I am Ashley

It’s been a few years now since Give release the “I am Live” record.  That year the band released two special covers for Record Store Day.  I easily grabbed a copy of the Dan Horres version of record.  It was the elusive Ashley Sykes cover that I never found.  As it turns out though it was only released at the Boston Tea Shop in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  At that time I didn’t even bother trying to track one down.  I didn’t know anyone in Boston so I couldn’t even fathom how to track one down.

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Years later I finally found one and I’m glad to scratch this off my wantlist. The thing is it took Ian Marshall, the band’s guitarist, to sell his own copy for me to get one. What happened to the other copies? Supposedly, there were 50 copies made of this particular cover. I think there are less than that since I’ve never even seen a copy until I got mine.

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Whatever the story is with this I’m just glad I was able to finally track one down. Now, I have to find a way to get a hold of the other rare Give record that I want. Those might be impossible to get unless I get lucky again.

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Search Record Release

If you are into hardcore at all, you’ve probably already hear dof the band Search.  In case you haven’t or have been living under a rock, Search consists of members of Turning Point, Floorpunch and Mouthpiece.  If there was a thing as a hardcore supergroup, I would probably consider Search to be one that defines it.

I was lucky enough to see them perform at their record release show this past weekend.  While I didn’t know a lot of the songs by heart I was still able to enjoy watching the band as Tim tore up the stage and got the crowd going.  Interestingly enough they also played a few new songs since they are apparently working on a proper full length record.

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There were 60 red screened logo covers (The regular version had a blue logo), date stamped and hand-numbered copies (I got number 10 in case you were wondering.) of the record release cover available for sale.  All of which contained the blue version of the record.

They limited the number of copies you could buy to two per person.  This put me in a bit of a bind because I wanted one for myself and I wanted to get two more for surprises.  Thankfully, I was able to work something out and I ended up with what I needed plus extras.  Also, they sold out in about 10 minutes.  I’m glad we got there early.

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This was a proper record release as it came with the flyer for the show and they threw in a sticker as well.  This was a killer show.  My buddies and I are still talking about how stacked this lineup was.

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Sadly, I still haven’t received my copies from Rev.  I was hoping to get them by the time I posted this but still no luck. Hopefully, I get them soon as I’m starting to get antsy and I want that clear version.

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Electric Flower Cult part 2

Lockin’ Out finally released the colored version of Give’s newest 12″.  From what I remember though this was supposed to be released  some time ago.  I guess you can’t really rush these things.  I have to say that it was worth the wait as the gold color that they picked out really complements the flowers on the front cover.

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As I mentioned in a previous post I got a black copy when I say them recently.  If you are a fan of Give you better hope they play some of these songs live because they will not disappoint you.

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The only thing that disappoints me is that this is only an e.p.  The songs came from the same sessions as Sonic Bloom e.p. and Electric Flower Circus l.p.  That means these songs have been in the vault for at least a couple of years now.  Maybe a new l.p. will be in the works soon.  One can only hope that their creative juices haven’t slowed down.

The gold is still available from Lockin’ Out. Go get it.

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Subject to red

It’s the last day of the month and I felt that I needed to get this post out since I got this record this month.  Some of you may recall a want list I posted in the beginning of the month.  Sadly, I haven’t been able to get any of those records.  Even though I haven’t made a dent in that want list I have been getting some phenomenal records.  A copy of “Subject to Change” on red is one such record.

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I’ve been looking for a copy of this for so long I didn’t think I was actually going to get one. Especially since there are supposedly an unknown amount of these floating around.  This is actually the first one I’ve seen sold in the past three years.  No one just wants to give these up.

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I’m really stoked about getting this and now having three of the five colored vinyl that this was pressed on. I can only imagine what I have to do to get a white or clear copy. At this point I’ll just consider myself lucky and see what happens. This one fell into my lap. The others might also someday.

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Blizzard of 93′

My Frostbite collection has always been pretty much nonexistent.  Every time I buy one of these records it’s always left my possession for some reason.  I can never keep one in my collection.  Well, I found two records recently that I’ve actually always wanted. So, I figure why not actually try to get this collection going. It couldn’t hurt, right?

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First up is this Liberty Bell cover out of 250. Apparently, this was for some a Robby Redcheeks birthday bash.

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Next one is a pretty cool Sex Pistols cover rip. Supposedly these are a little bit harder to get and are out of 77. I guess this was a release party version.

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What’s crazy is that this probably isn’t even considered rare by Frostbite collectors. There are so many variants of this record that I might never come close to completing this collection.

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I’m probably going to drive myself crazy trying to get other copies of this record. As I write this I’m already giving myself a headache thinking about getting more copies of this fucking record.  Fucking Dead by 23.

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