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The Slackers

Before There Was Hellcat

Self-released USB Drive, released 2011 (U.S.)

In 2011, the Slackers started selling a USB drive containing a bunch of rare and unreleased tracks. They were only selling this at select shows; it was a standard USB drive with no special markings. In early 2012, they released a version of it with some cool packaging (shown above), made to look like a cassette. This version was sold through Interpunk. The drive contained the deluxe remastered edition of Better Late Than Never, The Nods album, compilation and demo tracks from 1993-1996, a live show from New York's long-gone Wetlands, a few 1995 live tracks that the band used as a demo, and a hefty set of rehearsal tracks from 1993-1996. The retail price tag was a bit high at $35, but it would go for a lot more now. I've never seen it sold. The value below is conjecture. It was an interesting set of tracks for the completist.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
USB Drive 75-100? 9 ?

This page was last updated on February 19, 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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