DEAD KENNEDYS NAZI PUNKS F**K OFF CLEAR SLEEVE ARM BAND MINT UNPLAYED VINYL
A small piece of punk history vinyl from 84 Crass trial
Own a small part of punk history: This record is part of a small collection purchased from the solicitor/barrister) who represented Crass during the 1984 obscenity trial — they were used by the defence team in support of their case - the vinyl is all unplayed mint and I have the following provenance note from said barrister:
In about 1984 the Chester Police prosecuted one of the discs for indecency. I think it was the one in a cover setting out what look like all the lyrics.
I appeared for the defence alongside QC Tom Field Fisher.
There was a plea of guilty and some dignified mitigation in the Chester Magistrate's Court.
I thought a very good defence was available but it was not up to me entirely. The result was un-dramatic and the fine modest.
The box of records was sent to the barrister and I.
There they rested after a consultation with the clients until the case was heard.
These records were all available for retail.
The discs have been resting in a cupboard in W9 all the time since.
My wife found them undisturbed in a clear-out.
They have never been played to my knowledge.
Dictated by John Zieger and typed up by Alix Kirsta.
The vinyl and labels are graded: MINT UNPLAYED.
The cover is graded: EXCELLENT - SOME SLIGHT STORAGE CREASES AS PER PHOTOGRAPH
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606 (GS 6.9.3 (606))