Columbia PC 40032 12" / B6C 40032 12" / CK 40032 CD, released 1985 (U.S.)
Columbia B6T 40032 / PCT 40032 / CT 40032 CS, released 1985 (U.S.)
Columbia CEP 40032 12" / CK 40032 CD, released 1985 (Canada)
CBS/Sony 20AP 3069 12", released 1985 (Japan)
CBS 26529 12" / 40-26529 CS, released 1985 (UK)
Columbia 471183 2 CD, released 1985 (Europe / Australia)
Columbia 471183 4 CS, released 1985 (France)
CBS QCL-22199, released 1985 (Philippines)
Sony SRCS 5569 CD, released 1991 (Japan)
Asbestos ASB 099 12", released 2014 (U.S.)
Music on CD MOCCD 13104, released 2015 (Europe)

The world was not ready for Fishbone's debut. This thing came out of nowhere. I think this is one of the single most influential releases of the decade as far as ska was concerned. It went a long way toward shaping the third wave ska scene, and that was with only three ska tracks on the whole record. Of course, those three songs are all legendary. The other three songs...less legendary. Still fun, though. I mean, how can you go wrong with a song called, "Voyage to the Land of the Freeze-Dried Godzilla Farts?" No, really. That's what "V.T.T.L.O.T.F.D.G.F." stands for. I promise. I am not creative enough to have made that up.

There were (at least) two U.S. catalogue numbers for this record, with some minor label variations for each. There are also Japanese, Canadian, and UK versions that are not too tough to find. I learned that there was also a Phillipines pressing - I have never seen a copy in person, but I have been able to confirm its existence and catalogue number. If you find one of these, email me.

In 2014, Asbestos Records re-pressed this one, adding the version of "Skankin' to the Beat" from the "Say Anything..." soundtrack. This version was released for Record Store Day in 2014 - there were 1000 copies total: 100 on blue vinyl and 900 on red. They were sealed and randomly distributed, so the blue ones were hard to get from the start.

The international pressings have all remained inexpensive. The U.S. pressings have gotten a lot pricier lately. Original U.S. copies have gone up by an average of $15-20, despite a LOT of them on the market. Red Asbestos re-presses have been getting more expensive as well. A blue one has not sold in a long time, so the value here is a guess (and is probably low, to be honest).

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Columbia PC 40032 (U.S.) 20-30 1 Up
Columbia B6C 40032 (U.S.) 20-30 1 Up
Columbia CEP 40032 (Canada) 15-20 4 Stable
CBS 20AP 3069 (Japan) 15-20 2 Stable
CBS 26529 (UK) 8-12 5 Stable
Asbestos ASB099 - Blue (100) 50-60 8 Up / Volatile
Asbestos ASB099 - Red (900) 30-40 4 Up
PC 40032
B6C 40032
CEP 40032 (Canada)
20AP 3069 (Japan)
CBS 26529 (UK)
ASB099 (Test Press)
ASB099 (Blue Vinyl)
ASB099 (Red Vinyl)
Sleeve Japan Pressing: Full sleeve w/ obi

This page was last updated on February 20, 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.