Wednesday, June 29, 2011

We will not go quietly in to the Night

Independence Day rules and I fully plan on watching it tomorrow.

I picked these both up from eBay. Up top is a copy of the Minor Threat s/t release, both 7"s really. This one has a green cover and green vinyl. I'm not sure the pressing on this. I think it may be a German pressing? Someone want to shed some light for me?

Below that is a split release from This Will Destroy You and Lymbyc System. I got this for This Will Destroy You and I know nothing about Lymbyc System. This Will Destroy you is a great instrumental band I had enjoyed before but I had never heard this split. This did not disappoint. I really just picked this up out of intrigue and it was a good price.

So I picked up this copy of The Effort's From Our Mistakes. I know it's from the second press but I'm not sure what version it is. I have another on yellow so I'm guessing maybe the one on yellow is the pee color and this is the snot? Anyone want to help me out. Oh yeah, I got this one from eBay too.

This is the second press of the Pulling Teeth and Shin to Shin split. I have no idea what the pressing info on this one is and Dom keeps things pretty in the dark, so who knows.

So if I'm ever in a mall and there is a Hot Topic I usually give the vinyl section a shot. Sometimes it's worth the quick glance. One time I got a Cold World LP for $6. Anyway this time as well was a glance that was worth it. I knew I wanted to pick up a copy of Underoath's latest album. I've always been partial to this band. The last release was disappointing for me. This one was different, but overall pretty good. So I picked this up as soon as I saw it. I'm happy I did, this is a special Hot Topic version on Gold out of 600. So it's pretty rare and these are selling for a decent amount on eBay.

So I made a deal on eBay for these as part of some stuff I won the bidding on and some stuff the seller had that didn't sell. This is two copies of the Insted Live recording. These are the two versions I was missing on gold and blue. The main thing I wanted was their 7" We'll Make the Difference. So this was just bonus stuff to pick up. On the bottom is a copy of Masterpieces 7" on black.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Back from Vacation, Time for an Update

So Deathwish decided to repress some of their successful releases all on Black. Up top is The Carrier's No Love Can Save Me which would be the second press. Below that is Blacklisted's The Beat Goes On which would also be a second press. They got a much heavier vinyl for this press than the earlier press which was pretty flimsy, so huge bonus. The bottom is Cold World's Dedicated to Babies... which would be a third press I believe. The Deathwish site has not been updated so I don't know what the pressing numbers are on these but I'd suspect their pretty high. Deathwish also did this black repress for Pulling Teeth's Paranoid Delusions/Paradise Illusions and Converge's Jane Doe.

I got this one off of eBay. It's Focus on the Light on yellow. This is the Powered release out of 200. I'm starting to get a decent True Colors collection. That makes me happy.

This record is one I've been wanting to get a single copy of for a long time. I've loved this record for years now. I'll have to try and collect these now. This one is out of 440.

So I'm going to copy Mike. Here is The Euro tour version of ON's Double Vision. Like Mike said, this is nothing amazing, but given the back story it makes sense. Luckily the final version of this record came out great. At least that's what I'm telling myself so that I can justify having so many copies of it.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Lot of React

Here we have my React pre order from a while ago. This has to be the best pre order I've gotten from the label. All three records are awesome in every aspect. I was really excited about the Common Cause and Not Sorry records, and not as much for Remission. Remission actually has the best release from these three. Without a doubt this will be one of the best releases of the year. The Common Cause stuff is very similar to their earlier stuff, just a different taste this time around. The Not Sorry record is actually a little more different than I thought it'd be. I haven't given it enough listens to give it a good review, but at this point I think I still like the Demo the most. I'm jaded.

These are two copies of The First Step's Connection which I have no idea where I got from. I think from eBay. The red is pretty common with over 1,000 copies, but the white is out of 270. Both are from the first press. This band doesn't get enough credit.

These are the three other copies of the NFG single that I didn't have. These are not really that rare, I had the rarest. Nothing too exciting, just getting my hands on them.

This is the rarest version of the Pulling Teeth/Frightener split I think. It is out of 150 and is on clear with mixed splatter. I won this on the Bay also. Nice one to cross off the list.

I thought I'd end this post with a bunch of cool rarer stuff from one of the best labels.

So I wanted to expand my long list of React releases so I sent some offers to Aram for some rarities. This is what came as a result. First up is the record release version of Get the Most's LP released at React Showcase last year. This one is out of 133, a pretty odd number. The one below it is the special release as well from the showcase for Common Cause. This one is out of 100 and I was really looking forward to getting it because of the way the cover looks the gold vinyl looks awesome. Up top is Betrayed's 7" on black, I got two copies on white with my pre order. Underneath is Damages on black, I got the transition instead of the black copy with my pre order. Below is two copies of the GBNF demo, both rare copies. Red is out of 100 and white is out of 200. This 7" is great, I wish this band was an active band.