Friday, May 16, 2014

Lights Out On 1,000 Posts

Whoa, I wasn't paying attention, and it almost got by me. I was working on a post for this blog...nothing special, just another record that was recently released...then I noticed that I was hitting a milestone of 1,000 posts. Damn, I better change my plans and pull out something special for this occasion. What better way to celebrate than with a recent acquisition of a Youngblood test press.

It had been a while since I'd spent any time on eBay. After dropping some big money for the first pressing of Paranoid, I swore off the evil temptress, and stayed clear of eBay. A month and a half went by, and I thought that I'd do a quick search to see what React! rarities were out there. While scrolling through some auctions that a seller had, I stumbled upon a test pressing of the Overload LP from Lights Out.

Fuck. This changes everything. I was no longer just casually browsing I had a mission, and I set out to win this test press at any cost.

There is something special about this album. It sinks it's hooks in me, and does not let go. This album is almost 10 years old, and yet still whenever I listen to it, I can't just play it soon as it is done playing, I've got to queue it up again.

I knew that finding this test press on eBay was a rare occasion, and this was an opportunity that I planned to take full advantage of. It feels great to finally have a copy of this. Limited to 24.

1,000 posts, and eight years in on this blog. "I could have given up and gone out like you, but now that's just not me".

Complete collection for the Overload LP. Now is probably a good time to start chasing the Lights Out 7 inch.


J@screamingforrecords said...

Well done man. Keep the posts coming.

mcs said...

Great score, although you forgot to tell us what your test press count for the year is so far. Ha!

I wonder how many people have, like me, read all 1000 posts?

Mike said...

Thanks, guys.

Test press count for 2014 is now at eight. I've lost some of the initial momentum from the start of the year.

Across Your Face said...

That's an incredible milestone! Great job brother keep it up!!!

sfskones said...

so your the one who outbid on this one!