Shit got crazy last year with the Chain reunion. Suddenly, everyone and their mother was selling Chain vinyl on eBay. I didn't want to get sucked into the hysteria, so I sat back and watched from afar. It was tough to not get caught up in the excitement. I saw the band play one of their reunion sets in NYC, and thinking back now to those opening notes of Impact, with the crowd screaming along, "I can't believe another year's gone by, and still nothing, as if we don't even try..."...all those voices rising above the volume of the band...passionate to be heard...fuck...I still get goosebumps thinking about it. Amazing.
Last month, I had some extra cash in my savings account and was looking to put it towards something big...something substantial. When I found a few Chain Of Strength records on eBay that Six Feet Under was selling for Matt Pike, I knew it was time to quit fucking around. I had a few options, but was happy to seal the deal on the clear vinyl pressing of the second Chain 7 inch. 500 pressed for the third pressing.