The Exploited - Totally Exploited - 12" LP Vinyl Album

- Punk Rock

The Exploited's 1981 debut album "Totally Exploited" stands as a defining statement of punk rock fury. A product of the UK's turbulent early 80s, this album unleashed a raw assault of speed, aggression, and anti-establishment attitude. Anthems like "Punk's Not Dead" fueled the UK82 movement , cementing The Exploited's place in punk history.

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"Totally Exploited" Album Description

The Exploited were a defining force within the second wave of British punk rock that exploded in the early 1980s. Their 1981 debut album, "Totally Exploited," stands as a raw and uncompromising statement of punk rock attitude. This album embodied the era's anger, speed, and unfiltered aggression, making it an essential part of the punk rock canon.

Historical Context: Punk's Second Wave

To understand "Totally Exploited," it's crucial to consider the UK's social and political climate in the early 1980s. High unemployment, social unrest, and a sense of disillusionment with the establishment fueled the raw energy of punk. Bands like The Exploited channeled this anger into their music, creating a soundtrack for a generation that felt marginalized and ignored.

The Sound of "Totally Exploited"

The album is a relentless assault of buzzsaw guitars, pounding drums, and Wattie Buchan's snarling vocals. Songs like "Punk's Not Dead," "Army Life," and "Sex & Violence" are anthems of defiance, with straightforward lyrics and blistering tempos. The production is intentionally raw, capturing the intensity and immediacy of the band's live performances.

Themes and Attitude

The Exploited's lyrics tackled themes frequently explored in punk rock: anti-authoritarianism, critiques of war and violence, and a relentless expression of working-class angst. While not always nuanced, their message was direct and uncompromising. The album cover, featuring a mohawked skull, became an iconic symbol of punk rebellion.

Legacy

"Totally Exploited" helped solidify The Exploited's position as one of the leading voices in the UK82 punk movement. The album's intensity influenced countless bands that followed, particularly in the hardcore punk and thrash metal scenes. The Exploited continued to release music and tour for decades, always sticking to their core sound and attitude.

Featured Song: "Punk's Not Dead" Explained

"Punk's Not Dead" is a blistering anthem by The Exploited, released on their 1981 debut album "Totally Exploited." It's more than just a song; it's a rallying cry for a generation and a defiant statement against complacency.

Breaking Down the Lyrics

The song opens with a now-iconic declaration: "Punk's not dead, it's something in your head." This instantly establishes the core message – punk isn't just a musical style; it's an attitude, a rebellious spirit that refuses to die. The lyrics criticize conformity and societal pressures, urging listeners to "fight the system" and "think for yourself." Lines like "No future for you"* capture the disillusionment many felt at the time, but with a defiant undercurrent – they may not have a futurein the eyes of the establishment, but they'll create their own.

Beyond the Music: A Symbol of Rebellion

"Punk's Not Dead" transcended music, becoming a symbol of resistance for a generation facing unemployment, social unrest, and a sense of being ignored by the powerful. The song's raw energy resonated with those feeling marginalized, giving voice to their anger and frustration.

Impact and Legacy

"Punk's Not Dead" became a rallying cry for the UK82 punk movement, influencing countless bands, particularly in hardcore punk and thrash metal. The song's message continues to resonate today, inspiring new generations to challenge authority, fight for their beliefs, and express themselves authentically.

The Song's Evolution

While the core message remains unchanged, the meaning of "Punk's Not Dead" has evolved. It's no longer just about a specific era of punk – it's about the rebellious spirit itself. As long as there are those who question the status quo and fight for what they believe in, punk, in its essence, will never truly die.

"Punk's Not Dead" is a testament to the power of music to ignite a movement and inspire generations of rebels. It's a reminder that the spirit of resistance and the fight for individuality will always find a voice.

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Album Description & Collectors information:

 

This album "The Exploited - Totally Exploited" is a compilation of the British Punk / Thrash metal band: The Exploited.

Music Genre:

British Punk Metal 

Record Label Information:

Blashadabee DOJOLP 1 

Media Format:

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

Year & Country:

1984 Made in England  
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: The Exploited - Totally Exploited
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Wattie Buchan - Vocal
  • Robbie Davidson - Guitar
  • Irish Bob - Bass
  • Willie Buchan - Drums
Complete Track-listing of the album "The Exploited - Totally Exploited"

The detailed tracklist of this record "The Exploited - Totally Exploited" is:

    Track-listing:
  1. Punk's not dead
  2. Army life
  3. Fuck a mod
  4. Barmy army
  5. Dogs of war
  6. Dead cities
  7. Sex & Violence
  8. Yops
  9. Daily news
  10. Dole Q
  11. I Believe in anarchy
  12. God save the queen

    'God Save the Queen' is an original song by the UK punk rock band, the Sex Pistols. Learn more about them.

  13. Psycho
  14. Blown to bits
  15. Insanity
  16. S.P.G.
  17. Jimmy Boyle
  18. U.S.A.
  19. Attack
  20. Rival leaders
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LINK LP 065 , 1988 , England

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SECRET RR 9995   , 1981 , Europe

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