VEDAVU, one of my fave labels, strikes again! the HOT PURSUIT record, which is Volume III of VEDAVU's ORANGE ARCHIVE SERIES, is finally out in a ltd. edition of 21 copies. originally this should have been already released as a clear, square 8 track 7" lathe cut quite a while ago but the records have all been rejected. for the 2nd try the format was changed from an 8 track 7" to a 5 track 5" plus CD and the color was changed from clear to black. as expected from a VEDAVU release the packaging of HOT PURSUIT's 5", called D.F.F.L. which stands for DOPE FOREVER FOREVER LOADED, is top-notch once again! the 5" and the CD are both housed in a 6-sided folder and the 2 folders are held together by an obi-strip. HOT PURSUIT was a short lived band that only recorded two times: 8 tracks during the D.F.F.L. session and a demo in a session prior to that. HOT PURSUIT played fast & ugly HARDCORE. their songs were fucked up outbursts of THRASH usually around 45 seconds long that have been remastered in mono for this release. members of HOT PURSUIT moved on to play in bands like TAFKATA and SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP. as you might have guessed the 21 copies are all gone already but you are lucky cause I received an e-mail from Jeremy in which he gave me the permission to upload a rip of this little gem! so if you click the pic of the CD below and follow the link you can download a rip of the CD.
here's the inside artwork of the 2 cover folders:
the D.F.F.L. CD features the 5 tracks of the 5" plus 3 additional tracks, one of them being an alternate version of the 1st track on the 5"/CD called LOCT and their very 1st recordings as one track, which isn't listed on the insert cause those recodings have been considered lost and surfaced when the inserts had already been printed but have been included "for the hell of it" to make it complete. it also includes another insert that has the track list on one side and some more artwork on the other.
edit: in case you didn't know yet, let me tell you that there's one VEDAVU release that's still available at the moment through their Big Cartel shop. I strongly suggest that you click the pic below and buy it as long as you still have the chance!