Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Got this in an extremely cheap Ebay visit. I love it when the listing is so badly written no one even knows the record is actually for sale! Anyway $2 for this reissue of the classic Flag ep is worth being rather pleased about! Comes on standard clear red and is hopefully the start of more coloured Flag vinyl!
Saturday, 6 June 2009
Another pretty impressive score with this ep. This Final Conflict hailed from Minneapolis (home of Husker Du) and should not be confused with the other Californian Final Conflict! Now that my introductions have been made I can tell you that this ep was part of the first wave of US hardcore and was released in 1983 on Reflex Records which was part owned by Bob Mould of Husker Du. If Negative Approach had hailed from Minneapolis they would have sounded like this! Not too sure how many were pressed but It'll be low. I've very rarely seen this on trade lists etc so it's definitely in the hard to find category. I guess if you look at it that say 500 were originally pressed in 83 then by the year 2009 I'm sure less than half of that number will actually still exist. Below is a test of this very record which was created at Rainbo Records, California. A truely underrated classic.
Check Final Conflict out here: