The inaugural Hepcat 7" was high on my want list for a long time. It was released by Joey Altruda on his Laughing Pussy
label way back in 1990. This is generally a very difficult record to find. A few copies have surfaced over the last couple
of years, but there was a several-year dry spell. As a result, the price can fluctuate quite a bit. I still have yet to see
it sell for as much as I paid for it (grrr...). The versions of the tracks featured on this 7" were exclusive until the
remastered version of Out of Nowhere came out in 2004. A different version of Nigel was included on the Right on Time album, but
Club Meditation was always exclusive to the 7".
I always thought this record existed solely on black vinyl. It is rare enough in that format. However, after I posted this discography, someone clued me in to another version on clear vinyl. That message board discussion also led to the revelation that there were only 25 copies made on clear vinyl, and most of those were given to the band. I cannot confirm that part, but I can vouch for the fact that the clear vinyl version is excessively scarce. That said, the stars seem to have aligned, and I was able to get myself a copy. This one is either a record collector's dream or nightmare. Thanks to Lawless for the heads up. The value listed below is entirely speculative.
|Version||Approximate value ($)||Price Trending|
|Laughing Pussy BB-102 Clear||80-100?||?|
|Laughing Pussy BB-102 Black||20-30||Volatile|
|Sleeve||Full paper sleeve|
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