Monday, 28 December 2015

Minor threat-s/t 7" first press

The odd thing about grabbing this first press minor threat 7" is that I originally had no intention of ever owning it, in fact if it hadn't had been part of a package deal involving one of my absolute all time wants (that post is coming soon) then I more than likely would have never bothered to hunt one down as I'm not really a dischord collector and I already have a fourth press (with the blue sleeve). Saying that, when it showed up I was glad that I did make the purchase as it's a really nice item in superb condition (as well as an all time classic record).
 What makes this even cooler is a personalised note on the back of the lyric sheet by a certain Mr Rollins who used to work at the label before he moved out of DC to join Black flag. He was a go lucky happy chap even back then.
Pretty damn happy with this. I'm trying not to get pulled into the Dischord collecting game but I feel that I need to chase after a copy of 'In my eyes' on red vinyl. Maybe one for 2016?

Friday, 25 December 2015

Shelter 7"s

Recently purchased a couple of huge items and the dude kindly threw some extras in. Amongst these were the first two shelter 7"s on equal vision. I had both of these back in the day on just black vinyl but I did fancy getting them again only on colour so this inclusion to the deal was more than welcome. Both are lovely looking items and listening to them after all this time I'd forgotten that they're really good records. 'Freewill' from the 'No compromise' 7" is easily my favourite Shelter track ever.
 Of course I can't get into the lyrics. Religion is just a load of nonsense in all forms but damn I'm glad to have these.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

No Tolerance-You walk alone

There's not many perks to living in the UK but one of them is definitely having Quality control records. They've put out killer and exclusive records out by violent reaction, Rival mob and of course No tolerance. Speaking of which, they've handled the European pressing of the last awaited debut album from the Boston powerhouse.
 What a record!! Never mind hardcore release of the year, it's one of the best this decade. Absolutely pulverising from start to finish. I got lucky with the limited blue vinyl (of 200). They went fast. I'm hoping to strike gold with the red vinyl from painkiller records. I won't know until it turns up though.

Friday, 11 December 2015

New York City hardcore together 7" Yellow

Well, another huge item to the collection and another one I seriously never imagined actually owning the Together comp on yellow.
Okay most people know that this is usually stamped out of 100 on the dust sleeve and the B-side label but as you can see below that this one isn't. After a bit of enquiring it turns out that a small handful were given to bands unstamped and the others were numbered for mailorder which begs the question how may really exist? It's tough to answer especially with it being an early Rev release because as the webmaster dude informed me no real records of  pressing information were kept back in the day. A lot of the info on the site has been painstakingly compiled by employees' vague recollections and receipts from the pressing plants or by rabid collectors. I know this actually belonged to a member of warzone at one time. Whatever the deal is I'm super stoked to own this.

 Hard to believe that under four years ago I didn't own a single copy of this record despite being after it forever. When I finally got the black vinyl I was over the moon but now having every colour? Chuffed doesn't cover it. Here's a group pic of the boys. What's next, a test press perhaps?

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Bitter end-Illusions of dominance LP

I'm not really a fan of a lot of this kind of stuff these days because it reminds me that most people at hardcore shows dance like morons with that stupid windmilling  and kickboxing shit. It looks like they're fighting invisible people apart from hitting innocent bystanders. Anyhow I've been with Bitter end since the beginning and I'm partial to a bit of solo moshing around my front room (who's the idiot now?) and these boys provide the perfect soundtrack.
Deathwish are one of those labels that release too much different colour vinyl of one record where it doesn't actually bother me which one I get now. This is probably the most common colour. Who cares?
 This is the band's best release yet in my opinion and I'd say definitely one of my favourite hardcore records of this year. It may be a bit too metallic for the purists but it reminds me of a lot of the stuff that got me into this shit in the first place and great lyrics too.