Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Tags: d-beat hardcore punk punk crust hardcore crust punk anarcho-punk punk rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Many fans would argue that UK band Discharge were the most influential punk band after the Sex Pistols. Certainly, their caustic wall of sound (a million miles away from anything Phil Spector could ever have envisaged when he invented the term) has inspired both punk and metal bands throughout the UK and USA. Discharge was formed in 1978 in Birmingham, England. In Keeping with many of the early 80s punk bands, Discharge’s line-up was fluid and comprised people who refused to offer anything other than nicknames to the press - but the nucleus of the band has always been demonic singer Cal (Kevin Morris) and long-serving bass player Rainy. Other early members of the band included Bones (guitar) and Rainy’s brother Tezz (drums), who was subsequently replaced by Bambi and then Gary. Their debut EP, released in 1980 as the first record on Stoke-On-Trent label Clay Records, preceded their participation on the renowned Apocalypse Now tour, on which they joined...

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