A Record Collector's Guide

The Pietasters



Moon Ska MR059 CD, released 1995

Asbestos/Underground Communique ASB/UCR072 LP, released 2012

Shattered World SW001 LP, released 2012

Classic Pietasters. Solid album throughout. This was the Pietasters' first release on Moon Ska. For years, it has only available in CD form. This is about to change. In 2012, it was released on vinyl for the first time as a joint effort between Asbestos Records, Underground Communique, and others (including my new label, Shattered World Records). There were 197 pressed on blue vinyl and 292 on black vinyl. Of the 292 black copies, 50 comprise the Shattered World Edition of the record. These are all stamped and hand-numbered.

If you buy the original disc, be forewarned - there is no division between the third and fourth tracks ("Tell You Why" and " Maggie Mae"), so the track numbering is off. I heard this actually pissed off the band quite a bit. The album was later included on the 1992-1996 anthology.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Moon Ska MR059 CD 10-12 Stable
Asbestos/Underground Communique ASB/UCR072 Blue (197) 20-25 Stable
Asbestos/Underground Communique ASB/UCR072 Black (242) 15-20 Stable
Shattered World SW001 Black (50) 15 Stable
Test Pressing
Shattered World Edition
Test Pressing Black vinyl, white labels

This page was last updated on October 5, 2019.

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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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