Greetings from the Welfare State

Greetings from the Welfare State

     
 
Greetings From the Welfare State is intended to show the American listening audience that U.K. punk didn't die out in the mid-'80s. It's always been there, it's just that many of the bands lacked the funding to export their releases to the States. But thanks to the support of BYO Records, a whole new audience is being introduced to the angst that was spawned by

Overview

Greetings From the Welfare State is intended to show the American listening audience that U.K. punk didn't die out in the mid-'80s. It's always been there, it's just that many of the bands lacked the funding to export their releases to the States. But thanks to the support of BYO Records, a whole new audience is being introduced to the angst that was spawned by the likes of the Business, Crass, and the Exploited, among others. The majority of this compilation consists of pop-punk acts who have already made a name for themselves across the Atlantic -- Snuff, Leatherface, Goober Patrol, and Consumed -- but it also includes the traditional '77 punk of the Stains, Road Rage, and Silencer 7, as well as the political ska-punk of Citizen Fish, the Tone, and the Newtown Grunts. Unfortunately, Greetings From the Welfare State excludes the genres of anarcho-punk and hardcore, resulting in an incomplete picture of what England has to offer in the way of punk. But at least this album will spread the word about a number of bands who have gone unheard by the American audience.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/1999
Label:
Better Youth Org.
UPC:
0020282006620
catalogNumber:
66

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leatherface   Track Performer
Stains   Track Performer
Citizen Fish   Track Performer
Rob Collins   Bass
Warren Peace   Drums
Rod   Vocals
Trotsky   Drums
Goober Patrol   Track Performer
Southpaw   Track Performer
Grover   Track Performer
Ben Corrigan   Guitar,Vocals
Four Letter Word   Track Performer
Consumed   Track Performer
Andrew Laing   Drums,Background Vocals
Road Rage   Track Performer
Joe 90   Track Performer
Andy Bryant   Vocals
Gonk   Bass
Tom   Bass
Tim   Bass,Guitar
Dave Wood   Guitar
Turtlehead   Track Performer
Adam   Drums
Airbomb   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Dino Fekaris   Composer
Freddie Perren   Composer
Simon Robert Sandall   Composer

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