It’s been a good albeit expensive year so far for me with record scores. Scratch that, it’s been fucking awesome as I’ve managed to bag some of my all time wants, this being near at the top of the list. Although my Revelation collection isn’t quite as majestic as Marcus’ I do own quite a few goodies myself including all the early releases although ‘Together’ was always the one that eluded me. Back in the day, when Rev releases were readily available in stores (those were the days!!), ‘Together’ was always hard to get. In fact I never even saw a copy anywhere, ever. The only two times I nearly came to own this were 1996 and 1997. The first one was with a guy who had it who didn’t even like this type of stuff. He kept me dangling for ages whether he would part with it or not and then said he was keeping it. Then the year later he traded it someone else. The second time was when someone had it for sale and as I was buying some other stuff I couldn’t afford it at the time and when I went back to for it, it had gone. Damn. I still curse myself for being such a dick.
So 15 years after that and 23 years since I first decided that I had to have this record I have finally grabbed one. I’m not sure what pressing it is but I don’t care. It’s just good to have one. I’d love a colour one but I’m more than happy with this at this stage. Maybe in another 20 odd years? Actually I shudder what to think any pressing of this will be worth by then.
This could be the perfect compilation for me. I was so into (mid to late 80’s) NYHC as a kid it was unreal and I’ll always have a deep affection for stuff from this era. I had no interest in what NYHC supposedly became in the 90’s with shit bands like Biohazard, 25 Ta life etc. Fuck all that tough guy nonsense and all the crap bands that were influenced by it.
Anyway I digress, back to this comp-Hell, even Supertouch sound decent on here and nearly everyone knows that I can’t fucking stand them. Warzone, Youth of today, gorilla biscuits, side by side…? Man, that is THE shit as far as I’m concerned. This will joining my other Rev releases in my special boxes.