This one came in late in my life. I had never heard about The End until a year ago or something like that. It says 1980 on the labels but sources have confirmed it was released in Oct. 1979. With that said the b-side Krossa! has to be one of the earliest attempt at HC along with the likes of Middle Class, Bad Brains, Germs, Massmedia and ____(fill in your own band).
The first copies came with a sleeve: white with fingerprints and The End hand stamped on the front. I haven’t seen one. Recorded on a 2 track in a school in Mora/Sweden. What tickles me is the end of Krossa! listen to the knocking. Who’s knocking? My guess is Gosta Bohman from Moderaterna.
A must read is Stuart Schraders article published in MRR February 2005(thanks for the link Stuart). He cover bands like Problem, Razzia, Homo Electrica and of course The End.
The End was:
Patrik Gustavsson:Drums(axe murdered in Mora in 1991)
Bengt Agefjord:Bass, Vocals
Label: The End