35 Years Ago: CONFLICT release This is Not Enough Stand Up and Fucking Fight

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35 Years Ago: CONFLICT release This is Not Enough Stand Up and Fucking Fight

CONFLICT released This is Not Enough Stand Up and Fucking Fight 7" this month in 1985 through Mortarhate Records. Intended as a benefit record to help fund the Stop the City campaigns which ran through late 1983 and 1984.

I read that things had gone too far and awareness had caused concern at the top but their backbone must not crack so their city will not stop.

The insert included a full page message (see below), information about the ALF including names and addresses of people involved in the food/farming and animal testing industries (bankrupt the fucking lot of them!!) and a list of contacts.

This is Not Enough... was sold for only 49p - less than the cost of pressing - so despite it being their best selling single they ended up losing money.

...we actually lost 2p a time on that - and it sold fucking thousands! We thought we could break dead even with it, and to be honest we just wanted to take the piss a bit. You can do it in the DIY scene okay, but we got it in all the stores, and they hated stocking it, but they had to 'cos there was so many copies wanted. But then, when we worked it all out a year later, 40,000 copies sold, and all these 'minus two pences' on the statements, it really added up!

Colin Jerwood / Conflict interview, The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 1980–1984

We knew we couldn't do it as cheap as [the debut Crass single] 'Reality Asylum', which was 45p, so it was gonna be 50p, then we said, 'Fuck it, make it 49p!' But then we found out we were just mugging ourselves...

Francisco 'Paco' Carreno / Conflict interview, The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 1980–1984

Pushead wrote a review for Maximum Rocknroll #24 April 1985:

CONFLICT does it again. Not only is the music sheer energy, thrusting chaotic charges of havoc, fully evident in the B-side with the DISCHARGE-style whines and wails, but CONFLICT's undeniable power. Check out the fold-out poster and the band's sincere critical stance, read what they have to say and how they care. Support this. Cheers to CONFLICT.

Maximum Rocknroll #24, 1985
Notes Insert