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Flameproof Suit/World Tour b/w Ski Trip/Kickball Babe/Candyman

Simple Machines SMR 4.5 7", released 1991 (U.S.)

The Headringer EP is THE classic Tsunami single. It was their first vinyl release, five strong tracks. I have no idea why it is called "Headringer." That title does not appear anywhere on the record or sleeve. However, that is what Simple Machines has always called it in their catalogues and on their website. It used to sell for a decent price, but it seems that the prices on all Tsunami records have come way down in recent years. I have come across two versions of this single: one with a sleeve with pink as its main accent color (supplemented with green) and one with green as its main accent color (supplemented with a blue/purple). The pink one has a loose insert with it, which has green and pink accent colors. The green one has the same insert, but smaller and attached to the sleeve. If I had to guess, I would say that the pink accent sleeve came first - the green one has less clear images. It looks partially photocopied. Aaaaand while we're at it, the labels on the two versions were printed with different colored ink. The pink sleeve corresponds to labels with red print, the green to purple print. Confused yet? Don't worry about it...if you are collecting, just look for the two different sleeves. One last thing...this will become a common refrain throughout these entries, but all of these tracks appeared on the World Tour and Other Destinations CD.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SMR 4.5 Black (Pink Sleeve) 2-4 4 Down
SMR 4.5 Black (Green Sleeve) 2-4 3 Down
Loose Insert
Attached Insert
Red Ink Labels
Purple Ink Labels
Sleeve Paper foldover, exists with green and pink accents

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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