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Green alert

Like I said it will be a more quiet. But I feel it is worth it, when I see this record. This is the second release on the legendary Dischord records label. It comes on colored vinyl for the first press only. For the picture sake, I added my double second press and third press copy too.

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During the last few days of the year, I did manage to grab a few records. First one is this compilation of demo tapes by some USA early eighties hardcore bands. The well known bands are obviously The Abused from NYC and State Of Alert from DC. Last one containing the talented Henry Rollins on vocals. Honor Role is the “new” band for me. I heard some stuff of them, but it didn’t stick. This is actually a well made bootleg. Sound quality is fine. Artwork looks decent and it even comes with an insert containing some additional information on the bands.

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State of alert and more

I love it, when I buy a single record and receive three in the mail. Always good to try something new.

Can’t tell anything about those other bands. But State Of Alert is pretty well know.

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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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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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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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not Sons Of Anarchy…

…State Of Alert is what I think about when I read S.O.A.

I always thought this 7″ was only released on purple vinyl but if you search this blog you will find out I found several other colors too. Today I got a black vinyl copy, but the sleeve is interesting too, it is beige or light yellow instead of white as all other copies are.

I don’t think I have to tell about State Of Alert or how good there are. Also when you speak Dutch, you will think of totally different things when you read S.O.A.  



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