Judge
New York Crew 7″
Schism #2 1988

Side A:
Fed Up!
In My Way
I’ve Lost

Side B:
New York Crew
Warriors

At the time of recording and release, Judge was a two-man project, featuring both Porcell (at the time of Youth Of Today) and former Death Before Dishonor and Youth of Today drummer Mike Ferraro soon to be known as Mike Judge. Porcell played the guitar and bass tracks on the record, whilst Mike played drums as well as doing the vocal tracks (not both at the same time). The EP only took about five hours to complete and that included the mixing.

Here’s what Porcell had to say about making of the record:
I kinda like New York Crew because it was so weird. Me and Mike got together to do that record and literally practised like two or three times. You know, Mike plays drums and played with us in YOT so when we practised, he’d play drums and I’d do guitar. That’s how we wrote songs. So I had no idea of how he would sound if he sang. I never heard him sing before. So we finished all the music and that sounded really cool. Then Mike just stepped up to the vocal booth and I was like “˜Well, this is gonna be really interesting”. He sang like Fed Up in the first take and it was so pissed and powerful”, incredible. My mouth was like open, I couldn’t believe how good it was.

Test press / 8(?)
Matrix:
A: SCHISM-2 A ’82… STUDIOWAVE
B: SCHISM-2 B …AND ON STUDIOWAVE
33RPM

Nobody knows how many of these exist but my guess would be fewer than 8. I think Jordan once told me that he pressed this together with the Side By Side 7″ which would make sense since this test pressing looks identical to the SBS 1st pressing test, with the weird labels containing traces of some inverted text in Spanish. My mate Emil once conducted an in depth investigation into those early REV test press labels which you can find here.
This test pressing came with the SCHISM sticker:

1st press / 1000 pressed
Matrix:
A: SCHISM-2 A ’82… STUDIOWAVE
B: SCHISM-2 B …AND ON STUDIOWAVE
33RPM

2nd press / 1000 pressed
Matrix:
A: SCHISM-2 A ’82… STUDIOWAVE
B: SCHISM-2 B …AND ON STUDIOWAVE
33RPM

Test press
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Matrix:
A: SCHISM-2 A THE SAP HOTLINE F/W C9
B: SCHISM-2 B WE MISS KELLOGG’S
45RPM

Both the 1st and 2nd presses feature the gang vocals You Lost My Respect as the song In My Way opens, the 3rd press does not have this as a different mix was used due to the original being lost when the pressing plant went out of business.
The speed of the record changed to 45RPM and the matrix changed from ’82… AND ON to THE SAP HOTLINE / WE MISS KELLOGG’S. This version was later used on the early re-presses on the Revelation Records. Porcell once told me that a separate set of tests should exist for the 3rd press but he couldn’t remember for sure so I will file that in the White Whale category.

3rd press / 1000 pressed
Matrix:
A: SCHISM-2 A THE SAP HOTLINE F/W C9
B: SCHISM-2 B WE MISS KELLOGG’S
45RPM

Other than the difference in the matrix you can tell the 3rd press apart from the 2nd because unlike the earlier version where they printed the lyrics on the inner cover this one comes with a separate, small lyric sheet.

Judge
New York Crew 7″
REV #14 1989

1st press, blue vinyl / 1000 pressed
Matrix:
A: SCHISM-2 A THE SAP HOTLINE R 12843 (with 3 being overwritten with 2) F/W C9
B: SCHISM-2 B WE MISS KELLOGG’S R-12843
45RPM

Very few copies of the blue vinyl came out mixed with some black splotches. Jeff Lasich has a really nice one. I’ve seen one or two others here and there. If I ever track one down I will add the scan of it here.

