One of the best of '80s british punk
p dizzle | augusta, georgia, USA | 06/24/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"in the early '80s, british punk took a turn toward hardcore and the exploited (along with gbh, disorder, etc.)led the charge. the beat was fast and furious, the politics ferocious, and the magenta mohawk became state of the art. this album is blessed with great production, something many hardcore albums lack, meaning the froth and fury don't come across as a total muddle. moreover, the machine gun beat comes with hooks that leave you humming along with the tunes. big john was a decent guitarist and his fireball leads add spice to the mix. highlights here are "disorder," "alternative," "usa," and the title track (penned by the vibrators). the album is as much a glimpse of the gutter politics of the uk under maggie thatcher, giving voice to frustration and emptiness of a generation of street kids who looked on the waning empire and saw themselves left out. it's raw, loud, and a downright classic."
THE GREATEST PUNK ROCK ALBUM OF ALL TIME!!!
JUAN MARTIN GABASTOU | 07/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THIS IS THE WAY PUNK ROCK OR ANY FORM OF MUSIC SHOULD SOUND!I LOVE THE FACT THAT THIS BAND HAS BEEN AROUND FOR SO LONG! IT'S A SPIT IN THE FACE OF COMMERCIAL MUSIC!!!WATTIE IS THE BEST LEAD SINGER ANY BAND COULD EVER HOPE TO HAVE! THIS IS JUST RAW, EXCITING, ROCKIN' MUSIC!!!THE EXPLOITED ARE BY FAR THE BEST PUNK BAND EVER AND THIS IS THEIR MASTERPIECE!!! PEOPLE NEED TO REALIZE HOW MANY BANDS THE EXPLOITED HAVE "FATHERED", AND YET THEY STILL REMAIN AS UNDERGROUND AS EVER!!!YOU GOTTA LOVE 'EM!!! THEY ARE THE BEST....THE BEST, YOU F**KIN' WANKERS!!!!"
A KILLER ALBUM!!!!!!!!
JUAN MARTIN GABASTOU | Weston Hills, FL United States | 12/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is awesome!!!! Not only it's as good as it's
predecessor,but it's the best sounding of all of Exploited' records as well !!!! (remastering is remarkable).The production (sound not style)is a little influenced by hard-rock
standards of that era(which is a nice thing,don't get me
wrong).Steve Roberts,ex UK Subs,contributes to the tightest rythm section ever recorded on a punk rock record.Big John's guitar delivery is gorgeous and very personal.This one is worth every penny."