Mr.C puts entire record collection up for sale

Mr.C: naughty, naughty, very naughty.
Mr.C: naughty, naughty, very naughty.

Mr.C, former frontman for British dance act The Shamen, has put his entire record collection up for sale.

The collection, which is said to contain more than 15,000 pieces of vinyl, comprises house and techno records dating from 1986 to 2007, and is currently on eBay with a starting bid listing of £75,000.

"The reason for the sale is that Mr.C will be moving to another country in the summer of 2009 and believes that these records would be better being used by someone that will love them and value them as he does instead of them simply sitting in storage forever," says the post.

"Selling the entire collection individually would bring somewhere in the region of £150,000 to £200,000 but due to Mr.C's desire to keep the collection together, he'll part with the whole collection for a knock down price of £75,000 as a minimum bid."

Mr.C - real name Richard West - was frontman for The Shamen during their most commercially successful period in the early '90s. It's his voice that you'll hear on their controversial 1992 hit Ebeneezer Goode.

Ben Rogerson

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