The January 2021 Mega Sale (Auction #129)
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This lot includes a Signed Letter of Authenticity by Jay Thelin, proprietor of The Psychedelic Shop!

 

We are pleased to offer this relic to advanced collectors in our auction! This is an original, first pressing & printing of The Acid Test LP Vinyl Record produced and distributed by Sound City Productions in 1966. Many characters from the Bay Area Acid Test scene are on the recordings, including Ken Kesey, Ken Babbs and The Grateful Dead.

 

This record also has the incredible provenance of having belonged to The Psychedelic Shop on Haight Street proprietor Jay Thelin! Jay and his brother Ron opened the historic shop in 1966, and although it closed only a little more than a year later, the LP has been in Jay Thelin's possession since. 

 

As an added bonus, the winner of this lot will also receive two printed photographs of the Thelin brothers in front of the legendary Psychedelic Shop, and Ron holding THIS VERY RECORD LP! (See photos) The black and white pictures were taken by the iconic Haight Ashbury photographer HERB GREENE - as noted by Jay Thelin on the signed Letter of Authenticity included with the lot!

 

The audio on the LP is taken from a batch of over 14 hours of the actual "trip" - all recorded in the studio. There is improvisational poetry, interesting harmonica solos, weird tape loops, and of course the Grateful Dead noodling & chatting here and there in the room.

 

It's no secret among collectors of the era that the FIRST ORIGINAL EDITION pressing of this LP is extremely hard to find after so many years. The record has been re-issued a handful of times over the decades - and even recently as a "record store day" edition - but the original pressing by Sound City, like this one HERE, is a very rare specimen! When you add the remarkable provenance from The Psychedelic Shop, it puts this piece in a whole new class! To listen to an incredible recent Jay Thelin interview with Katy Trosch of GoCollect, visit this podcast!

 

Tracking Listing:

Ken Kesey Interview

Ken Babbs And Harmonica

Take Two

Bull

Peggy The Pistol

One Way Ticket

Bells & Fairies

Levitation

Trip X

The End

 

Item – The Acid Test, LP Vinyl Record & Sleeve

Grade – Not Graded

Date - 1966

Dimensions –  12" x 12"

Printing – Original First Printing, Pressing, Sound City Productions

Condition Details - 100% Original with no restoration. Disc is clean; sleeve is fine. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo, to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180, 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.

 

*****This lot is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****

 

* A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*

1966-The Acid Test-Sound City FIRST PRESSING LP Vinyl Record! FROM JAY THELIN & THE PSYCHEDELIC SHOP! INCLUDES HERB GREENE PHOTOS! PAE Not Graded1966-The Acid Test-Sound City FIRST PRESSING LP Vinyl Record! FROM JAY THELIN & THE PSYCHEDELIC SHOP! INCLUDES HERB GREENE PHOTOS! PAE Not Graded1966-The Acid Test-Sound City FIRST PRESSING LP Vinyl Record! FROM JAY THELIN & THE PSYCHEDELIC SHOP! INCLUDES HERB GREENE PHOTOS! PAE Not Graded1966-The Acid Test-Sound City FIRST PRESSING LP Vinyl Record! FROM JAY THELIN & THE PSYCHEDELIC SHOP! INCLUDES HERB GREENE PHOTOS! PAE Not Graded1966-The Acid Test-Sound City FIRST PRESSING LP Vinyl Record! FROM JAY THELIN & THE PSYCHEDELIC SHOP! INCLUDES HERB GREENE PHOTOS! PAE Not Graded1966-The Acid Test-Sound City FIRST PRESSING LP Vinyl Record! FROM JAY THELIN & THE PSYCHEDELIC SHOP! INCLUDES HERB GREENE PHOTOS! PAE Not Graded1966-The Acid Test-Sound City FIRST PRESSING LP Vinyl Record! FROM JAY THELIN & THE PSYCHEDELIC SHOP! INCLUDES HERB GREENE PHOTOS! PAE Not Graded
1966-The Acid Test-Sound City FIRST PRESSING LP Vinyl Record! FROM JAY THELIN & THE PSYCHEDELIC SHOP! INCLUDES HERB GREENE PHOTOS! PAE Not Graded
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