/ New Day Rising split 7"
First press: 1000 on black vinyl.
Second press: 500 on black vinyl.
Third press: 500 on black vinyl.
Fourth press: 200 on green vinyl.
was the second record on which New Day Rising bailed me out. Originally
this was supposed to be a Despair / Crud Is A Cult split 7". I
will not go into the details, but things did not work out and I lost
some money on that arrangement.. Anyway, with delays mounting and having
New Day Rising bail me out on the Atlas Shrugged split 7", I went
to them again. They came through with a fantastic song, and this release
I believe opened the doors for them. The Despair tracks were from the
same recording session as their Treadwater Records 7"s, and I think
these early tracks are some of their best material. Scott Vogel of Despair
/ Buried Alive / Terror was a perfect professional, and to me, showed
that a person can be in a "big" "mainstream" hardcore
band and still just be a quality, down to earth person who loves hardcore.
Working with him and Despair as a band was a wonderful experience. This
record was actually released at the Cleveland Hardcore Festival in the
mid-1990s. The one were the One Life Crew "riot" happened.
I remember being there in the back corner selling these 7"s as
fast as I could put them together. Both New Day Rising and Despair were
playing at the fest. One minute a packing and selling records, the next
I'm throwing boxes of records under my table and lying across them to
prevent looting during a mini riot. Man, that was punk.
out from me, look on:
Sold out from me, look on: