A Record Collector's Guide

The Pietasters


The Ska-rumptious 7"

Slug Tone! Records, released 1992

The Pietasters' first single was once a very tough find. I am still trying to work out the details of this one, even after all of these years. All of the copies I had seen for many years were on yellow vinyl, and the sleeves were stamped and numbered out of 300. Simple, right? No. There are actually a good deal more of these on the market that are not numbered. There must have been (at least) a second pressing at some point, but I have no idea when that might have been. In addition to the yellow vinyl, there is a version on dark red (oxblood) vinyl. In my experience, the yellow and red copies are more or less equally rare, but all numbered copies I have seen have been yellow. However, I have also seen non-numbered yellow copies. Some, but not all, of the red copies came with alternate sleeves (see above). These were basically just the text logo band name plus a little graphic saying "Limited Edition oxblood vinyl".

And then...there's the black one. The first time I had ever seen a black vinyl copy of this record was when one was auctioned in 2010. I have seen one or two others since, but is scarce. Although, there are two for sale as I am updating this, so it may be on the market a bit more now. So, there you go...300 numbered on yellow vinyl with stamped, numbered sleeves, some others on yellow, dark red/oxblood, and black with non-numbered sleeves, and some dark red ones with alternate sleeves. All of the above have gotten easier to find and less expensive over time. The songs that appeared on this single were different versions from those found on the first Pietasters album. However, these versions were later available on the 1992-1996 triple CD.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Yellow (numbered) 20-25 7 Down
Slug Tone! Yellow (no number) 15-20 5 Stable
Slug Tone! Dark Red 15-20 6 Down
Slug Tone! Black 20-25 8 Down
Sleeve Foldover Paper Sleeve

This page was last updated on January 19, 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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