GBV drum kit

It’s hard to imagine a hardcore Guided By Voices fan with an extra $55,000 lying around, if only because purchasing every GBV-related release is a good way to keep your wallet drained. But for any independently wealthy memorabilia collectors or Ohio basement rock superfans looking to trade one kind of rack for another, here’s an item of note: GBV drummer Kevin Fennell is selling his old drum set on eBay with a starting bid of 55k.

According to the auction page and an additional website on which Fennell posted a lengthy backstory, the kit was used on GBV’s albums Bee Thousand, Alien Lanes, Under the Bushes Under the Stars, Mag Earwig, Let’s Go Eat The Factory, Class Clown Spots a UFO, English Little League, and The Bears For Lunch. “These drums have played three US and three European tours including the 2010 Reunion Tour. They have played Central Park Summer Stage and The Jon Stewart Show,” reads Fennell’s screed. “On top of that…they are simply good looking.”

Also, Fennell will hand-deliver and assemble the kit anywhere in the continental U.S. “And if you’re nice he might just jam with you.” So if you’re “as enthusiastic about percussion/nostalgia as (he is)” (and you have a spare 55k), this is your lucky day.

Guided By Voices and associates have a million records coming out; just pick a day and there’s probably something. (For real, though, their next LP, Motivational Jumpsuit, is coming in February via Fire Records and GBV, Inc.)

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

[Photo by Erica Ott.]

Comments (8)
  1. It’ll be really awkward if nobody bids, christ…

  2. I like gbv, but I’m not sure that even a really famous drummer’s kit would sell for that much.

  3. If he threw in an original copy of Propeller, that opening bid would seem a little less insane.

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