PREMONITION 13 - Self Titled 7"
Genre: Hard Rock
Volcom records seem to be the new leader in the limited edition 7"er club field which ain't a bad business plan if you think about it. Take some unreleased tracks (aka: throwaway tracks) by established artists who have a somewhat decent following in the underground. Slap them onto 7" colored vinyl, print a thousand or less, then promote it as "unreleased" or "exclusive". Finally sell em for $7.00 a pop or $40.00 for a subscription which gets ya five singles. You can figure that a thousand 7"ers will sell out quickly, like their live SAINT VITUS two songer. Better yet buy a couple of em and then sell em on Ebay once they're sold out.
Speaking of SAINT VITUS this two song rarity here is Wino's latest project which also features his long time friend Jim Karow on guitar. Now with all respect to Wino, I wouldn't call this essential unless you must own everything the man has done. The A-side's "Switchouse" is basic 70's blues rock which could've been on any HYDRA LP back in the day. The flip "Crossthreaded" is kind've like a MOTORHEAD/PRIEST influenced instro jam as well as being the best of the two. Sorry Wino I like your vocals but the instrumental here wins hands down.