Discharge - Realities of War
The Classic first 7" from Discharge circa 1980. A monumental record that helped jumpstart the hardcore movement around the world. This is one of a handful of records from 1980 that pushed 70's punk into the bleak era of the 1980's hardcore scene. Discharge set the standard with their raw and uncompromising visual style and unbridled hardcore punk music.
Discharge - Fight Back
Five song blast of pure anger and energy, Discharge is at their finest here. Pure be beat raw punk against which all the successors can be measured. This hard driving music is the perfect vehicle for the outrage at war and oppression conveyed by the harsh lyrics and graphics.
Discharge - Decontrol
Classic three song rager from 1980. Less than a year removed from Realities of War the sound is already faster and more aggressive, leaving 70's punk behind and blazing into pure hardcore raw punk. This record has three of Discharge's best songs which are just pure blasts of raw anger and urgency. Hardcore punk at it's best.
Discharge - Never Again
It's 1981, the cold war rages, threatening to turn hot at any moment as Reagan, Thatcher and Brezhnev seem poised to destroy the world in a descent to nuclear madness. Using cover art appropriated from 1930's anti fascist agit-prop Discharge links the bleak reality of Thatcher's Britain with the descent to totalitarian oppression and war of an earlier generation. A bit more polished than the first three EPs and the Why? 12", Never Again delivers three blasts of hardcore punk. The bass playing in "Two Monstrous Nuclear Stockpiles" is probably my favorite on any hardcore record ever.
Discharge - State Violence State Control
Discharge's fifth 7", from 1982. The sound is a bit less raw and there is a tiny bit of the metal influence starting to show. The energy and power of Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing are starting to manifest on these tracks.