OLR-021 * July 2003 * Edition of 220
220 copies: gatefold covers individually #'ed.
10 test pressings: blank white discs with blue line, in hand
silkscreened picture disc bags- #'ed, photo coming soon.
Wow, where to begin... well, I guess it all started back when
I was in elementary school and we started going to this store
called Record Convergence in Falls Church, VA. They carried a
lot of cool underground kind of stuff, and I think it may have
been there which I picked up the THOR "Unchained" vinyl.
Flash forward a couple of decades, and I hear that THOR is coming
to NYC! Of course I went to see him, the first time was at the
CBGB "Punk Magazine" party, and then over at the Continental.
I was floored by his enthusiasm and energy, and the tunes were
still heavy and catchy, it was amazing! We talked afterwards,
and THOR was very cool and friendly!
About a year later he returned to NYC, this was in Fall of 2002,
and I saw him at Don Hill's. After that show we talked again,
and this time I told him about the label and asked if he'd be
into doing a release. He was totally into it, and within days
his manager called me to set it up!
The material this album is comprised of spans 3 decades, and
really showcases THOR's different musical styles and work through
the years. I really feel like this is album does exactly what
this label was set out to do, documents things that may have not
seen the light of day if we hadn't collaborated and put this together.
It's been great becoming friends with THOR too, he is one of the
friendliest people I've ever met in the music business!
This was originally going to be a picture disc LP in an edition
of 200 copies, that's why the test pressings are picture disc
tests (blank white picture discs). But when I saw the artwork
and photos THOR sent over, I decided to go whole hog on this.
This is the first gatefold cover LP on Outlaw! When we decided
to make it a regular vinyl we were going to make 300 copies, but
due to a mix up at the plant, there are actually only 220 of these.
I think the old paper work was still floating around over there
and caused the mix up, so this will become an instant collectors
item even faster now! Hope you got one!