We'll start this one with a triple-headed thrasher. Scarborough straight edge. But they meant it!
One from their sole 'Energy' LP. They were soon offered a major EMI deal and promptly split up. Kudos for that! And I assume you already know that Matt and Tim went on to form Downfall and then Rancid.
The debut single, love 'em or hate 'em. My overriding memory is going to see 'em play in Middlesbrough around 1981. Wattie had a throat infection and couldn't sing but the rest of the band played on regardless and invited audience members up on stage to do the vocals. A great night.
2-chord genius from the 'Why March When You Can Riot?!' compilation album.
Sole single, post Fingers, though Rave Up did a retrospective album a while back.
From a Teesside split E.P. with Discharge (no, not that one). Police harrassment. It was rife at the time.
Probably the best track from their debut 'Hilton Bomber' E.P.
From the flipside of 'Ghost Town', their second single.
A ska-tastic tune from the 'Energy' LP.
Opening track from their sole 6-song E.P. From Michigan.
A non-patriotic song from these early Sydney punks. Available on the 'Scab Animal' CD - if there's any still available. Here's some early footage.
This band had a mostly off-kilter experimental sound, but this one's a nice straight-on punker. From the flipside of their first single. John Morton of the Electric Eels on vocals.
I posted the flipside 'Wild Kids' last time. This one's less aggressive and more tuneful, I suppose.
From the flipside of 'Exploited Barmy Army'. Later re-issued on Secret.
Another goodie from 'Energy'.
One of the highlights from the 'Flowers From The Dustbin' compilation album. Nice mob chorus.
Title track from their sole 4-song E.P. Curious material for a pop song, but delightful nonetheless.
From the 'Get Your Yo-Yo's Out' live E.P. I prefer this version to the studio affair on the second single.
The last of 6 tracks on the 'You're So Boring' E.P. Ramones-style, but tougher.
Haven't had a cover version for a while. This was the flipside of 'Floozie Of The Neighborhood'.
Another from the 'Hilton Bomber' E.P., possibly referencing the Victims singles. 'You'll never hear a television mentioned in this song'. Hilarious.
A fourth from 'Energy'.
Did goth start here? Possibly not. Sole single, but there's a Damaged Goods album from 2007 too. Anyone got it?
The other track from the flipside of 'Ghost Town'.
Fourth single. We were all amazed and exhilarated to see them on Top Of The Pops.
27. OPERATION IVY - 'Bombshell'