Tuesday, 5 September 2017

It's Not Too Late

The same guy who sold me the Seaweed 7" was also selling a lot of other cool stuff, so I ended up buying quite a few bits from him. I'm going to cover them in a few posts over the next few days.

Today's installment is a few different copies of the TouchXDown 'Reach For The Top' 7". I've actually never known whether the 'X' was a part of the band's name or not. I mean, you know how it is, usually the 'X's are added for aesthetic reasons, but also optional. Then again, most 'X's are added at the start and end of a band's name. This one is in the middle. So is the band's name 'Touchdown' or 'TouchXDown'? I have no idea. Not that it matters I guess. Anyway, this record was a first time vinyl release for this band who were active circa 1988. It came out in 2004 as a split release between Youngblood Records and Malfunction Records. I remember at the time getting the red vinyl and gold vinyl copies when they came out, and then years later I found out that there were some super limited second press colours that must have come out on the sly. So it was cool to get the chance to pick all of them up in one go.

Apparently there were only 25 copies each of the grey vinyl, blue vinyl and purple vinyl copies.

And of course, if I was picking up the limited second press colours, I figured I may as well also grab the test press. This test comes in a cool sleeve:

Theidea is that the sleeve folds out to look like a t-shirt... although to my eyes it looks like a short shirt with long arms. But hey, I'm being picky. It still looks pretty cool.

And with those 4 copies added to the copies I've owned since when this came out, I now appear to have a pretty cool little collection going on.

The final thing I will say that if you've never heard this you really should check it out. Late 80s D.C. straight edge never sounded so good.


geoff said...

this is the first time i have seen, or heard of the purple vinyl version of record. the three of those look really good all together.

itallcomesdowntothis said...

Great post.