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8-26-78 ZAPPA FRIEDRICHSAU GERMANY ORIG CONCERT POSTER

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Sold Date: 01/10/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Source: eBay



FRITZ RAU + MICHAEL SCHELLER PRESENT - FRANK ZAPPA CONCERT - BEIM OPEN AIR FESTIVAL - SAMSTAG 26. AUG { 1978 } ULM FRIEDRICH FESTPLATZ { WEST GERMANY } - ORIGINAL APROX. 23 X 33 INCHES CONCERT POSTER - NOT A REPRINT - SEE THE PHOTOS THAT CAN BE ENLARGED - { BEAUTIFUL CONDITION - NO HOLES - NO RIPS - NO TAPE STAINS - NO MAJOR CREASES -

'S A RARE COOL ZAPPA CONCERT POSTER IN WHAT I'D CALL A REAL COLLECTOR'S CONDITION. NO HOLES OR RIPS. NO TAPE STAINS OR MAJOR CREASES. HAS NEVER BEEN FOLDED. READ BELOW FOR A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE CONDITION. THIS POSTER REALLY NEEDS TO GET FRAMED AND WOULD LOOK BEAUTIFUL HANGING ON A WALL.

'S A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ONE DAY CONCERT IN GERMANY. ALTOUGH FRANK ZAPPA WAS THE HEADLINE ACT T WERE OTHER BANDS THAT PERFORMED AT THIS CONCERT BUT ARE NOT MENTIONED ON THIS POSTER. ALVIN LEE AND TEN YEARS AFTER. GENESIS AND BRAND X. { I WONDER IF PHIL COLLINS PLAYED DRUMS IN BOTH GROUPS? }. JOHN McLAUGHLIN AND THE ONE TRUTH BAND. THE SCORPIONS AND I HEARD THAT EVEN JOAN BAEZ PERFORMED T { HEY, YOU JUST COULDN'T KEEP HER AWAY FROM CONCERTS THOSE DAYS }. YOU'D THINK THAT THEY WOULD HAVE PRINTED SOME OTHER CONCERT POSTER WITH ALL OF THE BANDS THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO PERFORM AT THIS EVENT ON IT. ALSO YOU CAN BE SURE THAT IF ANYBODY WAS GOING TO BOTHER TO REPRINT A POSTER OF THIS EVENT THEY'D HAVE INCLUDED LL OF THE ACTS. { MORE CHANCES OF GETTING FANS OF THE OTHER GROUPS INTERESTED IN BUYING ONE }. BUT THIS ONE ONLY FEATURES FRANK, AND I'VE NEVER HEARD OF THIS ONE EVER BEING REPRINTED.

UNLIKE SOME ZAPPA CONCERT POSTERS THAT YOU SEE BEING LISTED VIRTUALLY EVERY SINGLE DAY ON E-BAY AS ORIGINALS, THEN AFTER SOME POOR SCHMUCK BUYS IT YOU SEE THE SAME ONE LISTED A FEW DAYS LATER, THIS POSTER IS ACTUALLY AN ORIGINAL PRINTING. LET ME TELL YA FOLKS FROM OVER 35 YEARS OF FRANK ZAPPA AND RELATED COLLECTING EXPERIENCE, WHEN THEY DID MAKE POSTERS TO PROMOTE ZAPPA CONCERTS, THEY USUALLY ONLY PRINTED OUT A HUNDRED OR SO, AND MANY OF THOSE WOUND UP NEVER EVEN BEING DISPLAYED. ACTUALLY JUST THROWN AWAY BY THE PEOPLE THAT WERE PAID TO HANG EM' UP. YES, IT'S POSSIBLE THAT SOME PROMOTER HAS 20 OR 30 ORIGINAL ZAPPA POSTERS STILL STASHED AWAY IN HIS ATTIC, BUT HOW MANY TIMES DOES THAT REALLY HAPPEN?, AND THEN HOW MANY TIMES ARE THEY EVER FINALLY DISCOVERED AND SOMEBODY DECIDES TO SELL EM? ALSO IN THE LATE 70'S AND 80'S WHEN RADIO WAS BIG, THE ADVERTISING BUDGETS OF PROMOTERS WERE SPENT MORE ON CONCERT RADIO SPOTS THAN PRINTING OUT POSTERS, MOST OF WHICH WERE RIPPED OFF HOURS AFTER THEY WERE DISPLAYED IN MOST CASES ANYWAY. BUT IN THE 80'S WHEN COLLECTING CONCERT POSTERS STARTED TO BECOME A HUGE EXPENSIVE INDUSTRY, MORE THEN BEATLES AND STONES POSTERS WERE RE-PRINTED, AND SELLERS WERE GETTING THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR SOME OF EM'. SO NOW THOSE RE-PRINTS FROM THE 80'S HAVE HAD OVER 20 YEARS TO AGE AND EVEN LOOK OLD. T ARE EVEN SELLERS THAT ACTUALLY THINK THAT THEY'RE SELLING ORIGINAL POSTERS THAT THEY FOUND AT SOME GARAGE SALE FOR A NICKLE, BUT THEY'RE RE-PRINTS. THE REST OF THESE SELLERS EITHER KNOW OR SUSPECT THAT THEY'RE SELLING RE-PRINTS, BUT ARE JUST MONEY GRUBBING WEASELS THAT WON'T EVEN PROVIDE YOU WITH ANY VASELINE IN THEIR CORNHOLE PROCESS. YEAH, T'S NOBODY LIKE ERIC KING THAT'S WRITTEN A BOOK ABOUT ZAPPA POSTERS EXCLUSIVELY, AND UNLESS YOU'VE BEEN TRADING AND COLLECTING ZAPPA POSTERS SINCE THE 60'S YOU REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GETTING. T ARE NO DISCOGRAPHYS OR CATALOG OF ZAPPA POSTERS, OF COURSE T ARE A FEW PEOPLE WHO DO SELL ORIGINAL POSTERS, BUT THEY TEND TO BE FROM THE 60'S, W IF YOU DID HAVE A BOOK LIKE ERIC KING'S, YOU COULD EASILLY FIND OUT IF IT'S A RE-PRINT OR NOT. I'VE BEEN IN THE ZAPPA SCENE FOR OVER 35 YEARS NOW, AND WILL BE THE FIRST TO TELL YOU IF A POSTER THAT I'M SELLING IS AUTHENTIC OR NOT.

ORIGINAL CONCERT POSTER - AS STATED ABOVE, NO HOLES. NO RIPS. NO TAPE STAINS. NO MAJOR CREASES. IT DOES HAVE SOME SMALL LIGHT CREASES THAT CAN BE SEEN MOSTLY FROM THE BACK OF THE POSTER AND A FEW SMALL ...
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