Friday, 4 January 2008

Conflict - The Serenade Is Dead ep 1983

This ep from Conflict features in the title track one of the most powerful punk rock ballads of all time. Lyrically brilliant and musically mammoth. It evokes power and passion that was just fucking amazing back in the early 80's. Their "To A Nation Of Animal Lovers" ep on Corpus Christi was outstanding and "The Ungovernable Force" LP has to be one of the finest musical statements from an Anarchist band ever laid to vinyl but this ep still holds a special place in my heart. My poor copy of it has been thrashed to death. This was also the first Mortarhate release. So expect a few records from the likes of the Subhumans, Icons Of Filth, The Exploited, The Fits, Dead Mans Shadow, Rudimentary Peni, Crass, Instigators, Amebix, Lost Cherrees, Discharge and many many more.

01 - The Serenade Is Dead
02 - The Positive Junk
03 - The System Maintains

Mortarhate Records.


Steve Scanner said...

Hey Stig - What a classic this is!! I like your taste in tunes mate! Gotta say, I think CONFLICT peaked with Side One of 'Increase The Pressure', but with a back catalogue as strong as it is - there's a shit load to choose!!
Looking forward to the other Anarcho uploads. I've got an INSTIGATORS demo back in the UK - and the early CULTURE SHOCK demos - awesome stuff. Heard the new SUBHUMANS album yet?

STiG(NZ) said...

Steve, yes I do agree the A-Side of Increase the Pressure in brill. I'm just about to do a few Subhumans ep's and yes I have heard the new one. I don't know, I know the guys are getting on but it just seem to lack the urgency that the Subhumans had. Felt more like an up-tempo Citizen Fish LP than a Subhumans one, I need to spin it a few more times. Now Culture Shock are fucking ace!!