Though I recall a member posting a blog asking about this a while ago, I could not relocate it for my purpose in this discussion.
It can be nice when one stumbles upon a musician's shop (via their website), to see that they are selling their autographs. Stephen Duncan has referred to this as a 'win-win' situation. I figured this could grow as a wee database for listing those musicians who partake in this.
I recently recieved a couple press photos signed in ballpoint from John Mayall's website (http://www.johnmayall.com/merch.html). I am also aware that you can purchase signed CDs from Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits(http://peternoone.com/store/). John 5 ( formerly Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie guitarist) sells various items signed, with an option to dedicate.
So, does anyone else know of this being done by other musicians?
Thanks for the warm welcome. Here is a list of sites I have bought from in the past year. A few may be duplicates from previous posts. I'm a US based Englishman and many of these are 80's heroes!
Gary Numan still has his Pledge campaign going with signed items:
Daniel Ash of Bauhaus, Love & Rockets & Tones on Tail has lots of signed stuff:
David J also of Bauhaus and Love & Rockets has a smoking deal. His memoir Who Killed Mr Moonlight and a copy of the Bauhaus CD Go Away White, both signed, for $20
English singer Hazel O'Connor (from my home town of Coventry) has loads of signed stuff. Take a listen online to Breaking Glass if you're interested in something post punk from 1980!, especially Eight Day and Will You. Amazing
Steve Jansen of Japan has some solo signed CD's:
Blondie frequently have signed items. Currently there are bundles for their new album:
Lloyd Cole has his 2013 CD Standards signed for a very reasonable $12
Richard Ashcroft (The Verve, now solo) has a $70 vinyl & T Shirt bundle. No CD though:
The brilliantly feisty Wendy James, once of Transvision Vamp, now with some great solo material has some signed stuff on Pledgemusic:
Lead singer of The English Beat (or The Beat if you're English!) has signed merch still available on Pledge. His new project has been up for two years but the album is apparently close to completion
Tim Muddiman plays guitar in Gary Numan's band. He has a second Pledge campaign within a year. His last album was incredible. Check out Wildwood Stone. His new CD is available, signed:
For any Ska fans, check out The Selecter. They toured the US last Fall. This is another one of my hometown bands. Lead singer Pauline Black has her biography for sale. She will sign and dedicate the book and a separate picture for $18.53 including shipping at today's exchange rate! 15 GBP.
80's group Blancmange have an "extremely limited edition" signed EP available for 5 GBP ($10 with shipping)
Terri Nunn of Berlin has signed and dedicated CD's for $10 & $15
Finally, Mudhoney have a ton of signed posters available. The store is in the UK and the guy running it is fantastic.
Thanks for all the links!
The Jesus and Mary Chain have signed items including vinyl for their new album here:
Alison Moyet solo singer and ex member of Yazoo / Yaz has a new album available for pre-order with various signed bundles
Signed Marc Almond Hits & Pieces CD on Newbury
Afghan Whigs pre-order signed by Greg Dulli at Barnes & Noble......http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-spades-the-afghan-whigs/30897167...
K Flay just added to Newbury.
K Flay also selling signed limited white vinyls on her website for $30.
Just reported over at RACC: WARNING on "Signed" New JAMES McCARTNEY CD from his web site. if anyone is ordering the "signed" new CD of James mcCartney-I got mine in the mail already-the signature is RUBBISH. a Tiny black mark.. it cant be returned. he's NOT giving a real autograph
Thanks for the warning. If I remember correctly, this may also have been an issue with his signature on a CD at Record Store UK or maybe Newbury Comics.