A Record Collector's Guide



Nihon Ska Dansu: Land Of The Rising Ska

Moon Ska MR117 CD, released 1997 (U.S.)

Skaville Japan Vol. 1

Phalanx PXLP-010/PX-010 CD, released 1997 (Japan)

This compilation of Japanese ska (J-Ska) bands first came out as Skaville Japan Vol. 1, exclusively in Japan. The Moon Ska version came shortly therefater. There were a few differences between the two. The U.S. CD contained tracks from three bands that did not appear on the Japanese one: The Cokehead Hipsters, Young Punch, and Duck Missile. The Japanese CD contained a hidden track - a live version of "Alone in Summer Place" by The Drops (a great song, but a terrible recording of it). The LP came with a different Drops track - their version of "Shame and Scandal." This compilation really showed the world that there was something good going on in Japan's ska underworld. It was what got me involved in the whole thing.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Moon Ska MR117 CD 3-5 2 Stable
Phalanx PXLP-010 Black 15-20 6 Stable
Phalanx PX-010 CD 2-4 2 Down

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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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