Monday, January 17, 2011

I'll Always be Catching Up

So here we have my React! order, this is all three versions of the Give 7" and only two copies of the Betrayed 7", I ordered three but I got two copies of white. So I'll need to pick up a copy on black, as well as a copy of Time & Pressure on black I'm still missing for the same reason. All in all this came out pretty cool, just a bummer about the no black again.

So I bid on this on eBay and ended up loosing. This was put up by Patrick of Reaper I believe, a few days after it ended Patrick sent me a second chance offer, luck was on my side. So I quickly accepted the offer, and here it is. If you haven't figured it out this it the Test of All My Sons out of 20. There was also a rejected test press that I did not win, and went for less than this. So I'll try and email Patrick and see if I can pick that one up at some point.

Pretty cool Chung King rip for the cover, defiantly quality work by Reaper as usual. Big score.

So this was a plant error. I guess 6131 ordered the second press of Backtrack's 7" and the plant accidentally printed some of Swamp Thing's 7" with Backtrack's labels, using the Swamp Thing plates instead of Backtracks. It looks like that's what happened. This is out of only 40 and there's still more of them over in their store, so pick it up while you still can.

So I picked this one up from Willem over at Records With History and Future a while ago and I have to say, I can't be happier to have this one. Not only is it the first copy I have of the self-titled 7", but it's also maybe the rarest I think. This is the pre-order cover, numbered out of 100, and I got it for a great price I think.

So this one I picked up while in Litiz, PA doing training for my job. I went to CI Records as I was ansy to do something and I wanted to find a record store. Though the store is more on the metal side of hardcore, I was able to find this Far From Breaking 7". I wasn't totally sure about this one, I knew the band was youth crew style but I couldn't remember if I had ever heard the band. The fact that it was on Youngblood swayed me to get it. I was right, this is a great band, looking forward to picking up more of their wax.

This was another record I was bummed I didn't pre order. This Chain of Strength compilation came out really well. I picked these up at this show from Mindset.

This is the rarest version on clear and the most common on black, I still need to pick up the version on green one day.

I picked these both up from eBay and for relatively cheap, I'm not a big fan of Right Idea, just trying to get a more complete React set really. Pretty awesome how they look, as you would expect from the label. One thing I will say is that I would like to see Aram vary the pressing on releases, it seems like every release is getting pretty much the same run of color variations. Now that he's putting out even more records, it just becomes like too standard.

I was glad I got this, I picked it up from The Effort's big cartel store. This is the rarest copy of the second press from Seasick, only out of 60. Another pre order I slept on.

Monday, January 10, 2011


Along with the True Colors record from the last post, I picked up another rarity from Six Feet Under. This is the last copy of Adult Crash I was missing.

This is the Blue/White swirl transition out of 14. When I first took this out I thought I was ripped, it looks just like the blue version. I took the copy of blue and white both out and compared them to the transition. After a second look this defiantly looks like its more white than the blue version. It's pretty hard to tell but there is a lighter version to it, the transition is in the middle.

I think I picked up these two off of eBay. The grey is from the first press and the yellow with brown is from the second press, that's about all I can tell you. I've got all of the copies of these now.

In a recent order with Six Feet I decided to pick up a regular version of Mother of Mercy's LP. This is cream from the second press out of 100. I just pre-ordered the new LP from Bridge 9, man that label is pissing me off lately. Stupid packages to get the rarest vinyl, and they charged me like $16 for shipping. Seriously? Hopefully the new LP is as good as this one.

In a continuation of trying to have everything DTN, including compilations, I picked up two copies of the Past Present compilation. Not to mention it's a Rev compilation, it's hard to pass on them as silly as they may seem. Some good songs on this, some weird ones. DTN has a great Judge cover, they seem to be able to do them consistently well. Yellow is out of 335 and black out of 749.

Also part of my Six Feet Under order, and also a compilation, I got the American Hardcore Comp. I had been on the fence about getting this for a while. When pre-orders first went up I wanted to get them, but I decided financially and just out of how much I wanted it, I wasn't going to order them. Come a few months later when people were receiving them and posting them on the internet, it made me want one. This is the red/blue swirl, though you can't tell, it's pretty cool looking. Like everyone else has said, this came out really cool with the cover and the large booklet. This just was handled very well.

The main reason I made an order with Six Feet was I was getting in to Miles Away a little bit and Dave posted he was putting out the latest LP in the U.S. I took a look and found some cool looking rare colors, so I picked up the rarest. This is the Milky Grey Swirl out of 67.

This is another copy of Secrets of the World on clear. Pretty boring, from the first press out of 1,000, just one I had to pick up of course.

This is the Swamp Thing LP on maroon, pretty boring too, out of 500.

So as part of Black Friday several labels had sales, this begins that whole mess. I picked up this Cold World/Strength for a Reason split from Deathwish, on grey out of 300. Pretty basic, not the best split, but I of course needed to get it.