About a month or so ago I heard that Trip Machine launched the Unrestrained/Incendiary split and because of my brain being bogged down with so much stuff these days, I delayed in getting in there and picking up as many versions as he had. Luckily when I finally got in there I was able to grab 3 copies. Chris usually does some new school pressing with his records like Jeff Bottled Up. For instance with this split he pressed the following:
5 PEA SOUP VINYL
6 BLOOD ORANGE VINYL
9 RASPBERRY GRAY VINYL
12 CLEAR YELLOW VINYL (WITH LIMITED COVER)
15 CREAMSICLE VINYL
38 SLATE BLUE VINYL
98 ARMY GREEN VINYL
114 CLEAR ORANGE VINYL (STAMPED AND HAND NUMBERED/MAILORDER ONLY)
228 REFRIED BEAN VINYL (70 CAME WITH V.O.D. RIPOFF RECORD RELEASE COVER)
Wowzers! There's probably some dudes out there banging their heads against the wall. Kind of fun in a way though. Let's take a look at the 3 I was able to score.
Clear Orange #ed out of 114, I got 38.
Here's the Army Green version out of 98.
And the last one I managed to pick up was the Slate Blue version out of 38.
The colors are all great and Chris did a really impressive job on the packaging as well. I'm a huge fan of the folding wrapper on a 7". The reason is a normal jacket never gets used to it's full capacity. It makes so much more sense to me to forget the whole insert garbage, and make a folding sleeve with the insert printed on the inside. I hate inserts, and I especially hate insert sleeves. Wow I hate insert sleeves so damn much. Maybe Chris can chime in here and let me know if it's cheaper printing it this way. Which I think it is. Very rarely do I see something that's clearly a better way of doing things, that's also cheaper. I hope it is.
So if you count the version of this I wrote about a while back in Cross Country Connections, I have 4. I think I want one more, that yellow one with the limited cover. I'm going to keep my eyes peeled. With 12 pressed I assume he gave 5 to each band, gave 1 to a friend, and kept one. I think I might have to start emailing some people!
Also you might have noticed this post is just "Part 1". Well Chris really saved my ass on this one. I didn't even realize he was running another preorder at the same time as this split. I'm going to hold that story for Part 2. Hopefully in the next few days I'll be able to bang that out. Yeah 2 posts in 1 week! I'm like a machine...
that was a terrible joke