Tuesday, 23 September 2008

SLAPSHOT - STEP ON IT LP, CLEAR GREEN

Ah Slapshot...what a great band, I remember catching them on their first UK tour in 1990 at Newcastles now defunct Riverside venue. This was the gig that everyone was talking about. Would Choke hit the kids with his hockey stick, would the crusty punks v local straight edge schism kick off? Well Choke did bring his stick out and unfortunately he did not hit anyone, the crusties also did not show and all in all a good time was had by all in attendance. This is a limited (if you believe the front cover sticker) variant of the 1st press of this Lp and comes in a nice clear green. The Lp dust sleeve also acts as a lyric sheet and the front cover photograph pretty much sums up this band to a tee. Hard as nails and absolutely no frills. I believe that there were 500 pressed on this colour and I have seen another variant on clear red.

5 comments:

mel said...

good lp, one of the last records i enjoyed by them.

Lins87 said...

I dunno I have a soft spot for oldtyme hardcore and 16 valve hate.

Mike said...

Boston Mass is the rippin'est town!

Awesome band....I can't even count the number of times I saw this band. I saw them open for the Bad Brains at one point and wondered is there was going to be any trouble due to Slapshot's song Firewalker.

mel said...

i have oldtyme hardcore and 16 valve hate on cd, i appreciate things more when i have them on vinyl.

is 16 valve hate the one with the hockey mask on the front? if so, i have it on vinyl.

moshua said...

16 Valve Hate never came out on regular vinyl. There is a picture disc version that was put out by Lost & Found and there are a few black vinyl copies that are test presses for the picture disc.

Heres a link to my collection. if you scroll down all the Slapshot (and other Choke bands) is seperate....

http://howsyouredge.com/swap/display.php?page=871