This has to go down as one of the crazier things I have ever done. Seriously.
One record I have been fascinated with for a long time is Comeback Kid's first record, "Turn It Around". Besides being their best record and being out of print for years, they seemed to have a tour pressing or fest cover for every show they played back in 2004.
For years, I have only owned the most common pressing of the album, the grey marble version out of 1100. This is the record with the largest amount of variants that I always wanted to collect. I only had one. Just a very large glaring hole in my collection if I say so myself.
So when the opportunity arose to buy some records off a B9 board collection sale, I go and instantly (and expensively) take all the fun out of collecting. I bought 16 different copies of "Turn It Around".
16. What an idiot.
The collection is made up of three different color copies of the Hellfest press. All three colors are out of 33.
Five different 2004 Tour presses. Most are on red. One on bloodsplatter.
The rest is four different colors of the regular press (gold/100, white/200, red/300, bloodsplatter with labels/218, a Euro picture disc/500, a label variant on the red vinyl/146, no label on the bloodsplatter/218, and finally a second copy of the good old grey marble.
Welcome to my blog on collecting hardcore and punk rock vinyl. By no means do I claim to have the biggest, best or most complete collection.
I just love collecting hardcore/punk records and have since I was a teenager. I now have a wife and two kids, a mortgage, car payments and a downtown suit and tie guy job. Still, when I can I try to keep up with the hardcore scene, the bands and labels that keep me feeling young when everything else in this world tells me I am not! I will try to post every few days and hopefully like minded people can have fun with the posts and with your participation, start some discussions. Thanks for looking and tell all your friends!