Don’t ask why, but we haven’t been able to shake the first-week sales tally of Satellite Party’s recently dumped Ultra Payloaded: 8,000 copies. Really! 8,000! Zamfir Goes To Zanzibar sold more than that.
And now that we’re two weeks away from Perry and friends’ auspicious debut, we can’t help but ask: How many people have already sold their copies back?
So we looked at how Ultra was doing at the online ships. This is all anecdotal evidence, of course: Many of these were no doubt unwanted promo copies, or copies that fell off a truck (a terrible, terrible truck). But it’s still a good look at how the album is doing so shortly after its release:
Okay, so that’s 76 copies (again, all anecdotal). But when you factor in all the brick-and-mortar stores in the country–especially Amoeba–there have got to be at least 200 or so used copies of this album floating around out there. Could this be the last straight-to-the-bins release of the physical-disc era? Or should we wait until the special deluxe edition of The Spaghetti Incident??