Formed: Warminster, Wiltshire, England, UK

Former Subhumans leader Dick Lucas delved further into ska, reggae and dub with Culture Shock, all the time retaining that vital punk edge. The same formula means another bunch of worthwhile records loaded with insight and humour; blueprints for a better world that, unfortunately, will go ignored by the great unwashed (ironic, given the way their fans look!). Nige (guitar) was previously in A-Heads. Dick and drummer Jasper Patterson carried on the ska/punk thing with Citizen Fish. In addition to Go Wild the band released two more LPs: Onwards & Upwards (1988) and All The Time! (1989). Another tape, Hot And Sweaty (All Over The Place), contains live stuff from 89 and 90.



Dick Lucas - vocals
Nige RN Nigel Johnston - guitar
Paul - bass
Bill - drums


Dick - vocals
Nige - guitar
Jasper Patterson - bass
Bill - drums



Subsequent studio albums: Onwards & Upwards (1988), All The Time (1989), Attention Span (2016), The Humanity Show (2018).

Singles & Albums

Culture Shock - Go WildGo Wild (LP, 1986)

Demos & Tapes

Culture Shock - Living HistoryLiving History (Tape, 1986)

Culture Shock - Reality Stop No. 44Reality Stop No. 44 (Tape, 1986)

Live At The FishLive At The Fish (Tape, 1986)

Culture Shock - Living History + Reality Stop No. 44 DemosLiving History + Reality Stop No. 44 Demos (CDR, 2003)

Extraneous Releases

Culture Shock - Go Wild + All The Time!Go Wild + All The Time! (CD, twofer, 1993)

Culture Shock - EverythingEverything (3xCD, 2012)


Various Artists

Open Mind Surgery UK LP 1985 (Bluurg): No Chance In A Million / Punks On Postcards

God Save Us From The USA UK LP 1987 (Happy MIke): Catching Flies

Life Is A Joke Vol. 3 Germany LP 1987 (Weird System) Civilisation Street

Twenty Years On- The Summer Of Love? UK Tape 1987 (Pampers Für Alle! Productions): Open Mind Surgery / When The Fighting's Over

Travellers Aid Trust UK 2xLP/CD 1988 (Flicknife): Messed Up / Civilisation

Anti-Capitalism: Anarcho Punk Compilation Vol. 4 UK CD 2006 (Overground): Ten Percent Off

Zero Hour (Consume Less Live More) UK/Europe/US LP ???? (Flat Earth/Skuld/Tribal War/Interfearance): Civilisation Street




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