A Record Collector's Guide

SP21 Mudhoney

Superfuzz Bigmuff

Sub Pop SP21 LP, released October 1988 (U.S.)

Glitterhouse GR0034 LP / GRCD 34 (Germany)

Au Go Go ANDA 101 LP (Austraila)

Well, it doesn't get much more iconic than this (until we get to Bleach...). Mudhoney's first album. The first pressing was of 1,000 on black vinyl and came with a poster. After this first press, some other colors surfaced, including blue marble, purple marble, red, and grey marble. The grey one is the rarest of these, but the red is close behind. The blue and purple ones range in color from light to dark. At this time, there were also pressings in Germany and Australia - the German one was on Glitterhouse (black vinyl) and the Australian one was on Au Go Go (on both black and orange vinyl).

Then, there were later black pressings; there is one version in which the sleeve contained a bar code, and a later one in which the sleeve had a bar code plus the Sub Pop URL on the back.

In 2009, Sub Pop repressed this album for the 20th anniversary of its original release. This version was on a dark grey marble vinyl. It came with a poster, similar to that of the original release, and a download coupon. The labels were a darker yellow than on the earlier pressings. The grey re-press seemed to devalue the original grey version a bit.

Newbury Comics struck again here, releasing a version of Superfuzz Bigmuff on clear vinyl with black swirls in 2017. There were 300 of those.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP21 Black w/ Poster 50-75 3 Up
Glitterhouse GR0034 Black (Germany) 8-12 3 Stable
Au Go Go ANDA 101 Orange (Australia) 40-55 6 Stable
Au Go Go ANDA 101 Black (Australia) 25-35 5 Stable
SP21 Blue Marble (Light or Standard Blue) 25-35 4 Stable
SP21 Purple Marble 35-50 5 Stable
SP21 Dark Purple Marble 35-50 5 Stable
SP21 Red 75-90 7 Up
SP21 Grey Marble 30-65 8 Volatile
SP21 Black (w/ bar code, no URL) 10-15 1 Stable
SP21 Black (w/ bar code & URL) 15-18 1 Stable
SP21 Dark Grey Marble - 2009 Pressing 12-15 1 Stable
SP21 Black - 2009 and Later Pressing 8-10 1 Stable
SP21 Clear w/ Black Swirl (300) 25-35 7 Stable
2009 Edition
Credits Matt Mona: red vinyl image
Test Pressing Black vinyl, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 29, 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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