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After a 17 year hiatus, At The Drive-In came back to release their fourth studio album; in•ter a•li•a. The band has breifly toured hear and there over that span, but this is the first time they have officially gotten back together for any significant amount of time. Rise Records signed the band and have really milked this album for all its worth. Lots of variants for it, lots of exclusives for it and a ton of copies pressed. And that is just for the first pressing. Yes, a second pressing is all but confirmed based on Merchnow’s shipping calendar, despite the first pressing still being readily available. With all the trends with releasing vinyl these days, it seems the latest one is doing a second pressing as quickly as possible not to keep the record in print (because it already is) but simply to get more variants on the market.

The pressing info for in•ter a•li•a is nuts. There are a whopping 23,137 total copies pressed for this record. Sure, some records may have that many, if not more copies pressed if it’s a massive, mainstream release like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Metallica, etc. But for an indie label and for a band like At The Drive-In? Unheard of. Then there are the amount of variants; nine, and exclusive variants; six. And there are variants within variants too. On top of all that, the color schemes and names for the variants see to be purposely complicated and as long as possible. With that much info to keep straight, I will try to lay it all out best I can.

All the variants are on 180 gram vinyl and have unique, color coded center labels that match the specific variant. They al also come in a gatefold jacket with a matte finish and a full color, printed dust sleeve. The dust sleeve has the lyrics printed on one side and a photo of the band on the reverse side. A download card/code is included (though for awful 160 kbps MP3s – inexcusable) and each copy also has a blue rectangle hype sticker that somewhat indicates color. The color of the sticker does not matter or indicate color, all the hype stickers are the same color; a light blue. But for everything other than the solid black and picture disc variants, it will simply say “180 gram colored vinyl.” It won’t list out exactly what the color is. Here is the breakdown of the pressing info, starting with the rarest variant working up to the one with the most copies

150 copies on half sea blue/half cyan blue with cyan blue splatter

500 copes on half bone & half beer with bone splatter

537 copies as a picture disc

600 copies on half “classic” black & half oxblood with “classic” black splatter

600 copies on half “classic” black & half cyan blue with “classic” black splatter

2,250 copies on half grimace purple & half deep purple with grimace purple splatter

2,500 copies on “classic” black (1,000 copies set aside for Urban Outfitters exclusive)

6,000 copies on half bone & half “classic” black with bone splatter

10,000 copies on ultra clear with grimace splatter

 

I will start out by saying the above descriptions are directly from Rise Record’s release page, and they differ from what Merchnow (Rise’s web store host) says. The /150 half sea blue/half cyan blue with cyan blue splatter is a “mega” bundle exclusive via Merchnow. This bundle cost a whopping $290 (before shipping) and come with frivolous and unnecessary things like a guitar pedal, not one but two t-shirts, custom socks, key ring, 45 RPM adaptor, pewter necklace, enamel badge, promo poster and classic (wider than normal) skate deck, along with a CD and cassette copy of the album too.

The /2,500 “classic” black variant is likely a mass retail exclusive, but it is the one with the variant within a variant, as there is an Urban Outfitters exclusive for it. The Urban Outfitters exclusive is limited to 1,000 copies and is simply has an alternate slip cover and comes on black vinyl. This slip cover is printed on thick, glossy card stock and is not screen printed. It is also folded correctly, and it’s a half fold back. Sometimes these exclusive slip covers are screen printed, come on non-glossy card stock, and sometimes are quarter fold sleeves. The Urban Outfitters exclusive comes semi-sealed. The standard LP in the gatefold jacket is sealed, but the slip cover is not sealed inside the factory shrink wrap. Instead it’s placed over top of the shrink wrapped standard LP and then placed inside a re-sealable poly sleeve, which has a distinctive Urban Outfitters barcode sticker affixed to back on the bottom left. I’ve included a photo of this barcode sticker.

