22 December 2011

THE WASTE


Kinda tough to track down much info on these UK82 circa 1985 Exeter punks, but their two demos made their way onto this band-made cassette and I am grateful that it would up in my hands. THE WASTE cruise through 13 songs with discordant guitars and vocals shouted with an honest urgency. They probably fall in line with a heap of other bands who got lost in the shuffle of the mid '80s - playing classic UK punk while the scenes were moving towards thrash and metal. Easy to imagine "Britain in '85" as a stone cold classic, but I'm afraid that is going to have to happen in an alternate universe while the rest of us raise our fists (and pints) to "Mindless Violence" and "Well Hard." Up the Punx.


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

is this the same band who record a fantastic EP for Mortarhate ??
It's christmas today ...
Cheers JC

Anonymous said...

Hello again
Do you know a band called D-FEKT, it's in a more discharge vein. They have only a tape (from 1984-1985 ??) with demo and rehearsal if I remember well. I lost the tape and I would like to hear this again ...
JC

Anonymous said...

what you smokin the mid and late 80's wasn't all about thrash and metal there were still lot's of band's that refused to go metal or the thrash rout

the wizard said...

What am I smoking? I lumped The Waste in with "the heaps" of bands who didn't turn to metal...acknowledging that there were "lot's of band's that refused to metal or the thrash rout" (sic).

I believe that The Waste EP is on Slaughter Of Innocents, maybe check for D-Fekt there too?

SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENTS said...

i got the ep up sadly no D-Fekt was going to it get but i was burned in a tape trade don't deal with mike wells.

Henk said...

Thanks for this one!