The Fucking Cunts Treat Us Like Pricks

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The Fucking Cunts Treat Us Like Pricks
Sleeve artwork for The Fucking Cunts Treat Us Like Pricks by Andy Palmer of Crass
Studio album by Flux of Pink Indians
Released 31 March 1984 (1984-03-31)
Genre Anarcho-punk
Label Spiderleg
Flux of Pink Indians chronology
Strive to Survive Causing Least Suffering Possible
(1983)Strive to Survive Causing Least Suffering Possible1983
The Fucking Cunts Treat Us Like Pricks
(1984)
Uncarved Block
(1986)Uncarved Block1986

The Fucking Cunts Treat Us Like Pricks is an album by English anarcho-punk band Flux of Pink Indians. It was released as a double album on the band's own Spiderleg Records in 1984 as the follow-up to their debut, Strive to Survive Causing Least Suffering Possible.[1]

The album was banned by several major retailers including HMV due to its sexually explicit title and cover art.[2][3][4] Under the direction of James Anderton copies were seized, along with other records by Crass and the Dead Kennedys, by Greater Manchester Police from Eastern Bloc record shop. Frank Schofield was charged with displaying "Obscene Articles For Publication For Gain".[2][3][5] The album's lyrical content, ironically, concerned violence between men and women, based on the experiences of a band member who had been sexually assaulted. The title was a Dada-style ploy to get attention for this social message. The band, its two record labels and its publishing company were also charged under the Obscene Publications Act, but all charges were dropped.

The album also featured artwork by Crass guitarist Andy Palmer.

The Fucking Cunts... reached number two on the UK Indie Chart, spending fifteen weeks on the chart in total.[1][4] It was reissued in 1986 on band member Derek Birkett's own One Little Indian label.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Punk"
  2. "Mind Fuckers Fucking Minds"
  3. "Hard Sell"
  4. "Love Song"
  5. "Mickey on Tuneoil"

Side two[edit]

  1. "Desire"
  2. "Blood Lust Rite"
  3. "The Falklands War"

Side three[edit]

  1. "Punk"
  2. "Life We Make"
  3. "Trouble at the Heart"
  4. "The Sun (the Paper That Supports Our Boys and Rapes Our Girls)"
  5. "Shadow of Abuse"
  6. "Very Funny"

Side four[edit]

  1. "Cure for the Coprolite"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lazell, Barry (1998) Indie Hits 1980-1989, Cherry Red Books, ISBN 0-95172-069-4, p. 91
  2. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason "Flux of Pink Indians Biography", Allmusic. Retrieved 14 June 2013
  3. ^ a b Ogg, Alex "Flux of Pink Indians" in Buckley, Peter (ed.) (1999) The Rough Guide to Rock, Rough Guides, ISBN 978-1858284576, pp. 382-3
  4. ^ a b Glasper, Ian (2006) The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 1980 to 1984, Cherry Red Books, ISBN 978-1901447705, pp. 43-44
  5. ^ Redhead, Steve (1990) End of the Century Party: Youth and Pop Towards 2000, Manchester University Press, ISBN 978-0719028274, p. 18