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The Tiger Trap & Henry's Dress Astronautical Music Festival

Tiger Trap - "Alien Space Song" b/w Henry's Dress - "Feathers"

Slumberland SLR 033 7", released February 1994 (U.S.)

And just like that...Tiger Trap's brief career was done. Before I started paying attention to these things, I could have sworn this was one of their earliest recordings. I guess not. Mail order copies were on powder blue marble vinyl - those are tough to find. Per the Slumberland discography, "a very small quantity had hand-colored sleeves with a picture of Pete Townshend." Those are preposterously difficult to find. I found one after 8-10 years of looking.

Incidentally, I came across this picture at one point:


What do you want to bet someone found this record in a thrift store and just had to use it for a sleeve?

Version Approximate value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SLR 033 Powder Blue Marble 15-20 6 Stable
SLR 033 Black 8-12 3 Stable
SLR 033 Pete Townshend Sleeve 40-60 10 Volatile
Test Pressing
Powder Blue Marble
Black
Sleeve Paper foldover
Credits BJ: Pete Townshend Sleeve image

This page was last updated on February 23, 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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