Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Rev Order

So I picked up the recent represses of Youth of Today's Can't Close My Eyes from Revelation. There were two colors of vinyl repressed for this repress. This is the second pressing for Revelation. They decided to use the originally artwork for this repress, which they did not use for the originally pressing of this 12" on Revelation. This was a good move on their part going back to the original. So the first color was on red, out of 443. Cool, it matches the letters on the artwork, good pick. The other color was on purple marble out of 562 copies. Now not all of copies of this version were actually purple, some were more grey and some were more blue. For a full description of the different colors or even the earlier versions of this record check out dobek's post.

As well as the YOT records I also picked up a copy of Title Fight's LP. I wasn't sure about pre-ordering this record. I downloaded it when it came out and I defintly was interested. So I knew I wanted to get a copy of it and I wasn't too worried about having a super limited copy, I just wanted a copy of it for the time being. So I picked it up from Rev. The copy on black is out of 1,400.

This thing came out really nice. The gatefold sleeve is awesome, the inside is definitely the best part of it. The dust sleeve for the record is printed and is also really cool. Overall Side One Dummy did a fantastic job.

So with my Rev order I also got another copy of Ceremony's recent LP. This is the third press on black out of 1,000. I want to get more Ceremony vinyl, hopefully I can start a collection.

So also from Rev I decided to pick up another one of the classic Rev band's releases. This is the second pressing of Judge's What It Meant Discography collection. After not picking the best vinyl color for the first pressing, the went with just the standard black and it looks great. Much better. I think this is out of 500 from what I have written down, but the massive text file online with the Revelation discography doesn't have anything specific. Anyone know?

I also got another Youth of Today record. This is a copy of Break Down the Walls. I believe this is the version with the band photo on the label from the older press out of 550. Can anyone confirm this for me?

I picked up a copy of Strike Anywhere's latest LP on pink. I'm starting to get back in to this band after many years. The copy on pink is from the first press out of 700.

I picked up two copies of the self-titled 7" from Youth of Today that was also recently repressed. I already had a copy of this on red but I decided to get another. The copy on black I believe is out of 300. The red was the special Record Store Day press out of 1,350.

I took a picture of the two different copies on red I have, there is a little bit of a difference.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Holiday Post

So I've got some down time while I watch Home Alone, Macaulay Culkin at his best. I figured I'd write a new post.

So I decided to pick up some more Underoath vinyl after liking the new record and picking up a copy of it. So I went to Zambooie and ordered some vinyl. First we have this 10" release. This one has remixes from the recent LP. I think it also has an etched B side. I can't remember what songs are on this one.

So here is another copy of the recent LP on clear out of 400. I think this is the most rare version of the LP.

So this one version is a picture disc and features a different version of the album art, I think they called this the deluxe or special edition. It is limited to 1,000 so I don't get why this version is supposed to be the special version if there's more copies, I guess it's the cover art?

So I picked up this copy of the Minor Threat s/t 12" I think off of eBay. This one has the blue cover with $4 on the back.

So I picked up this copy of The Effort's Iconoclasm I believe off a guy selling some other Effort vinyl. I can't remember who. This one is the 'Merica 2008 cover from their tour.

This one is numbered on the back out of 50. Oh and hey I've got #1, pretty cool. Are ten versions of this LP too many? Yeah probably.

So I pre-ordered the S.O.S. record from Reaper a while back. When the pre-orders went up it was said there would be three colors of the vinyl. So I got all three. Come to find out later there was a version on gold that was not a part of the pre-order. I got a copy on black out of 200, gold out of 350 and black/gold out of 450. So I missing clear out of 1,000, I'll get it eventually. This is a pretty solid record as well. S.O.S. features current members of Trapped Under Ice, Terror & Hatebreed and a former member of Agnostic Front and Madball.

So I also pre-ordered the Remission and Police and Thieves split from Amendment Records. Both of these bands are great and after getting Winds of Promise I had to get any and everything Remission. I got three colors of this one as well, teal out of 150, grey out of 350 and black out of 500.

I picked this copy of Far From Breaking's The Identity off of eBay. This copy on blue is from the third press out of 300. Of course this one was put out by the Youngblood Records.

So this one is a bit of a unique one. Amendment had some extra copies of the clear vinyl from the second press of Remission's LP but no covers, so they took some of the extra copies from the LP's European press on Assault Records and put them on the extra copies of clear. So thus we have this unique pressing out of 100.

So along with the special copy of Remission's LP I also got a copy of Count me Out's 110. The owner of Amendment was selling some of his own personal vinyl. The copy on black is out of 990.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Why isn't it cold yet?

So Rich over at Speedowax let me know that he was putting out some more limited versions of the Splitting Headache double 7". This time he was going to do them on different color sleeves, red and pink. Up top is the copy with the red sleeve numbered out of 50. Below that is the pink cover also numbered out of 50.

Rich also included an extra pink sleeve that is number negative out of 5. I'm not sure what it completely means but I remember him saying it had to do with getting both the red cover and pink cover.

So one thing I was looking for on Record Store Day was the special AC/DC 7". They took the live recordings of "Shoot to Thrill" and "War Machine" for the upcoming River Plate DVD/Blu-Ray release and put them on the A and B side of this 7", just like an old school 45 rpm single. The recordings were part of three shows in Argentina back in 2009 using 32 HD Cameras. You know big budget style. As for the 7", Columbia pressed 5,000 of these, so it was not a problem getting one on eBay shortly after RSD.

So I'm not too sure where I got this one from but I'm assuming it was eBay. This was the last copy of The Effort's first 7" that I was missing. This is the most common version from the first press on Gold out of 200. There's too many versions of this record. I feel like it was trying to compete with the insane amount of versions of Have Heart's Demo.

So I won a three tape lot from a guy on eBay up in the Northwest. They were all demoes of local bands up there. I was really just looking to grab these two. This is Not Sorry's Demo from 2009 and Gone But Not Forgetten's Demo from 2008. I mainly wanted the Not Sorry Demo, but the GBNF was also another tape want for me. I feel like it's even harder to find copies of band's demo tapes than it is their rarer records. People just don't trade, sell or take care of tapes like they do records. The Not Sorry tape with the red insert is out of 50 and the GBNF tape is out of 300. The GBNF tape was one of the first React! releases. I think this still came out after Get the Most's Core Values on React!.

Here we have a record I just thought would be nice to have a copy of. This is Hatebreed's Under the Knife 7". I believe this was released before Satisfaction and the black vinyl is not rare at all, 6,000 copies. However it is from the well known Smorgasbord Records.

In continuing to get Iron Boots records I picked up my first copy of Weight of World. This copy on black put out by Boredom Kills Records is out of 900.

So I picked this one up with the previous Iron Boots record. This is a copy of Easy Green on you got it, Green. This was part of the second press from Grave Mistake Records out of 450.

I've been wanting this one for a while. This is a copy of New Found Glory's Tip of the Iceberg with a special pre-order sleeve/vinyl color. The sleeve is a rip of the Gorilla Biscuits s/t 7" if you didn't already know. The vinyl color I'm assuming was Banana Yellow for a reason. This is out of 500. They also made a Judge rip shirt, I wish I had that as well.