Sunday 16 May 2010
My love for all things Danzig lead me on a bit of a chase to get hold of any Samhain colour vinyl and here I managed to do a pretty reasonable trade which included a couple of Floorpunch Records and other bits and bobs, for a 2nd press of Unholy Passion.
According to official pressing info there were 500 on clear red with a Maroon cover and 200 on white with a tan cover. So that means the hunt for the white goes on!!! I love Samhain just as much as I love the Misfits and this 12" ep has a stonking rehash of All hell break's loose done in the distinctive Samhain way.
Saturday 8 May 2010
520 copies only of this Euro repress of the US press that was put out by No Way Records. Of that 520, 110 came on this clear mint vinyl and the rest were black. Great new band that nod towards the formative years of hc and also incorporate a dash of 70s punk into their sound.
Another No Way Records reissue and this time they put out a classic classic west coast slab of wax. If you haven't heard Verbal Abuse then do yourself a favour and take a listen. I guess their most recent claim to fame was that Slayer covered five yes five!! VA songs on their Undisputed Attitude covers lp back in 1996. I've never been a big fan of splatter vinyl but this one actually looks ok. This record is from the second press of 1000 with 500 coming on black/white splatter and the other 500 solely on black. Another reissue that also sticks to the original cover and insert combination.
Another youth crew reissue that basically puts the Jade Tree Records cd discography onto vinyl courtesy of Think Fast Records out of Florida. This captures every recorded output that the band did, demo, ep, lp, comp tracks and some live material added on the end of the discog. I love TP and have done for years, they aped Youth Of Today to start with then developed their own more melodic offerings in the later part of their existence. Such a shame that Skip (vox) is no longer with us and this release is a testimony to how great both he and TP were as a band. Interestingly my record is from the first press and is ltd to 200 copies only. For collector nerds like myself the rest of the press looks something like this :-
- 14 rejected test presses
- 14 approved test presses
- 2 rejected clear
- 2 rejected white
- 2 rejected black
- 200 clear
- 300 white
- 525 black
- 5 test presses
- 500 orange
In the year of 2002, California's Mankind Records reissued the classic Unit Pride ep on 12" format. This also includes the Holding on Strong demo and all in all is a pretty good reissue. Lyric sheet is well laid out with decent photos and aesthetically it stays true to the og ep.
Sunday 2 May 2010
A complete discography of Judge material, released in 2006 by Revelation. This double Lp package includes the "New York Crew" 7", the "Bringin' It Down" LP, the "Storm" 7", the "Chung King Can Suck It" LP and previously unreleased demo tracks and as an added bonus liner notes by Porcell and never seen before photos. A really nice package for the Judge collector, however god only knows who came up with the colour schemes for the vinyl.