A Record Collector's Guide

The Slackers


Wasted Days

Hellcat 80429-2 CD, released 2000 (U.S.)

Hellcat 0429-2 CD (Europe)

Epic/Sony ESCA 8300 CD (Japan)

Hellcat 80429-1 LP, released 2001 (U.S.)

Whatevski DIP-802491 2xLP, released 2014 (U.S.)

Jump Up! SPTAPE004 Cassette, released 2017 (U.S.)

I get the bass line from the title track of this album stuck in my head all the time. There's some really good material on here. Interestingly, the vinyl was actually a very different release from the CD. The vinyl contained 10 tracks vs. 16 on the CD. 9 of those 10 tracks were different (the title track was the same): the LP contained "So this is the Night (alt. version)", "Don't Break My Heart", "Fifteen", "Information Error (alt. version)", "Wasted Dub", "Tales of the Rugaroo" (Remix of Tales of the Mongoose), "A Fifth of Slack" (Remix of Made up My Mind), "Old Days" (alt. version), and "Remember When". The vinyl was readily available for a good long time, and then suddenly turned rare. I think the word finally got around about the alternate set of tracks. This first pressing was on black vinyl. Prices are all over the place.

In 2013, Whatevski ran a crowdfunding campaign on Big Tunes to release a deluxe double LP version of Wasted Days. The deluxe version came with many (but not quite all) of the tracks from the original CD and vinyl releases. It ultimately came out in 2014. The sleeve was slightly different from the original - the lettering was green. There were also different reward tiers in the campaign, and one of those got you a beautiful green marble version of the vinyl. All of the above are expensive now.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Hellcat 80429-1 Black 50-80 6 Volatile
DIP-804291 Green Marble 100-120 9 Up
DIP-804291 Black 90-120 8 Up
Original Pressing
2nd Press
Test Pressing
2nd Pressing
Green Marble
2nd Pressing Black
Test Pressing 2nd Pressing: Black vinyl, generic Brooklyn Phono labels

Recent Sales Data - Original Black Vinyl:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2019 11 55 Discogs, eBay
2018 1 61 eBay
2017 2 98 eBay

Recent Sales Data - Green Marble Vinyl:

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

Recent Sales Data - Black Vinyl 2xLP:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2019 2 88 Discogs
2018 0 N/A N/A
2017 2 114 Discogs

This page was last updated on February 21, 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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