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Conflict (U.S.) / Last Hour
Album:Last Hour Collection:General
Artist:Conflict (U.S.) Added:05/2015
Label:Puke 'n' Vomit Records 

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Add Date:2016-04-25 Pull Date:2016-06-26 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:26 Jun5 Jun29 May22 May15 May8 May1 May
Airplays:1312345

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Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2016-04-27 
This is the reissue of Tucson’s Conflict’s (U.S.) only album Last Hour, originally released in1983. It is considered by many a masterpiece of hardcore punk and a key influence on the straight edge punk movement. Last Hour is also a rarity since a woman, K Nurse, was both the vocalist and main lyricist - something unheard of at the time in the then-new American hardcore punk scene. The killer guitar riffs and noises are courtesy of a 19-year-old musician named Bill Cuevas. This reissue comes with an extraordinary and well-edited booklet that includes pictures, some short essays, and reproductions of flyers from the band’s collection.

RIYL: Civil Death, Black Flag, Jodie Foster's Army, Subhumans and Sin 34.

FCC WARNING: 1, 3, 8, 11, 12,14
Recommended Tracks: 1 (FCC), 2, 4, 5, 9, 11 (FCC), 12 (FCC) and 13

1. (1:35) *Fester – FCC (Fuck). Stellar opener. Upbeat tempo track with pursuasive guitar riff and clever pedal effects towards the end.
2. (1:46) **Listen to the News – Intense upbeat punker. Urgent words and fast chords.
3. (1:23) Bad Idea – FCC (Bullshit, fucked up). Loud and affirmative. Upbeat recording.
4. (1:06) *Nails From the Sky – Intense and fast excursion into early 1980’s reality. Entrancing.
5. (2:49) **It's Easy – Upbeat punker with killer guitar riff and intense lyrics.
6. (1:57) *Not Guilty – Another intense track with slow-fast tempo changes. Direct.
7. (1:01) **Last Hour – Astounding composition, loud, fast and unstoppable.
8. (1:29) I Don't Kill – FCC (Fuck). Upbeat and powerful. Fuck conformity!
9. (1:48) *Crawl Away – Solid guitar riff here. Keep the energy going.
10. (2:16) **Itai – Hardcore sounds with lyrics in Japanese and English.
11. (1:27) *Human Cargo – FCC (fuck). Short punker with sharp guitars.
12. (1:09) *Living Off Mom – FCC (fucked up). Another loud recording filled with rage and unconformity.
13. (2:32) **American Woman – Impressive cover of The Guess Who’s classic. This one has balls.
14. (2:00) You Choose – FCC (fuck). Existential punk quest. Your choice.

Track Listing
1.Fester 8.I Don't Kill
2.Listen To The News 9.Crawl Away
3.Bad Idea 10.Itai
4.Nails From The Sky 11.Human Cargo
5.It's Easy 12.Living Off Mom
6.Not Guilty 13.American Woman
7.Last Hour 14.You Choose