A Record Collector's Guide

SP74 Beat Happening

Red Head Walking b/w Secret Picnic Spot

Sub Pop SP74 7", released September 1990 (U.S.)

The first 2000 copies of this one were on red vinyl, while most of the rest of them were on black. There are some green copies circulating. They are the rarest, but I've seen them with some consistency.
In December 2009, I happened upon a mispressed version of the Unsane record (SP76) on green marble vinyl, on which the wrong plate was used for side A. The A-side was from this Beat Happening record, and the B-side was from the Unsane record. As soon as I realized this, I checked the other green copy of SP76 that I had, and that one was the correct Unsane record on both sides. The mispress was Beat Happening on A, and Unsane on B, with Unsane sleeve and labels.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP74 Red (2000) 8-12 2 Stable
SP74 Black 3-5 1 Down
SP74 Green 20-30 6 Stable
Attached Insert
Test Pressing
Sleeve Paper foldover w/ insert attached
Test Pressing Green marble vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

This page was last updated on October 20, 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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