Let’s say that you’re a Coldplay fan and you want to collect everything they’ve ever released. What is the rarest thing you can possibly hope to find? I
f you’re really lucky, you’ll find a homemade cassette released in January 1998 called–wait for it–Ode to Deodorant. It was the lead track on a homemade two-track cassette that is labeled as coming from “The Coldplay.” The current value on the collector’s market is about $1200. \
But that’s still no the rarest release. That belongs to the original release of the Safety EP from June 1998. It’s a self-produced CD single that features three songs and was produced in a lot of maybe 500 copies. Find yourself a copy of that and expect to part with another $1200 bucks.
Yesterday’s post told the story of “Sex and Candy.”