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A Record Collector's Guide

Rocket from the Crypt Singles

Well, this page was a long time coming. Lots of collectible material in the illustrious catalogue of Rocket from the Crypt. I was originally planning on just doing the vinyl, but decided to add some cds in as well. I expect to update this section a lot as I get in some pics of the crazy rare variations of things. Please remember that this is a guide. The values listed are rough approximations based on sales and auctions that have taken place over the last three years. Many records on here have sold for much more and much less than the values listed. Enjoy.

 

Rocket Pack

Cut It Loose b/w Glazed

Pusmort 200772 7", released September 1991 (U.S.)

I don't care what hard core collectors tell you their prize is - the Rocket Pack is still the holy grail of Rocket from the Crypt collecting. Released by Pushead (this will be a recurring theme here) as part of his fan club, it was limited to 75 copies. Another 30 were made for the band. All were hand-numbered and signed by Pushead. Many were on pink marble vinyl, but some ranged into the red category. Most of the redder ones ended up being used for the Septic Death split. Supposedly, there were a couple (literally, i.e. TWO) on white vinyl. Don't hold out for those...I don't even know if they actually exist. A handful of one-off versions have surfaced over the years, numbered "1/1." One collector told me about a version that they have that was made for Tim Yo of Maximum Rocknroll. There was also a version that showed up on eBay some years ago with a unique sleeve that had orange accents (labeled "orange 1 of 1"). The vinyl was the normal pink. It sold for a lot.

The price for the Rocket Pack was starting to come down a bit in late '00s, but shot right back up to more astronomical territory in years since. The sleeve was awesome for this one - it had a semi-standard foldover paper sleeve, but then also came with a felt rocket, which folded around the whole package. Good times. Definitely the crown jewel of my Rocket collection.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Pink/Red Marble 1,200-1,500 9 Volatile
Orange Sleeve Variant
Sleeve Paper, enclosed in a felt rocket
Credits rftc.com: red vinyl image
Rumors White vinyl version
Recent Sales Data - Rocket Pack:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2019 0 N/A N/A
2018 2 1,199 eBay
2017 2 1,474 Discogs, eBay

This page was last updated on December 31, 2019.

Yum Kippered

Bad Ninja/Goodbye b/w Kill the Funk (There Will Be No Funk in Outer Space)

Helter Skelter HS92712 7", released June 1992 (U.S.)

Single #2. This one came out on everybody's favorite Italian label, Helter Skelter. It exists on both yellow and black vinyl.

This one has caused some confusion, but I think we have it figured out now...there were three different black vinyl versions, each with different labels. All of the black ones had Italian government stamps on them. I did some work to determine which came first. There were different versions of the stamps. They were almost identical, except that one had a "1" in the middle and the other had a "2". I once thought that these referred to first and second pressings or approved batches or whatever, but I no longer believe that to be the case. The copies with the "2" stamps had the same matrix codes as the copies with "1" stamps, but the 2's had an extra code etched in...which would indicate that the extra code was added when later stampers were made from the original masters. The different copies broke down like this:

