Ongoing History Daily: “The Coldplay”

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.”

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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