The Expelled (Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK

Formed: Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK

The Expelled (Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK

Typical Riot City rockers, Leeds' Expelled had a female vocalist (Joanne Ball) and were inevitably compared to Vice Squad. The fact that their producer was Vice Squad's drummer (Shane Baldwin) didn't help. They had one raunchy single that was nearly very good on both sides ('Government Policy' and - especially - 'Make It Alone') but they were largely uninspired and pretty boring. The 17-track Captain Oi! CD contains both of their singles and an array of unreleased tracks, all recorded in the early 80s.

Lineups:

Summer 1981- December 82

Jo Ball - Vocals
Tim Ramsden - Guitar
Craig 'Macca' McEvoy - Bass (pre-The Underdogs, pre-The Tricycle Thieves)
Ricky Fox - Drums

The classic lineup responsible for the first two demos and both singles. This lineup ceased to be when Jo left to get married

December 1982-1983

Jewlie - Vocals
Tim Ramsden - Guitar
Craig 'Macca' McEvoy - Bass
Ricky Fox - Drums

This hastily assembled lineup recorded a Peel Session in December '82. Four songs: 'Make It Alone', 'This World', 'Government Policy', 'What Justice'. Jewlie left after a short tour.

1983

Penny - Vocals
Tim Ramsden - Guitar
Craig 'Macca' McEvoy - Bass
Ricky Fox - Drums

Penny was the girlfriend of Vice Squad guitarist Dave Bateman. This lineup recorded just two songs: 'Cider' and 'Violent Minds'. These were not released until 1985.

September 1983-1984

Tim Ramsden - Guitar
Craig 'Macca' McEvoy - Bass, vocals
Ricky Fox - Drums

This version recorded an unreleased single, 'Waiting For Tomorrow'.

2003

Becky Lawrence - Guitar, vocals (The Tricycle Thieves)
Dougie - Guitar (The Poison Hearts)
Craig 'Macca' McEvoy - Bass
Ricky Fox - Drums

A demo was all this lineup left behind.

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles / Albums

 

The Expelled - No Life No Future (EP) The Expelled - Government Policy      
No Life No Future (EP)(7", 1982) Government Policy
(7", 1982)
     

Extraneous Releases

The Expelled - A Punk Rock Collection        
A Punk Rock Collection (CD, 1999)        

Demos

       
The Expelled - 84 Demo The Expelled - 84 Demo The Expelled - Brand New Demo    
81 Demo (Tape, 1981) 84 Demo (Tape, 1984) Brand New Demo
(Tape, 2003)
   

Various Artists

Riotous Assembly UK LP 1982 (Riot City): Blown Away

Punk And Disorderly - Further Charges UK LP 1982 (Anagram): Dreaming

Punk And Disorderly III - The Final Solution UK LP 1983 (Anagram): Government Policy

A Kick Up The Arse - Volume One UK LP 1985 (Rot): Cider / Violent Minds

Life's A Riot...With Riot City Records: A History, 1980-84 UK LP 1985 (Riot City): Make It Alone

Religious As Hell UK LP 1986 (Rot): Cider

Maggie, Maggie, Maggie - Out! Out! Out! UK LP 1987 (Anagram): Government Policy

The End Of An Era UK 2xLP 1988 (Rot): Cider / Violent Minds

Riot City Records- Punk Singles Collection UK CD 1993 (Anagram): Dreaming / Make It Alone

Rot Records Punk Collection UK CD 1994 (Anagram): Cider

Riot City Records- Punk Singles Collection Volume 2 UK CD 1995 (Anagram): What Justice / Government Policy

 

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