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A Record Collector's Guide

Sub Pop Singles Club Version 1

This page details the entire series of the first Sub Pop Singles Club, which covered 61 titles (63 records) from November 1988 to December 1993. These singles are all also covered within my even more extensive Sub Pop Singles By Catalogue Number pages (see menu).

SP23 Nirvana

 

Love Buzz b/w Big Cheese

Sub Pop SP23 7", released November 1988 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #1

Nirvana's legendary first single. 1,000 hand-numbered copies, 200 additional copies with red marker across the number space on the sleeve. All are on transparent black vinyl. The value fluctuates a bit on this record, but $2000 is the minimum these days. Even if you catch it in a downswing, though, it will cost you an awful lot of money. For some reason, the "red stripe" copies seem to sell for more than the numbered ones, which never made any sense to me. It's the same record...these were just theoretically used as promos. Of course, the most valuable copies are the low numbers. Again, it's the same record. People just like low numbers.

There are more complete guides out there, but the basic ways to recognize a real one are: 1. The names Alice Wheeler and Susan Sasic on the back of the sleeve are legible. 2. The side A trail-off wax reads: Why don't you trade those guitars for shovels? L-31540 SP-23-A kdisc; side B reads: L-31540X SP-23-B kdisc.

Check out the Love Buzz owner's list over at lovebuzz7.com, recently reconstituted from the sadly defunct sliver.it.

Please note that there are MANY bootlegs out there. They are not terribly difficult to spot once you know what to look for. Remarkably, the bootlegs also sell for a considerable amount of money...at one point back in 2008, the fakes were going for over $300. Asinine.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP23 Translucent Black - Hand-numbered Sleeve 2200-2500 5 Stable
SP23 Translucent Black - Red marker stripe Sleeve 2000-2500 7 Volatile
Test Pressing
Sleeve Paper foldover, hand-numbered or w/ red stripe in place of a number
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 17, 2019.

SP26 Sonic Youth/Mudhoney Split 7"

 

Touch Me I'm Sick b/w Halloween

Sub Pop SP26 7", released December 1988 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #2

Glitterhouse GR0056 12", released 1989 (Germany)

Blast First BFFP 46 12", released 1989 (UK)

500 on clear vinyl and 2,500 on translucent black (some may be on solid black). Sonic Youth and Mudhoney cover each other. A classic.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP26 Clear 35-50 5 Stable
SP26 Translucent Black 15-25 2 Down
Test Pressing
Sleeve Paper foldover
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 17, 2019.

SP28 Flaming Lips

Drug Machine b/w Strychnine/(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding

Sub Pop SP28 7", released January 1989 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #3

Glitterhouse GR0043 7", released 1989 (Germany)

1,500 copies, all on black vinyl. Many of these are on solid black vinyl, but some are out there on translucent black. Based on the number of these I have seen, I would guess it is about 2:1 solid/translucent. A version of this record also appeared for sale in 2017 with a small center hole. I had never seen this before. Looks to be very scarce.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP28 Black 20-25 2 Stable
SP28 Translucent Black 20-25 4 Stable
SP28 Black, Small Center Hole 35-45 9 N/A
Test Pressing
Sleeve Paper foldover
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 17, 2019.

SP29 Les Thugs

Chess and Crimes b/w Sunday Time

Sub Pop SP29 7", released February 1989 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #4

1,500 copies, all on black vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP29 Black 10-15 2 Stable
Test Pressing
Sleeve Paper foldover
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 17, 2019.

SP30 Helios Creed

Nothing Wrong b/w The Sky

Sub Pop SP30 7", released March 1989 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #5

1,500 copies, all on black vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP30 Black 6-10 2 Stable
Sleeve Paper foldover

This page was last updated on October 17, 2019.

SP32 The Afghan Whigs

I Am the Sticks b/w White Trash Party

Sub Pop SP32 7", released April 1989 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #6

Limited to 1500 copies, all on black vinyl. This single was one one of the songs that originally got me into this band. The version of "White Trash Party" on this single is a different version from the one that was released on the Up in It album.

After many years, I came across an interesting copy that contained an early loose Singles Club insert (pics below). This one appears to have been designed specifically for this release.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP32 Black 20-30 4 Stable
Loose Insert
Test Pressing
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels.

This page was last updated on October 10, 2019.

SP35 Mad Daddys

Take Me Back to Woodstock b/w Alligator Wine

Sub Pop SP35 7", released May 1989 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #7

Limited to 1,500 copies, all on black vinyl. The labels are misnumbered; they say it is SP31...it isn't.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP35 Black 3-5 2 Down
Sleeve Paper foldover

This page was last updated on October 17, 2019.

