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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

– 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 **

 

– 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)


What’s Eating Gilbert released their first full length album after releasing several 7″s since forming. Chad Gilbert’s (New Found Glory) side project is a 50s rock & roll inspired band that has him singing lead vocals. The album, That New Sound You’re Looking For, features all new material. No songs from any of their 7″s appear on this album, it’s all brand new songs.

The record was released by Hopeless Records and pressed on three different variants. Initially it only appeared as if there were only two variants, but after the record was released people started receiving copies on orange vinyl, which was not one of the two announced variants (blue and yellow) at the time. Some people speculated that it was an error pressing where the plant didn’t get the yellow right and it came out so dark it became orange. But unbeknownst to everyone Hopeless had another variant made up that was available everyone other than the label themselves or from the band on tour. Blue and yellow vinyl were put up for preorder, but pressing info was never released for the yellow variant, only blue. After getting in touch with my contact at Hopeless, I found out that blue is limited to 300 copies (which was already announced), yellow is limited to 300 copies and orange is limited to 1,000 copies. There is a hype sticker on the cover that denotes what color the record is and all copies come in a gatefold jacket.

You may be thinking to yourselves 1,600 seems like an odd number, and you’ll be right. So either one of two things happened; either Hopeless ordered 250 copies each of blue and yellow and an overrun of roughly 50 copies per color happened, or there is another variant out there to make the pressing an even 2,000 copies total. I’m leaning more towards the overrun idea because Hopeless has a pretty good reputation. I doubt they would secretly have a fourth variant pressed and hold on to it all this time.

The record comes housed in a gatefold jacket and comes with a download card. Retail on it is around $20. This will likely get marked down from a vast majority of places because it won’t sell. It’s sad to say that because I love New Found Glory and What’s Eating Gilbert, it’s just that their popularity is waning or was never really there to begin with. To be honest I would’ve held off on buying this even longer, but I grew impatient waiting because it was never marked down. I bought it for under $13 after using a promo code. I see this getting marked down even more significantly than that in the future as stock lingers.

 


What’s Eating Gilbert self-released a covers 7″ in 2014 entitled Come On Let’s Go. The 7″ features four songs, two on each side. The A-side has (in order) Richie Valens cover “Come On Let’s Go” and Cher/Betty Everett cover “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss).” The B-side has Roy Orbison cover “Pretty Woman” and Johnny Cash cover “I Still Miss Someone.”

Come On Let’s Go was pressed on three variants; 200 copies on green (as described in web store) / light green (as described by Chad Gilert), 200 copies on yellow and 100 copies on light blue and black haze. The light blue and black haze was a California show exclusive that Chad only sold on his brief What’s Eating Gilbert tour of California in the summer of 2014. I wasn’t even aware the tour exclusive variant existed until months after said tour ended. But it’s not like I would be able to get one anyway because that tour never hit the East Coast. The green is a mint or sea foam green in color, not the traditional green you think of, and the yellow is also light in color. All the variants are opaque as well.

A download card/code is not included with the 7″, which is my only gripe about the release. And digital files are not available from places like iTunes so you can’t listen to these songs on the go unless you’re capable of ripping them from your turntable.

This 7″ was exclusively sold online by District Lines, which was a shame because they charged more for shipping a 7″ than the actual 7″cost. They wanted $6 shipping for a 7″, basically double what it should cost. The 7″ itself cost $5, a very reasonable price, but the shipping ruined it. It likely resulted in most copies of the 7″ going unsold for well over one year. Around the holiday season in 2015, Chad Gilbert listed a bunch of What’s Eating Gilbert merch on ebay, including copies of both the non-tour exclusive varaints of his covers 7″. He was charging the same price as District Lines (Chad even had a Make an Offer option), but had $4 shipping. This is when I decided to finally buy a copy, as it was obviously cheaper than it would be from District Lines and the shipping was appropriate. Plus, the money would be going straight to Chad. After getting my copy in the mail I was shocked to see that Chad mailed it 2-day Priority Mail even though he only charged $4 for shipping. This likely set him back at least $10, making it a net loss for him. Not only that, but Chad even included free goodies on top of the 7″, including five pins, a WWF Wrestlemania V trading card, which took place in my home state (so Chad clearly put some extra thought into what he included with my package) and last but not least, a next to impossible to find copy of his SWSW Split 7″ with Octaves on white vinyl limited to 100 copies.

What's Eating Gilbert - Come On Let's Go - Copy


For their 2013 South By Southwest (SXSW) Showcase Bridge Nine Records (B9) had a split 7″ pressed featuring two of their bands playing the showcase. What’s Eating Gilbert and Octaves each contribute a song to the 7″. At the time of the split’s release the What’s Eating Gilbert song was a brand new, unreleased song that was exclusive to this 7″. The What’s Eating Gilbert song, “Tell Me You Love Me,” later appeared on Chad Gilbert’s compilation album, Solid Gold Hits Vol 1, where he combined all of his 7″ releases (as of 2013) on one album. The title was re-worked for this comp however, becoming “If You Told Me You Loved Me.”

These splits were given out for free to anyone who wanted one at the showcase. Not all of the 500 copies were given out though. Either not many people wanted one, they weren’t actually given to every person who walked through the door (you had to get the 7″ elsewhere like a merch table), they purposely didn’t have all the copies at the showcase or simply not many people attended B9’s showcase. I find it hard to believe 500 people didn’t go to B9’s showcase though.

