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A Record Collector's Guide

Rocket from the Crypt Singles

Well, this page was a long time coming.  Lots of collectible material in the illustrious catalogue of Rocket from the Crypt.  I was originally planning on just doing the vinyl, but decided to add some cds in as well.  I expect to update this section a lot as I get in some pics of the crazy rare variations of things.  Please remember that this is a guide.  The values listed are rough approximations based on sales and auctions that have taken place over the last three years.  Many records on here have sold for much more and much less than the values listed.  Enjoy.

 

Rocket Pack

Cut It Loose b/w Glazed

Pusmort 200772, released September 1991

I don't care what hard core collectors tell you their prize is - the Rocket Pack is still the holy grail of Rocket from the Crypt collecting.  Released by Pushead (this will be a recurring theme here) as part of his fan club, it was limited to 75 copies.  Another 30 were made for the band.  All are hand numbered and signed by Pushead.  Many are on pink marble vinyl, but some range into the red category.  Most of the red ones ended up being used for the Septic Death split. Supposedly, there are a couple (i.e. TWO) on white vinyl.  Don't hold out for those.  A handful of one-off versions have surfaced over the years, numbered "1/1."  One collector told me about a version that they have that was made for Tim Yo of Maximum Rocknroll (I have never seen pictures of this one).  There was also a version that showed up on eBay a couple of years ago with a unique sleeve with orange accents (labeled "orange 1 of 1").  The vinyl was the normal pink.  It sold for a lot.

The price for the Rocket Pack was starting to come down a bit in 2007, but shot right back up to more astronomical territory in years since.  It seems to have settled into the $800 - $1000 range now.  The sleeve is great for this one - It has a semi-standard foldover paper sleeve, but then it also comes with a felt rocket, which folds around the whole thing.  Good times.  Definitely the crown jewel of my collection.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
Pink/Red Marble 800-1000 Stable
Orange Sleeve Variant
Sleeve Paper, enclosed in a felt rocket
Credits rftc.com: red vinyl image
Rumors White vinyl version

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Yum Kippered

Bad Ninja/Goodbye b/w Kill the Funk (There Will Be No Funk in Outer Space)

Helter Skelter HS92712, released June 1992

Single #2.  This one came out on everybody's favorite Italian label, Helter Skelter.  It exists on both yellow and black vinyl.

This one has caused some confusion, but I think we have it figured out now...there are three different black vinyl versions, each with a different set of labels.  I did some work trying to determine which came first.  All of the black ones have stamps on them in Italian, which was required by the Italian government.  There are different versions of the stamps.  They are almost identical, except that one has a "1" in the middle and the other has a "2".  I once thought that these referred to first and second pressings, but I no longer believe that to be the case.  The copies with the "2" stamps have the same matrix codes as the copies with "1" stamps, but the 2's have an extra code etched in...this would indicate that this extra code was added when later stampers were made from the original masters.  The different copies break down like this:

- One of the two original black pressings has text printed in a spiral around the center of the disc, designed for large-cut holes...but used with small holes.  These are the labels that were eventually used for the yellow vinyl pressing.  Matrix codes: SPIRI LATO A ROCKET / SPIRI LATO B ROC.

- The other early black copies have Helter Skelter labels on the A-sides and Yum Kippered labels with Italian stamps on them on the B-sides.  The Italian stamp has a "2" in the middle.  Matrix codes: SPIRI LATO A ROCKET / SPIRI LATO B ROC.

- Then, we have black copies with small center holes, Yum Kippered labels on the A sides, and spiral text labels on the B sides.  This one also has an Italian stamp on the A side label with a "1" in the middle.  There's a picture below, but it is really hard to see the "1" in it...it's there, though.  The matrix codes read: SPIRI LATO A ROCKET HS 92712 A / SPIRI LATO B ROC HS92712 B.  They are the exact same matrix codes as on the other pressings, but with the added HS92712 parts. 

- The yellow copies look to have been a third pressing.  They did not appear until much later.  They have large-cut center holes, Yum Kippered labels minus the Italian stamps on the A sides, and squeezed spiral text labels on the B sides.  The yellow one also comes with an unused 7" label, containing a picture of Speedo with GG Allin.  What I can almost guarantee happened here is: when Helter Skelter went to press the yellow copies, the label was given the Speedo/GG label to use on one side of the record.  However, the re-press had a large-cut hole, which would have entirely cut out the faces on the Speedo/GG labels, so they had to go another route...and that route ended up being using the labels from the original pressing but slightly modified.  Matrix codes: SPIRI LATO A ROCKET / SPIRI LATO B ROC.

