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The Toasters

The Toasters!/Recriminations

Moon Records - Toast 5/Toast 6 12", released 1985 (U.S.)

Unicorn PHZA-18 12", released 1988 (UK)

Moon Records MR005 12", released 1989 (U.S.)

Black Butcher Classics BBC 002 12", released 2013 (Germany)

This EP was initially released as a self-titled Toasters EP, limited to 3,000 copies. Unicorn Records re-released it as Recriminations in 1988 with different artwork. Moon then re-released it domestically in 1989, using the artwork from the Unicorn version, but with a black base color, where the Unicorn one was green. The Moon re-release was actually the first record to carry an "MR" catalogue number. Of course, they used MR005 as the number for the Urban Blight Playgrounds N Glass album (distributed, not released by Moon). The early MR catalogue numbers got pretty screwy. Supposedly, the first several numbers were supposed to correspond to the earlier records with Toast catalogue numbers...but they don't work. Don't try to match them up. It's a futile exercise.

All versions have become easy to find. The Unicorn one is the easiest. The Moon re-press used to be the toughest to find, but it's not bad now. All versions were on black vinyl.

Black Butcher Classics re-pressed Recriminations again in 2013 - they used the Unicorn version of the artwork for that one. Black vinyl, common.

Version Approximate value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Moon Ska Toast 5/6 Black 12-15 4 Stable
Unicorn PHZR-18 Black (UK) 5-8 1 Down
Moon Ska MR005 Black 8-12 4 Stable
Black Butcher BBC 002 Black 4-6 1 Stable
Moon Toast 5/Toast 6
Unicorn PHZA-18
Moon MR005

This page was last updated on February 29, 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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