DAR VON'S Bowling Alley Baby / Hot Pepperoni Garage Surf Rockabilly 45 VG++

Sold Date: September 13, 2018
Start Date: September 8, 2018
Final Price: $499.99 (USD)
Bid Count: 1
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Virtually unknown 1964 Garage Surf Guitar Rocker Instro. Bowling Alley Baby has not 1, not 2, but 3 insane lead guitar breaks. The flip is a killer Surf track with lead guitar all over the place. As far as I know, no copy has been offered on Ebay. There are other very rare 45s on this label but this is by far the rarest. I couldn't find any info on the net about this 45 until I found a brief mention here. https://www.garagehangover.com/category/label/era/
Listen to both undoctored songs above. I have added a few drop outs during each track to ward off the bootleggers. As I don't believe either song has been comped.

The 45 will be housed in a professional 45 mailer with 2 pieces of rigid cardboard on each side of the record. Sorry for the new insane international postal rates. The shipping cost is exactly what the Post Office will charge me. I don't make a penny on shipping. I will pay for full Shipsaver Insurance.

I use the Goldmine guide to grade all of my records.

Mint (M)  Absolutely perfect in every way - certainly never played, possibly even still sealed. (More on still sealed below). Should be used sparingly as a grade, if at all.
Near Mint (NM)  A nearly perfect record. Many dealers won't give a grade higher than this implying (perhaps correctly) that no record is ever truly perfect. The record shows no obvious sign of wear. A 45 rpm sleeve has no more than the most minor defects, such as almost invisible ring wear or other signs of slight handling. An LP jacket has no creases, folds, seam splits or any other noticeable similar defect. No cut-out holes, either. And of course, the same is true of any other inserts, such as posters, lyric sleeves, and the like. Basically, Near Mint looks as if you just got it home from a new record store and removed the shrink wrap.
Very Good Plus (VG+) Shows some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it. Record surfaces may show some slight signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't affect one's listening experience. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are OK. The label may have some ring wear or discoloration, but is should be barely noticeable. The center hole is not misshapen by repeated play. Picture sleeves and LP inner sleeves will have some slight wear, lightly turn-up corners, or a slight seam-split. An LP jacket my have slight signs of wear also and may be marred by a cut-out hole, indentation or corner indicating it was taken out of print and sold at a discount. In general, if not for a couple of minor things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint. All but the most mint-crazy collectors will find a Very Good Plus record highly acceptable.
Very Good (VG) Many of the defects found in a VG+ record are more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise is evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during the song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as will light scratches deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound. Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers. However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time, only two or three of them.
Very Good Minus (VG-) A little worse than VG but still playable. The only time I list VG- records is if they are rare and still are playable and still have some value. ShipSaver