  • One of the two original black pressings had text printed in a spiral around the center of the disc, designed for large-cut holes...but used with small holes. These were the labels that were eventually used for the yellow vinyl pressing. Matrix codes: SPIRI LATO A ROCKET / SPIRI LATO B ROC.
  • The other early black copies had Helter Skelter labels on the A-sides and Yum Kippered labels with Italian stamps on them on the B-sides. The Italian stamp had a "2" in the middle. Matrix codes: SPIRI LATO A ROCKET / SPIRI LATO B ROC.
  • Then, we have black copies with small center holes, Yum Kippered labels on the A sides, and spiral text labels on the B sides. This one also had an Italian stamp on the A side label with a "1" in the middle. There's a picture below, but it is really hard to see the "1" in it...it's there, though. The matrix codes read: SPIRI LATO A ROCKET HS 92712 A / SPIRI LATO B ROC HS92712 B. They were the exact same matrix codes as on the other pressings, but with the added HS92712 parts.
  • The yellow copies were a bit weird, as they did not appear until much later, indicating a tird or later pressing, but the trail-off wax matrix codes were the same as the earliest pressing. My best guess was that these were a third pressing, but they made new stampers from the original masters, minus the extra HS code that was added to the previous stampers. The yellow copies had large-cut center holes, Yum Kippered labels minus the Italian stamps on the A sides, and squeezed spiral text labels on the B sides. The yellow one also came with an unused 7" label, containing a picture of Speedo with GG Allin. My guess as to what happened here is: when Helter Skelter went to press the yellow copies, the label received the Speedo/GG label to use on one side of the record. However, the re-press had a large-cut hole, which would have entirely cut out the faces on the Speedo/GG labels, so they had to go another route...and that route ended up being using modified labels from the original pressing. Matrix codes: SPIRI LATO A ROCKET / SPIRI LATO B ROC. Of course, the yellow ones still sell for more than any of the black ones because people like color vinyl. They do look like the later pressing, though.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Black (Squeezed Spiral Label) 5-8 2 Stable
Black (Helter Skelter Label) 8-12 2 Stable
Black (Full Spiral Label) 5-8 3 Stable
Yellow 12-15 5 Stable
"2" Stamp
"1" Stamp
Unused GG Allin Label
Black Vinyl Version 1 Side A
Black Vinyl Version 1 Side B
Black Vinyl Version 2 Side A
Black Vinyl Version 2 Side B
Black Vinyl Version 3 Side A
Black Vinyl Version 3 Side B
Yellow Vinyl Side A
Yellow Vinyl Side B
Sleeve Paper foldover
Credits Toby, Wegi, Enrico: Assistance in figuring out the different labels

This page was last updated on January 1, 2020.

 

Boychucker b/w Jumper K. Balls/Lefty

Sympathy for the Record Industry SFTRI-179 7", released June 1992 (U.S.)

Rocket's Sympathy debut. The initial pressing was a really cool picture disc - shown above. Some copies of the picture disc are floating around that have red borders instead of black ones. Long Gone John, i.e. the-only-person-who-actually-knows-anything-about-Sympathy-pressings, told me that he probably did 1,200 picture discs total, and maybe 25-30 red border ones. So...damn. There was also a version that had the A-side image on both the front and the back of the record. We all originally thought that this was a mispress, but Long Gone John has since confirmed for me that these were done intentionally. Much like with the red border variants, there were only a few of these made (probably 25 or so). I also came across a variation that has a beige/tan background in place of white. My initial thought was that this just yellowed over time, but upon examination, I don't think that is the case. It just appears to have a different base color. See images below...it's much easier to see the difference on side B. Long Gone John did not recall doing this variation on purpose, but I have now seen a bunch of them, so it is more than a couple.

Boychucker was later re-pressed as a normal black vinyl disc with a picture sleeve, and that version came with two of five RFTC pogs. It turns out that there were many label variations for this pressing. I have included pictures of as many variants as I could find below. The most common one had labels made to look like the two sides of the picture disc. The other variants were all generic Sympathy labels. Long Gone John told me that he just kept several stacks of generic labels on hand for when he had more sleeves than labels for a record and wanted to press more to use up the sleeves. As a result, these variants tended to be much rarer. He told me that he would normally only do these in quantities of 20-30. The one with A's and B's all over it appears all the time...anecdotally, there must be a lot more than 30 of those on the market. The others are all much harder to find. They do appear from time to time, and at a greater rate than one would expect if the 25-30 figure were true, but they can be tough if you are actively pursuiing them. The demand isn't quite there for these variants on the collector market, so they tend to be pretty cheap, despite their scarcity.

Most variations are on solid black vinyl, but I have one that is on translucent black vinyl, which is slightly lighter in weight. Please let me know by if you have a different version.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SFTRI-179 Picture Disc (~1,200) 3-5 2 Stable
SFTRI-179 Picture Disc w/ Tan Background 15-20 5 Down
SFTRI-179 Picture Disc w/ Red Border (~25-30) 150-200 10 Volatile
SFTRI-179 Double A-side Picture Disc (~25-30) 200-250 10 Volatile
SFTRI-179 Black - Astronaut Labels 2-4 1 Stable
SFTRI-179 Black - A' and B's Labels 3-5 4 Stable
SFTRI-179 Black - Baby Devil Labels 12-15 7 Stable
SFTRI-179 Black - SFTRI Logo Labels 15-20 7 Stable
SFTRI-179 Black - Zombie Labels 15-20 9 Stable
SFTRI-179 Black - Sympathy Bugs Labels 15-20 9 Stable
White Background (Normal)
Tan Background
White vs. Tan Background
Red Border
Double A Side
Astronaut Labels
A's and B's Labels
Baby Devil Labels
SFTRI Logo Labels
Zombie Labels
Sympathy Bugs Labels
Sleeve Pic Disc: clear PVC. Black pressings: paper foldover.
Credits Yuck Foo: red border picture disc image

This page was last updated on January 1, 2020.

Normal Carpet Ride b/w Where are the Fuckers/Slumber Queen/Flip the Bird

Sub Pop SP154 7", released June 1992 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #44

Limited to 2,916 copies, all on blue vinyl. The unconditional love of Rocket from the Crypt meets Sub Pop...two of my collecting worlds colliding. A fabulous single. The test pressings are on black vinyl. I understand why some collectors don't go after test pressings, but this release supports why I do: there were only what, 8-10 test pressings, right? That means that there were only 8-10 copies of this one pressed on black vinyl total, since all of the released ones were on blue. I pursue test presses anyway, but if the test press is a different color than the final release, it ratchets up my interest even more.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP154 Blue 10-12 1 Stable
Test Pressing
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Black vinyl, plain white labels

This page was last updated on January 5, 2020.

Gold

Drunken Fish DR-02 7", released July 1992 (U.S.)

Rocket was apparently busy during the summer of '92. This one was a one-sided MC5 cover...brutal record. 500 copies on gold vinyl, some (I have heard 50) of which came with Mardi Gras-esque beads. And then...there was the full color sleeve version. A collector told me long ago that he had one of these but never sent any pictures, so it remained a rumor on this site. Well, not anymore. There were twelve of these made - it was a color-copied sleeve, numbered on the back. The majority of these went to the band or stayed with the label, but a couple of them have gotten out.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
DR-02 Gold (500) 20-25 5 Down
DR-02 Gold w/ Beads 40-60 8 Stable
DR-02 Gold - Full Color Sleeve (12) 200-250 10 Volatile
Sleeve Red paper, sealed in plastic with a rocket sticker

This page was last updated on January 1, 2020.

Limited Glow Sleeve

Disc 1: RFTC - Cut It Loose b/w Glazed
Disc 2: Septic Death - Crocodile Tears b/w Dysentary

Pusmort-A-RFTC/200775 2x7", released August 1992 (U.S.)

The Rocket Pack wasn't enough, huh? Pushead had to torture the collecting community with this one as well. Limited to 100 copies...in theory. It was numbered out of 100, but according to Pushead, there were actually only 85 of these released. Perhaps he is still hanging onto the other 15. There is an image below of a catalogue he sent out in 1995 advertising some of his leftover vinyl. The catalogue is consistent with the 85 copy claim.

As with the Rocket Pack 7", the color of the Rocket 7" in this set ranged from pink marble to red marble. They tended more toward the red side with this set, though. This makes sense, as the Rocket disc is the exact same one that went into the Rocket Pack. In fact, leftover copies from that pressing were used for this release. The Septic Death disc was yellow. The sleeve glows in the dark. It also came with stickers for both bands. Brutal to find, and even harder to afford. And it's getting worse.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
1 Red/1 Yellow 1,000-1,500 9 Up/Volatile
Insert
Sticker
Sticker
Pushead Catalogue
Sleeve Paper foldover glow-in-the-dark
Credits Wegi: Pushead catalogue pic
rftc.com: other pics
Recent Sales Data:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2019 0 N/A N/A
2018 1 1,400 Discogs
2017 0 N/A N/A

This page was last updated on January 1, 2020.

