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SP96 The Reverend Horton Heat

Smoke 'Em if You Got 'Em

Sub Pop SP96 10"/LP / SP96B CD / SP96A Cassette, released November 1990 (U.S.)

Sub Pop SP25/177 LP / SPCD 25/177 CD, released 1990 (Germany)

Sub Pop SPCD 96 / 98787-0096-2, released 1991 (Europe)

Sony SRCS 5985 CD, released 1992 (Japan)

The Reverend's first Sub Pop album is a true classic. Annoyingly, this album has the same catalogue number as the Singles Club single that came out around the same time. The initial 10" pressing was on black & white swirled vinyl (Sub Pop called it "checkered"...checkered is not a concept that works very well when pressing vinyl). It also appeared on blue-grey vinyl (more of a blue than a blue-grey, to be honest) and white vinyl. Those are both somewhat scarce, but the white is really rare. There was also a black vinyl LP version (and another in Germany). All of the above are somewhat pricy, but the German LP isn't too bad. Apparently, someone bootlegged the U.S. LP...I just learned of this recently. It has different labels (they are green). I'm still trying to confirm that this one was unofficial. I'm not completely convinced.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP96 Black & White Swirl 10" 45-60 4 Stable
SP96 Blue/Blue-Grey 10" 40-50 5 Stable
SP96 White 10" ? 8 ?
SP96 Black 30-50 5 Stable
SP25/177 Black (Germany) 25-40 2 Stable
Credits Matt Mona: Blue-grey image
Jason C.: black and white vinyl image

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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