Catalog # Plate 2
Original 1981 U.K. 1st Pressing
Rudimentary Peni "E.P.'s of R.P."
Catalog # Christ 15
Original 1987 U.K. 1st Pressing
Flux of Pink Indians "Strive to Survive Causing Least Suffering Possible"
One Little Indian Records
Catalog # TPLP 2
1987 RE U.K. Pressing
Catalog # Christ 11
Original 1983 1st U.S. Pressing
Blasts from the past here. Early high school years were spent in dark hoodies, wearing patches and listening to lots of crusty, cranky U.K. And U.S. Political Peace Punk, all the while eating blackened mushroom tofu burgers, watching my friends spray paint, and going to shows!
All four bands share similar themes and aesthetics but with different musical attacks.
Discharge, legendary U.K. HC heavy weights, purveyors of the D-Beat. Their Motörhead meets HC Punk sound is uniquely theirs and all though they've been ripped off a thousand times, nothing beets the power of the original.
Rudimentary Peni, and genius Nick Blinko, are known for their doomy, gloomy schizophrenic
art Punk attack. Very moody and atmospheric.
Flux, another very dark band,that almost assimilates that desolate, bleak Joy Division vibe into an anarcho punk explosion. Lots of feedback, and shrieking guitar sounds provide a wall of brilliant dissonance while they pummel away.
Lastly, the lone Americans,Crucifix, play some pretty intense, interesting, and totally ripping HC. A lot of Germs worshiping hear with hints of DC's Void meets heavy dose of U.K. 82 sound.