Rarities is a compilation album by The Presidents of the United States of America. It was released exclusively in Japan on November 1, 1997. It includes early and live versions of songs from the band's first two albums, a few rare b-sides, and one brand new track, "Novocaine Hurricane". "Video Killed the Radio Star" is a cover of the song by The Buggles, which is a song the band has performed live at almost every concert they've done. They had previously released a live version of it as a b-side, and they later recorded another studio version for the soundtrack to The Wedding Singer (that version was also included on the band's next album, Pure Frosting). "Ça plane pour moi" is a cover of a French song by Plastic Bertrand. All songs by Chris Ballew and The Presidents of the United States of America unless otherwise noted.