At first I hit him up for a No Remorse, No Tolerance on blue. It was the first thing that came to mind and one record that I knew I needed. What came after that got a little out of control. I figured since I had the guy on the line, I might as well go for it. I checked my list, cross referenced against the Youngblood discography (in serious need of an update!), Kyle Whitlow's blog and the How's Your Edge swap page to come up with a comprehensive want list.
I proceeded to freak Sean out with a list of 76 different variations of Youngblood releases. Pre-presses, tour covers, final presses, stamped showcase sleeves and every color variant I didn't already have. Well, after some back and forth we settled on 58 records. I wanted all 76, but he just didn't have spares of all of them.
It will do for now.
I have to say, for shipping 39 7"s in one box, postage wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Sean is the master of safe and secure packing.
First up with the 7"s, there were three large 7" mailers packed tight inside a box with cds and bubble wrap!
A few days later the 19 lps came in a large box with three deep album mailers and triple protection on the corners. In the end, there was not one single dinged corner. Not one.
As far as the records go, I ended up scoring a bit of everything from YB01 Rancor Flip the Switch to YB38 Give Flower Head. I am super charged up to have gotten so many rare and cool records. Bladecrasher, Life's Halt, Desperate Measures, Far From Breaking, Lights Out, Striking Distance, Iron Age... The list goes on and on.
There was no way I could take pictures of all of it, so here are some of the alternate covers of both 7"s and lps.
As it stands right now, I have 134 different Youngblood pieces from 37 total releases. I am only missing five variants from YB13 on. I always regretted waiting so long to collect the label as complete as I did from the Iron Age lp on, but it seemed a daunting task looking backwards at the catalog. I had at least one of everything, but not enough from the early stuff. Now it feels like I got the balance right.
I am truly insane.
Holy fucking mother of fuck!ReplyDelete
I always thought that I had a pretty good YB collection, but I 'only' have 123 pieces.
Fuck you both.ReplyDelete
Honestly, this is an amazing score. I'm crazy jealous. I've often thought about reaching out to Sean and seeing what he might have available...ReplyDelete
Awesome scores, though I think it's crazy you passed on a No Tolerance test. But I'm not complaining coz thanks to you I managed to snag a copy. I did a little write up and mentioned your blog in it.ReplyDelete
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