"The Exploited" are a Scottish punk band from the second wave of UK punk, formed in 1979.
The Exploited started out as an street punk band, before transforming into a faster hardcore punk and crossover thrash band, only with a heavy political influence. From about 1987 on (around the time of Death Before Dishonour) they changed into a crossover thrash band. Formed in Edinburgh by ex-soldier Wattie Buchan they signed to Secret Records in March 1981 and released their debut EP "Army Life". The album "Punks Not Dead" followed in the same year.
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The Exploited is a Scottish punk band that formed in Edinburgh in 1979. The band was one of the most influential and controversial punk bands of the 1980s, known for their aggressive and politically charged music. The Exploited's music and live shows were heavily influenced by the DIY ethos of punk rock and the band's working-class roots.
The Exploited was formed by frontman Wattie Buchan and guitarist Big John Duncan. The band's early music was heavily influenced by the punk and oi! scenes of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the band quickly gained a reputation for their intense live shows and confrontational lyrics.
The Exploited's early albums, including "Punks Not Dead" and "Troops of Tomorrow," were seminal releases in the punk rock scene. The band's music was characterized by fast, aggressive guitar riffs, driving drum beats, and Buchan's snarling vocals. The lyrics of many of the band's songs were politically charged and often dealt with issues like poverty, unemployment, and police brutality.
The Exploited's music and live shows were often controversial, with many critics accusing the band of promoting violence and extremism. However, the band's fans saw the band's music as a cathartic release from the frustrations of everyday life and as a way to express their anger at the state of the world.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, The Exploited continued to release music and tour, gaining a dedicated following in the punk rock scene. Despite the band's popularity, they never achieved mainstream success, and their music remained underground and outside of the mainstream.
In recent years, The Exploited's music has continued to inspire a new generation of punk rock fans. The band's influence can be heard in the music of modern punk bands like Rancid and The Offspring.
Overall, The Exploited is one of the most important and influential punk bands of all time. Their music and live shows were characterized by an unapologetic and uncompromising attitude, and their lyrics spoke to the frustrations and struggles of working-class people around the world. Although the band's music was often controversial and divisive, their influence on the punk rock scene cannot be overstated.
Rough Justice JUST 6 , 1987 , Made in England
"Death Before Dishonour" is the fifth studio album by the Scottish punk rock band The Exploited, released in 1987.Show Details
ROUGH JUSTICE 12 KORE 102 , 1986 , UK
This album "Jesus is Dead" is the first studio EP released by the Scottish Punk Rock band "The Exploited" in 1986.Show Details
PAX 18 , 1983 , UK
Let's Start a War, or Let's Start a War... (Said Maggie One Day), is the third album by the punk rock band The Exploited, released in 1983Show Details
Castle Communications / Nine Mile DO JO LP 9 , 1985 , England
This album was recorded Live at The Nite Club Edinburgh 1981Show Details
SUCK SDLP2 , 1985 , England
"Live at the Whitehouse" is the live album by The Exploited, it was recorded in Washington in 1985 and released in 1986.Show Details
Rough Justice JUST 15 , 1990 , France
The Massacre album by the Hardcore punk band The Exploited, released in 1990 through Rough Justice. It's the second crossover thrash album by The Exploited.Show Details
This is the special Limited Edition pressed on Red Vinyl of "On Stage" a live album by The Exploited, released in 1981.Show Details
LINK LP 065 , 1988 , England
This is the RARE issue of "Punk's Not Dead" on the Link Records label.Show Details
SECRET RR 9995 , 1981 , Europe
"Punk's Not Dead" is the debut album by the punk band The Exploited.Show Details
Blashadabee DOJOLP 1 , 1984 , England
"Totally Exploited" is a compilation of the English Punk / Thrash metal band: The Exploited.Show Details
SECRET SEC 8 , 1982 , UK
"Troops of Tomorrow" is the second album by the punk rock band The Exploited, released in 1982 through Secret Records.Show Details