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The Toasters

     

Thrill Me Up

Skaloid SKL8001 LP / SKLC 8001 Cassette / SKLD 8001 CD, released 1988 (U.S.)

Skaloid SKLC 8001 Cassette / SKLD 8001 CD, released 1988 (Netherlands)

Moon Records Europe MRE021 LP / MR021 Cassette, released 1990 (U.S.)

Moon Records MR021CD, released 1995 (U.S.)

Black Butcher Classics BBC006 LP, released 2013 (Germany)

The Toasters' Thrill Me Up album, much like Skaboom!, did not initially come out on Moon. The first run of these was on Skaloid Records (the ska arm of Celluloid). A couple of years later, a vinyl version appeared with different artwork. This version was produced in Europe and released in the States. Both records are fairly easy to find. The Skaloid cassette came in two versions: one with a grey cassette shell (the U.S. version) and one with a black shell (the Dutch version). There were also subtle differences between the two inserts: the Dutch one had a barcode, while the U.S. one did not. The black shell version is reportedly very rare.

Thrill Me Up was later re-released on CD on Moon, in 1995. I had heard that there was a Moon Ska Europe version of this one (carrying the MOON CD 004 catalogue number) - I have not ever seen this one, though. I don't think it actually happened. Plus, that Moon Ska Europe catalogue number went to This Gun for Hire.

In 2013, the German label, Black Butcher Classics, re-pressed the album on vinyl for the first time in many years. It had artwork that was very similar to the original release. That one's readily available. All of the vinyl versions were black.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Skaloid SKL8001 Black 8-12 3 Stable
Moon MRE021 Black 6-10 3 Down
Black Butcher Classics BBC006 Black 8-12 1 Stable
Skaloid SKL8001
Moon MRE021
Credits Charlie Leonard: Cassette information.
Discogs: Black Butcher image
Rumors Moon Ska Europe version

This page was last updated on March 19, 2020.

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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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