DS Record Radar: This Week in Punk Vinyl (Mad Caddies, Minor Threat, Honest Don’s Greatest Shits & More)

Greetings, and welcome to the Dying Scene Record Radar. If it’s your first time here, thank you for joining us! This is the weekly* column where we cover all things punk rock vinyl; new releases, reissues… you name it, we’ve probably got it. Kick off your shoes, pull up a chair, crack open a cold one, and break out those wallets, because it’s go time. Let’s get into it!

Check out the video edition of this week’s Record Radar, presented by our friends at Punk Rock Radar:

Frequent flyers here on the Record Radar, Fat Wreck gets us started this week with not one, but two new 25th Anniversary reissues. Up first is the Honest Don’s Greatest Shits compilation. There are three variants of this one that I know of so far; a beautiful green/brown/gold splatter, a red splatter, and gold (not available to buy but thrown in with randomly selected orders). And as I’m writing this I’ve realized this shit already sold out. Womp womp.

Also from Fat: a 25th Anniversary reissue of the Mad CaddiesDuck and Cover, the first new (colored) pressing of this record since 2011. This one’s still in stock! Get it here before that’s no longer the case. Also lookout for the Caddies’ new record coming soon on SBÄM Records.

Bay Area punk band Tess & The Details’ debut album Runaway is out now on Double Helix Records. This one’s available on three beautiful color variants, all of which are housed in a gatefold sleeve. Check out the title track below and grab the record here.

Dischord Records is releasing a new Minor Threat 7” on December 1st to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Out of Step EP. The Out of Step Outtakes 7” features recently unearthed recordings from the original studio session in 1983. Get it on clear vinyl here.

Green Day‘s new record Saviors is now available on 19(!) unique variants, as a new “Bluejay Marble” color variant has gone up on their webstore. We are continuing to monitor this developing situation on this post dedicated to the many vinyl color variants of Green Day’s new album Saviors.

Your favorite Dying Scene editor JayStone‘s 4th favorite(?) solo artist Sam Russo has a new Christmas 7” out now on Red Scare. Listen to the two songs from Mistletoe Pier below and get the rekkid here.

What’s up with all the 7″s this week? Here’s another one from The Flatliners. It’s somehow been 10 years since Dead Language came out, and to celebrate the good Canadian boys are releasing a 7” with two acoustic versions of songs from the album. Listen to stripped down recordings of “Quitters” and “Bury Me” below, and grab the Dead Decade 7” here.

If you’re a dedicated reader of the Record Radar (I trust that all of you are), you’re already aware of this 20th Anniversary reissue of Rancid‘s Indestructible. After all, we did tell you about it over a month ago… and again a week later when another variant was revealed. Now the band has officially announced the reissue and revealed a pretty slick red/black webstore exclusive color variant. While I have your attention, I’d like to remind you this album is home to one of the all-time worst Rancid songs:

Earlier this week we had the pleasure of spilling the beans on the new Ramonescore Brigade Vol 3 comp from Mom’s Basement, Council Pop & Insipid Records. This vinyl-only comp features songs from the McRackins, The Putz, Mark Murphy & the Meds and a bunch of other great bands. The color variants look awesome, too.


Dying Scene editor JayStone’s 17th favorite punk frontman-turned-solo artist Chuck Ragan released a bunch of songs a long time ago (is 16 years a long time?) that were only available as a subscription based 7” series (and a CD). Now End Hits Records is bringing these songs to the masses with the Blueprint Sessions 2xLP. There are a bunch of color variants available here (US), here (Canada, exclusive screen printed cover variant(!!)), and here (UK).

Kill from the Heart, the 1983 debut album by the very eloquently named Dicks, is getting a 40th anniversary reissue on translucent red colored vinyl. This one’s been out of print since 2012, grab a copy from Superior Viaduct.

Los Angeles ska-punks Matamoska!’s 2014 album M is for Murder has gotten its first-ever vinyl release, courtesy of Asbestos Records. The 10th Anniversary reissue on bloody red vinyl has been remixed and remastered; get your copy here.

Dine Alone Records just reissued literally every Gob album a few months ago, but they’ve announced another pressing of Foot In Mouth Disease for the album’s 20th birthday. This one’s limited to 750 copies on a red/white split colored LP and includes a bonus 7”. It goes on sale in store and online on Black Friday.

Speaking of Black Friday, the sales have already started and that includes deals on vinyl! Epitaph has a bunch of records marked down 25% on their webstore, including their recent NOFX, ALL & Pennywise reissues. I’m sure more labels/stores have sales going but I’m too fucking lazy to hunt them all down. r/vinyldeals is a good place to keep track of who’s got sales going.

Well, that’s all, folks. Another Record Radar in the books. As always, thank you for tuning in. If there’s anything we missed (highly likely), or if you want to let everyone know about a new/upcoming vinyl release you’re excited about, leave us a comment below, or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram, and we’ll look into it. Enjoy your weekend, and don’t blow too much money on spinny discs (or do, I’m not your father). See ya next week!

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