SP37 Tad/Pussy Galore Split 7"

Damaged I b/w Damaged II

Sub Pop SP37 7", released June 1989 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #8

Limited to 2,500 copies, all on black vinyl. Both bands cover Black Flag songs. This was the first real appearance of the Singles Club enrollment form insert. The inserts started showing up with every Sub Pop single for a year or two in this photocopied cutout format, before eventually giving way to the attached printed insert.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP37 Black 20-25 1 Stable
Loose Insert
Sleeve Paper foldover

This page was last updated on October 17, 2019.

SP39 Das Damen

Sad Mile b/w Making Time

Sub Pop SP39 7", released July 1989 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #9

Limited to 1,500 copies, all on black vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP39 Black 5-8 2 Stable
Loose Insert
Sleeve Paper foldover
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 17, 2019.

SP40 Rapeman

Inki's Butt Crack b/w Song Number One

Sub Pop SP40 7", released August 1989 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #10

Limited to 2,500 copies, 1,000 on clear vinyl and 1,500 on black vinyl. The clear vinyl version can occasionally be expensive, but it has settled into a consistent range.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP40 Clear 35-45 4 Stable
SP40 Black 25-30 2 Stable
Loose Insert
Test Pressing
Sleeve Paper foldover
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 17, 2019.

SP43 Lazy Cowgirls

Loretta b/w Hybrid Moments

Sub Pop SP43 7", released September 1989 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club single #11

Limited to 2,000 copies, 1,000 on clear vinyl and 1,000 on black vinyl. I always thought there were 1,200 clear, but Sub Pop says it was 1,000, so...well, I am going with that.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP43 Clear 10-15 4 Stable
SP43 Black 8-12 4 Stable
Loose Insert
Test Pressing
Sleeve Paper foldover
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels. Mislabeled as "SP44" on one label on the copy that I have. "Mudhoney SP44" is also written on the sleeve.

This page was last updated on October 17, 2019.

SP46 Lonely Moans

Shoot the Cool b/w Texas Love Goat

Sub Pop SP46 7", released October 1989 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club single #12

Limited to 2,000 copies, 1,200 on red vinyl and 800 on black vinyl. The test pressing of this record was on purple vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP46 Red 5-8 3 Down
SP46 Black 4-6 4 Stable
Loose Insert
Test Pressing - Maroon
Test Pressing - Purple
Sleeve Paper foldover
Test Pressing Purple or maroon vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 17, 2019.

SP51 Honeymoon Killers

Get It Hot b/w Gettin' Hot

Sub Pop SP51 7", November 1989 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #13

2000 copies pressed, 1200 on red vinyl and 800 on black vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP51 Red 8-12 3 Stable
SP51 Black 5-8 4 Stable
Loose Insert
Sleeve Paper foldover

This page was last updated on October 18, 2019.

SP52 Fugazi

Song # 1 b/w Joe# 1/Break-in

Sub Pop SP52 7", December 1989 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #14

This single has the distinction of being the only Fugazi record not on Dischord (so I'm told). 2,000 copies pressed, 1,200 on green vinyl and 800 on black vinyl. It has a weird sleeve, pressed on velum and laid over a beige inner sleeve. The green one, while more common, is more expensive. The price has been all over the place in recent years.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP52 Green 40-90 4 Volatile
SP52 Black 30-50 3 Stable
Loose Insert
Printed Inner Sleeve
Sleeve Velum foldover foldover w/ inner velum sleeve and paper insert
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 18, 2019.

SP58 L7

Shove b/w Packin' a Rod

Sub Pop SP58 7", released January 1990 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #15

Sub Pop SP1/105 7", released 1990 (Germany)

3,000 copies pressed: 1,200 on green and 1,800 on black. The German version had a different picture on the sleeve and a different b-side ("Fast").

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP58 Green 25-35 4 Stable
SP58 Black 8-12 3 Stable
SP1/105 Black 8-12 3 Stable
Loose Insert
Test Pressing
Sleeve Paper foldover
Test Pressing Black vinyl, white labels, small hole
Rumors Scrapped red version

This page was last updated on April 5, 2020.

SP50 Dwarves

She's Dead b/w Fuckhead

Sub Pop SP50 7", released February 1990 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #16

Limited to 3,000 copies, 1,500 on white vinyl and 1,500 on black vinyl. There are solid and translucent black versions, but the translucent black is MUCH more common. There was a rumor that there was a second pressing of this one of about 50 on purple vinyl. I have never been convinced of this and have never seen one.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP50 White 25-30 2 Stable
SP50 Translucent Black 12-15 Stable
SP50 Black 15-18 Stable
Loose Insert
Sleeve Paper foldover
Rumors Purple vinyl version. If anyone has one of these, please email me and send pics.

This page was last updated on October 17, 2019.

SP53 Big Chief

Chrome Helmet b/w Blowout Kit

Sub Pop SP53 7", released March 1990 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #17

3000 copies pressed, 1500 on white vinyl and 1500 on black vinyl. Okay, the insert situation is a little screwy with this record. Many just came with the normal loose paper insert (see A below). I found one that clearly had not been touched since its release, though. It contained a catalogue that had insert A incorporated into it (see B below), along with a credit card survey printed on dot matrix paper (C). Then...I heard from somebody who received two band photographs along with their copy. So basically, you never know what you will find inside one of these.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP53 White (1500) 4-6 2 Stable
SP53 Black (1500) 2-4 2 Stable
Loose Insert
Insert B - Side 1
Insert B - Side 2
Insert C
Photo Insert
Sleeve Paper foldover
Credits Keith: Band photo insert image

This page was last updated on October 18, 2019.

SP65 Lubricated Goat

Meating My Head b/w 20th Century Rake

Sub Pop SP65 7", released April 1990 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #18

3500 copies total: 2000 on gold (yellow), 1500 on black.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP65 Yellow (2000) 6-8 2 Stable
SP65 Black (1500) 6-8 2 Stable
Loose Insert
Test Pressing
Sleeve Paper foldover
Test Pressing Black vinyl, white labels, large hole
Credits Costa: Test pressing image

This page was last updated on October 19, 2019.

SP66 Babes in Toyland

House b/w Arriba

Sub Pop SP66 7", released May 1990 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #19

Limited to 3500 copies, 2000 on gold (yellow) vinyl, 1500 on black vinyl. When I was selling my last big set of records, someone emailed me to tell me of a red vinyl version of this one. He said that there were a few made, but they didn't play correctly, so they were scrapped. He also said that there was a version of the sleeve with an alternate picture on it. I am skeptical. I have never seen of heard of either of these things before or since. It is a rumor, though, so I am including it.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP66 Yellow (2000) 10-15 2 Stable
SP66 Black (1500) 10-15 2 Stable
Loose Insert
Test Pressing
Sleeve Paper foldover
Test Pressing Black vinyl, white labels, large hole

This page was last updated on October 19, 2019.

SP71 Thee Headcoats

Time Will Tell b/w Davey Crockett (Gabba-Hay!)

Sub Pop SP71 7", released June 1990 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #20

Limited to 4000 copies, 2000 on blue vinyl and 2000 on black vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP71 Blue 8-12 2 Stable
SP71 Black 8-12 2 Stable
Attached Insert
Sleeve Paper foldover w/ insert attached

This page was last updated on October 19, 2019.

SP72 Rollins Band

I Know You b/w Earache My Eye

Sub Pop SP72 7", released July 1990 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #21

Limited to 4,000 copies, 2,000 on color vinyl (pink marble and red) and 2,000 on black vinyl. The red ones are by far the rarest. I don't know precisely how many red copies were pressed, but I probably see one red for every 10-15 pink ones I come across. There are also several variations of the pink version. There is an in-between-colors version, which is a combination of the pink and black, which basically ends up basically being purple. I consider it part of the pink set. There are some normal pink ones that have bits of brown in them, and there are some darker pink marble copies. I have included scans below.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP72 Pink Marble 8-12 1 Stable
SP72 Black 8-12 1 Stable
SP72 Red 12-20 6 Down
Attached Insert
Sleeve Paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Hot pink marble, pink marble w/ brown images

This page was last updated on October 19, 2019.

SP75 Sister Ray

The King b/w Push Me

Sub Pop SP75 7", released August 1990 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #22

Limited to 4000 copies: 2500 on green marble vinyl and 1500 on black vinyl. The test pressings were on green marble vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP75 Green Marble (2500) 2-4 1 Down
SP75 Black (1500) 1-3 2 Down
Attached Insert
Test Pressing
Sleeve Paper foldover w/ insert attached
Test Pressing Green marble vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 20, 2019.

