Peace War [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Fred Beldin
This massive international punk compilation was organized by the infamous MDC and released on the band's R. Radical Records label in 1984. The worldwide hardcore scene was at its peak at this point, still underground enough to repel corrupting outside influences like major labels and heavy metal, but already hardened into a rigid aesthetic and political dogma that often encouraged groupthink and musical conformity. Peace War documents the state of Reagan-era hardcore, just before the popularity of extreme music spread through decidedly non-radical camps and into the mainstream. Among the 55 bands on board are well-known acts like the Dead Kennedys, Crass, Butthole Surfers, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Fred Beldin
This massive international punk compilation was organized by the infamous MDC and released on the band's R. Radical Records label in 1984. The worldwide hardcore scene was at its peak at this point, still underground enough to repel corrupting outside influences like major labels and heavy metal, but already hardened into a rigid aesthetic and political dogma that often encouraged groupthink and musical conformity. Peace War documents the state of Reagan-era hardcore, just before the popularity of extreme music spread through decidedly non-radical camps and into the mainstream. Among the 55 bands on board are well-known acts like the Dead Kennedys, Crass, Butthole Surfers, Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, and D.O.A., but the best tracks are courtesy of obscure groups representing local scenes from Argentina to South Africa to Japan. Most of the bands included retain, either through design or some bizarre quirk of ineptitude, a stamp of individuality on their sound that makes this an entertaining collection. The Italian bands, such as Negazione, Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers, and Declino, provide the most brutal attack, creating a blurry din of speed, distortion, and hoarse caterwauling. Japan's G.I.S.M. stands out with a metallic crunch, cartoonish vocals, and great lines like "They detest to awake you from fool." Taking the prize for the shortest tracks are PPG aka Pounds of Polluted Garbage and Zero Defex, both from Ohio, who turn out moronic anti-nuke anthems with skills so rudimentary they defy description. Other highlights include great breakneck rock from nearly forgotten bands like Iconoclast, the Offenders, Reagan Youth, and the Dicks. An extensive booklet insert is packed with political rants, cartoons, and suggestions for further reading, making explicit the double-LP's theme of activism and action against a corrupt authority. Plus, each band is provided with a full page to express their ideas and plug their wares with printed lyrics and crudely effective collage art. Peace War was reissued on CD in 1997 by New Red Archives, dampening the archival quality of the compilation somewhat by tacking on a few tracks from some of the label's current Clintonian punk bands.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/5/1997
  • Label: New Red Archives
  • UPC: 720308006824
  • Catalog Number: 68
  • Sales rank: 103,287

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Up Against the Wall (2:07)
  2. 2 Endless Blockade for Pussyfooter - G.I.S.M. (3:44)
  3. 3 Ashes to Ashes - Neon Christ (1:41)
  4. 4 Schluters Kabinet - Kalashnikov (1:46)
  5. 5 Time Will Tell (2:08)
  6. 6 No U.S.A. - Local Disturbance (2:42)
  7. 7 Honour's Calling (3:11)
  8. 8 Mai Arrendersi (1:10)
  9. 9 Drop the a Bomb on Me - O.D.F.X. (0:21)
  10. 10 Here Come the Cops - The Afflicted (2:15)
  11. 11 Inutile Trionfo - Declino (1:31)
  12. 12 Hope You Get Drafted (1:27)
  13. 13 Arms Race (1:11)
  14. 14 It's You (2:03)
  15. 15 Swastika Ratss (1:36)
  16. 16 Banana Split Republic (4:04)
  17. 17 Nuclear Attack (1:20)
  18. 18 Face Down in the Dirt (1:27)
  19. 19 Sbarre - Contrazione (1:32)
  20. 20 So Much Hate - Scum (1:40)
  21. 21 Viejos Pateticos (1:37)
  22. 22 Sometimes (1:34)
  23. 23 Will It Ever End (0:57)
  24. 24 Peace of What - Trash (1:22)
  25. 25 Police Brutality - Vicious Circle (2:12)
  26. 26 Gartlands Pit - Condemned To Death (1:09)
  27. 27 Mon Mi Dire (1:27)
  28. 28 America the Beautiful (2:21)
  29. 29 Snap - Dirty Rotten Imbeciles (1:12)
  30. 30 Jump Back - Porno Patrol (2:05)
  31. 31 Drop Out - Treason (2:20)
  32. 32 Abortos - Shit S.A. (2:04)
  33. 33 Silence (1:33)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Life of Punishment - Cheetah Chrome Motherfucker (2:40)
  2. 2 No Mai - Peggio Punx (1:20)
  3. 3 An Uneasy Peace (3:14)
  4. 4 Bomb - Conflict (2:37)
  5. 5 Battlefield (Nightmare) - Iconoclast (1:54)
  6. 6 Pay for Shit - Pandemonium (1:03)
  7. 7 Kinky Sex (Makes the World Go Around) (4:18)
  8. 8 Skorbut - Boskops (2:11)
  9. 9 Rats (3:19)
  10. 10 Peace Officer (1:17)
  11. 11 R.A.T./Pentagone (1:58)
  12. 12 Four More Hours - Slaughterhouse Four (1:09)
  13. 13 Finale - Execute (1:36)
  14. 14 Reagan Youth (1:18)
  15. 15 The Man Goes On (1:33)
  16. 16 100 Million People Dead - Butthole Surfers (2:41)
  17. 17 Ataque - Karena (1:09)
  18. 18 Will Amerika - Porcelain Forehead (2:26)
  19. 19 No Mercy No War - Barely Human (2:48)
  20. 20 Contro la Pace Contro la Guerra - Raf Punk (4:02)
  21. 21 Moment by Moment/Exiled Shadows (2:11)
  22. 22 Missile Destroyed Civilization - MDC (2:30)
  23. 23 Walked in Line (2:14)
  24. 24 Feeble Attempt (1:33)
  25. 25 Paranoid World Vision (1:36)
  26. 26 Postcard from L.A. (4:20)
  27. 27 Die for the Government (3:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Butthole Surfers Track Performer
Dead Kennedys Track Performer
BGK Track Performer
Christ on a Crutch Track Performer
Corrupted Ideals Track Performer
D.O.A. Track Performer
Dicks Track Performer
False Prophets Track Performer
Reagan Youth Track Performer
Septic Death Track Performer
Subhumans Track Performer
Wargasm Track Performer
Cheetah Chrome Motherfucker Track Performer
Conflict Track Performer
Crass Track Performer
Pandemonium Track Performer
Negazione Track Performer
Deadlock Track Performer
The Afflicted Track Performer
Impact Track Performer
Vicious Circle Track Performer
U.K. Subs Track Performer
Articles of Faith Track Performer
Proletariat Track Performer
Treason Track Performer
Cause for Alarm Track Performer
Jack Killed Jill Track Performer
Scum Track Performer
Anti-Flag Track Performer
The Offenders Track Performer
P.P.G. Track Performer
Upright Citizens Track Performer
Mob 47 Track Performer
Unwarranted Trust Track Performer
White Lie Track Performer
Wretched Track Performer
Zenzile Track Performer
Los Violadores Track Performer
Trash Track Performer
Technical Credits
Jello Biafra Composer
Dead Kennedys Composer
Klaus Flouride Composer
BGK Composer
East Bay Ray Composer
Charlie Harper Composer
D.H. Peligro Composer
Articles of Faith Composer
Dana Smith Cover Art
Upright Citizens Composer
Frank Michaels Composer
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