PUNKS NOT DEAD… EVER!!
If you’ve got something to say, then shout it!
If you’re going to be in an obnoxious punk rock band, then be in a really obnoxious punk band!
The Exploited ARE punk rock!!
Oh the thrill of it all! Punk rock is all you have. It’s your lifeblood, the only thing that makes sense and the only thing to look forward to in a world with ‘no future’. And it’s f*king exciting! The volume coursing through your veins to remind you that you’re alive.
It’s 1980 and Wattie Buchan and his mates are pissed off. A country in disarray; dole queues that stretch forever; greedy politicians treating the people like shit… The only option, is to give to punk rock what it has given to you — everything!
Thus were spawned THE EXPLOITED.
There was no toning these Edinburgh punks down, no diluting their music for public consumption. Their debut album “Punks Not Dead” become the number one independent album of 1981. A year later ‘Troops Of Tomorrow’ was released and is now recognized as one of the all-time classic punk albums. The Exploited launched a new breed of politically outspoken anarcho-punk bands and have inspired generations of punks, from originals such as Discharge, Agnostic Front and Anti-Flag, right through to today’s punk bands, as well as speed metal icons such as Anthrax & Slayer.
Anyone unsure of what The Exploited stand for need only read the label on the tin: the band’s albums include ‘Death Before Dishonour’, ‘Beat The B*****s’ and ‘F*** The System’. The Exploited are fiercely socially and politically aware, covering everything from the Criminal Justice Act to the increasing use of Big Brother CCTV and never wavering from their anti-authoritarian, anti-war stance. The Exploited have been tear gassed by German cops, banned from Holland, arrested in Spain, and have caused more carnage than a multi-car pile-up on the UK’s M1. Despite it all, The Exploited have remained steadfastly true to their roots – never selling out, and never bowing down.
Take a look around – The Exploited are just as relevant today as they were in 1980, and with the band’s loyal squadron of fans The Barmy Army in tow, The Exploited are set to unleash 40 years of fury upon Australian and New Zealand.
You can stand on the sidelines or you can make a difference.
Organised chaos awaits.
Come on in.
GEELONG – THUR 9TH FEB – BARWON CLUB
MELBOURNE – FRI 10TH FEB – THE CORNER HOTEL
ADELAIDE – SAT 11TH FEB – THE GOV
PERTH – SUN 12TH FEB – ROSEMOUNT HOTEL
GOLD COAST – WED 15TH FEB – THE COOLANGATTA HOTEL
BRISBANE – THUR 16TH FEB – THE ZOO
NORTH SYDNEY – FRI 17TH FEB – AVALON RSL
SYDNEY – SAT 18TH FEB – FACTORY THEATRE
NEWCASTLE – SUN 19TH FEB – THE GAL
CHRISTCHURCH – WED 22ND FEB – 12 BAR
WELLINGTON – THUR 23RD FEB – SAN FRAN
AUCKLAND – FRI 24TH FEB – WHAMMY BAR