SP76 Unsane

Vandal-X b/w Streetsweeper

Sub Pop SP76 7", released September 1990 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #23

This single was the source of some confusion at one point. An early discography listed it as a 4,000-copy pressing, with 2,500 on green vinyl and 1500 on black. The pressing plant must have been short on the green, because it ended up being 2,500 yellow and 1,500 black. The yellow ones are mostly yellow marble, but there are also some clear yellow copies available. They are much rarer. It seems that whatever was included in the pressing that made it opaque and marbled with white ran out, leaving a handful of clear yellow copies. Most have slight white marbling, and some have bits of black marbling (which happened as the pressing transitioned from yellow to black). Check out the comparative pictures below. From a collecting standpoint, the prices of the yellow ones have dropped a lot. People don't seem to distinguish much between yellow marble and clear yellow - they seem all lumped in together these days.

To confuse things, though...a small quantity of green marble copies that made it to the market. They are by far the rarest variety. A fellow collector got one from a former Sub Pop employee, who said that there were 50 of these made and given to the band. I would believe this figure, based on the market scarcity. They are very tough to come by.

But wait, there's more! In December, 2009, I happened upon an even rarer version of the green Unsane record. There is a mispressed version on green marble vinyl, for which the wrong plate was used on side A. Instead of Vandal-X, the A-side is from SP74 Beat Happening, and the B-side is from the correct Unsane record. As soon as I realized this, I checked the other green copy I had, and that one was the correct Unsane record on both sides. The mispress is Beat Happening on A, and Unsane on B, with Unsane sleeve and labels. I sold that copy long ago, and a couple of other mispresses have shown up since. It sells for a lot.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP76 Yellow Marble 8-12 1 Down
SP76 Black 10-15 2 Down
SP76 Clear Yellow 10-15 5 Down
SP76 Green Marble 60-90 9 Volatile
SP76 Green Marble Mispress 150-200 10 Volatile
Attached Insert
Test Pressing
Yellow Marble
Black
Semi-opaque/Clear Yellow
Clear Yellow
Green Marble
Sleeve Paper foldover w/ insert attached
Test Pressing Green marble vinyl, small hole, plain white labels
Recent Sales Data: Green Vinyl:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2019 1 90 Discogs
2018 2 79 Discogs, eBay
2017 0 N/A N/A

Recent Sales Data: Green Vinyl Mispress:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2018-19 0 N/A N/A
2017 2 175 Discogs, eBay

This page was last updated on October 20, 2019.

SP83 Soundgarden

Room a Thousand Years Wide b/w H.I.V. Baby

Sub Pop SP83 7", released September 1990 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club Bonus

Limited to 5,000 copies, 1,500 on purple vinyl and 3,500 on black vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP83 Purple Marble 30-45 3 Stable
SP83 Black 10-20 1 Stable
Attached Insert
Test Pressing
Sleeve Paper foldover w/ insert attached
Test Pressing Orange-peach marble vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 20, 2019.

SP88 Poster Children

Thinner, Stronger b/w Pointed Stick

Sub Pop SP88 7", released October 1990 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #24

Limited to 4500 copies, 3000 on pinkish-red marble vinyl and 1500 on black vinyl. Some will call the color vinyl version of this single pink, some will call it red. It's the same thing, in this case.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP88 Pink-Red Marble 2-4 1 Down
SP88 Black 1-3 3 Down
Attached Insert
Test Pressing
Sleeve Paper foldover w/ insert attached
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 20, 2019.

SP86 Poison Idea

Taken By Surprise b/w We Got the Beat

Sub Pop SP86 7", released November 1990 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #25

Limited to 4,500 copies, 3,000 on mint green marble vinyl and 1,500 on black vinyl. Much like many of the other records listed here, the color vinyl version usually sells for more, even though there are twice as many in existence. People like pretty colors...

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP86 Mint Green Marble 10-15 1 Down
SP86 Black 10-15 3 Stable
Attached Insert
Sleeve Paper foldover w/ insert attached

This page was last updated on October 20, 2019.

SP96 The Reverend Horton Heat

Psychobilly Freakout b/w Baby, You Know Who

Sub Pop SP96 7", released December 1990 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #26

Limited to 6,500 copies. Based on the pressing patterns of that time period, I always thought the breakdown was 3,500 on blue marble vinyl and 3000 on black, but Sub Pop says there were 4,000 on blue, which means the black one is much rarer. It is usually cheaper, though. Just to confuse us, Sub Pop released the Smoke 'Em if You Got 'Em album with the same catalogue number. Take that, rationality.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP96 Blue Marble 10-15 1 Stable
SP96 Black 10-15 2 Stable
Attached Insert
Sleeve Paper foldover w/ insert attached
Credits STOUTR: Blue-black mix image

This page was last updated on October 21, 2019.

