Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Walker - Ifyourepunkrockimsingle 7" - Green Vinyl (/106)

Harmless (1999)

While I was at Reckless Records in Chicago, I was doing what I always do at record stores; dig through the used 7"s. I stumbled across this Walker 7". I've had this record forever, but the cover of mine was done in blue ink. So I inspected a bit closer and found that this also was on green vinyl. Now I wasn't sure of the details of this version, but I knew it wasn't the one I already had so to the checkout counter I went.

Doing some more research online, if is to be believed, this was a limited 2nd pressing of the single that was released in 1999. It seems that they only made 106 copies available on green vinyl and it also came with a pin (which mine also has). That's pretty limited, so I'm more than pleased with my $5 purchase.

As far as the music on this 7", I just loved Walker back in the 90's. I never really thought they got the respect or notoriety they deserved. In particular their only full length, Actually Being Lonely Isn't All That Bad, is just a beast of a record. Very much a band of the 90's, Walker plays the best kind of pop punk. I liken them to other greats of the era like Zoinks!, but they do have a more Midwestern feel to them. 3 songs here, 2 originals, 1 cover, all gold (err, green).

Unsurprisingly, I couldn't find any of the songs online anywhere, but if you see any version of this record, it's well worth adding to your collection.

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