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.
1st B2B pressing (purple cover)ReplyDelete
2nd B2B pressing (green cover)
1st Control pressing (red cover)
I love this record. Band reminds me of a present day Chain of Strength...especially those vocals.ReplyDelete
Seems like there's agreement from various angles on the Chain factor of the band. Need to check it out still...ReplyDelete
I've actually heard this band. There's a song on the America's Hardcore Vol 2 LP. Every time it comes on I'm convinced I'm listening to some Pat Flynn band because the song sounds like it was taken from the first Have Heart LP to me.ReplyDelete
looking for some of this for my collectionReplyDelete