Sunday, August 19, 2012

Dropping Acid

Just being on the Rise Above label generates a lot of hype for bands. With a bizarre name like Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, and the fact that the first vinyl pressing last year was extremely limited...selling out in seconds, with ebay prices topping $600 for the Ultra Die Hard version...and soon you even have my attention to see what the fuss is all about.

By the time Rise Above did a second pressing of Blood Lust this year, I had found a download and was digging the low-fi/garage doom sound, so I was looking forward to grabbing a vinyl copy. The day that the album was available for pre-order, I was feeling like I'd already spent too much money on records recently, so I held off on placing my order. When I checked the webstore the following day, it had sold out. Suddenly, it didn't matter how much I'd already spent that month. I had been sucked into the hype machine, and I needed to find a copy. Desperately.

Thankfully, I was able to find a US distributor that still had some in stock. I didn't hesitate and grabbed a copy.

As usual, Rise Above did a great job on the packaging for this. Styled after those old 60's Euro rock records, complete with laminated, flipback sleeve. Nice touch. 400 pressed on white and red vinyl.

1 comment:

J@screamingforrecords said...

I keep meaning to check this out. That vinyl and packaging looks great.