Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Misfits for Record Store Day

Get out yer devil-locks! To mark the 30th anniversary of the Misfits' Walk Among Us album released by Slash in 1982, Rhino has pressed up a "limited" run of 4,500 copies of the horror-punk classic for Record Store Day this Saturday (April 21).  

Since just about everyone on the planet who ever wanted a copy of Walk Among Us already owns it, this "faithful reproduction of the original with music cut from the original analog masters and packaging that duplicates details down to the printed inner sleeve” (i.e. no bonus tracks, liner notes or photos) is aimed squarely at obsessive Misfits collectors. As such, the vinyl will come in three different colours in the U.S. with 1,250 on red, 1,250 on blue and 500 on clear vinyl randomly distributed to participating RSD stores.

Those adept at arithmetic are probably wondering "what about the other 1,500 LPs?" Well, there will also be a purple edition of 1,500 copies earmarked for international export. That means Misfits fans in Canada will likely be buying multiple copies so they can swap their purples for alternate colours with U.S. hoarders er... dealers. It's sad but true.

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