Monday, June 22, 2009

Special Duties - The Punk Singles Collection (1999)

Hello hello, I'm back and I bring you another great band from the late 70's. A band that already had one of the earliest form of Street Punk, without having a clue that 15 years later it would change the sound of Punk Rock. 'Special Duties' was formed in 1977 in Colchester, Essex (England). Released their debut single 'Violent Society' and 'Colchester Council' in 1980 by 'Charnel House Records'. Managed to released a few more singles and an EP before the release of their first LP '77 in 82' in 1982 by 'Rondelet Records'. That same year they declared war to hippy anarchist band 'Crass', acussing them of destroying the scene. Which led to the released of the 'Bullshit Crass' EP in '82. Which was censorship by many distributors and refused to stock this material. In 1983 the band released their last single 'Punk Rocker', and it was not well distributed. That same year the band split up. Twelve years later, 'Captain Oi! Records' reissued '77 in 82', and encouraged by the response to it the band got back together, playing at 1995's 'Fuck Reading at the Brixton Academy'. In 1999 'Captain Oi! Records' released this fantastic CD 'The Punk Singles Collection', containing the bands best songs from 1977 till the late 90's. The band is still active and still playing their Oi!/77/Streetpunk songs all over Europe. Funny, and beleive that the sound of Street Punk was being played in the late 70's, and no one had a clue. Enjoy!

1. Violent Society
2. Colchester Council
3. Violent Society
4. It Ain't Our Fault
5. Colchester Council
6. Police State
7. We Gotta Fight
8. It Just Ain't Me
9. Special Duties
10. Bullshit Crass
11. You're Doing Yourself No Good
12. Punk Rocker
13. Too Much Talking
14. Mutt
15. London Town
16. Judge and Jury
17. Shadow
18. Wembley! Wembley!
19. Up the U's
20. Lost Cause or Not
21. MRR Rules
22. I Wish It Could Be '77
23. Gary Gilmore's Eyes
24. Johnny Won't Go to Heaven
25. Sid Vicious Was Innocent
26. Tommy Gun


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