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SPB exclusive: Words a Game

Posted Dec. 14, 2018, 12:09 a.m. in Records by Loren
SPB exclusive: Words a Game

Out today, Scene Point Blank has teamed up with Coin Toss Records to share a reissue of Words A Game, originally released on CD in 1995, and now on LP and digital formats for the first time.

Featuring 12 songs, the files were remastered for vinyl, along with new art in place of the cardboard sleeve the band first released over two decades ago.

Give it a listen below, and read vocalist Brian nicewander’s recollection about the recording here:


The early ‘90s young musicians following in the footsteps of the first wave of hardcore-punks sought to infuse their live performances with the same raw unrestrained energy of punk’s pioneering bands. Many talented and innovative bands came and went during the period, producing cassette demos before the availability of cheap recordable compact discs, pressing vinyl for their own pop-up labels, and starting home and basement recording studios before the emergence of readily available digital recording programs. Words a Game was one of those bands. Following the recording of a three-song demo cassette in late 1993, a small New York City label, Ides of March, offered the band the opportunity to record a full-length album and release it on compact disc a year later. Soon after recording its first album Words a Game broke up, a familiar story for teenagers in bands.

The second release of Words a Game in 23 years required cleaning up digital files, mastering the recording for vinyl, and reclaiming the album’s original artwork and lyrics. In 1995, the Words a Game disc came wrapped in a brown cardboard sleeve with a black and white booklet printed on gray card stock. Inside a short description of the band’s break-up told listeners Words a Game, “left record of their moment and moved on.” It remains the final word.

Words A Game is available for purchase from Coin Toss.

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