Monday, 31 December 2012

Black Flag Colour LP Collection

I don't usually pull out things from my collection to post. This blog has always been an online diary of new things I pick up. But due to just completing my Black Flag color vinyl LP collection, as well as the fact that my girlfriend is sick and it's raining outside (hence I'm bored), I figured I would spend some time taking photos today. So here's the culmination of 6 years of patience and sniping...

First up, 'Damaged'. The purple marble copy has blue labels, which means it is an earlier press (apparently from the late 80s according to Lins). The pink, red & clear purple copies have red labels and are all early 90s pressings.

Next, 'My War'. The red vinyl has no barcode on the back, the blue does. The red is an earlier pressing for sure, but the blue seems harder to come by and sells for more on average.

And now, three copies of 'Slip It In'. The clear, dark red copy is from the early 90s, whereas the green and grey were pressed this year.

Next is 'Loose Nut'. The first blue vinyl copy (which is the early 90s pressing) that I bought on eBay (for about £6) arrived broken. I complained to the seller about poor packaging and got a refund, then I framed it. In 20 years of buying records, this is the only one that's ever arrived broken.

So not long after the broken blue vinyl copy of 'Loose Nut', I found another for about the same price. Then, this year, they repressed it on a million different colour variations. I stupidly bought three of them.

It's a similar deal with 'In My Head'. Until this year there was only one colour version, which is an orangey pink colour. Then this year it got pressed on several colours. I bought two. I like the dark brown as it matches the cover.

Not so great a record, but essential if you want a complete Flag collection, it's the inevitable live record - 'Who's Got The 10½?'. There are two colours of this one - clear pink and clear purple (which looks black here but is definitely purple, I assure you!).

Possibly the most pointless record to own if you have all the others, 'Wasted Again', which is a greatest hits album. I do love the colourful cover on this one, even though it's completely out of step with all the others. There are two colours of this one - gold vinyl and blue vinyl. The blue vinyl copy of this is pretty rare. Not even the ultimate Black Flag discography seems to know about this one. Ironically, this was the first piece of colour Black Flag vinyl I picked up back in 2006 when I decided to start this collection.

And here's a few odds and sods. Each of these (currently) only exists on one colour. 'Family Man' on yellow, 'The First Four Years' on gold, and 'Everything Went Black' on white.

And finally, the money shot. The whole lot in one go. It's a good job I have a king sized bed.

In total, this post must have taken about 3 hours to put together. After all this time and effort I can safely say that I don't want to see another colour vinyl Black Flag LP for quite some time.

15 comments:

Across Your Face said...

Your time and effort is much appreciated. This is pretty much the new reference page for all things BF color vinyl!

mcs said...

Hopefully it'll be useful to someone. One day I hope to be able to do the same with the BF 7"s.

J@screamingforrecords said...

Do you know how many of the 7"s you are missing Marcus?

mcs said...

Yes. Five. They're listed on my wants list at the top.

J@screamingforrecords said...

Oh yeah I just took a look. On a side note you know the FAR - Mother Mary 7" in your wants list. Is that the split with Incubus or was it released as a single seperately?

Mike said...

Will definately be referencing when I start buying BF colored vinyl.

RMS said...

Love this.

Anonymous said...

this is absolutely awesome!

geoff said...

top notch!

Willem Termote said...

L-E-G-E-N-D-A-R-Y

Nico said...

Amazing!

zeroXedge said...

Much appreciated!!

Vinyl Pressing said...

That's an insane collection! I didn't realise there QUITE so many BF ones out there to collect.

Zach's Mom said...

Wow! You got a great collection, indeed! I do have collection too, I actually sell gold coins and collect them as well.

CEM AKYUREK said...

Ahahaha I thought that I am insane but there are more crazy people out there :D What a huge colour setting :) Great Job bro :)