Various - Total Anarchy

Various - Total Anarchy

Original Release Date

1982

Release Information

UK LP 1982 (Beat-The-System!! - ANARCHY 1)
UK CD 1996 (Step-1 Music - STEP CD 084)

1 External Menace - What The Hell 2:19
2 One Way System - Riot Torn City 3:22
3 Uproar - Soldier Boy 2:42
4 Antisocial - Your Choice 2:40
5 The Fits - I Hate 1:26
6 Chaotic Youth - Out Of Order 3:01
7 Death Sentence - Die A Hero 1:24
8 One Way System - Me And You 2:34
9 Chaotic Youth - Don't Take Their S___ ! 1:14
10 Death Sentence - Death Sentence 1:48
11 The Fits - Lights 1:29
12 Uproar - Boring Senseless Violence 2:43
13 Antisocial - Screw U 2:51
14 External Menace - External Menace 1:45
Bonus Tracks
15 The Fits - Odd Bod Mod 2:22
15 External Menace - Escape From Hell 2:51
17 Chaotic Youth - Tip Off (The Police) 2:21
18 Uproar - It's Not You 3:32
19 Antisocial - Let's Have Some Fun 2:11
20 External Menace - Main Street Riot 2:00
21 Uproar - Dead Rockers 1:19
22 External Menace - We Want To Know 2:20
23 Antisocial - New Punks 3:11
24 External Menace - Don't Conform 1:56

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Produced by Barry Lights & All bands

Additional Credits

CD Bonus Tracks:
15: From the You Said We'd Never Make It!! 7", released 1981
16, 22: From the No Views E.P., released 1983
17: From the Sad Society E.P., released 1983
18, 21: From the Die For Me 7", released 1983
19: B-Side of To Many People 7", released 1982
20, 24: From the Youth Of Today 7", released 1982
23: From the Made In England 7", released 1982

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: Rubbishy-sounding UK82 bands galore. One Way System have discernible talent, but everything else is just horrible and crappy.

JEFF BALE, MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL #4, JAN/FEB 1983: Well, I didn't know that "total anarchy" was a marketable commodity, but here it is. And the usual slow, tedious punk-by-numbers in the grooves exudes the safe, commercialised form of "anarchy" that punk is increasingly coming to represent--all stylised form with no real content, all superficial slogans and no real ideas or action. The only cuts with any punch are the two by DEATH SENTENCE ("Don't Take Their Shit"), and one by EXTERNAL MENACE ("External Menace"). Otherwise, yecchh! Anyone want some cheap coffeetable anarchy?

Additional Notes

"This album is dedicated to all Punks and Skins who came to the Blackpool Punk Festival on 29th September to find it cancelled due to 'Local Herberts': also Dave, lead singer with Death Sentence, who is 'locked away'!". The Step-1 CD had previously been issued (in 1996) by same label with same cat.no with same tracks, but with a front cover that matched the colour scheme of the original LP. As far as I am aware these two Step-1 CDs have the same mastering.

Images

Various - Total Anarchy - UK LP 1982 (Beat-The-System!! - ANARCHY 1)Various - Total Anarchy - UK LP 1982 (Beat-The-System!! - ANARCHY 1)

UK LP 1982 (Beat-The-System!! - ANARCHY 1). Click here for more

Various - Total Anarchy - UK CD 2003 (Step-1 Music - STEP CD 084)Various - Total Anarchy - UK CD 2003 (Step-1 Music - STEP CD 084)

UK CD 2003 (Step-1 Music - STEP CD 084). Click here for more

 

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