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Sub Pop Singles Club Version 2

The second run of the Singles Club had thick-stock paper sleeves.  They spared no expense.  Sub Pop resurrected the attached perforated Singles Club subscription forms for a good portion of this run, only discontinuing it when they knew they were bringing the project to an end.  When I originally assembled this page, I had fairly poor-quality images.  STOUTR was a tremendous help with this batch, providing a large portion of the scans on this page.  All of the test pressings I have seen from this batch have looked the same: black vinyl, small holes, generic yellow Erika Records test pressing labels.  Like this:

SP434 The Jesus and Mary Chain

Birthday b/w Hide Myself

Sub Pop SP434, released April 1998

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #1

The Singles Club is reborn.  2000 copies on clear blue vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP434 Blue (2000) 5
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, vinyl images

SP436 Modest Mouse

Never Ending Math Equation b/w Workin' on Leavin' the Livin'

Sub Pop SP436, released May 1998

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #2

2000 copies on clear red vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP436 Red (2000) 30-40
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, vinyl images

SP437 Sukpatch

Stolen Chrome b/w Bubble Shaff

Sub Pop SP437, released June 1998

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #3

2000 copies, all on white vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP437 White (2000) 5
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, vinyl images

SP438 Luna

Everybody's Talkin' b/w Fuzzy Wuzzy (demo)

Sub Pop SP438, released July 1998

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #4

1300 copies, all on clear yellow vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP438 Yellow (1300) 15-30
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, vinyl images

SP439 Team Dresch/Longstocking

Team Dresch - It's a Conversation b/w Longstocking - Never Nowhere

Sub Pop SP439, released August 1998

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #5

1300 copies, all on clear orange vinyl.  Very good Team Dresch song here.  It made me happy that Team Dresch and Sub Pop could put something together.  The value of this record has held steady over the better part of the past decade since its release.  I always figured it would appreciate, and it never really did.  Some of these had separate loose inserts in addition to the attached ones.  All were on orange vinyl, though there is some variation in the orange color form one to another - from a light orange to nearly (but not quite) red.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP439 Orange (1300) 12-15
Attached Insert
Loose Insert
Test Pressing
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, generic yellow Erika Records labels

SP442 Ron Sexsmith

You Alone b/w We'll Manage

Sub Pop SP442, released September 1998

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #6

1300 copies, all on clear light blue vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP442 Light Blue (1300) 5
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, vinyl images

SP443 Creeper Lagoon

The Fountain b/w Dear Deadly (Dogday version)

Sub Pop SP443, released October 1998

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #7

Limited to 1300 copies, all on clear yellow vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP443 Yellow (1300) 5
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, vinyl images

SP444 The Peechees

Dallas b/w If You Don't Know (Now You Know)

Sub Pop SP444, released November 1998

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #8

Limited to 1300 copies, all on (what else?) peach marble vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP444 Peach Marble (1300) 5-8
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached

SP447 Love as Laughter

Nude Hos b/w Watching Your Fingers

Sub Pop SP447, released December 1998

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #9

Limited to 1300 copies, all on blue & white vinyl.  Nice lookin' record.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP447 Blue & White (1300) 5-10
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached

SP448 Gary Lee Conner

Grasshopper's Dream b/w Behind the Smile

Sub Pop SP448, released January 1999

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #10

Limited to 1300 copies, all on clear red vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP448 Red (1300) 5
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached

SP451 The Get Up Kids

10 Minutes b/w Anne Arbour

Sub Pop SP451, released February 1999

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #11

Limited to 1300 copies, 1200 on black vinyl and 100 on clear vinyl. The clear vinyl version is very tough to come by, and is getting more and more expensive.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP451 Black (1200) 15-20
SP451 Clear (100) 125-150
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached

SP452 The Kent 3

The Sleeper b/w Hatsov Turod

Sub Pop SP452, released March 1999

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #12

Limited to 1300 copies, all on turquoise marble vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP452 Turquoise Marble (1300) 6-8
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached

SP458 Beachwood Sparks

Midsummer Daydream b/w Windows 65

Sub Pop SP458, released April 1999

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #13

1300 copies pressed, all on purple marble vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP458 Purple Marble (1300) 5
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, vinyl images

SP459 Dot Allison

Colour Me b/w Tomorrow Never Comes

Sub Pop SP459, released May 1999

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #14

1300 copies pressed, all on dark green marble vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP459 Dark Green Marble (1300) 5
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, vinyl images

SP462 Bonnie Prince Billy

Let's Start a Family b/w A Whorehouse is Any House

Sub Pop SP462, released June 1999

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #15

1300 copies pressed, all on clear pale blue vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP462 Light Blue (1300) 25-30
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, vinyl images

SP471 Pedro the Lion

Song A b/w Song B

Sub Pop SP471, released July 1999

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #16

Limited to 1300 copies, all on black vinyl.  Where is the line between "minimalist" and "uncreative"...?  Brilliant song titles, guys.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP471 Black (1300) 25-35
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, vinyl images

SP473 Rusty Willoughby

Here Come the Weakened b/w And the World Moves On

Sub Pop SP473, released August 1999

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #17

1300 copies pressed, all on white vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP473 White (1300) 5
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, vinyl images

SP472 Crooked Fingers

Atchafalayan Death Waltz b/w Juliette

Sub Pop SP472, released September 1999

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #18

1300 copies, all on green vinyl.  However, there is some color variation.  Most copies are solid green, but some are green marble.  Eric Bachmann was so much more interesting with Archers of Loaf...shouldn't there have been an Archers of Loaf Sub Pop single at some point?  It just seems as though it would have been a good fit.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP472 Green (1300) 15
SP472 Green Marble 25-33
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, green comparison images

SP474 The Catheters

Put It Together b/w Days Gone By

Sub Pop SP474, released October 1999

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #19

Limited to 1300 copies, all on sky blue marble vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP474 Light Blue Marble (1300) 5-10
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached

SP484 Mudhoney

 

Butterfly Stroke b/w Editions of You

Sub Pop SP484, released November 1999

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #20

Limited to 1300 copies, all on amber (cola) vinyl...sort of.  You can tell that the pressing was designed to be all the same color, but it just didn't work out that way.  The color varies quite a bit...many are on brown cola colored vinyl.  Some are on more of an orange-brown.  Others go to a reddish-brown.  The overall effect can be quite different.  Pricing on this one can vary a bit, but a normal one generally goes in the $12-15 range.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP484 Cola-Brown 12-20
SP484 Orange-Brown 15-20
SP484 Red-Brown 20-30
Sleeve Folded Poster
Credits STOUTR & Matt: Alternate brown and red-brown images

SP488 The Amazing Crowns

Chop Shop b/w Amateur Night

Sub Pop SP488, released December 1999

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #21

Limited to 1300 copies, all on clear blue vinyl.  Great band.  These guys were (are?) a lot of fun.  They'll always be Royal to me.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP488 Blue (1300) 5
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached

SP489 Fields of Gaffney

Cold Weather b/w Twilight

Sub Pop SP489, released January 2000

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #22

Limited to 1300 copies, all on blue marble vinyl.  Sorry for the particularly crappy picture quality here on the sleeve.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP489 Blue Marble (1300) 5
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, vinyl images

SP492 The Dead C

Stealth b/w The Factory

Sub Pop SP492, released February 2000

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #23

Mute STUMM143-1 (UK)

Limited to 1300 copies, supposedly all on black vinyl.  Then, suddenly, in May, 2009, someone showed up with a clear vinyl copy.  This is an incredibly scarce variation.  I have no idea how much it would sell for on the open market.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP492 Black (1300) 5
SP492 Clear 80-100?
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, black vinyl images
James B.: Clear image

SP496 Death Cab for Cutie

Underwater! b/w The Army Corps of Architects

Sub Pop SP496, released March 2000

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #24

Limited to 1300 copies, all on clear vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP496 Clear (1300) 30-40
Attached Insert
Insert 2
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, vinyl images

