venerdì 23 gennaio 2015

Medellin flyers

Here's a few other cool OG flyer scans that I kindly got recently from my mate Jum. This time it's all about the hey days in medellin, colombia! Wish I was there...

mercoledì 14 gennaio 2015

Banchetto Di Lusso

One of my record goals for 2015 is to finally score an original copy of Nerorgasmo "s/t" 7" from 1985. In the meantime, FOAD just released an official repress of this masterpiece with minimal variations in the artwork. For sure a great way to secure a copy without having to shell out outrageous amount of money. As you can see, I'm such a sucker for this band that I had to get both colour versions (100 on purple, 400 on black). That's something that I normally avoid but you gotta make exceptions for something you love. I'll keep it short since I've already written  enough about them here. Now someone has to do the same with the Declino ep!

giovedì 8 gennaio 2015

Out To Get Me

Cleveland scene is my favourite from the US. Over the years I've been able to collect all the records from there except for a couple ones that keep eluding me. One is the record that started it all back in the early 90s: Cider debut ep "out to get me", originally released in 300 copies only by Non Commercial Records in 1994. For the 20th anniversary of this record's release, other 300 copies have been pressed out of the original stampers. Normally I would have skipped a repress and patiently waited for scoring an original. But this official repress has been so well done that I couldn't resist. Not only it includes a perfect reproduction of the original sleeve, but also the uber rare "jerry lewis" & "jew boy 3" variants are included in each copy. I've been dreaming of owning a "jew boy 3" for years so I knew that I would have totally regretted not buying one of these. If that's not enough, they thrown in an extra insert with liner notes and a nice interview with Paul Wog. If you're not familiar with these guys, you just need to know that this is the best and probably the most important record that came out of the US in the 90s when it comes to meat & potato hardcore (ok, it's a tie with Crudos eps). And keep in mind that all these guys are still doing the same damn thing with the same quality and the same sarcastic & provocative attitude 20 years later in different bands. Can you name another city with such an authentic scene that keep doing its own thing for two bloody decades in the right way, not giving a fuck about the trend of the year? Neither do I. Well, here's your opportunity for getting for cheap a copy of the record that started this scene. Cidercore never die!