   

Smells Like Grease for Peace

Cha Cha Cha b/w Down in the Lab

Standard Recordings SR-72 7", released October 1992 (U.S.)

Black vinyl. Limited to 1,000 numbered copies. There was a slight sleeve variation that I noticed: some sleeves were on bluish paper and others were on yellowish paper. A pinkish sleeve also surfaced in 2019. That one is pretty uncommon.

There was also a rumor of a pink vinyl version of this record floating around. I got ahold of the former owner of Standard Recordings and got some clarity on this release. First off, he refuted the pink vinyl rumors. They were all black. Second, there were roughly equal numbers of blue and yellow sleeves. Third, there was no rhyme or reason to the numbering...by which I mean that the blue and yellow paper was used randomly, so there was no pattern to the numbering. This exchange was long before the pinkish sleeve surfaced, so I don't know the story there, but it's clear there were fewer of those.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Black (Bluish Sleeve) 15-25 5 Stable
Black (Yellowish Sleeve) 15-25 5 Stable
Black (Pinkish Sleeve) 15-25 8 ?
Sleeve Paper foldover; bluish/yellowish/pinkish variations

This page was last updated on January 1, 2020.

Both Good Songs

Pigeon Eater b/w The Paste That You Love

Merge MRG-035 7", released April 1993 (U.S.)

This was a great single. Of course, I can say that for most of the items on this page. All on black vinyl, and it came with two inserts: one was a Merge update, and the other was some track info, printed on what appears to be a piece of postage stamp paper. Common.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
MRG-035 Black 3-5 1 Stable
Sleeve Paper Foldover

This page was last updated on January 4, 2020.

Pure Genius b/w Lift and Love

Drunken Fish DF-05 7", released 1993 (U.S.)

I thought this single's story was cut and dry...at first. It was always very simple - black and clear copies existed, with the clear copies much rarer and more expensive. There have been different reports of the pressing numbers, but we don't know the actual numbers. Norm made contact with the owner of Drunken Fish, and to his memory, there were 1,200 black and 300 color copies, but did not fully recall. Those figures seem way low to me, especially for the clear vinyl copies, which are fairly common.

Here's the fun part: a red copy surfaced. Thanks to Norm, who unearthed this one...I had always suspected that there were pink copies floating around, as many of the clear copies have streaks of pink mixed in. Anyway, I have no idea how many red ones are actually out there. I do know it is very few. I have now seen two pink copes as well - these are clearly mixes of clear and red vinyl, and the effect is pink. The one in the pics below actually appears much more solidly pink throughout than the scan would indicate. The values listed for the red and pink copies are purely conjecture. Blame Norm...this was all straightforward until he got involved.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
DF-05 Clear 15-20 5 Stable
DF-05 Black 6-10 2 Stable
DF-05 Red 100-200? 10 ?
DF-05 Pink 80-100? 10 ?
Sleeve Full glossy
Credits Norm: red vinyl image and Drunken Fish info

This page was last updated on January 5, 2020.

   

Death in the Family b/w Call It a Complex

Pusmort 400777 7", released 1993 (U.S.)

Pushead strikes again. This record had three different sleeves (but thankfully, the vinyl is the same - black - for all three). All were signed and hand-numbered by Pushead and made available to his fan club. The sleeves were:

  1. Grey granite sleeve, pink & yellow ink (300 copies)
  2. Brown granite sleeve, red & black ink (69 copies)
  3. .
  4. 3. Grey granite sleeve, glow-in-the-dark & black ink (48 copies)
The sleeves were all on thick-stock paper and included inserts. The prices for all variants of this record have been rather volatile over time. They were going up consistently for a long time, but they've really been all over the place in recent years.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
400777 Grey granite sleeve, pink & yellow ink (300) 100-150 7 Stable
400777 Brown granite sleeve, red & black ink (69) 150-250 9 Volatile/Down
400777 Grey granite sleeve, glow-in-the-dark & black ink (48) 300-550 10 Volatile/Down
Silver Insert
Yellow Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper - see above for variations.
Recent Sales Data: Grey Sleeve/Glow Ink:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2019 0 N/A N/A
2018 2 279 Discogs, eBay
2017 0 N/A N/A

