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SP89 Tad

8-Way Santa

Sub Pop SP89 LP / SP89b CD / SP89a Cassette, released February 1991 (U.S.)

Sub Pop SP8/122 / SPCD 8/122 CD, released 1991 (Germany)

Waterfront DAMP 153 LP, released 1991 (Australia)

Sub Pop SP1179 LP/CD, released 2016 (U.S.)

The original sleeve for this record was banned. The story is that the girl shown in the picture was born again or something, and didn't want to image published. It was eventually pulled, and the CD cover art was replaced, but it is still fairly easy to find on all formats with the retracted sleeve. Available on green and black vinyl in the U.S. The price of this one has gone way up recently.

There were also German and Australian pressings of 8-Way Santa. The German ones were on both black and yellow vinyl. The Australian ones, on Waterfront, appeared on red and white vinyl.

In 2016, Sub Pop re-pressed this one as a deluxe version (with the secondary artwork). The Loser Edition was on "Pepto pink with blue splatter" vinyl. The European one was on blue and red swirl vinyl. It was also released on black vinyl. True to form, Sub Pop put out a promo version of this record, which was the black vinyl version in a plain white sleeve, with a promotional label attached.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP89 Green 55-75 4 Volatile
SP89 Black 40-60 3 Stable
SP8/122 Yellow (Germany) 25-35 4 Stable
SP8/122 Black (Germany) 20-25 3 Stable
DAMP 153 Red (Australia) 30-45 5 Stable
DAMP 153 White (Australia) 30-50 6 Stable
SP1179 Pink w/ Blue Swirl 15-20 1 Stable
SP1179 Black 12-15 1 Stable
SP1179 Blue w/ Red Splatter (Europe) 18-22 2 Stable
SP89 Black (Promo) 8-12 5 Stable

This page was last updated on November 5, 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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