The Twilight Singers

Dynamite Steps

Sub Pop SP844 LP / SPCD 844 CD, released 2011 (U.S.)

The long-awaited Dynamite Steps...the first Twilight Singers album in five years when it was released. In 2011, it was weird to see new Dulli releases on Sub Pop. Who knew that there would be multiple new Afghan Whigs Sub Pop albums after this?

The vinyl version is a double LP for no apparent's a 43 minute album. As the story goes, it was only intended to be available on white vinyl. Somewhere along the way, when the album was being re-pressed, word from Sub Pop is that someone made a mistake and cranked out a black vinyl batch. These were much harder to come by than the white vinyl versions for a while. They may have done a subsequent, intentional black batch, though, as they became a lot easier to find over time. Both versions are inexpensive and easy to find, though there have been a couple of higher-priced white vinyl sales in recent months, which may be your warning sign, if you've been putting off filling out the collection.

There was actually a cool, exclusive, two-track CD that Sub Pop gave away along with pre-orders of Dynamite Steps. Those two tracks were exclusive to the CD.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP844 2xLP White 25-35 2 Stable
SP844 2xLP Black 20-25 2 Stable
White Side A
Black Side A

This page was last updated on February 10, 2022.

The Twilight Singers Index
Greg Dulli Index
The Afghan Whigs Index
The Gutter Twins Index

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

Estimated values are based on recent auction results or online sales.