NORMIL HAWAIIANS

WHAT'S GOING ON (UPSET THE RHYTHM)

NORMIL HAWAIIANS - WHAT'S GOING ON 134153
Format:
1 LP
Release:
26.07.2019
Label:
UPSET THE RHYTHM
Genre:
Hardcore/Punk
Kat.-Nr.:
134153
Barcode:
0828887112117
1983. A distinct malaise afflicted the nation. The UK was about to re-elect Margaret Thatcher by a landslide, cruise missiles arrived at Greenham Common in Berkshire, six people were killed by the IRA outside Harrods, nuclear reactors suffered system failure in the USA, Russia, Argentina and Germany.

The Face magazine showed an exhausted youth that everything was OK as long as you looked 'right'.

A curious revisionism had become prevalent. The Jam had become the Style Council and style itself had taken precedence over substance: Mod was back, early rock and roll was back (thank you Shaking Stevens).

Even Bowie had ditched the gloom for flash, but actually it was all shit. Some wanted out.

The socially and politically ambitious 'anarcho-punk' scene that clustered around Crass and the Poison Girls was encouraging people to learn the practical means of self sufficiency, be it squatting, hot-wiring your electricity from the nearest lamppost or making your own chemical toilet.

The associated Peace Convoy was gathering people if not speed, espousing a roving kind of communal living as a form of Non Violent Direct Action.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. QUIET VILLAGE
  • 1.2. MARTIN
  • 1.3. SLAVES
  • 1.4. LOUISE MICHEL
  • 1.5. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
  • 1.6. BIG LIES
  • 1.7. SOUTH ATLANTIC
  • 1.8. GOING DOWN
  • 1.9. MARKET PLACE
  • 1.10. FREE TIBET