1/1 - Knock You Out ('91 Ring Lord Ali)
Handmade labels on recycled vinyl
In the early 1990s, at the height of the Junk Wax era, three brands (Kayo, All World and Ring Lords) launched new boxing card sets. These new sets were likely printed to take advantage of the massive Mike Tyson craze. However, they were so mass-produced that they didn't attract collectors.
At the same time, LL Cool J released his fourth studio album... the Grammy-winning Mama Said Knock You Out. The A-side of this Junk Wax features the cover art from LL's album and card #40 from the '91 Ring Lords set: Muhammad Ali.
Inspired by LL's lyrics.
I'm gonna knock you out (Huuh)
Mama said knock you out (Huuh)
Don't you call this a regular jam
I'm gonna rock this land
I'm gonna take this itty-bitty world by storm
And I'm just getting warm
Just like Muhammad Ali, they called him Cassius
About Junk Wax Records
In 1980, Fleer won a 5-year long monopolization lawsuit vs Topps, opening up the baseball card market for competition. Throughout the decade, production increased and boxes of wax packs filled the shelves of new hobby shops across America.
Before a record album is pressed onto vinyl, it first gets mastered, or cut, on wax. Junk Wax Records is a mashup of iconic cards from this era and recycled 12-inch LPs. My Junk Wax logo is inspired by the Fleer crown, as their court battle flipped this industry upside down.
Collect my limited album label print releases, before they get taken off the table forever!
Here's what you'll receive with this order
- Original album artwork on a recycled 12 inch LP.
- Each record features custom baseball card art labels on both the A-side and B-side.
- Your vinyl will ship inside a clear 12" record sleeve, with additional sticker label packaging in vintage album style.
- The packaging and/or album will be signed by yours truly, Matthew Lee Rosen.