Tampa art-punk hero Bud Mayhem's record collection going on sale at the Sound Exchange
During the 1980s and 1990s, Bud Mayhem was a fixture of the Tampa art-punk community, a musician and performance artist who hosted a show on WMNF-88.5 FM called Difficult Listening.
He died in 2014 at age 55. And last fall, the Sound Exchange, a used record store based in Tampa, acquired his music collection, which included books, CDs, posters, memorabilia and about 700 vinyl records. It was an impressive collection, full of rare avant-garde, New Wave and punk music -- the Residents, Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson, Diamanda Galas. It's obscure, but it's the sort of stuff hardcore fans and collectors go nuts for.
"I've been doing this for 30 years," said Sound Exchange owner Ron Stoy. "Every once in a while, something comes along that sticks out as out of the ordinary. This was one that really stuck out."
The Sound Exchange will put it all out for sale at 11 a.m. Saturday in an event they're calling, appropriately, Bud Mayhem Day.
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