Sunday, 27 December 2009

Big EBay score

I recently put a load of bids on some stuff an old collector/trader I know was selling on eGay. Anyway as luck would have it I won most of them. There was some stuff I'd been after for ages, it worked out fairly cheap considering and to top it off it arrived on Xmas eve,happy hardcore xmas. Anyway first up (above) is the Life's halt/What happens next-split 12" on yellow. I'd been after this for ages since it came out (around 2001) so never bothered with a regular copy cos I wanted the colour one so at last I have a copy. Better late than never I guess.

Also got the Neghbours LP that came out earlier this decade on Deep six records. This was the cheapest item of the bunch, probably because hardly anyone remembers them. Fast ripping stuff!!!

Next is the Strung up/Direct control-split LP which was a split release by two of my favourite labels at the moment No way and Tank crimes. This has been out a while but I slept on this colour copy. Not to worry, I have it now.

This is one I've been after for a while. I had the 7"s but wanted the limited camo colour vinyl of this awesome album. Limited to 100 I believe although there are other limited versions with different sleeves. It never ends , eh? This record fucking rips by the way.

Here's a clear vinyl pressing From Reflex record of the classic DYS 12". I wish they had put this out with the original Xclaim cover not the roadracer one which I already have. Anyway I'm happy to have this. Classic Boston shit!!

Another reflex re-release of anothe Boston classic hardcore record, it's the Negative FX LP on yellow. Very nice. This record rules but like you need me to tell you that. It reminds me I only have a old UK pressing and not an original Taaang one, guess I need to sort that out.

Last but not least are the two Knife fight 7"s that I stupidly slept on when they came out on the now defunct My war records earlier this decade. That said if you someone told it was two decades before that then you'd probably believe them. Proper old sounding good shit!!!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Converge Axe to fall LP

The new Converge platter from Deathwish records and it's smoking. This is the supposed exclusive UK only version on clear blue vinyl. There's a few more colours available but I'll be fucked if I'm buying them all. This will do. Musically it's no 'petitioning the empty sky' or 'Jane Doe' but it's better than any of the last two releases. Dare I say it but it sounds more METAL than their other stuff!!! I've played around 3 times and it's really starting to grow on me more and more. Always a good sign. Nice packaging too, check out the gatefold sleeve.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Paul Naschy RIP

A delayed tribute to top Spanish horror icon who passed away a couple of weeks back. You will be missed dude. Your legacy lives on.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Jailcell recipes

Jailcell recipes were from Wigan way and were quite popular around my town back in the day. They played good hardcore stuff which was melodic yet rough at the same time.Thier first LP was pretty rubbish mainly due to a really bad production job but the second one 'Two years of toothache' was pretty bloody fine and featured cover art by Karl Alverez of ALL fame. Anyway recently I picked up a test press for it as you can see above. No cover though which is a shame, now I want a regular copy.
Off the same dude who I got the test press from I also got this limited single. 500 hand numbered. My lucky number is 244. It's weird hearing these again. They sound pretty damn good after all these years. They did actually do a reunion show back in 2006 at the annual Night of the living dead festival in Liverpool but i had to catch the last train back home. Members are now in a new band called Bail bond but the singer has already left so who knows what's happening now.
Anyway if you haven't heard Jailcell before do have a listen.
Good shit!!

Friday, 9 October 2009

Soulstice dark hour 7" on red

First heard this 3 track vegan sXe classic record back in 1995. I was well into Earth crisis and wanted to hear anything similar. I picked it up from a distro and was hooked upon the first listening. Raging chugga, crunchy hardcore with a HUGE metal edge. One of them is wearing a Slayer shirt on the cover which as mad as it sounds now was big news back in the day. Hardcore bands very rarely if ever wore metal shirts. And then at some point every hardcore kid wore a fucking metal shirt. Anyway apart from the sound and the politics that they had in common with Earth crisis they also hailed from the same place Syracuse, NY. They also did a CD called 'Raze the earth' which is damn good too but not as awesome as this. I only found out a few years later that this was also released on red vinyl so I put it on my wants list but it rarely pops up. Anyway one turned up on eGay recently and it had my name on it. Funny I've been listening to loads of old vegan sXe stuff recently. I may not be edge anymore but I am vegan so half of me is still true to the cause.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

In honour of the original Halloween movie.

