A Record Collector's Guide

SP49 Tad

Salt Lick

Sub Pop SP49 LP, released February 1990 (U.S.)

Glitterhouse GR0076 LP / GRCD 76, released 1990 (Germany)

Sub Pop SP1178 LP/CD, released 2016 (U.S./Europe)

Tad's back, on black vinyl. This record came with a large letter-size Singles Club insert. It was concurrently released on Glitterhouse in Germany, also on black vinyl. In 2016, Sub Pop re-pressed Salt Lick in the U.S. and Europe. The U.S. color vinyl version was on opaque yellow vinyl with red splatter. The European one was a clear yellow with red splatter. It was additionally on black vinyl, and Sub Pop also released a promo version, which was the black vinyl copy in a plain white sleeve, with a promotional label. These should be more valuable than they are. I suspect they will start to creep upward in value over time.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP49 Black 12-15 1 Stable
Glitterhouse GR0076 Black (Germany) 5-10 1 Stable
SP1178 Opaque Yellow w/ Red Splatter (U.S.) 12-15 1 Stable
SP1178 Clear Yellow w/ Red Splatter (Europe) 15-20 1 Stable
SP1178 Black 10-12 1 Stable
SP1178 Black Promo 3-5 3 Down
Test Pressing

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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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