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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Hide From Reality

Everything that Protester has put out has been pure gold.  Then again I’m probably biased since I’ve seen these dudes play a lot recently.  In reality, I do really like this album a lot.  It’s pure rage and fury.

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This was really a no brainer for me when pre-orders went up for sale. I was all in. Here’s what sucks though. I bought a record release cover of this album at one of their shows and I left it on the train. Fuck. I guess it’s cool that I was at least able to get this blue version out of 200.

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Well that brings us to RSD 2017 and Joint Custody had to have an exclusive release. Apparently there were 85 of this orange version. Here’s the kicker though. On the Joint Custody Instagram you can clearly see them burning and breaking a few of these for shits and giggles. So, it’s anyone’s guess to how many are actually out there.

Someone get at me with record release version.

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For the Rejected by the Rejected

I recently saw Battery play Damaged City Fest.  I hadn’t seen them since they played a one-off show at the Red Palace in DC in preparation for the Revelation anniversary shows in New York.  Before that I felt like it had been ten years since they played.

I’ve been listening to these guys since ’92 so for me to relive part of my teenaged years was simply what I needed to put a smile on my grumpy old man face.

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Another reason for my attending was I wanted to get a copy of “For the Rejected by the Rejected” which I guess is a best of album. They were all hand numbered and stayed with a cool silk screened cover depicting the Exorcist steps which I frequently went to as a kid.

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What’s sad is that I won’t be able to see them in California for those Rev shows. It would’ve been awesome seeing them play with all the other Rev bands. I’m gonna have to see if anyone could help me out if they have different copies of the album for that show.

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