When Tino asked me how much I wanted to pay for this it couldn't have come at a worse time as I'd already spent enough money on records last month (and I'll blog about them at some point) but luckily for me I was the only bidder so I scored this for a really good price.
Tino dealt with the seller direct and even got him to send it straight to me rather than it having to come to Tino first. Being the good guy that he is Tino wouldn't accept any money for the record until I had it safely in my hands either. Once again the guys who make up this little community really are diamonds to a man!
So this is the record in all it's glory and I'm stoked to finally have it. 217 made on clear vinyl. Which I just realised actually makes the green cover the rarest version. I think I actually prefer this cover to the standard one.
Although that might just be because of how familiar I am with the regular cover. Cue glorious group shot.
I think the only version of this I'm missing now is the test press with the dude wearing the Raiders poncho on the front which I suspect will be near impossible to ever get hold of, but never say never I guess. I wonder if Mario has a Raiders poncho? Nothing says Gangster like a Raiders poncho.
Thanks again Tino!