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God Bless Satan

Pass the Virgin MR-666 CD (self-released), released 1994 (U.S.)

Moon Ska MR666 CD, released 1994 (U.S.)

Koch KOC-CD-8060 CD, released 2000 (U.S.)

Jump Up! MEPH666LP + JUMP665 7", released 2012/2016/2017 (U.S.)

Jump Up! JUMPTAPE666 Cassette, released 2017 (U.S.)

Alright, I like this album, and I like myself a little less for it. No, this is a fun one, despite the shtik. When I was a ska DJ in the late '90s, though, people requested the "Bumblebee Tuna Song" almost every show for a year. That got old. I have always loved "Saba," though. I have a great story involving that song and a friend of mine, which I will share over drinks sometime.

Originally, this one was only released on CD, but it was first self-released, but it carried the Moon Ska catalogue number it would later have. Moon Ska re-released it with their logo. They used the number MR666 (because of course they did), but it took the place of MR066 in the numbering system, so that worked out fairly nicely. The CD was reissued in 2000 on Koch Records.

Starting in 2012, Jump Up! started pressing God Bless Satan on vinyl. This part gets a little convoluted. Bear with me. The first vinyl pressing was on blood red vinyl, of course. The album had the catalogue number MEPH666LP, and it came with a bonus 7" of the tracks from the band's original demo tape. The 7" had a different catalogue number: JUMP665. Cool. A version of this pressing came with a slipmat with the Mephiskapheles logo on it. The first re-press has gotten fairly scarce and is not the cheapest. The presence or absence of the slipmat has not seemed to have had any effect on pricing.

Next...there was a run of 50 copies in 2016 with screen-printed sleeves (black sleeves with the band's logo). The vinyl was supposedly black for these, but I have not actually seen this one, so I cannot confirm. I can confirm the 50 copies, though - that was printed on the back of the sleeve. In 2017, it was repressed again. Twice, it would seem. These were definitely red. The 7" was on red vinyl as well, but had blank, black labels. The album came in a plain black sleeve, but inside a screen-printed tote bag with the band's logo on it. Finally, the last version (so far), also in 2017, had the original sleeve, and was on red vinyl. However, the 7" for this edition had no labels at all. Jump Up! also did a cassette in 2017.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Pass the Virgin CD 4-6 3 Stable
Moon Ska MR666 CD 2-4 2 Stable
Koch KOC-CD-8060 CD 4-6 5 Stable
Jump Up! MEPH666LP + JUMP665 7" Red 30-40 6 Volatile
Jump Up! MEPH666LP Black + JUMP665 7" Red - Screen-printed sleeve 30-40 9 Volatile
Jump Up! MEPH666LP + JUMP665 7" Red - Screen-printed Tote Bag, black labels on 7" 30-40 8 Volatile
Jump Up! MEPH666LP JUMP665 7" Red - Screen-printed Sleeve, no labels on 7" 20-30 7 Volatile
Jump Up! JUMPTAPE666 Cassette 6-10 7 Stable
1st Press Red
Red 7" - 1st Press
Slipmat
Credits Screen-printed sleeve images: Discogs

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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