Of course, the yellow ones still sell for more than the any of the black ones because people like color vinyl.  They do look like the later pressing, though.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
Black (Squeezed Spiral Label) 12-15 Stable
Black (Helter Skelter Label) 12-15 Stable
Black (Full Spiral Label) 12-15 Stable
Yellow 15-20 Stable
"2" Stamp
"1" Stamp
Unused GG Allin Label
Black Vinyl Version 1 Side A
Black Vinyl Version 1 Side B
Black Vinyl Version 2 Side A
Black Vinyl Version 2 Side B
Black Vinyl Version 3 Side A
Black Vinyl Version 3 Side B
Yellow Vinyl Side A
Yellow Vinyl Side B
Sleeve Paper foldover
Credits Toby, Wegi, Enrico: Assistance in figuring out the different labels

This page was last updated on January 2, 2013.

 

Boychucker b/w Jumper K. Balls/Lefty

Sympathy for the Record Industry SFTRI-179, released June 1992

Rocket's Sympathy debut.  The initial pressing was a really cool picture disc - pictured above.  Some copies of the picture disc are floating around that have red borders instead of black ones.  Long Gone John, i.e. the-only-person-who-actually-knows-anything-about-Sympathy-pressings, told me that he probably did 1200 picture discs total, and maybe 25-30 red border ones.  There is also a version that has the A-side image on both the front and the back of the record.  We all originally thought that this was a mispress, but Long Gone John has since confirmed with me that these were done intentionally.  Much like with the red border variants, there were only a few of these made (probably 25 or so).  I have also come across a variation that has a beige or tan background in place of white.  My initial thought was that this just yellowed over time, but upon examination, I don't think that is the case.  It just appears to have a different base color.  See images below...it's much easier to see the difference on side B.  Long Gone John did not recall doing this variation on purpose, but I have now seen three or four of them, so it is more than a couple.

Boychucker was later re-pressed as a normal black vinyl disc with a picture sleeve, and that version came with two of five RFTC pogs.  It turns out that there are many label variations for this pressing.  I have included pictures of as many variants as I could find below.  The most common one has labels made to look like the two sides of the picture disc.  The other variants are all generic Sympathy labels.  Long Gone John told me that he just kept several stacks of generic labels on hand for when he had more sleeves than labels for a record and wanted to press more to use up the sleeves.  As a result, these variants tended to be much rarer.  He told me that he would normally only do these in quantities of 20-30.  The one with A's and B's all over it appears all the time...anecdotally, there must be many more than 30 of those on the market.  I would believe those numbers for some of the other variants, though.  The others are all much harder to find.  The demand isn't quite there for these on the collector market yet, so they tend to be pretty cheap, despite their scarcity.  The ones here are what I have found so far.

Most variations are on solid black vinyl, but I have one that is on translucent black vinyl, which is slightly lighter in weight.  Please let me know by if you have a different version.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
SFTRI-179 Picture Disc (~1200) 5 Down
SFTRI-179 Picture Disc w/ Red Border (~25-30) 80-100(?) ?
SFTRI-179 Picture Disc w/ Tan Background 20-30 Stable
SFTRI-179 Black - Astronaut Labels 4 Stable
SFTRI-179 Black - A' and B's Labels 5-8 Stable
SFTRI-179 Black - Baby Devil Labels 15-20 Stable
SFTRI-179 Black - SFTRI Logo Labels 15-20 Stable
SFTRI-179 Black - Zombie Labels 15-20 Stable
SFTRI-179 Black - Sympathy Bugs Labels 15-20 Stable
White Background (Normal)
Tan Background
White vs. Tan Background
Red Border
Astronaut Labels
A's and B's Labels
Baby Devil Labels
SFTRI Logo Labels
Zombie Labels
Sympathy Bugs Labels
Uncut Sheet of Pogs
Sleeve Pic Disc: clear PVC. Black pressings: paper foldover.
Credits Yuck Foo: red border picture disc image

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Normal Carpet Ride b/w Where are the Fuckers/Slumber Queen/Flip the Bird

Sub Pop SP154, released June 1992

Sub Pop Singles Club #44

Limited to 2916 copies, all on blue vinyl.  The unconditional love of Rocket from the Crypt meets Sub Pop...two of my collecting worlds colliding.  A fabulous single.  The test pressings are on black vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
SP154 Blue (2916) 15-25 Stable
Test Pressing
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Black vinyl, plain white labels

This page was last updated on January 2, 2013.

 

Gold

Drunken Fish DR-02, released July 1992

Rocket was apparently busy during the summer of '92.  This one was a one-sided MC5 cover...brutal record.  500 copies on gold vinyl, some (I have heard 50) come with Mardi Gras-esque beads.  And then...there's the full color sleeve version.  A collector told me long ago that she had one of these but never sent any pictures, so it remained a rumor on this site.  Well, not anymore.  There were twelve of these made - it is a color-copied sleeve, numbered on the back.  The majority of these went to the band or stayed with the label, but a couple of them have gotten out.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
DR-02 Gold (500) 25-35 Down
DR-02 Gold w/ Beads 40-60 Down
DR-02 Gold - Full Color Sleeve (12) 200-250 Up
Sleeve Red paper, sealed in plastic with a rocket sticker

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Limited Glow Sleeve
Rocket from the Crypt/Septic Death Split 2x7"

Disc 1: RFTC - Cut It Loose b/w Glazed
Disc 2: Septic Death - Crocodile Tears b/w Dysentary

Pusmort-A-RFTC/200775, released August 1992

The Rocket Pack wasn't enough, huh?  Pushead had to torture the collecting community with this one as well.  Limited to 100 copies...in theory.  It is numbered out of 100.  However, according to Pushead, there were actually only 85 of these released.  Perhaps he is still hanging onto the other 15.  There is an image below of a catalogue he sent out in 1995 advertising some of his leftover vinyl.  The catalogue is consistent with the 85 copy claim.

On most copies, the Rocket 7" is red marble vinyl and the Septic Death one is yellow, but sets also exist in which the Rocket 7" is pink marble.  The Rocket disc is the exact same one that went into the Rocket Pack.  In fact, leftover copies from that pressing were used for this release.  The sleeve glows in the dark.  It also comes with stickers for both bands.  Brutal to find, and even harder to afford.  If you would like to give me a copy out of the goodness of your heart, I will accept.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
1 Red/1 Yellow 800-1000 Stable
Insert
Sticker
Sticker
Pushead Catalogue
Sleeve Paper foldover glow-in-the-dark
Credits Wegi: Pushead catalogue pic
rftc.com: other pics

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Rocket from the Crypt/Deadbolt Split 7"

Smells Like Grease for Peace

RFTC - Cha Cha Cha b/w Deadbolt - Down in the Lab

Standard Recordings SR-72, released October 1992

Black vinyl.  Limited to 1000 numbered copies.  There is a slight sleeve variation that I noticed: some sleeves are on bluish paper, and others on yellowish paper.  There was also a rumor of a pink vinyl version of this record floating around.  I got ahold of the former owner of Standard Recordings and got some clarity on this release.  First off, he refuted the pink vinyl rumors.  They were all black.  Second, there were roughly equal numbers of blue and yellow sleeves.  Third, there was no rhyme or reason to the numbering...by which I mean that the blue and yellow sleeves were used randomly, so there is no pattern to the numbering.  The price of this record fluctuates a bit, but usually stays below $30 when it sells.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
Black (Bluish Sleeve) 15-30 Volatile
Black (Yellowish Sleeve) 15-30 Volatile
Sleeve Paper foldover; bluish and yellowish variations
Rumors Pink vinyl version - REFUTED

This page was last updated on January 2, 2013.

Both Good Songs

Pigeon Eater b/w The Paste That You Love

Merge MRG-035, released April 1993

This was a great single.  Of course, I can say that for most of the items on this page.  All on black vinyl, and it came with two inserts: one is a Merge update, and the other is some track info, printed on what appears to be a piece of postage stamp paper.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
MRG-035 Black 5 Down
Sleeve Paper Foldover

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Pure Genius b/w Lift and Love

Drunken Fish DF-05, released 1993

I thought this single was cut and dry...at first.  It was always very simple - black and clear copies exist, with the clear copies much rarer and more expensive.  There have been different reports of the pressing numbers, but we don't know the actual numbers.  Norm made contact with the owner of Drunken Fish, and to his memory, there were 1200 black and 300 color copies, but did not fully recall. 

Here's the fun part: a red copy has surfaced.  Thanks to Norm, who unearthed this one...I had always suspected that there were pink copies floating around, as many of the clear copies have streaks of pink mixed in.  Anyway, I have no idea how many red ones are actually out there.  I do know it is very few.  I have tracked down a pink copy as well - it is a mix of clear and red vinyl, and the effect is pink.  It actually appears much more solidly pink throughout than the scan below would indicate.  The values listed for the red and pink copies are purely conjecture.  Blame Norm...this was all straightforward until he got involved.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
DF-05 Clear 10-15 Down
DF-05 Black 5 Down
DF-05 Red 100? ?
DF-05 Pink 80? ?
Sleeve Full glossy
Credits Norm: red vinyl image and Drunken Fish info

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Radio Wendy/Rocket from the Crypt Split 7"

Radio Wendy - Death in the Family b/w RFTC - Call It a Complex

Pusmort 400777, released 1993

Pushead strikes again.  This record has three different sleeves (but thankfully, the vinyl is the same - black - for all three).  All are signed and hand-numbered by Pushead and sent to his fan club.  The sleeves are: 1. Grey granite sleeve, pink & yellow ink (300 copies). 2. Brown granite sleeve, red & black ink (69 copies). 3. Grey granite sleeve, glow-in-the-dark & black ink (48 copies).  The sleeves are all on thick-stock paper.  The record comes with an insert.  The prices for all variations of this record have been rising steadily over the years.  Oh, and for any of you who own the rarest variant, I do not have a scan of the handprint side of the sleeve.  If you could help me out with one, please .

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
400777 Grey granite sleeve, pink & yellow ink (300) 150-200 Up
400777 Brown granite sleeve, red & black ink (69) 250-300 Up
400777 Grey granite sleeve, glow-in-the-dark & black ink (48) 450-550 Up
Silver Insert
Yellow Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper - see above for variations.

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Ghetto Box Rock

Lie b/w Video Reign Man

Snap Crackle Punk SCP-001, released 1993

Originally released in conjunction with Speed Kills Magazine #4.  The record came in a white paper sleeve with a couple of things stamped on it, and was stapled to the mag.  The first press was on black vinyl.  It was later re-pressed in two forms: red vinyl with a red thick paper sleeve, and then black vinyl (identical to the 1st press) with a blue paper sleeve.  The later pressings were numbered, so we can guess how many of each were made.  Red-sleeved ones seem to roughly span numbers from 1-2000, and blue ones go from around 2000 up.  I don't think they go beyond 3000, though, which would mean the blue sleeves are more scarce.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
SCP-001 1st Pressing - Black (w/ magazine) 10-15 Down
SCP-001 2nd Pressing - Red 5-8 Stable
SCP-001 3rd Pressing - Black (Blue Sleeve) 5-8 Stable
Speed Kills Magazine
1st Press Insert
Sleeve 1st: thin white paper w/ stamps, 2nd: thicker red paper, 3rd: thicker blue

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Burn Mouth Off Liar With Punk Heat Blast

UFO UFO UFO b/w Birdman

Merge MRG-049, released 1994

Showcasing one of the great live songs of Rocket's tenure, this was their second and last single on Merge.  Black vinyl, full glossy sleeve with die-cut center.  The original release came with an insert.  It was re-pressed four years later, which caused the minimal value of this record to drop.  The re-release did not include the insert.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
MRG-049 Black (w/ insert) 4-6 Stable
MRG-049 Black (no insert) 4 Stable
Insert
Sleeve Full glossy with die-cut center

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Rocket from the Crypt/Bloodthirsty Butchers Split 2x7"

Disc 1: RFTC - Cut It Loose b/w On Living and Dying/Pressure's On
Disc 2: Bloodthirsty Butchers - Water b/w Alligator/Raven

Bacteria Sour SOUR 2/SOUR 3, released 1994

This might be the only Pushead-related record I have ever seen that is not worth anything.  All on black vinyl.  There must have been many of these pressed, as it is a pretty easy and inexpensive find. 

HOWEVER...there is also a record out there that was a rejected test pressing of the Rocket 7".  It has a different b-side, containing Cut It Loose, Glazed, and Pressure's On.  There were EIGHT of them that were sent out by Pushead in an inside-out sleeve, signed and hand-numbered, along with all sorts of other goodies, including a sculpture.  Not an easy find.  Another version of the rejected test press surfaced for sale in 2012, but this one was without the various other Pushead paraphernalia.  It had plain white, unstamped labels.  This would indicate that there may be a few more in existence than the aforementioned eight.  The matrix codes for the actual release are "MPO PUS 007-05 A1" (side A) and "MPO PUS 007-05 B2" (side B).  On the rejected test pressing, side A is the same, while side B has a matrix code of "MPO PUS 007-05 B1."

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
SOUR 2/3 Black 6-10 Down
Rejected Test Pressing - No Stamp
Rejected Test Pressing Sleeve
Rejected Test Pressing
Rejected Test Pressing - Close-up of Number
Rejected Test Pressing - Full Set
Sleeve Full cardboard gatefold
Test Pressing Rejected: Black vinyl, limited to 8 copies - see above
Credits Pusfan.com: Pushead set of rejected test press images

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Rocket from the Crypt Plays the Music Machine

Trouble b/w Masculine Intuition

Sympathy for the Record Industry SFTRI-373 5", released 1995

Sympathy for the Record Industry SFTRI-373 7", released 1996

Exactly what the title says - RFTC covers two songs by the Music Machine.  Originally released as a 5", then later as a 7".  The 5" and 7" are easy to find on black vinyl, but there were also some copies of the 5" made on pink marble vinyl.  The number of pink copies had been previously reported at 300, but Long Gone John of Sympathy told me that he pressed somewhere between 100 and 200 of those.  The 5" is 33 RPM and the 7" is 45 RPM.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
SFTRI-373 Pink 5" (100-200) 50-60 Stable
SFTRI-373 Black 5" 8-10 Stable
SFTRI-373 Black 7" 5 Stable
7" Test Pressing
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing 7": Black vinyl, white labels

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Tattoo

Perfect Sound, released 1995

Here we go.  The Tattoo record.  One of the more legendary moments in the Rocket from the Crypt story.  Pressed as one of the rewards for fans who got RFTC tattoos (along with, theoretically, getting into all of the band's shows for free).  I don't know exactly how many of these were pressed, but it could not have been many.  I would say a couple hundred tops.  They ran out pretty quickly...I am guessing that the band did not anticipate that as many people would get inked as eventually happened.  Anyway, it is a one-sided record - clear vinyl with print on one side showing through the vinyl, so it appears as a picture disc, but isn't.  Personalized by the band for each member of the army.  Highly sought...which, of course, annoys some people.  There are some who get pissed off about copies of this record being sold.  I am of the opinion that if the owner wants to unload it, it is entirely up to them.  Of course, I think it is asinine to want to sell it, but not everyone is all that into vinyl.  A strange idea, I know.  As it is, the only people who received these records modified their bodies before doing so, and so, as you can imagine, they are not sold very often.  It does happen on occasion, though.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
Clear 350-500 Stable
Sleeve Clear PVC

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I Flame You

Perfect Sound, released 1995

Released by the band as a mail-order giveaway.  I recall this as being related to the Atomjack email list (hence "I Flame You"...), but others remember it differently as an item available through the Speedo's Army mailing list.  One-sided black vinyl release.  The b-side is etched.  I always thought this one would be more valuable than it has proven to be.  You never can tell sometimes.  It will occasionally auction for $30 or more, but $15-20 is still the norm, years later.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
Black 15-20 Stable
Sleeve Clear PVC

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Born in '69 b/w Ciao Patsy

Elemental ELM32S, released 1995

Rocket from the Crypt invades Europe...and our lives have never been the same since.  Black vinyl UK release.  Also released as a cd (ELM32CDS).  The cd came with a sticker.  All easy to procure.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
ELM32S Black 4 Stable
CD Sticker
Sleeve Foldover thick-stock paper in clear PVC Sleeve
Credits Johnny B.: Sticker image

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Young Livers b/w Burning Army Men

Elemental ELM35S, released 1996

The Euro-assault continued with this single.  Same deal as the last one - black vinyl UK release.  Also released as a cd (ELM33CDS), which included the song "Lumps."  As far as I can tell, this is the same version that later appeared on the split 7" with Julian Briano y Sus Hermanos.  It is very different from the version that is on the Ether Hogg disc.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
ELM35S Black 4 Stable
Sleeve Foldover thick-stock paper in clear PVC Sleeve

This page was last updated on February 9, 2013.

   

On a Rope - 3xCD single

Elemental ELM38CDS1, ELM38CDS2, and ELM38CDS3, released 1996

No vinyl here, but I am including it for completeness.  Three CDs released separately, but the first one came in a fold-out pack designed to hold all three.  Tracks: On a Rope, Alone, Who Needs You, Young Livers (Mark Radcliffe Session), On a Rope (Live from the White Room), Allergic Reaction, Transcendent Crankiness, Suit City (Mark Radcliffe Session), On a Rope (live), You and I, Don't Darlene (Mark Radcliffe Session - and, incidentally, the best version of this song ever recorded), and Lorna Doom (Mark Radcliffe Session).

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
3 x CD 10-15 Stable

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Used b/w Lose Your Clown

Dinked (no #), released 1996

Sometimes referred to as "Tattoo Single #2," this single was released in conjunction with a pair of Rocket from the Crypt in-store performances in London.  Black vinyl with plain white labels.  It also came with a jukebox tag with the tracks printed on it, and the ones given away at the in-stores were wrapped in posters advertising those performances.  Some copies ended up in various London record stores, and some others were given away to Tattoo club members.  Purportedly, no more than 200 were pressed.  I originally had the value for this one listed as $50-$80, because that was the range of the prices the record had fetched the previous few times it had been auctioned.  However, at that point, it had been a good long time since one had been sold.  The value seems to be all over the place these days.  Sometimes, it will sell for under $100, other times up to $250.  If you can get it for $100, that seems to be a good price now.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
Black 100-200 Volatile
Jukebox Tag
Poster
Sleeve Plain white paper

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RFTC CD EP

Interscope INT5P-6362, released 1998

This one was a cd-only EP, put out in conjunction with the release of the RFTC album.  It was given away with purchases of the RFTC album while the band was on tour in 1998.  Contains "Cheetah," "Raped By Ape," and "Hot Heart," all of which appeared on All Systems Go 2.  This is a different version of "Cheetah" from the one on ASG2, though.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
INT5P-6362 CD 4 Stable
Sleeve Full cardboard

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When In Rome (Do the Jerk) b /w Tarzan/Tiger Feet Tonite - Shaped Picture Disk

Elemental ELM47TPIC, released 1998

This record is cool.  It is shaped like the Rocket logo.  Not much else to say.  I would really like to hear "Tiger Feet Tonite" released in a different format.  Maybe I am crazy, but I think the picture disc production detracted slightly from the sound quality.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
ELM47TPIC Picture Disc 10-12 Stable
Sleeve Clear PVC

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Lipstick b/w Hot Heart

Elemental ELM48S, released 1998

Part of the UK single assault of 1998 in support of the RFTC album.  Black vinyl.  Also exists as a two-part cd single (ELM48CDS1 and ELM48CDS2) minus Hot Heart.  The songs included on the cds are "Heads are Gonna Roll," "Cheetah," "When in Rome (Do the Jerk)," and "Strangehold."

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
ELM48S Black 5 Stable
Sleeve Full glossy

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Rocket from the Crypt/Julian Briano y Sus Hermanos Split 7"

RFTC - Lumps b/w Julian Briano y Sus Hermanos - La Polka de Cici/Mata Un Pollo

Vinyl Communications VC-76, released 1998

A fun split 7".  This seems to be the same version of "Lumps" that was on the Young Livers CD single, but a different one from the one on the Ether Hogg disc.  Black vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
VC-76 Black 8-10 Stable
Sleeve Full glossy

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Break It Up b/w Turkish Revenge

Elemental ELM49S, released 1998

More UK fun.  There were so many tracks released on these that they could have made a whole other album out of...oh wait...they did.  Anyway, same story as "Lipstick" - black vinyl, also released as a two-part cd single (ELM49CDS1 and ELM49CDS2).  Included on the cds are the tracks "Turkish Revenge," "Crack Attack," "U.S. Army" (mislabeled - actually "U.S. Aim"), and "Raped By Ape."

