Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 11 – The Exploited

In this episode Adam and Mark decide to ponder upon some of their favourite punk bands. First cab off the ranks is legendary Mohawk punkers, The Exploited. Listen as they go all fanboy and discuss most things fact and fiction as well as their favourite Exploited Albums, Songs and moments.



The Exploited is a Scottish hard-core punk band from Edinburgh, Scotland, formed in 1979 by Stevie Ross and Terry Buchan and later joined by his brother Wattie Buchan. They signed to Secret Records in March 1981, and their debut EP Army Life and debut album Punks Not Dead were both released that year. The band maintained a large cult following in the 1980s among a hard-core working class punk and skinhead audience. Although The Exploited continues to perform live, they have not released any studio material since their last album Fuck the System in 2002.

Their songs have been covered by Slayer and Ice-T, and despite many line-up changes, Wattie has remained as the Exploited’s singer and leader. The Exploited are one of the iconic bands of the UK 82 punk movement along with, GBH and Discharge. The term "UK 82" came from The Exploited's song "UK82". UK 82 (also known as UK hardcore, second wave punk or No Future punk) took the existing punk sound and added the incessant, heavy drumbeats and distorted guitar sound of Motörhead. The term UK 82 is taken from the title of a song by The Exploited. Cross-pollination existed between this era of British street punk and American hardcore punk. The lyrics of UK 82 bands tended to be much darker and more violent than the lyrics of earlier punk bands. They tended to focus on the possibilities of a nuclear holocaust, and other apocalyptic themes, partially due to the military tension of the Cold War atmosphere. The other mainstay of the lyrics of the era was unemployment, and the policies of the Conservative Party government. Lyrics frequently denounced the Conservative leader Margaret Thatcher in the same way that American hardcore punk bands addressed the Ronald Reagan administration. AllMusic described The Exploited as "one of most riveting British punk rock units of the early 1980..

In the 2007 documentary Punk's Not Dead, both Wattie and Wullie Buchan are interviewed. They are the only two native speakers in the documentary to be given subtitles, as many North Americans struggle to understand the Scots language used.- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9b_M-i7HF0

Other Excellent Exploited Videos
·      Alive at Leeds (1983) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VvPrXKYj_Y
·      Sexual Favours (1987) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QA5Mw6o0Fc
·      Live in Japan (1993) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyzsnkFUTHo
·      Rock and Roll Outlaws (1995) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ1BN2nG_bc
·      Beat 'Em All (2004) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M50Wpx-oIY

Studio Albums
·       Punks Not Dead (1981)
·       Troops of Tomorrow (1982)
·       Let's Start a War... (Said Maggie One Day) (1983)
·       Horror Epics (1985)
·       Death Before Dishonour (1987)
·       The Massacre (1990)
·       Beat the Bastards (1996)
·       Fuck the System (2003)

The Exploited in OZ
Punk's Not Dead! @ Club 299 - Tuesday 25 September 2007 
Venue - Club 299 - Fortitude Valley, QLD
Supporting Artist - Mouthguard + The Dragstrippers

SET LIST
Let's Start a War (Said Maggie One Day)
Fightback
The Massacre
Dogs of War
Chaos Is My Life
UK 82
Dead Cities
Fuck the System
Cop Cars
Noize Annoys
Troops of Tomorrow
Never Sell Out
Rival Leaders
Alternative
You're a Fucking Bastard
I Believe in Anarchy
Holiday in the Sun
Beat the Bastards
Daily News
There Is No Point
Fuck the USA
Porno Slut
Army Life
Encore
Sex & Violence
Punks Not Dead
Maggie
Was It Me

The Exploited ON TOUR - Thursday Dec10 2015
Venue - The Zoo, Brisbane, Australia
Supporting Artist - The Scam / Plan of Attack / The F1-Elevens

As the clock hit 10.30pm, the Scottish madmen commenced the evening’s craziness with Let’s Start a War, followed by Fightback, and Dogs of War.  Having suffered a heart attack onstage in Portugal at the beginning of 2014 showed no signs of slowing down. In fact, the renowned anarchist couldn’t even hide a few cheeky grins throughout the set to show he was having a good time during their first stop of the Aussie tour. This current member line-up of The Exploited is by far the sturdiest and tightest over the bands entire career. Matt McGuire’s axe work adds a more metal edge to the songs, while Irish Rob directed all of his energy into punishing the bass and swinging around his massive mop of dreads. The twenty plus song set list weighed heavily on the Fuck the System, Punk’s Not Dead, and Troops of Tomorrow albums, but not forgetting to throw in some other belters such as Beat the Bastards, and Porno Slut. Sex and Violence gave the opportunity for one lucky punter to test out his pipes while Wattie took a short break before returning for Maggie and the punk classic Punk’s Not Dead. As this hot and muggy night drew to a close, Was It Me wrapped up an absolutely superb Thursday evening out on the town. These punks might be older, but they are far from dead. Great stuff!

