Monday, 29 September 2014

A Few Integrity 7"s

It's been four months since I last posted about an Integrity record. Anyone who has been reading this blog for a while will know that's almost unprecedented in the history of this blog. I don't think there has ever been that long between Integrity posts. Although, to be honest, I can't be arsed to go back and check for certain, as there are fifty Integrity posts on here. Or rather, there were fifty. There are now fifty one...

The first new addition is this baby blue vinyl second pressing of the Organized Crime repress of the 'In Contrast Of Sin' 7". It's funny because I initially intended to ignore the second press because, at the time I figured it was too far to make two second press colours of a repress. But when the third press hit and I decided to bite, I realised that I couldn't accept a gap in the collection. So I then had to go back and find the second pressings, which have taken me probably like three years to track down. Maybe longer.

Next up is a recent flexi 7" called 'Piss Off You Bloody Wankers'. There were only 250 of these made, and they were given to anyone who pre-ordered the 'Den Of Iniquity' LP that came out recently. This features a single one and a half minute song that is closer to 'punk' than Integrity's usual sound. It was recorded live in 1992 and was previously unreleased. The cover features a young-looking Dwid. I would say that this is for the Integrity completist only. It's sloppy yet strangely charming.

Next is the split 7" with Vegas. This one is a weird looking thing. It is a tribute to the music of Dudley Moore and Peter Cook. Sounds odd but somehow works really well. This one was released on red vinyl for RSD 2014. There was also a yellow with green spots colour that the band sold in the Holy Terror store. I'm not sure if there are other colours. I hope not.

This one also contains a seriously huge fold out poster. I put both the 7"s next to it for scale. Did I mention that it's huge?

And finally, three colours of the '7th Revelation: Beyond The Realm Of The VVitch' 7". The most limited version was the clear vinyl version that came with the pre-orders for the 'Systems Overload' 2xLP delux edition that went on sale at xmas. But then there were other 'regular' colours made. I picked up three of them. I believe that the pink is the more limited 'band version' although, as ever, cannot be sure.

So there we go, seven new Integrity 7"s added to the collection. I need to make a want list as there are too many versions of too many 7"s that I'm missing. I can't carry on keeping track of these things in my head.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's also a clear/red splatter pre order version of that Integ/Vegas split, limited to 100.