A Record Collector's Guide

The Boilers

Rockin' Steady

SKA' Records SKAR 005 LP, released 1988 (UK)

Planned for release as Moon Records MR018 with the title "Tap It"

The Boilers were the first real King Django-led ska band. This album was slated for release on Moon, but it just never happened. The SKA' Records version did come out in the UK, albeit with one of the least-inspired album covers of all time ("It's like, how much more black could this possibly be? And the answer is none. None more black."). As it never actually came out stateside, it goes through stretches of being fairly difficult to find. It used to command a sizable price tag, but has come way down. It has never been re-released.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SKA' SKAR 005 Black 12-15 5 Stable

This page was last updated on March 18, 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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