Am I the only one here who collects punk,new wave,and indie rock from the 70s on?This is old,old stuff,and it's been going on continually since '77 or so.Estrus,Sub Pop,and countless other labels had colored and regular black vinyl versions of their records issued at the same time,starting about 1988 or so.The colored vinyl ones were always pressed in quantities of a couple of hundred or less.There is that famous Nirvana/Melvins 45 of Velvet Underground covers,where EACH COPY was pressed on a different color vinyl.
There is the US yellow vinyl "Road To Ruin",the 1978 Canadian "Sargent Pepper",the marble swirled vinyl Stranglers "Black And White",with the bonus color 45,the entire "Be Stiff" UK Tour Series,just a few that came out in 1978 alone.
From: Aaron Levinson <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The Color of Vinyl in 2012
Sorry I meant the proliferation of colored vinyl.
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On Apr 24, 2012, at 3:40 PM, Jim Sam <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> A thought occurred to me that I'd like to get others' take on. With
> the exception of the band Shellac, I can't think of a new releases
> since sometime in the mid '00s that's been pressed on black vinyl. I
> definitely have all the primary colors, a lot of secondary colors, and
> a few clear/translucent ones for good measure. Meanwhile, I can tick
> off scads of new vinyl since then that've been black, but they were
> all reissues, not new releases.
> That said, all my vinyl tends to be of
> indie/alternative/underground/whatever rock bands. They're obviously
> doing it for the collecting aspect.
> Anyone else seen something similar?