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Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Insane - Why Die?

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More classic U.K. 82 Punk Rock for you in the shape of Wigan's The Insane. Released a clutch of great singles including 'Last Day', 'El Salvador' & this gem Why die? Featured Bambi out of Discharge on drums. A couple of members also played for Flux for a while.
The Great 7 Inch Crust posted the split with another great class of 82 band Skeptix, a while back. Click cover to get it.

Why Die?/War & Violence

The Insane - Why Die?

8 Comments:

Anonymous Jeronyme said...

Another great post! This is Punk just the way I like it!

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely The Insane had "it" whatever it is that makes a great band. Their cover of Chinese Rocks is fantastic as well. When I was a senior in high school my copy of "El Salvador" was a prized possession. I heard they had a live LP on dodgy label Rock O Rama but it was never released. Anyone know anything about this?

Sascha

9:17 PM  
Blogger John Liedown said...

Hey J! Thanks for your support as always.
Anonymous. Thanks for comments. Not sure if The Insane ever had an lp lined up for release on rockorama but that label did release the first Skeptix LP & both bands were quite friendly so it's quite possible. The Skeptix new nothing about how dodgy the label were I hasten to add.
El Salvador. Mmmm.....

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, ROR actually released (and ripped off) quite a few bands that were either non-political or anarchist or even lefty. It was only later they started signing boneheads and went Nazi.

Sascha

1:22 AM  
Blogger Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

Top band.

10:30 AM  
Blogger John Liedown said...

Hi Sascha,
good old rock a rama.... they also had another label called 'First Floor' that released stuff by indie & Goth bands like, Release The Bats, Saigon and They Must Be Russians. Before the German old bill shut em down for releasing stuff by Mr. Stuart & fiends.
Top band indeed Mr. Wolf.

12:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

could you reupload the file? the links not working, thanks!

3:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the first gig I saw in 1983
in western berlin at age 15.my first pogo and safety pin in my face.thanx a lot.great blog. harald

1:55 PM  

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