Sunday, 14 August 2011

Outface 'Friendly Green' LP Pink Marble

Here's another one for the Crisis (technically part of Revelation) Records collection - a weird pinky marble type colour variant of the OUTFACE 'Friendly Green' LP. I've owned this album for many years (not even sure when I first picked it up - probably about 1994) and never seen it on this colour before. My longstanding copy is on clear red vinyl. Once again, it makes me wonder how many variants of records are out there that I do not even know about.

This band featured some dude called Derrick Green on vocals who took over the shouting duties from Max Cavalera when he left Sepultura. On guitar was a dude called Charlie who later went on to play in CIV.

I never really liked this album much. It always sounded kinda confused to me, like the band didn't know what they wanted to sound like. There are moments of hardcore, reggae, ska and funk. The vocals came off sounding like a weird mix of Bad Brains, Into Another and Faith No More. I guess it always sounded too eclectic to make an impression on a young me and I filed it away and forgot about it.

After seeing this record for sale on eBay, I recently went back and checked it out again. Funnily enough, I've been enjoying this the past couple of weeks. It has a nice chilled out vibe which makes it perfect for my bike rides home from work in the sunny evenings. Sixteen years later, I finally get it.

8 comments:

Lecky said...

My brother told me a story about how one morning he went in to work at Revelation and Jordan had lined up boxes of this LP on the floor and had shot holes through them to see how many records the bullets would pass through. Jordan's explanation was that he didn't really like this record and it had never really sold in great numbers and they would probably never sell them all anyway.

geoff said...

i never thought of this color as a variant, theres just too many of them floating around. but i have no explanation of them either. i have to admit im a fan of this 12". outface played with GB a couple times and because of that i remembered them in a positive light. the test press of this is on a nice solid purple vinyl.

xfarsidex said...

i used to have this on orange marble. when i first got back into record buying/selling/trading it was one of the first records to leave the collection. it was also one of those records i really wanted to force myself to like back in the 90s, but it just sucks so much and forcing yourself to like shitty music is really the worst.

Sal said...

Their bass player, Frank Cavanaugh later played in the band, FILTER (their MTV hit: "hey man nice shot")

Sal said...

Hey Lecky, maybe that FILTER song was written about Jordans choice of targets? (see my above comment) haha

geoff said...

it looks like all of the members of that band went on to do some pretty major stuff. impressive.

http://www.bandtoband.com/band/outface

mcs said...

Not really, Geoff. Dudes went on to play in Civ, Sepultura and on one integrity record. Not that impressive is it?

scourgedaggerandchain said...

Do you know the pressing info on this? I was trying to buy that variant copy on eBay too. I actually just found a regular red copy and settled on that one until I can find a variant.