7" (black) / test pressing / Sub Pop / SP73 / made in USA (Erika) / 1990

The white label test pressings on black vinyl came in plain white inner sleeves. Five copies have been found. They came with blank labels from the plant, considering that all the surfaced copies have different text and handwriting. Copy 1 pictured below was sold by Jon Poneman [1] and may have been labeled at Sub Pop, and copy 3 was labeled by the original recipient [2]. Copy 4 was given to the manager of The Rocket, and labeled by Poneman or Bruce Pavitt [3].

From the matrix codes we can see that the lacquers were cut by Carol Hibbs at K Disc Mastering, and metal parts were processed at Lee Plating.


Side A
  • Sliver
Side B
  • Dive


Side A
SP-73-A k disc ch L-36293
Side B
SP-73-B k disc ch L-36293-X

Copy 1, side A
1. Copy 1, side A

Copy 1, side B
2. Copy 1, side B

Copy 2, blank labels
3. Copy 2, blank labels

Copy 3, side A
4. Copy 3, side A

Copy 3, side B
5. Copy 3, side B

Copy 4
6. Copy 4

Copy 5, sleeve detail, side A, and side B
7. Copy 5, sleeve detail, side A, and side B