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
ELM49S Black 8-10 Stable
Sleeve Full glossy

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Rocket from the Crypt/The Hellacopters Split 7"

RFTC - Delorean b/w The Hellacopters - Crimson Ballroom

Gearhead RPM 010, released October 1999

2nd Pressing released April 2002

This single came with Gearhead magazine #10.  The image above is of both sides of the sleeve, unfolded. The Rocket track is spelled "Delorian" on the label...I choose to believe the sleeve spelling.  Black vinyl.  According to Gearhead (per Wegi), there were actually two pressings of this record.  The first pressing was of 8500 copies.  The second pressing was of 1100 copies.  It did not come with the magazine.  It is much harder to track down.

Matrix codes:
1st Press: RPM-010-A L-52083 / RPM-010-B L-52083X
2nd Press: 7049-RPM010-7 R-18877 / 7049-RPM101-7 R-18878

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
RPM-010 1st Pressing Black (8500) 5-10 Down
RPM-010 2nd Pressing Black (1100) 5-10 Down
1st Test Pressing
2nd Test Pressing
1st Test Pressing Sleeve
2nd Test Pressing Sleeve
Sleeve Paper foldover
Test Pressing 1st Press: clear vinyl, small hole, white labels, 2nd Press: black vinyl, large hole, Rainbo Records labels.  Both came with hand-numbered custom artwork. 
Credits Wegi: Test press pics and info.

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Dancing Birds

Bombs Away b/w Black Eye

Glazed GLZ-001, released December 1999

This single was the inaugural release of Glazed Records, a project undertaken by Bill, who did the original rftc.com site.  Released on several colors: 200 on gold/black mixed vinyl, 550 on red vinyl, and 2000 on black vinyl.  It came with an insert.  There are also supposedly 5-8 copies on straight yellow vinyl.  I think there are probably more than that, but I'm just one guy talkin'.  Bill confirmed for me that the clear yellow copies were unintended variations of the yellow/black copies.  I would bet that every clear yellow copy actually has some black in it, but it is obscured by the labels. The black vinyl version was later re-pressed, but without the insert.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
GLZ-001 Clear Yellow (5-8) 50? ?
GLZ-001 Yellow/Black (200) 30-40 Stable
GLZ-001 Red (550) 15-20 Stable
GLZ-001 Black w/ Insert (2000) 4 Down
GLZ-001 Black w/o Insert 4 Stable
Test Pressing
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Black vinyl, white labels, writing in pen
Credits RAB: Test pressing image

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Rocket from the Crypt/The Get Up Kids Split 7"

RFTC - Free Language Demons b/w The Get Up Kids - Up on the Roof

Vagrant VR351, released 2000

Another split 7", this one pressed on several colors of vinyl.  Grey is the rarest - 300 copies.  However, despite its scarcity, it seems to surface fairly often, and does not sell for too high a price.  There were also 500 on blue, 800 on orange, and 2000 on white.  It came in a thick, white, cardboard, embossed, full sleeve with a velum insert.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
VR351 Grey (300) 20-25 Stable
VR351 Blue (500) 12-15 Stable
VR351 Orange (800) 10-12 Stable
VR351 White (2000) 4 Stable
Insert
Test Pressing
Grey/White Mix
Sleeve Full thick white embossed cardboard
Test Pressing Black vinyl, white labels
Credits RAB: Test pressing image
Norman: Grey/White mix image

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On the Prowl b/w Come On

Sympathy for the Record Industry SFTRI-666, released 2004

Rocket from the Crypt's swan song...theoretically.  Almost all on black vinyl, aside from a handful pressed on red.  The red one is difficult to find, and can sell for an awful lot of money at times.  Long Gone John told me that he pressed 1500-2000 of these total, with 100-200 on red.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
SFTRI-666 Red (100-200) 75-100 Up
SFTRI-666 Black 5-8 Stable
Insert
Test Pressing
Sleeve Thick-stock foldover glossy
Test Pressing Black vinyl, blue generic SFTRI labels

This page was last updated on January 2, 2013.

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