05:41 PM on 02/27/12
I love the label and I think RJ has his heart in the right place, but there's no question that he made a lot of mistakes here. What I gather from it, is that he got an idea for the release, not really even knowing if it was possible, and put it up for preorder. THEN he decided to look into options for an extremely complex, triple gatefold LP jacket that includes slots for three 7"s. Are you kidding me? You can't get much more complicated when it comes to a jacket. That's something that should have been sorted out and ordered well before the preorder --- not even yet talking about the actual vinyl, which should have at least been in the test-press-approval stage before putting up a preorder. RJ is good at what he does, he just made a huge error in judgement this time. I still give him the benefit of the doubt moving forward, but another big fuckup like this will see (more) major backlash. (not that a fuckup like this has real potential to happen, he's re-released all the Blink records already and not nearly as many people care about MTS' normal roster)
I don't think he's done Buddha has he?