Monday, December 31, 2007

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Happy New Year. I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday. I didn't do much...just a quiet evening at home watching the tube...anyway, on to the post. This here is a shirt for the straight edge machine from California (and later Illinois), Excessive Force. To be honest, I had never heard of these guys until a friend of mine from New Jersey gave me a copy of the their full length "In Your Blood" and I loved it. Sure, the recording isnt the greatest but as soon as the vocals kicked in, you knew they meant business. I still listen to that record regularly...I don't really know much about this as far as year or anything. It is nice to see a full color design on a tshirt for a change though. If you are able to find a copy of their full length, pick it up.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

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So for anyone who knows me, they know one thing...I love Morning Again. I feel lucky that I grew up in South Florida and was able to see them with their earliest lineup which included Damien Moyal on vocals. John Wylie has been a friend of mine for many years and I played in a few bands with him after Morning Again but this, to me, will always be his crowning achievement in music. This design was later repressed by Goodlife Recordings with their logo printed below the word Hope. This particular shirt was printed after their first 7 inch was released by Intention Records in 1996 (if memory serves). Goodlife later repackaged those 2 songs along with the 5 songs from the Cleanest War and released in Europe. Those songs along with the Martyr ep and their side of the split with Shoulder were later repackaged together and released by Eulogy along with a remastering job. If youve got $5 burning a hole in your pocket, do yourself a favor and order this CD. This is actually on sale so now you have no reason not to order it.
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Here's another gem...a shirt that was sold at the Earth Crisis "Destroy The Machines" record release show in 1995. To the best of my knowledge, this was only sold at one show, the May 7th show in Syracuse, 1995. This was on my Want list for quite some time till I found out that Patrick Kitzel of Reaper Records had one and was willing to sell it to me. Its always nice to be able to remove something thats been on your list for a long period of time...

Saturday, December 29, 2007

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So this here is the centerpiece of my collection. This is the first Earth Crisis design while they were on Conviction records in 1991. Theres some wear on the print but based on the age its looks pretty damn good. I got this off of Mat from New Zealand who is a super good dude. Around the time this was sold they also had a black longsleeve design which I am currently searching for.
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So I finally decided to start my own blog in my continuous search to own every shirt from the 90s (not really). On this page, Ill post pictures of shirts I get in trades, off Ebay, and that I purchase and possibly a story behind the shirt. Also, expect links to out of print 7 inches, demos, and full lengths that I love that are no longer available. Im currently waiting on 5 shirts/hoodies so Ill post pictures when I receive them.

So a quick rundown of who I am...
Im Chip or xCHIPxSEM as some know me. Ill be 29 in January and Im still straight edge after 13 years. Ive been in numerous bands in the past and present. I live in Miami, FL. and am currently attending Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fl. on my way to earning a degree in psychology. I love hardcore, plain and simple, mainly in the 90s vein. I collect shirts, hoodies, basketball jerseys, windbreakers, etc from loads of 90s bands. This is a simplified version of my Want list...for a complete list check my Hows Your Edge page. Heres my current Want List:
Earth Crisis
Morning Again
Shai Hulud
By The Grace Of God
One King Down
Excessive Force
Prayer For Cleansing
Buried Alive
Brother's Keeper
Seven Generations
Force Of Change
Cabal 315 Gear
Path Of Resistance
Until The End
Where Fear And Weapons Meet
The Promise
Inner Dam
All Out War
Green Rage
Slave One (members of Earth Crisis)
Path Of Resistance
Decontaminate (Dan Gump from Excessive Force's side project)
Tension (FL)

If you've got something interesting from the mid-90s as well as old South Florida and Syracuse hardcore merch and demos, let me know.

I am also looking for any demos from Earth Crisis that I don't have as well as the Path of Resistance "The Path" demo.