Strafe – Set It Off
The initial legitimate US pressing has the multi-color logo. As in 1984 this seminal record was a massive crossover hit out of the box, and demand for the record was so high, the label didn't bother with the cool artwork and label-copy when they needed to deal with a surprise hit on their hands, so they rushed out the second pressing with very basic lettering and no logo-artwork, on a yellow (and also on a blue) label.
These pressings were also cut at STERLING and have the same dead-wax inscriptions as the first pressings.
The bootlegger/counterfeiter who released 95% of Danny Krivit's edits, the "Loft Classics", as well as the "Garage Classics" series a.o., pressed a counterfeit with a red-label that copied, though not exactly, the lettering and fonts of the yellow-label pressing. He recorded it directly from the vinyl version of the second, yellow label pressing and increased the amount of treble when he had his own, "in-house" lacquer-cutter re-master from the original wax.
The red-label counterfeit was not mastered at Sterling and is not a legitimate product.
|Set It Off||9:51|
|Set It Off (Instrumental)||12:24|