Cable / Malcolm's Lost
First press: 1000 on black vinyl. Second press: 500 on black vinyl. (Not sure about these numbers, it might be 500 and 500.)
Second press printing was glossier stock.
This one turned out to be a mixed bag, and one of the prime examples of why I did so many split 7"s. This was Cable's, from Connecticut, first release. They were a real up and coming band at the time and I was thrilled to be able to land them for this record. Their noisy hardcore was stellar, and later they landed deals with Doghouse Records and Hydrahead Records. Malcolm's Lost is another story. I had heard their 7" on Shadow Records and I LOVED IT. It was, and still is, one of my favorite early 90s hardcore releases. Best described as Brooklyn meets Iceburn. For some reason though, the vocals for my release were high pitched and not so good. Check out Malcolm's Lost's Shadow Records 7", it's a good one.
When working with young bands that do not have much of a recording history you never really know what you are going to get. By putting out split 7"s with two bands you hedge your bets a little. The odds are if the bands are pretty good (you have to trust your taste) then at least one of the two recordings is going to be good. 8. The Cable tracks were released on the Moo Cow Records #47 CD