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totally scored this week on a typo... got a test press of the 90's pressing of the bosstones - lets face it for $21.50 off ebay

Got my first test press! The Immortals - Mortal Kombat Theme

Got this today. Was pretty excited.  

1 hour ago, gutzonborglum said:

A lot of times pressings aren't ready in time to coordinate with a band's tour, so they will press extra tests in order for them to have something to sell on tour.  Not saying that's the case here, but more times than not its why that occurs.

This here. I have a test press that is also technically the record release version of Rude Awakening - The Awakening that is out of 50.

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Last MGMT had something similar.


Consider that for pressings that are several thousand in qty require new stampers for every thousand.

Tests should be done for every new set of stampers. I could see a large (10k+) pressing resulting in many sets of tests (usually 5+ TPs per stamper), easily resulting in 50 tests.

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4 hours ago, antisyntax said:

anyone know why 50 TP's would exist for a single pressing?

genuinely curious

What is mentioned above, as well as labels using them as more income to fund more releases, even though they are more so white labels. Mylene does is with most of their stuff. Not complaining (I have a few), but might as well call them white labels and not tests.

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Got a few more tests over the last year or so. Here's the updated list

Against Me! - New Wave - LP
Against Me! - White Crosses - LP
Blink-182 - Enema of the State - LP
BORIS - Vein (Rock Version) - LP
The Chew Toys - Chew Toys, The - LP
Clutch The Pearls - Until Somebody Yells Stop/Susan Morgan - 7" Single
The Crusties - Don’t You Think - 7" Single
De La Soul - 3 Feet and Rising - Double LP
Descendents - Liveage - LP
Tom Gabel - Heart Burns - LP
Jimmy Eat World - Integrity Blues - LP
The Monkees - Head - LP
New Monkees - New Monkees - LP
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong - LP
The Perverts - Bop Yer Baloney - LP
Prince - Controversy - LP
Prince - Dirty Mind - LP
Quan and the Chinese Take-Outs - Poorman Street/Crazy Pills - 7" Single
The Ramones - Leave Home - LP
The Ramones - Ramones - LP
The Ramones - Rocket to Russia - LP
Stereolab - Peng! - LP
Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry - LP
Why Bother? - This Isn't Very Good - 12" Single


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