Blink-182 – Buddha (2nd Press)

Posted: September 9, 2010 in Vinyl
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This is the second pressing of this record, on an undetermined amount on black vinyl. There was also an Interpunk exclusive of the second pressing which was limited to 300 copies on orange vinyl. These orange copies were apparently OOP, then out of the blue Interpunk realized they had some extra after people cancelled their orders, and they put some back up in their store. Long story short they screwed up royally and could not fill any of the orders that were placed after the orange copies were put back up in their store. They oversold it and did not make any sort of apology. They refunded everyone, but people were not happy. I was one of those people and as a result this was pretty much the breaking point for me and Interpunk as I’ve had a handful of problems and issues with them over the years. Now the only time I order from them is when there is absolutely no other way to get a record without paying ebay prices.

The second pressing was also done as picture disc for the first time ever, and I am not sure how many of those were pressed. The first pressing was also done on an undetermined amount, as at that time there wasn’t as big of a market for vinyl as there is today with its resurgence of late. Probably a couple thousand were pressed that gradually sold out and went OOP over time.

There are a few easy ways to tell if you have a copy or are looking to acquire a copy from the first pressing. First, is that the first pressing came with an insert. The second presssing does not include an insert. Second, check the center labels as the writing will be white for the first pressing and yellow for the second pressing. 

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  1. Josh says:

    Sorry for the late reply. I wrote you right before I moved back to school without my records, and now I’m back. The matrix number on my copy is 78765-1.

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    • Stitches and Grooves says:

      that number you gave number is the catalog number (even if you found in it the matrix runout), which is and will be the same for every pressing. What other numbers are in the matrix, mainly from the b-side.

      from doing more digging the 1st press also comes with an insert, while the second press does not. The center labels are also different between pressings, as the writing on the first press is white while it is yellow on the second press.

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  2. Josh says:

    What colors was the first press? I picked up a black copy that I believe to be a first pressing due to the packaging, but I’m not sure and can’t find much info on it.

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    • Stitches and Grooves says:

      first press was only on black. it was released by Kung Fu, as this pressing was as well. i’m not sure about any discernable visible differences between a first and second pressing. the only thing i can think of would be different matrix numbers, but i’m also not sure if they would be the same for both pressing. what are the matrix numbers on your copy? if it’s different than my copy then you most likely have a first press.

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