Rare Music Ads from Cloud 8

This New Musical Express ad from 1979 is a double promo for The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle by the Sex Pistols. In collaboration with their manager, Malcolm McLaren, the Sex Pistols created this “mockumentary” which tells a fictional story of the formation, rise and subsequent breakup of the band. By the time the double album soundtrack was released, the band had already broken up (for real). Johnny Rotten’s refusal to participate in recording sessions resulted in the supplementation of John Lydon’s vocals from the October 1976 demo session recording. This rare and historical ad is in great condition and framed to sell. 20130415-130219.jpg


Featured in Melody Marker Magazine in 1976, this is a rare promo ad for Grateful Dead’s live double album, Steal Your Face. It is in great condition and framed for purchase. 20130415-130232.jpg

David Bowie’s 6th studio release, Aladdin Sane (a pun on “A Lad Insane”) was released in 1973. Bowie himself described Aladdin Sane as simply “Ziggy goes to America”, most of the tracks being observations he composed on the road during his 1972 U.S. tour. This original ad from Melody Maker Magazine was the debut of this iconic Bowie image. Excellent condition and framed for purchase.20130415-130241.jpg

Every Bowie Release on Vinyl!

With over 25 studio Albums in his career and 9 live recordings, David Bowie has one of the most eclectic discographies in pop rock.  Cloud 8 Music currently has at least one copy of every studio release in stock, many in duplicates and rare issues.

This super mint, German, RCA import copy of Heroes,  released in 1977, was the second to be released as part of Bowie’s “Berlin Trilogy” in collaboration with Brian Eno.  One of the most popular albums of his early career and certainly one of his most successful, Heroes inspired other artists as much as it did its fans.  While recording Double Fantasy, John Lennon was quoted to be in hopes of, “doing something as good as ‘Heroes’.”


His seventh and last release with the bulk of ‘The Spiders from Mars’, Pin Ups is composed exclusively of covers.

Bowie’s words from the Album Booklet (included with this copy):

“These songs are among my favourites from the ’64–67′ period of London. / Most of the groups were playing the Ricky-Tick (was it a ‘y’ or an ‘i’?) -Scene club circuit (Marquee, eel pie island la-la). / Some are still with us. / Pretty Things, Them, Yardbirds, Syd’s Pink Floyd, Mojos, Who, Easybeats, Merseys, The Kinks. / Love-on ya!”

This rare promo copy is in great condition with fair wear on the corners of the cover.


Bowie’s fifteenth studio release, Let’s Dance, exploded in 1983, with its Title Track quickly becoming his biggest hit single to date.  Other hits including “Modern Love” and “China Girl” ensured Let’s Dance as his most successful album to date as well, with over 6 million copies sold worldwide.