I have never been more out of touch with the hardcore scene than with my epic fail regarding the Prisoner Abuse lp. I try to stay on top of things through blogs, message boards, twitter and facebook and still this one eluded me completely.
It wasn't until Marcus emailed me asking if I scored a copy of the Prisoner Abuse album that I had ever even heard of them. I literally had no idea what he was talking about. The next thing I know blogs all over the place are posting their copies of the record. What the fuck?!?!?
So after reading up about the band and listening to a couple songs it was back to the salt mines and yet another album ends up on my want list.
The first one I was able to score was the clear vinyl version. This one has quite a bit of black swirled in which I assume is common with the everyone else's. There is no info on the pressing numbers on the Painkiller discography page yet, but a few on HYE? have it as only 100 copies on clear.
The next one on black vinyl was relatively easy to score as a message on the Painkiller site stated that after a brief hiatus, black vinyl copies were available again. I can only assume it is a second press but with Painkiller you never know. Their pressings of common black vinyl usually ends up being identical with the first.
Pretty standard layout with a single insert.
Musically, this stuff is awesome. Boston straight edge hardcore in the vein of 80's bands like SSD and Negative FX. But you know that already. I'm the one with the late pass.
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!