Beat Happening/Screaming Trees


Split EP

Homestead HMS-110 12" / HMS110-2 CD / HMS110-4 CS, released 1988 (U.S.)
53rd and 3rd AGARR 20T 12", released 1988 (UK)

A bit of a random EP...this collaboration, released on Homestead Records, was definitely more Beat Happening than Screaming Trees. All songs were collaborations of both bands, but there was really only one Screaming Trees song on the EP (Polly Pereguin). There were two different sleeves for the U.S. version of this record: one side had a picture with what looks to be Heather Lewis swinging at a doll head with a 2x4 and Mark Pickerel catching. The picture on the other side is of Mark Lanegan and Brett Lunsford sitting, I believe. The two versions of the sleeve vary as to which of these pictures was on the front. These appear to have been pressed at different times. The print quality of the two sleeves is different enough between the two sleeves that they were clearly done at different times. The vinyl also had two very different sets of labels. The two versions seem to show up with about the same regularity. There was also a UK pressing of the record on 53rd and 3rd Records. It seems that one only had one sleeve variant (with the Lewis/Pickerel pic on the front). That one is slightly harder to find.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
HMS-110 Black: Lewis-Pickerel Sleeve (U.S.) 20-30 4 Stable
HMS-110 Black: Lanegan-Lunsford Sleeve (U.S.) 20-30 4 Stable
53rd and 3rd Black (UK) 20-30 5 Stable
Lewis-Pickerel Sleeve Side A
Lewis-Pickerel Sleeve Side B
Lanegan-Lunsford Sleeve Side A
Lanegan-Lunsford Sleeve Side B
53rd and 3rd Side A
53rd and 3rd Side B
Test Pressing:  U.S. and UK: Black vinyl, plain white labels.

This page was last updated on February 25, 2022.

Screaming Trees 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.