Various - Flex Your Head

Various - Flex Your Head 1st Pressing

Original Release Date

1982

Release Information

US LP 1982 (Dischord - Dischord 7)
UK LP 1982 (Alternative Tentacles - VIRUS 22)

A1 The Teen Idles - I Drink Milk 1:09
A2 The Teen Idles - Commie Song 1:01
A3 The Teen Idles - No Fun 2:24
A4 Untouchables - Rat Patrol 1:00
A5 Untouchables - Nic Fit 1:01
A6 Untouchables - I Hate You 1:18
A7 State Of Alert - I Hate The Kids 0:40
A8 State Of Alert - Disease 0:28
A9 State Of Alert - Stepping Stone Party 1:50
A10 Minor Threat - Stand Up 0:53
A11 Minor Threat - 12XU 1:04
A12 Government Issue - Hey Ronnie 1:09
A13 Government Issue - Lie, Cheat & Steal 0:45
A14 Youth Brigade - Moral Majority 1:06
A15 Youth Brigade - Waste Of Time 0:51
A16 Youth Brigade - Last Word 1:17
B1 Red C - Jimi 45 1:20
B2 Red C - Pressure's On 1:41
B3 Red C - Six O'Clock News 2:04
B4 Red C - Assassin 0:50
B5 Void - Dehumanized 1:16
B6 Void - Authority 0:49
B7 Void - My Rules 0:53
B8 Iron Cross - Wargames 1:23
B9 Iron Cross - New Breed 1:21
B10 Iron Cross - Live For Now 2:05
B11 Artificial Peace - Artificial Peace 1:39
B12 Artificial Peace - Outside Looking In 0:59
B13 Artificial Peace - Suburban Wasteland 1:55
B14 Deadline - Stolen Youth 1:43
B15 Deadline - Hear The Cry 1:02
B16 Deadline - Aftermath 2:15

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US CD 2011 (Dischord - DIS07CD)

1 The Teen Idles - I Drink Milk 1:09
2 The Teen Idles - Commie Song 1:01
3 The Teen Idles - No Fun 2:24
4 Untouchables - Rat Patrol 1:00
5 Untouchables - Nic Fit 1:01
6 Untouchables - I Hate You 1:18
7 State Of Alert - I Hate The Kids 0:40
8 State Of Alert - Disease 0:28
9 State Of Alert - Stepping Stone Party 1:50
10 Minor Threat - Stand Up 0:53
11 Minor Threat - 12XU 1:04
12 Government Issue - Hey Ronnie 1:09
13 Government Issue - Lie, Cheat & Steal 0:45
14 Youth Brigade - Moral Majority 1:06
15 Youth Brigade - Waste Of Time 0:51
16 Youth Brigade - Last Word 1:17
17 Red C - Jimi 45 1:20
18 Red C - Pressure's On 1:41
19 Red C - Six O'Clock News 2:04
20 Red C - Assassin 0:50
21 Void - Dehumanized 1:16
22 Void - Authority 0:49
23 Void - My Rules 0:53
24 Iron Cross - Wargames 1:23
25 Iron Cross - New Breed 1:21
26 Iron Cross - Live For Now 2:05
27 Artificial Peace - Artificial Peace 1:39
28 Artificial Peace - Outside Looking In 0:59
29 Artificial Peace - Suburban Wasteland 1:55
30 Deadline - Stolen Youth 1:43
31 Deadline - Hear The Cry 1:02
32 Deadline - Aftermath 2:15

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Thanks to everybody who we borrowed money from: Jan, Henry, Brian, Richard, Cynthia, and anybody who let us slide. Special thanks to: Skip, Don, Tesco, & Howard. All great guys.

The Teen Idles:
Nathan Strejcek - vocals
Geordie Grindle - guitar
Ian MacKaye - bass
Jeff Nelson - drums
Engineered by Steve Carr at Hit & Run Studios (April 1980). Remixed at Inner Ear

Untouchables:
Eddie - guitar
Rich - drums
Bert - bass
Alec - vocals
Recorded July '80 at Hit & Run Studios - Engineered by Steve Carr. Remixed at Don Zientara's Inner Ear Studios.

S.O.A.:
Simon Jacobsen - drums
Michael Hampton - guitar
Henry Garfield - vocals
Wendel Blow - bass
Recorded dec.80.feb.81 at inner ear studios. produced by Skip Groff. engineered by Don Zientara

Minor Threat:
Ian MacKaye - vocals
Lyle Preslar - guitar
Jeff Nelson - drums
Brian Baker - guitar
Produced by Skip Groff. Engineered by Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios

Government Issue:
Brian Gay - bass
Marc Alberstadt - drums
John Stabb - vocals
John Barry - guitar
Recorded at Inner Ear Studios July 81. Produced by Skip Groff

Youth Brigade:
Guitar - Tom Clinton
Vocals - Nathan Strejcek
Drums - Danny Ingram
Bass - Bert Queiroz
'Last Word' Produced by Skip Groff & Youth Brigade
'Moral Majority' Produced by Lyle Preslar & Youth Brigade. Remixed by Youth Brigade.
'Waste Of Time' Produced by Youth Brigade & Don Zientara
All tracks Engineered by Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios. Photos - Paul Nee, Lee Anderson

Red C:
Tomas Squip Raviol (drums, farm sounds)
Sneez Pete Murray (guitar)
Toni Young (bass guitar)
Eric L.
Recorded: Hit & Run Studios Christmas time '81

Void:
Flute: John
Trumpet: Chris
Sax: Bubba
Harp: Sean
No thanks to: Columbia, Steve Carr, and non-supporters & non-believers

Iron Cross:
Sab Grey - vocals
Wendel Blow - bass
Mark Haggerty - guitar
Dante Ferrando - drums
Recorded at C.A.B. Studios Aug 26, 1981. Produced by Chris Haskett. Remixed by Sab and Ian

Artificial Peace:
Steve Polcari = vocals
Peter Murray = guitar
Mike Manos = drums
Rob Moss = bass
Produced by Ian MacKaye. Engineered by Don Zientara. Recorded November 21, 1981 at Inner Ear Studios. Photo: Mark Walston

Deadline:
Ray H. .... Vocals
Chris C. .... Guitar
Terry S. .... Bass
Brendan C. .... Drums
Engineered: Don Zientara. Produced: Bert Queiroz and Deadline. Remixed: Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson. Recorded at Inner Ear Studios, Sept. 1981

Reviews & Opinions

JEFF BALE, MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL #1, JULY 1982: A strong release of exceptional historical interest, but one that's a bit erratic and not always up to the standards set by Dischord's awesome 7" catalog. This record includes out-takes from all the core bands, as well as a sample of material by defunct bands like the UNTOUCHABLES and newer outfits like those on Side 2. The thrash material ranges from good to great (MINOR THREAT, YOUTH BRIGADE) and the experimental punk of RED C and VOID is noteworthy for its power and originality. Oi clones IRON CROSS are a bad joke and the grooves are too compressed to yield maximum power, but these are minor gripes about a hot compilation.

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US LP 1982 (Dischord - DISCHORD 7). 1st Pressing. Click here for more

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US LP 1982 (Dischord - DISCHORD 7). 2nd Pressing. Click here for more

Various - Flex Your Head - UK LP 1982 (Alternative Tentacles - VIRUS 22)Various - Flex Your Head - UK LP 1982 (Alternative Tentacles - VIRUS 22)

UK LP 1982 (Alternative Tentacles - VIRUS 22). Click here for more

Various - Flex Your Head - US CD 2011 (Dischord - DIS07CD)

US CD 2011 (Dischord - DIS07CD)

 

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