Here are the Merchnow exclusives. The /6,000 half bone & half “classic” black with bone splatter, which Merchnow has the colors listed in reverse. The half bone & half beer with bone splatter (which Merchnow has listed as “half bone/half beer with splatter), and the picture disc. The picture disc is exclusive to a bundle that cost $63 (before shipping) that includes a poster, key chain, 45 RPM adaptor and pewter necklace.

The /2,250 half grimace purple & half deep purple with grimace purple splatter is an indie store exclusive. I’m not sure if the /10,000 ultra clear with grimace splatter is exclusive to anywhere. It wouldn’t surprise me if that turns out to be the retail exclusive. But after most of the variants via Merchnow sold out, they put up this ultra clear with grimace splatter online. It wasn’t available for pre-order. Merchnow has the ultra clear with grimace splatter listed as clear with purple splatter.

There are not one but two Australian exclusives. This is the first I’ve ever seen two Australian exclusive variants. The first is the half “classic” black & half oxblood with “classic” black splatter. One Aussie retailer lists this variant as black/oxblood black splatter. The other is the half “classic” black & half cyan blue with “classic” black splatter, which the web store lists as black/cyan with black splatter.

Many times bands will put random words or phrases, or even lyrics in the run out space. This record has different phrases on each side of the record, which when combined together create one longer, but unintelligible, sentence. The etching on the a-side reads “IN DEFENSE OF THE HEARD THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT WILL BE” and the etching on the b-side reads “ADMINISTERED INTRAVENOUSLY BY A STATE APPOINTED THERAPIST” If you combine those separate etchings you will see the complete sentence/message the band wanted to get across.

Retail price on this record is around $20. Merchnow charges $18 (before shipping) for standalone variants. So you could factor that price into the price of the bundles. Urban Outfitters charges $22 (plus applicable tax and/or shipping bought online).

I typically wait for price drops these days and/or a good sale so I can save money on records. But I do collect cover variants (one of the few variants I collect) so I opted for the Urban Outfitters exclusive despite the higher price tag. Once I saw their website having copies in stock, then abruptly out of stock, and with frequently changing ship dates from late May to early June (album was released in April) and no ship to store option to any of their locations in the country, I feared that not only might it be selling out sooner rather than later, but that no stores got any copies and it was an online exclusive. So I decided to buy it rather than wait any longer. They did do a 20% off promotion online, but even with that discount it would still be cheaper to buy it in a physical store. I bit the bullet and drove to my nearest store, delighted to grab the only copy they had left, and it was quite possibly the only copy they got in. Ironically, a few days after my purchase they sent me a $5 off coupon to use on any purchase in store or online, so I will wind up getting this even cheaper.

 

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While I normally don’t sell stuff on this blog, or in general, I need to get rid of some things. This is the start of a thinning out process of doubles I’ve accumulated over the years along with getting rid of things I no longer listen to. Prices are set on all this for the most part. Except for the Alkaline Trio box and the Look Mexico and Lifetime collections I’m trying to sell as a lot, mainly because I have no idea what someone will pay for the stuff, but I’m not looking for crazy money. Yes, I am a bit late hopping on the Christmas present buying craze. So here are the ground rules:

Only the things on this list are for sale. Do not ask about anything else featured on this blog or anything that is not on the below list. Deals will be made for anyone who buys more than 1 thing. I’ll only ship to the USA. Paypal as payment only. So no bitcoin, Stripe or any of that other nonsense. If a color is not mentioned then it’s on black vinyl. Most of this stuff is either factory sealed or in NM condition. If it’s bad shape I’ll make note of it. If you’re concerned about condition as for pics and I will provide them.

If you’re interested in anything please leave a comment with what you’re interested in and your email address, and we can work out a deal. I will not make the comments public, so people will not get your email address or any other info, but I will be able to see it in order to reply to you via email. The subject line of such email responses will be “Stitches and Grooves record sale.” any questions or concerns about anything up for sale feel free to ask. I’m pretty firm on prices but if you don’t like a pice comment with an offer and we can try to work out a deal.

