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Love Battery

Another Damned Seattle Compilation

Dashboard Hula Girl DBHG 002-1 / Musical Tragedies ‎MT-149/HS-57 LP + 7", released 1991 (U.S./Europe)

Dashboard Hula Girl DBHG 002-2 CD (U.S.)

Musical Tragedies ‎– MT 149/HS-57 CD (Europe)

Seven Seas ‎KICP 232 CD, released 1992 (Japan)

Contains the Love Battery track "I Just Can't Be Happy Today"

This was a fun compilation. As you might have guessed by the title, it was a bunch of Seattle bands covering The Damned. Most (all?) tracks were exclusive to this compilation. CD versions were released in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. The vinyl was released in the U.S. and Europe, and came as an LP with a 7". The 7" was on black vinyl. There were a whole bunch of variants of the LP: it came in blue, green, red, yellow, yellow marble, and orange marble. Some colors are more common than others. I have not bothered to track all of them down. People tend to overprice them when listing them for sale, so they don't sell very often. All of them are worth about the same amount. Also, a disproportionate quantity seem to be in Europe.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
DBHG 002-1/MT-149/HS-57 Blue LP + Black 7" 15-25 4 Stable
DBHG 002-1/MT-149/HS-57 Green LP + Black 7" 15-20 3 Stable
DBHG 002-1/MT-149/HS-57 Red LP + Black 7" 15-20 4 Stable
DBHG 002-1/MT-149/HS-57 Yellow LP + Black 7" 20-30 4 Stable
DBHG 002-1/MT-149/HS-57 Yellow Marble LP + Black 7" 20-30 4 Stable
DBHG 002-1/MT-149/HS-57 Orange Marble LP + Black 7" 20-30 5 Stable
DBHG 002-1/MT-149/HS-57 Black LP + 7" 10-15 3 Stable
DBHG 002-2 CD (U.S.) 6-10 3 Stable
MT 149/HS-57 (Europe) 10-15 4 Stable
KICP 232 (Japan) 15-20 4 Stable
Blue Vinyl
Black Vinyl 7"

This page was last updated on December 1, 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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