I love it!
There were many musicians that are flashes in the pan. In the late 70’s Gino Vannelli had a rich sound that was hard to peg. He had a sting of ballads but his up tempo stuff was more interesting to me. He was reclusive in a time when pop stars were seeking the media. He was different if not odd. By the mid-80’s he was turning into a “pop” star. He read his own press. Black Cars was his last hit that I’m aware of. It was not his best effort. (I’ll see if I can find a better video.)
Forty years after it was made, The Velvet Underground’s first recording has become a financial hit — in cyberspace.
Bought for 75 cents four years ago at a Manhattan flea market, the rare recording of music that ended up on the influential New York band’s first album, “The Velvet Underground & Nico,” sold on eBay for a closing bid of $155,401.
The buyer is a mystery, only identified by the eBay screen name: “mechadaddy.”
But a greater mystery endures: How did the 12-inch, acetate LP end up buried in a box of records at a flea market? more
My luck I would see the LP and think it was some type of China copy and would have put it back.