Hi, this blog will focus on my quest to find the extremely rare 7″ single “Det brinner en eld / Mörka ögon” by the swedish band Ratfab. The single was released in 1984 in Sweden only and about 500 copies were made. Upon release the single didn’t cause much of a buzz but in later years it has become highly sought after by collectors due to the fact that the cover is designed buy none other than Andy Warhol.
I’ve been collecting these “Warhol covers” for a few years and getting a hold of this single might prove to be an impossible dream. But considering it’s by a swedish band and that i’m swedish the odds should be a bit better compared to getting a hold of The Nation’s Nightmare or any other of the absolute rarest covers. It is quite possible though that this quest might last a lifetime.
Unfortunately i don’t have unlimited financial recources which will make it all a little bit more difficult. For a long time i’ve thought (dreamed) that it might be possible to find the album for $2-300 but those days are most likely over. The few times i’ve seen in on ebay and other sites the selling price has been much, much more than this. Hopefully sometime the stars will align and it will be my turn to put it on the turntable, but with the rising popularity of vinyl in general who knows when this will be. Most likely the prices on items like this will continue to rise so hopefully i can snatch one somewhere before the possibility is gone forever.
So here we go, wish me luck!