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Awesome EP from the UK punk legends. 1983 1st UK Press on Clay Records!
Discharge emerged in 1980 and 1981 -- after the Sex Pistols had fizzled and the Clash's popularity had exploded. While the media proclaimed the death of the scene, Terry "Tezz" Roberts (drums), Tony "Bones" Roberts (guitar), Roy "Rainy" Wainwright (bass), and vocalist Cal lurched out of the gate with "Realities of War." And like any great grass roots effort, the band began to make considerable noise without the support of a distribution network or widespread media attention. Their one- and two-minute screeds ("Fight Back," "Religion Instigates," "Maimed and Slaughtered," etc.) seemed taped together from existing shreds -- harsh screams, snatches of messy guitar, and one-dimensional, lockstep drumming -- but were the nourishment that sustained the vital U.K. punk scene beyond the implosion of its first wave. There's no posing here, no spectacle. Rather, "Why" and its accompanying material hum with desperation and attitude. The Roberts brothers and their mates certainly had something to prove, as vicious lyrical tirades against war mongering and repressive social politics can attest (a lyric sheet is included in the reissue). But while their agenda was admirable, it's the snapping, popping, hair dryer-in-the-bathwater quality of Discharge's music that resonates almost two decades on. Musicians will write protest songs forever. But the immediacy of this torn and stained punk rock snapshot is hard to replicate.
|A2||Where There Is A Will There Is A Way|
|B1||In Defense Of Our Future|
Original Release Year: 1983
Label: Clay Records
Catalog #: PLATE 5
Format: 12" Vinyl LP
Vinyl Color: Black
Condition: Used - Cover in great shape, some small creases and light wear. Vinyl looks great except for a few light scratches/scuffs. Image shown above is the actual item you will receive.