33 Years Ago: FLUX OF PINK INDIANS release The Fucking Cunts Treat Us Like Pricks

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33 Years Ago: FLUX OF PINK INDIANS release The Fucking Cunts Treat Us Like Pricks

...the reaction to The Fucking Cunts Treat Us Like Pricks has actually distanced us from punk rock, because most punks, in Britain at least, haven't liked it. But judging from letters and people we've come into contact with, people who aren't into punk have really liked it.
We'd never put out anything that we didn't feel was up to scratch, musically or lyrically. I think that record is amazing. There's a lot of people who don't like that record because it's not based in rock and roll.
- Flux of Pink Indians interview, Expletive Undeleted, 1984

Nothing ever came of it but Greater Manchester Police had a go at banning this album along with others by CRASS and the DEAD KENNEDYS. Beyond attempts to use the Obscene Publications Act, raid shops and seize copies, some record shops - HMV for one - just refused to stock it.
Their objection was both the title and the artwork by CRASS guitarist Andy Palmer. Later reissues use different cover art.

FLUX OF PINK INDIANS released The Fucking Cunts Treat Us Like Pricks, the follow-up to classic Strive to Survive Causing Least Suffering Possible, on this day in 1984.

Free noise, the same angry attitude without the structure of punk rock. The album came out a couple of days after the Stop the City protest. Earlier that month the government announced the pit closures. A year of strikes had begun.