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Primus Sailing The Seas Of Cheese RIAA Gold Album Award

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RIAA Gold album award for Primus album Sailing The Seas Of Cheese. Released on April 29, 1991, it was certified Gold by the RIAA on March 16, 1993.  

The album included singles "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver", "Tommy the Cat", and "Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers". "Jerry Was..." appeared in various video games including ATV Offroad Fury, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, and Rock Band 3. It also reached #23 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. By 2001 the cult favorite album was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold album sales award 
  • In VG condition
  • Award made in 1993
  • Presented to Interscope Records co-founder
  • Has been reframed
  • Award measures 14" x 18"
  • Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
  • Great collectors item for any Primus fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA Gold award for Primus album Sailing The Seas Of Cheese. It was produced in 1993, making it approx. 30 years old. It is presented to Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine, who later went on to co-found Beats with Dr. Dre.

The award appears to be all original internal components but has been reframed. It is in VG condition.  

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide.

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