Concert poster collector Scott Mussell is seeking an original first printing of this 1978 Warren Zevon poster advertising his appearance at the Austin Opera House in Austin, Texas. “I love Zevon and this poster is truly outrageous capturing the decadence of the era in a special way” Mussell says. The poster was created by artist Danny Garret an Austin legend and features a sunset with silhouette depiction of a headless Thompson gunner and Werewolf, inspired by Zevon’s hit song “Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner” and “Werewolves Of London”, and a classic late 70s image of the legendary singer songwriter. “Garret used several type faces for the text giving it an odd updated Victorian style and, at least to me, screams late 70s” Mussell states. The poster, printed on thin cardstock, advertises a concert June 2, 1978 at the notable Austin venue and only a few months after Zevon released his second album “Excitable Boy”. “He was one of the hottest new acts at the time. This would have been a killer time to see him- right at his apex” Mussell says adding “I’m sure his performance was every bit as outrageous as the poster is!” If you have an original printing of the poster Mussell is offering $250 to preserve an example in his collection. Contact him at 515.707.7250 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Concert poster collector and Nirvana specialist Scott Mussell is announcing a search for this poster advertising the bands concert in Boise, Idaho at the beginning of 1991. “I’ve never seen one in person so I don’t know what size this flyer is, it might be a handbill” Mussell notes. The gig occurred in the early stages of ‘91 before the band had completed their second album Nevermind and before Dave Grohl joined the group. “It’s really the calm before the storm, it’s not much longer down the line that Nirvana is the biggest band on the planet” Mussell remarks. The show took place at The Zoo and the flyer features an early promo photo of the band. Mussell is offering $250 for an example of this poster and is eager to hear more about the show “There’s not a lot of documentation of this gig. I’d love to hear more about what they played that night and hear an attendees review, I’ll always pay a premium for that type of provenance” Mussell notes. If you have an example of this flyer or attended the show contact Mussell at 515.707.7250 anytime or at email@example.com.
Concert poster collector and Nirvana specialist Scott Mussell is seeking this flyer from the bands appearance in Bellingham, WA at Speedy O'tubs Nov 23, 1988. The band played last on the bill warming up for Coffin Break and headliners Skin Yard. "Kurt got drunk before this show and the band played so loud and the bars owner pulled the plug on the band refusing to pay them" Mussell says adding "This flyer was done in red on white and black on red and both were 11x17." If you have an example of this flyer contact Mussell any time at 515.707.7250 or at firstname.lastname@example.org- he is a cash buyer for an example, produced before the show, in any condition and will pay a premium for documented provenance of its origins. "I'm especially interested in finding a one owner example with good provenance" Mussell notes concluding "This is such an early show and in person a really great design I'd be very excited to get the opportunity to preserve an original example!"
Mussell is always looking to obtain Nirvana posters, flyers and handbills advertising gigs occurring before 1992. If you have any original Nirvana concert material contact him at 515.707.7250 anytime or at email@example.com.
Concert poster collector and Nirvana specialist Scott Mussell is seeking this flyer from the bands appearance in Hoquiam, WA at Eagle Hall Dec 21, 1988. The band played as the headliners with fellow Aberdeen, WA band Attica and Psychlodds. "The story goes that Kurt played in his underwear at this show and had put lipstick all over his neck in protest to the stereotype that rural Washingtonians were red necks" Mussell notes. The show was only the 21st they played since settling on the name Nirvana, all occurring in 1988. "I've not seen one of these in person but from photos it appears to be an 8.5x11" flyer but could be smaller" Mussell notes adding "It's a really neat piece and an important artifact of the bands career- I'm especially interested in finding a one owner example with good provenance."
If you have an example of this flyer contact Mussell any time at 515.707.7250 or at firstname.lastname@example.org- he is a cash buyer for an example, produced before the show, in any condition and will pay a premium for documented provenance.
What's that noise...? Prince in Illinois... or maybe cha-ching if you happen to have an example of this 1982 poster advertising tickets for a concert at Metro Centre in Rockford, Illinois, on March 5, featuring The Time, Zapp and Prince. "I'd pay $1000 for one" says concert poster collector Scott Mussell adding "It's hard to find Prince material and this is really a gem I'd love to add one to my collection." Mussell is also seeking other Prince posters from the early 1980s as well- especially those printed on cardboard by Globe Posters Baltimore. "Globe produced tour blanks for several early career Prince tours, I'd love to hang one next to the 1957 Little Richard poster on my wall also produced by Globe" Mussell notes. That's high praise considering Richard's importance in the history of rock 'n roll. Prince is perhaps the most unique star of the 80s or any decade for that matter with his combination of unabashed style and unquestioned artistic integrity. Mussell is seeking concert posters in any condition- if you have an example of a poster advertising a Prince concert that occurred before 1984 contact Mussell at email@example.com or 515.707.7250 any time.
