A Record Collector's Guide

Sub Pop Singles: SP151 - SP200

SP151 Billy Childish

The Ballad of Hollis Brown b/w Grizzerly Bear

Sub Pop SP151, released May 1992

This record exists on a few different colors of vinyl.  The powdered blue version is the one I have seen most often.  There are actually (at least) three different blue versions.  The pink one is the rarest.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP151 Powder Blue Marble 8-10
SP151 Medium Blue Marble 10-12
SP151 Blue Marble 10-12
SP151 Pink Marble 15-20
Blue Comparison
Sleeve Full glossy
Credits Gregg Conover: Blue assortment image
Stan: Powder blue image

SP152 The Fuckers

Block Party b/w A Goddamn Anthem About MAN, the General of the Motherfucking Global Forces of Fucker Chaos

Sub Pop SP152, released 1992

Odd single.  Rumor has it that this band was actually the hard core alter ego of Seaweed.  I've never heard a definitive opinion on this.  The single showed up on green vinyl and mostly transparent light blue vinyl with some light white and black marbling.  The Blue one is harder to find.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP152 Light Blue 12-15
SP152 Green 10-12
Sleeve Full glossy

SP154 Rocket from the Crypt

Normal Carpet Ride b/w Where are the Fuckers/Slumber Queen/Flip the Bird

Sub Pop SP154, released June 1992

Sub Pop Singles Club #44

Limited to 2916 copies, all on blue vinyl.  The unconditional love of Rocket from the Crypt meets Sub Pop...two of my collecting worlds colliding.  A fabulous single.  The test pressings are on black vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
SP154 Blue (2916) 15-25 Stable
Test Pressing
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Black vinyl, plain white labels

This page was last updated on January 2, 2013.

SP155 Codeine

Realize b/w Broken-Hearted Wine

Sub Pop SP155, released July 1992

Sub Pop Singles Club #45

Limited to 2933 copies, almost entirely on clear vinyl.  There are very few copies on white vinyl on the market.  It is not easy to find.  Despite its scarcity, it doesn't sell for that much.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP155 Clear (2933) 15-20
SP155 White 25-40
Sleeve Full cardboard matte

SP156 Sick & Wrong

SP156 Sick & Wrong

Sub Pop SP156, released July 1992

Most copies of this one were on "sub-neon puke yellow-green-clear" vinyl (seriously, that description came straight from Sub Pop).  There were some other copies on a less-revolting green marble vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP156 Yellowish Marble 5-10
SP156 Green Marble 10-12
Sleeve Full glossy
Credits Stan: Green marble image

SP157 The Muffs

I Need You b/w Beat Your Heart Out

Sub Pop SP157, released July 1992

Available on pink marble and green marble vinyl.  Not much difference in value between the two.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP157 Pink Marble 5-8
SP157 Green Marble 5-8
Test Pressing
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels
Credits Stan: Green marble and pink marble images

SP158 Crackerbash

Nov. 1 b/w Halloween Candy

Sub Pop SP158, released August 1992

Sub Pop Singles Club #46

Limited to 2752 copies, all on lavender vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP158 Lavender (2752) 5-8
Sleeve Full glossy

SP159 Mono Men

Skin and Bones b/w Comanche

Sub Pop SP159, released September 1992

Sub Pop Singles Club #47

Limited to 2746 copies, all on blue marble vinyl.  The degree of marbling varies from one copy to another.  There are some out there that are basically solid blue.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP159 Blue Marble (2746) 12-15
SP59 Solid Blue 15-20
Test Pressing
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Turquoise marble vinyl, small hole, plain white labels
Credits Gregg Conover: solid blue image

SP160 Rein Sanction

Deeper Road b/w S.K.

