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Eight Songs for Greg Sage and the Wipers

Tim/Kerr T/K 917010 TRIB 2 4x7" Box Set, released 1992 (U.S.)

Fourteen Songs for Greg Sage and the Wipers

Tim/Kerr TK91CD10 TRIB 2 CD, released 1993 (U.S.)

Contains the Nirvana track "Return of the Rat"

This was a fantastic compilation of Wipers covers. Really good stuff. The Nirvana track is great. This was originally released as a box set of four 7"s, limited to 10,000 copies (6,000 color, 4,000 black vinyl). There were a whole bunch of color vinyl variants of each of the singles. At some point, the label said there were ten color variants. For the Nirvana record, six colors have surfaced (plus black): clear blue, blue-green marble, green marble, clear, clear red, an grey marble. Some people will say there are eight colors, but two of those are really subtle differences in the blue-green marble color. Some colors are rarer than others, but the color box sets sell in the same general price range, regardless of the colors inside. The value has declined over time. The color one used to sell reliably in the $40-50 range, and now it is half of that. The black set has always been cheaper, but now they are pretty close in price.

The next year, Tim/Kerr Records released a CD version called Fourteen Songs for Greg Sage and the Wipers. That one had - you guessed it - six more bands doing Wipers covers than were on the vinyl set. It is common and inexpensive.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Tim/Kerr T/K 917010 TRIB 2 4x7" Box - Color (U.S.) 15-25 1 Volatile
Tim/Kerr T/K 917010 TRIB 2 4x7" Box - Black (U.S.) 15-20 1 Stable
Black Nirvana 7"
Blue Nirvana 7"
Blue-green Marble Nirvana 7"
Green Marble Nirvana 7"
Clear Nirvana 7"
Red Nirvana 7"
Grey Marble Nirvana 7"
Credits Discogs: CD cover image

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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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