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The store owner who sold me the Ramones LP was kind enough to throw in this Government Issue record for free. This might be my first Mystic records release I got in over a decade.

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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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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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Year list 2015

To reflect back on the year, it was a great year for new and re-released music. My year list turned out to be pretty long.

Beach Slang LP
California 7″
Ceremony LP
Die 7″
Fade 7″
Flex 7″/tape/flexi
Give 12″
GLOSS demo
Into Another LP
Iron Boots discography LP
Iron Chic 7″
No Tolerance LP
Protester 7″
Run The Jewels 12″
Shipwrecked repress 7″
Spirits LP
Stick Together LP
Supercrush 7″
Superheaven LP
Sweet Jesus LP
Title Fight LP
True Identity demo
Turning Point discography LP
Turnstile LP
Union Of Faith demo
Violent Reaction LP
Youth Brigade demo 7″

When it comes to my favorite picks up, it was really hard to choose and make a list. Last month alone was so awesome. I also got quite a few awesome test presses including three Dag Nasty tests and two Fugazi tests. Also I picked up a few of my all time wants.

The one I really wanted the most was the GI single. This completes my early Dischord singles collection. Also I was very stoked about picking up this Lifetime 7″. You barely find this 7″, luckily that didn’t reflect in the price. Another regular record that I found highly anticipating was the expanded Turning Point discography. I even got luckily enough to get the test press. I also added the missing second press test press of the Turning Point discography from back in 2005.

The Seattle/Vancouver area always has been a great area for hardcore bands, two of my favorite bands are from there. So it was very cool to pick up this Champion and Keep It Clear test press. I managed to pick up not one but three Dag Nasty test this year, Wig Out At Denko’s being my favorite of the three for sure. The final two test presses I am still psyched about are this Fugazi EP and this Fugazi 7″, mostly because these are my first and second favorite Fugazi releases. Margin Walker, Repeater and Furniture being 3rd, 4th and 5th.

Also I want to mention all The Smiths and Morrissey records I’ve got, that turned into a very nice collection overnight due to a few good and big scores.

Collecting wise a great year, hopefully this year will be better.

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The last record of the year

The last one should be a killer one, so I decided to post this Government Issue 7″ as last. This completes my search for the six classic Dischord singles. I clearly remember saying that I will never own any of the 7″s and now ten years later, I completed the set.

In the same Dischord vibe, I also bought this Void live tape. Pretty decent recordings and nicely done sleeve. Obviously this is a home made thing.

Also I picked up this promo tape of the Faith/Void LP. The seller is trustworthy guy and he told me, he got this in 83/84 at Rough Trade Record store in Chicago. I’ve contacted Jeff and he contacted Ian and they both don’t remember making any promo tapes. So the origin of this tape remains unknown. But maybe one of the bands members made this.

The last item isn’t a record or a tape but a poster/flyer hybrid. Just like the GI 7″, this has been on my want list for almost a century. So when I finally had the chance to pick it up, I was so stoked. So iconic!

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I think my ratio normal pressings vs test pressing when it comes to Government Issue is 1 to 1. Somehow I run into test press of them a lot. This is repress by Dr. Strange. Plain white labels, plain white sleeve with a flyer stuck on the front. Nothing fancy.


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From the same seller I found the white GI 7″, I also got this white GI LP. Same deal as before a regular pressing on black and two limited colored pressing out of a 100 each. 



Teenager in a box

Reflex records from Belgium re-released some classic back in the early 2000’s. One of them is this Government Issue 7″. Besides the regular pressing they always did two limited colors, both limited to a 100 copies. Seeing the low numbers, when I find a copy cheap, I always cope it. The music is never a let down. 



CDs are for free

Well almost. I gladly pick up some classics and not so classics for an ultra low price. Love the Government Issue cd and I dig the additional live tracks too. the Turning Point cd is an oddball filled with demo, compilation and split single tracks. Fort Knox might be unknow to most. This hip hop crew is made up of hardcore kids. Weird cd but interesting in a way.



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