After having the worst Record Store Day (RSD) ever last year, where I missed out on getting the most stuff on my list than ever before, I decided to head over to my store earlier than I ever have. Prior to last year the most I’ve ever missed out on getting from my local store was one thing, whereas I usually get everything on my list with ease after lining up 3 hours max before opening. But last year I missed out on 3, and I wasn’t sure if it was just because the line formed earlier at my store (I was out of state in 2014 and couldn’t see how the line formed) for some reason or simply because Deja Entendu was being re-pressed. It turned out to be the later as I could have gotten on line by 3 a.m. (which is still hours earlier than my norm) instead of midnight and been fine. But I wasn’t going to complain about being eighth in line, my best position to date, as I slept for those 3 hours anyway.
With that out of the way here is the Gerard Way 7″ entitled Pinkish / Don’t Try. Yes, you read that correctly, there is no b/w in the release’s title even though there should be. The two songs featured on this 7″ are implied by the title. Both songs are b-sides from Hesitant Alien, Gerard Way’s debut solo album released in 2015. There were 5,000 copies pressed on red, pink and purple splatter. The official RSD list simply said “colored vinyl” in regards to the color, but the hype sticker on the cover of the actual 7″ says what the color is.
Each side of this 7″ looks completely different from one another. The a-side has more red and pink in it while the b-side has a white base with pink, purple and red splatter. On top of the aforementioned hype sticker that indicates color and other info about this 7″, there is another hype sticker on the cover as well, the now typical silver ‘RSD exclusive’ sticker.
No download code is included, which sadly is a running trend with majority f RSD releases this year. Nothing I bought this year had a download card/code, no matter the label releasing it. The only thing that did was the Nirvana Tribute comp released by Robotic Empire, and that wasn’t an official RSD release.