A Record Collector's Guide

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.

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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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