• 'Type Foundry Session I' is an LP collection of The Estranged's first recording sessions at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, OR, totalling eight songs, all released as 7" tracks, most of which are now out of print. This record showcases the band's distinct style of omnimous, dark punk at their most raw and urgent, mixing The Cure, Wire, Joy Division and Christian Death and giving the end result a modern feel. (Sabotage Records)
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    The Ex have hooked up with one of the most powerful horn sections imaginable and sparks are sure to fly. Since 1979 this inspired, intrepid and seminal band has consistently pushed the envelope, plotting a restless course from their anarchist punk origins to embrace everything from fractured noise to Ethiopian groove. Their thrillingly raw and rhythmic rock sound is born from their ideals, musical friendships/networks and work ethic. Alive to the moment, they are sometimes described as “experimental trance-dance avant-afro-punk improv music” and no one knows what descriptions this metamorphosis will conjure up. The Ex plan to unleash a new wild and combustible show in collaboration with four of the world's most powerful and performative horn players for some in-the-red swing time. Brass Unbound comprise Swedish force of nature Mats Gustafsson (saxophone), Chicago jazz heavyweight Ken Vandermark (saxophone), Italian wild card Roy Paci (trumpet) and boundary busting classical/futurist Wolter Wierbos (trombone). The line up is dexterous and dangerous, as players, improvisers and entertainers, this group is nothing short of phenomenal. Expect fireworks. The Ex have been involved in a steady stream of boundary-breaking collaborations, releases, tours and films that have established them as a unique but under-acknowledged force in rock music, who are always on the move, but always sound like The Ex. (EX Records)
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    Getatchew Mekuria is the most revered veteran of the Ethiopian saxophone. He is a real giant, both physically and musically. In his seventies, he is still in full voice, with his own, powerfully distinctive style of playing. The Ex invited him to play with the ICP at the 25th years Anniversary Party and the Convoy Tour. Getatchew saw The Ex and also wanted to play with them. He was so inspired that he suggested to The Ex he should record his next CD with them. He gave them 10 solo saxophone versions of Ethiopian tunes. The beginning of a very successful cooperation. The LP includes a 38-page magazine. (EX Records)
  • THE EX | 27 passports | CD

    13.00 incl. tax
    The Ex released their previous regular studio album as a 4-piece (Catch My Shoe) in 2010. While that might seem like a long stretch, their schedule since then tells you another story. The band also released a second album with Ethiopian legend Getatchew Mekuria, and another one with Brass Unbound, featuring several of their friends from the realm of free improvisation. On top of that, there were also a few 7″ split singles, several phenomenal birthday festivals and a lavish photo book that was published as a tribute to the late Getatchew Mekuria in 2016. But now there’s new music. With the unmistakable “Ex energy”. The three-pronged guitar approach is still as exciting as ever, with the guitars of Andy Moor, Terrie Hessels and Arnold de Boer creating tense, interlocking webs of connections and drummer Katherina Bornefeld pushing the band with dancing, hypnotic patterns. There are some remnants of their African adventures, but most of all, this is a return to the power of The Ex as a unit that effortlessly juggles noisy/disjointed guitar parts, trance-like grooves, defiant chanting and a relentless, infectious drive. Colourful and fierce at the same time, 27 Passports once again expands their horizon and enriches their sound, while remaining true to the core of their philosophy: “Forward In All Directions!”. Includes 40 page photo book by Andy Moor. 6 panel digipack. Recorded at Electric Monkey Studio, Amsterdam, by Kasper Frenkel. October 16 + 17, 2017. (EX Records)
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    THE EX | 27 passports | LP

    17.00 incl. tax
