the Exile Scotland PunkThe Exile - Scotland Punk


Formed: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Graham Scott (ex-Free Flight) - guitar, vocals
Robert Kirk - bass
Stan Workman - guitar
Dougie Burns - drums

Great little band with just two releases (and one comp appearance) to their name, The Exile were trailblazers who set up Scotland's first punk cub (Gigi's Disco) with proceeds from their terrific low-budget Don't Tax Me EP, recorded and mixed in three hours flat and released at the height of the punk wave in a typically cheapo tissue paper sleeve. The photo on the front exposes them as not being very punky looking: two are tryong to make a decent fist of trying to look the part (one is wearing a school blazer and one seems to be trying to sneer) but the other two have grungey shoulder length hair and one even has a 'tashe. Mind you, that's how punk was away from the big cities: a working class movement with no expensive boutiques for miles around and no cash either.

They were next heard on the awesome Streets compilation, with a super-catchy scrabbler of a song called 'Disastermovie', which ended up on the B-Side of their third and final vinyl outpouring, The Real People 7", recorded in October '77 but not released until January 1978. The band struggled through to Autumn 1978, by which time bassist Kirk had been replaced twice, firstly by Paul Armour (ex-Cuban Heels) and then by Gavin Paterson.

After the band band split, Scott, Workman and Burns fort med Friction.




Singles & Albums

The Exile - Don't Tax Me E.P. Don't Tax Me E.P. (7", 1977)

The Exile - The Real PeopleThe Real People (7", 1978)

Various Artists

Streets UK LP 1977 (Beggars Banquet): Disastermovie

Short Sharp Shock UK CD 1996 (Overground): The Real People / Tomorrow Today / Disastermovie

Teenage Treats Vol. 3 UK LP 1988 (Xerox): Fascist DJ

Bloodstains Across The U.K. 4 UK LP 1999 (Bloodstains): The Real People

Kilt By Death: The Sound Of Old Scotland (1977-1984) ?? 2xCD 2005 (no label): The Real People

Big Gold Dreams - A Story of Scottish Independent Music 1977-1989 UK 5xCD 2019 (Cherry Red): Jubilee '77

1977: The Year Punk Broke UK 3xCD 2019 (Cherry Red): Jubilee '77



Punk 77 - The Exile page


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