Everything will be mailed in either an LP or 7″ mailer. I should have plenty to go around, but if I run out I will let you know before making payment. Opened records will be shipped outside the jacket to avoid seam splits. Factory sealed records will not be opened under any circumstances. I know how to package records for shipping, plenty of bubble wrap and/or cardboard inserts will be used to try to minimize damage as best as possible.

 

– 311 – Hydroponic 10″ (still sealed, jacket has seam split along top edge) = $20 ppd

– Alkaline Trio – Help Me 7” (still sealed) = $7 ppd or $4 if bought with something else

– Alkaline Trio – My Shame Is True wooden box (won’t come with the records but comes with everything else – black t-shirt in men’s adult medium (never worn, still sealed in plastic bag), flag/banner, patch, Ouija game board and game piece) = offer – must come with everything* can’t buy just the box or other items out of box. Willing to go cheaper if you don’t want the shirt though.

– At The Drive-In/Burning Airlines – Split 7″ (no insert) = $10 ppd

– Back To The Future Trilogy Score Mondo box set exclusive jackets (only the 3 jackets, which have seam splits. no records are include with this) = offer, would prefer to sell all 3 jackets together

Bear vs Shark Collection – Would Prefer To Sell As Complete Lot = $110 (shipping to be determined later)

– Right Now (Purple & White swirl /250, U.S. 2nd press) = $20

– Right Now (UK red w/ black haze /250 hand numbered w/ exclusive alternate cover) = $30

– Terrorhawk (yellow /250, 2nd press) = $25

– Bars Of Gold – Of Gold (clear green, 1st press) = $20

– Bars Of Gold – Wheels (comes packaged w/ CD) = $15

– The Catholic Comb – Vampire Life 7” (w/ poster) = $7 ppd or $4 if bought with something else

– Circa Survive – The Amulet (Merch Limited Alternate Screen Printed Covers, Set of 4,  Designs #1, #2, #3 and #4. ALTERNATE COVERS ONLY, NO RECORD(S). INCORRECTLY FOLDED JACKETS W/ CREASE THROUGH COVER ART. Ask for pics if interested.) =$40 ppd OBO

– Bob Dylan – Must Be Santa b/w ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas 7” (red, still sealed) – $12 ppd

– Faction Of The Fox – Mannequin Hand 7” = $7 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– Fake Problems – How Far Our Bodies Go (clear, Euro pressing) = $12 ppd

– Fake Problems – How Do You Spell Here E-V-E-L 12” (picture disc) = $9 ppd

** $14 ppd for both Fake Problems records **

– Gogol Bordello – Crack The Case 7″ = $10 ppd

– Gogol Bordello – Pura Vida Conspiracy (white, only record & insert, NO jacket or valid download card) = offer

– Hailey, It Happens – Aurora = $8 ppd or $4 if bought with something else

– Jimmy Eat World – Futures – (2nd press, blue 180g) = $40 ppd OBO

 

Lifetime Collection – Would Prefer To Sell As Complete Lot = $145 (shipping to be determined later)

– Background = $25

– Hello Bastards (mint, 2nd press, 2010 No Idea pressing, 1st pressing on No Idea) = $15

– Jersey’s Best Dancers (white, 2nd press, 2010 No Idea pressing, 1st pressing on No Idea) = $15

– s/t (pink, 2nd press, 2008 No Idea pressing, 1st pressing on No Idea) = $20

– Dwell 7″ (1st press) = $10

– Dwell 7″ (2nd press) = $7

– Tinnitus 7″ = $20

– 2 Songs 7″ (blue) = $7

– Boys No Good 7″ = $10

– It’s For Life comp LP (red /552, 2nd press on Victory w/ different cover, 1st pressing on Victory) = $15

 

Look Mexico Collection – Would Prefer To Sell As Complete Lot = $100 (shipping determined later)

– This Is Animal Music = $30

– To Bed To Battle (salmon) = $20

– You Stay. I Go. No Following 7″ (blue, hand numbered screened cover) = $10

– Real Americans Spear It 10″ (blue) = $13

– So Crucialtine (green marble) = $15

– Gasp Asp 7″ (green) = $7

– Gasp Asp 7″ (white w/ red foil stamp cover) = $10

 

– Moneen/Alexisonfire – Switcheroo Split 12″ (picture disc) = $30 ppd

– Mixtapes – Somewhere In Trinsic (white, No Sleep Sub exclusive) = $15 ppd

– The Music – Take The Long Road And Walk It 7″ (blue) = $6 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– New Found Glory – Tip Of The Iceberg 7” (picture disc) = $7 ppd or $3 if bought with something else.

