This is an incredibly clean domestic original Harvest pressing. Maybe it's different where you are, but the days of spotting original copies of Pink Flag sitting there in the bins are long gone in my world. I've had a few of these sitting on my shelf for years and this was easily one of the better domestic copies -- the sound is strong and the vinyl plays quietly. My best UK Harvest copy is a small step up in class, but I don't think anyone will find the sound here at all lacking. The album itself is an all-time classic that never gets old, a pure adrenaline rush in the form of music. It's never left my rotation since I first heard it long ago.
5 stars Allmusic: "it still remains a fresh, invigorating listen today: a fascinating, highly inventive rethinking of punk rock and its freedom to make up your own rules."
Vinyl: EX (minty!)
Cover: VG+ (punch hole, minor crease, explicit language stamp)
Play notes: Strong sound and very quiet vinyl
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