    The Ex released their previous regular studio album as a 4-piece (Catch My Shoe) in 2010. While that might seem like a long stretch, their schedule since then tells you another story. The band also released a second album with Ethiopian legend Getatchew Mekuria, and another one with Brass Unbound, featuring several of their friends from the realm of free improvisation. On top of that, there were also a few 7″ split singles, several phenomenal birthday festivals and a lavish photo book that was published as a tribute to the late Getatchew Mekuria in 2016. But now there’s new music. With the unmistakable “Ex energy”. The three-pronged guitar approach is still as exciting as ever, with the guitars of Andy Moor, Terrie Hessels and Arnold de Boer creating tense, interlocking webs of connections and drummer Katherina Bornefeld pushing the band with dancing, hypnotic patterns. There are some remnants of their African adventures, but most of all, this is a return to the power of The Ex as a unit that effortlessly juggles noisy/disjointed guitar parts, trance-like grooves, defiant chanting and a relentless, infectious drive. Colourful and fierce at the same time, 27 Passports once again expands their horizon and enriches their sound, while remaining true to the core of their philosophy: “Forward In All Directions!”. Includes 36-page photo book with photos by Andy Moor. Recorded at Electric Monkey Studio, Amsterdam, by Kasper Frenkel. October 16 + 17, 2017. (EX Records)
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    THE EX | 30 | 2xCD

    12.00 incl. tax
    30 Years of The Ex is a compilation album by the Dutch band The Ex released in 2009, marking the group 30-year anniversary and the departure of original singer G.W. Sok from the band. The album features songs from all The Ex's albums released between 1980 and 2006, as well as tracks from various singles and EPs. 30 Years of The Ex was released on double LP and double CD with the CDs containing seven extra tracks Track listing CD1 "Rules" – from Disturbing Domestic Peace [1980] "Blessed Box at the Backseat" – from History Is What's Happening [1982] "Sucked Out Chucked Out #1" – from Dignity of Labour [1983] "The Wellknown Soldier" – from Tumult [1983] "Jack Frost is Innocent" – from Blueprints for a Blackout [1984] "Fire and Ice" – from Blueprints for a Blackout [1984] "White Liberals" – from Pokkeherrie [1985] "Ay Carmela" – from 1936: The Spanish Revolution [1986] "Knock" – from Too Many Cowboys [1987] "Choice" – from Hands Up! You're Free [1988] "Rara Rap" – from "Rara Rap" 7" [1988] "Headache by Numbers" – from Aural Guerrilla [1988] "Shopping Street" – from Joggers and Smoggers [1989] "State of Freedom" – from Joggers and Smoggers [1989] "Blah Blah" – from Dead Fish [1990] "Bouquet of Barbed Wire" – from Tumult [1983] "Gonna Rob the Spermbank" – from Gonna Rob The Spermbank 12" [1983] "Lier der Steinklopfer" – from "Stonestampers Song"/"Lied Der Steinklopfer" 7" [1990] CD2 "State of Shock" – from Scrabbling at the Lock [1991] "Hidegen Fjnak a Szelek" – from 6.3 7" [1991] "Stupid Competitions" – from And the Weathermen Shrug Their Shoulders [1993] "Former Reporter" – from Mudbird Shivers [1995] "Travel On, Poor Bob" – from Instant [1995] "Atoll" – from Instant [1995] "Frenzy" – from Starters Alternators [1998] "Time Flies" – from Dizzy Spells [2001] "Symfonie voor Machines" – from Een Rondje Holland [2001] "Huriyet" – from Turn [2004] "Ethiopia Hagere" – from Moa Anbessa [2006] "The Big Black" – from And the Weathermen Shrug Their Shoulders [1993] "If the Hat Fits the Suit" – from Instant [1995] "The Lawn of the Limp" – from In the Fishtank 5 [1999] "Listen to the Painters" – from Turn [2004] (The Ex Records)
  • Aural Guerrilla is the 1988 studio album by Dutch anarchist post-punk band The Ex. Wanting a different sound, The Ex recorded Aural Guerrilla in Rochdale, England instead of their home studio in the Netherlands, and returned to work with The Mekons' Jon Langford who had previously produced the band's 1983 album, Tumult. As inspiration for the album, the band would retire to Langford's house in Leeds after each day of recording and rewatch a videocassette of televised vaudeville routines performed by Spike Jones and his City Slickers from the 1950s. The Ex completed 10 songs, nine originals, plus a cover of Peter Hammill's "A Motorbike in Afrika" from his 1978 album The Future Now. Aural Guerrilla was released in 1988 on the band's own Ex Records in Europe[2] and in the United States on indie rock label Homestead Records[3] making it The Ex's first studio album to be widely distributed in the North America. The album's central cover image is that of a gorilla yawning, suggesting the homonymous pun with the album's title, "oral gorilla." As with The Ex's previous album, Too Many Cowboys, the band packed the record sleeve with inserts, a set of four giant double-sided posters designed by eight different graphic artists.