No one is discussing bootlegs here. Just because the band doesn’t support this release doesn’t make it illegitimate. Geoff owns the rights to these releases. Nitro put out the Retrospective compilation without permission from the band, but it’s still an official release, even if the band never sanctioned it.
Is it stupid, yeah. These releases are stupid. $20 for a 7" because “originals are valued at hundreds of dollars” mentioned in every post by Geoff and AAI. It’s a cash grab. Geoff ran out of test pressings and red tour variants of ATASF to sell to people.
I don’t even know why I’m still buying these records, honestly.