I am fully aware that anyone who reads this blog has had this record in their collection forever, or have posted about it themselves months ago. Well, this isn't so much a late pass as my OCD kicking into overdrive.
Beware's "Won't Get The Best Of Me" was easily in my top 5 hardcore 7"s last year. I think what really hooked me were the vocals having a classic 80's, unique feel to them. Aggressive without the cookie monster growl, if you know what I mean. Let's not forget that musically this is top notch youth crew style hardcore. Like I said, one of the best of the year.
As with any record that I take a great liking to, I have to have all the versions. This one just took a little longer to complete as you people all seem to like the band too. I have never lost out on so many auctions in my life.
So through a combination of web stores, labels and ebay, I was able to cobble this sucker together.
First up is the pre-press version. HYE? swap users have listed that this was made up for either United Blood or This Is Hardcore. I don't know, I wasn't at either. Regardless, there were only 100 of these on blank white labels and hand numbered photocopy sleeves. I got #81. That number signifies absolutely nothing.
The pre-order color was purple. This was limited to 100 copies. Needless to say, I got this off ebay.
I should also mention how much I like the color scheme of the vinyl matching the cover. We will see more of that in a bit.
Here is green out of 100.
The red vinyl was also limited to 100 and were numbered on the dust sleeve with a cool sticker.