A Record Collector's Guide

SP44 Mudhoney


Sub Pop SP44 LP, released 1989/1992/2009 (U.S.)

Sub Pop SP44 CD / SP44a Cassette, released 1989 (U.S.)

Glitterhouse GR0069 LP / GRCD 69, released 1989 (Germany)

Au Go GO ANDA 110 LP, released 1989 (Australia)

Sony SRCS 5920 CD, released 1992 (Japan)

Traffic TRCP 56 CD, released 2009 (Japan)

Sub Pop SP44 Cassette, released 2016 (U.S.)

OK, there are a bunch of these. The 1st 3,000 on Sub Pop were on black vinyl in gatefold sleeves with posters. These sold for minimal sums for many years, but the prices have been rising. It's very unpredictable now.

At this point, it was also released in Germany on Glitterhouse and in Australia on Au Go Go. The Au Go Go one can sell for a few bucks, but the Glitterhouse one is super common.

Later (1992-ish) pressings exist on many colors. Known colors are: yellow marble, green, clear, grey marble (varies from light to dark), blue marble (varies from light to dark), lavender marble, and black. There is also (theoretically) a pink pressing from this time period, but I think this was just what some people were calling the lavender marble one. I have also seen references to a tan marble version, but no pictures. That may just be the yellow marble one. The prices on the color vinyl versions of this era have stayed mostly stable. A couple of them (green, lavender marble, in particular) have been a little more volatile.

In 2009, Sub Pop released a 20th anniversary edition of this record, which was pressed on both pink and black vinyl. Variations have surfaced for the pink one - solid pink, light pink marble, and hot pink marble have all shown up. These reissue copies have very different labels and sleeves from the originals. The reissues came with posters and download coupons.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP44 Black (Gatefold w/ Poster) 40-80 1 Up/Volatile
Glitterhouse GR0069 Black (Germany) 5-8 1 Stable
Au Go GO ANDA 110 Black (Australia) 25-35 2 Stable
SP44 Yellow Marble 25-45 4 Stable
SP44 Green 40-50 6 Stable
SP44 Grey Marble 30-40 5 Stable
SP44 Lavender Marble 30-60 6 Up/Volatile
SP44 Light Blue Marble 25-40 5 Stable
SP44 Blue Marble 25-40 5 Stable
SP44 Clear 25-40 5 Stable
SP44 Black (Normal Sleeve/No Poster) 10-15 1 Stable
SP44 Pink Marble 2009 Pressing 15-20 2 Stable
SP44 Black 2009 Pressing 15-20 1 Stable
Test Pressing
2009 Pressing
Rumors Pink 2nd press version
Test Pressing Black vinyl, white labels
Credits Matt Mona: Many of these images
Martin: Light blue image

This page was last updated on November 1, 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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