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NY Beat: Hit and Run

Moon Records Toast 9/Toast 10 LP/Cassette, released 1986 (U.S.)

Assigned "MR010" number in later Moon catalogues

Ska-Ville USA

Ska' Records SKAR-001 LP (UK)

The NY Beat compilation was one of the most important ska compilations of the whole third wave. This one really got things going. There were quite a few pressed (reportedly 10,000), so it is generally not that expensive a record to find. So go get one. Black vinyl.

The original release had white Toast labels. This one also came in a sleeve that had this random extra orange strip at the top of the sleeve. There was another version that came with red Moon Records labels. On that one, the orange strip was missing from the sleeve. Both listed the Toast 9/Toast 10 catalogue numbers.

A version of this comp came out in the UK as well - that one was on SKA' Records. The title and artwork were completely different - it was called "Ska-ville USA" and came in the black sleeve above. Same tracks, though.

Track Listing:

  • The Toasters - Matt Davis
  • Beat Brigade - Armageddon Beat
  • The A-Kings - 7529
  • Cryin' Out Loud - The Distance
  • City Beat - It's Not up to You
  • The Daybreakers - Preying Man
  • The Scene - Walking
  • The Press - Just Another Warning
  • Urban Blight - Escape from Reality
  • Second Step - Opportunity
  • The Toasters - Shocker!
  • The Boilers - Brighter Days
  • Too True - Free S. Africa
  • Floor Kiss - Why Is the Boat So Small

Version Approximate value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Toast 9/10 Black (White labels) 12-15 3 Stable
Toast 9/10 Black (Red labels) 15-20 4 Stable
SKAR-001 Black 8-12 2 Stable
Moon - White Labels
Moon - Red Labels
Rumors Cassette version - I have never seen one.

This page was last updated on April 2, 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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