A double CD, that accompanies Ian Glasper’s fantastic book.
The CD features fantastic photography from Bev (Hold My Pint) and lots of awesome bands from the DIY scene.
1, In Evil Hour – 2050
2, Burning Flag – Broken Britain
3, Domestics – A cold, raw system
4, Dealing With Damage – Making plans for misery
5, Blatoidea – Without warning
6, Rat Cage – Jump off a building
7, 51st State – Plastic president
8, Decontrol – Corporate greed
9, Billyclub – World in pain
10, Casual Nausea – Demons
11, Proud City Fathers – General Ludd
12, Abrazos – Darren says
13, Dead Objectives – Equality is not included
14, Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man – Planet Earth 2
15, Borrowed Time – The day we broke the world
16, Defcon Zero – Hang the G.L.A.
17, The Pukes – Zero hour
18, King Of Pigs – Time won’t heal
19, Whole In The Head – Understand this
20, Moral Dilemma – Ritual suicide
21, Bulletridden – Siege tactics
22, Winds Of Genocide – Mass graves of the innocent
23, Bring To Ruin – Resentment
24, Dogsflesh – Mad punks and psycho skins
25, Pray U Prey – Earth roulette
26, Burnt Cross – Arms trade, death trade
27, Flowers Of Flesh And Blood – Parasites (Live)
28, Cydernide – Beatdown
29, Bratakus –- Cup of stars
30, Thirty Six Strategies – Swallowing swords
1, Grand Collapse – Omission
2, Brassick – They saved us
3, 2 Sick Monkeys – This moment
4, The Migraines – What we do is STILL a secret!
5, This System Kills – Red brick
6, Wolfbeast Destroyer – Carved into bone
7, The Menstrual Cramps – Phone hack
8, Deathskulls – Way it is today
9, Crashed Out – Break it down
10, Atterkop – Feed
11, Epic Problem – Curse cure
12, Regret – Prepare for a fall
13, Sick Pig – D.N.R.
14, Bad Sam – Recurring mental illness
15, Runnin’ Riot – The Disgracelands
16, Armoured Flu Unit – Nowhere left
17, Not Since The Accident – Brothers!
18, Social Insecurity – Drones of war
19, Hacksaw – Angry for fags (Smokers cough mix)
20, Unholy Alliance – Pharmaceutikill
21, Sanction This – Reborn
22, Constant State Of Terror – Bombs fall like rain
23, Dogshit Sandwich – Unfit for consumption
24, Total Bloody Chaos – Her wish
25, 16 Guns – Child batterer
26, The Dangerfields – Gimme gimme rock ‘n’ roll
27, Fear Insight – Follow the herd
28, Brain Anguish – Smells like middle-aged angst
29, Warwound – Children of war
After recently covering the UK thrash metal scene of the last forty years with ‘Contract In Blood: A History of UK Thrash’ (2018), Glasper has finally now deemed it time to bring his coverage of the ever-evolving UK punk scene to a triumphant conclusion, rounding up the last two decades with ‘The Scene That Would Not Die: Twenty Years of Post-Millennial Punk In The UK’.
An awful lot has happened since 2000 – not least of all the advent of the internet and social media, which has changed the way we create and listen to music, and how we interact with our favourite artists. For many, punk has become a nostalgic pastime, annual festivals like Rebellion giving them chance to reminisce about their youth, but for a new generation it is still a vital voice for protest, a way to rally against the inequality and injustice that remains a tragic constant in society. In more recent years, Brexit and coronavirus have blighted both the political landscape and the live music scene, but punk continues to adapt and survive, and ‘The Scene That Would Not Die’ captures the fierce determination to create vital music in the face of adversity that has epitomised the punk scene since its inception.
Teaming up with new collaborators, Earth Island Books, themselves veterans of the underground music scene, Glasper brings his series of books documenting UK punk to a close in fine style, undertaking in-depth interviews with 111 essential bands from the last twenty years, discussing the challenges they’ve faced, the obstacles they’ve had to overcome, and how they think they still need to evolve to stay relevant in these troubled times – by the end of it, you will understand exactly why UK punk is the scene that will not die.