Donnerstag, 29. Januar 2009

HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATH - Goatmeal TESTPRESSING

How cool is that? I just received one of the eight testpressings for the HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATH - Goatmeal 5". This testpressing has the size of a 7". It has a personalized cover and inner sleeve. My copy is # 3 / 8.
I tell you what: It´s sound exactly like the 5"! ;-) But I love it anyway!

Mittwoch, 21. Januar 2009

324 / SLIGHT SLAPPERS - Split 7" flexi

This flexi 7" still leaves me speechless. Imagine one of your favourite bands releases the worst record ever!!! Right, this is such an enormous pile of shit!! 324 are my favourite japanese Grindcore band! They have released so much outstanding releases except this one!! You know the sound of 324 for sure, don´t you? Well imagine your neighbour is listening to a 324 live set he recorded with his mobile phone and you are taping this sound with a tape recorder that `s 30 years old. After that recording session you´re putting this tape in the washing machine. After that procedure you are listening to that tape on one of the 80s walkman with extremely crappy headphones. Can you imagine that?
To me it´s a crime putting such horrible crap on a record. The shitty sound of a flexi disc has it´s own part in this shame! Further on there are more things to complain about on this output. There ard NO informations about the 324 side. NOT EVEN A TRACKLIST. There are 2 song on the 324 side (I guess) that I didn´t even cut into parts. I had enough trouble to digitize this shit. My turntable seemed not to realize that there is music on this record... I tried to make the best of it, haha.
Don´t get me wrong: Is ain´t the first 324 ever which they recorded at a rehearsal session. This record was released in 2000. After the band has released such awesome records like the BOUTOKUNOTAIYO album or the SOULWINTER 7". Worst letdown ever!!
The split side of this flexi 7" fits perfect to the crap on the A-side!
Do SLIGHT SLAPPERS really think that this song is funny? At least I know the name of the song. It´s called "Vanette" so the cover says. On the disc it´s called "Banette". The song is labeled as `crazy kids version´, I didn´t pay attention to that but then I realized that the vocals are done by a young child somehow skewed.
Or by some adult, you cannot say because of the voice effect, don´t know, don´t care. One thing I can say: This sucks major time!!! Needless to say that the sound is as shitty as on the 324 side. According to the internet this record was given away at a 324 / SLIGHT SLAPPERS show. My advise: Go download it, give it a listen as long as you can take it, to hear what it´s all about and then delete it because it´s a waste of disc space. Well maybe some of those fucked up noise freaks are into it...
I don´t understand why HG:Fact released such a waste under their flag.

324 / SLIGHT SLAPPERS - Split 7" flexi
Country: Japan
Label: HG Fact
Year: 2000
Format: 7" flexi

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Freitag, 2. Januar 2009

NERDY NEW YEAR 2009

Happy new year folks. The new year hasn´t even started properbly yet and I already got the aspirant for the coolest package 2009. I´m talking about the new THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE / SHANK split 7". It was released on SCHIZOPHRENIC records and it´s limited to 300 copies so hurry up. Because I´m better than you I received a copy of the special edition limited to 100 copies and that edition is special indeed!!!!!
Take a look:

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Awsome, isn´t it? Okay just some collector nerd shit, who cares!? :-)

This is what THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE wrote:
"A limited edition of the 7” includes an additional 7x15 sleeve, colour vinyl and an extra non-playable disc. The Chew hand stenciled the extra sleeve and non-playable disc. The limited edition is hand numbered out of 100 copies; however we only have approximately 60 for sale. These records are available on a first come first served basis."
Of course the special edition is long gone!

HERE you can find some more informations about this beauty.