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Columbia 44-05223 12", released 1985 (U.S.)
Columbia 38 04922 7" (U.S.)
Columbia CAS 2076 12" (U.S.)
CBS CE-EP-18047 12" (Philippines)
CBS CS-10100 7" (Philippines)

Fishbone's debut. I would love to hear the reasoning behind making this song the first Fishbone single. Really? This song? Was the thinking just that since they mentioned a bunch of radio station call letters, it would get airplay? In the modern major label world, this would have been released, and then the label would have instantly pulled its support from the rest of the album. But, this was the music world of 1985. This song was released as a 12" single and in promo form (both 12" and 7"). It should be rare, but is relatively easy to find in all forms. The promo 7" has the same song on both sides, while the non-promo 7", which is a bit harder to find, has V.T.T.L.O.T.F.D.G.F. as a b-side. The promo 12" contains a dance mix, and the official (sorry - that's "ofishal", really, it is...) 12" gives you the dance mix plus a dub mix. There is also a version of the 12" that was released in the Phillipines. That's not an easy one to find (I've been working on it for a while - if you have one, email me). And who knew...there was a Philippines 7" as well (pic below). One of those surfaced in early 2020.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Columbia 44-05223 12" 5-8 2 Stable
Columbia 38-04922 7" 8-12 4 Stable
Columbia 38-04922 7" (white label promo) 2-4 1 Stable
Columbia CAS 2076 12" 3-5 2 Stable
CBS CE-EP-18047 12" (Philippines) 30-40 10 ?
CBS CS-10100 7" (Philippines) 20-30 10 ?
44-05223 12"
38-04922 7"
38-04922 7" Promo
CAS 2076 12"
CS-10100 7" (Philippines)
Sleeve:  U.S. 12" - Plain black
U.S. 7" - plain white
UK 12" - Full paper sleeve

This page was last updated on February 19, 2022.

Fishbone Index

Scarcity Score Definition
10 Near impossible: Fewer than 50 copies or publicly sold every few years
8-9 Very rare: 50-199 copies or publicly sold 1-2 times per year
6-7 Rare: 200-499 copies or publicly sold a few times a year
4-5 Medium: 500-999 copies or publicly sold ~10 times a year
1-3 Common: 1000+ copies, readily available, or publicly sold 20+ times a year

Estimated values are based on recent auction results or online sales.