Punks Not Dead

album by The Exploited

Punks Not Dead is the debut studio album by Scottish punk rock band, The Exploited. Punks Not Dead was released in April 1981. They made the album as a reaction to critics who thought that the genre was dead, and was also against popular trends such as New Wave, hardcore and post-punk.[1] The album is regarded as one of the definitive Oi! albums. The album peaked at #20 on the UK charts in May of that year.[2]

Punks Not Dead
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1981
GenreOi!, street punk
Length37:33
LanguageEnglish
LabelSecret
ProducerDave Leaper
The Exploited chronology
Punks Not Dead ''Troops of Tomorrow
(1982)

SongsEdit

Side one

No. Title Length
1. "Punks Not Dead"    
2. "Mucky Pup" (Puncture cover)"    
3. "Cop Cars"    
4. "Free Flight"    
5. "Army Life (Part 2)"    
6. "Blown to Bits"    
7. "Sex & Violence"    

Side two

No. Title Length
1. "SPG"    
2. "Royalty"    
3. "Dole Q"    
4. "Exploited Barmy Army"    
5. "Ripper"    
6. "Out of Control"    
7. "Son of a Copper"    
8. "I Believe in Anarchy"    
9. "Dogs of War"    
10. "What You Gonna Do"    

2001 Re-release

No. Title Length
1. "Daily News" (Oi! The Album version)  
2. "I Still Believe in Anarchy" (Oi! The Album version)  
3. "Army Life" (single version)  
4. "Fuck the Mods" ("Army Life" single)  
5. "Crashed Out" ("Army Life" single)  
6. "Exploited Barmy Army" (single version)  
7. "What You Gonna Do" ("Exploited Barmy Army" single)  
8. "Dogs of War" ("Dogs of War" single)  
9. "Blown to Bits (Live)" ("Dogs of War" single)  
10. "Dead Cities" ("Dead Cities" single)  
11. "Hitler's in the Charts Again" ("Dead Cities" single)  
12. "Class War" ("Dead Cities" single)  

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mickey, Hess. Is Hip Hop Dead?: The Past, Present, and Future of America's Most Wanted Music. p. 165.
  2. Buckley, Peter. The Rough Guide to Rock. p. 350.