HACK HACK - Despite Amputations 12" MINI-LP ALBUM VINYL

"Despite Amputations" is the first and only record released by this post-punk band. "Hack Hack" is an alternative rock ( Post-Punk, Goth Rock ) band from London, England and has been active from 1982 until 1983. The band-members included: Wayne Charlton, singer; Matthew Stokoe, guitar; Mark Whitely, bass and piano; Al Cole, drums. "Hack Hack" has released one official 12" Mini-LP "Despite Amputations". This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.



Front Cover Photo Of HACK HACK – Despite Amputations

"Despite Amputations" Album Description:

"Hack Hack" emerged onto the British music scene with their distinctive sound encapsulated in the 1983 mini-LP album titled "Despite Amputations." Produced by NG and engineered by Graeme Holdaway at Decibel, this release marked a significant contribution within the context of its time.

During the early 1980s, the UK music landscape was undergoing a transformative phase with the rise of various alternative and post-punk genres. Against this backdrop, "Hack Hack" carved a niche for themselves with their innovative approach to sound and music production.

The band's identity and ethos were deeply rooted in the experimental spirit of the era. Their music often blended elements of post-punk, new wave, and avant-garde, creating a sonic landscape that was both edgy and thought-provoking. "Despite Amputations" showcased their ability to push boundaries, incorporating unconventional rhythms, dissonant melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics.

NG, the producer behind the album, played a pivotal role in shaping the band's sonic vision. The collaboration with sound engineer Graeme Holdaway at Decibel Studios further contributed to the unique sonic signature of "Despite Amputations." The studio's reputation for fostering experimentation and creativity provided an ideal environment for "Hack Hack" to bring their artistic vision to life.

Released in 1983, the mini-LP arrived at a time when the music scene was receptive to innovative sounds and non-conformist expressions. "Despite Amputations" received critical acclaim for its bold sonic palette and became a notable addition to the alternative music catalog of the period.

The album's title, "Despite Amputations," hinted at the band's willingness to defy expectations and continue creating despite challenges or setbacks. The thematic depth of the lyrics combined with the unconventional musical arrangements resonated with audiences seeking a departure from mainstream offerings.

Music Genre:

Post-Punk, Rock, Indie 

Album Production Information:

The album: "HACK HACK – Despite Amputations" was produced by: NG

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Graeme Holdaway

This album was recorded at: Decibel


Record Label Information:


Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1983 Made in UK
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: HACK HACK – Despite Amputations
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Bass, Piano – Whitely
  • Drums – Ng
  • Guitar – Matt
  • Vocals – Wayne
Complete Track-listing of the album "HACK HACK – Despite Amputations"

The detailed tracklist of this record "HACK HACK – Despite Amputations" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Monster Ash-Tray Man
  2. Chambermaid
  3. Door Slam
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Ride A Horse
  2. Run In To Me
  3. Hymn For The Discontented

HACK HACK – Despite Amputations High Resolution & Quality Photos

Front Cover Photo Of HACK HACK – Despite Amputations
Front Cover Photo Of HACK HACK – Despite Amputations


Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone )

Photo Of The Back Cover HACK HACK – Despite Amputations
Photo of album back cover HACK HACK – Despite Amputations


Close up of record's label HACK HACK – Despite Amputations Side One:
Close up of record's label HACK HACK – Despite Amputations Side One


Close up of record's label HACK HACK – Despite Amputations Side Two:
Close up of record's label HACK HACK – Despite Amputations Side Two