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 $350 mark, and has came down a bit at the end of 2008 with the weakening of the global economy and the British Pound.
I don't love this record. I think the White Stripes have their moments, but this
wasn't one of them. This record also began the very cool-looking
trend of split vinyl colors (they did this earlier with the Love as Laughter single, but this started the half & half trend). This one was half red and half white.
||Approximate value ($)
|SP527 Red & White Split (1300)
||Thick-stock paper foldover w/ insert attached
||Black vinyl, small hole, generic yellow Erika Records labels
||STOUTR: Sleeve, insert, red & white vinyl images