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My Forgotten Favorite b/w Why Should I Be Nice To You?

Slumberland DRYL 010 7", released January 1992 (U.S.)

Sub Pop SUB PROCD#6 (U.S.)

"My Forgotten Favorite" might be the best song Velocity Girl ever did. Truly excellent. Versions of this record varied greatly, though. Four different sleeves, three colors of vinyl...all mixed and matched. There were three sleeves with the same grey base color, with varying accent colors - blue, green, and brown. The other one had a red base color with a fuchsia accent. All vary in scarcity a bit. The blue is definitely the most common, followed by the green one, the brown one, and then the fuchsia one.

The three colors of vinyl were black, red marble, and purple marble. Black is most common, then purple, and the red one is the rarest. I have no pressing numbers, but that's been my experience. I have only ever seen the red vinyl one with the fuchsia sleeve, and I've only seen the purple vinyl version with the blue sleeve, but I've seen the black vinyl with all four sleeve variants. The red vinyl version remains the most expensive.

There were a few copies of this that were released with Velocity Girl promotional pillow cases. Supposedly, they did 50 of these, slik-screened by hand.

One little wrinkle to add to the equation: there was also a Sub Pop promo CD that contained the two tracks from the Slumberland 7", along with the only CD versions of "Warm/Crawl" from the Singles Club split with Tsunami, and "Tales of Brave Aphrodite" from the Fortune Cookie Prize comp. The CD is fairly scarce.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
DRYL 010 w/ Pillow Case (50) 30-40 9 ?
DRYL 010 Black (Blue Sleeve) 8-12 4 Stable
DRYL 010 Black (Green Sleeve) 8-12 4 Stable
DRYL 010 Black (Brown Sleeve) 8-12 4 Stable
DRYL 010 Black (Fuchsia Sleeve) 8-12 4 Stable
DRYL 010 Purple Marble (Blue Sleeve) 8-12 5 Stable
DRYL 010 Red (Fuchsia Sleeve) 20-25 6 Stable
SUB PROCD#6 8-12 6 Stable
Pillow Case
Promo CD
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover

This page was last updated on February 27, 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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