A Record Collector's Guide

King Apparatus


Raw Energy CD RER 01 / CS1 Cassette, released 1991 (Canada)

Cargo Records CARD 1024 CD, released 1991 (Canada)

Asian Man ASM-051 CD, released 2000

Raw Energy CD distributed by Moon as MR029

King Apparatus was the original home to Chris Murray, subsequently and formerly known as Venice Shoreline Chris. As soon as Chris went on a murderous rampage and took out the rest of his band, he went out on his own. What? No. Canadians don't do those sorts of things. There were two distinct original CD pressings - one on Raw Energy and one on Cargo. There was a Raw Energy cassette as well. All of those can be relatively hard to find. There may be multiple versions of the cassette (with and without bar code) - that's unconfirmed. It was later re-released on CD on Asian Man. That version is an easy find.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Raw Energy CD RER 01 2-4 4 Stable
Raw Energy CS1 Cassette 6-10 5 Stable
Cargo CARD 1024 CD 5-8 5 Stable
Asian Man ASM-051 CD 2-4 2 Stable

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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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