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Love Battery - Singles

Love Battery released very few 7"s over their main period of activity, 1989-1999.  There were three on vinyl and a handful of promo cds.

Between the Eyes b/w Easter

Sub Pop SP45, released 1989

Love Battery's first record, a two song 7" on Sub Pop.  The two songs on this single were both released on the Between the Eyes EP.  The first 500 copies were on red vinyl, and the next 2500 were on black.  One interesting note on this one: there is a rejected test pressing of this record with a different mix of the songs on it.  The matrix code of this test pressing reads as follows: Side A -  "Dial M for Muzak SP-45-A Kdisc ch L-33610" / Side B - "SP-45-B Kdisc ch L-33610-X".  The matrix code of the final release is: Side A - "Dial M for Muzak SP-45-A Re-1 Kdisc ch L-33610" / Side B - "SP-45-B Kdisc ch L-33610-X".  The "Re-1" in the final version is the indicator of the second test pressing.

Version Approximate Value ($) Price Trending
SP45 Red (500) 10-15 Down
SP45 Black (2500) 5 Down
Rejected Test Pressing
Sleeve Paper foldover
Test Pressing Rejected: Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

Foot b/w Mr. Soul

Sub Pop SP135, released November 1991

Sub Pop Singles Club #37

4000 copies released on green marble vinyl.  "Mr. Soul" is a Buffalo Springfield cover.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP135 Green Marble (4500) 5
Test Pressing
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels
Sleeve Full cardboard

Out of Focus/Mr. Soul/Come Now CD

Sub Pop SUB PROCD#5, released 1992

This promo cd contains the only digital versions of "Mr. Soul," from the Foot single, and "Come Now," from the Out of Focus 12" EP.  No front insert.

Version Approximate value ($)
SUB PROCD#5 5-8

Half Past You/I Can't See Nobody CD

Sub Pop SUB PROCD#14, released 1993

Promo cd released by Sub Pop in conjunction with the Far Gone album.  No front insert.

Version Approximate value ($)
SUB PROCD#14 5

Fuzz Factory CD

Atlas 42285 1572 2, released 1995

One track promo cd released to promote Straight Freak Ticket.  Foldover cardboard cd case w/ plastic tray.

Version Approximate value ($)
42285 1572 2 CD 5

Harold's Pink Room (Radio Edit)/Harold's Pink Room (LP Version) CD

Atlas 31458 8444 2, released 1995

Promo cd released to promote Straight Freak Ticket.  Foldover cardboard cd case w/ plastic tray.

Version Approximate value ($)
31458 8444 2 CD 5

Snipe Hunt b/w Punks Want Rights

Let Down LD103, released 1998

Years later, in 1998, after the attempt at major label life fell through, Love Battery released the Snipe Hunt 7" on Let Down Records.  It was incredibly difficult to come by at the time of release, but has become easier to find in recent years.  I had thought that all copies were on black vinyl, and then...I came across one on blue in June 2008.  I had no idea it existed before that moment, and it is very, very rare.  It was the last single the band released...for now...

Version Approximate value ($)
LD103 Black 10-15
LD103 Blue 30-40
Sleeve Full cardboard
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