Somewhere along the line this last month, I mistakenly thought I was rich and kept buying really expensive records to make a serious dent in my want list. Silly me, I forgot that actually don't have endless supplies of cash. Sorry to say the post-Christmas spending spree has ended.
Still, I couldn't resist picking this record up. My 15th copy of Have Heart's demo 7". Excluding the /8 and /15 transitional color variations or ones with a spec of color on them that are called a separate "press", I am closing in on an acceptable conclusion to this collecting nightmare. One at a time I guess...
This is the 2004 Summer Tour edition with an alternate cover that was made by the band as the regular covers weren't ready yet. The vinyl is taken from the first press of 400 on black with the red labels. 45 covers were made up for the tour. The cover is of course a Gorilla Biscuits rip off of their first 7" cover with the lion replacing the gorilla. I find it pretty well done actually.
Each of the 45 were numbered which is a nice touch.
Next up is to tackle the ridiculous 4th pressing. Seven different colors with no one color being pressed in more than numbers of 180. Great. If anyone wants to spare me the grief of trying buy a clear/45 or a red/20 and just sell me their entire 4th press collection, I'd be grateful!
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!