SP517 To Rococo Rot

Jacky b/w Crosby

Sub Pop SP517, released April 2000

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #25

Limited to 1300 copies, all on purple marble vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP517 Purple Marble (1300) 6-8
Attached Insert
Test Pressing
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, generic yellow Erika Records labels

SP494 The Yo-Yo's

Time of Your Life b/w Seven Shades of Blue

Sub Pop SP494, released May 2000

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #26

Limited to 1300 copies, all on yellow vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP494 Yellow (1300) 5
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, vinyl images

SP518 The Creatures

Take Mine b/w Sad Cunt

Sub Pop SP518, released June 2000

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #27

1300 copies, all on black vinyl.  Siouxsie + Sub Pop...what could possibly go wrong?  Oh...

Version Approximate value ($)
SP518 Black (1300) 5
Attached Insert
Test Pressing
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, generic yellow Erika Records labels

SP519 Trumans Water

Miss Spaceship b/w Radar 1941

Sub Pop SP519, released July 2000

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #28

Limited to 1300 copies, all on clear yellow vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP519 Yellow (1300) 5
Attached Insert
Test Pressing
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, generic yellow Erika Records labels

SP522 Quadrajets

Bad Mojo at the Border

Sub Pop SP522, released August 2000

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #29

Limited to 1300 copies, all on clear red vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP522 Red (1300) 5
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Test Pressing Black, white labels
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, vinyl images

SP523 Zeke

Jack Torrance b/w Evil Dead/Let's Go

Sub Pop SP523, released September 2000

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #30

How to make your record memorable: put Tad on the sleeve.  Limited to 1300 clear green copies.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP523 Green (1300) 10-15
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert images

SP524 Migala

The North of Fire b/w Sad Corner Song

Sub Pop SP524, released October 2000

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #31

Limited to 1300 copies, all on clear red vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP524 Red (1300) 5
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, vinyl images

SP537 Railroad Jerk

Old McNeil b/w Only One Thing

Sub Pop SP537, released November 2000

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #32

Limited to 1300 copies, all on clear vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP537 Clear (1300) 5
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, vinyl images

SP527 The White Stripes

Party of Special Things To Do b/w China Pig/Ashtray Heart

Sub Pop SP527, released December 2000

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #33

1300 copies on split red & white vinyl...aaaaaand suddenly Sub Pop mattered again.  Thank you very much, John Peel.  You know how it works...no matter how knowledgeable we like to think we are as collectors, at the end of the day, the UK drives the market.  This record showed up with some regularity on John Peel's radio show, and its value subsequently took off.  Between 2001 and 2002, the value skyrocketed.  I sold my first copy when I was unemployed in the summer of 2002 for over $150.  The value leveled off around the $350 mark, and has came down a bit at the end of 2008 with the weakening of the global economy and the British Pound. I don't love this record.  I think the White Stripes have their moments, but this wasn't one of them.  This record also began the very cool-looking trend of split vinyl colors (they did this earlier with the Love as Laughter single, but this started the half & half trend). This one was half red and half white.  Looks great.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP527 Red & White Split (1300) 250-275
Attached Insert
Test Pressing
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, generic yellow Erika Records labels
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, red & white vinyl images

SP538 The Anniversary

What's My Name? My Name is...What!? What!? b/w Tu-Whit To-Woo

Sub Pop SP538, released January 2001

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #34

Limited to 1300 copies, on both yellow marble and purple marble vinyl.  I don't know how many of each were pressed, but they seem to be sold with the same frequency.  However...there is also another version that has surfaced, on blue-purple marble vinyl.  Word is that there were about 50 of these pressed and given to the band.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP538 Yellow Marble 20-40
SP538 Purple Marble 20-40
SP538 Blue-Purple Marble 50-60
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, yellow, blue-purple images, blue-purple story
Stan: purple marble image

SP542 Johnny Dowd

Mother Love b/w Daddy's Girl

Sub Pop SP542, released February 2001

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #35

Limited to 1300 copies, all on clear yellow vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP542 Yellow (1300) 5
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, vinyl images

SP528 Bright Eyes

I Will Be Grateful For This Day. I Will Be Grateful For Each Day To Come. b/w When the Curious Girl Realizes She is Under the Glass Again

