The Fluid


Punch N Judy

RayOn RAY0001, released 1986 (U.S.)
Glitterhouse GR0022, released 1987 (Germany)

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 in the pre-eBay world. 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 30-45 6 Stable
Glitterhouse GR0022 20-30 4 Stable
RayOn (U.S.)
Glitterhouse (Germany)
Recent Sales Data - RayOn Version:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2021 6 34 Discogs, eBay
2020 6 20 Discogs, eBay
2019 7 49 Discogs, eBay

This page was last updated on February 28, 2022.

The Fluid Index

Scarcity Score Definition
10 Near impossible: Fewer than 50 copies or publicly sold every few years
8-9 Very rare: 50-199 copies or publicly sold 1-2 times per year
6-7 Rare: 200-499 copies or publicly sold a few times a year
4-5 Medium: 500-999 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.