Concert poster collector and Nirvana Specialist Scott Mussell is seeking original posters, flyers and handbills from the Portland area. While the legendary grunge band is synonymous with Seattle, Portland was a key destination in the early days of the banana. “After expanding from the Tacoma area into Seattle- Portland was really the next testing ground” explains Mussell adding “The band preformed there as early as 1989, as the opening act to Mudhoney at the legendary Satiricon venue, the poster & handbill produced for this show misspell the bands name only further illustrating the unknown status they carried at the time.”
Another flyer Mussell is seeking is from a 1990 show at the Pine Street Theater. The flyer was produced on an offset press and features a killer design with a tyrannosaurus rex and a headline "It Came From Up North." The Feb. 9, 1990 show saw Tad and Rawheadrex open and Screaming Trees in the headlinging slot. "The graphics here really capture the attitude of the era, it’s very snarky and I love that fellow grunge giants Screaming Trees are on the headliners” says Mussell.
If you have examples of either of these flyers or any other Nirvana or related material from Portland Mussell is always looking to add to his collection. Other bands of interest include; Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Mother Love Bone, Mookie Blaylock, Wipers, Greg Sage, Pearl Jam, Melvins and more. Wether it’s a single flyer or a hoard Mussell is interested contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone anytime at 515.707.7250.
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Concert poster collector and Nirvana specialist Scott Mussell is seeking this poster from the bands concert with Dinosaur Jr. at The Pompadour Rock & Roll Club in Salt Lake City Utah. "Nirvana played a few dates in the summer of 1991 as the 'Special Guest' to the legendarily noise trio Dinosaur Jr. including this show in Salt Lake City" Mussell says. The venue produced a sleek two color poster featuring the iconic cover of Bleach along with the Joseph Szabo photograph used on the cover of Green Mind. "That cover of Bleach is iconic and I'm always drawn to poster that feature it" Mussell notes adding "I'm seeking an example for my collection and would be excited for an opportunity to buy one of these." If you have an example of this poster you would consider parting with don't hesitate to contact Mussell anytime at 515-707-7250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In addition to this Salt Lake City poster Mussell is always buying pre 1992 Nirvana concert posters, flyers, handbills and other concert pieces. "I just love this kind of ephemera, I think it's such important cultural history I'm being aggressive about preserving it." If you have Nirvana concert material don't hesitate to contact Mussell at 515.707.7250 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Concert poster collector Scott Mussell is seeking original concert posters advertising ticket sales for Prince concerts before 1985. Many of these posters were printed on cardboard by the legendary Globe Poster Co. in Baltimore, MD. "It's sort of the end of Globe's heyday but they were still hanging on and produced some of the coolest Prince material from early in his career" says Mussell. The tours associated with the Princes third albums "Dirty Mind," "Controversy" and "1999" featured boxing style posters advertising gigs. "In addition to the boxing style posters I've seen a great locally made poster from a North Caorlina gig and I would expect that other venues produced posters that have yet to be discovered" Mussell said. If you have an original advertising poster promoting a Prince concert that occurred before 1985 contact Mussell at 515.707.7250 or email@example.com.
Cash for posters- these and other original pre-1985 posters advertising Prince concerts. Contact Scott Mussell anytime at 515.707.7250 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Concert poster collector and NIrvana specialist, Scott Mussell is seeking this Flyer or handbill advertising the bands performance at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. "This show was less than a month after Nevermind was released. The album was only at the beginning of it's meteoric rise that would peak in Jan of 1992, knocking the 'king of pop', Michael Jackson, from the top of the charts" Mussell states. The show previewed the hysteria to come selling out in just a few days besting a longtime sales record at the time. Additionally this night marks the delivery of the bands first tour bus a luxury that was previously unaffordable.
In addition to the 1991 show Mussell is also seeking the flyer and handbill from the bands appearance at Lawrence, KS rock club "The Outhouse" in 1989 opening for "24/7 Spyz" while promoting their first album "Bleach."
