Sub Pop 200

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Sub Pop 200
Compilation album by Various artists
Released December 1988
Recorded 1986–1988
Genre Punk rock, grunge, heavy metal
Length 70 min
Label Sub Pop
Producer Jack Endino, Bruce Calder, Chris Hanzsek, Steve Fisk
Various artists chronology
Sub Pop 100
Sub Pop 200
Sub Pop 1000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Sub Pop 200 is a compilation released in the early days of the Seattle grunge scene (December 1988). It features songs (many of them first releases and otherwise unattainable) from Tad, The Fluid, Nirvana, Steven "Jesse" Bernstein, Mudhoney, The Walkabouts, Terry Lee Hale, Soundgarden, Green River, Fastbacks, Blood Circus, Swallow, Chemistry Set, Girl Trouble, The Nights and Days, Cat Butt, Beat Happening, Screaming Trees, Steve Fisk, and The Thrown Ups.

Many of these bands went on to be incredibly influential in the early 1990s and onwards. Most notable of these were Nirvana, Soundgarden, Green River (who spawned Mudhoney and Mother Love Bone and later Temple of the Dog and Pearl Jam), Screaming Trees, and Mudhoney.

The cover is an illustration by comics artist Charles Burns, who was regularly used by Sub Pop for covers and posters around this period.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sex God Missy" - Tad
  2. "Is It Day I'm Seeing?" - The Fluid
  3. "Spank Thru" - Nirvana
  4. "Come Out Tonight" - Steven J. Bernstein
  5. "The Rose" - Mudhoney (Amanda McBroom cover)
  6. "Got No Chains" - The Walkabouts
  7. "Dead Is Dead" - Terry Lee Hale
  8. "Sub Pop Rock City" - Soundgarden
  9. "Hangin' Tree" - Green River
  10. "Swallow My Pride" - Fastbacks (Green River cover)
  11. "The Outback" - Blood Circus
  12. "Zoo" - Swallow
  13. "Underground" - Chemistry Set
  14. "Gonna Find a Cave" - Girl Trouble
  15. "Split" - The Nights and Days
  16. "Big Cigar" - Cat Butt
  17. "Pajama Party in a Haunted Hive" - Beat Happening
  18. "Love or Confusion" - Screaming Trees (Jimi Hendrix cover)
  19. "Untitled" - Steve Fisk
  20. "You Lost It" - The Thrown Ups


Sub Pop 200 was originally pressed on vinyl as a 3-LP box, but a CD reissue is available and in print.

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