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1987 saw the re-release of the Evilive 7″, but this time it was a 12″ with some extra songs. There were 2000 on clear green vinyl and a ton on black. The record has remained in print since the release, but only the 1st press is on color. The sleeve on this press has the top “M” of the Misfits cut off, and there is a bar code on the back sleeve. If you come across a sealed copy of this and are wondering if maybe it is on color, there should be a round sticker on the top right of the cover that says Colored Vinyl. Oddly enough, there are some that are still sealed. There are also difference in the center lables, the represses just have a big Caroline logo and no mention of Evilive Music. This was the first Misfits record I heard. Not exactly the best starting point because The Misfits were kinda sloppy live and this recording shows that. But it is also full of random Danzig quotes, so I guess it is worthwhile. The next Misfits release I got was Walk Among Us, which was in my opinion their best release until 12 Hits from Hell came out (sort of.) My lunch break is almost over, so here are some pics.
I decided to start this blog to talk about my favorite records. As much as I enjoy a record collection thread on message boards, I also like to talk about the pressing info, where it came from, and what is actually on the record. I would like to update the regularly, but who knows if that will really happen.
First up is Uniform Choice- Screaming for Change. When I first started listening to punk and hardcore, I heard a lot of talk about how great Uniform Choice was. This was around the time Staring into the Sun was released, so I got that record. Upon listening to it, I found myself wondering why people were so into a band that was so bad. Over the years I would put it on every now and then in hopes that I would “get it.” I never did. You also need to remember this was pre-internet so I couldn’t just download whatever I wanted in a matter of minutes. In 2001 my friend Donny let me listen to Screaming for Change. Within seconds, I became so angry that I bought the wrong record in 1989. All these years I could have been enjoying this record. I could sense a lot of influence by Minor Threat, so that was ok with me. Overall, my Screaming for Change collection is weak. Someday I will bulk it up a little.
1st press. When I pulled this out to take the photo, my copy is REALLY beat and has no insert. If anyone wants to work out a trade for some UC stuff, get in touch.
I got this from my friend Todd for my birthday. It was a cool surprise. Thanks Todd.