Mussell is offering a cash reward for an example of these flyer/handbill for his collection. "I don't know the size of this piece, my guess is it's an 8.5x11" flyer" Mussell said adding "I'm especially interested in a provenanced example." If you have an original example of any pre-1992original poster, flyer or handbill printed before the show to advertise ticket sales for a Nirvana concert contact Mussell at 515.707.7250 or by emails at email@example.com
Concert poster collector Scott Mussell is seeking this poster featuring one of his favorite bands the Pixies at a Midwest gig in Ann Arbor, MI. On June 9, 1988 during the bands Spring tour in support of their album Surfer Roasa released earlier that year. The band played Rick’s American Café, a legendary Ann Arbor establishment. “There aren’t a lot of poster produced to advertise shows from this or any early Pixies concerts so it’s exciting that Rick’s made this killer poster” said Mussell. Rick’s is a long established bar serving a mix of locals and college students studying at the University of Michigan. They had the foresight to produce an advertising flyer for the show and used a Simon Larbalestier photo used to promote the bands recently released and first full-length record Surfer Rosa.
Mussell doesn’t know a lot about the poster other than it exists, even details like the size are a mystery to him. “I don’t know how big it is- from the photos I have seen I would guess it’s 11x14” but it could be more of a flier in the 8.5x11” range and probably printed on thin paper” Mussell surmised adding “My offer assumes an 11x14” size.” Despite his lack of information Mussell is offering an aggressive $200 for an example of this poster. “I’d like to preserve one and am willing to pay $200 for that privilege. I just feel that the Pixies are an important band in the history of rock ‘n roll- they had a huge influence on grunge, especially Nirvana. Their output affected so much of the guitar driven alt-rock. I’d compare them to the Velvet Underground in a way- I just can’t say enough about their importance historically” Mussell stated. While not achieving huge commercial success during the height of their artistic output the Pixies have always had a cult following going back to the early years after their formation in Boston, MA. “If the Pixies had come around a little later Boston and not Seattle might have been the epicenter of alt-rock in the 90s” Mussell stated adding “I’ve been collecting concert posters of the 80s and 90s off and on since I was in high school and this is a piece that’s always eluded me- I’d put near the top of my Pixies want list.”
If you have an example of this poster Mussell is offering $200 on condition. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 515.707.7250 anytime.
Concert poster collector and Nirvana specialist Scott Mussell is searching for handbills, flyers and posters from some of the bands earliest concerts at the short lived Community World Theater in Tacomoa, WA. “The place is a dry cleaners now but in the last 80’s for about a year it was the epicenter of grunge rocks most notorious act Nirvana” Mussell says. Of course at the time they were little known outside of the quite local community. Many of the shows were in the days before the band adopted the name Nirvana and include and a flyer that Mussell would consider the Holy Grail from the first show the band preformed as Nirvana. “Saturday March 19, 1988 that’s the first time they play as Nirvana and Kurt drew the flyer- it’s the piece highest on my want list” states Mussell. The piece comes with a little baggage as several questionable and outright reproductions making a confirmed original with provenance important to Mussell. “I’m putting my money where my mouth is for the right provenance on this piece and will pay a premium beyond my $3000 standing offer in any condition” Mussell notes.
Many of the flyers pre-date the bands name change to Nirvana including Skid Row, Pen Cap Chew and Bliss. “The bands deepest roots are really in Tacoma- Seattle gets a lot of the credit but the reality is that it all really starts in Tacoma- that’s where they literally became Nirvana.” Mussell says. Mussell. Before they were officially called Nirvana the band played shows under the names Skid Row, Pen Cap Chew, Ted Ed Fred and Bliss. Mussell is seeking any Nirvana material from this era as well as other flyers from the short lived venue. “There were other notable acts that came through including Fugazi, The Vandals, The Accussed, DOA, White Zombie and more. “A lot of gritty Thrash and hardcore punk bands play the Community World Theater and in addition to cultivating Nirvana the Melvins also played some early shows at the much vaunted venue” Mussell notes.
Mussell is actively seeking posters, flyers and other material related to the club and is especially emphasizing concert items related to Nirvana’s appearances. He is offering $3000 or more on condition for the flyer advertising the March 19, 1988 show in any condition. In addition to concert advertising pieces Mussell is seeking early set lists and other artifacts produced by Nirvana during their earliest period before signing with SubPop. Mussell also collects artifacts from the Bleach era and posters made before 1992. If you have Nirvana material in these fields contact him anytime at 515.707.7250 or email@example.com. He is a cash buyer and is willing to travel to inspect the right hoard or individual flyer.
