Last October, I met Sandwell in Boston for some record shopping. I haven't been a fan of Newbury Comics for years, but he wanted to stop in and check it out. While we were in there, he mentioned he was looking for a Newbury Comics exclusive pressing of an Op Ivy record...two seconds later, I started looking around to see what other exclusive colored vinyl pressings Newbury Comics had available. When I saw the red vinyl for Rage Against The Machine's Evil Empire album, I was tempted to finally grab a copy...then I saw the price tag, and immediately put it back on the shelf. Yeah, I wanted a copy, but money was feeling tight, and I didn't want to drop $30 on one.
While I didn't want to buy one for myself, I was totally okay if someone else wanted to buy it for me, so a month later, when my brother asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I pointed him in the direction of the Newbury Comics exclusive vinyl in their online store.