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Cro-Mags’ Harley Flanagan Decries Upcoming ‘Record Store Day’ Reissue Of “Age Of Quarrel”


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Cro-Mags frontman/bassist Harley Flanagan has issued the below statement regarding what he has described as an upcoming unauthorized reissue of the band’s 1986 debut album, “The Age Of Quarrel“. Rock Hotel/Astor Place announced a new vinyl reissue of that album limited to 3600 copies for a July 17th release as part of this year’s ‘Record Store Day‘ drops.

Flangan, who currently holds the rights to the Cro-Mags name (former members John Joseph and Mackie Jayson are legally obligated to perform as ‘Cro-Mags JM), commented:

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“The band members who played on ‘Age Of Quarrel‘ will not be paid and have not been consulted about this release and have never been paid a dime since its original release in September 1986 or its re-release by Another Planet in 1994. The rights are contested and the players will not see anything from this.

We have been working for months to try to officially re-release ‘Age Of Quarrel‘ and ‘Best Wishes‘ and to have each person who played on the two albums paid equally for their contribution; something that has never happened before. Nobody has ever been paid, been given any accounting, or even given a copy of the contract, we were not even represented by counsel when we signed.

We are still working to resolve this so all the players are finally paid for their work on these historic albums. It is not over yet, but If these albums are re-released without a resolution the CRO-MAGS and those who played on these albums will be fucked over once again by the same people who robbed us in the beginning.

My legal team and I are working hard to resolve this so that there can eventually be a proper reissue where me and John, Parris, Doug, Mackie and Pete Hines are all finally paid for our work.”

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