Discharge-Never again 7"(Clay Records,1981)

The story begins back in 1978 when Buzzcocks released Another Music In A Different Kitchen lp on United Artists Rec.s and D-Beat drumming first appeared in a punk song: You Tear Me Up was the third song on side A, an excellent piece of hardcore and the first D-beat punk song ever. One year later Rude Kids from Stockholm, Sweden released Safe Society lp, the last song, Marquee, was the first D-beat song recorded by Swedish punk band but also the first D-beat punk song released by a "big" label: Safe Society was released by Polygam(despite the 5000-6000 sold copies, shame on!).
Apparently, Discharge did not discover the wheel in 1980 since Buzzcocks, Rude Kids, Varukers and even Motorhead played it before ("when told Discharge sounded like Motorhead, Rainy replied, "they sound like us",hahaha!) but Discharge became synonymous with D-Beat by developing it when they added aggressive riffs in simple composition, anti system and anti war grunting shouts and outlaw/sleazy attitude, all in a perfect mixing and the legend was born: A new sub-genre came out and myriads of bands started forming, reproducing and developing more or less more these lyrical topics, the hardcore riffs or even the name and band's logo and letter fond again and again.
Never again comes from the era of golden early years, it was released at the end of 1981 by Clay Records, it reached #3 in indie chart and #64 in UK national chart. Tez and Bambi had already left the band and Gary Maloney (ex-Varukers) had drumming duties. The amazing cover artwork has become classic. .Never Again, Death Dealers and the devastating Two Monstrous Nuclear Stockpiles are the three D-beat diamonds it delivers. A classic.
I said enough, spend some time and check this official myspace Metal Archives , Kill From The Heart, Wikipedia and this old site active since '02 for more. Oh, and since this is the first post of the year, happy new year to everyone

12 comments:

filosofos said...

AAAAAA ευτυχως εβαλες και κατι που το Ακους και δεν βουιζουν μετα τα Αυτια σου...χεχεχε

7inchcrust said...

χεχεχε,ωραιος!ναι εχει δικιο,θελω κ γω να ηρεμησω λιγο απ τις καφριλες.
αιντε καλη χρονια (που δε το βλεπω)

filosofos said...

καλη χρονια με περισσοτερο πανκ και λιγοτερο αγχος.

7inchcrust said...

δεν εχει νοημα να αγχωνεσαι συνεχεια, χαλιεσαι αλλα κ δε μπορεις να κανεις κατι να αλλαξεις την κατασταση.κοιτα απο καποια στιγμη κ περα το πηρα αποφαση, ανησυχια ναι αλλα να μη μας τρελλανουν κιολας.
περισσοτερο πανκ,περισσοτερα ξυδια,περισσοτερο χαμογελο.cheers

Batguano said...

Three years and you're just now posting this?! Ha ha, just kidding. Great history lesson and post for a band whose importance could never be over-stated. Thanks!

7inchcrust said...

yes you are right:so many D-beat bands here and not any Discharge. actually this was going to be a Discharge-mega post with the first five ep's but i m a bored,lazy old dog and finally ended in Never again.
cheers and happy new year!

justin said...

EXCELLENT post Billy, done the way I'm accustomed to you doing thins. What a tribute to one of the most important bands in hardcore/punk. I know it's late but Happy New Year my friend, hope your computer gets going strong again.

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Anonymous said...

PLEASE PUT WHY 1981 DISCHARGE

7inchcrust said...

i m sorry but i cant help.i dont have WHY but you can easily find it posted in other blogs

Anonymous said...

Didn't the Varukers release their first single a year after Discharge? Sure, the Buzzcocks and Rude Boys songs came first, but it's not fair to say the Varukers inspired Discharge. (That is, unless we could somehow prove that Discharge lifted the beat after hearing it at Varukers show or practice.)

7inchcrust said...

i am truly a little confused about what's first and what's the second release,probably you are right and i am wrong:A year ago,i made a research to refresh my memory before i post the record and if i remember correct i found Varukers mentioned among other bands (Buzzcocks,Rude Boys)in a review (i can't remember where it was,perhaps Kill From The Heart or Wikipedia)so i reproduced the mistake.anyway,i guess there is no need for an eye witness to prove if Discharge lifted the beat from Varukers practice :) thanks for the comment and for correcting me,cheers!