WRETCHED were an Italian hardcore punk band born in Milan in 1981. They were inspired by the English anarcho-punk bands of the time, as Discharge and Crass, but they immediately developed an original and radical sound (“chaos not music” they said) which at the time made Italian HC punk unique.

Their work is distinguished by the strong anarcho-pacifist, libertarian, anti-militarist message: their was counterculture action, not just simple musical activity. The band’s activity was inextricably linked to that of the squat called VIRUS, one of the first self-managed punk realities in Milan (it existed from 1981 to 1989).

WRETCHED were among the first bands in Italy to print self-produced records, and to claim this choice as a declaration for independence from the music business.

The definitive Wretched collection on a double CD. Contains all the four singles, the LP and the 12″ plus two live tracks. 49 tracks altogether and remastered and a 24 page booklet with tons of photos and insane artwork. Officially released by the former bass player Fabietto.

CD 1
-Wretched / Indigesti 7″ split 1982 (tracks 1-6)
-Live 1982 (tracks 7-8)
-In Nome Del Loro Potere Tutto E’ Stato Fatto… 7″ 1983 (tracks 9-16)
-Finira’ Mai? 7″ 1984 (tracks 17-21)
-Demo (tracks 22-23)
-Libero Di Vivere / Libero Di Morire LP 1984 (tracks 24-40)

CD 2
-La Tua Morte Non Aspetta 12″ 1986 (tracks 1-7)
-In ControLuce 7″ 1988 (tracks 8-9)

Label: Chaos Produzioni