R. CRUMB 1972
ORDINARY RECORD POSTER
An exceptionally rare poster
issued by Krupp Comic Works (Kitchen Sink Press) in 1972 to promote
Robert Crumb's very first record, "River Blues"
and "Wisconsin Wiggles."
The record, on the "Ordinary"
label, remarkably, was 78 rpm, a format already very obsolete
in 1972. Few contemporary record players still played that speed.
But, the color poster trumpets this format in a deliberate anti-marketing
strategy by Crumb and producer Denis Kitchen,
who both collected 78's.
The poster was supplied
to the headshops and record
stores that bought minimal quantities of the records. The record
itself is hard to find; the promotional poster is extremely difficult
to find. What we have is from Kitchen's personal archives.
Measures 11.5 inches x
17.5 inches on heavy card stock. Excellent original condition
(near mint). We will ship this item flat, with great care,
between several sheets of cardboard. $65.00
We also have the original 1972 78rpm Ordinary Record and two
1972 promotional buttons, both with Crumb art, elsewhere in our