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The Fluid

 

Punch n Judy

RayOn RAY0001, released 1986

Glitterhouse GR0022

The Fluid's first album. It was first released on a Colorado label called RayOn, which was specifically assembled to put this record out. It was picked up by the German label Glitterhouse, given one of the ugliest album covers in human history, and re-released with an extra track, "Graveyard Tramps." This was once a ridiculously difficult album to find. It took me three years pre-internet. Now, it shows up for auction every few months. The Glitterhouse version comes up more often than the RayOn one (and is also less expensive).

The record represented a significant moment in record producing history...the Fluid was Glitterhouse's first link to a Sub Pop band (even though they weren't one yet). Glitterhouse and Sub Pop maintained a relationship for many years.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
RayOn RAY0001 30-40 6 Stable
Glitterhouse GR0022 20-30 4 Stable

Recent Sales Data: RayOn Pressing:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2018 1 20 eBay
2017 5 30.00 Discogs, eBay

This page was last updated on January 6, 2019.

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Scarcity Score Definition
10 Near impossible: Fewer than 50 copies or publicly sold every few years
8-9 Very rare: 50-200 copies or publicly sold 1-2 times per year
6-7 Rare: 200-500 copies or publicly sold a few times a year
4-5 Medium: 500-1000 copies or publicly sold ~10 times a year
1-3 Common: 1000+ copies, readily available, or publicly sold 20+ times a year

Estimated values are based on recent auction results or online sales.
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