– No Devotion – Stay b/w Eyeshadow 12″ (white, factory sealed) = $10 ppd

– No Devotion – 10,000 Summers 12″ (factory sealed, start of small seam split along top edge) = $9 ppd

** $14 ppd for both No Devotion records **

– Peace’d Out – Peace’d Out 10” (blue, still sealed) = $10 ppd or $6 if bought with something else

 

– The Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic 7″ (U.S. pressing, A & M Records w/ picture sleeve) =  $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– The Police – Message In A Bottle 7″ (w/ poster sleeve) = $7 ppd or $4 if bought with something else

– The Police – Message In A Bottle 7″ (no picture or poster sleeve, generic paper dust sleeve) = $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– The Police – Synchronicity II 7″ (w/ picture sleeve) = $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

-The Police – Every Breath You Take 7″ (w/ picture sleeve) = $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me 7″ (w/ picture sleeve) = $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– The Police – De Do Do Do, De Da Da da 7″ (w/ incorect die cut picture sleeve) = $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

** All 7 Police 7″ singles for $25 ppd **

 

– Portugal. The Man – Woodstock (standard vinyl version, 180g in gatefold jacket, still factory sealed) = $15 ppd

– Razorlight – Golden Touch 7″ (gatefold jacket) = $7 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark 7″ (U.S. Pressing, Columbia Records) =$ 6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– Bruce Springsteen – One Step Up 7″ (U.S. Pressing, Columbia Records) =$6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

** Both Springsten 7″ single for $10 ppd **

– Third Eye Blind – Ursa Major – (clear w/ black & white splatter – 1st Press) = offer

– Thursday – Kill The House Lights (still factory sealed, has crease in jacket) = $15 ppd

– Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me) 7″ (w/ picture sleeve) = $6 ppd

– What’s Eating Gilbert – Cheap Shots (half tan/half black) = $10 ppd

– V/A – Yes L.A. comp (2nd press – picture disc w/ green and red ink) = $20 ppd

– V/A – While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years Of Bloodshot Records 3xLP (still factory sealed, pretty bad seam splits along top edge) =

– Record Store Day 2008 Choice Cuts comp (still sealed) = $8 ppd or $5 if bought with something else

– The 4 Squares/Toucan Slam – Doin’ Snuff With Roy Scherer split 12″ (still sealed) = $8 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– Brushfire Records 12″ Sampler Volume 1 (still sealed. feat. Jack Johnson, Mason Jennings, G. Love & Special Sauce, Matt Costa) = $8 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– Curtain Call – s/t 7″ = offer

– Hamilton/Malakhai/With Arms Still Empty/Just For Kicks – Forever Compilation 4-way Split 7″ = $6 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Old & In The Way – Old & In The Way LP = offer

– Grateful Dead – For The Faithful (Pair Records) = $10 ppd

– Grateful Dead – Wake Of The Flood (cut corner, Grateful Dead Records) = $10 ppd

Other Random Stuff & CD’s

– Ryan Russell – Continental Obscura: Birmingham To Bellingham photo book =$13 ppd [shipping is high because book weighs 4 pounds. Book is still in shrink wrap (shrink is cut along bottom) and does NOT come with bonus 7″]

– The Simpsons Complete Season 9 DVD w/ Lisa plastic head case (still factory sealed/taped)

– MxPx – B-Movie DVD w/ The A/C EP CD = offer

– Senses Fail limted edition t-shirt (limited to 100) – Pull The Thorns From Your Heart album cover design, size Adult Mens Medium = offer

