The Weight Test

I usually leave things up to chance when buying stuff for my want-list.  I actually haven’t been doing much active looking lately.  Although, I have been picking up things here and there.  Here’s a record that fell into my lap a few months ago.


Apparently, I was searching for a test press of this Seaweed record. So when I was offered a chance to buy it who was I to decline the offer.


What’s weird is that I was able to get this faster than the brown vinyl. I used to ask around for that version but was never able to get one. Maybe someone can help me out with that.

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The Glory of America’s Hardcore

I love it when labels sell limited stuff for a decent price. This rarely happens as most of these limited covers are picked up by flippers and sold on eBay or Discogs for a ridiculous price. When Triple B mentioned that they were selling extras of the Glory lp with a limited cover, I was all over it.


This was limited cover was printed for the America’s Hardcore show back in December of last year.  While a tempting fest to go to I usually just  stay around my immediate vicinity for shows, so grabbing one of these suckers was probably going to be close to impossible if it there weren’t any extras.

There were 50 of these available with a blank b-side label.  It would be cool to see more labels do this sort of stuff instead of waiting for a few months before hiking up the price.

I guess that doesn’t really matter since there’s always a sucker like me around. Blah…

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When people grow, people go to Europe

I consider myself a pretty big fan of Blacklisted. All their releases have stayed consistent and have been pretty solid. All the releases also manage to have a ton of variants. So basically I’m still chasing a bunch since my Blacklisted collection is measly compared to others.


So when I saw a Euro tour version of their last record come up for sale I decided splurge a little and grab it.  It’s a pretty sweet looking cover out of 85.


This came with the white version of the record which is the most common pressing. Doesn’t matter though since that bad ass cover made it collectible. Apparently there is also an Australian tour version out of 100. Eventually it’ll fall into my lap. Until then I’m content with what I’ve been lucky enough to get.

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Berthold City

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, most of you hardcore kids have heard of Berthold City.  If you haven’t heard of them , well it’s a new band fronted by Andrew of Strife fame.

There was a lot of hype surrounding this band especially after releasing a demo last year.  I’m not ashamed to say I got also sucked in. I really liked their demo. Good straight up youth crew style hardcore. So, when pre-orders came up I grabbed what I could.



I grabbed the clear out of 100 and the blue out of 400. They also had these shirt package deals that had limited screened covers. While tempting I opted to just grab the regular versions of the record. In hindsight I wish I was able to grab one of the limited covers.



While others were grabbing this variant covers though, I opted to grab a test press, which has a pretty nice cover in its own right. I got number 9 out of 25. I don’t know how many were actually sold by the label though. I think I made the right choice in this instance.

One day I’ll probably end up chasing those other covers when the hype has gone down. Until then I’m pretty happy with what I got.

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I’m finally getting around to listening to the newest Supercrush record.  Once again I’m hooked.  If you like catchy fuzzed out rock you will love this.  I support everything these guys do.  Only thing I need from them is proper full length.


C’mon man! Putting out records two songs at a time is a fucking tease. I need more!!!


I also give them props for the pink theme of the record packaging.  I like the overall aesthetic.  Other record labels need to take note on how to match then vinyl color with the overall packaging.

Finally, these guys are also doing a proper tour. They are going to be in DC sometime in June. I’m probably going to geek out on all their records until I finally see them.

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