I like Fastbreak. And because of this, I have all their records. Well, I do now. But one managed to elude me for about 13 years, which is their second 7", 'Where It Lies', on Stand Hard Records. I just picked it up recently:
There were only 250 of these in total, all on black vinyl, numbered on the back of the sleeve:
Clearly numbering the back of the sleeve was deemed insufficient form of numbering, so they also numbered the paper dust sleeve as well:
Because I had never seen this before, I didn't know much about it. But the insert is interesting. It says that the four songs on this 7" were recorded for two compilations ('East Coast Assault Part 2' and a Blackout! Records compilation). I have no idea if either of those compilations ever came out or not. Anyone?
Pretty funny that this has taken me like 12 or 13 years to find. When the band were active, this was in demand and really hard to get. So I did what I always do, and decided to leave it until the frenzy died down a bit. I then got outbid on eBay several times, because I never really bid too much for this, since it was never something I was desperate to get. All of a sudden a ridiculous number of years float by, then I decide that it's stupid to still have it on my want list, spot one on eBay & think "this is the one" and then take it. And then I'm left feeling like an idiot for picking something up long, long after it came out, even though I was around at the time. I mean, seriously, what kind of moron is picking up a Fastbreak 7" for the first time in 2010 (other than 18 year old kids... who probably aren't interested in Fastbreak anyway since they've never heard of them)?