|Valley Girl Original Soundtrack EP/LP|
Like, omigod! Check out this totally rare record you guys! Ok, ok, don't freak out. I'm not gonna talk like that throughout the entire post...but it got your attention, right?? This rare gem is indeed one of the rarest records I have ever had the pleasure of offering, and if it wasn't SEALED, I would most likely be keeping it for myself.
Why is this record so rare? Well it's because it was pulled shortly after its release, then deleted from the inventory after pressing a very limited quantity. If you'll notice, that's not Deborah Foreman's likeness on the cover next to Nicholas Cage, although there is a promo still of her on the back. I don't know all of the details, but I know that much. Also, some of you may have seen another version of this title pressed on Avatar records. It's the same 6 cut track listing, just with a different cover. Legal red tape and clearance issues, perhaps? Maybe we'll never know. The good news is if you have come across either version on vinyl for a low price, you are very lucky indeed, as the average price for it ranges from $50-$125.
The "bad" news about this album is that it only contains 6 tracks, and they are the same on both sides of the record. If you've gotten the complete soundtrack on CD (or watched the film, you hosebag), you'll know that there are many more songs, enough that they had to put out a volume 1 and a volume 2 to fit them all in. Volume 2 is of course the more rare and desirable one, and will cost you a pretty penny. But what a great 6 songs! The Sparks, Josie Cotton (on 2 tracks including the controversial 'Johnny Are You Queer'!), The Plimsouls and the effervescent Bonnie Hayes (on 2 tracks!) make for the best trip down the 80's memory lane you could ever have.
So if you're an 80's purist, this is a bit of a Holy Grail for you, as they do not come around very often. It is currently available in my Etsy Shop, but I warn you, it won't last long! I'm so sure, like totally!
Here's a couple of videos to get you in that Valley Girl mood...enjoy! (Mobile users I apologize, the videos won't play).