[1] Another large poster contained the record's lyrics and included a reduction of the album’s cover art formatted to the size of an audio cassette accompanied by a note encouraging fans to duplicate and distribute it because “home-taping saves money." Aural Guerrilla was re-issued on CD in 1993 by Ex Records in the Netherlands[4] and by Fist Puppet in the U.S. The Greek label Di Di Music also reissued the album on vinyl. Trouser Press was highly positive of the album, calling it "an evocative and tightly crimped knot about a variety of righteous causes. A bracing blast of barbed wire guitar delivered at reasonable speed with clear (but passionate) vocals, Aural Guerrilla is one of the Ex's best; potent highlights include the pro-animal ecology of "Evolution (?)," the anti-rock-star venom of "Meanwhile at McDonna's" and "Welcome to the Asylum," an attack on Holland's shoddy treatment of refugees."[10] An unattributed review of the album on the band's official website calls it "[p]owerful, strong punk, with a bit of an industrial edge, and as always, inspiring lyrics." (The Ex Records)
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    ‘‘It doesn't sound good on paper: Classic 30-year-old punk band loses vocalist, replaces him, and immediately records and releases a new album. Imagine the Buzzcocks with a ringer on the mic, for example. But the Ex is no ordinary band. This is possibly the most evergreen band that's ever existed, and Catch My Shoe is no exception. G.W. Sok's back-of-the-mix Cockney half-bark is missed, but his replacement Arnold de Boer, of Ex collaborator Zea, does a remarkable job in his stead, offering a voice of an entirely different power, a weird combination of loud and calm, between seething chant and pub-conversational. But, more than that, he offers a third guitar and, oh my, the sweeping result is like the hot, burning wind that comes right before an approaching forest fire. But the new member is only part of the story. The Ex doesn't change, it evolves. In recent years, the band's been working with Ethiopian sax legend Getatchew Mekuria; its most recent output was a 2006 collaborative record with him. If you were lucky enough to see the Ex play with Mekuria and a full horn section two years ago at the Ottobar, you already have some idea of what the band can do with horns and African influence in general. Which would be the sort of seamless fusion that belies the word, or what happens when an artist approaches another culture with earnest curiosity about its music (versus trend-sniffing). So, yes, take punk rock that manages to be both sweeping and sharp/angular enough to almost cross over into "math" and rewire its DNA with a blessed torrent of brass and crazy rhythms. Dig when it goes full-bore post-everything on "Eoleyo", in which drumming powerhouse Katherina Bornefeld takes the mic with the sort of traditional African vocal style that in the hands of any other Western band that comes to mind would be the sort of ugly exploitation/appropriation that gets Vampire Weekend bad write-ups. The Ex, of course, still has doomsday politics well intact: "Do you still watch a flat TV?/ Do you still listen to MP3s/ Well, no one has computers anymore/ Because cold, cold weather is back!" The Ex is the sort of band that can sing it, chant it, or shout it, and you just know that it's right. And, in some form, the band will be rattling the dull world's cage until cold weather is, indeed, back.’’ Recorded March 22-24 2010 at Electrical Audio, Chicago, USA by Steve Albini. Mixed in Amsterdam in Andy's room by The Ex. Mastered at Chicago Mastering Service by Bob Weston (EX Records)
  • Re-release of the SINGLES BOX, NOW ON LP. Original release date: 1983. With all original artwork, A2 poster and 16- page photo-booklet. Dignity of Labour is the third album by Dutch anarchist punk rock band The Ex, originally released in 1983. The album was originally issued as a box set of four 7-inch records in solidarity with factory workers where there the band were residing. After taking up residence in an abandoned villa in the Dutch city of Wormer, The Ex conceived of album to pay tribute to the nearby Van Gelder paper factory. The factory had been a site of workers' resistance to Nazi occupation during World War II, but decades later shut down due to unsafe working conditions, outdated machinery, and corporate exploitation. Joined by new drummer Sabien, The Ex recorded the album's eight songs with producer Dolf Planteijdt in his Koeienverhuur "Cow Rental" Studio, adding in material recorded in the abandoned paper factory itself. The music incorporates machine-like industrial music