At The Drive-In – Hell Paso 7″ (2nd Press)

Posted: February 1, 2016 in Vinyl
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At The Drive-In’s first ever release, the Hell Paso 7″ was first released in 1994 and has multiple pressings to date but has been OOP for well over 15 years now. The first pressing was released on Western Breed Records in 1994 and has a black and white cover. It’s also the only pressing to come on colored vinyl; clear/coke bottle vinyl. Western Breed only did one pressing before another label, Off Time Records, obtained the rights to the release.

The next two pressings were done by Off Time Records. They re-pressed the 7″ in 1995 with a slightly different cover. The artwork is basically the same, the only difference is that instead of being black and white like the first pressing, the second pressing has a green bar/banner across the top where the band’s name is printed and the title is printed in green. The second and third pressings, which were both done by Off Time Records, both have this cover. In 2000 Off Time re-pressed the 7″, which is the last time this record was pressed. Both Off Time Records pressings, the second and third overall, are only pressed on black vinyl. There is a very easy way to tell the second and third pressings apart however. The second pressing (first on Off Time) has the label’s address in Houston while the third pressing (second on Off Time) has a Chicago address.

Pressing info has never been released for any of the pressings, so no clue as to how many were pressed. This is one of the hardest and most expensive At The Drive-In records, and when they do pop up for sale expect them to go for upwards of $125 for a copy from the first pressing. Copies from the later pressings cost a fraction of that; at most around $50 but averaging out around $30. I somehow managed to get my copy off ebay for a measly $12.

My copy of this 7″ is from the second overall and first pressing on Off Time Records. So for reference sake the pictures below are from that pressing.

 

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