Vice Squad, Bristol, England, UK

Formed: Bristol, England, UK

Vice Squad, Bristol, England, UK

UK82 band, immensely popular at the time, but lost a bit of credibility when they signed with EMI's Zonophone label (a big no-no, back then).

The original lineup was Beki Bondage on vocals, Dave Bateman on guitar, Mark Hambly on bass and Shane Baldwin on drums. Bateman and Baldwin also moonlighted in Chaotic Dischord and Sex Aids. Vice Squad split in 1985, whereupon Bateman and Baldwin carried on with Chaotic Dischord but then formed Sweet Revenge. In a funny turn of events, Beki formed an alternative version of Chaotic Dischord in the mid '80s but generally preferred to work with Ligotage and Beki & The Bombshells.

Beki reformed Vice Squad in the mid 1990s, and many releases in a punk/metal style have followed.

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Lineup 1 (Late 1978-Late 1982):

Vocals: Beki Bondage
Guitar: Dave Bateman (R.I.P. 2007)
Bass: Mark Hambly
Drums: Shane Baldwin

Lineup 2 (Late 1982-1984):

Vocals: Lisa
Guitar: Dave Bateman
Guitar: Mark "Sooty" Byrne
Bass: Mark Hambly
Drums: Shane Baldwin

Lineup 3 (1984 - 1985):

Vocals: Lisa
Guitar: Dave Bateman
Guitar: Sooty
Bass: Jon Chilcott
Drums: Shane Baldwin

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DISCOGRAPHY

Subsequent studio albums: Get A Life (1999), Resurrection (1999), Lo-Fi Life (2000), Rich And Famous (2003), Defianrt (2007), London Underground (2009), Punk Rock Radio (2011), Cardboard Country (2014).

Singles & Albums / Extraneous Releases / Videos & DVDs / Various Artists

Vice Squad - Last RockersLast Rockers (7", 1981)

Vice Squad - Resurrection EPResurrection EP (7", 1981)

Vice Squad - No Cause For ConcernNo Cause For Concern (LP, 1981)

Vice Squad - Out Of ReachOut Of Reach (7", 1982)

Vice Squad - Stand Strong E.P.Stand Strong E.P. (7", 1982)

Vice Squad - Stand Strong Stand ProudStand Strong Stand Proud (LP, 1982)

Vice Squad - State Of The NationE .P. State Of The Nation E.P. (7", 1982)

Vice Squad - Black SheepBlack Sheep (7"/12", 1983)

Vice Squad - Shot AwayShot Away (LP, 1984)

Vice Squad - You'll Never KnowYou'll Never Know (7"/12", 1984)

Vice Squad - Teenage RampageTeenage Rampage (7", 1985)

Extraneous Releases

Vice Squad - Vice Squad Vice Squad (12", 1981)

Vice Squad - EvilEvil (7", flexi, 1981)

Vice Squad - Live In Sheffield 1981Live In Sheffield 1981 (Tape, 1981)

Vice Squad - Live And Loud!!Live And Loud!! (LP, 1988)

Vice Squad - Last Rockers - The SinglesLast Rockers - The Singles (LP/CD, 1991)

The Adicts / Vice Squad - Live And Loud!!Live And Loud!! (CD, split with The Adicts, 1996)

Vice Squad - The Complete Punk Singles CollectionThe Complete Punk Singles Collection (CD, 1997)

Vice Squad - The BBC SessionsThe BBC Sessions (CD/LP, 1997)

Vice Squad - The Rarities 1979-1985The Rarities 1979-1985 (CD, 1999)

Vice Squad - The Very Best OfThe Very Best Of (CD, 2000)

Vice Squad - Bang To Rights: The Essential Vice Squad CollectionBang To Rights: The Essential Vice Squad Collection (CD, 2001)

Vice Squad - The Riot City YearsThe Riot City Years (CD, 2003)

Vice Squad - Fuck AuthorityFuck Authority (LP, 2007)

Vice Squad - The Albums 1981-1984The Albums 1981-1984 (5xCD box set, 2019)

Videos & DVDs

Vice Squad - The MovieThe Movie (VHS, 1994)

Vice Squad - Last Rockers - The Vice Squad Story Last Rockers - The Vice Squad Story (DVD, 2005)

Various Artists

Avon Calling - The Bristol Compilation UK LP 1979 (Heartbeat): Nothing

Punk And Disorderly UK LP 1982 (Abstract): Last Rockers

Riotous Assembly UK LP 1982 (Riot City): Coward / It's A Sell Out

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

Burning Ambitions (A History Of Punk) UK 2xLP 1982 (Cherry Red): Last Rockers

UK/DK - The Original Video Soundtrack UK LP 1983 (Anagram): Stand Strong, Stand Proud (Live)

Life's A Riot...With Riot City Records: A History, 1980-84 UK LP 1985 (Riot City): Last Rockers / Resurrection

Maggie, Maggie, Maggie; Out! Out! Out! UK LP 1987 (Anagram): You'll Never Know

Oi! Chartbusters Volume 4 UK LP 1988 (Link): Stand Strong Stand Proud [Live]

Riot City Records- Punk Singles Collection UK CD 1993 (Anagram): Last Rockers / Young Blood

Anagram Records ยท The Punk Singles Collection UK CD 1994 (Anagram): Black Sheep / You'll Never Know / Teenage Rampage

Riot City Records- Punk Singles Collection Volume Two UK CD 1995 (Anagram): Living On Dreams / Humane

Zonophone Records: The Complete Punk Singles Collection UK CD 1997 (Anagram): Out Of Reach / Stand Strong Stand Proud / Citizen

Lords Of Oi! UK 3xCD Box Set 1997 (Dressed To Kill): Stand Strong Stand Proud (Live)

Oi! This Is England UK 3xCD Box Set 1999 (Dressed To Kill): Stand Strong Stand Proud (Live)

Action Time Vision (A Story Of Independent UK Punk 1976-1979) UK 4xCD Box Set 2016 (Cherry Red): Nothing

Burning Britain - A Story Of Independent UK Punk 1980-1983 UK 4xCD 2018 (Cherry Red): Last Rockers

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Links

Vice Squad - Official

Wikipedia

Punk 77

An Interview With Beki Bondage And Live Review

UK82

Bristol Archive Records

 

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jane@punkygibbon.co.uk

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