing with lyric inner and stickered picture sleeve. This first press lists 'If You Got Love' on the sleeve and the inner, but the track is NOT on the album (there is a sticker on the back explaining its absence) - still in the original [opened] shrink!
Z Z Top - Eliminator
(WEA W3774P UK-85 EX 275:-)

In the more than thirty years that they have been together, ZZ Top have mutated from a hard rocking boogie band into pop culture icons. Some might say, that they are also forward thinking musical geniuses whose appropriation of MTV and melding of Hard Rock to Dance rhythms put them so far ahead of the curve that -- for a while in the mid-1980s -- they seemed poised to take over the world.

"Eliminator", with its churning guitars and synthesizer hooks, was on the album charts for over a year. The album and its accompanying videos were ubiquitous in 1983, on television ZZ Top was seen on MTV, St. Elsewhere, even on the Tonight Show.

UK PICDISC in clear PVC sleeve.
Zappa, Frank - 200 Motels
(United Artists UDF-50003 UK-71 EX 300:-)

200 MOTELS is the soundtrack to Frank Zappa's wacky 1971 motion picture of the same name, which starred Ringo Starr and Keith Moon, among others. Although it enjoyed success as a "midnight movie" in the '70s/early '80s, 200 MOTELS is a difficult movie to comprehend, since the storyline is very abstract (some have hinted that it was made up on the spot!). But even when his music is difficult to understand, Zappa includes many interesting twists and turns, and the soundtrack for 200 MOTELS is no different.

Original UK 2LP set; comes with a superb 16-page full colour booklet packed with stills from the film (the poster though, is missing). The sleeve has shows minor wear; the vinyls are graded EX.