Thursday, December 31, 2009

Gallhammer Jesus Lizard

Got a couple of records off ebay.

Gallhammer - Ill Innocence
This came out in 2007 and it took this long to get a hold of the vinyl version. Gallhammer are a Japanese all girl band that sound like a mix of doom, black metal and crust. As those are all favorite genres of mine I fucking love this record. Came on double LP black vinyl. Most black metal records come on black vinyl it seems, I'd love to see Darkthrone on hot pink wax. Ill Innocence is the only release I've been able to find on vinyl. I wish Gloomy Lights would get pressed on wax too.

The Jesus Lizard - Liar
I bought this thinking it was the new deluxe gatefold reissue but when it arrived I was bummed to find it was an earlier pressing. Oh well it's still a good record and I'll probably still pick up the reissue later. This is The Jesus Lizards earlier Steve Albini produced stuff and it sounds a bit like that Big Black style industrial noise rock. All the Touch & Go era records have been reissued and I want them all.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Walls Get Destroyed

Got some 7"s in the mail that I've been waiting ages for.

Walls - The Crawl / Hands & Knees
Won this off ebay as it was the only Walls release I didn't have. 1st press hand numbered of 400 on Iron Lung Records. It's in a stamped paper sleeve that looks kinda like the deerhealer singles that I'm also trying to collect.

Get Destroyed - Burnt Offerings
New 7" from Get Destroyed. I ordered this from To Live A Lie Records but it's also a split release on 625 Thrashcore, Vulgar Records and Give Praise Records. I can't believe it took 4 labels to put this out but I'm glad someone did. I really liked the first 7" this band did and this one's just as good. Heard somewhere that this will be their last release which is a shame. Both 7"s are short, fast and always leave me wanting more.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Crusty Package

I got a package from Alternative Tentacles filled with crusty goodness.

Amebix - Arise
This is a reissue put out by Alternative Tentacles and comes with a bonus 7". I'm really getting into this band. They sound like crust/goth/motorhead mixed together.

Amebix - No Sanctuary - The Spiderleg Recordings
Another Amebix reissue. This one collects the earlier eps and includes the Winter 7". I wish Monolith would get a similar treatment but for some reason it has only been reissued as a digital download.

From Ashes Rise - Nightmares
This was in the Alternative Tentacles distro so I picked it up to save postage but it's actually on Havoc records. Nice metallic foil print on the cover. I've been listening to this non stop since I got it.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Market Finds

I rarely find anything worthwhile at 2nd hand markets. Usually the record bins are filled with ABBA, Christmas sing-a-long LPs and other crap but this time I got lucky.

Killing Joke - Killing Joke LP
The first Killing Joke album. I've had this on my ipod for ages and always meant to get a vinyl copy but never got round to it till now. Nice gatefold Australian pressing.

The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
One of my favorite Cure albums for sure. Double LP back when that actually meant that it was a double length album. These days bands put out double LPs with like 2 songs on each side when they could have fit it on one. Shits me off cause you've gotta keep flipping the records over.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Public Humiliation

Iron Lung / Walls / Pig Heart Transplant - Public Humiliation
I was very happy to find this waiting on my doorstep when I got home today. It's a live collaboration with all 3 bands playing at the same time. Man I would have loved to have been at this show. At least I got the record. There were 500 pressed on Iron Lung Records but they're all sold out. Apparently there's a second press in the works.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Frontier Records Reissues

I got a package from Frontier Records the other day. They've repressed heaps of classic albums on coloured vinyl over the years and all of them are still available here. This is what I got. Sorry about the shit photos but I can't afford a good camera because I blow all my money on records.

Christian Death - Only Theatre Of Pain
Red vinyl. The best Christian Death album ever and the only one with both Rozz Williams and Rikk Agnew on it. I just need to track down the Deathwish ep.

Rikk Agnew - All By Myself
Blue vinyl. I don't usually like solo albums from punk musicians but I like this one. He plays every fucking instrument as well so it's a true solo record.

Adolescents LP
Silver 25th Anniversary edition. Another Rikk Agnew band. Another classic.

Circle Jerks - Group Sex
Transparent Pink

Suicidal Tendencies LP
Red/Silver 25th Anniversary Edition

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Godflesh reissues

The first Godflesh EP and first album Streetcleaner have been reissued by Kreation Records. I picked up both of the limited copies. If you like slow, heavy industrial like Swans and Filth Pig era Ministry you should get them here now.

Godflesh EP
Clear with black, grey and white splatter limited to 200 copies.

Streetcleaner LP
Clear with orange and black splatter limited to 250 copies.

7 Year Bitch Vinyl Collection Part 3

Viva Zapata! LP
Released in 1994 by C/Z Records. This is by far the best 7 Year Bitch release and also one of the hardest to get. Both the CD and LP have been out of print for a long time. I don't know the pressing info for this record, my one's on black and I've never seen a coloured version out there. This album is a tribute to The Gits singer Mia Zapata who was sadly murdered, that's her on the front cover and her painting on the back. Her killer had not been found at the time this record was made so as you can imagine it is filled with rage. The Gits were another amazing band I'll probably post some of their records later.

Gato Negro LP
Released in 1996 on Atlantic Records this is unfortunately their last album. This one's on clear green vinyl and I have seen regular black ones around too but I'm not sure of the pressing info for this. Came with insert.

Miss Understood 7"
Released in 1996 on Man's Ruin. This is one of the best packaging I've seen for a 7". It's been made to look like a vintage children's book with 8 full colour pages filled with Frank Kozik artwork. 2000 pressed on red and 500 pressed on black.

Well that's my collection so far. If anyone knows of something I've missed let me know.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

7 Year Bitch Vinyl Collection Part 2

7 Year Bitch 10" Picture Disc
I really hate picture discs and I'm not a fan of 10" vinyl either. Picture discs look and sound like shit and they usually don't come with packaging. Only bought it to complete the collection. All of these songs are on the Sick 'Em cd but that was never released in full on vinyl so this is the closest thing. Released in 1992 by C/Z Records. Limited to 2500 hand numbered copies.

1993 Peel Sessions 7"
I think this is a bootleg as it has no labels or info. 4 tracks from Peel Session recording.

Rock A Bye Baby 7"
Released in 1994 by C/Z Records. Limited tour single on clear blue vinyl

I'll post part 3 next time.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

7 Year Bitch Vinyl Collection Part 1

For my first posts i'm going to put up pictures and info from my 7 Year Bitch collection. They were an all girl Seattle punk/grunge band from the 90s. I've been trying to collect everything from this band for the past 10 years now and there's not much information out there. Hopefully it's of interest to someone.

Lorna / No Fuckin' War / You Smell Lonely 7"

I'll start with the first 7" from 1991. This is a clear purple first press on Face The Music. It was repressed again in 1992 by C/Z Records on black vinyl with different labels. There may have been a coloured version on C/Z but i've only seen it on black. Both came with insert of a girl bashing a cop with lyrics on back.

Antidisestablishmentarianism 7"
Now that's a long title! Released in 1992 by Rugger Bugger Discs. There were 2200 pressed, 1250 with yellow labels, 650 with blue labels and 300 with pink. I've got the blue label one.

7 Year Bitch / Thatcher On Acid Split 7"
Released in 1992 by Clawfist Records as part of their singles club. Limited to 1400 copies. 7 Year Bitch recorded a cover of Thatcher On Acids "Can We Laugh Now" and Thatcher cover their song "No Fuckin' War".

That's all for now, I'll post more next time.