rhythms that includes engines, printing presses, and pile drivers alongside guitar, double-bass, drums, saxophone, and marimba. The lyrics document the life and death of the factory, building from its establishment as a paper mill in the nineteenth century, its threat of being dismantled and relocated to Germany during the Second World War, its bounceback during a post-war economic boom, followed by a takeover by an American multinational corporation that eventually closed it down in 1980. The Ex released Dignity of Labour as a box set of four 7" singles, simply titling each song "Sucked Out and Chucked Out" pressed into records that bore blank black labels. The album's cover photo shows workers from the factory in 1980, reacting to the news that they had just been fired. Originally slated for launch in December 1982, it was delayed due to a failure in the British Customs Service, eventually a seeing release in March on 1983. Inside its book were the four records, a 24-page booklet, and poster depicting a jammed paper machine from the factory with the lyrics printed on the back. (The Ex Records)
  • "Disturbing Domestic Peace, The Ex's debut album, appeared mere months after their first single, 1980's All Corspes Smell The Same. Originally released on the band's own Verrecords (they made up different label names with each record), the LP falls squarely within a punk idiom and, at the same time, shows this influential Dutch group's restless energy. Terrie Ex's guitar serves up vectors of percussive pulse, fraying the edges of the music's squared-off rhythms. Vocalist G.W. Sok – an anarchist Dziga Vertov with a mic – observes, declaims and condemns across a set of interrelated political concerns that would return in Ex-music for years to come. While The Ex channel the poise and principled attack of Crass or Flux Of Pink Indians, they create a unique declamatory sound all their own – trailing brilliant flashes of color in the wake of punk's monochrome palette. Offering ten songs in only twenty-two minutes, Disturbing Domestic Peace lays bare a vivid snapshot of a truly singular band who (at the time) were just finding their feet." Terrie (guitar), G.W. Sok (vocals), Bas (bass), Ome Geurt (drums). Recorded at Joke's Koeienverhuurbedrijf, Schellingwoude, Netherlands. Produced by Dolf Planteijdt. (The Ex Records/Superior Viaduct Records)
  • FINALLY!!! Re-released on vinyl after 40 years! "Disturbing Domestic Peace, The Ex's debut album, appeared mere months after their first single, 1980's All Corspes Smell The Same. Originally released on the band's own Verrecords (they made up different label names with each record), the LP falls squarely within a punk idiom and, at the same time, shows this influential Dutch group's restless energy. Terrie Ex's guitar serves up vectors of percussive pulse, fraying the edges of the music's squared-off rhythms. Vocalist G.W. Sok – an anarchist Dziga Vertov with a mic – observes, declaims and condemns across a set of interrelated political concerns that would return in Ex-music for years to come. While The Ex channel the poise and principled attack of Crass or Flux Of Pink Indians, they create a unique declamatory sound all their own – trailing brilliant flashes of color in the wake of punk's monochrome palette. Offering ten songs in only twenty-two minutes, Disturbing Domestic Peace lays bare a vivid snapshot of a truly singular band who (at the time) were just finding their feet." This first-time vinyl reissue comes with bonus 7-inch, inserts and 20-page booklet. LP Track Listing: The Sky Is Blue Again Map Outlook-Army Sucking Pig A Sense Of Tumour Meanwhile Rules Squatsong Warning-Shot New Wars Bonus 7-inch Track Listing: Introduction Human Car Punk Horse Terrie (guitar), G.W. Sok (vocals), Bas (bass), Ome Geurt (drums). Recorded at Joke's Koeienverhuurbedrijf, Schellingwoude, Netherlands. Produced by Dolf Planteijdt. (The Ex Records/Superior Viaduct Records)
