Monday, 3 November 2014

Can't Get Ahead

Pretty sure I'm the last person in the world to receive (and post) their last Painkiller order. But I'll make up for it some other time. This pre-order went up and I jumped on it quicksmart. The main point of interest was the new Violent Reaction 'Dead End' 7". Just like Mike, I placed my order immediately, and got one of the colour vinyl pressings that is not very colourful at all. Most copies I have seen on instagram are a camo green kinda colour, but mine is a greyish marble mess that is difficult to photograph.

I do like this colour, solely for the fact that it appears to be a rarer variant than the green. But at the same time, and because I am an idiot, I am keen to also find a green copy.

Well anyway, when this went up for pre-order, so a new 7" from Step Forward went up at the same time. Knowing how much the first one still sells for eight years after it came out, I made sure to grab one first and think about it later. And just like the first 7", this one comes on a crystal clear vinyl... although my copy looks like it's been playing football down the park with its mates - it has what looks like a dirty grass stain in the middle.

The funny thing is that I have never owned the first Step Forward 7" before. Doug used to rattle on about it on Vinyl Noize all the time, which helped keep the price up, especially as he used to blog about every copy that appeared on eBay. So I had little chance of grabbing a copy at a bargain price, and every time I thought about bidding on one it always seemed to climb to a price higher than I wanted to pay. But recently I finally found one for a reasonable price and pulled the trigger. This is such an awesome 7", and although I am stoked to have grabbed the second 7", it pales in comparison to this one.

I had also added the second press of the Magic Circle 7" to my cart, although had pretty much forgotten about it until the parcel arrived. The first press of this one came in a plain paper sleeve, so this second press puts things right with some fancy graphics:

I actually prefer the back cover to the front. Those cartoon boobs are almost as good as the real thing.

1 comment:

Handsome Pete said...

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I need to make it a habit to check on the site more.