Heaven Knows Johnny’s Miserable Now: Smiths guitarist slams eBay t*ssers selling vinyl online

Smiths former guitarist Johnny Marr has pledged to make a new run of a limited edition vinyl Record Store Day cover after discovering hawkers selling his single for inflated prices on eBay.

After recording a 7” cover of Depeche Mode’s ‘I Feel You’ for last weekend’s Record Store Day event, Marr discovered that the record, which was priced in stores at around £9, was being touted at almost four times its cost on the online auction site.

On Twitter yesterday, Marr wrote: “I’ll try to do an extra run of I Feel You 7” singles so those who wanted it but didn’t get it don’t get ripped by the eBay tossers.”

The record, which featured a live version of The Smiths’ Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want, was available in Manchester’s Piccadilly Records on Saturday, among other stores up and down the country.

Warning fans on the day, Johnny said: “Do not pay inflated prices for I Feel You on eBay. It’s a rip off & not in the spirit of RSD #screwthetouts.”

Having become synonymous with eBay touts in recent years, this year’s Record Store day saw copies of Paul McCartney’s limited edition 12” Sweet Thrash sold for over £500.

Image courtesy of Man Alive!, with thanks

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