Yeah fuck you Rob Zombie for trying to ruin the legacy of a classic horror movie with your abortion of a remake in 2007. No doubt your recent follow up will suck dicks as well. Anyway here's a cool Michael Myers doll that I picked up at a car boot sale a while back. The original movie (and the original sequel) still fucking rock.

Think I care-Mongrel 10" Pre-order

Scored this off eGay recently. Nice price but fucking postage from States bumped it up considerably which always pisses me off. Anyway this is probably my favourite record by Think I care and this is a nice item to have. it's #ed 049 of 187 and on lovely red vinyl.

Septic death-Now that I have your attention LP Boot

Ah Septic death. I've been a fan since 1988 when someone gave me a copy of this on a badly recorded cassette (with Attitude adjustment 'American paranoia' being on the other side). I nearly shit myself when I first heard this. Anyway being a collector SD are a total nightmare. Millions of things out that usually command daft prices on eGay. Anyway I picked up this lovely looking bootleg at a show the other night simply because it was on red vinyl, It says 10/104 on the back and doing a bit of research I believe there is a even more limited quantity on blue. Anyway I recommend this release to collectors and just anyone who hasn't checked them out before (otherwise you'd own this record in some form already).

Friday, 4 September 2009

RIP The Caribbean club.

It looks like a shithole and it was but this place has a bit of history to it. Can you believe that The Offspring, No FX, Neurosis, Rancid played there in the early 90's with some long forgotten acts like Victim's family, Lag wagon and some that have completely slipped my mind. Hell, Extreme noise terror played here in the late 80's. I think that was the first time I went there. Anyway it's finally shut it's doors. Probably a good thing it was really only a host to bad drum & bass + dance nights before the end. Anyway, goodbye to a part of Preston's hardcore/Punk past.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Alone in a crowd-s/t 7" Test press

Won this little beauty off eGay, it's the contrast records release of the classic HC record-which only I previously had a 2nd press of (with that crappy cover). This is a much better release, as you can see the cover is made up of a a back sleeve with the logo on the side bar and an individual front cover. It's numbered out of 15 and my lucky number is 2!!! Happy days!!

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Misfits canvas art piece

Had a gander on the local car boot sale last week and picked this up for a fiver. It looks very nice on my wall.

Spazz/Slobber-split 7" on pink

I've been a Spazz fan since they dropped their 1st 7 inch on Slapaham records back in 1993. One of those band that had a massive output of releases, being a collector of their stuff can be a challanging experience. I did manage to pick this up recently on eGay fairly cheap considering it usually goes for more than I paid and it is one of their rarer and more sought after releases. 100 on pink and there's no writing or owt on the labels or sleeve. A nice item and I'm one step further to completeing the spazz collection not that I ever expect to own that 1" single, like.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Slayer-Pathology red 7"

Another record store day exclusive, a new track by the almighty Slayer, on red vinyl in superb packaging. Ace track as well, sounds like a return to form but my guess is that the rest of the album whenever it comes out won't be anywhere near as good as this.

Life's halt-we sold our souls to hardcore 7" on yellow.

Another long time want that I finally managed to get. I only had the second press on regular black so was happy to get this at last on colour with the Black sabbath sleeve. Two snags though, it wasn't all too cheap and the cover is a bit bent so that cunt won't be getting any positive feedback,still nice to have this anyway. When's the repress finally coming out though?

Inside out-No spiritual surrender 7" on blue.

