1990 - Test press Black
Pressing numbers unknown, red vinyl, white label. Is it save to say, that since these hardly pup up, there are less than 10 pressed? Some, maybe all have Xeroxed sleeves made up for them saying ‘test pressing’ made by Mike. Dennis/Outspoken believes there were 2 sets of testpressings, one per label, since this was a joint release between New Age and Conversion. These should have labels of each label he says on Instagram but I have only seen white labels on the test.
1990 - 1st press - pre-1st press white sleeve Black 200 pcs
Pre-1st press 500 limited edition with Xeroxed sleeves (white sleeve/200)
Pre-1st press 500 limited edition with Xeroxed sleeves (blueish sleeve/150)
Pre-1st press 500 limited edition with Xeroxed sleeves (yellow sleeve/150)
This 1st press was made for a tour they later on had to cancel and were made prior to any with actual printed labels/covers. Dennis/Outspoken on Instagram January 2016: “Originally we weren't going to do a special pressing but there were delays with the covers, inserts, and labels. We had plans to do a tour back east and wanted to have records to sell. So we had the pressing plant press 500 black vinyl records with white labels. We created a simple version of the cover and insert that we could have photo copied easily. Our tour was scheduled to start in Chicago at Tony Brummel's (Victory Records) house back when he did basement shows. I forgot the name of the "club." Club Blitz possibly? I also seem to remember it was Tony who offered to print the limited edition covers for us at his Kinkos job. I wonder how many bands have benefited from friends working at Kinkos? So we had the records pressed and we hand wrote messages on every single label. Also, the covers are numbered but we weren't into that sort of stuff at the time so we made a bunch of fake numbers. There are several #1/500. It was a joke. We were going to have Relapse from Michigan play the shows with us since I had recently made friends with them and they offered to share their equipment. Things fell apart on our end and we never did the tour. But Relapse did anyway and I went along as a roadie. I sold a bunch of the limited edition 7"s while on tour with them. It helped us spread our music back east. There are roughly 200 of the black & white covers, 150 blue and 150 yellow. We wanted only black & white covers but when we got them, there were some blue and yellow too. We used up all the black & white ones first, then split the rest between the blue and yellow.I wrote most stuff down to keep track but couldn't find my notes about that pressing unfortunately.” Hand written labels courtesy of Mikey Garceau (Drift Again)