The Exploited

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Descriptive "tags": punk hardcore punk punk rock hardcore street punk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

This abrasive and unruly Scottish punk quartet was formed in East Kilbride in 1980 by vocalist Wattie Buchan (Walter Buchan, 1960, Edinburgh, Scotland) and guitarist ‘Big John’ Duncan. Recruiting drummer Dru Stix (b. Drew Campbell) and bass player Gary McCormack, they signed to the Secret Records label the following year. Specializing in two-minute blasts of high-speed blue vitriol, they released their first album, Punk’s Not Dead, in 1981. Lyrically they sketched out themes such as war, corruption, unemployment and police brutality, amid a chaotic blur of crashing drums and flailing guitar chords. The band quickly become entrenched in their own limited musical and philosophical ideology, and earned themselves a certain low-life notoriety. Songs such as ‘Fuck A Mod’, for example, set youth tribe against youth tribe without any true rationale. ‘Sid Vicious Was Innocent’, meanwhile, deserves no comment whatsoever. Nevertheless, they...

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