Did you buy this stupid expensive hardcore record?

1903
189
Share:

Some dude dropped more than $6,000 on a rare record. Was it you? For Pete’s sake, WHY??

The Vinyl Factory has an excellent article about the most expensive item ever sold on Discogs. The item in question? A shelved early version of Judge‘s Bringin’ It Down titled Chung King Can Suck It. For those unfamiliar, Discogs is an online marketplace for disgusting vinyl nerds to buy and sell their records. I use it often.

Let me break down (eh, eh?) the story of Chung King Can Suck It from the POV of Mike “Judge” Ferraro:

>Be Mike Judge
>Not the Beavis and Butthead guy. The straightedge hardcore one.
>Be in up and coming NYHC band that will one day be legends of the genre.
>feelsgoodman.jpg
>Release debut 7″ New York Crew and folks dig it.
>Go to record first full-length at Chung King Studios.
>Dang it. The Beastie Boys, Run DMC, & LL Cool J have booked the three best studios.
>Have to use the remaining crappy one.
>Recording engineer is a dipshit cokehead who has apparently never heard of punk.
>Album sounds like fuck.
>Want to throw it away and try again but Revelation Records bossman Jordan Cooper says we have to print 100 of these turds to fulfill pre-orders.
>Title the record Chung King Can Suck It, cuz they can suck it.
>Ship out crappy records.
>Re-record album and title it Bringin’ It Down.
>Soundsgoodman.flac
>25 years later the Internet exists.
>Some nerd spends $6,600 on Chung King Can Suck It on ebay.
>Some other nerd sets the record for most expensive purchase on Discogs by dropping $6,048 for that crappy album.
>mfw this ignorance has got to be stopped.

Chung King Can Suck It really does sound like shit. If you’re curious, spend $6K+ to pick up the vinyl so you can hear it. Or you can pick up one of the many bootlegs and/or repressings of the album. Oh, wait, what’s that? Apparently you can also listen to music from your computer nowadays. Crazy.

Now compare/contrast that with Bringin’ It Down (recorded at Normandy Sound, where The Cro-Mags recorded Best Wishes).


How does Mike feel about it? In an interview following the hefty ebay sale he stated: “I’m bewildered. I don’t know why that record is worth anything to anybody when it’s not worth anything to the people who created it.”, which is just fantastic. Go read the full story at The Vinyl Factory.

(Image Via)

Did you dig this? Take a second to support Toilet ov Hell on Patreon!
  • MoshOff
  • My Cynic record collection will be complete on Friday when I meet up with my Season of Mist buddy, who is bringing me one of the last copies of the Portal Tapes

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      You like power metal and Cynic? Mind fuck.

    • are you a fan of Kindly Bent? they lost me on that one

      • Yes, they’re my favorite band so I kind of am going to love whatever they do, but it’s definitely their worst album

        • Hubert

          Worst as in ‘least good’

          • The music is lackluster in comparison to previous records, and the production sounds like they tried to use a cheaper studio/less talented engineer.

            Also, they seriously missed the chance for an epic guitar solo in the title track

        • i gotcha boo, i’ve done the same thing for favorite bands (i bought Catchthirtythr33 though i hate it) in the past. when i heard Carbon-Based Anatomy i was all “holy shit, THIS is what they’re capable of doing?!?!” then KBtFU dropped and i was all “well there’s that”.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    You lost me at hardcore and straightedge.

  • INDUBITABEARD

    Is this reddit now?

    Anyways, no hardcore album is worth 6 grand.

  • The W.

    On a scale of 1 to Chun-Li, how spinkicky is Judge?

  • Tyree

    Think of all the beer you could buy with $6,000.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      And weed and records and band t-shirts.

      • Tyree

        Glorious.

      • Scrimm

        Would spend almost the entire 6000 on the first thing you mentioned.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Damn, that would be a lot of weed……bro.

          • Scrimm

            That’s the beauty of it. I would probably keep enough to buy another guitar I don’t need.