Sub Pop SP160, released July 1992

This is a pretty easy single to find.  It comes on green marble, purple marble, and blue vinyl w/ various marbling...possibly other colors as well.  The blue one is a bit rarer than the other two.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP160 Green Marble 5
SP160 Purple Marble 5-8
SP160 Blue 8-10
Test Pressing
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

SP163 Gas Huffer

Hot Cakes b/w Beer Drinking Cavemen from Mars

Sub Pop SP163, released September 1992

It's hard to believe, but this was the only Sub Pop release by Gas Huffer.  There are  four known colors of this single: green, blue, light blue and brown with slight marbling.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP163 Green 5-10
SP163 Blue 5-10
SP163 Light Blue 8-12
SP163 Brown 10-15
Test Pressing
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Light blue vinyl, small hole, white labels
Credits Stan: Green, blue, light blue, brown images

SP168 Seaweed

Measure b/w Turnout

Sub Pop SP168, released October 1992

Sub Pop Europe SP57/219 - 12"/CDS (Germany)

The second Sub Pop single from Seaweed.  Seaweed was peaking at this point.  They were putting out some solid music.  This single was available on orange vinyl (most common) and clear vinyl (slightly less common).  Sub Pop says the first 2000 were on orange.  However, there are two distinct orange versions - one is the standard flat orange that you will commonly see for sale.  The next is a much lighter, marbled orange version with some pink streaks in it.  Then, there is the pink marble or salmon version.  This one is a variation - it is very rare.  It looks somewhat like the orange one, but is definitely a distinct pink marble color.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
SP168 Orange (2000) 5-8 Down
SP168 Light Orange w/ Pink Streaks 10-15 Stable
SP168 Pink Marble 40-50 Up
SP168 Clear 8-10 Down
SP57/219 12" 10-12 Stable
Test Pressing
Light Orange w/ Pink Streaks
Pink Marble
Europe 12"
Standard Orange vs. Light Orange
Standard Orange vs. Pink Marble
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, white labels
Sleeve 7" - Full glossy
Credits Gregg Conover: pink marble, orange/pink marble comparison pictures

SP169 Creep

No Pain b/w Words

Sub Pop SP169, released September 1992

Sub Pop Europe SP90/262 - CDS (Germany)

This one is in the running for least valuable Sub Pop single ever.  Available on pink vinyl and blue vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP169 Pink 4
SP169 Blue 4
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Red vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

SP170 Supersuckers

Hell City, Hell b/w Dead Homiez

Sub Pop SP170, released 1992

Sub Pop Europe SP93/265 - Dead Homiez 7" (Germany)

The Supersuckers' second Sub Pop single.  This one has a spectacular Ice Cube cover on it.  It's been out for over 15 years, and that track never gets old.  It showed up on yellow marble and pink vinyl. I came across another copy at one point that is more red than pink, and has some marbling in it.  I think this one falls into the pink category, but it is definitely distinct and very rare.  The two pictures below were scanned on the same scanner.  Just when we thought we were done...a black copy has surfaced.  I've been encountering versions of this record for over 15 years, and saw a black vinyl version for the first time in June of 2009.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP170 Yellow Marble 12-15
SP170 Pink 15-20
SP170 Reddish-Pink 30-40
SP170 Black 30-50
Sleeve Full glossy

SP171 V/A

Sassy 7"

Codeine - Hard to Find/Velocity Girl - Crawl b/w Beat Happening - Not a Care in the World/Sebadoh - Soulmate

Sub Pop SP171, released October 1992

This 7" was a giveaway, available upon request to Sassy magazine readers.  I am still trying to figure out how this one happened.  Well, okay, I know how it happened...starting around this point, Sub Pop tried everything around this time to push their brand to markets that would not normally ever see it.  That's how we ended up with Sub Pop meets Sega - "That Virtua Feeling" CD, the Sub Pop-Urban Outfitters collaborative CD, and "Tad Does Disney"...okay, that one I made up, but some part of you wanted to believe me.  Anyway, all of these were on green vinyl and came in plain white cardboard sleeves.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP171 Green 12-20
Test Pressing
Sleeve Plain white cardboard, die-cut center
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

SP172 Green Magnet School/Six Finger Satellite Split 7"

The Declaration of Techno-colonial Independence 2x7"

Green Magnet School - Twelve Gauge b/w Don't Cry / Six Finger Satellite - Crippled Monster Bearing Malice b/w Sex Transistor

Sub Pop SP172, released October 1992

This was a double 7"...not bad...most copies had the Green Magnet School 7" on yellow vinyl and the Six Finger Satellite one on red vinyl.  This is said to be the first pressing.  There is a version of this release where both are on purple vinyl.  It is a bit rarer.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP172 1 Yellow/1 Red 10-12
SP172 2 Purple 15-20
Test Pressing
Sleeve Paper foldover
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

SP173 Big Damn Crazyweight

Might as Well b/w Off That Cow

Sub Pop SP173, released October 1992

Sub Pop Singles Club #48

Limited to 2341 copies, all on yellow vinyl.  See how easy this is when there's only one color?  Where's the fun in that, though?

