- Gatefold Album Cover

Conflict's "Ungovernable Force" LP, a punk masterpiece on Get Back in Italy, is hailed as the band's definitive expression of anarchic ideals. The gatefold 12" Vinyl LP, adorned with provocative artwork, encapsulates the rebellion's spirit. Lyrically potent, it confronts societal issues, inviting listeners to question norms. A timeless classic, the album resonates as an influential cornerstone in the punk rock ethos.

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CONFLICT - The Ungovernable Force: An Anarcho-Punk Manifesto in Thatcher's Britain
Album Description:

Released in 1986 amidst the tumultuous socio-political climate of Thatcher's Britain, "The Ungovernable Force" by Conflict stands as a seminal album in the anarcho-punk movement. This 12" LP vinyl album, with its iconic gatefold cover, became a rallying cry for those disillusioned with authority and seeking social change.

Historical Context and Musical Exploration

In the mid-1980s, Britain was experiencing a period of social unrest, economic hardship, and political polarization. Thatcherism, with its emphasis on free markets and individualism, was met with widespread opposition and resistance. Conflict, a band known for their anarchist views and anti-establishment stance, channeled this discontent into their music.

"The Ungovernable Force" is a sonic assault of raw energy, distorted guitars, and passionate vocals. The album's tracks are a relentless barrage of punk fury, fueled by a DIY ethos and a commitment to social justice. The lyrics, often delivered in a shouted style, tackle themes of animal rights, police brutality, nuclear disarmament, and the fight for freedom.

Genre and Controversies

Conflict's music is firmly rooted in anarcho-punk, a subgenre of punk rock characterized by its anti-authoritarian message and DIY approach. Their lyrics, often overtly political and confrontational, sparked controversy and debate, but also resonated with a growing audience disillusioned with mainstream politics and social norms.

The band's uncompromising stance and their involvement in various political causes often led to clashes with authorities and censorship. However, this only fueled their rebellious spirit and solidified their place as one of the leading voices of the anarcho-punk movement.

Production Team and Recording Studio

The album was produced by the band themselves, along with engineer John Loder, who had previously worked with other anarcho-punk bands. It was recorded at Southern Studios in London, a studio known for its work with punk and alternative bands. The album's raw sound and lo-fi production aesthetic perfectly captured the band's DIY ethos and punk rock spirit.

Music Genre:

Punk Rock 

Album Production Information:

The album: "CONFLICT Ungovernable Force" was produced by: Conflict

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): O'Higgins

This album was recorded at: Momuouth and London 1985

Record Label Information:

Album Packaging: Gatefold/FOC (Fold Open Cover) Album Cover Design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages 

Record Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 280 gram 

Year & Country:

2002 Made in Italy
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: CONFLICT Ungovernable Force
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Colin - vocals
  • Paco - drums
  • Kevin - guitar
  • Paul - bass guitar
  • Steve - vocals
  • Mandy - vocals
Complete Track-listing of the album "CONFLICT Ungovernable Force"

The detailed tracklist of this record "CONFLICT Ungovernable Force" is:

    Track-listing :
  1. "You Cannot Win" – 3:17
  2. "The Ungovernable Farce" – 1:12
  3. "A Piss in the Ocean" – 2:14
  4. "C.R.A.S.S." – 1:31
  5. "Custom Rock" – 1:49
  6. "1986, The Battle Continues" – 2:04
  7. "Mental Mania" – 1:52
  8. "The Ungovernable Force" – 2:24
  9. "They Said That..." – 2:15
  10. "Force or Service" – 2:09
  11. "The Arrest" – 1:16
  12. "Statement" – 2:10
  13. "The Day Before" – 2:10
  14. "This Is the A.L.F." – 2:50
  15. "To Be Continued..." – 3:04
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