          • Tyree

            Ah, good point. I go through cymbals like crazy. Hitting shit is expensive.

          • Scrimm

            Your just like our drummer. Breaks shit as soon as he gets it. I loaned him the money for new cymbals before we recorded, they were cracked in no time.

          • Tyree

            Yup, I just hit broken shit now basically. Too fucking expensive to keep buying new equipment. Shitty sounding equipment is the best anyways.

          • Scrimm

            Haha I was going to say I was so used to him playing that broken shit when he first put the new ones on his kit I thought it sounded like ASS! I’m glad some of the cracked stuff ended up on there. It’s part of our sound.

          • Tyree

            I have a china cymbal that sounds WAY better cracked and tore up than it did brand new and un-fucked

          • Scrimm

            I believe it.

          • nbm02ss

            My computer would become a highly unnecessary 4K resolution monster.

          • Scrimm

            That’s not a terrible idea

          • Guppusmaximus

            Fuck… for 6 grand you could purchase like 6 of those (PC)

        • Lacertilian

          Just buy a setup and the $6000 would turn into the neverending stash plus extra cash for booze, guitars and bacon.

          • Scrimm

            This is a good idea.

        • Bucket ‘o Blood

          6 grand is almost half the price of the trombone I’m planning on buying in like 30 years. Fuck my life.

    • The W.

      There are a lot of better things you could spend your money on than some crappy hardcore record.

    • Stanley

      7,200 cans of PBR or 3, 272 bottles of Hop Devil.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Fucking math and shit.

        • Stanley

          Calculus comes in handy when shopping at BevMo.

      • Tyree

        I’d go to so many brew fests.

        • Stanley

          Tyree was in my dream last night. Long haired Tyree, that is. I asked him if he uses two kick drums or one with two pedals. He said two drums. That’s all I can remember.

          #ToiletConfessions

          • I dream of Tyree every night.
            #ToiletConfessiona

          • Stanley

            I’ve seriously got to stop looking at ToH FB on my iPad lying in bed at night.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            …and violently touching yourself.

          • #ToiletOvFap

          • Lilo’s Penis Tornado (KJU)
          • nbm02ss
          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            You too?

          • Lilo’s Penis Tornado (KJU)

            Do Masterloins Dream Of Electric Tyrees?

          • Tyree

            Are they nasty dreams?

          • You better fucking believe it.

          • Tyree

            Nope. One. My dreamy self lied.

          • OH FUCK, WHY DID YOU HAVE TO MENTION A #TOILETCONFESSION?!

            Mine:

            Two days ago. Tonight, probably 3 am. In the #LinkCave Link’s fast asleep. It’s super effective. The dream was with violet/purple tonalities because I sleep in one shade of color (different per each dream).

            In the dream I was in fucking Alabama.

            It was night and it was cold. I was walking in a suburb with a huge street with different closed commerces. Suddenly I found Rho Stone and we started to talk in spanish.

            Spanish blablabla cualquier cosa en español.

            Then, Rho Stone leaves me (that bastard, probably to eat some llamas or smoke some ayahuasca). I started to feel kind of desperate because it was fucking Alabama and I was lost.

            Joe ThrashNKill and C. Molenaar appeared.

            LL: “Hey, brothers!”

            Joe: “OMG, It’s Link! Duuude…”

            We salute BRO-style.

            Then I started to talk to them something and… BOTH STARTED TO LAUGH REALLY LOUD BECAUSE MY ACCENT.

            I started to cry in front of them ;_;)

            I can’t remember anymore, probably I jumped into another dream because the bullying.

          • Haha, we’re dicks.

          • Hey, there’s a new co-worker here that looks like you.

            The sad part?

            He is not you 🙁

            Is a stupid nerdy programmer with stupid laugh.

          • Certainly sounds like me…

          • No, I mean, you’re still awesome, my tumblrC.
            http://i.ytimg.com/vi/dfKnga-a-7Q/maxresdefault.jpg

          • Lilo’s Penis Tornado (KJU)
          • Lilo’s Penis Tornado (KJU)

            Purple and violet tones……….. you were trapped in a deathcore video?

          • Jajajaja, no, it’s just that I always dream with a set color per dream. Sometimes I dream in brownish tones, other in blue, other in monochrome…

    • JW(E)G

      One could also get Executive Producer credit on a film. For two people: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/petersimeti/the-chair-post-production-on-our-comic-book-horror

      Not that I’m suggesting anyone do that, I’m just looking for any excuse I can to plug Peter’s film now that it’s so close to realization. Someone with money to burn might just see it and help get over this last hurdle.

    • Scrimm

      with a walk in cooler…

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        And bitches with their titties all hanging out and shit.

        • Tyree

          Frosty titties.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Celtic Frosty Titties.

          • Tyree

            Boom!

          • Lilo’s Penis Tornado (KJU)

            Cold And Frostbitten Nipples.

          • Scrimm

            Damn I need to make 6000 extra dollars. Quick.

          • The W.

            I don’t know that you’d need 6000 dollars for that.

          • Scrimm

            Not all of us can make the women swoon like you.

          • The W.

            Bah! No mere mortal can resist the Tall Man.

          • Tyree
      • nbm02ss

        *Kegerator

        • Tyree

          I’d take a nice goddamn bar.

          • nbm02ss

            Man cave of DOOM.

          • Tyree

            That would be sick. I got the basement for it, not the money.

          • Guillermo del Toro’s house

      • more beer

        The next time I`m in this liquor store I go to. I will take a picture of the massive walk in cooler filled with 22 ozs they have.

    • …a year’s worth!

    • more beer

      A dream come true. But eventually I would need more beer.

  • MoshOff

    >”Ignorance”
    >”Hardcore”

  • I spent $65 on an original pressing of Sleep’s Dopesmoker and $80 on an original pressing of Neurosis’ Eye of Every Storm.

    Fight me

  • What about the $5M Wu Tang Album? Who’s the sucka that bought that?
    http://flavorwire.com/507652/the-final-wu-tang-clan-album-88-years-5-million-one-copy

  • The Beargod

    I don’t get it. The first one doesn’t sound bad. The second is better but neither sounds bad.

    • Really??? The drums on Chung King sound like finger snapping.

      • you don’t listen to raw enough music poser

      • The Beargod

        Yeah, I mean it’s not a good sound and I can see why someone would be disappointed by the quality (or the band at least) but there’s nothing particularly bad about it. It’s a bit demo-ish that’s all.

        • Lilo’s Penis Tornado (KJU)

          Still sounds a million times better than Darkthrone (even though it still sucks monkey turds)!

          • it’s not every day i side with Mr. of Fuck Mountain, but Darkthrone is pretty rocket… i’m honestly surprised you don’t dig his newest one, The Underground Resistance

          • Lilo’s Penis Tornado (KJU)

            Someone on here showed me that one, and I couldn’t get past one minute of it. They’re hilariously bad, and that one track sounded like Motorhead with Down Syndrome.

          • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

            Jimmy plz!

  • I would seriously sell every single CD I have if the take was this kind of coin. I have no attachments to material posessions so I wouldn’t think twice about parting with that stuff.

    • The W.

      Heck, I used to hock my plasma for cash.

      • I’m going to browse ebay tonight and check the going rates on stuff. Probably too late now that those Gorguts reissues are out.

      • Dagon

        Plasma…

        Yeah, right.

  • Guacamole Jim

    Holy hell the drum tone in the first one was SO FUCKING BAD. Who would drop six grand on that garbage??

  • Meanwhile, Link:

  • Maik Beninton

    Well I heard that record collectors would pay a high price for Celtic Frost’s Cold Lake.

  • Hubert
  • Obsessive Nerds With Disposable Income is an awesome tag, I just caught that.

