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Rocket from the Crypt/The Hellacopters

Delorean b/w Crimson Ballroom

Gearhead RPM 010 7", released October 1999/2002 (U.S.)

This single came with Gearhead magazine #10. The image above is of both sides of the sleeve, unfolded. The Rocket track was spelled "Delorian" on the label...the sleeve was the correct spelling, which we know because they corrected it for the re-press. Black vinyl. According to Gearhead (per Wegi), there were actually two pressings of this record. The first pressing was of 8,500 copies and the second was of 1,100 copies. The second press was a completely new pressing: it had totally different trail-off wax matrix codes, new labels, and did not come with the magazine. It is much harder to track down that the first pressing, but still not too difficult.

Matrix codes:
1st Press: RPM-010-A L-52083 / RPM-010-B L-52083X
2nd Press: 7049-RPM010-7 R-18877 / 7049-RPM101-7 R-18878

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
RPM-010 1st Pressing Black (8,500 - w/ magazine) 15-20 1 Stable
RPM-010 1st Pressing Black (no magazine) 8-12 1 Stable
RPM-010 2nd Pressing Black (1,100) 4-6 2 Stable
1st Test Pressing
2nd Test Pressing
1st Test Pressing Sleeve
2nd Test Pressing Sleeve
Sleeve Paper foldover
Test Pressing 1st Press: clear vinyl, small hole, white labels, 2nd Press: black vinyl, large hole, Rainbo Records labels. Both came with hand-numbered custom artwork.
Credits Wegi: Test press pics and info.

This page was last updated on January 5, 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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