Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Incendiary: Cost of Living - 2014 Closed Casket Activities "This is Hardcore" Camouflage Pressing of 110 w Alt Cover

Most definitely one of my favorite releases from the last couple of years; Cost of Living has spent a lot of time on my turntable. I have had a copy of this on red for quite a while, but needed to pick this up when I saw it was released.

From the "This is Hardcore" fest, a limited run of 110 copies on camouflage colored vinyl and with an alternative cover.  The cover is actually a sleeve that slides over the regular cover, but still ties in with the theme of the original artwork.  

Xibalba/Suburban Scum: Split 12" - 2014 Closed Casket Activities on Transparent Blue Vinyl

A great combination of bands for this split. a couple of awesome tracks from these guys, as a teaser for their new release in 2015.  Death Threat is a skull crushing track which makes me salivate for their new record!

None heavier than Xibabla on one side and then thrash hardcore from Suburban Scum on the other.

Incendiary/Suburban Scum: Split 7" - 2010 Mayfly Records on Opaque Gold Vinyl

A couple of great tracks from both of these bands. Incendiary is, no doubt my favorite new school NYHC band.  These tracks are from 2010 and the production is pretty rough, but the core of their songwriting and execution is unmistakable. 

Printed on really cool gold vinyl which looks like it is imperfect and bubbled, but it is totally smooth..very interesting looking color. 

Twitching Tongues: In Love There Is No Law - Closed Casket Activities on Black Vinyl

Twitching Tongues are always cross referenced with a couple of my favorite bands; Xibalba and Incendiary.  I had heard this album in passing a couple of times, but it took a while to grow on me.  Once it took, I could not stop listening to it.  It has a real old school 90s, Type-O feel, along with some thrash elements and straight hardcore.  I am a big fan of this record and am glad to have a copy of it on vinyl.

Standard black vinyl in a nice gatefold cover from CCA.

Dread Zeppelin: Hey Hey What Can I Do?/Immigrant Song on Birdcage Records - Transparent Green Vinyl

Wikipedia sums them up perfectly!   Dread Zeppelin is an American band best known for performing the songs of Led Zeppelin in a reggae style as sung by a 300 pound Las Vegas Elvis impersonator.

Terribly awesome.....

Scream: Fumble on Dischord Records 1993 - Pre-Nirvana Dave Grohl

This is the final record from the band Scream and was released a couple of years after they split up.  It is an interesting combination of influences which leans towards post-hardcore.  This is considered to be Grohl's first "real band" after high school and right before Nirvana.  In fact, he recorded this album over a year before Nirvana's Nevermind,  but it was not released until a good year after Nirvana had become so successful.

Quicksand: Dine Alone/Can Opener 7" on Polydor Records Promotional Copy 1992

1992 Quicksand single to promote their debut full length; Slip on Polydor.

Major Conflict: Self Titled on Silent Scream Records 1983 NYHC - Limited to 500 Copies

I had never heard of this band before picking up this 7" and learned that after they disbanded, two members from Urban Waste began this band. It has a ton of stereotypical hardcore punk elements from the time, but also a lot of metal influence.   This is not the best sounding hardcore release from the era, but interesting nonetheless. Limited to 500 copies, but rumors say that many of this press never made it into circulation. Who knows for sure?

Crippled Youth: Join the Fight on New Beginnings 1986 1st Press on Black Vinyl

My first copy of this record and a must have for any hardcore collection. Limited to 500 copies on black vinyl;  this copy comes with the complete insert, but without the ruler misprint under the back photo.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Youth of Today: Can't Close My Eyes E.P. - Original Press Positive Force #4 1985

Another great addition here; the Youth of Today: Can't Close My Eyes EP.  Original first press on Positive Force records from back in 1985.  Seminal straight-edge, youth crew release.  Can't Close My Eyes is likely one of the most influential SEHC releases in history.  I am very lucky to have an original press in my collection now.

Youth of Today
Can't Close My Eyes : 7"
Positive Force 4 1985
Red lettering on sleeve, black and white labels, paper
1st press : black vinyl
insert. A number of the 1st press came with a sticker.

Sick of It All: Self Titled - Original Black Vinyl on Revelation Records Rev:3 with Inserts and Numbered Sleeve

This is a major addition to the collection.  It's the kind of record I pick up whenever I find it and I have a few copies of this, but this is my first original press.  This is the original Revelation release with red labels with black stars and hand numbered inner sleeves.  Absolutely classic, old school NYHC from 1987.... 10 seminal tracks jammed onto this 7"