'80s Cleveland hardcore band The Guns never got their due respect until a recent compilation release on Smog Veil Records. This discography, however, serves a purpose beyond a mere document of preservation. "It's a definitive record of what laid the groundwork for what became the Clevo hardcore, punk and metal scenes that showed me how I could take control of my own life." In this Vinyl Vault, A. Iwasa talks The Guns, Cleveland's hardcore scene and more.
For Marcos Trujillo, vinyl collection is more than a hobby, but a way to support the artists they love. "When I think about buying records from Arizona bands or trans/queer artists it feels like collecting and honoring a piece of history and communal contribution, a documentation of other peoples self-expression." For the tenth entry in the T&E vinyl vault, we talked with our friend Marcos on the repress of LA punk band The Distillers' Coral Fang with the original, explicit artwork, the romantic and raw energy on the album, as well as their overall collection and intention behind each purpose.
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