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SP141 Seaweed

 

Bill b/w Pumpkin

Sub Pop SP141 7" / SPCD PRO 4 CD, released April 1990 (U.S.)

Sub Pop SP40/199 12" / SPCD 40/199 CD (Germany)

Seaweed's first Sub Pop single, released after their two 7"s on Leopard Gecko. "Pumpkin" is a cover of Wwax, a pre-Superchunk band. Such a fantastic song. The 7" appeared on both green marble and turquoise marble vinyl. There is some confusion in the record trading community as to which is which. The two colors are close enough that it is easy to mix them up. The lighter one is the green. Both colors are easy to find. Sub Pop says the first 2,000 were on turquoise. There are some green variations that have bits of other colors mixed in - I have one with some pink in it. Both versions are pretty common. The black vinyl German 12" is even more common. There was also a German CD single - the German versions both came with a third track - a remix of "Squint". A U.S. promo CD emerged as well - that one had the same two tracks as the 7". It's fairly hard to find.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP141 Turquoise Marble 3-5 1 Stable
SP141 Green Marble 3-5 1 Stable
SP40/199 12" 4-6 1 Stable
Test Pressing
Turquoise Marble
Green Marble
Europe 12"
12" Test Pressing
12" Test Press Insert
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Pink vinyl, small hole, white labels

This page was last updated on February 7, 2020.

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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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