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The Pietasters

The Ska-rumptious 7"

Slug Tone! Records, released 1992

The Pietasters' first single is a very tough find.  I am still trying to work out the details of this one, even after all of these years.  All of the copies I had seen for many years were on yellow vinyl, and the sleeves were stamped and numbered out of 300.  Simple, right?  No.  There are actually a good deal more of these on the market that are not numbered.  There must have been a second pressing at some point, but I have no idea when that might have been.  In addition to the yellow vinyl, there is a version on dark red vinyl.  In my experience, the yellow and red copies are more or less equally rare, but all numbered copies I have seen have been yellow.  However, I have also seen non-numbered yellow copies.

And then...there's the black one.  The first (and, to date, only) time I have seen a black vinyl version of this record was when one was auctioned in 2010.  It is very, very scarce.  So, there you go...300 numbered on yellow vinyl with stamped, numbered sleeves, and some others on yellow, dark red, and black with non-numbered sleeves.  The songs that appear on this singles are different versions from those found on the first Pietasters album.  However, these versions are available on the 1992-1996 3xCD.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
Slug Tone! Yellow (no'd) 25-30 Up
Slug Tone! Yellow (not no'd) 15-20 Stable
Slug Tone! Dark Red 20-25 Up
Slug Tone! Black 30-40 Up
Sleeve Foldover Paper Sleeve
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