RX Bandits – V.I.P.E.P. aka Covers EP 7″ flexi

Posted: October 30, 2014 in Vinyl
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For the 10th anniversary of their album, The Resignation, RX Bandits went on tour where they played the entire album start to finish (plus an encore of some of their other songs). The band offered up a VIP ticket bundle, which included an exclusive 7” flexi disc comprised of three cover songs. The track listing for the flexi is a cover of The Police’s “Can’t Stand Losing You,” Weezer’s “Surf Wax America” and Blonde Redhead’s “Falling Man.” The flexi is red and is limited to 600 copies. Each copy of the flexi is numbered /600, but it is not individually numbered.

The VIP ticket, which cost $40, was limited to 30 per show, and along with the exclusive flexi it also included a meet and greet with the band, a private show (which took place prior to the public performance), CD copy of the Covers EP and exclusive tour poster. The CD version features all the songs found on the flexi plus two more songs; Fugazi’s “Cashout” and King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man.” Those two song are exclusive to the CD version, which was also a tour exclusive. One interesting note is that despite practically identical track listings, the CD and flexi’s titles are different. The CD’s title is Covers EP while the flexi’s title is V.I.P.E.P.

Prices for this vary, and since not many copies have popped up on  the secondary market it’s tough to gauge an average. I have seen copies go for as low as $15 (what I bought it for) on up to $71. Considering the fact there were no tour dates near me, and the cost of a ticket had I been able to go to a show, I am very happy to score this flexi for what I did and think I got a great deal all things considered.RX Bandits - Covers - Copy

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