Rarest Cardiacs Collectibles?

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Rarest Cardiacs Collectibles?

Postby drterror666 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 14:40

What, according to you lot, are the top 5 rarest Cardiacs/Cardiac Arrest collectibles? I don't just mean the recordings, I mean anything else as well.

Apologies if you've had a thread like this on here before.

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Postby Stoneage Dinosaurs » Thu Jan 03, 2008 15:11

Well, I've got a few of proper collectibles in my Cardiacs vault

1. Rude Bootleg - on vinyl signed by all Cardiacs of the day

2. Cardiacs watch

3. The Nightracks sessions EP seems to be quite rare

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Postby sneakypete » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:06

Does anyone else have Cardiacs book thing which came out around the same time as the Seaside cassette ?

Mine's somewhere at my parents' - I really should go down and try and find it. I've never seen another one. I'm guessing that a mint and complete 'Seaside Treats' package (including the stick of rock) would be pretty rare these days, too.

I suppose my most valuable item is the 'Bus for a Bus' 7". How many other folk here (apart from BigShip Iron) have a copy of this ?
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Postby Stoneage Dinosaurs » Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:01

sneakypete wrote:
I suppose my most valuable item is the 'Bus for a Bus' 7". How many
other folk here (apart from BigShip Iron) have a copy of this ?



Seethes with envy...... :wink:

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Postby drterror666 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:23

Seconded! :wink:

That Seaside bag must be one of the rarest items of all these days. When I got into Cardiacs, you could only get the Jim Smith cover version of The Seaside cassette.

I would have thought that The Obvious Identity and Toy World have to be up there on the rare list, don't they?

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Postby sneakypete » Fri Jan 04, 2008 14:13

Stoneage Dinosaurs wrote:
sneakypete wrote:
I suppose my most valuable item is the 'Bus for a Bus' 7". How many
other folk here (apart from BigShip Iron) have a copy of this ?



Seethes with envy...... :wink:


sorry :oops: :wink:
they used to crop up every now and again in the bargain basement(s) of Record & Tape Exchange in Notting Hill back in the early eighties, together with the Seaside 12"

Never seen original 'Toy Worlds' or 'Obvious Identities' - trouble with those old tapes is that they decay. My 'Seaside' or 'Mr & Mrs Smith' tapes won't play properly any more - thankfully they were lovingly transferred to digital media whilst they still worked
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Postby P3TE » Fri Jan 04, 2008 15:22

Hmm, I vote the following. Before anyone gets all feckin smartypants, these DO all exist. I'm not gonna count stuff like acetates, proofs and stamper plates, as those are one or two-offs, and weren't available to the public.

Seaside bag WITH rock intact and uneaten.
Toy World/Ob Id tapes.
The FIRST Cardiacs watch from 1999 - unbroken in the carry case (the ones where the straps all self destructed). Not the reissue.
Cardiacs Dressing Gown.
Cardiacs Wall Clock.
Cardiacs Alarm Clock.
Cardiacs Bath Towel.
The 80s Little Man hat.
Cardiac Arrest shirts or badges (I own a few real ones).
Signed Bus 7" with Mike Pughs name on it, but they used to sign the back so hard they would render the record unplayable so many were binned...
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Postby psparky27 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 15:36

Seaside bag WITH rock intact and uneaten.
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Surely the rock would now just be a mess of sticky goo at best unless it was vacuum packed ? Was anyone that sad?

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Postby Batesy » Fri Jan 04, 2008 15:59

I've got the Bus For A Bus single - 1,000 were pressed, be interesting to know how many have survived this long, particularly following what P3TE said. /\

The 'Day Is Gone' CD single seems pretty scarce - I have the vinyl release but I'd love the CD. Been out-bid on it too many times now so I've given up.

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Postby Ally Craig » Fri Jan 04, 2008 16:01

Batesy wrote:The 'Day Is Gone' CD single seems pretty scarce - I have the vinyl release but I'd love the CD. Been out-bid on it too many times now so I've given up.


That, the Rough Trade Heaven Born CD and the Torso Little Man CD are the only particularly rare Cardiacs things I have. Paid a lot for each of them but it was well worth it on each count.

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Postby Stoneage Dinosaurs » Fri Jan 04, 2008 16:05

Batesy wrote:The 'Day Is Gone' CD single seems pretty scarce - I have the vinyl release but I'd love the CD. Been out-bid on it too many times now so I've given up.


I've got the 12" and the CD versions...nah nah nah nah nah :wink:

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Postby P3TE » Fri Jan 04, 2008 16:08

(cardiacs rock uneaten) - Yes, I've seen one.
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Postby Stoneage Dinosaurs » Fri Jan 04, 2008 16:09

sneakypete wrote:
Stoneage Dinosaurs wrote:
sneakypete wrote:
sorry :oops: :wink:
they used to crop up every now and again in the bargain basement(s) of Record & Tape Exchange in Notting Hill back in the early eighties, together with the Seaside 12"



Actually most of my rare Cardiacs vinyl was bought in one or other of those shops in Notting Hill (which was handy cos I grew up & lived most of my London life in Notting Hill) or in one of other of the same chain around London - i remember one Saturday in those golden days of the early 90s finding two long out of print Cardiacs 12" in the R & T Exchange (or music & video exchange as htye redubbed themselves in the 90s) in Stoke Newington

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Postby Batesy » Fri Jan 04, 2008 16:13

Stoneage Dinosaurs wrote:
Batesy wrote:The 'Day Is Gone' CD single seems pretty scarce - I have the vinyl release but I'd love the CD. Been out-bid on it too many times now so I've given up.


I've got the 12" and the CD versions...nah nah nah nah nah :wink:


For the record, I'm hoisting two fingers in the air and blowing a rasberry. :D

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Postby sneakypete » Fri Jan 04, 2008 16:27

Stoneage Dinosaurs wrote:
Batesy wrote:The 'Day Is Gone' CD single seems pretty scarce - I have the vinyl release but I'd love the CD. Been out-bid on it too many times now so I've given up.


I've got the 12" and the CD versions...nah nah nah nah nah :wink:


heh - ME TOO :D
the 12" came without a lyric sheet at the time, but I picked up one of them at a gig shortly after - although sadly I had to fold it (well, I suppose I didn't HAVE to fold it, but I did at the time)
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