Cleveland early 90's. Cider came out as a somewhat sideproject with guys from Inmates, Darvocets, Integrity, and so on. With their aggressive 80´s Punk sound I don´t think that too many people cared, because it wasn´t exactly what was en vogue back then, with Grunge and the fifth wave of Straight Edge clones and Metalcore and Screamo guys. But then, on the other hand, Cleveland was and still is not only Holy Terror HC, so I think they had a bit of cult followers. Anyway, it´s great pissed-off Punk.
First row is the first ep, self-released on their own Non-Commercial Records. Second row is their 2004 ep on Painkiller Records "They are the enemy" and third row is their "recent" 2011 ep on SPHC "3rd Reichord 19 Years".
The first EP is limited to 300 and has a ton of variants. I have seen red covers ("Jew Boy Three"), green covers, black covers and maybe some more. Vinyl is all the same black. There was a recent reissue with some of the cover variations. I don´t have that.
The cover looks like as if they have used some kind of linoleum cuts, which would also explain the different color versions. Close up of the front cover. Inside the cover each (? at least my copy so I assume each) is handnumbered /300. Long lives DIY.
This is Painkiller Records # 6. "Ugly, stupid, angry American hardcore for ugly, stupid, angry people. This band shouldn’t need any introduction unless you are bad at listening to American hardcore. If that’s you, just know that these lovely mongrels were/are in most of your favorite Cleveland bands, they’ve got a proven track record that you can believe in and this record doesn’t disappoint."
Numbered 104/100. I love that tiny little bomb symbol, which also appeared on the cover of their first single. 104 gold, 403 black vinyl. I need that test press /11 because it has a different cover.
I also love this release. Very iconic. I am not sure which vinyl color option is my favorite, but I tend to gold. Check this interview out for more background.