iansvintage

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade iansvintage

May 12, 2019
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, SST 027
I have a couple of copies of this that doesn't seem to match any of the listed releases.

Mine has the following:

SST-020 on the spine, but the catalog number is not on the vinyl labels or the back cover.
Side A: Real World, Deadly Skies, It's Not Funny Anymore, First Of The Last Calls.
Side B (45 RPM): Lifeline, Diane, Out On A Limb
Side A Etchings: SST-020-A THAT OLD STAINLESS CHARITY. IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW, SHIRLEY. L-15122, kdisc (stamp)
Side B Etchings: SST-2-027-D ...WITHIN THE CIRCUITS THAT MAKE PAC-MEN DIE AND VESSELS DISINTEGRATE L-17380
Held up to the light, it's translucent brown, but black without light. Indicating this seems to be Quiex II vinyl.

Seems to be very similar to this release: https://www.discogs.com/H%C3%BCsker-D%C3%BC-Metal-Circus/release/6548039
But with different B-side tracks.
macchiaroni

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade macchiaroni

January 8, 2020
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, SST 027
That is Metal Circus, not Zen Arcade. Three more words.
degenerati

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade degenerati

February 22, 2019
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, SST 027
My copy of this came with a huge full color, glossy poster of the LP cover. Anybody else have this ?
StijnDeNys

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade StijnDeNys

January 11, 2019
referencing Zen Arcade, CD, Album, RE, SST CD027
One of the best albums of all time! Still a favourite!
holgermd

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade holgermd

January 7, 2019
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, SST 027

I know it doesn't say anywhere, but this came to ships in 2018, so isn't a 2018 reissue? Shouldn't that be added? It is definitely an official repress, and I highly doubt that my local record shop just happened to have gotten hold of three 1991 issues - also they look brand new.
development82

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade development82

October 2, 2018
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, SST 027
Mine came with an SST-Cat listing nothing newer than SST-319 (actually from Greg Ginns Outfit GONE), released 1995. And my LP has the colored labels as described for the colored versions from 1990 (black, white, silver and bronze labels) but never for a black vinyl issue shipped no earlier than 1995 ... So that's a bit confusing. If anyone has an idea if this is yet another issue as mine does not really fit this one, let me know.
peemef

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade peemef

April 6, 2018
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, SST 027
Mine came with an SST catalog with "Introducing The Minutemen" being labeled as one of their recent releases, so mine must've been from 1998.
trickbag

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade trickbag

January 16, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, RP, Blu, SST 027
This (blue) pressing is the first colored vinyl for this album. Other colors are from later pressings.
luigitenax

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade luigitenax

June 17, 2017
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, SST 027
What is "tip-on sleeve"?I have copy with brown inside cardboard,but i don't know what it means.
Thanks
Luigi
genezyp_kapen

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade genezyp_kapen

March 12, 2018
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, SST 027
By "inside" you mean the open gatefold or the pockets where LPs are stored?
chrisxm

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade chrisxm

June 18, 2017
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, SST 027
Tip-on jackets are made where the artwork is printed on thin paper which is then applied to a cardboard shell (as opposed to standard jackets where the artwork is printed directly on the cardboard). All copies of Zen Arcade, even the current pressings, have tip-on sleeves. Early copies are brown cardboard on the inside, newer more current ones are white. Other examples are the first pressings of Black Flag "Jealous Again" 12" or the Germs "GI" LP.
J_DAVE

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade J_DAVE

May 14, 2017
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, SST 027
Not all of them. I bought my copy first week out in Minneapolis. Matrix numbers match above exactly as well. Definitely not Quiex II vinyl. Yes, it does have $12.98 on the spine. Regarding purple / blue: I think they are the same, just a printing variation.
vinyljones1

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade vinyljones1

July 2, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, SST 027
Bought mine when released in '84 (sheesh) as well. Still have it. In NM condition. Does have $12.98 on spine. Still have the SST catalog sheet with it. Vinyl does not appear brown at all. Inside is blue printing.
warsperfume

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade warsperfume

May 14, 2017
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, SST 027
Thanks for the info. That purple/blue gatefold issue was bugging me. Ha, nuts. I thought I had found an easy way to check. Almost all of my SST records from the mid 80s to early 90s are on Quiex II, but there's always exceptions. Must of been nice to live in Minneapolis in the 80s! Did you catch a lot shows at First Avenue?
warsperfume

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade warsperfume

April 30, 2017
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, SST 027
Want an easy way to check for pre-90s pressings? Put the record up to a bright light, it should look translucent brown and opaque black when taken away from the light. Most copies pressed in the 80s were on this Quiex II type vinyl.
jeffn66

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade as reviewed by jeffn66

April 19, 2017
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, SST 027
This, and the rest of their catalog produced by Spot, (especially New Day Rising) is begging for a proper remastering. Sound is too thin. Wish they could put aside their differences to arrange for a good remaster/reissue campaign.
rhorhorho

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade rhorhorho

September 12, 2016
referencing Zen Arcade, CD, Album, RP, SST CD 027
My copy has Matrix / Runout SSTCD027RE 1N 01 and Master SID Code L250.
warsperfume

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade warsperfume

June 8, 2016
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, SST 027
Does this version also have the S12.98 on the spine? I can just barely make it out in the pictures.
NotOneStraw

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade NotOneStraw

August 20, 2016
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, SST 027

Yes it has the S12.98 on the bottom of the spine
VinylVague

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade VinylVague

June 24, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, SST 027
Sorry, please disregard my earlier reply. I thought I owned this particular version but it turned out to be the version that you linked to (with a purple inside rather than a blue one).
warsperfume

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade warsperfume

June 5, 2016
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, SST 027
I've come across a copy that has the matrix numbers for this version, but the inside of the gatefold is purple, instead of blue, like this version: https://www.discogs.com/H%C3%BCsker-D%C3%BC-Zen-Arcade/release/2639254 Any help identifying it would be great!
bishy73

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade bishy73

June 24, 2016
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, SST 027

I have the same copy bought mine in Liverpool around about 1990
junkiecore

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade junkiecore

March 22, 2016
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, SST 027
Mine came with a SST record sampler CD from 2008. I believe this release came out around this time.
Hil333

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade Hil333

February 25, 2017
referencing Zen Arcade, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, SST 027
I bought mine new around that same time. They must have still been using the same plates from this release.