  • "Originally released in 1982, History Is What's Happening features one of the most harrowing title/cover art combinations in recent memory. What at first glance looks like a firing squad is, upon closer inspection, a concentration camp orchestra. On their second album, The Ex advance into a distinctly more post-punk style: textural guitar shards and tumbling motorik drumming with Bas Masbeck's thunderous bass shouldering much of the melodic load. Railing against political duplicity and the illusory nature of "freedom" in an age of manufactured consent, G.W. Sok offers some of punk's most bracing and memorable agitprop lyrics. These twenty songs are a quick-moving and caustic trip, a DIY studio rendition of the band's explosive live set from this era. History Is What's Happening remains an important signpost in the history of both Ex-evolution and the cataclysmic '80s. With their sophomore LP, the group would put Holland on the underground music map. Indeed, many now-lifelong fans around the world were just beginning to take notice and get down with the mighty Ex." This first-time vinyl reissue comes with 23" x 16" poster and 24-page booklet. Terrie (guitar), G.W. Sok (vocals), Bas (bass), Wim (drums). Recorded at Joke's Koeienverhuurbedrijf, Schellingwoude, Netherlands. Produced by Dolf Planteijdt. (The Ex Records/Superior Viaduct Records)
  • FINALLY!!! Re-released on vinyl after almost 40 years! "Originally released in 1982, History Is What's Happening features one of the most harrowing title/cover art combinations in recent memory. What at first glance looks like a firing squad is, upon closer inspection, a concentration camp orchestra. On their second album, The Ex advance into a distinctly more post-punk style: textural guitar shards and tumbling motorik drumming with Bas Masbeck's thunderous bass shouldering much of the melodic load. Railing against political duplicity and the illusory nature of "freedom" in an age of manufactured consent, G.W. Sok offers some of punk's most bracing and memorable agitprop lyrics. These twenty songs are a quick-moving and caustic trip, a DIY studio rendition of the band's explosive live set from this era. History Is What's Happening remains an important signpost in the history of both Ex-evolution and the cataclysmic '80s. With their sophomore LP, the group would put Holland on the underground music map. Indeed, many now-lifelong fans around the world were just beginning to take notice and get down with the mighty Ex." This first-time vinyl reissue comes with 23" x 16" poster and 24-page booklet. Terrie (guitar), G.W. Sok (vocals), Bas (bass), Wim (drums). Recorded at Joke's Koeienverhuurbedrijf, Schellingwoude, Netherlands. Produced by Dolf Planteijdt. (The Ex Records/Superior Viaduct Records)
  • THE EX | pokkeherrie | CD

    11.00 incl. tax
    Pokkeherrie (Dutch for "terrible noise") is a 1985 album by The Ex, originally released on vinyl only on the Pokabilly label. The original release included an eleven-page booklet containing lyrics & artwork and a double sided poster. It was reissued on compact disc in 1995 on Ex Records. The album comprises a collection of songs the group had performed on an anti-military tour. The title of the album is a Dutch word that means something like "so much noise" or "awful noise". It is the first of the Ex's albums to feature Katrin on drums, cementing the band's core lineup that would last for nearly two decades. After releasing a record in support of Britain's coalminers' strike, The Ex wrote a collection of new songs for an anti-military tour that would form the basis for Pokkeherrie. Their drummer Sabien had just left the band to move to France and was replaced by German-born Katerina, previously of the Stuttgart trio 3Musketiere. The group recorded nine songs in the newly built Koeienverhuur Studio in the basement of a newly squatted building in Amsterdam where The Ex also rehearsed and gigged at the volunteer-run Emma venue. The album was released in September 1985 and, as with previous releases, contained a poster and a big booklet full of lyrics accompanied by drawings, this time portraits of visual artists whom the band admired. The album also features text by poet Nico van Apeldoorn. The Ex supported Pokkeherrie's release with tours of Britain, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. The album was reissed on CD, along with the rest of the band's back catalog, in 1993 on their own Ex Records. The Ex eventually added it to their roster of online titles streamable and downloadable through Bandcamp. (The Ex Records)
  • Singles. Period. The Vinyl Years 1980–1990 is a compilation album by Dutch punk rock band The Ex, containing most of their singles released between 1980 and 1990. The collection does not include the band's double-single 1936, The Spanish Revolution, nor their "6" series or their collaborations with artists such as Chumbawamba and Dog Faced Hermans). All Corpses Smell The Same (7", He Records, 1980) EX 001 Utregpunx (compilation 7", Rock Against Records, 1980) Z 2 New Horizons in Retailing (7" flexi, Ping Pong Records, 1980) w/ Raket fanzine Weapons For El Salvador (7", f 3,50 Records, 1981) EX 006 w/ Gramschap Villa Zuid Moet Blijven (split 7" flexi, 1981) Gonna Rob The Spermbank (12", Sneeelleeer Records, 1983), EX 015 The Red Dance Package (split 12", CNT Productions, 1983) CNT 017 Awara / The Ex (split 7", Gramschap, 1984), DEI 975-EX 21 w/ Gramschap magazine Rara Rap (7", Lala Records, 1988), WAWA 01 Stonestampers / Steinklopfer (7", Ex Records, 1990), EX 043 Mekons / The Ex (split 7", Clawfist, 1990), CF 4 (The Ex Records)
