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The Pietasters

Turbo

Fueled By Ramen Records FBR054 CD, released 2002 (U.S.)

Make My Day Records MMD001 CD/MMD003 LP (Germany)

Here we go. They nailed it on this one. That soul sound that the Pietasters had been kicking around for the previous few years...it all came together on Turbo. There are some songs on this album that make me very happy. The band moved away from Hellcat at this point. The CD came out domestically on Fueled By Ramen. There was actually a vinyl version of this album, but it was only released in Germany. The vinyl was not too difficult to come by for a while, but became a much tougher find. I was able to track down a copy, but it took some work. It has gotten much more expensive in recent years.

Turbo also represented a major lineup change for the band; a good chunk of the members were new. The band's original bass player, Todd Eckhardt, passed away at a tragically young age a year or so before this album came out. I have no knowledge of whether this prompted other members to leave the band, but I would have to guess that it was a contributing factor.

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Make My Day MMD003 LP Black 35-45 5 Up

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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