Concert poster collector Scott Mussell is searching for this early Pixies poster used to advertise six of the bands gigs between 11/29 and 12/31. The poster is a famed bit of band history produced in the early years and used at only a handful of gigs in Boston. “Apparently at the time it was a little sensational. Guitarist Joey Santiagio once commented that people were tearing them down and keeping them, I hope that is true because I’d love to get my hands on one!” Mussell says. The posters are know to have been used at these Boston, MA area concerts: 11/29/86 at the Bat Cave in Roxbury; 12/04/86 at Jake’s in Cambridge; 12/13/86 at The Rathskeller (The Rat) in Boston, MA; 12/20/86 again at the Bat Cave in Roxbury and 12/31/86 at Green Street Station in Jamaica Plain.
Mussell is a collector of concert posters with an emphasis on Nirvana and their influences. “The Pixies are really a major- major influence, not only for Kurt Cobain, but for all rock music that comes after them.” Mussell notes. Since they’re breakthrough the Pixies have had a deep cult following. “They played Cochella on their reunion tour a few years ago and Radiohead refused to play after them on the bill- insisting that the Pixies perform as the headliner.” Mussell recalled. Mussell is offering a reward of $200 for an example of this Pixies poster and may pay more depending on condition. “The Pixies are probably my favorite band. They’re music has certainly had the most impact, besides perhaps the Velvet Underground, on so many of the great rock acts that followed. I just really want to preserve a little part of that history.” If you have an example of this poster please contact Mussell at 515.707.7250 anytime or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert poster collector and Nirvana specialist Scott Mussell is announcing his search for this rare early career Nirvana poster. “It’s from their first international tour after the album Bleach had come out in 1989.” Mussell says adding “I love the graphic of the smiling baby- I envision it as a big poster but even if it’s a smaller size it’s fantastic!” The poster advertises a November 25, 1989 show the band played while on tour with fellow grunge rockers and label mates Tad. The show took place at the legendary Fri-Son in Fribourg, Switzerland and is not without some controversy. The clubs official stance is that Kurt did not play this show. But former Nirvana drummer Chad Channing who was on stage that night insists that Kurt went on despite a rumored illness. Whatever the truth of the matter Mussell finds the poster to be among the most charming of the 89 tour. “I’d love to add an example to my collection and would pay $500- on condition- for the right to preserve it.” Mussell said. If you have an example in any condition you can contact Mussell by email at email@example.com, by text message anytime at 1.515.707.7250 or through his website www.MussellAmericana.com. Mussell is also seeking, with appropriate provenance, ANY pre-1993 Nirvana poster/ticket/flyer or other related ephemera. Cash offers paid within 24 hours.
Concert poster collector Scott Mussell is seeking an example of this White Stripes concert poster produced for the Dec. 9, 2000 show at The Casbah in San Diego, CA. "I just love the looks of this, I think it really speaks to the aesthetics of the band and is truly an outstanding artifact" Mussell says adding "It's a smaller piece but just fascinating to me- I've been trying to track down the artist for a while, he sold an example on eBay several years ago that I missed- if you're out their reading this give me a call!" The Casbah has a capacity around 200 people and around 60 of these posters were screened onto chip board by artist Doug Barker. Mussell is offering a cash reward of $200 for an example. If you have one contact him at 515.707.7250 anytime or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert poster collector Scott Mussell of www.mussellamericana.com is seeking posters, fliers and other material related to the 1991 Nirvana concerts at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA and the Masquerade in Atlanta, GA. The legendary shows occurred at the nexis of the bands meteoric rise in early October. If you have material related to these shows contact him directly at 515.707.7250 anytime or by email at email@example.com.
“The Athens, GA show got really reckless. Kurt pulled a projector screen out of the wall and attendees stormed the stage” Mussell says adding “The band smashed all of it’s gear and left it in a pile on the stage, clearly no fucks were given.” Appropriately so at a clubs that was instrumental in punk and new wave’s evolution. “I’ve never seen a poster for this show but it seems likely that something was made given the venues grass roots efforts and DIY mantra” Mussell said. If you have ephemera related to this show Mussell is seeking it and is willing to make a generous offer upon inspection. Contact him at 515.707.7250 anytime or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While the show in Atlanta was less noteworthy the ephemera is with the highlight being a poster featuring a large image of the band at center. “It’s on yellow paper and has all the hallmarks- venue at top, ticket info at bottom and the large image of the band it’s a real winner!” Mussell explains. He is seeking an example for his collection and is willing to make a generous offer upon inspection. “It’s on my want list for sure” Mussell adds noting “It’s important to preserve this kind of pop culture history.” If you have an example of this poster or other material related to the Atlanta or Athens shows contact him at 515.707.7250 anytime or by email at email@example.com. Mussell also collects items related to the civil rights movment and American political campaigns visit hiswebsite at www.mussellamericana.com for more information.
