Wednesday 22 April 2009
To coincide with the world record store day and to honour the fact that the first Bad Religion ep was sold primarily through small indie records stores Epitaph have reissued this ep in a press of 400 records per colour worldwide. I do know it has been pressed on black, white, clear red (US pressing), pink and red (Euro pressing), but I don't know of the numbers. Anyway a nice addition to my collection and its already selling for 2 times the amount I bought if for on Ebay! score!
Update - Thanks to Marcus I now have the US pressing on white and oddly enough it comes in a fold out poster sleeve and also with a lyric sheet which makes it totally different to the hard card sleeve of the European version.
And another addition is the European press on Hot pink wax. Nice!!!!!!
Tuesday 21 April 2009
So I was browsing through records at what can only be described as a pretty crap record fair when I came across a very small Misfits section hidden amongst a plethora of hideous rock records being sold by a guy that could only be described as the worlds biggest Beach Boys fan!!! Anyway after checking the vinyl I instantly noticed that this was a German first press version of the Earth Ad, but with the hard to find silver labels! I couldn't believe my luck because not only is this scarce in numbers but the seller had priced it at £15 which considering I've seen it sell on Ebay between $120 - $150 was an absolute bargain. Not being phased I calmly took the record in my hands and approached the seller and said "hey I'll give you £10 for this, its a German bootleg"! He looked at me and I thought haha he may be stupid for selling it at a ridiculously small price to start with but he really isn't that stupid! He said "ok" and I quickly paid up, left the fair and laughed! Its times like this that makes record collecting so much fun. The real info on this record is that has 15,000 copies were pressed. This pressing is available with two different center labels: a common black label with silver writing, and a less common silver label with black writing.