Thursday 27 August 2009
Youth Of Today's debut ep reissued by those German reissue experts We Bite Records. Got this from Volume Records circa winter 89 and was just stoked to have the songs again on vinyl. If my memory serves me right I got the Caroline Records reissue the summer before. Anyway it was rumoured to be on colour wax and once opened indeed I found a nuclear clear yellow version. Really nice looking vinyl that these pictures don't really do any justice to.
Thursday 6 August 2009
Articles Of Faith from Chicago but prolly wished they'd come from Washington DC as their sound was very much camped in that scene. For me personally the song My Fathers Dreams embodies all that is great about this band. Fast, melodic harmonies and intelligent lyrics. Included with this ep was a crimson ribbon with the band name printed on it which were apparently given out as arm bands at a new years eve show. There are different pressings of this ep the first being on Version Sound and the second on Wasteland. The very first pressing came with a black and white 2 piece sleeve (500), with subsequent red and blue paper sleeves to follow for the second press on wasteland (500 each).
Not the reissue recently done on Barbarian Records but the original version sound copy. This was a weird score because initially I bought the ep minus a cover for $20 with the the intention of somehow getting a xerox of the sleeve (Which I did). Luckily tho I had a contact who informed me that his copy of the record had been damaged and he couldn't be bothered searching for another but e was willing to give me the og sleeve and insert for $10. Obviously I snagged them and put all of these components together. Saved me about $90 - 100!! Great mid western hardcore from a band that redefined their own sound on every subsequent release. This and the first lp are essential listening pieces.