Civil Rights Collector Scott Mussell is searching for Student NonViolent Coordinating Committee posters. SNCC was formed in 1960 when veteranSCLC activist Ella Baker invited student participants in the 1960 North Carolina sit-ins to a meeting encouraging them to form a youth wing of SCLS. The students wished to remain independent from Martin Luther King Jr's SCLC but during the early years the two groups worked fairly closely on sit-ins, voting rights, desegregation and so on. Some of the posters Mussell is seeking are c.1962 as they show zone numbers rather than zip codes on the SNCC's address. "Each poster in this series features an image by famed photographer Danny Lyon" Mussell states. Lyon is a noted documentarian of the Civil Rights movement producing many of the iconic images associated with SNCC. "There are at least five posters in the series the ones pictured here are what I'm most interested in obtaining for my collection especially 'Now' and 'One Man One Vote'" Mussell says adding "I'll pay upwards of $750 based on the condition of the poster but want to stress that I'm a buyer in any condition."
SNCC is among the most important Civil Rights groups in the early 1960's and featured some of the most important leaders of the movement including John Lewis, Bob Moses, Stokley Carmichael and others. "Besides these posters I'm always looking to add buttons, fliers, booklets, and more related to SNCC and the Civil Rights movement to my collection" Mussell notes adding "Historical preservation of these items is my biggest goal. These are relics of our countries 'original sin' and it's vital that this material be preserved and archived for future generations both by museums and collectors like myself." Mussell will be traveling through North Carolina and Atlanta during a swing through the South. If you have single items or hoards of material in his fields don't hesitate to contact him at 515.707.7250 anytime or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert poster collector Scott Mussell is seeking these two striking Jimi Hendrix posters from 1968. The first is from a concert at the Merryweather Pavilion in Columbia, MD and the second advertises a pair of show at Atlanta's Municipal Auditorium. "Hendrix had to travel from Columbia to Atlanta after the show and the group had to be ready to play Atlanta by 3pm!" Mussell says expounding "They had maybe an hour and a half of rest after the flight before they had to be on stage for the gig. It must have been exhausting." While the performances on these nights aren't legendary but posters are. "I struggle with which one I like more, they're both so outstanding" Mussell notes adding "I'm a buyer at upwards of $3000 on condition and am interested in examples in any condition." Both were printed on thick cardboard about 22x28" and were designed by Dail W. Beeghly a famed East coast poster artist. "They're at the top of my want list for Hendrix I'm just not sure it gets much better than these two!" Mussell states. If you have examples of these posters in any condition contact Mussell at 515.707.7250 anytime or by email at email@example.com.
Scott Mussell, Nirvana poster collector, is offering $1000 for an example of this poster from the October 11, 1990 Nirvana concert at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia, WA. "The North Shore Surf Club show was one of the most important in band history as it featured a new drummer, Dave Grohl" Mussell says. The show was a last minute event as the band decided that their new drummer could use a live test before heading off for a tour in the United Kingdom. "I've seen only one example surface over the years and it's very high on my want list, I'm seeking it in any condition" Mussell states. Mussell is an active buyer of rock 'n roll concert posters with a special emphasis on Nirvana material. If you have this poster or other Nirvana material contact him at 515.707.7250 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert poster collector and York, PA resident Scott Mussell is seeking this rare flier from the Sonic Temple outside of Pittsburg, PA. The show took place in Wilkinsburg, a suburb of Pittsburg at the Sonic Temple on July 9, 1989. "I'm always looking for posters from Pennsylvania, and as a Nirvana specialist this is very high on my want list- I'd pay $250- on condition- for an example of this flier." Mussell said. The flier has a great set of graphics highlighted by a series of classic 1950's rock silhouettes near the bottom. "The text also adds a little something reading "Seattle's Sensational Nirvana" Mussell states adding "It's my goal to preserve a section of rock history and this poster is a cruicial piece of the puzzle I'm very eager to obtain an example for my collection." If you have this poster or other examples of Nirvana concert posters and fliers contact Mussell at 515.707.7250 or by email at email@example.com.
Rock concert poster collector and Nirvana specialist Scott Mussell is seeking this rare poster or flier from a 1990 Columbus, OH show at Staches. The flier features a classic image of the band as the dominant graphic and additional text at top "Nirvana Wild Hair Swinging Neanderthals" and was produced on purple paper. "This is one has a few things that get me- I love the text and the large image of the band those two factors and the art really push this near the top of my want list" says Mussell. He's offering $250, on condition, for an example for his collection. If you have one or any other Nirvana concert fliers or posters contact him at 515.707.7250 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.