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The many flavors of: Adolescents – Welcome to Reality 7″

Another record I am particularly fond of, the Adolescents 7″ on Frontier Records, had its share of variations over the years and it is even still in print to this day. This little 3 song slab of wax is a mandatory part of any punk rock record collection, so let’s get down to business shall we?

The first pressing was on black vinyl and came with a picture sleeve. I’m not sure how many were pressed, it would be at least 1000 but likely a couple thousand.

It was then sold for many years on black vinyl without a picture sleeve. I think it was mostly done through mailorder as I never remember seeing them in stores much back then.

Somewhere around 1990 or so, it was reissued again in a picture sleeve and came on purple vinyl. The sleeve is identical to the first pressing except on the back there is a white block and the records were numbered with a stamp. There was a couple thousand of them pressed.

Lastly, and most recently, it was pressed yet again on colored vinyl, this time red. The numbering continues and this is the version you can currently buy.

So there you have it, the many flavors of the Adolescents – Welcome to Reality 7″. There should be (at least) one in every home!


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