A Record Collector's Guide



Hellcat 80403-1 LP, released 1997

Hellcat 80403-2 CD, released 1997

Something big happened in 1997: Tim Armstrong got the go-ahead to form Hellcat Records, a subsidiary of Epitaph. When this happened, it shifted the balance of power in the ska world tremendously. Hellcat went out and snatched up a good number of top ska bands in one shot: the Slackers, Hepcat, and the Pietasters all made the jump at the same time (along with the Gadjits). The Slackers's second album, Redlight, was their first on Hellcat. I consider this album to be basically perfect. It is one of my all-time favorite albums by any artist - no exaggeration. Available on vinyl from the start. Supposedly, it is no longer in print, but it is still very easy to find. Black vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Hellcat 80403-1 LP 15-18 Stable
Test Pressing Black vinyl, white labels

This page was last updated on October 6, 2019.

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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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