Sunday, 26 June 2011

Minor Threat - Out of Step - Black - 5th Press

I think this blog may have to be renamed to 'crimes against hardcore' or so it feels every time another record hits the doormat. Up next is another first, the first Minor Threat record I've owned and I'm very happy about it too as I got it for a very reasonable price. Not that should matter as let's face it this is one of the staples of hardcore 101, first semester, first term, first class, this is it. At least its been on fairly contestant rotation since it arrive a couple weeks ago.

Full run down of pressing info here.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Floorpunch - New Jersey (Discography) - Gold - Six Feet Under Records

Ok, so I've made the obligatory trip to the Royal Mail sorting depot this morning to pick up my weekly stash. First up is a good example I think of literally the sheer amount of vinyl to acquire over the coming weeks, months and years. To think I didn't own any FP records at all until today, but thankfully SFU have made this all but a breeze for myself having compiled all the necessary FP tracks onto one excellent gatefold double LP collection. Kind of wish that I'd gone for the clear though rather than the strange gold press. Excellent breakdown of the various covers and colour at xohashix.

Incidentally with my order came a slip that the Mental Demo II will be pressed again as they oversold it through their webstore with a limited cover for those who missed out. Actually now I think I bought these on the day Osama Bin Laden was killed and all SFU records were half price for one day only. Even better.

On Thin Ice / Down To Nothing - Split EP - Dead and Gone Records

Ok so here's my first attempt to try and catalogue some of my collection. This record was actually part of the reason I have resurrected my passion for collecting vinyl. I happened to be browsing through ebay and managed to pick a few of these tour covers up for virtually nowt. Coupled with the fact there will never be a discography I thought it'd be nice to try and pick up the various records to complete the set.

Its been quite a challenge to track down most of these records as now the Dead and Gone website is no longer and lack of general information about what actually exists. However I think this is complete.

Test Press

Clearly eight of these.

Record Release

I remember this is one record I bought from a show but not the record release. I imagine there were a few copies left over that were sold at a whichever show I went to.

Out of fifty on black.

First Press 

If I recall correctly there is only one press of this record. A limited blue colour vinyl out of 300.

Black out of 700.

European tour 2005 cover out of 100.

 European tour cover 2006 out of 75.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Wardogs - S/T EP Carry The Weight Records Yellow

This records deserves a mention purely for the fact it is still in one piece. Somehow, despite the fact my letter box for my flat is sunk into a wall, about 2 inches by 7 inches hole, about 3 inches to the back before the letters drop into the container, the postman managed to thread this record through. The package actually didn't specify do not bend, so I imagine the record must have flexed but still survived!

The actually music on the record ain't half bad, its not great, but its a standard hardcore sound mainly like Justice. The B side is pretty rockin although I've only listened to it a couple of times so far. The asthetics are ill however, nice colour vinyl, not a rediculous colour and decent artwork to go with it. Overall a nice package which hopefully CTW records will continue to produce.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Justice Live and Learn Powered Records Clear

So a little while ago I looked at my record stash and thought, "that's some weak collection". So I the past few weeks I've set about trying to obtain records not necessarily in random rare colours and cover art but just solid records that I don't even own one copy of! So here is born my record collecting blog.

I started to move away from hardcore in about 2006 when for whatever reason I just wasn't so much interested anymore, several bands split etc. etc. and as such I am missing a few of the later Justice releases post the Justice Elephant Skin LP back in 2005.

I'm liking the progression which I think is inevitable as hardcore just doesn't allow for much creativity so if your band survives longer than a year to keep a fresh sound and not mainly trying to take it to the 'next level' (which obviously doesn't exist in hardcore for good reason) its understandable that the sound will change a bit.

Strangely on the Powered Records discography it doesn't mention a clear press.