Here's another variant of an early 00's era 7". The Right Brigade / A Poor Excuse split 7" was Bridge Nine's sixth release, which is now 15 years old! How the hell did that happen? I picked up one copy back when this came out, and then about nine years later picked up a second copy. Then a couple of years later a couple more. It seems that I manage to pick up another one on average once every 2.5 years. Since I haven't managed to add one since March 2013, I figured it was about time to seek out another one. So here's my sixth copy... the one with the infamous 'Fuck Off' cover.
The story on this one is basically that the printers took a long-ass time to print the covers. So B9 were sitting on the records for ages without covers, meaning they couldn't sell them... so to get around the probem they made up some covers of their own.
The label's account of what happened is detailed on the back of the sleeve:
According to the B9 discography, there were 100 of these covers made. Mine is stamped with a number 97, leading me to believe that I own number ninety seven of the hundred.
Despite having 6 versions of this one now, I still need 4 more to complete the set. At my current rate this means that I am set to have achieved that goal by 2025. Please stick around and watch the story unfold... very slowly...