Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Rorschach Pushead LP

I'm pretty stoked with this one. I must have been outbid on this at least five times, and I must have avoided bidding due to the price being too high at least ten times. But all good things come to those who wait, and finally I can add this sexy item to my collection. The record in question is the second Rorschach LP 'Protestant'. The album originally came out in 1993. I remember buying it back then although at the time I had never heard Rorschach. I just had this sixth sense telling me to buy the album. Somehow it sounded exactly like I was expecting. Weird.

Well, some time circa 2002 this LP was repressed by the label that originally released it (Gern Blandsten) on colour vinyl, and in a sleeve designed by Pushead. They are all hand numbered. I believe that there are 550 copies in total. I just picked up number 105. As you can see, this is one beautiful looking record.

The funny thing is that I had never noticed before, but there are two different colour sleeve variations. The one I have is yellow, pink and silver. The other colour that I have seen more in the past is red and orange. I grabbed a picture from popsike so you can see:

I'm happy enough as I think the copy I have looks nicer, although part of me now wants one of the other ones too... even though it's taken me several years to finally track this one down.

Never satisfied.


xtinox said...

did the band named themselves after the comic character rorschach from alan moore's watchmen? in a way the cover art reminds me of the comic art. looks great!

Mike said...

Following up Remain Sedate, I remember the first time that I heard Protestant...I'd never heard anything so chaotic and harsh. So good.

I don't think I've ever seen this cover before. Wow. This looks so good. I'd love a copy....someday.