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This CD contains cuts from the band's first three albums. Songs like "Punk's not dead", "Dead Cities", "Alternative", and the blistering anti-Fascist "Hitler's in the charts again."
Pus Head's Death Head Illustration
Pus Head's Death Head Illustration
Pus Head's Death Head Illustration
Pus Head's Death Head Illustration

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The EXPLOITED were Scottish punks that gained a large following with their aggressive sound and pointed lyrics. In 1983 they released Let's Start a War Said Maggie One Day, which was classic political punk. The title's reference was to then Prime Minister of England, Margaret Thatcher. The album cover art was created by American punk artist, Pus Head, who gained some minor notoriety in the punk scene through his many illustrations for bands and fanzines.

The Exploited wrote some brilliant anti-war lyrics, with their 'Let's Start A War' album containing some of the best pacifist songs yet written. Their chilling song, Eyes of a Vulture, told of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon and the subsequent massacre of Palestinian civilians at the Sabra refugee camp.... the lyrics still possess great power; "See the darkened Lebanese skies, vultures pick on those who died, bloated bodies stench the air, while Israeli soldiers stand and stare."

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