Vagrant (2016, Reissue)
Back in 2016, Vagrant rereleased a handful of records as part of their 20th anniversary. Two of the records that received the reissue treatment were the two albums that Rocket From The Crypt released for them. Despite my unhealthy need to own every crazy variant of every Rocket From The Crypt record, I dragged my feet picking them up. They seemed kind of pricy and also felt a little unnecessary. They were always on my list of records to pick up, but I kept prioritizing other things.
Luckily for me, I have an amazing wife who really understands and tolerates my stupid hobbies more than anyone actually should. She picked up all of the rereleases for me for my birthday and Christmas. I'm going to be trotting them out over the next few weeks. There likely won't be a lot to say about them as the only difference is the vinyl color, but it is fun for me to document.
This version of Group Sounds comes on clear vinyl with blue splatter. Splatter variants aren't usually my favorite and on this one I'm not really sure how those colors tie in to the artwork, but so be it. I'd like to think that if you're reading my website I don't need to tell you what an amazing album this is. Ranking Rocket records is a difficult task for me, but I can safely say Group Sounds is one of my favorites. If you're not familiar, please go listen right away. A wonderful new world awaits.
Rocket From The Crypt - Group Sounds: