A good friend of mine recently told me he was thinking about selling some records because he was short of money. He offered me first dibs before he put his collection on eBay. Unfortunately though he didn't have a list of his collection, and he wasn't going to make one for me. And he lives quite a way away, so I couldn't go round and have a look. So I could only make offers on things I knew that he had, which wasn't many things. Probably for the best I guess. I need to try to control my spending anyway because the last month or so was quite an expensive one for one reason or another. Anyway, as a consequence of this I am now two steps closer to a complete Black Flag colour vinyl LP collection...
First up, my third colour copy of 'Damaged'. This one is on clear pink:
The only other colour of Damaged that I am aware of that I still don't own is a dark, clear purple. In the unlikely event that anyone reading this has one they wanna part with, get in touch.
Next up, one that I am totally stoked on - 'My War' on blue:
Even though this is probably at least the fiftieth pressing of this record, I don't care. This looks great.
I also have this one on red vinyl. It's easy to tell that this blue one is a much more recent pressing than the red one because the blue one has a barcode on the back of the sleeve, whilst the red one does not, as you can see here:
I also picked up another Black Flag record from the same dude, but this one is kinda weird. This is a test press of 'The Process Of Weeding Out' 12". It has no sleeve, but does come with a photocopied piece of paper which states the record title, catalog number and release date:
What seems strange to me is that the labels on this test are in French:
I know that SST used to use Rainbo to press their records, which is based in California. So I have no idea what is going on here. I always thought SST records were all pressed in the States and then shipped around the world. But I must be wrong. The pressing plant is called SNA and is definitely in France. So some SST records must have been pressed in Europe. How many SST releases were also pressed in other countries around the world? Anyone with any info please leave a comment. I am intrigued. Thanks!