Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Record Store Day Haul #2: Rocket From The Crypt - Live From Camp X-RayLP -Orange w/ Black Splatter Vinyl (/500)

Vagrant (2013)

Second of the two records that put me in line in front of a record store at 3:30 in the morning. Getting this and Group Sounds were the absolute number one priorities of my Record Store Day and I consider myself quite lucky to have grabbed them both. In particular I think Live From Camp X-Ray looks phenomenal.

I was so excited about this record when it originally came out and I still love it today. It's just a fast, rough blast of rock and roll. No frills, no waiting around; just an all out assault. I remember some folks complaining that the record was too short or that they didn't like the recording quality and little complaints like that, but I've always loved it. To me, there's just something to be said about an album like this that's just short, too the point and LOUD.

Sound quality wise; again I can tell very little difference from the first pressing. It's possible the bass has been upped every so slightly, but really there's not much of a difference that I can hear. Where this record really gets me is the colored vinyl. Orange with Black Splatter is such a great compliment to the artwork, so cheers to whoever came up with this idea. I think it's one of the best matched vinyl colors to artwork that I own. If you can find one of these, I don't see how you don't pick it it.

Rocket From The Crypt - I'm Not Invisible:

Rocket From The Crypt - I Can't Feel My Head:

Rocket From The Crypt - Bring Us Bullets:

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