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The Slackers


The Radio / Ganbare!

Ganbare! - Ska in the World SIWI-164 CD, released 2011 (Japan)

The Radio - Whatevski DIP020 LP/CD/Digital Album, released 2012 (U.S.)

The Radio - Moanin' (Alive) 820232 CD (Europe)

The Radio: Live on WSKI 89.3 - Self-released SPTAPE006 Cassette, released 2019

This was a covers album first released in 2011 in Japan (as Ganbare!). Early 2012 brought the U.S. release of the album under a different name (The Radio) with different artwork. It was the first Whatevski release that was not exclusively digital. The track listings were slightly different - the Japanese version contained the Slackers' cover of U2's "New Year's Day", from the 7" of the same name, while the U.S. version had "Bitch" and "Volunteers" on it. The vinyl was available on three colors: orange, black, and purple. The orange and purple ones were each limited to 100 copies. The purple version was only available via Interpunk. It's a really dark purple took the limits of my photography ability to make it not look black. The other two colors were available directly from Whatevski. The Radio was also released in Europe on CD, with different artwork from the U.S. or Japanese versions. The vinyl variants are all really tough, expensive finds now.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SIWI-164 CD (Japan) 20-25 4 Stable
DIP020 Orange 100-150 9 Volatile
DIP020 Purple 100-150 9 Volatile
DIP020 Black 40-60 8 Volatile

Recent Sales Data - Orange Vinyl:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2019 2 150 Discogs
2018 1 50 Discogs
2017 1 43 Discogs

Recent Sales Data - Purple Vinyl:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2019 0 N/A N/A
2018 1 103 eBay
2017 1 150 eBay

Recent Sales Data - Black Vinyl:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2018-19 0 N/A N/A
2017 1 30 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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