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End of the year list

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(just a random picture I took, that I wanted to share.)

This last year was a solid year, no exceptional highs in the record collecting department, but I found a few solid wants and a total amount of fourteen test presses.

The two tests that stand out are this Scream and this Beefeater test.

Some other finds I am still stoked about are this Therapy?, Underdog, Black Flag and The Cure records. All hard to find and all still so good after all those years.

Furthermore I found a good bunch of Smiths and Morrissey records for the collection. Some are difficult to find.

Also I bought a few signed records and let one get signed. Not really after that kind of thing, but when it crosses my path, I might as well go for it.

When it comes to new stuff, this is what kept me entertained during the year. Not so many hardcore releases as other years great my attention this year. I have been playing a ton of Shoegaze and post-rock and post-punk recently.

All in random order.

  • Free – Ex Tenebris + Demo MMXV 12”
  • Ecostrike – Voice Of Strength 12”
  • Supercrush – I’ve Been Around 7”
  • Down and Outs – Double Negative LP
  • Burn – Mountain 7”
  • Pale Waves – All Things I Never Said 12”
  • Hypocrite – The Mayhem Demo 7”
  • Fireburn – Shine 7”
  • Safe – Stay Strong 7”
  • Count Me Out – 110 demo 7”
  • Quicksand – Triptych Continuum 12”
  • Ceremony – L-shaped Man demo LP
  • Supercrush – I Can’t Lie 7”
  • Cutting Through – Empathy 7”
  • Red Hare – Little Acts Of Destruction LP
  • The Proletariat – The Murder Of Arlon Sterling 7”
  • Supertouch – Flying High (‘95) flexi
  • Shipwrecked – We Are The Sword 12”
  • Beach Rats – Wasted Time 7”
  • Circles – demo 12”
  • Turnstile – Time & Space LP
  • For Pete’s Sake – North Atlantic 12”
  • Iggy Pop and the Stooges – Rare Power LP
  • Shark Attack – Complete Discography LP
  • Slow Crush – Aurora LP
  • Johnny Marr – Call The Comet LP
  • Battle Ruins – Glorious Dead LP

Concert wise it was a slow year, but easily the best show was Dag Nasty in Eindhoven. Furthermore I enjoyed Johnny Marr, Underdog and Shipwrecked a lot too.

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(me singing a long to Dag Nasty)

Next year I will probably post a bit less. I want to shift my focus on a few high ticket items and work a bit on other projects.

My want list for 2019 will look something like this:

  • Antidote – Thou Shall Not Kill (1st press) 7″
  • Black Flag – Nervous Breakdown (1st press) 7″
  • Common Cause – s/t (blue vinyl) 7″
  • Embrace – s/t (test press) LP
  • Faith – Subject To Change (clear vinyl) LP
  • Faith – Subject To Change (white vinyl) LP
  • Faith – Subject To Change (4th press $4.00 NO masterdisk etched, if it exits) LP
  • Keep It Clear – A Lesson… (record release edition) LP
  • Rhino 39 – Xerox (OG Dangerhouse) 7″
  • State Of Alert – No Policy (green vinyl, 1st press sleeve) 7″
  • Teen Idles – Minor Disturbance (1st press) 7″
  • Urban Waste – s/t 7″ (1st or 2nd press)

Maybe a bit ambitious but I will see, what 2019 will bring me.

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Out of step

I received my American mail today. The thing that I first unpacked was this Minor Threat LP, so I might as well post it first. Recent repress nothing really to fuzz about. Only thing is that Brian Baker signed it. I am a sucker for these kind of things. I am sorry.

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Live in Washington

A new Minor Threat live LP arrived today. Obviously this is a bootleg, but still it is good. Funny to see old newspaper clippings I dug up a half year ago, ending up on a insert on a bootleg. It even came with a bootleg Minor Threat sticker.

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Punk

Two excellent punk LPs arrived today. Don’t think they need some kind of introduction.

Didn’t have that Minor Threat pressing yet and it nice to replace my 20 year old cd copy for the LP version of that Pennywise record. Think this is my favorite Pennywise record, mostly because it is a lot darker, heavier and personal compared to the other records.

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We’re just a Minor Threat

A buddy of mine, really hooked me up with three old pressings of these classics. Great way to end the old year and start the new one.

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It’s the end of the year. There’s another one coming.

It’s the end of the year, There’s another one coming.

To wrap up last year, I wanted to share my favorites of the year, I picked up a ton of records, I was very lucky with both punk, hardcore, Springsteen, Smiths and Morrissey records. Did found some great Country, New Wave and (Hard) Rock records too.

My favorite obviously is the Minor Threat  – Out Of Step test press, I picked up in Sweden.

I found twenty test presses this year, mostly related to The Smiths, these are the best imho: Fugazi – Red Medicine LP, Fugazi – 3 Songs 7″ & these two The Smiths LPs.

When it comes to punk and hardcore, I added a few nice ones, second press Agnostic Front – Victim In Pain LP, Blue Husker Du LP, State Of Alert 7″ and this more recent Mouthpiece LP.

When it comes to old Dutch punk, I found a few nice additions to the collection.

Also I managed to cross off two of my main wants when it comes to Dangerhouserecords. Just need that Rhino 39 7″ to complete the set.

All in all a good year record wise. When it comes to “new” stuff, this is what I have been playing the most, both on physical and digital format in random order:

  • Fireburn – Don’t Stop The Youth EP
  • Iron Chic – You Can’t Stay Here LP
  • Burn – Do Or Die LP
  • Quicksand – Interiors LP
  • Molly – Stay Above LP
  • Damnation A.D. – Pornography LP
  • Shipwrecked – s/t 7″
  • Rixe – Bapteme Du Feu 7″
  • Vanishing Life – Surveillance LP
  • Ecostrike – Time Is Now 7″
  • Run The Jewels – III LP
  • Cutting Through – A Will To Change EP
  • Pale Waves – Television Romance 7”
  • The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead boxset
  • Jawbreaker – First Demo digital
  • Don’t Sleep – s/t 12”
  • Limp Wrist – Facades LP
  • Absolution – Juxtaposition 7″

When it comes to show, I hit an all time low, I only managed to catch 18 shows, but I did see a few memorable ones: Guns N Roses, Iron Chic, Quicksand and Undeclinable Ambuscade.

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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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Seeing green

Cool Minor Threat bootleg from 2008, this time on green vinyl. Great artwork, very cool pictures. Sound quality is fine, the band sounds tight. Nice one.

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Dead format

I picked up a few cd’s, I really wanted to hear that Leeway album. It was never released on vinyl and it probably never will. So getting the cd is the only option for me. I decided to add the Charge and Minor Threat cd’s too. So cheap and no additional shipping costs made it a no-brainer for me.

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Live at the Buff Hall

It took me a while, but I finally manged to find the last variation/pressing. Turns out there are at least eight. Not counting the test press. Funny enough the label only lists four different ones. But they didn’t really got authorized to make these in the first place, so them not being open and honest about it makes sense. 

Minor Threat is on fire on this 7″. this was the first live recording I ever heard and I still love it.
These are all copies, including a few doubles.

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