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from the album "Punks Not Dead"
"PUNK'S NOT DEAD ?" the cynic laughed, and how they choked on their
hysterical false laughter as the new wave of real Punk smashed into
their faces. By late 1979/ early 1980 the trendy Art students their ilk
were tired of their fashion as they moved from Punk onto the New
Romantics craze. For some though punk had always been more than
just a fashion and style, it had been a way of life, a way of changing
a decrepit music scene, so much for "Punk is Dead"... wishful thinking
The Exploited, more than any other band typified punk of the time, and
confirmed and gelled toghether the strands of punk in the early 80's,
hence why many people view this album as THE punk album and if not,
only second to the Sex Pistols "Never Mind The Bollocks". The album
sold over 150000 copies... Punk is Dead... are you sure mate ??
On it's initial release amid the trendy scoffing the album did actually
receive a five star revieq from Sound's Gary Bushell, and a healthy
spell in the indie charts, as well as making NO.20 in the UK album
chart. Today this album is still relevant as it was when it was released,
if not more so, and has earned The Exploited a place in rock
and punk history, like it or not, but nevertheless true. This album and
The Exploited will be more important in ten years than any fo their now
so called 'trendy-indie' peers... take my word on it chum... Punk is
Dead ? ... Only time will tell !!!
[ Gary Fielding "Beat Of The Street" Magazine ]
The Exploited are: Wattie - lead vocals
Big John - guitar and vocals
Gary - bass and vocals
Dru Stix - drums and vocals
Carol and Navi - backing vocals
Turn your overdrive on... here we go...
Why it si always this way ... easy ...
Verse: MI DO RE
Chorus: SOL SI RE
Or ( perhaps you should all learn DO RE MI... ):
Verse: E C D
Chorus: G B D