SP97 The Fluid/Nirvana Split 7"

Candy (live) b/w Molly's Lips (live)

Sub Pop SP97 7", released January 1991 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #27

7,500 total pressed - 4,000 on green marble vinyl, 3,500 on black. The green marble ones had varying degrees of marbling. There are even some that are solid green (see pic below). Copies that are solid green or those that are mixes of green and black vinyl command much more money. The more the green and black are mixed, the more they fetch. Some fakes have surfaced of the black version - these can be recognized by the matrix codes, which are machine-stamped SP-97A X / SP-97B X, while the real thing has longer, handwritten matrix codes - SP-97-A Kdisc ch L-37037 LATER / SP-97-B Kdisc ch L-37037x LATER.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP97 Green Marble 40-60 1 Stable
SP97 Black 35-45 1 Stable
SP97 Solid Green 100-150 9 Volatile
SP97 Green/Black Mix 300-400 10 Volatile
Attached Insert
Test Pressing
Black
Green Marble
Solid Green
Green/Black Mix
Sleeve Paper foldover w/ Singles Club form attached
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, white labels

Recent Sales Data: Solid Green Vinyl:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2019 1 100 Discogs
2018 0 N/A N/A
2017 2 244 Discogs, eBay

Recent Sales Data: Green/Black Mix:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2017-19 0 N/A N/A

This page was last updated on October 21, 2019.

SP102 Velvet Monkeys

Rock the Nation b/w Why Don't We Do It in the Road?

Sub Pop SP102 7", released February 1991 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #28

Limited to 7,000 copies, 4,000 on clear vinyl and 3,000 on black vinyl. This one can be found at any record store in the world at any time. I am convinced this is true.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP102 Clear 2-4 1 Stable
SP102 Black 1-3 1 Stable
Attached Insert
Test Pressing
Sleeve Paper foldover w/ insert attached
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 21, 2019.

SP103 Unrest

A Factory Record

Deaf/UFO b/w Sex Machine/When It All Comes Down

Sub Pop SP103 7", released March 1991 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #29

Limited to 7,000 copies, 4,000 on lilac vinyl and 3,000 on black. Well...at least I thought it was that simple. Many people call the lilac one pink. That's a fair assessment. Slightly misleading, though. It's more of a lavender (and officially, it's lilac). I thought there was no pink one. Then I found a pink one. Oops. It looks like it is part of the lilac pressing, but that they ran out of the marbling colors. The result: it's pink, and rather rare. See pics. In real life, it is more pink than in the picture. It is a distinct difference. Now, acquiring one of the pink ones might be an annoying exercise, since so many people call the lilac one pink. But it's not impossible.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP103 Lilac 8-10 1 Stable
SP103 Black 3-5 1 Stable
SP103 Pink 5-10 6 Down
Attached Insert
Test Pressing
Sleeve Paper foldover w/ insert attached
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 21, 2019.

SP108 Shonen Knife

Neon Zebra b/w Bear Up Bison

Sub Pop SP108 7", released April 1991 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #30

Limited to 5,000 grey copies. This was one of the records that was pressed in Germany.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP108 Grey 3-5 1 Down
Attached Insert
Sleeve Paper foldover w/ insert attached

This page was last updated on October 21, 2019.

SP109 Urge Overkill

Now That's the Barclords! b/w What's This Generation Coming To

Sub Pop SP109 7", released May 1991 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #31

Limited to 5,000 copies, all on neon yellow vinyl. This was another in the brief German pressing era.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP109 Neon Yellow 3-5 1 Down
Attached Insert
Sleeve Paper foldover w/ insert attached

This page was last updated on October 21, 2019.

SP121 V/A

Tribute to Alice Cooper - Sonic Youth/Gumball/Laughing Hyenas/These Immortal Souls

Sub Pop SP121 2x7", released June 1991 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #32/33

This was sent out as a double single, and so it counted and the June and July Singles Club singles. Limited to 5,500 copies, mostly on black vinyl, with a handful on blue-gray marble vinyl. The blue-gray set is really difficult to get. I'm not sure it was really supposed to be pressed in blue. The A-side label says "Limited Edition Black Vinyl," and the D-side label says, "they're all black, sucker." I found a blue-gray copy after a very long search, and I paid a ton at the time. The price has come down, but it's still a tough find.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP121 Black 8-12 1 Down
SP121 Blue-Grey 35-50 8 Down
Test Pressing - Side A
Test Pressing - Side C
Sleeve Paper foldover
Test Pressing Black vinyl, large hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 23, 2019.

