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Rocket from the Crypt

1990

Unofficial 10", released 2017

Here's an odd one. This boot surfaced in 2017. It was a one-sided 12" containing 6 random tracks. The first was "My Silver Head", which had only ever been released as a digital track around 1999 or so, if memory serves. It was released as an exclusive track for Liquid Audio, a name out of early dot-com lore. Their product had launched to compete with Winamp and Windows Media Player in a pre-iPod/iTunes world. Anyway, the song was great, and very few people had a decent recording of the track, since you could only play it through the Liquid Player. I managed to get a good one by recording it to a MiniDisc (it was a different world, folks). So yeah, despite it being on a bootleg, it was cool to see the track make another appearance.

The other songs on here were the three bonus tracks released on the remastered Circa: Now! CD and then two live tracks: "Blue Cowboy", a Greg Sage cover, and "Down on the Boondocks", a Billy Joe Royal cover. Purportedly limited to 40 hand-numbered copies. I guess that's possible. I feel like enough of them showed up that the 40 figure is questionable. It sold for around $50 when it first surfaced, but settled into the $25-$30 range.

The vinyl was black for this one, and it had plain white labels. It was also a one-sided 12". The sleeve was not a full sleeve - it was a thick-stock cardboard, glossy foldover sleeve, and the back only covered half of the record. The numbering was in black marker on the inside of the sleeve, near the top.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
1990 Black 25-30 9 Stable

This page was last updated on January 6, 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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