A Record Collector's Guide

Dr. Ring Ding and the Senior All-Stars

No Reason for Season b/w Your Sympathy

Moon Ska MR146 7", released 1998 (U.S.)

This one is an interesting collector's piece. It is actually the hardest piece of Moon Ska vinyl to find. The Dr. Ring-Ding 7" was the final single released on Moon Ska before the label went under. This is probably why it is so scarce...most people I know who have owned it got it via mailorder right after it came out. Moon Ska closed up shop, and that was it. I've heard that most copies of this record likely ended up in a dumpster on East 10th Street. It is extremely scarce, and took me multiple years to track one down. Since Discogs leveled the playing field a bit, a few more have shown up for sale and the price has come down a bit. It's still generally a tough one.

Now...let's talk about the actual content of the record, shall we? This was another entry in the "Open Season" battle that began with King Django's declaration of war on DJs in the song "Open Season", released on the album of the same name. Dr. Ring Ding's contribution came after the Hepcat response and the Skinnerbox rebuttal. Good times.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Moon Ska MR146 Black 25-35 8 Stable
Sleeve Plain white paper sleeve

This page was last updated on April 1, 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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