MAYHEM - Gentle Murder 7"
£6.50

  • MAYHEM - Gentle Murder 7

MAYHEM - Gentle Murder 7"
£6.50

Official re-release of the 1982 smash record, originally released on Riot City Records.

Thatcher's influence on British punk-rock in the 80's cannot be underestimated. Glasper's books reveal that Maggie, her party and her ideology, motivated many a young punk band to form throughout the long and grim years that made up her rule. Indeed, she was, with reason, everyone's most hated figure and one may argue that a more moderate PM could have resulted in more moderate punk bands.

Although not the most famous band of the era, Mayhem will probably be remembered for the song "Psycho" that appeared on the compilation "A riotous assembly" and is one of the very best punk songs of the UK82 genre. "Gentle Murder", Mayhem's first - and best - record, was released in 1982 by none other than Riot City Records. It was the label's 13th release, between Chaos UK's "Loud, political and uncompromising" and The Ejected's "Have you got 10p?".

Though unmistakably of its time, this EP is definitely top-of-the-shelf second-wave British punk-rock. It is aggressive and snotty, with a rocking feel in the guitar sound, not unlike GBH or Picture Frame Seduction.

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