Recent Sales Data: Brown Sleeve, Red/Black Ink:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2017-19 0 N/A N/A

Recent Sales Data: Grey Sleeve/Pink and Yellow Ink:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2019 0 N/A N/A
2018 2 128 Discogs, eBay
2017 0 N/A N/A

This page was last updated on January 5, 2020.

   

Ghetto Box Rock

Lie b/w Video Reign Man

Snap Crackle Punk SCP-001 7", released 1993 (U.S.)

Originally released in conjunction with Speed Kills Magazine #4. The record came in a white paper sleeve with a couple of things stamped on it, and was stapled to the mag. The first press was on black vinyl. It was later re-pressed in two forms: red vinyl with a red thick paper sleeve, and then black vinyl (identical to the 1st press) with a blue paper sleeve. The later pressings were numbered, so we can guess how many of each were made. Red-sleeved ones seem to roughly span numbers from 1-2,000, and blue ones go from around 2,000 up. I don't think they go beyond 3,000, though, which would mean the blue sleeves are more scarce. The quantities for sale of each would support this.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SCP-001 1st Pressing - Black (w/ magazine) 10-15 4 Stable
SCP-001 1st Pressing - Black (no magazine) 4-6 2 Stable
SCP-001 2nd Pressing - Red 6-10 3 Stable
SCP-001 3rd Pressing - Black (Blue Sleeve) 5-8 5 Stable
Speed Kills Magazine
1st Press Insert
Sleeve 1st: thin white paper w/ stamps, 2nd: thicker red paper, 3rd: thicker blue

This page was last updated on January 5, 2020.

Burn Mouth Off Liar With Punk Heat Blast

UFO UFO UFO b/w Birdman

Merge MRG-049 7", released 1994 (U.S.)

Showcasing one of the great live songs of Rocket's tenure, this was their second and last single on Merge. Black vinyl, full glossy sleeve with die-cut center. The original release came with an insert. It was re-pressed four years later, which caused the minimal value of this record to drop. The re-release did not include the insert.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
MRG-049 Black (w/ insert) 3-5 1 Stable
MRG-049 Black (no insert) 3-5 3 Stable
Insert
Sleeve Full glossy with die-cut center

This page was last updated on January 6, 2020.

Split 2x7"

Disc 1: RFTC - Cut It Loose b/w On Living and Dying/Pressure's On
Disc 2: Bloodthirsty Butchers - Water b/w Alligator/Raven

Bacteria Sour SOUR 2/SOUR 3 2x7", released 1994 (U.S.)

This is pretty much the only Pushead-related Rocket release that is not worth anything (OK, fine, this and the Taste CD). All on black vinyl. There must have been many of these pressed, as it is a pretty easy and inexpensive find.

HOWEVER...there is also a record out there that was a rejected test pressing of the Rocket 7" from this set. It has a different b-side, containing the original version of "Glazed" from the Rocket Pack 7", as well as "Pressure's On". There were EIGHT of them that were sent out by Pushead in an inside-out sleeve, signed and hand-numbered, along with all sorts of other goodies, including a sculpture. Not an easy find.

Another version of the rejected test press surfaced for sale in 2012, but this one was without the various other Pushead paraphernalia. It had plain white, unstamped labels. This suggests that there may be a few more in existence than the aforementioned eight. The matrix codes for the actual release are "MPO PUS 007-05 A1" (side A) and "MPO PUS 007-05 B2" (side B). On the rejected test pressing, side A is the same, while side B has a matrix code of "MPO PUS 007-05 B1."

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SOUR 2/3 Black 5-8 1 Stable
Rejected Test Pressing - No Stamp
Rejected Test Pressing Sleeve
Rejected Test Pressing
Rejected Test Pressing - Close-up of Number
Rejected Test Pressing - Full Set
Sleeve Full cardboard gatefold
Test Pressing Rejected: Black vinyl, white labels (stamped or not stamped)
Final: Black vinyl, white labels
Credits Pusfan.com: Pushead set of rejected test press images

This page was last updated on January 5, 2020.

 

Rocket from the Crypt Plays the Music Machine

Trouble b/w Masculine Intuition

Sympathy for the Record Industry SFTRI-373 5", released 1995 (U.S.)

Sympathy for the Record Industry SFTRI-373 7", released 1996 (U.S.)

Exactly what the title says - RFTC covers two songs by the Music Machine. Originally released as a 5", then later as a 7". The 5" and 7" are easy to find on black vinyl, but there were also some copies of the 5" made on pink marble vinyl. The number of pink copies had been previously reported at 300, but Long Gone John of Sympathy told me that he pressed somewhere between 100 and 200 of those. The 5" is 33 RPM and the 7" is 45 RPM.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SFTRI-373 Pink 5" (100-200) 25-45 7 Down
SFTRI-373 Black 5" 4-6 2 Stable
SFTRI-373 Black 7" 3-5 1 Stable
7" Test Pressing
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing 7": Black vinyl, white labels

This page was last updated on January 5, 2020.

Tattoo

Perfect Sound 7", released 1995 (U.S.)

Here we go. The Tattoo record. One of the more legendary moments in the Rocket from the Crypt story. Pressed as one of the rewards for fans who got RFTC tattoos (along with, theoretically, getting into all of the band's shows for free). I don't know exactly how many of these were pressed, but it could not have been that many. I would say a couple hundred tops. They ran out pretty quickly...I am guessing that the band did not anticipate that as many people would get inked as eventually did. Anyway, it is a one-sided record - clear vinyl with print on one side showing through the vinyl, so it appears as a picture disc, but isn't. Personalized by the band for each member of the army. Highly sought...which, of course, annoys some people. There are some who get pissed off about copies of this record being sold. I am of the opinion that if the owner wants to unload it, it is entirely up to them. Of course, I think it is asinine to want to sell it, but not everyone is all that into vinyl. A strange idea, I know. As it is, the only people who received these records modified their bodies before doing so, and so, as you can imagine, they are not sold very often. It does happen on occasion, though. At least six were sold between 2012 and 2015, but I haven't seen one sold since.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Clear 350-550 9 Volatile
Sleeve Clear PVC

This page was last updated on January 5, 2020.

 

I Flame You

Perfect Sound 7", released 1995 (U.S.)

Released by the band as a mail-order giveaway. I recall this as being related to the Atomjack email list (hence "I Flame You"...), but others remember it differently as an item available through the Speedo's Army mailing list. One-sided black vinyl release. The b-side was etched. I always thought this one would be more valuable than it has proven to be. You never can tell sometimes.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Black 10-15 5 Stable
Sleeve Clear PVC

This page was last updated on January 5, 2020.

Born in '69 b/w Ciao Patsy

Elemental ELM32S 7"/ELM32CDS CD, released 1995 (UK)

Rocket from the Crypt invades Europe...and our lives have never been the same since. Black vinyl UK release. Also released as a CD, which came with a sticker. All easy to procure. The test pressing was interesting for this one - it was on orange swirl vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
ELM32S Black 6-10 3 Stable
Test Pressing
7"
CD
CD Sticker
Sleeve Foldover thick-stock paper in clear PVC Sleeve
Credits Johnny B.: Sticker image

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Young Livers b/w Burning Army Men

Elemental ELM33S 7" / ELM33CDS CD, released 1996 (UK)

Interscope IND73049 CD, released 1996 (U.S.)

