Friday, 14 December 2012

DC Guns

Despite how old I am and how long I've been collecting records, some things still surprise me. Today's record is an example.

The record in question is a test press of a 7" entitled 'DC Guns' by Down By Law, released by Selfless Records probably around 1994. I remember buying this when it came out. There were two versions - a single 7", and a double 7". This test is for the single 7", although on reflection it seems odd that the test would be anything other than the double 7". Ah well. Also, worth mentioning that this test comes with a sleeve (the regular one that the record was issued in), which is always a nice bonus for a test.

The surprise for me was that I was the only bidder on this test press and it sold for $10. Ok, so on the one hand this is not the band's best work, and DBL were never as big as other bands of this style and era. But still, it's a Dave Smalley band, and they were pretty big being on Epitaph and all. So not sure if I got lucky here, or whether I am literally the only person in the world interested in owning this. Whichever though, I'm not complaining.


Nico said...

Unbelievable I missed this. Great score.

I got a Down By Law - All Scratched Up test press for 8 bucks a few years ago, nobody cares about this band or at least collecting.

mcs said...

I think you're right, Nico. Nobody is bothered about collecting DBL records. Well, except maybe me and you!

I saw a test of 'Blue' at some point in the last 3 or 4 years. I forgot to bid at the end. I think it sold for about $20. I was gutted.