Version Approximate value ($)
SP173 Yellow (2341) 5-8
Test Pressing
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

SP174 Antiseen

We Got This Far (Without You) b/w (We Will Not) Remember You

Sub Pop SP174, released November 1992

Sub Pop Singles Club #49

Limited to 2205 copies, all on "magenta" vinyl.  They call it magenta.  Yeah, it's red.  I suppose it has a slight pink tint to it...but really, it's red.  Come on, now, people.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP174 Red (2205) 12-15
Test Pressing
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

SP178 Pond

Wheel b/w Cinders

Sub Pop SP178, released November 1992

Sub Pop SP56/218 (Germany)

Sub Pop SP59/222 12"/CDS (Germany)

This single was Pond's first appearance on the Sub Pop scene.  These were all on white vinyl, and it was purportedly a pressing of 2000.  Supposedly, there is a slight color variation in the print on the sleeve, and some copies had the band name in an olive-green color, while others are in a lime-green.  According to Sub Pop, 600 of the 2000 sleeves had green print.  Now, does this mean lime green or olive green?  I assume lime green, since olive green is the one that shows up more often.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP178 White, lime green print on sleeve (600) 10-15
SP178 White, olive green print on sleeve (1400) 5
Sleeve Full matte

SP179 Velocity Girl

Crazy Town b/w Creepy

Sub Pop SP179, released 1992

Sub Pop SP60/227 7" (Germany)

Sub Pop Europe SP61/228 12" (Germany)

At this juncture, Sub Pop was mostly pressing single colors of vinyl...except for this one.  The initial pressing was on green vinyl.  There are LOTS of these out there.  It is by far the most common.  Then, there are the exists on blue, yellow marble, clear, brown marble (often called "cola") and white vinyl.  The blue, yellow marble, and brownish ones show up every so often.  The clear one is a little rarer.  My clear copy has a little pink in it, which leads me to believe there may be pink copies floating around.  The white one seems to be the rarest.  My white copy has a slight yellowish tint to's more of an off-white or eggshell color.  I'd say probably 90% of the copies out there are on green, and the rest are on the other colors.

The European version is mostly (but not entirely) on green vinyl.  There is also a blue vinyl version out there.  It is much rarer.  Quite scarce.  The 12" also contains the song My Forgotten Favorite.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP179 Green 5
SP179 Blue 10-12
SP179 Yellow Marble 10-12
SP179 Brown Marble (Cola) 10-15
SP179 Clear 15-20
SP179 White 15-25
SP60/227 Green 5
SP60/227 Blue 15-20
SP61/228 Black 12-15
Sleeve Full glossy (U.S.)
Foldover paper (Ger)

SP180 Jon Spencer

Big Yule Log Boogie b/w My Christmas Wish

Sub Pop SP180, released December 1992

Sub Pop Singles Club #50

Limited to 2218 copies, all on green theory...however, I came across a Wolverton Brothers single in 2007 on a clear-grey vinyl that I had never seen before.  Well, on Sub Pop's discography page, I noticed this:


Well, I went back and checked, and sure's the Jon Spencer record.  It looks as though they mixed up the catalogue numbers of the two releases in the trail-off wax, and it led to this error pressing.  So there you go...there is a very rare version of the Jon Spencer Singles Club record on clear lilac vinyl, with Wolverton Brothers labels and sleeves.  Crazy.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP180 Green (2218) 20-30
SP180 Clear Lilac Mispress 70-80
Error Press
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Black, white labels

SP181 Wolverton Brothers

My Assassin b/w Max Gomez Love

Sub Pop SP181, released January 1993

Sub Pop Singles Club #51

Limited to 2015 copies, all on white vinyl.  There is a mispress of the SP180 Jon Spencer record out there on clear lilac vinyl (see above) with Wolverton Brothers labels and sleeves.  It is very rare, but it is not actually the Wolverton Brothers record.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP181 White (2015) 5
Sleeve Full glossy

SP182 Tad

Salem b/w Welt

Sub Pop SP182, released 1988

Sub Pop Europe SP62/229 - 12"/CD (Germany)

Tad strikes again.  Almost all on blue vinyl.  There are black ones as well, but they are much rarer.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP182 Blue 5
SP182 Black 15-20
Sleeve Full glossy
Credits Stan: blue vinyl image

SP183 Dwarves

Underworld b/w Lies

Sub Pop SP183, released January 1993

This single was first released as a 5" orange vinyl single, limited to 1000 copies.  They didn't put labels on the 5"s, so they look a little funny.  It was then also released as a yellow vinyl 7".  There is a black vinyl version of the 7" as well, but it is much rarer.  I don't know the press run quantity of the 7", but the 5" is a tougher find than the yellow 7".

