At The Drive-In – Alfaro Vive, Carajo 7″ (2nd Press)

Posted: February 1, 2016 in Vinyl
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The same deal that happened with the Hell Paso 7″ happened with At The Drive-In’s second release; the Alfaro Vive, Carajo! 7″. There are three overall pressing of this 7″, with the first being done by Western Breed Records in1995 and the second (1996) and third pressings (2000) being done by Off Time Records when they obtained the rights to the release.

The first pressing (Western Breed) and second pressing (first on Off Time) have bascially the same cover art. The only minor difference is that the second pressing (first on Off Time) has a fingerprint inside a box on the cover on the right side while the first pressing (Western breed) does not have it. They’re both pressed on black vinyl as well. The first pressing (Western Breed) has white center labels and comes with a few inserts. The second pressing (first on Off Time) comes in a fold out paper sleeve and has black center labels. No inserts other than a mail-order flyer are included. I mentioned the fold out paper sleeve for the second pressing (first on Off Time) but I’m not sure what kind of jacket/sleeve the first pressing and third pressing (second on Off Time) come in.

The third pressing (second on Off Time) has different, exclusive artwork. Instead of the single red gas mask, there are two gas masks; one black and one red. They two gas masks overlap each other. The third pressing (second on Off Time) has the same center labels as the second pressing (first on Off Time) and to my knowledge does not come with any inserts either. Again, just like with the Hell Paso 7″, the second pressing (first on Off Time) has a Houston address and the third pressing (second on Off Time) has a Chicago address.

Pressing info has never been released for any pressing. Compared to the Hell Paso 7″, the Alfaro Vive, Carajo! 7″ is much cheaper. But it will still cost you a pretty penny; upwards of $40 for a copy from the first pressing. obviously copies for the later two pressings are lower in price, with the third pressing actually costing more than the second pressing likely due to the different cover art. A copy from the third pressing can set you back upwards of $30 while a copy from the second pressing can cost half that amount. I got my copy on ebay for $12.

For reference sake my copy is from the second overall pressing and the first on Off Time Records. So the pictures below are from that pressing.

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