Friday, 19 September 2008

U.C.



Man I love UC, the link between Minor Threat and the second wave of straight edge bands. Everything about this record is flawless, even the ridiculous spoken word bit! I remember buying this record from Volume Records in Newcastle around 1989 and thinking that I wanted to move to Orange County, California immediately. How cool did the band look on the poster and back cover photos, I wanted to be Pat Dubar, he looked tough as fuck and someone people would listen to! Just a pity that 2 years later I got to meet the man himself at a Mindfunk (his band after UC/Unity) gig and was gutted to find that he smoked pot and looked like an ageing hippy!! Oh for those early UC days, the power, the message..the bald head!!! This record is the 1st press variant that has the yellow cover writing and huge poster. Not sure if the vinyl is from a later press as it has green labels and I've not checked anyone elses copies to see if they were yellow to match the cover.

7 comments:

mel said...

probably my fave lp ever.

my record is the same as your, maybe all the records have the same label.

i also have the sticker with mine.

Lins87 said...

ah good to know that the labels are probably all the same. Mel this record is superb, alot of folk say that its a rip of Minor Threat but who cares its a classic.

Mike said...

I love this album, although that poem makes me throw up a little bit each time I hear it. :)

Craig B said...

sorry mate but i'd have to say the poem bit is a pretty big flaw! ;-) fucking brilliant record otherwise

Lins87 said...

Ha Craig you obviously didn't detect my sarcasm in that statement about the spoken bit!

I WANT MORE RECORDS said...

Just picked up a copy of this, great record! My labels are green as well, though mine didn't come with a poster. Odds are some kid hung it up on his wall 20+ years ago.

Scott said...

We are looking for a good scan/photo of the cover of this first pressing. Any chance you can get us one? If so, could you send it over to helpatbandtoband.com?

Thanks