A Record Collector's Guide

The Pietasters


Comply CD

Slug Tone! ST-009, released 1996

This disc came out on the Tasters' Slug Tone! Records, distributed by Moon. It came out after Oolooloo and Strapped Live!, and the material within was a good representation of the period between Oolooloo and their jump to Hellcat. It was the first time that The Pietasters really moved toward the soul sound and away from ska. This was a great first step in that direction. I thought they kept building on the soul sound until they nailed it on Turbo.

Also, there were multiple versions. The original CD was limited to 2,000 copies, hand-numbered, and signed by the whole band. It was also sold with a t-shirt. The Comply title only appeared on the spine of the CD case. The artwork was printed on plain paper and folded up to create the insert. This version listed both Moon Ska and Slug Tone! on the back of the case.

A couple of years later, The Pietasters found more copies, and started offering them for sale. These new ones did have the Comply title on the covers and were not signed or numbered. This version also made no mention of Moon Ska in the credits - they were exclusively Slug Tone! The insert for this one was much more professionally done that the initial version. I always thought that the band must have had more CDs produced. However, I compared the discs for the two different versions, and all of the production markings were identical. The band may have just redone the artwork for the re-release. Both versions are now quite scarce. The material from this one was released on the 1992-1996 Pietasters anthology.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Slug Tone ST-009 CD (1st - numbered, autographed) 15-20 3 Down
Slug Tone ST-009 CD (2nd) 15-20 2 Down

This page was last updated on January 21, 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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