perishinflames wrote:Which CDs do you have from 1986 on the R/C imprint? Earliest I've seen is 1988, and those are "RC Records", they didn't add the "/" until like 1990. And also there are plenty of Roadracer that were made in the US, most thrash/speed stuff was on Roadracer and the stuff that leaned more towards the extreme side was labeled as RC. For example Znowhite & Annihilator = Roadracer, Razor & Pestilence = RC. The only thing that was different in the states was that they couldn't use Roadrunner, both of their imprints were in production in the states and overseas. And the explanation of 'they did it until they had US pressing plants' is also false, there were mismatched releases like this well into the 90s.
I've seen earlier versions that mix and match "Roadrunner" and "Roadracer" released in 1987. The mixing and matching did not always take place either. In fact, I go out of my way in most cases to ensure that my personal copies have all matching discs and inserts. The sub-genre of the artist has absolutely nothing to do with which alias label the CD was pressed under. "RC", "R/C" and the "R lightning bolt C" are all the same thing, it’s just a matter of the logo having changed slightly over the years. Re-read what I said regarding the US pressing plants. I said that it had to do with dealings. Not the actual plant itself. The mix and match was done to cut corners. More often then not, (BUT NOT ALWAYS) the CD's were manufactured in Europe and the inserts were printed in US/Canada.