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Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Dark - Chemical Warfare

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A request of sorts. It's amazing what blogging can make you do, for some mad Scots bloke you've never met. The Dark, with their only L.P., Chemical Warfare.
They seem to be largely remembered these days for the track "The Masque" which seems to crop up on various Goth comps from time to time (and featured hereon this L.P.), but The Dark had far more in their Arsenal than that. They had with strong links to the Anarcho scene, recording often at Southern Studios.
After they split in 1982 Langham went on to join Action Pact and later formed Anagram Records, the Punk Rock offshoot label of Cherry Red. He died at the age of 27.
Fresh Records.
If you like it. Buy a copy of The Best of The Dark From Captain Oi! Nuzz will tell you how good they are.

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The Dark - Chemical Warfare


Blogger Gilberto von Mamerto said...


Hey hey hey!!!!, great stuff, thank you. keep splatter punk thrashing!.

Really good sounds and attitude from a punk folk band from Greece:

3:16 AM  
Blogger Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

Ha, ha, ha...what can I say, nice one john, a truley great album, one band I really wish I'd seen. Manufactured Romance are due to be releasing a retrospective CD soon

5:12 PM  
Blogger Highlander said...

Many thanks for this John, your cheque's in the post.

8:57 PM  
Blogger John Liedown said...

Cheers Gilberto. Interesting link by the way.

Nuzz, Yup. It's a great album. I remember the live LP well, but never had a copy.

No probs H. I'll wait for the postie.

11:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been searching for this like crazy! thanx, man!

6:42 PM  
Blogger Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

Was H's postage as promt as Captain Oi's john? I did have a copy of the live album stupidly sold/swapped or stolen many years ago along with a load of other stuff. That New Model one was another.

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had this LP but a mate lost it and I've been looking to dl it for about 10 yrs.


8:44 PM  
Blogger RATOSECO said...

Definitely a great post. It is hard to search because "dark" is a very common word. I can't wait to hear it as I always loved "The Masque" song, the only one i've heard from them.

6:35 PM  
Blogger antonieq said...

Many many thanks for this album.
Lost my elpee some twenty years ago.
Looking for a copy since.
Tried several times to order it via Captain Oi but for some strange reason orders from Holland where not accepted.
I'm so happy now i finally got an digital copy.
Listening while i typ this, this still is a very great album even after nearly 30 years.

7:25 PM  
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5:06 AM  
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2:08 PM  

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