Formed: New Malden, Greater London , England, UK

Lawrence (Lol) Cooper - Vocals
James Jenkins (ex-Maniac) - Guitar, later bass
Edwin Glass (ex-Maniac) - Bass
Joe Daldorph - Drums
Lee Duffle - Drums (also in Maniac)
Rob Murphy - Bass

Anarcho band which existed between 1983 and 1986. A planned split single with The Apostles never happened, and although their name appeared on the track listing of We Won't Be Your Fucking Poor, they were accidentally left off. Lawrence (Lol) Cooper ran LOL Tapes (Love Of Life). Lol and James started Compassion after the fold of Anathema in '86 with Mark Cooper on bass and Pablo Videla on drums.



Demos & Tapes

Anathema - Shit You Chose To TakeShit You Chose To Take (Tape, 1984)

Anathema - Make The Fighting CeaseMake The Fighting Cease (Tape, 1985)

Anathema / Systematic Annex - Smashing The Illusion / AcceptanceSmashing The Illusion / Acceptance (Tape, split with Systematic Annex, 1986)

Extraneous Releases

Anathema - The Feeding Of The 5 Knuckle Shuffle The Feeding Of The 5 Knuckle Shuffle (CDR, 2011)

Various Artists

Crisis, What Crisis? UK Tape 1985 (Music Not Profit): Don't Eat Our World

Persons Unknown Comp (2) UK Tape 1985 (LOL Tapes): Primitive Patriot

Persons Unknown Comp (3) UK Tape 1985 (LOL Tapes): Drug Abuse / Anarchy In Ireland

Somewhere Over The Rainbow There's A Better World UK Tape 1985 (LOL Tapes): What For / Another Song

To Russia With Love UK Tape 1985 (LOL Tapes): Don't Eat Our World / Fighting To Win / Your Solution

Ha Last Week I Saw This Fella With Your Wife UK Tape 1985 (Greenhouse Tapes): Our Solution / Eating Poo

La Planete De Tous Les Dangers France Tape 1986 (Acts Of Defiance): Tracks not known

One Of Them Thar Compulization Tapes Canada Tape 1980s (Reality Productions): Anarchy State Of Mind / Not For You

Anti-Capitalism: Anarcho-Punk Compilation Vol. 4 UK CD 2007 (Overground): Your Ulster




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