As just mentioned, there were 500 total copies pressed of this split 7″, with two variants for it. There are 100 copies on white and 400 copies on red. The back of the jacket says “one time pressing of 500 copies” along the bottom in the fine print. I don’t know if both variants were given out at the show or if they were if people were able to pick what color they wanted. There is no mention of the white being one of B9’s typical friends presses though. To be perfectly honest I was not aware of this split’s existence prior to somewhere between six months to one year ago. And I’ve never gone to SXSW. So I’m not 100% sure of all the finer point details about it. Plus B9 nor the bands did not publicize much, if anything about this split 7″. What I do know is that B9 had some leftover copies after the showcase, as they were giving them away for free through mail order (vinyl purchases only), apparently to anyone who requested one, not only at random. Again, not publicizing anything about it, otherwise I would have taken them up on the offer.

Around the 2015 holiday season Chad Gilbert was selling some What’s Eating Gilbert merch on ebay. Amongst the t-shirts, hoodies and CD’s was his Cheap Shots 7″ that was a only being sold by a distro charging more for shipping than the actual 7″ they were shipping (one of the my pet peeves that results in me refusing got buy something). Chad was charging a reasonable price for it, and since the money would be going directly to him I didn’t hesitate to buy a copy of the Cheap Shots 7″ from him. He was promoted his ebay sales heavily on social media, and posted that all ebay orders would be getting free extra goodies like pins and patches along with a thank you card. To my surprise upon opening the package (shipped 2 day priority male for $4) there was a copy of the What’s Eating Gilbert SXSW Split 7″ with Octaves on white vinyl thrown in as well. There was a WWF trading card in there as well and the thank you card was autographed by Chad for one last awesome touch.


The Nashville Session 7″ was supposed to be released in mid June 2012, but since Paper + Plastick Records released the record it was inevitably delayed. Making no apologies and just making lame excuses or talking down to customers and fans, P+P didn’t ship out the records till over two months after the release date. It took so long that another Gilbert 7″ being released by a different label, Bridge 9, actually shipped before the P+P could even admit they screwed up and dropped the ball with this 7″. But to those familiar with P+P it’s par for the course.

But enough about P+P’s inefficiency as it detracts from a great guy in Chad Gilbert and the great music he puts outs. The songs on this 7″ rock so buy it now since the records should actually ship to you in a somewhat timely manner. There were 500 copies pressed, 250 copies on powder blue and 250 copies on red. The sleeves are also screen printed, which added a nice touch to the release that P+P never mentioned they were doing for it.What's Eating Gilbert - The Nashville Session - Copy


Continuing with the pattern of releasing a few songs on a 7″, What’s Eating Gilbert released Cheap Shots on Bridge 9 Records in August 2012. What is funny about this is that Cheap Shots was announced after and had a later release date than another What’s Eating Gilbert 7″ that was being released by Paper + Plastick Records (P+P), but still managed to ship well ahead of the P+P 7″.

Cheap Shots was pressed on two colors, half tan/half black and solid tan. Pressing info has not been released due to an apparent new policy B9 has to not release pressing info until a pressing sells out. That policy seems to be arbitrarily enforced though as other records B9 released after Cheap Shots came out had the pressing info accompany the item in their store with the pre-order, and most records prior to Cheap Shots had the pressing info announced when pre-orders went live as well. A few months after the record’s release and pressing info has still yet to be announced for this 7″. As of January 2013 the pressing info was finally announced, which is 300 copies on half tan/half black and 700 copies on solid tan.


This is the last 7″ that will be released from Chad Gilbert’s side/solo project, What’s Eating Gilbert. At least until he records more material. The three 7″ records he released so far only encompasses the initial batch of songs he recorded and had sitting on a shelf until Epitaph decided there was enough demand and/or interest in the songs to give them a physical release. Gilbert is an avid record collector himself and has a very impressive collection, so I’m willing to bet he jumped at the chance to have songs he wrote for his first solo project be pressed on vinyl.

The one things that stands out the most about this 7″ is the color choices used. The first two What’s Eating Gilbert records released were pressed on the same two colors; yellow and red. But this one, the final one in the series, was pressed on translucent blue and translucent green. I heard that Epitaph originally planned to have the second 7″ in the series pressed on different colors, and the plan for the entire series was to have them all be on different colors, and the reasoning for keeping the second record on yellow on red was because of pressing plant delays. The plant had a huge back log on the colors Epitaph originally wanted but somehow there wasn’t a big enough demand for the colors used for the first 7″ and the plant could press all the records quicker if these colors were used since there was batches of pellets just sitting around. The center labels are also different on this 7″ than the one on the first two.

If that is the case, personally I would have pressed this third and final 7″ on yellow and red, just to keep things uniform coherent amongst the series. Also the colors pictured on the web store for this 7″ are nowhere close to what they actually look like in person. The store’s page has the blue looking like a light sky blue, but they are actually darker and more of a true blue, or royal blue. But at least they are translucent.

The pressing numbers for this third and final 7″ are the same as the first two in the series, split to 300 and 700 copies per color, with translucent blue being limited to 300 copies and translucent green limited to 700 copies. And as usual a download code is sent out immediately after purchase via e-mail.