A Record Collector's Guide

Velocity Girl - Compilations

I think that, in the early '90s, if a compilation came out, there was at least a 50% chance that Velocity Girl appeared on it. Let's go to the video tape...

What Kind of Heaven Do You Want?

Velocity Girl - Clock/Black Tambourine - Pam's Tan b/w Powderburns - Powderburns

Slumberland DRYL 001, released December 1989

This compilation contains the first ever Velocity Girl recording...which is terrible. Sorry, folks. There were many good moments in the few years Velocity Girl was together. "Clock" was not one of them. A very collectible record, though. Also the first ever Slumberland record. It used to go for a fair amount, but after the market for Velocity Girl records cooled, it became pretty affordable.

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DRYL 001 Black 15 Stable
Sleeve Paper foldover

This page was last updated on October 7, 2019.

The Pre-Moon Syndrome Post-Summer (of Noise) Celebration Week!

Sun Dog Propaganda, released 1990

Contains the Velocity Girl song "Blackzilla"

"Blackzilla" appears to be an early version of "Not At All." This compilation was released on vinyl and in cassette form. Lots of DC bands playing live in DC in September 1989. I have included this record because the track is not available elsewhere and it was a significant moment in the band's development.

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Black 12-15 Stable

This page was last updated on October 7, 2019.



Candy Machine - My Old Man/Jawbox - Footbinder b/w Geek - Hemingway Shotgun/Velocity Girl - What You Say

Simple Machines SMR 04, released 1991

Simple Machines did this series of compilation 7"s named after...well, simple machines...this was the 4th in the series, and contained the Velocity Girl song "What You Say." The first pressing was of 1500 on what they called see-through maroon vinyl.  It looks black unless you hold it up to the light, and then it looks brown...see pics below. I don't know if it was later re-pressed or not, but these days, it is easy to find.  There is a sleeve variation I have run across. Most of the copies I have seen have a green accent color, but I have also encountered versions with blue accented sleeves.

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SMR 04 Translucent Black, Blue Accent Sleeve 5-8 Stable
SMR 04 Translucent Black, Green Accent Sleeve 5-8 Stable
Green Accent Insert
Blue Accent Insert
2nd Insert
Sleeve Paper foldover

This page was last updated on October 6, 2019.

Fortune Cookie Prize

Simple Machines SMR 007 LP / SMR CD 007 CD, released 1991

Includes the Seaweed song "Foggy Eyes" and the Velocity Girl song "Tales of Brave Aphrodite"

This was a Beat Happening tribute compilation released on Simple Machines. Black vinyl.

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SMR 007 Black 6-10 2 Stable

This page was last updated on February 8, 2020.

WMBR Presents: Clear the Room!

The Jesus Lizard - Monkeytrick b/w Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - 2x4s/Velocity Girl - Not At All

No Life NL01, released 1992

Live compilation released to benefit WMBR. Good live version of "Not At All." Black vinyl, limited to 2000 hand-numbered copies.

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NL01 Black 5 Stable
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover

This page was last updated on October 7, 2019.

Sassy 7"

Codeine - Hard to Find/Velocity Girl - Crawl b/w Beat Happening - Not a Care in the World/Sebadoh - Soulmate

Sub Pop SP171, released October 1992

This 7" was a giveaway, available upon request to Sassy magazine readers. I am still trying to figure out how this one happened. Well, okay, I know how it happened...starting around this point, Sub Pop tried everything around to push their brand to markets that would not normally ever see it. That's how we ended up with Sub Pop meets Sega - "That Virtua Feeling" CD, the Sub Pop/Urban Outfitters collaborative CD, and "Tad Does Disney"...okay, that one I made up, but some part of you wanted to believe me. Anyway, all of these were on green vinyl and came in plain white cardboard sleeves. Easy to acquire.

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SP171 Green 8-12 1 Down
Test Pressing
Sleeve Plain white cardboard, die-cut center
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 24, 2019.

Club Spangle Number 2

The Spinanes - Sunday / Jale - The Unseen Guest b/w Velocity Girl - The All-Consumer / Pond - Sideroad

Spangle SPANG 002, released 1995

This was a British compilation 7" with a few songs from releases that Sub Pop was promoting in 1995. Nothing particularly unique here. Black vinyl, common.

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SPANG 002 Black 1-3 1 Stable

This page was last updated on November 30, 2019.

Velocity Girl Index
Velocity Girl Albums
Velocity Girl Singles

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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