On this weeks show we were joined by our guest Andy Lord, aka DJ Nony Zero from Soundart Radio garage rock show 'An Infinate Number Of Monkeys' as we travelled back in time to take a look at some of the best British punk EPs released between 1979 and 1982, when bands raged against the system via independently released records commenting very loudly on the concerns of the day.
Dismissed out of hand by most of the UK music press of the time, the early 80s UK punk scene produced hundreds of slabs of vinyl that sold by the bucket load to like minded kids all over the country including Ed X, Gentleman Jimmy T and Andy. Despite receiving almost no mainstream coverage outside of Garry Bushell and John Peel, the punk scene of the time was hugely popular, operating on a grass roots level which rejected the major label approach of the first wave of punk.
Musically diverse, the scene produced some classic punk rock, oi! and early hardcore tunes while often opening young minds to political and social causes such as the peace and animal rights movements. The musical and DIY approach of these bands still has an influence on new bands all over the world.
The playlist and some notes:
Anti Pasti-Two Years Too Late (From the Rondelet Records EP ‘Four Sore Points’ 1980)
Flux Of Pink Indians-Tube Disasters (From the Crass Records EP ‘Neu Smell’ 1981)
GBH-Lycanthropy (From the Clay Records EP ‘Leather, Bristles, Studs And Acne’ 1981)
Discharge-Societys Victim (from the Clay Records EP ‘Realities Of War’ 1980)
Crass-Securicor (From the Small Wonder Records EP ‘The Feeding Of The Five Thousand’ 1979)
Honey Bane-Girl On The Run (From the Crass Records EP ‘You Can Be You’ 1979)
Chron Gen-Mindless Few (From the Gargoyle Records EP ‘Puppets Of War’ 1981)
Subhumans-Reason For Existence (From the Spiderleg Records EP ‘Reason For Existence’ 1982)
Abrasive Wheels-Army Song (From the Abrasive Records EP ‘ABW EP’ 1981)
Blitz-Someone’s Gonna Die (From the No Future Records EP ‘All Out Attack’ 1981)
The Gonads-She Can’t Whip Me (From the Secret Records EP ‘Peace Artists’ 1982)
Vice Squad-Young Blood (From the Riot City Records EP ‘Resurrection’ 1981)
Disorder-Complete Disorder (From the Disorder Records EP ‘Complete Disorder’ 1981)
Discharge-Ain’t No Feeble Bastard (From the Clay Records EP ‘Why?’ 1981)
Subhumans-Religious Wars (From the Spiderleg Records EP ‘Religious Wars’ 1982)
Omega Tribe-Profiteer (From the Crass Records EP ‘Angry Songs’ 1982)
The Adicts-Straight Jacket (From the Dining Out Records EP ‘Lunch With The Adicts’ 1979)
Action Pact-London Bouncers (From the Subversive Records EP ‘Heathrow Touchdown’ 1981)
Mau Maus-Society’s Rejects (From the Pax Records EP ‘Society’s Rejects 1982)
Rudimentary Peni-Sacrifice (From the Crass Records EP ‘Farce’ 1982)
Subhumans-Parasites (From the Spiderleg Records EP ‘Demolition War’ 1981)
Zoundz-Can’t Cheat Karma (From the Crass Records EP ‘Can’t Cheat Karma’ 1980)
Discharge-Fight Back (From the Clay Records EP ‘Fight Back’ 1980)
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