SP115 Come

Car b/w Last Mistake

Sub Pop SP115 7", released August 1991 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #34

Sub Pop SP35/192 - Car 12"/CDS (Germany)

Limited to 4,500 copies, all on white vinyl. From this point on, most of the rest of the singles were predominantly released on a single color of vinyl, which made things easier, but much less interesting. There were a few notable exceptions...keep reading...

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP115 White 2-4 1 Stable
Test Pressing
Sleeve Full cardboard matte
Test Pressing Grey, white labels
Credits Costa: Test pressing image

This page was last updated on October 21, 2019.

SP119 Gorilla

Detox Man b/w Sober

Sub Pop SP119 7", released September 1991 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #35

Limited to 4,500 copies, all on grey marble vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP119 Grey Marble 1-3 1 Down
Test Pressing
Sleeve Full cardboard matte
Test Pressing Grey vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 21, 2019.

SP134 Gories

Give Me Some Money b/w You Don't Love Me

Sub Pop SP134 7", released October 1991 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #36

Limited to 4,500 copies, almost all on red vinyl. This one is fun for so many reasons, not the least of which is the band covers Spinal Tap. The Dirtbombs' later popularity caused the value of this single to rise. An early discography cited this as "100 copies on red, 1500 copies on blue marble, 2900 copies on pink". This is very, very wrong. That may have been the original plan for the pressing of this single, but it did not work out that way. Almost every copy is on red vinyl. However...there are very few blue marble and pink copies out there. I thought for a while that they were equally rare, but I have since seen a lot more blue copies over the years, and the prices now reflect this. Blue ones have come way down, while pink prices have remained high. Regardless, they are both scarce.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP134 Red 12-20 1 Down
SP134 Blue Marble 25-35 6 Down
SP134 Pink 75-100 8 Stable
Sleeve Full cardboard matte

This page was last updated on October 23, 2019.

SP135 Love Battery

Foot b/w Mr. Soul

Sub Pop SP135 7", released November 1991 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #37

4,500 copies released on green marble vinyl. It can be found with varying degrees of marbling, with some appraoching more of a solid green (that is rarer). "Mr. Soul" is a Buffalo Springfield cover.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP135 Green Marble 3-5 1 Stable
Test Pressing
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels
Sleeve Full cardboard

This page was last updated on October 23, 2019.

SP136 Green Magnet School

Singed b/w Slipper

Sub Pop SP136 7", released December 1991 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #38

Limited to 4,000 copies, all on gold (yellow) vinyl. Super common.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP136 Yellow 1-3 1 Stable
Sleeve Full glossy

This page was last updated on October 23, 2019.

SP137 Tsunami/Velocity Girl

Left Behind b/w Warm/Crawl

Sub Pop SP137 7", released January 1992 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #39

Limited to 4,000 copies, all on pink vinyl. Easy to find.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP137 Pink 3-5 1 Stable
Sleeve Full glossy

This page was last updated on October 23, 2019.

SP140 V/A

Smells Like Smoked Sausages 2x7"

Tar - Deep Throw/Cows - My Girl/Helmet - Oven/Surgery - Our Demise/Vertigo - Dynamite Cigar/Helios Creed - Hideous Greed/Boss Hog - Fire of Love/God Bullies - Bullet

Sub Pop SP140, released February 1992 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #40/41

As a double single, this counted as the February and March Singles Club installments. Limited to 5,000 copies, all on pink vinyl - the first record is on clear pink vinyl, and the second is on pink marble vinyl. It also came with a two-sided pink insert correcting the completely mixed-up track listing on the sleeve. It also advertised upcoming releases and merch. These are pretty common.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP140 Pink/Pink Marble 6-10 1 Down
Insert - Side 1
Insert - Side 2
Test Pressing - Side A
Test Pressing - Side C
Sleeve Paper foldover
Test Pressing Yellow vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 23, 2019.

SP149 Mecca Normal b/w Kreviss

You Heard It All/Broken Flowers b/w Going To Hell

Sub Pop SP149, released April 1992 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #42

3,500 copies, all on dark green marble vinyl...it's a really great color of vinyl, and I don't think it was ever used again for Sub Pop. Very common record, though.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP149 Dark Green Marble 1-3 1 Down
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Blue-green marble vinyl (like one of the versions of SP142 above), small hole, plain white labels.

This page was last updated on October 23, 2019.

