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Most people who listen or listened to punk has a relationship with The
Exploited, whether you love them or hate them. It wasn't the first band
we talked about or had in mind when we started this cover-project.
Although it was actually a pretty obvious choice when you think about
it, given that both me (Jocke) and Emil grew up listening to The
Exploited. They were one of the first punk bands that we both got in
touch with. Probably just because it's an easily accessible band for the
inexperienced in the punkrock jungle. I still think it's a great band
and even though I don't listen to them every day, I do listen to them
occasionally. Especially the first three albums. The choice of song was
very spontaneous. We had a dinner break during a recording session and
while we ate, we listened to a few select songs. After culling among our
favorites there were two songs left; "Attack" and "Don't really care".
brought both songs back to the studio and started jamming. We felt
quite soon that it would be difficult for us to make "Attack" sound
good/raw. It was simply too "happy" chord progressions. Then we tested
"Don't really care" and we all agreed that it suited us much better. The
verse even reminds very much of one of our songs. Maybe the song
remained somewhere in our subconscious when we wrote it, unconsciously
inspired by The Exploited.
Not everyone wants to admit that they
like or have been listening to The Exploited. I can sometimes even get
the feeling that it's not as cool to listen to them. It might as well
have to do with all the bad rumors about the band. Or due to the fact
that many didn't like their new crossover metal-punk style they
developed in conjunction with the release of "Death Before ...". It's
only speculations. They are still a big part of my youth and Wattie
was the reason why I shaved my first mohawk. If you ask me, they have
undoubtedly a bunch of classics in their back catalog. But the first
thing that caught my attention was not the music but their
covers/artwork. Not to mention the immortal skull-logo made by Pushead
that most people usually associate the band with.
I'll take you back in time. The year is 1993, a friend and I took the
bus downtown to visit the local record store called 'Guntans' (R.I.P),
to buy a punk record for our monthly allowance. We both wanted to buy
"The Massacre" (only cause the front cover looked rawer) so we drew
lots. He won and instead I bought "Death Before Dishonour". I guess
there was a greater purpose than that I would just listen to this record
when I lost that draw 22 years ago...