SET LIST
Let's Start a War (Said Maggie One Day)
Fightback
Dogs of War
UK 82
Chaos Is My Life
Dead Cities
Alternative
Noize Annoys
Never Sell Out
Troops of Tomorrow
I Believe in Anarchy
Holiday in the Sun
Beat the Bastards
Fuck the System
S.P.G.
Cop Cars
Porno Slut
Army Life
Fuck the USA
Encore
Sex & Violence
Punks Not Dead
Was It Me

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Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 10 - Video Nasty - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre


In this episode Adam and Mark discuss Tobe Hoopers legendary 1974 horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. This episode is the third in series of micro shows that dive into the three Video nasties that formed the basis of their 25-year friendship.




The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a 1974 American slasher film directed by Tobe Hooper  (Poltergeist – 1982, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 2 1986, the Mangler – 1995, Life-force - 1985) and written and co-produced by Hooper and Kim Henkel. 

Starring - Marilyn Burns - Sally Hardesty, (Helter Skelter Linda Kasabian -1976, The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Patient on Gurney- 1994, Texas Chainsaw 3D - Verna / Sally Hardesty - 2013), Paul A. Partain - Franklin Hardesty, (The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Hospital Orderly - 1994, Rolling Thunder - Brother-in-Law -1977), Edwin Neal- the hitchhiker, (Future Kill - Splatter – 1985, Zombiegeddon (TROMA) - God – 2003), Jim Siedow - the proprietor, (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 - Drayton Sawyer - The Cook -1986), and Gunnar Hansen - Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw 3D - Boss Sawyer 2013, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers - The Stranger – 1988, Hellblock 13 - The Executioner – 1999).

 Plot - Five teenagers vs a cannibalistic Texan family of chainsaw loving psychopathsWhen Sally (Marilyn Burns) hears that her grandfather's grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin (Paul A. Partain), set out with their friends to investigate. After a detour to their family's old farmhouse, they discover a group of crazed, murderous outcasts living next door. As the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), who wears a mask of human skin, the survivors must do everything they can to escape. The film was marketed as being based on true events to attract a wider audience and to act as a subtle commentary on the era's political climate; although the character of Leatherface and minor story details were inspired by the crimes of murderer Ed Gein, its plot is largely fictional.


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Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 09 – Video Nasty - The Hills Have Eyes

In this episode Adam and Mark discuss Wes Craven’s 1977 Mystery/Horror directorial debut follow up - The Hills Have Eyes. This episode is the second in series of micro shows that dive into the three Video nasties that formed the basis of their 25 year friendship.






The Hills Have Eyes features a Cannibalistic mountain cave clan that stalk and eat stranded vacationers in the arid Southwest Californian desert. Directed by Wes Craven (The Last House on the Left 1972, A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984, Scream1996, Shocker 1989), Starring Susan Lanier as Brenda (Welcome Back, Kotter - Bambi Forster -1975-1977), Michael Berryman – Pluto (Weird Science - Mutant Biker- 1985, The Devil's Rejects – Clevon -2005, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest –Ellis – 1975, Wizards of the Demon Sword - Highway Man #1 – 1991, Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time  - Pilgrim #1 – 1991, The Barbarian Brothers - Dirtmaster – 1987. Mötley Crüe: Home Sweet Home - Man with Phone-1985, Mötley Crüe: Smokin' in the Boys Room – principle 1985, The Ramones: Substitute - Bartender – 1994) and Dee Wallace – Lynne (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – Mary (mum) -1982, Cujo - Donna Trenton (mum) – 1983, Critters – Helen Brown -1986, The Howling - Karen White – 1981 The Lords of Salem  - Sonny – 2012).



