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Purplemetalflakemusic

Hollywood HR-61445-1, released 1993

The Fluid made the jump to the majors in 1993, probably a year or two too late. Purplemetalflakemusic, the longtime publishing name of the band's songs, was the title of their Hollywood Records debut (and, sadly, swan song). I consider this their best album. I think it was not promoted well at all, despite four promo singles (three cds, one 7") being released. There were three or four songs on the album that were quite commercially accessible, but they were (mostly) not the ones that were chosen as singles. I digress. Hollywood put out a vinyl version of the album on purple vinyl that is somewhat difficult to come by. A couple of copies have sold for larger amounts over the years, but it has stabilized in the $20-25 range.

Some (all?) of the U.S. cds came with a limited edition purple metal flake sticker. The Japanese version of the cd had a bonus track ("Cell"), which also appears on in demo form on the Spot the Loon EP and the Pill promo cd.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Hollywood HR-61445-1 20-25 6 Stable

This page was last updated on January 5, 2019.

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

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