Version Approximate value ($)
SP183 5" Orange (1000) 20-25
SP183 Yellow 12-15
SP183 Black 25-35
Test Pressing
Sleeve 5" Sleeve: Clear plastic sleeve w/ paper insert; 
7" Sleeve: Full glossy
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, white Erika Records labels

SP187 The Legend

Do Nuts b/w Rockaway Beach/Roses

Sub Pop SP187, released February 1993

Boy, should this single never have happened.  It's torturously bad.  The A Side is much worse than the B Side.  All on black vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP187 Black 1
Sleeve Paper foldover

SP188 House of Pain

Shamrocks and Shenanigans (In the Dirt Mix) b/w Shamrocks and Shenanigans (Buds & Brew  Mix)

Sub Pop SP188, released November 1992

Yep, that House of Pain.  Why, you ask?  It's a mystery.  This single contained two remixes of Shamrocks and Shenanigans, and all copies were on (what else?) green vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP188 Green 5-8
Sleeve Full glossy

SP191 Hazel

Jilted b/w Truly

Sub Pop SP191, released February 1993

Sub Pop SP67/234 - 12" (Germany)

Sub Pop SP74/241 - 7" (Germany)

I love the B-side of this single.  The song was on one of Hazel's albums, but I like the single version a little better.  Almost all copies of this record were on grey vinyl.  There are a few black ones on the market, but they are very rare.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP191 Grey Marble 5-8
SP191 Black 20-25
Sleeve Full glossy

SP193 Lubricated Goat

Play Dead b/w Prayer for Blood

Sub Pop SP193, released February 1993

Still one of the better band names ever.  Red vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP193 Red 5
Sleeve Full glossy

SP194 Nick Cave & Shane MacGowan

What a Wonderful World b/w Rainy Night in Soho/Lucy (Version #2)

Sub Pop SP194, released December 1992

Yeah, that happened.  It's fun, in all of its drunken splendor.  Black vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP194 Black 10-12
Sleeve Full glossy

SP195 Dwarves

Anybody Out There b/w Who Cares?

Sub Pop SP195, released 1993

Sub Pop SP63/230 - CDS (Germany)

Sub Pop SP83/254 - 7" (Germany)

This will be the last Dwarves single featured here.  This one's pretty solid.  All on black vinyl.  The European version is on blue vinyl (500 copies).

Version Approximate value ($)
SP195 Black 10-12
Sleeve Full glossy

SP198 V/A

Nevermind the Molluscs 2 x 7"

Disc 1: Sloan - Pillow Fight b/w Jale - Lung

Disc 2: Eric's Trip - Blue Sky for Julie/Smother / Idee du Nord - Iodine Eyes

Sub Pop SP198, released 1993

Yeah, it's a comp, but it was Jale's first Sub Pop appearance, so it's important. Canada began to invade Sub Pop land with this double 7". The Jale song is really solid. Sloan never did anything else on Sub Pop. Eric's Trip developed a really dedicated following with their releases (they never really grabbed me, though). I choose to ignore Idee du Nord. Pretty good single overall. All on black vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Sub Pop SP198 2x7" - Black 5-8 2 Stable
Sleeve Paper Foldover

SP199 Bewitched

Hey White Homey b/w Troll Doll

Sub Pop SP199, released February 1993

Sub Pop Singles Club #52

Limited to 2000 copies, all on yellow vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP199 Yellow (2000) 5-8
Sleeve Full glossy

SP200 Dead Moon

Dirty Noise b/w Dark Deception

Sub Pop SP200, released March 1993

Sub Pop Singles Club #53

Limited to 2125 copies, all on clear vinyl.  There has been renewed interest in this single since 2008.  It has been selling for a lot more money in auctions.

Version Approximate value ($)
SP200 Clear (2125) 20-40
Test Pressing
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels
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