A Record Collector's Guide

SP38 Les Thugs

Electric Troubles

Sub Pop SP38 LP, released August 1989

Vinyl Solution SOL-5 LP, released 1987 (UK)

Closer CL 0078 LP, released 1987 (France)

Glitterhouse GR0039 LP, released 1987/1988 (Germany)

La Fabrica Magnetica 886FM4, released 1988 (Spain)

Houlala HH K7 9238 Cassette, released 1992 (France)

Crash Disques CRASH CD 64 CD, released 2004 (France)

Nineteen Something NS02LP2, released 2018 (France)

Electric Troubles was originally an EP on the UK label Vinyl Solution (SOL-5). It was also released on Glitterhouse in Germany, as well as Closer Records and Nineteen Something in France.

Then it was packaged with the Dirty White Race single and re-released for Sub Pop on black vinyl. At that point, it was also released on Glitterhouse in Germany and on La Fabrica Magnetica in Spain. Annoyingly, the expanded Glitterhouse version looked the same as the earlier EP version and had the same catalogue number, so you just have to pay attention to the track listing. All of the above are pretty common and seem to fall into the same general price range.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP38 Black - LP 8-12 3 Stable
Vinyl Solution SOL-5 Black - EP (UK) 8-12 1 Stable
Closer CL 0078 Black - EP (France) 10-15 3 Stable
Glitterhouse GR0039 Black - EP (Germany) 8-12 3 Stable
Glitterhouse GR0039 Black - LP (Germany) 12-15 2 Stable
La Fabrica Magnetica 886FM4 Black - LP (Spain) 8-12 2 Stable
Nineteen Something NS02LP2 Black - EP (France) 8-12 2 Stable

This page was last updated on April 5, 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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