Abrasive Wheels - When The Punks Go Marching In!

Abrasive Wheels - When The Punks Go Marching In!

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UK LP 1982 (Riot City - CITY 001)

A1 Vicious Circle 2:35
A2 1982 1:55
A3 Danger, Danger 2:36
A4 BBC 2:08
A5 Mayday 1:57
A6 Voice Of Youth 2:33
A7 Just Another Punk Band 2:40
B1 Gotta Run 1:57
B2 Burn 'Em Down 2:39
B3 Shout It Out 2:00
B4 Slaughterhouse 2:13
B5 First Rule (No Rule) 3:38
B6 Attack 2:18
B7 When The Punks Go Marching In 3:42


UK CD 2006 (Captain Oi! - AHOY DPX 25)

1 Vicious Circle 2:35
2 1982 1:55
3 Danger, Danger 2:36
4 BBC 2:08
5 Mayday 1:57
6 Voice Of Youth 2:33
7 Just Another Punk Band 2:40
8 Gotta Run 1:57
9 Burn 'Em Down 2:39
10 Shout It Out 2:00
11 Slaughterhouse 2:13
12 First Rule (No Rule) 3:38
13 Attack 2:18
14 When The Punks Go Marching In 3:42
Bonus Tracks
15 The Army Song 1:54
16 Juvenile 2:06
17 So Slow 1:35
18 Vicious Circle (Single Version) 2:40
19 Attack (Single Version) 2:24
20 Voice of Youth (Single Version) 2:55
21 Urban Rebel 2:47
22 Criminal Youth 2:08

15-17 ABW EP, 1981
18-20 Vicious Circle EP, 1982
21 B-Side of Burn 'Em Down 7", 1982
22 from the Riotous Assembly compilation, 1982

Chart Placings

UK Indie Hit: 3, 13 wks


Nev - drums
Harry - bass
Shonna - vocals
Dave - guitar

Produced by Mike Stone
Recorded at September Sound Studios, Goldcar, Huddersfield, September 1982

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Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: A classic, blazing with revved-up, half-tuneful guitar noise, incomprehensible shouted vocals ("Maggie Thatcher on the dole!" is one of Shonna's very few lucid moments) and monstrous football terrace choruses. The whole of the Vicious Circle EP has been re-recorded, and 'Burn 'Em Down' is identical to the 45. Although no expense was spent on the truly appalling sleeve and the title track is dopey beyond words, this is one of the best UK punk albums of the decade and I can't quite figure out why it's not so highly rated. The various reissues adds the contents of the first three singles plus 'Criminal Youth' from the Riotous Assembly compilation.

JEFF BALE, MXAIMUM ROCKNROLL, 1982: This band has a style which works well enough in a 7" format, but is too unimaginative to sustain an entire album's worth of material. There's nothing really wrong with the Abrasive Wheels. They have a fast, powerful, well-produced sound and some good songs - it's just that their music doesn't normally reach out and grab you. Here, the possible exceptions are 'Danger, Danger', 'Voice Of Youth', and a couple of the cuts from previous 45s.

DR SYN, PUNK LIVES #5, 1983: Abrasive Wheels I was pleased to learn know a good song when they write one. Sadly they then proceed to ditch them with all possible haste. [click here for full review]

RECORD COLLECTOR, 2006: The satisfyingly full production (surely the envy of many contemporaries working with bigger budgets) did ample justice to highly impressive songs such as 'BBC', the joyfully belligerent 'Just Another Punk Band' and 'First Rule (No Rule)', replete with Harry Harrison’s neat Slaughter & The Dogs-style bass runs. The title track sounds a little laboured these days, but that’s the only downside. [read full review here]

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