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The Answer - Seven Inch Collection
(3/5: decent)
Hardcore 7" vinyl (still sealed, 44/100)
Excursion (2010, EXC-038)
I don't remember how much I paid for this.

In 2010, Excursion Records (my favorite local hardcore label) was working on moving the last million copies of The Edge of Quarrel (my favorite local punks vs. straight edger movie) and had a kickstarter campaign to get out of debt. One of the perks of helping out the cause was a mystery box of Excursion goods. I love those kind of things so I was one of 11 people who jumped on it.

Well, in that box there were a lot of random things. A copy of Alien (the book!), a couple VHS tapes I can't play, the broken straightedge swatch watch from the movie (which I sold, sorry), and a number of rare records. Like this 2010 re-packaging of three The Answer 7"'s. I got #44/100. It's filled with some wonderful selection of impossibly rare colors (like single-digit pressings) of this hardcore band's releases. When I started this project, the idea was I'd defile every one of my records by... unsealing and playing them.

Here I am about 15 records in and I can't do it. I can't bring myself to unstitch the sealed package and see which impossibly rare colors I might have gotten. This particular offering is worth more to me as a mystery than it is as a selection of hardcore songs. I don't even really like The Answer, but I can't open this thing. It seems sacrilegious to do so. I guess that makes me a collector and not a music lover. Damnit.

Tracks:
A1: Don't Wait Up
A2: What's Left
A3: Don't Even Try
B1: One Day at a Time
B2: 1001
AA1: Last Goodbye
AA2: Tomorrow
AA3: You Had Your Chance
BB1: Number One
BB2: All I Need
BB3: Faking Smiles
AAA1: Revenge
AAA2: Second Best
AAA3: 39th and Glisan
BBB1: I'll Remember
BBB2: Like a Rock

Last updated: 02/26/2014
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