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    THE EX | tumult | LP

    17.00 incl. tax
    FINALLY!!! Re-released on vinyl after almost 40 years! Tumult is the third album by Dutch anarchist punk rock band The Ex, originally released in 1983. "Music of malcontents, rebellion and impotent rage about everything that is wrong in this world... But they're quite aware themselves, too, that reality is not always black and white... What they lack in pure originality, gets compensated by their passion and devotion. In a time during which many of their contemporaries have switched their brain off, the primeval music of The Ex sounds really beneficial." (The Ex Records)
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    All genres peak early, followed by uninspiring copy-cats. As for hardcore, the golden years were 1980 – 1985. Execute hailed from Tokyo Japan and made according to eye witness notorious shows. Execute formed already back in 1982 and the most known member is the guitarist Lemmy, who is also to some extent responsible for the bands later transformation into a more Goth-sound. Execute "Blunt Sleazy" 12" is one of the best Japanese bands ever without a doubt. Includes a small double sided info sheet & sticker.  Limited to 200 copies. Import from Mexico. This Lp collects songs from the following releases: - Great Punk Hits comp tracks - Criminal Flowers 7" (1984) - Blunt Sleazy 12" (1985) (Malva 178 Records/Unofficial Release)
  • Collection of tracks from this legendary Japanese punk band. Tracks taken for from the following releases: A1-A2 Taken From V/A LP Great Punk Hits A3-A4 Taken From V/A LP A Farewell To Arms A5 Taken From V/A 7" Anglican Scrape Attic B1-B4 Taken From Hard Core Temptation EP (1983) B5-B6 Taken From V/A Tape Nagasaki Nightrider B7 Taken From V/A LP Cleanse The Bacteria https://www.discogs.com/The-Execute-ST/release/12938457 (Hard Core Temptation/Unofficial Release)
  • Long awaited reissue of the 1985 album of the most iconical of all the UK82 bands, THE EXPLOITED. Originally out on the small belgian Konexion label in Europe and the legendary Combat Records for the overseas market, 'Horror Epics' reached number 17in the UK indie chart top 20, and is still considered an absolute classic of the genre. This superb deluxe reissue, exclusively licensed by Wattie Buchan himself, also features 2 bonus tracks from the original cassette version, also included in the 2004 release on Captain OI! Limited to 500 copies, it also comes with gatefold vinyl sleeve,  liner notes by Mark Brennan, and a never-published-before Rikki Ercoli's photo in a 50x40 poster included! 
    TRACKLIST A1 Horror Epics A2 Don't Forget The Chaos A3 Law And Order A4 I Hate You A5 No More Idols A6 Maggie A7 Race Against Time B1 Dangerous Visions B2 Down Below B3 Treat You Like Shit B4 Forty Odd Years Ago B5 My Life B6 Propaganda (Radiation Records)
  • LIMITED RECORD STORE DAY 2020 EDITION OF 500 COPIES ON GREEN VINYL, GATEFOLD SLEEVE AND POSTER.
    GATEFOLD AND POSTER INCLUDE A BEAUTIFUL UNPUBLISHED LIVE SHOT FROM THEIR US TOUR BY AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER RIKKI ERCOLI. 
    Formed on a grim council estate in Edinburgh in 1979 by singer Terry Buchan and guitarist Stevie Ross with bassist Alan Paget and drummer Andy McNiven, The Exploited became one of the most popular and notorious of all hardcore punk bands. When they signed to Secret Records in 1981 for debut LP Punks Not Dead, Terry had been replaced by his ex-soldier brother Wattie (who became group leader thereafter), with guitarist Big John Duncan, drummer Dru Stix, and bassist Gary McCormack; by the time Let’s Start A War… was released, the group featured Wattie’s brother Willie on drums and Billy Dunn on bass, while Horror Epics had Wayne Tyas on bass and Karl ‘Egghead’ Morris on guitar. That same line- up is featured on Live At The Whitehouse, a riveting and lengthy performance recorded in Washington DC in April 1985; highlights includes the opening “Let’s Start A War,”dedicated to Argentina, a swear-ridden “God Save The Queen,” a take of “Rival Leaders” aimed at Reagan and Thatcher, “I Hate You” (with a reverse Jello Biafra reference), a castigating “Daily News” aimed at fanzine Maximum Rock n Roll, and a rousing “Punks Not Dead” encore.
