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1993. The engraved plaque reads: “MTV Video Music Awards 1992-1993 Best Alternative Video 1993 ‘In Bloom (Ver 1 – Dresses)’ Nirvana.”

The awards ceremony, held at LA’s Universal Ampitheatre on September 2, 1993, came just weeks prior to Nirvana’s album, In Utero, debuted at #1 on both the U.S. and U.K. album charts. This MTV generation version of the Oscar, the “Moon Man”, also doubles as a nifty door stop or heavy-duty paper weight. But seriously, these awards are nearly impossible to come by, and even non-engraved generic “blanks” sell for thousands! “Moon Man” is chrome-plated, 12.5” tall with 14” diameter base, felt bottom and removable MTV flag pole. Weighty, too, more than five pounds! So remember…“He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Moon Man”….but he could be yours! NRMT.

Starting bid of auction was $6,000.00. After 11 bids, the high bidder walked away with this treasure for a mere $11,727.98.

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A classic 1968 Beatles lunchbox set! Bidding of this auction started at $300.00. 4 bids later, $479.16 took both boxes home.

1) The Yellow Submarine Box is 4 x 7 x 9”. Thermos is 7” x 3” in diameter. VG. There is edge/ rim wear, as expected. The box also has some light scratches and tiny dents, overall general wear from usage. The name of the original owner has been written in marker–but has since faded to a “ghost” of that inscription. The thermos has some noticable rust around the bottom rim. Overall, a acceptable display item.

2) The classic “blue” 1965 first incarnation of The Beatles lunchbox w/thermos. There is light rim wear, touches of rust on the rim as well. Scratch on John’s cheek (on the reverse portrait side of the box). Thermos has one small dent, a few tiny rust spots. Overall, VG/EX.

I like to consider myself somewhat of a collector. I’ve been collecting everything from PEZ dispensers to Planet of the Apes memorabilia over the years. Online auction sites like eBay have turned my friendly lil hobby into an addiction.

Buy Product is a new feature that will explore the world of rock n roll collectibles. It might that rare album you’ve been looking for, it might be the urinal from CBGB that Joey Ramone pissed in, it might be the Cheap Trick View Master reel you had when you were a kid…it might be:

Decemberists Embroidery Kit: A rock’n’roll band first, to be sure. Lookout Kiss, stand down Pantera! Behold the glory of The Decemberists Embroidery Kit, designed by Venus Magazine darling Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching. Everything you need to give your textile that special bling that only embroidery floss can: Carson Ellis iron-on patterns, Gold Crane (!) relief scissors, a travel sized embroidery hoop, floss, simple directions, and a fancy needle.

Click here for purchasing details.

In 1980, Jack Rabid and Dave Stein put together a fanzine about one of their favorite bands (The Stimulators). Pumping dimes into the copier at their local library, the two created what would become one of the oldest independently produced music magazines.

If you’re interested in learning more about the history of The Big Takeover, a great story by Nancy Elgin can be enjoyed by clicking: here.

Jack recently took time to answer a few questions for Rock Sellout that I will share over the next couple of days. If you’re unfamiliar with the magazine, I highly recommend taking a trip to your local book store and checking it out. Issue 59 was recently released and would make the perfect stocking stuffer for the music lover on your list. A subscription is an even better gift idea!!

Look, we here at Rock Sellout are never going to come to your workplace and peddle fundraisers…we’re not going to ring bells at your favorite stores this holiday season…we’ve got jobs, this isn’t an open hand, insert money effort.

We’re proud of this here site and have put together a merchandise selection to show that pride. We might be the only people to ever order from it, I really don’t give two shits. I do however feel the need to share it with you and allow you the pleasure to order from it if you’d like.


The first four people to make a $10+ purchase from our new merch selection will receive one of the following (first purchase, first choice):

1. Burden Brothers – Mercy CD, sticker, and postcard.

2. Hot Hot Heat – Live And Behind The Footage DVD

3. Editors – Live From Amsterdam DVD

4. Phoenix – Exclusive Limited Edition Bonus CD

Check out the cool Holiday bundles Merge has packaged for your shopping pleasure. Does it get any better than that Spoon Full-Lengths Megabundle?!


10% off the regular online price on all full-length CDs!

Special Holiday Bundle Deals on our Holiday Sale page.

Free Merge Coasters as our special gift with every purchase.

IMPORTANT: We can not guarantee that any orders placed after Dec. 15 will arrive in time for Christmas. Please e-mail mailorder@mergerecords.com for details on expedited shipping options if you would like to ensure your order gets where it’s going in time to make someone’s spirits bright…

IMPORTANT: The Merge Online Store will be closed from December 23 – January 2nd. All Orders placed after 10 a.m. Eastern time on December 22 will not ship until January 3rd at the earliest.

Gift Wrapping in shiny Merge release posters is available, with all gift wrapping proceeds going to OXFAM and TROSA

The new Shins’album Wincing The Night Away will be released January 23. Their first single, “Phantom Limb” is currently available with two exclusive b-sides.

Track Listing:

1. Phantom Limb
2. Nothing At All
3. Spilt Needles (alternate version)

Buy the new Shins’ single “Phantom Limb” here.

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