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Seaweed - Compilations

Seaweed appeared on a great deal of compilations. Here are some of them. I have tried to limit the compilation entries here to the ones that contained tracks that did not appear on albums. Some definitely warranted mentioning, though.



Three's Company

Simple Machines SMR 002 7", released 1990

Includes the Seaweed track "Patchwork"

When Seaweed went on tour with Superchunk and Geek (Jenny Toomey's pre-Tsunami band), the bands decided to put out a joint 7". The single was a joint release between Simple Machines, Leopard Gecko, and Merge, but Simple Machines got the catalogue number, so I am calling it theirs. The insert was bigger than the sleeve, so it kind of sticks out all over the place. Translucent black vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SMR-002 Translucent Black 10-15 4 Stable
Sleeve Paper foldover

This page was last updated on February 26, 2020.

Estrus Lunch Bucket

Estrus ESBX1 3x7" Box / CD Box, released 1990

Includes the Seaweed track "Bewitched"

Estrus gets in on the fun - they had a few of these vinyl box sets (also released on CD). The Lunch Bucket was the first. It contained three 7"s, featuring 12 bands. The singles had catalogue numbers of ES-76, ES-77, and ES-78, and (as far as I know) were all on translucent black vinyl. I would not be surprised if a color vinyl version existed, as the later Estrus box sets all had color versions, but I have never seen one for the Lunch Bucket. The Seaweed track (on the third 7") was a Beat Happening cover. The boxes were hand-numbered out of 1,500, and came with trading cards for each of the 12 bands within. The box also has a handle stapled to the top. Apparently, there were an additional 125 copies or so that were named instead of numbered.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
ESBX1 3x7" Translucent Black (Numbered) 18-25 3 Down
ESBX1 3x7" Translucent Black (Named) 25-35 8 Volatile
Inserts
Trading Cards
Trading Cards

This page was last updated on February 7, 2020.

Estrus Half Rack ESBX3 3x7" Box / ESDX3 CD Box, released 1991

Includes the Seaweed track "Foggy Eyes"

Another Estrus box set, another Beat Happening cover by Seaweed. They also did this one on the Simple Machines Fortune Cookie Prize comp. This one definitely had a color vinyl version (1 7" on each of yellow, maroon, and red vinyl). The vinyl box set has two different tracks from the CD version, as the Mummies and Phantom Surfers didn't belive in CD technology. Came with a coaster and a matchbook. The color vinyl box goes for a lot more than the black one.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
ESBX3 3x7" Color 35-50 5 Stable
ESBX3 3x7" Translucent Black 20-30 2 Stable
Inserts

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Fortune Cookie Prize

Simple Machines SMR 007 LP / SMR CD 007 CD, released 1991

Includes the Seaweed song "Foggy Eyes" and the Velocity Girl song "Tales of Brave Aphrodite"

This was a Beat Happening tribute compilation released on Simple Machines. Black vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SMR 007 Black 6-10 2 Stable

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Metal CD Collection 14

Northern & Shell Productions MCD14 CD, released 1993

Includes the Seaweed tracks "Metal Gazer" / "Your Privilege"

This UK CD comp came with Metal CD Magazine Volume 2 Issue 2. It came with two Seaweed tracks (the last two tracks on Four. Not terribly hard to find. Not essential, either.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
MCD14 CD 3-5 5 Down

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The John Peel Sub Pop Sessions 1989-1993

Sub Pop SP254b CD, released 1993 (U.S.)

Strange Fruit/Sub Pop SFRCD126 CD (UK)

Includes the Seaweed tracks "Sit in Glass" and "She Cracked"

This was a collection of exactly what the title says...great John Peel recordings of Sub Pop bands. This was only ever released on CD. There is some exceptional material on here by many of the featured artists, though, so go check it out.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP254b CD 5-8 3 Stable
SFRCD126 CD 3-5 3 Stable

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Self Multilation Volume Three

Hippy Knight Records CREEP 012 7", released 1993

Includes the Seaweed track "Selfish (live)"

Seaweed continued the ever-increasing run of compilation appearances. This one was Australian, and came out on both purple and black vinyl. Both are common.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
CREEP 012 Purple 2-4 1 Down
CREEP 012 Black 1-3 1 Down
Sleeve Paper foldover

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Jabberjaw No. 4 - Good to the Last Drop

Mammoth MR0080 7", released 1994


Jabberjaw No. 5 - Good to the Last Drop

Mammoth MR0081-7 4x7" Box / MR0081-2 CD / MR 0081-4 Cassette, released 1994 (U.S.)

Mammoth MR0081-2 CD / MR 0081-4 Cassette (Canada)

Mammoth MR0081-4 Cassette (Malaysia)

Includes the Seaweed track "My Letters"

More comps. More Seaweed covers. This one is a great Fastbacks song. Translucent black vinyl. This 7" (sleeve and all) was part of the Jabberjaw No. 5 box set, which is a bit more expensive to procure.

I read that this 7" was never released separately, unlike its predecessors. I don't totally buy that. I got mine as a standalone, have seen several additional copies in stores. Plus, the box set has always been more expensive than the individual 7"s, so I can't see that many people breaking apart the sets to sell the 7"s by themselves. The box set was limited to 500 copies, and was somewhat expensive for a while, but the price has leveled off, if you can find it.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
MR0080 Translucent Black 7" 5-8 4 Stable
MR0081-7 4x7" Box 25-35 5 Stable
Sleeve Thick stock paper foldover

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West x North-South

Vagrant VR316-VR320 5x7" Box Set / VR 322c CD, released 1995

Includes the Seaweed track "Sing Through Me"

This is a great compilation. Major shining moments for many of the bands within. Face to Face's cover of the Descendents' "Bikeage" is excellent. The songs by Tilt and Alcohol Funnycar on here are great as well. The existence of the set in CD form drove down the value of the vinyl slightly, but it is still a great collector's piece. Still fairly easy to find.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
VR316 - VR320 Box Translucent Black 15-20 4 Stable
Sleeve Thick stock paper foldover x 5

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Oh, Merge - A Merge Records 10 Year Anniversary Compilation

Merge MRG162, released 2000

Includes the Seaweed track "Brand New Order"

One more Seaweed compilation apperance...this time for Merge's anniversary compilation. Never released on vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
MRG162 CD 1-3 1 Down

This page was last updated on October 5, 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: 50-199 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

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