    Tracklist Let's Start A War Jimmy Boyle Don't Forget The Chaos I Believe In Anarchy God Saved The Queen Alternative Horror Epics Wankers Dead Cities Rival Leaders I Hate You Dogs Of War Army Life Sex And Violence Daily News Punks Not Dead
    (Radiation Records)
  • In the early '80s, British punk took a turn toward hardcore and the Exploited (along with G.B.H, Disorder, etc.) led the charge. The beat was fast and furious, the politics ferocious, and the magenta mohawk became state of the art. This album is blessed with great production, something many hardcore albums lack, meaning the froth and fury don't come across as a total muddle. Moreover, the machine gun beat comes with hooks that leave you humming along with the tunes. Big John was a decent guitarist and his fireball leads add spice to the mix. Highlights here are "Disorder," "Alternative," "U.S.A." and the title track (penned by the Vibrators). The album is as much a glimpse of the gutter politics of the U.K. under Maggie Thatcher, giving voice to frustration and emptiness of a generation of street kids who looked on the waning empire and saw themselves left out. It's raw, loud, and a downright classic. This is a crucial album in the evolution of The Exploited. The opening track is enough anarchic assault on the ears to make any punk fan realize these guy's meant buisness! It is altogether a solid album, guitar is great, the drums are loud and fast and the vox are pist. This album is a classic and more than half the songs are more than note worthy ("Sid Vicious Was Innocent", "Jimmy Boyle", Troops Of Tomorrow", "F--- The U.S.A." and "Alternative" are the best!!). "but don't take my word for it" (Radiation Records)
  • “BEER CITY SKATEBOARDS AND RECORDS is proud to reissue THE FACTION – Dark Room 12”. This is the fourth FACTION record ever released. Originally coming out in 1985 and limited to 5000 copies. This reissue has been restored and remastered for a louder, better sound then ever before! The cover of this record was done by former pro skater and artist Ken Sigafoos. The Back cover illustration was done by pro skater/artist Lance Mountain. A sick inner sleeve comes complete with lyrics is also included! To top it all off only 1500 of these will be pressed and on translucent red vinyl for RSD 2016. Featuring legendary pro skater (and founding member) Steve Caballero! Hear THE FACTION blaze through 7 classic songs that helped to define what would become known as Skate Rock. Just give this a listen and you can hear why THE FACTION is legendary and a pioneer of the Skate Rock genre. This is the band that was on the Skate Rock cassettes. This is the band that’s song “Skate and Destroy” was in the opening of the first Bones Brigade skateboard video. This is the band name and logo 100,000’s of skaters world wide would write and paint on their decks, grip tape, school folders and skate spots! Even today their music is featured in many skateboard documentaries and was even used in a commercial that aired during Superbowl 49. THE FACTION are quit alive and well and still playing out to this day!” (Beer City Records)
  • Originally released in 1980, now back on vinyl with a gatefold sleeve, this classic album by The Fall contains live recordings with the odd studio track and a home recording thrown in for good measure. The tracklist includes 'Fiery Jack', 'Muzorewi's Daughter', 'In My Area', 'Spectre Vs. Rector', 'Cary Grant's Wedding' and more. (Let Them Eat Vinyl Records)
  • Your Future Our Clutter is The Fall at their most rampant, most forward-moving, bone-shaking best. With nine tracks that rock like raw fury, you will remark that The Fall have not lost any of the anger or intensity with which they started. Comes with an MP3 and WAV download card. (Domino Records)
  • The Fix was one of the earliest hardcore bands in the Midwest and one of the first to release a record for Touch And Go. Blazing away with the Necros and the Meatmen, The Fix is part of the foundation of what would become Touch And Go. This collection of recordings will be released on both CD and vinyl and includes both early Touch And Go singles, the track from the "Process Of Elimination" track, a few demo tracks from the "Jans Room" sessions and live tracks from a 1981 tour. (Touch & Go Records)