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Love Battery - Singles

Love Battery released very few 7"s over their main period of activity, 1989-1999. There were three on vinyl and a handful of promo cds.

Between the Eyes b/w Easter

Sub Pop SP45, released 1989

Love Battery's first record, a two song 7" on Sub Pop. The two songs on this single were both released on the Between the Eyes EP. The first 500 copies were on red vinyl, and the next 2500 were on black. One interesting note on this one: there is a rejected test pressing of this record with a different mix of the songs on it. The matrix code of this test pressing reads as follows: Side A - "Dial M for Muzak SP-45-A Kdisc ch L-33610" / Side B - "SP-45-B Kdisc ch L-33610-X". The matrix code of the final release is: Side A - "Dial M for Muzak SP-45-A Re-1 Kdisc ch L-33610" / Side B - "SP-45-B Kdisc ch L-33610-X". The "Re-1" in the final version is the indicator of the second test pressing. The rejected and final test pressings look the same and are really only distinguishable by the matrix codes.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP45 Red (500) 6-10 5 Down
SP45 Black (2500) 3-5 1 Down
Rejected Test Pressing
Final Test Pressing
Sleeve Paper foldover
Test Pressing Rejected/Final: Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 17, 2019.

Foot b/w Mr. Soul

Sub Pop SP135, released November 1991

Sub Pop Singles Club #37

4000 copies released on green marble vinyl. It can be found with varying degrees of marbling, with some appraoching more of a solid green (that is rarer). "Mr. Soul" is a Buffalo Springfield cover.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP135 Green Marble (4500) 3-5 1 Stable
Test Pressing
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels
Sleeve Full cardboard

This page was last updated on October 23, 2019.

Out of Focus/Mr. Soul/Come Now CD

Sub Pop SUB PROCD#5, released 1992

This promo cd contains the only digital versions of "Mr. Soul," (a Buffalo Springfield cover) from the Foot single, and "Come Now," (a Troggs cover) from the Out of Focus 12" EP. No front insert. This one has become quite rare.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SUB PROCD#5 15-20 7 Stable

This page was last updated on December 3, 2019.

Half Past You/I Can't See Nobody

Sub Pop SUB PROCD#14 CD, released 1993

Promo CD released by Sub Pop in conjunction with the Far Gone album. No front insert. Fairly scarce.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SUB PROCD#14 8-10 6 Stable

This page was last updated on October 5, 2019.

Fuzz Factory

Atlas 42285 1572 2 CD, released 1995

One-track promo CD released to promote Straight Freak Ticket. Foldover cardboard CD case w/ plastic tray. I don't usually bother with one-track promo CDs without corresponding vinyl, so I don't know precisely why I made this entry, but I did, so I will maintain it.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
42285 1572 2 CD 2-4 3 Stable

This page was last updated on December 3, 2019.

Harold's Pink Room

Atlas 31458 8444 2 CD, released 1995

Promo CD released to promote Straight Freak Ticket. Contains a radio edit and the album version of the one track. Foldover cardboard CD case w/ plastic tray. Inexpensive.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
31458 8444 2 CD 2-4 4 Stable

This page was last updated on December 3, 2019.

Snipe Hunt b/w Punks Want Rights

Let Down LD103 7", released 1998

Years later, in 1998, after the attempt at major label life fell through, Love Battery released the Snipe Hunt 7" on Let Down Records. It was incredibly difficult to come by at the time of release, but has become easier to find in recent years. I had thought that all copies were on black vinyl, and then...I came across one on blue vinyl in 2008. I had no idea it existed before that moment, and it is very, very rare. It was the last single the band released...for now (I have no information here, just baseless optimism).

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
LD103 Black 15-20 6 Stable
LD103 Blue 30-40 8 Stable
Sleeve Full cardboard

This page was last updated on December 3, 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: 50-199 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

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