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Cro Mags - Age of Quarrel

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Uploaded on Jun 25, 2008

Released 1989
Recorded Normandy Sound,
Warren, Rhode Island, USA
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 04:45 min
Label Profile Records
Another Planet 1994 reissue
Producer Chris Williamson

Check this band out too http://www.reverbnation.com/putrefact...

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.

The album's cover reflected the band's interest in the Hare Krishna religion which started with previous singer John Joseph and then carried on through Harley Flanagan who also became a devotee. The Krishna faith was ultimately the demise of the band, as the contradiction of a faith of pacifism against the violence of the band's music was often even too much for the band members to handle. However, before this, in 1992, their next album, Alpha Omega, saw the return of John Joseph to the Cro-Mags fold, and an even further gravitation towards a metal sound.

After the short, sharp bursts of song encountered on their previous album, 1986's The Age Of Quarrel, this album saw a complete change of style as Cro-Mags entered the crossover thrash arena, complete with guitar solos. The songs also became longer -- averaging around four minutes, whereas Quarrel's came in at around the three minute mark. There were two line-up changes from the previous album -- most notably, John Joseph's departure paved the way for Harley Flanagan to take up both bass and vocal duties. Flanagan's was a very different vocal style and it further juxtaposed the band's image from straightout hardcore punk to a more metal sound. Another change was Pete Hines coming in on drums

"Death Camps" (Harley Flanagan, Doug Holland, Pete Hines) -- 5:22
"Days Of Confusion" (Flanagan) -- 2:19
"The Only One" (Flanagan, Paris M Mayhew) -- 4:55
"Down But Not Out" (Flanagan, Mayhew) -- 3:59
"Crush The Demoniac" (Flanagan, Holland, Mayhew) -- 3:56
"Fugitive" (Flanagan, Holland, Mayhew) -- 4:40
"Then And Now" (Flanagan, Hines) -- 3:12
"Age Of Quarrel" (Flanagan) -- 4:45

Harley Flanagan -- vocals, bass
Parris Mitchell Mayhew -- guitar
Doug Holland -- guitar
Pete Hines -- drums

Lyrics:
In this iron age of hypocrisy
The war against the weak goes on continuously
Can't you smell the bodies burning
Taste of death in the air
Not for a cause but just for greed

Mad scientist experiment in torture and in pain
Murdering the helpless who's this meant to gain

Polluting creation the air the land and sea
Making this world a hell of toxic misery
For the benefit of man they interfere with nature's plan
Can you tell me what is going on

I look out my window and what do I see
Junkies, gangs and rape and poverty
Don't you see the signs things are out of hand
Don't you think it's time we gotta stop

This modern age so full of grief
I've turned away from it's belief
I watch society digress
And it just looks like one big mess
I can't believe the things I hear and see
In this world there's no remorse
Now's the time we must change our course
Those of us who've seen the way
Must stand and fight for a brighter day

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