I got into collecting the whole Deathwish split 7" series a few years ago. Of course, anything I could get locally was most assuredly the common color. The rest took some work. Slowly through ebay, B9 board trades, private sales and two different trips to the Deathwish table at Sound and Fury in 2007 and 2008, I was able to collect everything here.
The first split was The Suicide File and The Hope Conspiracy. The Deathwish discography webpage lists a "mayo" color out of 15. I don't have it. I don't think I have ever seen it either. Probably not going to happen either.
The rest are: 100 Teal vinyl 485 Yellow vinyl 1200 Red vinyl 1200 Grey vinyl
The white vinyl with alternate labels is out of 200 and was pressed for the Suicide File's last show. Mine isn't numbered, but is stamped for Posifest. Cool I guess.
The second in the series was the split between Ringworm and Terror. The colors were a little easier to collect in the first press as the pressing numbers were higher across the board. First press: 500 Orange vinyl 500 Clear Red vinyl 1500 Clear vinyl 1500 White vinyl
I picked up only one of the second press colors, blue with uncut covers. This was out of 350. I didn't pursue the white and clear from the second press because without seeing them firsthand, I wasn't sure how online I could tell between the white and clear from the first press. Time moved on and I pretty much dropped it.
The third in the series was the split between Blacklisted and First Blood. This one was tougher and kind of confusing. The complete pressing was: 100 Lime Green vinyl 250 Brown/Purple vinyl (50 clear versions, 200 opaque versions) 500 Blue/Green vinyl (50 dark blue variations, 450 more teal than others) 1300 Purple vinyl 1800 Yellow/Orange vinyl
There were also different shades with just about every color, but thankfully those weren't pulled out and numbered out of 6 or 9 or something crazy like that.
My blue/green is definitely lighter with more teal. My yellow/orange is pretty orange, but I also have an all yellow variation.
I also picked up this cool purple that is pretty much clear.
I realize there are a few different purple variants, but hell if I start trying to collect different shades of grey/purple marble, I might as well start collecting No Idea records!
I am still pretty happy with this collection and the songs and bands are all top shelf. They still really hold up well.
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!