THE SCANDAL "There's Reasons Why" b/w "Girl, You're Goin' Out'a My Mind"
Original 1967 pr0m0 45 on the PEPPER label
Vinyl: Plays VG+ to VG++
ONLY OTHER COPY ON THIS SITE RIGHT NOW IS A BUY IT NOW FOR $680!!
TREMENDOUS sunshine baroque pop stylings from this short-lived Memphis Tennessee coed flower power outfit called The Scandal - this was their only vinyl offering. And judging from what I hear here, that's a darn shame, considering "There's Reasons Why" is a superb slice of slightly groovier trippier Mamas and Papas harmony pop with a nice short banjo break followed by what sounds like a very brief tribute to the Curt Boettcher school of baroque pop a capella breaks. Even better is the flip, a moody bit of ethereal dream psych that starts off sounding just like the Monkees "Words" before turning into a tremendous exercise in vocal harmonies, jangly folk McGuinn guitar and a soaring irresistible chorus to the heavens. Why neither side was a big hit remains a stupefying mystery that I can't answer, but decades later, smart compilers are finally catching up to it - you'll find "There's Reasons Why" on a volume of Electric Coffee House and "Girl" on a volume of Fading Yellow. Neither of their follow-up singles, "The Warrior" and "Goodbye to You" are anything like this, although the lead singer got really cute.
UPDATE: SORRY, I NO LONGER SHIP TO ITALY DUE TO A CORRUPT POSTAL SYSTEM (THERE, NOT HERE).
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First class shipping is $4.00 in the US, with each additional record only $1 additional shipping. Delivery confirmation included in the shipping costs. Air mail shipping to Canada starts at $6 US, each additional record $2 shipping. Air mail shipping everywhere else in the world starts at $8 US, with each additional record only $3 shipping.
I try to grade as best as I can, and I list as many blemishes/imperfections I can find (writing, ringwear, scuff marks, etc.) – Also, please note that I DO listen to these albums – I may not listen to every track, but my grades are based on LISTENING, not just looking at it, since chances are you’ll be listening to the record you buy, not just looking at it. Most of the albums I sell are the ones I’ve enjoyed for years – and I treat my records with kid gloves. But sounds speak louder than words, so check out the sound clips below – they’re from the actual record you’re bidding on.
SHIPPING AND PACKAGING
Listen, I buy a bunch of records too (when I’m not getting outbid at the last second, which is more often than not) – and I know what it’s like to get a rare, one-of-a-kind album packaged dangerously in a flimsy bubblewrap package. I hate that too. So rest assured, I ALWAYS package albums with stiff cardboard reinforcements, same for 45s. And yes, the records are removed from the sleeves (for albums). I ship out once a week, every Friday, because I have a regular day job. But I’d be willing to give that up if you’d all be so kind as to bid my items up to stupidly high amounts.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN…
I will always leave positive feedback for successful transactions, and would appreciate the same in return. All I ask of you is the following – please pay for your items within 14 days of the close of auction. Compared to other sellers, that’s a generous amount of time, so if you don’t pay within 2 weeks, then I have to assume something’s wrong. You’ll get an Ebay payment reminder at that point, and possibly a decapitated horse head in your bed. If, after 30 days, you still haven’t forked up the cash, I’ll relist the item and yell at you if I ever see you in town.