Another one of my favorite bands of all time, Husker Du, saw a handful of their earlier records get pressed in a variety colors and even sizes. This time out we’ll take a look at their first record for what became a long time home for them, SST Records.
The first pressing was a 12″ EP and was on black vinyl. Early versions had no barcode, years later a barcode would be added to the back of the cover.
Around 1989/1990, SST started doing limited colored vinyl editions of their records, not only that but some 12″ EPs were replaced as 10″ vinyl. This was among them. According to a conversation I had with Chuck Dukowski years ago when he was still working at SST, there was 1000 pressed of any color, and if they sold quickly, they’d run a new color, with a maximum of five different colors. This one went to the maximum with five different colored vinyls…
and orange vinyl.
After the color vinyl was done, the record was reissued again as a 12″, and also again on a black vinyl 10″. Currently, you can buy either version direct from SST Records. Why they felt the need to keep both formats in print is a mystery to me, and stranger yet, they charge more for the 10″.