Tag Archives: Dischord

4 old 7”s on a 12”

Last week, I went on a nice road trip, hitting up record stores and a museum in the south of the Netherlands. I came home with a nice box filled with goodies. One of them is this early pressing of the 4 7”s on a 12”, containing 4 out of the 6 earliest Dischord releases. No need to introduce the bands or the records. The LP came with the large lyric sheet and a cool mail order sheet.

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It’s your choice 

Some of you might be familiar with this series of live LPs recorded in the late 80″s and early 90″s. I think all of them are recorded in Germany and all proceeds went to charity.

Some pretty interesting bands contributed to this project; Scream, Verbal Assault, Melvins and No Means No come to mind.

I was kind of surprised to find a double 10″ filled with leftovers tracks in the wild. I have never heard about it before and I was shocked to find out they actually pressed 3000 copies.

A lot of the songs are actually cover songs and are ofcourse recorded live in Germany. Really dig Verbal Assault playing an on fire Stiff Little Fingers tune.

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Can’t Keep Up

This pick up was arranged many months ago. But since the seller lives in Sweden and I happen to be in Sweden early September, it felt better waiting a bit and pick it up in person.

For those unaware what this record is: Test press for the 1st pressing of the Minor Threat Out Of Step EP 12″. Probably 50 made, some sources say 100.

First press (original mix) test presses can be identified by the 14410 code assigned by Nashville Record Pressing as written on the labels and scratched into the dead wax.

These first press tests are more commonly found as radio promos with a photocopied flyer attached to the inner sleeve and mockup labels pasted on top of the standard NRP test press labels (which fall off when the glue fails over time). This copy still has them firmly attached, probably since it was only played a few times and then stored away for almost two decades.

My copy is indeed a record station promo from a local Baltimore radio station, they decided to trash a ton of records back in the late 80’s and one of their employees took it out of the trash and brought it back home. The sticker indicates what songs aren’t suit for air play.

It also comes with a thick cardboard DJ sleeve, that someone decorated, probably by someone from the radio station.

I am so happy to found this one and added to my collection. Best pick up of the year for me.

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3 songs

Another cool test press by the almighty Fugazi. I love this 7″ and I was super stoked finding one with the promo sleeve. Either 50 or 100 copies are made.

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Pencil Geek

State of Alert is high on my playlist this week. I am still not sure if I like the demo more or the 7″.

I was looking for more State Of Alert and I bought this 7″ without seeing a decent picture, the seller told me it would be grey/brown vinyl. What color would you call it?

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The quest for green is on

Two weeks ago, I wanted to play some State Of Alert, so I grabbed the single and put it on. While playing the single, I grabbed my other copy to check out the lyric sheet and I noticed that, that copy was also a second press. 

I always assumed I had a second and third press, turns out I owned two second presses. Not sure how this has happened. I did found a dirt cheap copy once and bought it without making any further inquerements, probably the auction didnt had any decent pictures and expected it to be 3rd press and I didn’t check it thoroughly and put it away. 

Anyhow, when I noticed the mistake, the hunt was on for a copy. Like a miracle a good looking copy showed up within days, so I went for it. Now the hunt is on for a copy on green vinyl.

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I also got a copy on the Nation Of Ulysses full length. Funny enough I have two test pressings, but no original copy of this one. Nice to have a lyric sheet and understand better what their are singing about.

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My aunt came over from the states, so she brought a nice pile of records I bought and got delivered at her place. First one is this Government Issue one. Nice early pressing in awesome condition. It even includes the lyric sheet.

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Shudder To Think

A brand new record store opened just outside of my city. Pretty fun seeing those new record stores popping up after years of demise.

Personally I wasn’t too impressed with their selection but I did manage to score this Shudder To Think LP pretty cheap.

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More Berlin

I did found a few 7″s I was after at the local record stores. I really wanted the Boston Strangler demo on 12″ but all shops I visited where out of it.

This Discrepancy 7″ sparked my interest a while ago, has a very youth crew sleeve and was released on Youngblood records, so despite not hearing it before, I just got a copy.

The Iron Cross was another record I didn’t hear before, but just due to knowing the band, I decided to pick it up. This is more recent work, not as urgent as their early stuff, still enjoyable.

Finally in the second hand bin, I pulled out this Orange 9mm 7″, I doubt a lot of people remember this band but seeing I heard the song before and I love almost everything that is somehow related to Burn, I picked it up. Turns out the other songs are great too.

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