Friday, March 29, 2013

Group Sex Three Way

When I got started collecting vinyl around 2005, it quickly became an obsession. I was spending a lot of time on the internet looking at record collection photos on the Bridge Nine messageboard, reviewing pressing info, and killing hours on end searching and browsing for records on ebay. Somewhere along the way I stumbled upon The Punk Vault. This guy obviously had some kind of connection with Frontier Records, and I loved reading about all the different variations of the Group Sex record that he would post about. In fact, The Punk Vault is kind of where I got my inspiration to start this blog. So, influenced by The Punk Vault, I've had it in the back of my head that I wanted to build a collection of the Circle Jerks Group Sex record since 2005/2006. There are a ridiculous number of different pressings for this, and I'm a sucker for big audacious goals...cough *Have Heart* cough. I bought a yellow copy back in 2008, but I then quickly stalled on taking it any further as I got distracted with other goals.

With Marcus completing his Black Flag colored vinyl LP collection, and my purchase of an original pressing of Group Sex, I was once again inspired to get back to it. Frontier Records had three different colors available, transparent red, "mystery meat", and rootbeer brown. I bought one of each, and I'm still missing about 10 other colors. I love a challenge.

6 comments:

J@screamingforrecords said...

Great record. Looking forward to seeing how your collection gets on.

mcs said...

Sounds interesting. I look forward to seeing where this goes...

Willem RWHAF said...

I've seen copies on clear Blue and clear Orange too. I have two copies of the red...

Willem RWHAF said...

That clear orange is probably the same as the rootbeer you were referring to...

mcs said...

Ok, so I have this on white which I think I bought in about 2005. Out of curiosity, I just google'd it and found several colors...

Clear
Clear Yellow
Solid Yellow
Clear Blue
Solid Blue
Clear Purple
Clear Red
Solid Red
Clear Pink
Solid Pink
Clear Green
Grey
And the cherry on the cake - a picture disc!

Track all of those down would be quite the feat.. and make for quite an interesting photo.

Good luck!

Mike said...

I had seen a few available on ebay with Buy It Now prices, so I thought that I could knock off a few more colors easily. In taking a closer look, those are for the Porterhouse pressing, and right now I'm going to concentrate on just the Frontier pressings...of which, I think you captured all of them, Marcus.