Interscope IND73049 CD, released 1996 (Australia)

The Euro-assault continued with this single. Same deal as the last one - black vinyl UK release. Also released as a cd, which included the song "Lumps." As far as I can tell, this is the same version that later appeared on the split 7" with Julian Briano y Sus Hermanos. It is very different from the version that was on the Ether Hogg disc.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
ELM33S Black 2-4 1 Stable
Sleeve Foldover thick-stock paper in clear PVC Sleeve

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On a Rope

Elemental ELM38CDS1 CD, ELM38CDS2 CD, and ELM38CDS3 CD, released 1996 (UK)

Elemental ELM38CDP CD, released 1996 (UK)

Interscope INT5P-6005 CD, released 1996 (U.S.)

Virgin 893887 2/724389388725 CD, released 1996 (Europe)

No vinyl here, but a cool set of b-sides. Three CDs, released separately, but the first one came in a fold-out pack designed to hold all three. Tracks:

  • On a Rope
  • Alone
  • Who Needs You
  • Young Livers (Mark Radcliffe Session)
  • On a Rope (Live from the White Room)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Transcendent Crankiness
  • Suit City (Mark Radcliffe Session)
  • On a Rope (live)
  • You and I
  • Don't Darlene (Mark Radcliffe Session - and, incidentally, the best version of this song ever recorded)
  • Lorna Doom (Mark Radcliffe Session)

There were also a couple of one-song promo CDs that were not very interesting. All of the above are common and inexpensive.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
ELM38CDS1 1-3 1 Down
ELM38CDS2 1-3 1 Down
ELM38CDS3 1-3 1 Down

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Used b/w Lose Your Clown

Dinked 7", released 1996 (UK)

Sometimes referred to as "Tattoo Single #2", this 7" was released in conjunction with a pair of Rocket from the Crypt in-store performances in London. Black vinyl with plain white labels. It also came with a jukebox tag with the track names printed on it, and the ones given away at the in-stores were wrapped in posters advertising those performances. Some copies ended up in various London record stores, and some others were given away to Tattoo club members. Purportedly, no more than 200 were pressed. For a number of years, the prices on this one were all over the map. It has not been sold much in the past few years, and the price seems to have settled down quite a bit.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Black 60-80 7 Volatile
Jukebox Tag
Poster
Sleeve Plain white paper
Recent Sales Data:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2019 0 N/A N/A
2018 1 59 Discogs
2017 1 72 Discogs

This page was last updated on January 5, 2020.

RFTC

Interscope INT5P-6362 CD, released 1998 (U.S.)

This one was a CD-only EP, put out in conjunction with the release of the RFTC album. It was given away with purchases of that album while the band was on tour in 1998. Contains "Cheetah," "Raped By Ape," and "Hot Heart," all of which appeared on All Systems Go II. This is a different version of "Cheetah" from the one on ASG2, though.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
INT5P-6362 CD 2-4 5 Stable
Sleeve Full cardboard

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When In Rome (Do the Jerk) b /w Tarzan/Tiger Feet Tonite - Shaped Picture Disk

Elemental ELM47TPIC 7" picture disc, released 1998 (UK)

This record was cool. It was shaped like the Rocket logo. Not much else to say. I would really like to hear "Tiger Feet Tonite" released in a different format. Maybe I am crazy, but I think the picture disc production detracted slightly from the sound quality, and that one track never surfaced elsewhere.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
ELM47TPIC Picture Disc 10-15 1 Stable
Sleeve Clear PVC

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Lipstick b/w Hot Heart

Elemental ELM48S 7"/ELM48CDS1 CD/ELM48CDS2 CD/ELM48CDP CD, released 1998 (UK)

Part of the UK single assault of 1998 in support of the RFTC album. Black vinyl. Also existed as a two-part CD single with some additional tracks (and minus "Hot Heart"). The songs included on the CDs were "Heads are Gonna Roll," "Cheetah," "When in Rome (Do the Jerk)," and "Strangehold." There was also a promo version of the first CD.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
ELM48S Black 6-10 4 Stable
7"
ELM48CDS1 CD
ELM48CDS2 CD
Sleeve Full glossy

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Lumps b/w La Polka de Cici/Mata Un Pollo

Vinyl Communications VC-76 7", released 1998 (U.S.)

