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Don't Let The Bastards Grind You Down

Moon Ska MR123 CD, released 1997 (U.S.)

Grover GRO-LP 020/GRO-CD 020, released 1997 (Germany)

Tachyon International TR-C-313 CD, released 1997 (Japan)

Moon Ska Brasil/RDS Fonográfica RDL 4086 CD, released 1997 (Brazil)

Moon Ska Brasil MSB 003 CD, released 1997 (Brazil)

Asbestos / Underground Communique UCR/ASB 079 LP, released 2013 (U.S.)

Megalith MEV 010 LP, released 2016 (U.S.)

This album became one of the most successful Toasters albums, mainly due to its timing...1997 was that brief, golden moment when you actually regularly heard third wave ska on the radio. This was a solid Toasters release. The Moon Ska version was only available on CD (there was also a promo CD), but the Grover version had vinyl as well (with somewhat different artwork). Grover released CDs with both versions of the artwork, for some reason. It also came out in Japan and Brazil on CD. I've read that there were two versions of the Brazil CD with different catalogue numbers. I'm going to assume this is true.

In 2013, as part of the 3rd Wave Ska Preservation Society Reissue Project, Asbestos and Underground Communique re-released this one on vinyl - it was a double album with a whole bunch of bonus tracks. 250 copies with the first disc on white vinyl and the second on black, and 250 more of the reverse - black A/B and white C/D. Megalith put out another vinyl edition in 2016 containing some other B-sides.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Moon Ska MR123 CD 1-3 1 Down
Grover GRO-LP 020 Black 15-20 5 Stable
Grover GRO-CD 020 - U.S. Artwork 3-5 4 Stable
Grover GRO-CD 020 - German Artwork 6-10 5 Stable
Tachyon International TR-C-313 CD 15-20 6 Stable
Moon Ska Brasil/RDS Fonográfica RDL 4086 CD 20-30 8 Stable
Moon Ska Brasil MSB 003 CD 15-25 8 Stable
Asbestos/Underground Communique UCR/ASB 079 LP White A/B / Black C/D 25-35 7 Stable
Asbestos/Underground Communique UCR/ASB 079 LP Black A/B / White C/D 25-35 7 Stable
Megalith MEV 010 LP Black 15-20 5 Stable
Credits Charlie Leonard: Promo CD information
Discogs: Later pressing sleeve images

This page was last updated on March 31, 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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