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Title: Hostile Ambient Takeover
Post by: MilitaryCity on September 01, 2019, 02:05:49 AM
I’m trying to get a hold of a vinyl copy of Hostile Ambient Takeover, but I haven’t had any luck. Was this album never issued on vinyl? If anyone can help I’d appreciate it, especially if there is a copy for me to purchase. Thanks, James
Title: Re: Hostile Ambient Takeover
Post by: Dumpster D on September 01, 2019, 11:50:18 AM
The album was pressed as singles and released over a period of months in editions of 2000, on (I think approximately) 7 individual 7" Records, each contained a B-side of cover material not released with the CD album.

Those can be tracked down individually but the shipping will absolutely destroy you.  :(

I remember they were each about 17-24.99 CDN currency when I bought them in the store...so roughly 25 bucks apiece is a starting point to gauge individual prices of those...but I'm not the expert on vinyl prices.

Wait and check someday someone might be selling the whole lot of them as one piece, then you might be able to get a better deal on them, expect to pay upwards of 150 USD plus S+H etc.

about 8 years ago I had to re-purchase the Hostile Ambient takeover singles, and lucked out and bought the whole set off someone in Japan and got away scott free with that at around 125 bucks.

You'd be better off with the CD unless you really wanted the B-side material...at that point if you're not into taping those onto a cassette you'll be flipping Records all night to play the full album that way.
Title: Re: Hostile Ambient Takeover
Post by: Pelican on September 01, 2019, 08:04:56 PM
2022 20th anniversary special Amrep silkscreen vinyl edition, cheapie CD, tshirt, sticker, bundle and tour with Kevin where they play the entire album and only that album and its b-sides. Merch table is only HAT goods. A boy can dream.
Title: Re: Hostile Ambient Takeover
Post by: amazonAMAZON on September 01, 2019, 09:04:37 PM
This year has been a good year for me completing some essentials in my Melvins wish list. Even though I'm not a vinyl collector, the HAT singles was high on my list. I scored a full set and I think I paid under $200 shipped. I'm very pleased. Be patient.
Title: Re: Hostile Ambient Takeover
Post by: mrkilgore on September 05, 2019, 06:21:13 PM
James,
i have a set of the 7 x 7", $105 plus shipping if you are interested. never played, great condition.