Piebald – Accidental Gentlemen

Posted: February 24, 2014 in Vinyl
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More Piebald on vinyl is a good thing, but the bad thing about it is that Shit Radio Cast released it. If you read this blog enough you know my opinion on SRC. Piebald’s last album before breaking up, Accidental Gentlemen, was released by SRC on their “label” SRCvinyl. There were 500 copies pressed on gold vinyl. It comes housed in a standard jacket with a glossy finish. Also included is an insert that has the lyrics printed on one side with the liner notes/credits printed on the opposite. At this point every single Piebald album and EP has been released on vinyl,

Accidental Gentlemen was released at the same time as All Ears, All Eyes, All The Time. Both were licensed from Side One Dummy Records. I would have much rather preferred they pressed these two Piebald albums themselves instead of licensing them out to SRCvinyl. Or at the very least license them out to any other label/”label.” Side One would have charged far less these two albums than SRC and would still manage to keep the same quality in the releases.

Given the problems with the last batch of SRCvinyl releases (Far albums) they did a better job with these two Piebald albums. There are no mastering issues and no problems relating to the color/shade of vinyl nor the weight of the records. The only drawback is the cost, which was mentioned earlier. SRC charged $18 for Accidental Gentlemen, a single LP on regular weight vinyl. Considering a lot of double LP’s released these days cost around $20, charging $18 for a single LP regardless of whether it’s licensed or not, is inexcusable. Luckly I found a distro that carried this record, and had a sale going on to boot, so it was a win win for me. I didn’t have to give my money directly to Shit Radio Cast and I was able to pick up a record by one of my favorite bands for cheaper than what it cost from SRC.

 

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