Friday, February 03, 2017

High Hopes

A few weeks back, social media blew up with talk about some Conne Island pressing of the Gorilla Biscuits 7 inch. I didn't know what the hell was going on, but soon everyone was posting photos of a gold vinyl pressing of the GB record, and I was clueless as to where it came from. I slowly started to put the pieces together on this special press, which turned out to be a benefit for the Conne Island club over in Germany. I'd never heard of it, but apparently it is a pretty big deal. Very cool that clubs like this still exist.

As everyone was showing off that they were one of the lucky ones to have gotten their hands on such a prized possession, I resigned myself to wallowing in a sad and friendless existence. As I sunk into self pity, trying to convince myself that I was still special, and that I was going to get by in life a-okay without this record, REV offered a glimmer of hope.

As I was scanning through Facebook, and validating my feelings through political posts of how much things were going to suck under the Trump presidency, I spotted a notice from Revelation Records that they had some copies of the Conne Island pressing available in their webstore. I didn't fuck around, and I got in, added one to my cart, and checked out...then I allowed myself to take another breath.

The packaging for this record is top notch...a great collection of photos and writing about Gorilla Biscuits' visits to the club. Limited and hand numbered out of 350. Seeing as how REV sold out in about 16 minutes, I consider myself very lucky to have a copy.

1 comment:

Willem RWHAF said...

glad you managed to get one too...