SP148 Pain Teens

Death Row Eyes b/w The Smell

Sub Pop SP148 7", released May 1992 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #43

Limited to 3,285 copies...no, really. Those numbers actually came from Sub Pop. There were 1,841 blue marble copies, 1,234 on white vinyl, and a mere 210 on aqua colored vinyl. The aqua is a green color (some are more green than others). Some confuse the blue with the aqua. When you see them side by side, it is very easy to tell the difference. It seems that there is quite the color range for the blue copies, from dark blue marble to light powder blue. The powder blue ones are clearly a subset of the 1841 blue marble copies, but exactly how many are on powder blue vinyl, we will never know. It is pretty rare.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP148 Blue Marble 4-6 2 Stable
SP148 White 3-5 3 Down
SP148 Aqua Marble 8-12 6 Down
SP148 Powder Blue Marble 10-20 8 Down
Blue Marble
White
Aqua Marble
Powder Blue Marble
Sleeve Full glossy
Credits Gregg Conover: pointed out the powder blue version

This page was last updated on October 23, 2019.

SP154 Rocket from the Crypt

Normal Carpet Ride b/w Where are the Fuckers/Slumber Queen/Flip the Bird

Sub Pop SP154 7", released June 1992 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #44

Limited to 2,916 copies, all on blue vinyl. The unconditional love of Rocket from the Crypt meets Sub Pop...two of my collecting worlds colliding. A fabulous single. The test pressings are on black vinyl. I understand why some collectors don't go after test pressings, but this release supports why I do: there were only what, 8-10 test pressings, right? That means that there were only 8-10 copies of this one pressed on black vinyl total, since all of the released ones were on blue. I pursue test presses anyway, but if the test press is a different color than the final release, it ratchets up my interest even more.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP154 Blue 10-12 1 Stable
Test Pressing
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Black vinyl, plain white labels

This page was last updated on January 5, 2020.

SP155 Codeine

Realize b/w Broken-Hearted Wine

Sub Pop SP155 7", released July 1992 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #45

Limited to 2,933 copies, almost entirely on clear vinyl. There are very few copies on white vinyl on the market. It is not easy to find. Despite its scarcity, it usually doesn't sell for that much.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP155 Clear 8-12 1 Stable
SP155 White 8-12 6 Down
Sleeve Full cardboard matte

This page was last updated on October 23, 2019.

SP158 Crackerbash

Nov. 1 b/w Halloween Candy

Sub Pop SP158 7", released August 1992 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #46

Limited to 2,752 copies, all on lavender marble vinyl. Common.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP158 Lavender Marble 1-3 1 Stable
Sleeve Full glossy

This page was last updated on October 23, 2019.

SP159 Mono Men

Skin and Bones b/w Comanche

Sub Pop SP159 7", released September 1992 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #47

Limited to 2,746 copies, all on blue marble vinyl. The degree of marbling varies from one copy to another. There are some out there that are basically solid blue.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP159 Blue Marble 6-10 1 Stable
SP59 Solid Blue 10-15 5 Stable
Test Pressing
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Turquoise marble vinyl, small hole, plain white labels
Credits Gregg Conover: solid blue image

This page was last updated on October 23, 2019.

SP173 Big Damn Crazyweight

Might as Well b/w Off That Cow

Sub Pop SP173 7", released October 1992 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #48

Limited to 2,341 copies, all on yellow vinyl. See how easy this is when there's only one color? Where's the fun in that, though?

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP173 Yellow 1-3 1 Stable
Test Pressing
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 24, 2019.

SP174 Antiseen

We Got This Far (Without You) b/w (We Will Not) Remember You

Sub Pop SP174 7", released November 1992 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #49

Limited to 2,205 copies, all on "magenta" vinyl. They call it magenta. Yeah, it's red. I suppose it has a slight pink tint to it...but really, it's red. Come on, now, people.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP174 Magenta 3-5 1 Down
Test Pressing
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 24, 2019.

SP180 Jon Spencer

Big Yule Log Boogie b/w My Christmas Wish

Sub Pop SP180 7", released December 1992 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #50

Limited to 2,218 copies, all on green vinyl...in theory...however, I came across a Wolverton Brothers single in 2007 on a clear-grey vinyl that I had never seen before. Well, on Sub Pop's discography page, I noticed this:

"SP180 - JOHN SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION - BIG YULE LOG BOOGIE / MY CHRISTMAS WISH - GREEN VINYL (SOME FUCKUPS CLEAR LILAC VINYL W/WOLVERTON LABLES & SLEEVES)"

Well, I went back and checked, and sure enough...it's the Jon Spencer record. It looks as though they mixed up the catalog numbers of the two releases in the trail-off wax, and it led to this error pressing. So there you go...there is a very rare version of the Jon Spencer Singles Club record on clear lilac vinyl, with Wolverton Brothers labels and sleeves. Crazy. The error press is quite hard to come by. The regular one is not.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP180 Green 10-15 1 Stable
SP180 Clear Lilac Mispress 70-90 9 Stable
Error Press
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Black, white labels

This page was last updated on October 24, 2019.