Sub Pop SP528, released March 2001

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #36

Limited to 1300 copies, all on green vinyl.  Some people loooooove Bright Eyes.  I don't get it.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP528 Green (1300) 50-60
Attached Insert
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, vinyl images

SP526 Strictly Ballroom

Fire b/w Fire (remix)

Sub Pop SP526, released April 2001

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #37

Limited to 1300 copies, all on blue vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP526 Blue (1300) 8-10
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, vinyl images

SP541 Kinski

Penthouse Suite b/w Please Remain Seated

Sub Pop SP541, released May 2001

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #38

Limited to 1300 copies, all on clear vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP541 Clear (1300) 10-15
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, vinyl images

SP539 Enon

The Nightmare of Atomic Men b/w Pollen Lane

Sub Pop SP539, released June 2001

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #39

Limited to 1300 copies, all on clear vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP539 Clear (1300) 12-15
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, vinyl images

SP543 The Tyde

The World's Strongest Man b/w Sullen Eyes

Sub Pop SP543, released July 2001

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #40

1300 copies, all on yellow vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP543 Yellow (1300) 5-10
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, vinyl images

SP572 Destroyer

The Music Lovers b/w The Spirit of Giving

Sub Pop SP572, released August 2001

Sub Pop Singles Club single #41

Limited to 1300 copies, all on clear vinyl.  The price varies wildly for this one.  I once got one for $8, and another sold for $35 five days later.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP572 Clear (1300) 20-40
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, vinyl images

SP573 J Mascis

Leaving on a Jet Plane b/w Too Hard

Sub Pop SP573, released September 2001

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #42

Limited to 1300 copies, all on clear yellow vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP573 Yellow (1300) 15-20
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, vinyl images

SP574 Pretty Girls Make Graves

More Sweet Soul b/w If You Hate Your Friends, You're Not Alone

Sub Pop SP574, released October 2001

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #43

Limited to 1300 copies, all on light blue & black split vinyl.  This band was great. These were not their two best songs by any stretch, but they did have many highlights.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP574 Light Blue & Black Split (1300) 15-20
Test Pressing
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, generic yellow Erika Records labels

SP581 The Mountain Goats

Jam Eater Blues b/w Store/Straight Six

Sub Pop SP581, released November 2001

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #44

Limited to 1300 copies, all on tan & purple split (i.e. peanut butter & jelly) vinyl.  This one can sell for a fair amount.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP581 Tan & Purple Split (1300) 50-60
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, vinyl images

SP582 Carissa's Wierd

You Should Be Hated Here b/w Suedehead (Morissey)

Sub Pop SP582, released December 2001

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #45

Yes, they are spelling "weird" that way intentionally.  It still makes me twitch.  I don't want to talk about it.  Limited to 1300 copies, all on solid pink vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP582 Solid Pink (1300) 5-8
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, vinyl images

SP588 Mazarin

Memories Change in Patterns b/w Only Colombe

Sub Pop SP588, released January 2002

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #46

Limited to 1300 copies, all on red vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP588 Red (1300) 5
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, vinyl images

SP570 Rye Coalition

Got This Thing on the Move b/w Whole Lotta Rosie

Sub Pop SP570, released Februray 2002

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #47

Limited to 1300 copies, all on clear blue vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP570 Blue (1300) 5
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, vinyl images

SP598 Iron and Wine

Call Your Boys b/w Dearest Forsaken

Sub Pop SP598, released March 2002

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #48

Limited to 1300 copies, all on clear vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP598 Clear (1300) 45-60
Sleeve Thick-stock paper foldover
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, vinyl images

SP602 Ugly Casanova

Diggin' Holes b/w Baby's Clean Conscience

Sub Pop SP602, released March 2001

Sub Pop Singles Club V2 BONUS

Limited to 1300 copies, all on clear yellow vinyl.  The swan song...a bonus Ugly Casanova single.  While generally not my style, this one is pretty good.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP602 Yellow (1300) 40-50
Sleeve Thick-stock paper gatefold
Credits STOUTR: Sleeve, vinyl images
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