Plot - The film follows the Carters, a suburban family targeted by a family of cannibal savages after becoming stranded in the Nevada desert. While traveling in a trailer through the desert to California, the retired detective Big Bob Carter stops in an isolated gas station with his family for fuelling and rest. Bob is traveling with his wife Ethel, his son Bobby, his daughters Brenda and Lynn and his son-in-law and Lynn's husband Doug and their daughter baby Katy. When they leave the gas station, the owner advises Bob to stay in the main road. However, the stubborn driver takes a shortcut through a nuclear testing site and wrecks his station wagon. With the family stranded in the middle of nowhere, Bob and Doug walk on the road trying to find some help. Bob is captured by an insane and sadistic member of a deranged evil family that lives nearby the spot. Doug returns to the trailer, and along the night the Carter family is attacked by a group of psychotic cannibal criminals. Absolutely trapped by the murderers, they have to fight to survive.


Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 08 Video Nasty - Hellraiser

In this episode Adam and Mark discuss Clive Barker’s 1987 Thriller/Fantasy directorial debut - Hellraiser. This is the first in three part series of micro shows that dive into the three Video nasties that formed the basis of their 25 year friendship.





Hellraiser is a 1987 British supernatural horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, and produced by Christopher Figg, based on Barker's novella The Hellbound Heart. Staring Andrew Robinson – Larry (Dirty Harry - Killer 1971, Child's Play 3 – Sergeant Botnick – 1991), Clare Higgins - Julia (The Libertine - Molly Luscombe -2004, East Enders Hazel 2015), Doug Bradley – Pinhead Lead Cenobite, (Night breed - Dirk Lylesberg – 1991, Killer Tongue – Wig – 1996)

Plot - Sadomasochistic demons that pursue a woman’s zombie lover after he escaped their underworld. Despite the graphic nature of the film, it’s really a love story between Julia Cotton and her demented—and skinless—lover Frank ... whose relationship just so happens to revolve around sadistic torture.

Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 07 - Monster Dog vs. Alice Cooper


In this episode Adam and Mark discuss the granddaddy of shock rock, Alice Cooper and the often overlooked part of his immense back catalogue – Movies, in particular, the disaster piece from 1984 by Italian filmmaker Claudio Fragasso  - Monster Dog.
Monster Dog (The Bite) (Spanish: Leviatán) is a 1984 Spanish horror film directed by Claudio Fragasso and starring Alice Cooper and Victoria Vera.
Initial release: December 1984 - DirectorClaudio Fragasso (as Clyde Anderson), Troll 2 (as Drake Floyd) 1990, Zombie 4 - After Death (1989), Zombi 3 (uncredited) 1988
Rock star Vince Raven (Alice Cooper) returns home after 20 years to make a new music video. While filming, Raven is informed by the town sheriff that a mysterious wild dog has been killing people in the area. The sheriff also suggests that perhaps Raven knows something about it. It seems that, years earlier, Raven's father was accused of being a werewolf and was subsequently murdered by the townspeople. Now everyone suspects Raven, including his girlfriend, Sandra (Victoria Vera).
Alice Cooper - Identity Crisises - Monster Dog - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--0vdeoudq8
Monster Dog (1984) Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaudNInMoDE
Monster Dog (Leviatan) 1984 - Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaFJyDiMJn8
Muppet Show – Welcome to My Nightmare -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woJ8fViT3eE
Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 06 – Pick Your King part 2– Mark-O-Mark's Picks 
In this episode Adam and Mark discuss Mark's top five Stephen King novels and movie adaptions. Featuring a conversation focusing on his formative viewing habits and reviews on Salem’s Lot(1975), Thinner (1985), It (1986), Carrie (1974) and Pet Sematary (1983).


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Wasteland Radio Show - Episode 05 – Pick Your King part 1 – Adam 085c3n3’s Picks


In this episode Adam and Mark discuss Adam’s top five movies adapted from Stephen King stories.
Almost as long as that legendary master of horror Stephen King has been keeping book lovers up at night, filmmakers have been adapting his books, for decades now. Which means there have been some classics and some clunkers.
Featuring a rambling conversation focusing on his formative viewing habits and pondering on Children of the Corn (1984), The Mangler (1995), Maximum Overdrive (1986), The Running Man (1987) and Sleepwalkers (1992).




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