This week we are listing many rare malay pop,rock and heavy metal vinyl records made in the late 80s toearly 90s. These are rare items as they were intended for radio use only, for the DJ to promote the album and not for the general public. The only format available then for the public was cassette tape as CD was not yet used to release these malay songs at the time. Because it was a promo item, they usually come in a plain white sleeve with a cassette tape cover pasted on it or preprinted songtrack in black and white font. To manufacture a proper/conventional record cover for these limited released was unfeasible for the recording labels.
Most of the bands listed in this batch will be in the pop to rock to metal categories. when mentioned as heavy metal, it refers to the heavy metal look that they have (long hair, clothing and to a certain extend the style of music). Not all "heavy metal" malay band play metal music in the traditional sense, as they were encouraged to make ballads and and many radio friendly rock songs by their labels. However one can detect certain heavy metal influence in some of the songs written.
These Rock and metal malay bands were the anti establishment of the time and many were banned from appearing on TV and only certain songs were allowed to be played on the radio. As such, you may see a radio station Program director signature or stamp on some of these records. In addition, some songs may be striked out or initial "x" places on the tracks unsuitable for radio play. These markings(removable using the right solution) were often made in gold ink and should not affect the playability of the records but add historical value to this item as being an artifact from a "rebellious" band that was perceived as anti establishment.
Many of these bands have faded into obscurity or disbanded, and many of the initial pressing were detroyed, thrown, damaged or in teh hands of serious collectors. All these make these vinyl pressing rare and collectible. They are highly sought after by collectors who wish to own the beginnings of malay rock/metal musical history that took place circa mid 80s-early 90s.
A bit dusty from years of being buried in some warehouse. Just need a bit of cleaning. Check out my other rare vinyls currently for sale. Buy more and save on shipping. Each additional LP is $5 shipping. Up to 10 LPs can be shipped in one box
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Cover Sleeve: As shown in photos
Label: SEE PHOTOS
Visual Grading for record only . Cover as seen in photos
Mint (M) : Sealed and Unplayed/Not used
Nearly Mint NM: Played a few times with no visible marks
VG++: very few signs of scuffs/hairlines
VG+ : several scuffs/hairlines or marks but should not skip
VG : has marks and scuffs on 30%-40% of surface and may have background noise.
VG- : played too many times and show more than average signs of wear.
G: Less than average. May skip or have noise. This grade is for rare records for collection only, not for playing.
Rare Vintage record released for the South East Asian market