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Thursday, 6 December 2007

CHARGE - Perfection (Vinyl-Rip)


In the year of 1979, from the squats of North London came Charge. Their 1980 self financed debut was released on their own You Can All Fuck Off record label, financed by nicking the lead from abandoned council house roofs. By 1982 they had become a bit of a force to be reckoned with having released a further 3 great singles; Kings Cross, Destroy The Youth and Fashion and having supported the likes of Theatre Of Hate, The Exploited, Killing Joke and Discharge. In October 1982 they released Perfection a 12 track album the band felt that it was dull and lifeless when compared with their singles. Harsh self criticism, it's not as full on, but still it's a fuking great listen with some right dark lyrics. An overlooked slice of ‘post punk’ and ’pronto goth.’ After touring with The Damned, conflict within the band resulted in singer/guitarist and driving force, the wonderfully named Stu P Didiot leaving the group. Sadly he died from cancer in 2003.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. Charge stuff is difficult to find these days. Anybody out there got the live Charge album they could upload?

Cheers Seaside Moz

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

No problem Seaside Moz, wish I still had my copy of the live album, and their first single with the fold out cover. Both sold for whatever, whenever...wanker! Thanks for taking the time to comment Moz

Earl said...

Listening to BnB radio show right now, the current song is 'Living In Chaos' by Charge. Seems to be another band with the same name.
I've got the Destroy the Youth and Fashion 7"s somewhere in my record collection. Fucking great ones, epspecially Destroy the youth is absolutely amazing. (Haven't listened to them for the past 20 years or so though.)
Maybe its time the get that old turntable repaired...