    • who’s gonna be the first person to use it next??

      • When the new Deafheaven drops and the vinyl is only limited to 50 copies. Hipster trust funds will be depleted.

  • Dagon

    It’s sort of enraging but it’s the dude’s money. Value is subjective. Do you.

    Seriously considering buying a fleshlight. And a handgun.

    • That sounds like a dangerous combination.

      • Dagon

        Possibly unsanitary as well. But they even have zombie and alien vag-Ayy lmao

        • Lilo’s Penis Tornado (KJU)

          You just need to go out for a walk, smoke those bath salts, all while fucking your fleshlight in public, while firing your gun in the air and yelling bath salts-induced rants/trying to eat people.

          #YOLO

      • Lilo’s Penis Tornado (KJU)

        All that’s missing from that combo is bath salts and a walk around town. Now THAT’s entertainment!

    • save money, buy used

      • Lilo’s Penis Tornado (KJU)

        A used fleshlight?!?!?!

  • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

    “Chung King Can Suck It” would be such a “problematic” title nowadays with all these special interest groups and PC thugs.

    Also; The mix of that snare is especially awful. It takes me right out of the music and sounds like some kind of oven timer click.

    • Lilo’s Penis Tornado (KJU)

      I keep thinking of the movie Chung King Express. That and Wang Chung.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoXu6QmxpJE

      • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

        Wang Chug? Sounds like what you call it when a girl (or guy) deepthroats ya. HIYOOOO!

  • INDUBITABEARD
    • INDUBITABEARD

      actually most of the album is pretty bad. whatever happened to the “its so bad its good” 3-6?

    • Lilo’s Penis Tornado (KJU)

      Crunchy Black = 70’s blaxploitation cereal mascot.

      • INDUBITABEARD

        Maybe has the coolest name, regardless

  • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

    I would NEVER spend 6,000 dollars on 1 record. Most of the vinyl I buy is less than 10 dollars because my record store is cheap.

  • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

    Also, this album sounds worse than St Anger when it comes to drums. At least the actual “singing” is good.

  • pïgchop™

    Keeping with the comedy central sorta’ kinda’ air of this whole thing… http://www.macleans.ca/culture/books/the-hilarious-afterlife-of-adolf-hitler/?google_editors_picks=true

  • Lilo’s Penis Tornado (KJU)

    On a side note, it feels kinda weird not having Tapir around here.

    • Lacertilian

      Where is he?

      • Lilo’s Penis Tornado (KJU)

        I dunno. *checks the cage in my dungeon and finds it’s empty*

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    heres a comedy central type vibe for this stuff….

    (jews pledged their support/tv channels to help the Clintons –only to be betrayed by u.n. world media–for supporting Israel—-)

    Clinton is “using” the jews==to support anti Israel totalitarian state

    a betrayel that will go down HUGE—-in world history—-nowadays people are starting to find out—due to the roger waters (pro u..n.) criticism of history—-tearing a huge divide in the “liberals”——

    Israel/and America are gonna kick their asses–without a shot—ending all wars forever
    (both at once–full vol)
    =https://youtu.be/_JHHfsRWOro

    =https://youtu.be/nH0Et56Hxt4

  • J.R.

    super dank may may arrows there friend

  • Lacertilian

    I don’t even think I got my $20 worth from a Hatebreed album I bought around 2006.
    Maybe $8 worth.

  • Guppusmaximus

    Hmmm…. 6 grand… I could make a huge dent in finishing my basement. Build all walls for the rooms and, possibly, build my manly / heavenly bathroom *dreaming*

    • Lilo’s Penis Tornado (KJU)

      With a mega bass sound system built into the toilet, for those extra heavy plops.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL2YRDzpTL4

      • Guppusmaximus

        Toliet Ov Hell sponsored by Ferguson. *Baa-Woosh*

  • Toilet ov 4chan strikes again!

  • Call the Slambulance

    I currently make $6000 a year. Fuck you.