Monday, 20 March 2017

Ashes

My ability to think up a remotely clever or amusing title has completely evaded me today. But that's ok, because what matters isn't the title. It's the fact that I have obtained a test press of one of my favourite bands. I got this in a trade recently from someone who picked it up recently but, fortunately for me, didn't want it.

For the younger readers, Ashes were a band from Washington DC, active in the early 90s. They were notable for having a female vocalist with an enchanting voice and, for a few years, they were the band that any other band with a female vocal got compared to. They had Brian McTernan on guitar, who was also known for being the vocalist in Battery. If you haven't heard them, you should check them out. They were popular because they were interesting and different. Well, at least back in the day they were. Not sure if they would sound 'different' today, but give them a listen and let me know.

Predictably, I pulled out my other copies for a photo. As well as the test press, included above is the black vinyl first press with greenish sleeve, and the second press on white vinyl with black cover.

5 comments:

geoff said...

im craving an update, as much love the fact you got (and jealous of) that ashes test, im over it now and am wanting a new record up on the legendary endless quest blog! :)

Anonymous said...

Yes i am very disappointed to see this ashes test press every other day.

Willem RWHAF said...

Behind this blog sits a real human, not a post creating machine. So leave the dude in peace.

Anonymous said...

Oh shut up. People are just testifing to the fact that this is a respected and read blog. It is a compliment to say you would like to see more posts.

mcs said...

Haha! Its not often that the three remaining people who read this thing all comment at once. Thanks for the attention, guys. I haven't had many records recently hence the lack of updates, but things will change very soon...