This album "CRO-MAGS Best Wishes" is the second album by New York hardcore band, Cro-Mags. It was released in 1989 on Profile Records and was subsequently re-released on Another Planet – along with their debut album, The Age Of Quarrel, on the same disc. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


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Album Description & Collectors information:

The Cro-Mags were one of the most influential bands to emerge from the New York hardcore punk scene in the early 1980s. Their second album, "Best Wishes," released in 1989 on Profile Records, is widely regarded as a classic of the crossover thrash genre. This 12" LP vinyl album is a testament to the band's raw energy and intense, socially conscious lyrics.

The opening track, "Death Camps," sets the tone for the album with its urgent guitar riffs and aggressive vocals. The lyrics address the Holocaust and warn of the dangers of complacency in the face of injustice: "Remember Auschwitz, Dachau too / Our forefathers paid the price for me and you / Don't let it happen again, never forget / Fight for your life, before it's too late."

Other standout tracks on the album include "Crush the Demoniac," a blistering attack on materialism and false idols,

The musicianship on "Best Wishes" is top-notch, with guitarist Parris Mayhew delivering virtuosic solos and drummer Mackie Jayson providing thunderous beats. Bassist Doug Holland, who joined the band prior to recording the album, adds a sense of groove and funk to the mix.

Music Genre:

  Hardcore Punk, Crossover Metal 
Album  Production information:

The album: "CRO-MAGS Best Wishes" was produced by: Chris Williamson for Rock Hotel Productions

Tom Soares - Producer, Sound Engineer, Mix Engineer

Jamie Locke - Sound Engineer

Robert Windsor - Sound Engineer

Howie "Iron" Weinberg - Mastering Engineer

  Howie Weinberg an American mastering engineer, best known for his work in the recording industry. He was born on 19 April 1954, in New York City, New York, USA.

Weinberg is widely regarded as one of the leading mastering engineers of his generation, with a career that spans over four decades. He has worked with a wide range of artists and genres, including rock, pop, metal, hip hop, and alternative music. Some of his most famous clients include Nirvana, U2, The Ramones, Slayer, Depeche Mode, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, among many others.

Weinberg is best known for his work at Masterdisk, a legendary mastering studio located in New York City. He worked at Masterdisk for many years, and was responsible for mastering many of the most iconic albums of the late 20th century, including Nirvana's "Nevermind," U2's "The Joshua Tree," and Soundgarden's "Superunknown."

In addition to his work as a mastering engineer, Weinberg has also been involved in several other projects and initiatives in the music industry. He has been recognized for his contributions to the field of recording and mastering, and has received several awards and honors for his work.

Overall, Howie Weinberg is a talented and respected mastering engineer, who has made a significant impact on the world of music and recording.

Frank White - Photographer

  Frank White ( Photographer ) started at a very young age ( 12-13 years ) by photographer Hard Rock greatest like "Led Zeppelin", "Ronnie James DIO". He has photographed DIO from 1975 until 2009 and has published a photobook on DIO. During the 1980s White has published photos of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal bands on album covers and inner sleeves for bands like: Anthrax, Blood Feast, Cro-Mags, Hades, Overkill, Nasty Savage, Nuclear Assault and many others.


Gaile Vazbys - Art Direction

Record Label Information:

Record Format:
12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country 
1989 Made in England
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: CRO-MAGS Best Wishes

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers

    Harley Flanagan - vocals, bass

    Parris Mitchell Mayhew - guitar

    Doug Holland - guitar

    Pete Hines - drums

Complete Track-listing of the album "CRO-MAGS Best Wishes"

The detailed tracklist of this record "CRO-MAGS Best Wishes" is:

  1. Death Camps (Harley Flanagan, Doug Holland, Pete Hines) - 5:22
  2. Days Of Confusion (Flanagan) - 2:19
  3. The Only One (Flanagan, Paris M Mayhew) - 4:55
  4. Down But Not Out (Flanagan, Mayhew) - 3:59
  5. Crush The Demoniac (Flanagan, Holland, Mayhew) - 3:56
  6. Fugitive (Flanagan, Holland, Mayhew) - 4:40
  7. Then And Now (Flanagan, Hines) - 3:12
  8. Age Of Quarrel (Flanagan) - 4:45
Album Front Cover Photo of "CRO-MAGS Best Wishes"
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 Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

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CRO-MAGS - Best Wishes 12" Vinyl LP

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  PROFILE FILER 274   , 1989 , England

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