The album Black Gold touches on the strong working-class roots of industrial towns. From the first Merthyr Rising in 1831 to the miners strikes of the 80’s. The Merthyr Rising, also referred to as the Merthyr Riots, of 1831 was the violent climax to many years of simmering unrest among the large working-class population of Merthyr Tydfil in Wales and the surrounding area.
They seized control of the town for a week and flew the Red Flag for the first time on British soil.
From that to the decimation of the Industries in the 80’s. Which resulted in the deep mis trust of the Tory Government. Which is still relevant today as the Tories take care of the richest 1% of society.
Even in 2021 the working class are still faced with the same age-old struggles. The class divide seems bigger than ever.
Where our music and subculture may have been a fashion for some, it isn’t for the Industrial towns and cities.
It is a way of life.
Working Class Hymns, the bond that brings us together.
Fatal Blow,first punkband on green vinyl.
What is green vinyl?
Green Vinyl Records®: PVC Free music sounds better!!
Better world, same vinyl: Green Vinyl Records®:
Our new process is based on the injection moulding principle instead of pressing.
Also we replaced the plastics of which traditional vinyl¹s are made with environmentally friendly materials (materials are Patented for GVR®, recyclable and PVC Free).
Together, we achieve energy savings of over 60%, create a cleaner manufacturing process and cause less impact on environment and health.
Maintaining the familiar vinyl feeling was key in this process
GVR® In short:
• 100% recyclable records
• 60% energy saving
• Less waste during production process
• All printed matter and transport cartons are of FSC Mix Credit materials,
• We use water-based inks and varnishes
(Mad Butcher Records)