DESCRIPTION: This is a copy of the second ("Wheat Field") pressing of the DC Hardcore compilation LP, "Flex Your Head", in mint condition. Dischord Records, (Dischord No. 7), Washington, DC, 1982. "Flex Your Head" was Dischord Records' first LP, after having put out six 7" EPs the previous year. Just like the "Violin" image used for the 1st pressing of this record, the "Wheat Field" image on the front cover was a pre-printed stock cover available from the pressing plant, with "Flex Your Head" printed in black ink atop it. This was a way for budget-conscious labels such as ourselves to have a full-color cover on the cheap. We took great pleasure in the justaposition of the cheesy classical music image on the cover with the fast and furious punk music contained therein. The bands on this sampler included The Teen Idles, Untouchables, State of Alert (S.O.A.), Minor Threat, Government Issue, Youth Brigade, Red C, Void, Iron Cross, Artificial Peace, and Deadline. Includes large (32" x 28" [81 cm x 71 cm]) poster of lyric sheets, comprised of the lyric sheet each band put together.
This is one of the last copies of this second pressing I will be selling.
CONDITION / PROVENANCE: Record itself is in mint condition, and has never, ever been played. The record has been kept in a plastic sleeve and away from light and dust for 33 years, but that didn't stop it from getting a very small ding in the upper right corner (see photos). To me, it's not terribly noticeable. The record still looks brand new. This record is unconditionally guaranteed to be original, from 1982 (or 1983 - I forget when we did this second pressing). It came from my (Jeff Nelson - Minor Threat/Dischord Records) punk archives, which are being downsized after continuing to be described variously as "too big" and "insane" or containing "more than my potential kids or grandkids will ever want." Please see my auction for lots of other punk/hardcore flyers and records as well as other jetsam I'll be putting up for sale......
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SHIPPING: This is a valuable record, and when shipping it I will pack it flat between multiple sheets of strong cardboard and put in an oversized box, and thus it will weigh more than eBay's one-size-fits-all postage pricing. Within USA, Priority Mail will be calculated at auction's end. I am adding $ 2.70 in "handling fees" towards Insurance, Delivery Confirmation, LP mailer and oversize box.
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