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1st press, black vinyl / 4000 pressed
Matrix:
A: SCHISM-2 A THE SAP HOTLINE R 12843 (with 3 being overwritten with 2) F/W C9
B: SCHISM-2 B WE MISS KELLOGG’S R-12843
45RPM

According to Jordan, Revelation re-pressed the NYC countless times over the years. No records exist of how many times they re-ordered the records from the plant (no pun intended). Often the subsequent pressings looked identical to previous ones. There was more than one pressing with orange cover for example so if you get the blue vinyl that would definitely be the 1st press, if you have the black vinyl it’s a gamble as there is no way to say whether it is the 1st or a later press. The same goes for the yellow cover versions. I tried to find as many as possible that showed some significant differences, however, there most definitely had been a number of re-presses done throughout the 1990s and 2000s that looked identical to one another so we can’t really talk about 2nd, 3rd, 4th pressing and rather try to figure out whenever some changes came into play. Don’t take this as a definite thing. It seems that as far as this release is concerned the pairing of inserts, covers and vinyl is mostly very random. Numbers pressed (beyond the 1st press) are also unknown.

Version #2
Matrix:
A: SCHISM-2 A THE SAP HOTLINE R 12843 (with 3 being overwritten with 2) F/W C9
B: SCHISM-2 B WE MISS KELLOGG’S R-12843
45RPM

The cover changes to yellow and it is printed on a softer matte card stock. The insert is now purple. I want to believe that this one was pressed at the same time as the purple insert Bringin’ It Down version but I have no facts to back it up. Labels are whiter and higher in contrast when compared to the 1st pressing.

Version #3
Matrix:
A: SCHISM-2 A THE SAP HOTLINE R 12843 (with 3 being overwritten with 2) F/W C9
B: SCHISM-2 B WE MISS KELLOGG’S R-12843
45RPM

The cover changes to thicker and glossier card stock, white insert. Labels are back to the off white paper and are softer in contrast.

Version #4
Matrix:
A: SCHISM-2 A THE SAP HOTLINE R 12843 (with 3 being overwritten with 2) F/W C9
B: SCHISM-2 B WE MISS KELLOGG’S REV-14-B-R-12843 REV-14-B
45RPM

Back to softer matte sleeve. Insert for this version is purple again. Another change is the matrix on the B side. SCHISM is now crossed off and REV bit is added. Labels are whiter again.

Version #5
Matrix:
A: SCHISM-2 A THE SAP HOTLINE R 12843 (with 3 being overwritten with 2) F/W C9
B: SCHISM-2 B WE MISS KELLOGG’S REV-14-B-R-12843 REV-14-B
45RPM

Similar to the Version #4 as far as matrix is concerned (SCHISM matrix is now crossed off and REV bit is added) but the labels are back to the off white paper, softer sleeve, insert for this version however is yellow.

Test press
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Possible Matrix:
A: REV-14-ARE L-40026
B: REV-14-B RE OLD SMOKE 3-1-93 L-40026-X
33RPM

At some point in the 1990s, record was re-mastered and re-cut which leads me to believe that yet another set of tests had to be made. Never heard of nor seen any though. It would make sense that these exist somewhere out there. The speed of the record changes back to 33RPM, like the first Schism pressing.

Version #6
Matrix:
A: REV-14-ARE L-40026
B: SCHISM-2 B WE MISS KELLOGG’S R-12843 L-40026-X REV-14-B
33RPM/45RPM

Side A runs at 33RPM off the new RAINBO plates, side B runs at 45RPM off the re-used SCHISM plates. Also, this version of the matrix with crossed off SCHISM is different to the one in the copy that comes with the yellow insert
This is an interesting one. It was likely pressed when the record got re-mixed for the new pressing with ARE / OLD SMOKE matrix at 33RPM speed.
Jordan thinks that somehow the plates at the pressing plant got mixed up and a number of 7″s got pressed with A side of a new mix, the “ARE” matrix and 33RPM speed and B side with WE MISS KELLOGG’S SCHISM matrix at 45RPM speed.

Version #7
Matrix:
A: REV-14-ARE L-40026
B: REV-14-B RE OLD SMOKE 3-1-93 L-40026-X
33RPM

Soft matte cover, white insert, off white labels.

Version #8

Matrix:
A: REV-14-ARE R-12842 L-40026
B: REV-14-B RE OLD SMOKE 3-1-93 12843 L-40026-X
33RPM

Hard glossy cover, white insert. Rainbo numbers added to the matrix, off white labels.

Some of the later 7″s I have came with this sticker