Friday, November 02, 2012

Another Thing That Still Holds True

The REV repress train keeps on a rollin'. Damn, these things are starting to hurt my wallet.

Considering that this blog is named The One Thing That Still Holds True, it is a bit embarrassing that I haven't owned this Chain LP on vinyl until now. Yup, I opted for the CD when this was first released in 1996, and then I even ignored the second pressing in 2001. Shameful, really. I was not going to miss out this time around, and didn't hesitate to place my order.

557 pressed on white vinyl. My copy has a spot of pink streaked in it. It isn't that big of a deal, but I'm curious if they all had this.

Like Chain, Side By Side's REV 7 inch release is an undeniable classic...and like Chain, I completely ignored REV's expanded LP release in 1997. Meh...I had the 7 inch and comp songs, plus I had a copy of Lost & Found's CD pressing...did I really need an LP copy of this? You better believe I did. Too bad it took me until now to realize it.

550 pressed on red vinyl.

While not nearly measuring up to classics like Chain of Strength and Side By Side, when Ignite started making noise in the mid-90's, it was still a refreshing change from the Metal influenced Hardcore of bands like Earth Crisis, and along with bands like Fastbreak, Ten Yard Fight, and Floorpunch, they were a reminder of how great Hardcore should sound. Ash Return still can give me chills.

549 on gold vinyl.


J@screamingforrecords said...

CD buyers remorse. I know it all too well

Across Your Face said...

I completely agree with all that buyers remorse... Before all the mp3s, ipods, and free downloads were so easily available, the CD was such a tempting format. Yeah even as far back as the late 90's you could download alot of shit for free, but the chances of finding a download of some obscure punk or hardcore was slim to none.

Alex said...

Hey man, I'm thinking about getting this Chain of Strenght LP but I'm currently stuck with an old turntable that only plays 33 RPM, so is this record 33 or 45 RPM?

Ps. You have an awesome collection!

Mike said...

Hey Alex, this record plays at 33 rpm. Go get it!

Alex said...

Got a brand new copy of the white pressing today, so stoked!