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SP275 Elastica

Stutter b/w Pussycat

Sub Pop SP275 7", released August 1994 (U.S.)

Sub Pop's brief Brit-pop obsession took hold with the release of this one. Side note: "Stutter" is one of my favorite songs of the mid-90s. This and the Supergrass single were both fairly valuable for a short period of time, but the bands' popularity died down after a year or two (no new material / the UK music fan general public is fickle), and the values of the singles went with them. The release of the Helter Shelter box set (all four British band singles in a very limited box) did not help, either. As collectors, we thought that box set was going to skyrocket in value, due to its scarcity and due to the popularity of the bands involved at the time. In the end, all it did was dilute the market with extra copies of the British singles. Oh well. Interesting packaging for these, though. Cardboard die-cut sleeve, with a second cardboard internal full sleeve. The Elastica single came on red vinyl, but there was some variation in the color: the most common version was the main red one pictured here, but the color could range from almost pink to a deep blood red.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP275 Red 8-12 3 Stable
Inner Sleeve
Red Vinyl
Color Variants
Sleeve Cardboard die-cut sleeve, with a second cardboard internal full sleeve
Credits Costa: variants image and info

This page was last updated on April 4, 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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