You never know what you’ll find on eBay. Every once in a while you find a real gem that you can only appreciate. So while looking through several listings I found an Amenity record that I didn’t own. It’s been a long while since I’ve listened to Amenity but I remember how much I used to love them in my high school days. So, I figure what the hell and bought the damn record.
What’s really cool about this is that it’s a test press for their first record. I didn’t even really think about it. I just wanted to have it.
This came with the first press cover and insert which is really cool as most tests from this era didn’t come with anything. Too bad it’s really beat up but this must have been passed around through the years.
Maybe this time it will stay put and hang out with me for the foreseeable future.
I think it was sometime last year where I first saw a copy of this Rocky cover for “the Beat Goes On” by Blacklisted. I thought it was such an awesome looking cover that I immediately started my search for it. Little did I know that it was such a hard version to track down for a good price.
I finally got my copy a couple of days ago so I’m still pretty stoked on getting this. This is numbered out of 50 with the red vinyl version of the record.
Getting this record has actually made me revisit this particular album again. It’s been so long since I’ve listened to Blacklisted that I’ve forgotten how good they are.
Now I might to actually put some effort into looking for other rare Blacklisted records and expand my measly collection.
Trying to catch up with months worth of post is actually kind of fun. I get to listen to stuff I purchased months back and basically treat them like they’re new all over again. A record that I actually got last Record Store Day is the Damnation A.D. rendition of “Pornography” by The Cure.
I do enjoy listening to The Cure and I find the way Damnation A.D. treated this album was that of respect. They really pulled it off and made it their own.
Well since I had the blue RSD copy, I found that I wanted a copy of the white smoke copy as well.
This one was only available by mail-order from Organized Crime Records. I saw a pre-order was up for this either from Instagram or an email. I figure why not grab one of these as well.
There we only 213 of these made with a special silk screened cover. It looks like this is actually still available from Crime Scene Merch if one needed another copy of this record. Go get it!
One thing I have learned from both Mike (The One thing That Still Holds True Blog) and Marcus (Endless Quest), is if you don’t ask you don’t get. Such is the case with this Vision rip of the Search 7″. I really wanted a copy of this since I first saw pictures of it on Instagram. I let people know about it and made sure that if anyone had an extra copy I wold gladly buy or trade for it.
Lucky for me Veith reached out to me to see if I still needed a copy of this. I was stoked when I got that email. Thankfully, I had something he wanted for this trade to be completed.
This was from the second press of green vinyl where 100 of these Vision rip covers were made for the Dave Franklin benefit.
Now, if someone would be kind enough to drop me a line stating that they have a green copy of Vision “Undiscovered” for me, I would be alright with that.
Whoa, I’m back. Life just took a detour so I had to take a break from this for a while. Hopefully, I’ll be back on a regular posting schedule since I actually have records to post now. So, let’s start off with a banger.
This one was a lucky buy. I got a Discogs alert for the Iron Cross rip off cover for this record but when I finally decided to put it in my cart it actually sold. Thankfully, I decided to look through this seller’s list or else I wouldn’t have found this.
I guess the person who bought the Iron Cross rip already had a copy of this. So losing one record gained me another. I figure that the other versions are gonna be easier to find that this little number. For those that are willing to help I’m still looking for a Fuck Off cover as well as the Iron Cross cover. Let me know.
This is 23 out of 25 for those that care about this stuff.