Well its 2013. I figured I’d start 2013 with a little “best of” 2012 list. Some of my biggest highlights I have already made posts for this year, so I am picking some things that slipped through the cracks (or have been sitting in a “to post” file but I’m to lazy to do it) I figured I’d pick five 12 inches and five 7 inches. Anyway I hope 2013 brings on that missing piece of the collection for us all.
First up 12 inches in no particular order.
THE WRONG SIDE “Of The Grave”
This happens to be my favorite Lockin’ Out releases. I snagged this one on mint vinyl for a pretty good price. The whole record is great from start to finish but “When the Ink Leaves Your Fist” has got to be one of the best straight edge songs written in recent memory.
YOUTH OF TODAY “Break Down The Walls”
Since all the recent Revelation Records represses of this it was nice to finally get an original Wishingwell press, even if it is just a regular black copy.
BOSTON STRANGLER “primitive”
Probably the best album of 2012 it is that good, it was also really hard to come by once it was out. People we’re clamoring all over the internet to get there hands on a copy paying upwards of fifty bucks on Ebay. I was lucky enough to grab a copy from Armageddon labels online shop.
CARRY ON “A Life Less Plagued”
Easily one of my all time favorite records. I cant believe I hadn’t actually made a post about it prior to this. I was so pumped to finally get a copy on orange.
INSTED “Bonds Of Friendship”
This guy would have garnered its own post but I’m getting to lazy so its getting lumped in. I actually just acquired this 2 days after Christmas at an unbelievably low price, so I was super excited. This actually completes my INSTED collection (minus test’s, though I do have a BOF test) I have been waiting years to get this last bit for my collection and now that I got it, I really don’t know what to obsess over anymore. I’ll have to set my sights on a new goal for 2013.
Now for the 7 inches
SICK OF IT ALL “s/t”
My buddy who was living in texas managed to make it to a small store on RSD out where he was living. He called and was looking for some stuff that they didn’t have out there and we managed to buy each other some things we couldn’t find in our own areas. Later that day he called and said they had this sitting in the store as well and if I was interested, needless to say I was and we worked out a deal. I was pretty psyched when the package arrived.
I though this was pretty killer 7 inch. It took forever to arrive but when it did I was pretty amped on it. I also really like the cut and past lay out. Good shit.
This is kind of a double post since I just featured the tape, but whatever I like this record a lot. Really good straight edge hardcore doesn’t sound like any of the members older bands though.
CARRY ON “Roll With The Punches”
A big want for me, I finally got it thanks to a buddy who sold it real cheap to me. Great dude. Great record.
WIDE AWAKE “Sammy Cover”
Love it when things work out like this. I had a coverless WIDE AWAKE 7 inch and just figured eventually I will need to buy the entire record to end up with a complete copy. Well fortune smiled upon me and someone was selling just the cover. I ended up bidding like 20 bucks but think I only paid 10 for it shipping and all. once it arrived I immediately put it on the naked record, thats also when I noticed the difference between my two versions. My complete version had white labels and the one with the missing cover had red labels I was gonna be bummed if the sammy cover was a white label version. A quick visit to Seeking The Simple’s vinyl page revealed that I was in luck. The “Sammy Cover” did in fact match the version I had with no cover. Good stuff.
Well there ya have it, some cool stuff i acquired in 2012, heres to hoping 2013 gets me a CHUNG KING 🙂