Monday, 24 March 2014

Pressure To Collect

It's funny, because a huge chunk of my collection came about through the 90s when I just bought everything that came out on certain labels. I didn't know the bands, but I didn't care either. I just trusted certain labels and bought everything they released, which meant that years later I had amassed quite a large collection, much of which ended up becoming quite sought-after. These days I am almost the exact opposite - I don't buy anything new unless I have downloaded it and listened to it and am convinced it is worth sinking money into. The problem of this approach is that I now quite often miss out on entire pressings of some releases, which I then have to try to track down once they have sold out. So I missed out on the first Turnstile 7" completely (two pressings) and the first pressing of the second 7".

Well, when I saw third pressings go up for sale in the Reaper store, I figured that I should try to stay up to date rather than fall further behind. So I ordered all three colours of both 7"s. And here they are...

First up, the 'Pressure To Succeed'. This comes on blue (300), orange (700) and clear (1000).

And second, the 'Step 2 Rhythm' 7", on 'purple' (which looks more pink to me, out of 600), silver (400), and baby blue (1000).

So here it is - an almost instant Turnstile collection:

The depressing thing is realising that there are still more Turnstile 7"s that I don't have than I do. On the positive side, however, at least I will have something to do in the coming months trying to collect the rest.

3 comments:

Willem RWHAF said...

And now that you have both of their releases, which one is your favorite?

mcs said...

Good question, Willem. And not easy to answer. But if you pushed me, I think I would say that I prefer the second 7". You?

Willem RWHAF said...

Me too. First one is more influenced by Trapped Under Ice I think. Their second though is more like themselves, a more genuine sound. So I'd definitely go with the second also...