Discharge ‎– Early Demos - March / June 1977 RED VINYL LP radiation reissue ltd

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Discharge ‎– Early Demos - March / June 1977    RED VINYL 


Discharge ‎– Early Demos - March / June 1977    RED VINYL 

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LIMITED REISSUE FOR AN ORIGINAL RSD 2018 RADIATION RELEASE, NOW ON RED VINYL

 

This is not the same Discharge that we all know and love. Technically it’s the same band, but it sounds completely different. As the title states, this LP is their early demo recordings from March – June, 1977. If you’ve never heard this, and someone played it at a party, you would never guess who it is. No, this is not the raging D-beat hardcore that we’re all accustomed to. The punk on this record is so ’77 that it’s almost ridiculous, very much a product of its time. The music is extremely basic, very simple, very primitive, and completely callow. It doesn’t have the political, anti-war out rage either, instead we have songs with titles like; I Don’t Care, Acne, I love Dead Babies, and Sweet Suburban Dreams. And if the lyrical content wasn’t enough to convince you that this is actually a lost Sex Pistols demo, then the vocal style, which sounds strikingly similar to Johnny Rotten, will. There is no list of members who played on these demos, so I have no idea how many of the members went on to be in the later incarnations of Discharge. The whole record screams of the early days of young, snotty, pissed off punks filled with teen angst. I guess if you’re a huge Discharge completist, you should pick this up, or if your really into the raw, primal ’77 punk sound.   

 


Tracklist
A1 I Don't Care 
A2 Sweet Suburban Dreams 
A3 Living In The City 
A4 Acne 
A5 I Love Dead Babies 
A6 Pigs 
B1 Under My Feet 
B2 No Time For Romance 
B3 There's No Future U.S.A. 
B4 Acne (Alternate Version) 
B5 Pigs (Alternate Version) 
B6 Do Or Die

B7 Pause