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Rocket from the Crypt

Love Is Lies

Swami SWA 145, released 2013

In 2013, Rocket from the Crypt returned for a brief tour, and with it, brought us a collector's nightmare. They released an exclusive 7" at each show of their UK and Ireland tour. Each one featured a cover of a band from the city. They called the series "Rocket from the Crypt HITS! The Monkey Islands". Each single was limited to 400 copies each. Very ambitious and cool idea, but again...rough for collectors. Fortunately (for me), they took the leftovers and sold them as six-packs during their sibsequent U.S. tour. Individually, these each generally go in the $40-50 range now.

The 7" featured here was the first in the series: "Love Is Lies", a Buzzcocks cover, sold at the Manchester show on December 1, 2013. 400 copies on red vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SWA 145 Red (400) 40-60 7 Stable
Sleeve Hand-stamped white paper

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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