– Fake Problems – Live At Park Ave CD (still sealed) = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Spirit Club – s/t CD (still factory sealed) = $10 ppd

– July – What We Signed Up For CD (still sealed) = $6 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– The Promise Hero – Deja Vu CD (still sealed) = $6 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Brett Detar – Bird In The Tangle CD (still sealed) = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Rock Against Floyd comp CD = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Hail The Villain – Maintain Radio Silence EP CD (still sealed) = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– We Are Augustines – Rock The Vote EP CD (still sealed) = $6 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Drive Thru Records Winter 2003 Sampler CD = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Drive Thru Records Summer 2004 Sampler CD = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Drive Thru Records/Rushmore Records Sampler CD = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Fueled By Ramen Spring 2005 Sampler CD = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Tooth & Nail Records Spring 2004 Sampler CD = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

-Wildhoney – Your Face Sideways CD (barcode punched) = $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– REM Unplugged 1991-2001 lithograph poster (12″ high x 36″ wide)

V/A – The Eagle Has Landed comp

Posted: February 2, 2016 in Vinyl
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Way back in 1998 At The Drive-In was featured on a compilation entitled The Eagle Has Landed. The double LP comp was released by now defunct Tranquility Base Records out of Pennsylvania. The song they contribute is “Salient,” which was only released on this comp. It’s an interestingly put together release. Instead of a traditional jacket or even a paper sleeve, the records come in a real, folded up map. And not just any map, a map from the US Geological Survey. Every copy of this comp comes with a different map of a random location. My copy is from is a small town in Georgia.

On top of that unique aspect the theme of the release carries over throughout, from the center labels to the backside of each of the four inserts included. Each side of the center labels have a different phase of the moon, and the inserts match up with the phase of the moon found on the corresponding center label. The four inserts are split into sides of the records, with one side having liner notes about the bands appearing on Side A, Side B and so on.

I don’t think pressing info was ever formally announced for this comp. After all, this was released back in the infancy of the internet and when people didn’t particularly care about rarity or buy records as collectibles to the extent they do now.


At The Drive-In released a handful of 7″ vinyl singles off their classic album Relationship Of Command and this is one of them; the Rolodex Propaganda 7″. The 7″ features three songs; two album tracks off and an alternate version of “One Armed Scissor” from a BBC Radio session in 2000, a Steve Lamacq BBC Radio 1 Evening Session. So the song’s title becomes “One Armed Scissor (Lamacq version).” The other song featured on this single, aside from the title track, is “Extracurricular.” One unique thing about this 7″ is that each side is mastered at its own speed. Side A is a t 45 rpm while Side B is at 33 rpm.

Pressing info for this 7″ was never released and never will be at this point. Every copy was pressed on black vinyl however, and the single is a UK/Euro import released by Grand Royal. The Rolodex Propaganda 7″ is long OOP and can fetch up to $20 on the second hand market. The later At The Drive-In 7″s fluctuate in value depending on their relevancy. While the band is somewhat popular they have been broken up for years now. You’ll notice that when there is a re-press of any of their albums done their other vinyl releases go up in price, and when there is a lull in new vinyl releases, re-presses and variants included in that, the prices slowly decline. You’ll find the average price about $10 ppd.

At The Drive-In - Rolodex Propaganda - Copy


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.


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.

 


The only At The Drive-In full length not to get the vinyl treatment finally received it in 2013. It was released on the band’s own label, Twenty First Chapter Records. I believe the right to their music finally reverted back to them or the band was able to buy them back, either way its led to a bunch of re-pressings and first time pressings of long overdue material.

I have not seen pressing info for this, but it’s probably in the few thousand if it’s limited at all. Odds are it will be kept in print for the foreseeable future. It might not stay in print on red and may go through multiple pressings, but I doubt it will ever not be around. The record comes in a glossy, full color printed dust sleeve which has the lyrics printed on both sides.