SP181 Wolverton Brothers

My Assassin b/w Max Gomez Love

Sub Pop SP181 7", released January 1993 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #51

Limited to 2,015 copies, all on white vinyl. There is a record with the labels and sleeve of this record on a clear lilac/gray vinyl, but it is actually a mispress of the SP180 Jon Spencer record. It is very rare, but it is not actually the Wolverton Brothers record.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP181 White 1-3 1 Stable
Sleeve Full glossy

This page was last updated on October 24, 2019.

SP199 Bewitched

Hey White Homey b/w Troll Doll

Sub Pop SP199 7", released February 1993 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #52

Limited to 2,000 copies, all on yellow vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP199 Yellow 3-5 1 Stable
Sleeve Full glossy

This page was last updated on October 24, 2019.

SP200 Dead Moon

Dirty Noise b/w Dark Deception

Sub Pop SP200 7", released March 1993 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #53

Limited to 2,125 copies, all on clear vinyl. The value of this one has been a roller coaster, with occasional periods of renewed interest spiking prices for a while. It seems to be prety stable for the moment.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP200 Clear 20-30 1 Stable
Test Pressing
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 24, 2019.

SP203 Royal Trux

Steal Yr Face b/w Gett Off

Sub Pop SP203 7", released April 1993 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #54

Limited to 2,000 copies, all on dark purple marble vinyl. This might be my favorite color of vinyl ever.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP203 Purple Marble 8-12 2 Stable
Test Pressing
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 27, 2019.

SP204 The SF Seals

Nowherica b/w Being Cheated

Sub Pop SP204 7", released May 1993 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #55

Limited to 2,000 copies, all on pink vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP204 Pink 2-4 2 Stable
Sleeve Full glossy

This page was last updated on October 27, 2019.

SP213 Severin

Beagles! Beagles!

Waste of Time b/w Powerplay

Sub Pop SP213 7", released June 1993 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #56

Limited to 2,000 copies, all on green vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP213 Green 1-3 2 Down
Sleeve Full glossy

This page was last updated on October 27, 2019.

SP214 Ween

Skycruiser b/w Cruise Control

Sub Pop SP214 7", released July 1993 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #57

Limited to 2,000 copies, all on pink vinyl. I don't know what it was about Ween that created an obsessive fan base, but they certainly did that. The value of this record has consistently had a $25-30 floor. In recent years, it has been a bit more volatile, jumping up into the $50 range at times. It seems to still be findable for $30.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP214 Pink 30-50 2 Stable
Sleeve Full glossy

This page was last updated on October 27, 2019.

SP219 Snow Bud and the Flower People

Killer Bud b/w Third Shelf

Sub Pop SP219 7", released August 1993 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #58

Limited to 2,000 copies, all on mint green marble vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP219 Mint Green Marble 2-4 2 Stable
Sleeve Full glossy

This page was last updated on October 27, 2019.

SP236 Combustible Edison

Cry Me a River b/w Satan Says...

Sub Pop SP236 7", released September 1993 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #59

Limited to 2,070 copies, all on black vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP236 Black 1-3 2 Down
Sleeve Full glossy

This page was last updated on October 27, 2019.

SP240 Pigface

Empathy b/w Steamroller

Sub Pop SP240 7", released October 1993 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #60

Limited to 1,500 copies, all on clear vinyl. This one used to have some value, but it's way down these days.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP240 Clear 3-5 3 Down
Sleeve Full glossy

This page was last updated on October 27, 2019.

SP241 Didjits

Dear Junkie b/w Skull Baby/Fire in the Hole

Sub Pop SP241 7", released November 1993 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #61

Limited to 1,500 copies, all on orange marble vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP241 Orange Marble 5-8 3 Stable
Sleeve Full glossy

This page was last updated on October 27, 2019.

SP251 Lou Barlow

I Am Not Mocking You/Survival/Helpless Heartbreak b/w Dirty Mind/Forever Instant

Sub Pop SP251 7", released December 1993 (U.S.)

Sub Pop Singles Club #62

Limited to 1,500 copies, all on pink vinyl. This was it...the end of the first run of the Singles Club. There is also a hot pink marble variation of this one, which is much harder to find.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP251 Pink Marble 10-15 3 Stable
SP251 Hot Pink Marble 25-35 7 Stable
Sleeve Full glossy
Credits STOUTR: Hot pink marble image

This page was last updated on October 27, 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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