A fun split 7". This seems to be the same version of "Lumps" that was on the Young Livers CD single, but a different one from the one on the Ether Hogg disc. Black vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
VC-76 Black 4-6 2 Down
Sleeve Full glossy

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Break It Up b/w Turkish Revenge

Elemental ELM49S 7"/ELM49CDS1 CD/ELM49CDS2 CD, released 1998 (UK)

Interscope INT5P-6364 CD, released 1998 (U.S.)

More UK fun. There were so many tracks released on these that they could have made a whole other album out of...oh wait, they did. Anyway, same story as Lipstick - black vinyl, also released as a two-part CD single. Included on the CDs were the tracks "Turkish Revenge", "Crack Attack", "U.S. Army" (mislabeled - actually "U.S. Aim"), and "Raped By Ape." There was also a two-track U.S. promo CD ("Lipstick" was the second track).

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
ELM49S Black 6-10 4 Stable
Sleeve Full glossy

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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.

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Dancing Birds

Bombs Away b/w Black Eye

Glazed GLZ-001 7", released December 1999 (U.S.)

This single was the inaugural release of Glazed Records, a project undertaken by Bill, who did the original rftc.com site. Released on several colors: 200 on yellow/black mixed vinyl, 550 on red vinyl, and 2,000 on black vinyl. It came with an insert. There were also several (i.e. fewer than ten) copies on straight yellow vinyl. I think there were probably more than that, but I'm just one guy talkin'. Bill confirmed for me that the clear yellow copies were unintended variations of the yellow/black copies. I would bet that every straight yellow copy actually has some black in it, but it is obscured by the labels. The black vinyl version was later re-pressed, but without the insert. I've read that there were 1,650 copies in the re-press, but that is unconfirmed.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
GLZ-001 Clear Yellow 50-80? 10 ?
GLZ-001 Yellow/Black (200) 20-25 7 Down
GLZ-001 Red (550) 8-12 5 Down
GLZ-001 Black w/ Insert (2,000) 4-6 2 Stable
GLZ-001 Black Re-press 2 5-8 Stable
Test Pressing
Insert
Insert
Yellow/Black
Red
Black
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Black vinyl, white labels, writing in pen
Credits RAB: Test pressing image

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Free Language Demons b/w Up on the Roof

Vagrant VR351 7", released 2000 (U.S.)

Another split 7", this one pressed on several colors of vinyl. Grey is the rarest - 300 copies. However, despite its scarcity, it seems to surface quite often, and does not sell for very much. There were also 500 on blue, 800 on orange, and 2,000 on white. Occasionally, you will see mixed colors - usually white and grey (see below). The 7" came in a thick, white, cardboard, embossed, full sleeve with a velum insert.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
VR351 Grey (300) 12-15 7 Down
VR351 Blue (500) 6-10 5 Down
VR351 Orange (800) 4-6 4 Down
VR351 White (2,000) 1 2-4 Down
Insert
Test Pressing
Grey/White Mix
Sleeve Full thick white embossed cardboard
Test Pressing Black vinyl, white labels
Credits RAB: Test pressing image
Norm: Grey/White mix image

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On the Prowl b/w Come On

Sympathy for the Record Industry SFTRI-666 7", released 2004 (U.S.)

Rocket from the Crypt's swan song...or so we thought. Almost all on black vinyl, aside from a handful pressed on red. The red one is really difficult to find, and can sell for a lot of money at times. It's come down a bit, but still fetches a good price. Long Gone John told me that he pressed 1,500-2,000 of these total, with 100-200 on red.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SFTRI-666 Red (100-200) 45-65 9 Down
SFTRI-666 Black 4-6 2 Stable
Insert
Red
Black
Test Pressing
Sleeve Thick-stock foldover glossy
Test Pressing Black vinyl, blue generic SFTRI labels

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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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