Always nice when you finaly get something that's been on your wants list, even better when it's a bargain to boot. This cost £5.50 off eGay which surprised me when I won it. I just left a bid, my maximum price I was willing to pay and came back to it afterwards. As luck would have it no-one had gone past my initial bid so I got it for just 50 pence more than it was when I placed the bid even though I'd put a maximum down for a lot more. Anyway what more needs be said about this classic hardcore record. We all know the singer when on to score fame in the shitty band Rage against the machine (utter wank!!) but this is still amazing. 1000 were pressed on blue and they don't pop up that often so I 'm glad it's crossed off my list at last.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Bad Religion-s/t 7" (Record store day edition)

Yesterday was national record store day where independent shops all over the world partake in a celebration of a dying breed-the record shop. There were a few special items made especially for the occasion and I thought this was the best. The first classic Bad religion 7" repressed with gatefold sleeve on hot looking pink thick vinyl.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Grief-Come to Grief 2x 12"

When I found out that Throne records from Spain were putting this classic album out on vinyl I was stoked. They announced it a year or so before they even started taking pre-orders so after a while this seemed like it was never going to happen. Anyway after the record was available to pre-order there was a delay at the pressing plant which took a few months and then I thought my package had been lost in the post when I found out they were all sent out a bit back. Thankfully my package showed up this week. It's a one time pressing of 666 copies and I opted for the two colour editions (222 of each, the last lot being on black). It's one heavy package and I don't just mean the music. As you can see above it comes in a lush gatefold sleeve and also includes a nice print (see below)
. Also the colours are orange and black/blue splatter.

It does sound good too. I've had the CD for years so this was great to finally see (and hear) it on wax. In case you slept on it, this is one of the most heaviest, most miserable albums ever. I love it!!! Have to say with the currency being the way it is and heavy packaging it wasn't too cheap but having pre-ordered it ages back it would have cost me a lot more now as the Euro/pound thing has gotten even worse since.

SSS-Dividing line LP release show edition

Yeah I have been slack posting stuff up I know, it's not like I haven't had much in either, just good old fashion laziness. Anyway this did come this week. It's the 2nd (superb) LP from Liverpool thrashers SSS. This was sold at the release gig back in October but I missed the show and thought getting one of these wasn't ever going to happen as there were only 30 of them-which all went in the first half hour I believe. Luckily someone contacted about selling me theirs so I bit their hand off. Like the thrash bag(see previous post) this is sewn up so unless you want to unstitch then you can't get in the fucker. Well us record nerds never actually play the things anyway do we? It actually contains the white vinyl pressing (limited to 100) and the 7" and some other crap. Musically it's awesome, just as their first LP was. Total 80's crossover worship which is where I came from.

As you can see mine is number 19 (like the crap Paul Hardcastle track).

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Upfront-Spirit LP 2nd press on white vinyl

Anyone who knows me will know that I'm definately far from being straight edge these days but I still have a soft spot for a lot of the old school sxe/youth crew/posi HC since that was mainly my soundtrack when I was a kid first getting into HC punk. I always liked this album although I'd never put it in the same league as YOT, GBs etc but it's still a good album and I love that cover still. It sums up what I thought HC was all about when I was 17. I always had a 1st press but never had this, a 2nd press on white until now. When it popped up on ebay I decided to put a sneaky bid on it and it actually won. All I need now is a third press copy on blue. Anyone got one for trade/sale?

Assuck-Misery index LP on Green.

Wooahh!! This is perhaps the finest grindcore album ever. In fact to any grind band starting up I'd advise they study this album as a text book example how to do it properly. This is has been on my wants list for years. When it was released I opted for the CD version (duh!!) and before I knew it the vinyl version was sold out. And then I lost my fucking CD!!!!! Anyway fast forward a few years later and I've finally tracked it down, on green vinyl too. 100 were done in this colour and as you can imagine they're not easy to find, in fact it very rarely even pops up on ebay. I actually got it off a dealer for £7.50. Guess he didn't really know about this one. Not that I'm complaining mind you.