Remember when the new Violent Reaction 7″ was released by Quality Control HQ? Well, actually I didn’t find out about it until way after the limited white version of the 7″ was sold out. I decided not to worry about picking up the 7″ since it would only be black and I didn’t want to spend that much money on postage for one record. I wanted to wait for US distros to carry it before I purchased it to save some cash.
After a while I didn’t see anything materialize. Damn, I missed out on a release but oh well it happens. I then read somewhere that Painkiller was also releasing the record. So, I jumped on to the Painkiller site and placed my order. I just wanted to finally get a copy of this.
Well, it finally showed up today and it took me by surprise. While I was only expecting a black record, Painkiller surprises me with a camo colored record. I guess I was lucky that I ordered early enough to be able to get this. Wow!
There are plenty of noticeable differences between this version and the Quality Control version. Most noticeable is the fact that this is a pocket style sleeve with an insert instead of that amazing looking foldout that was in the earlier editions of the record. Now I really wished I ordered the other version as it would have been cool to have the two different layouts.
No worries. I’m sure I’ll eventually find a black version of the UK pressing. For now though I’m just happy to finally have this on vinyl.