Volcom Finally Delivers Live Saint Vitus Vinyl
Last year, Volcom Entertainment’s â€śvinyl clubâ€ť announced a 7-inch from Maryland metal god Scott â€śWinoâ€ť Weinrich‘s old, recently reunited band Saint Vitus. It was supposed to feature live recordings of â€śSaint Vitusâ€ť and â€śBorn Too Lateâ€ť (those are links to studio recordings, by the way). But â€śSaint Vitusâ€ť b/w â€śBorn Too Lateâ€ť (VEVC 0014) never showed up, even as the subscription service sent out other releases. Finally, last month, Volcom said they got it â€śjust rightâ€ť and shipped the record out to subscribers, along with the latest installment in the series, a Best Coast 7-inch. The Vitus record’s been slowly making its way to record stores and mail orders like Aquarius Records and All That Is Heavy since.
And yeah, it’s pretty nice: a blue and purple marble 7-inch featuring two vicious Vitus classics blasted out live. â€śBorn Too Late,â€ť live at the Viper Room in June 2010, is particularly grimy and noisy and soaked in feedback, which is totally appropriate for this seminal, proto-doom track. As is often the case with Wino, tragedy and pain are never too far away; the record’s insert pays tribute to Vitus’ former drummer Armando Acosta and a note on the back dedicates the release to Type O Negative’s Peter Steele with the order to â€śPLAY IT LOUD!â€ť No problem.