May I Be I

The first time I heard the Free demo I wanted them to release a 7″ as soon as possible.  Then I finally saw them play in DC last year and I was hooked. Anything Pat Flynn touched was pretty much gold in my eyes.  So, I pretty much had high expectations for their first record.

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The thing is though I think I waited too long for this 7″ to come to fruition. Even after listening to it a few times now I think I hyped myself up too much for this record.

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I like what I’m hearing and I know that once I really listen to it I know I’ll probably get hooked. Right now though I’m listening to other things. I think I’ll revisit this in a couple of days during a day off to actually absorb this record.

200 on clear and 500 on grey from Triple-B Records.

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The Last Real Band Left

Ok, so I’m still pretty psyched about the newest Protester record.  I still find myself getting excited when listening to this.  In my last post about Protester I asked for help in getting a copy of the record release version of the album.

Thankfully, I was able to get one with relative ease.  Someone sold me their copy and only asked for what they paid for it.  This doesn’t happen to often.

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I really like this cover. What sucks is that every one of these I’ve seen has got a really shitty glue job.  I can live with it.

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150 made DIY style. The way hardcore was meant to be.

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June 3, 2000

So years ago 4 Walls Falling played a reunion show at St. Andrews in Maryland. I was really stoked on going to this show. At this point I hadn’t seen 4 Walls play in a long time. They were one of my favorite bands to see live and I made plans to see them. There was nothing that was going to stop me.

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Well, here’s the kicker. I actually got a call from this girl Heather that night reminding me to pick her up from her work. I had an “oh fuck” moment at that point. I actually had a date that night to see one of Heather’s favorite bands, The Dismemberment Plan.

Fuck. What was I supposed to do?

I ended up taking her to see The Dismemberment Plan at the Black Cat that night. 4 Walls Falling never played again.

So, I got this record as a reminder of what should have been an awesome hardcore night. Heather and I broke up two weeks later.

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I Hate You.

About a month ago I was able to grab a copy of the I Hate You discography on this greyish white vinyl.   Supposedly this is a mis-press of a test press that came out on Dead by 23 records.  I actually think that this is a mis-press of the white version of the record since the test press copies I have seen were all black.

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I guess whatever the case may be there are only a handful of these laying around. According to the seller there might actually only be three in existence. So I bit the bullet and decided to grab it since it was going for really cheap.

Now, I actually want to know what this is. Any guesses?

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In the Pink of an Eye

I don’t know what it is about this record.  I’ve gotten pretty lucky with grabbing all the ones I want.  I’ve also been able to help out some good dudes in grabbing this.  At this point though I need to stop.  I actually need to start working on my want list and grab those crucial records that I’ve been wanting for a while.

It’s time to put this baby to bed.  So here’s a pic of the five copies of “In the Blink of an Eye” that I’ve accrued the past few years.  The pink on the end is the latest addition.  I know I mentioned in my last Vision post that I wanted a bubble gum pink version.

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I love the way this looks. The only thing that would make this truly complete is if I was able to get a test press. Maybe I should try to find one of those in the near future.

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