Samstag, 7. Mai 2022

VA - International P.E.A.C.E. Benefit Compilation (1984)

In 1984, the seminal "The International P.E.A.C.E. Benefit Compilation" was released by R Radical records, headed by Dave of MDC. The compilation included tracks by Dead Kennedys, Crass, Reagan Youth, Septic Death, Subhumans, Butthole Surfers, D.O.A., Conflict, The Dicks, Articles of Faith, and MDC themselves. The "P.E.A.C.E." in the album title is a backronym for "Peace, Energy, Action, Cooperation, Evolution".

P.E.A.C.E. features 55 hardcore punk acts from around the world, 30 of the acts were from outside the United States, and all of the acts featured frequently wrote and recorded left-leaning topical music (with the lone exception of the Butthole Surfers, who came from a similar political position but did not normally deal with political issues in their music). Eight of the acts originated from Italy, which had been sprouting anarchist punk bands such as Cheetah Chrome and the Motherfuckers, Contrazione and RAF Punk (all represented on the album) for quite some time. The cover art was created by San Francisco artist Dana F. Smith.

Maximumrocknroll's main contribution to the project, other than assisting in recruiting acts to participate on the double album, was in the assemblage of a 72-page magazine-sized insert featuring several pages on the topics of nuclear disarmament, imperialism, radiation, pollution, and political demonstrations.

All of the profits from the album, according to a primitive obi strip-style insert shrunkwrapped to the original double vinyl release, were slated for various anti-nuclear groups and activities worldwide.


Articles Of Faith – Up Against A Wall
G.I.S.M. – Endless Blockades For The Pussy Footer
Neon Christ – Ashes To Ashes
Kalashnikov – Schlueters Kabinet
Cause For Alarm – Time Will Tell
Local Disturbance – No U.S.A.
Unwarranted Trust – Honour's Calling
Wretched – Finirà Mai ?
O.D.F.X – Drop The A-Bomb On Me
Afflicted – Here Come The Cops
Declino – Inutile Trionfo
Dicks – Hope You Get Drafted
B.G.K. – Arms Race
Crass – It's You
Upright Citizens – Swastika Ratss
False Prophets – Banana Split Republic
Mob 47 – Nuclear Attack
Offenders – Face Down In The Dirt
Contrazione – Sbarre
Scum – So Much Hate
Los Violadores – Viejos Pateticos
Deadlock – Sometimes
P.P.G. – Will It Ever End?
Trash – Peace Of What?
Vicious Circle – Police Brutality
Condemned To Death – Gartlands Pit
Negazione – Non Mi Dire
D.O.A. – America The Beautiful
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles– Snap
Porno Patrol – Jump Back
Treason – Drop Out
Shit S.A. – Abortos
Septic Death – Silence
Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers – Life Of Punishment
Peggio Punx – No Mai
The Proletariat – An Uneasy Peace
Conflict – From Protest To Resistance
Iconoclast – Battlefield (Nightmare)
Pandemonium – Pay For ShIt
Dead Kennedys – Kinky Sex Makes The World Go 'round
Boskops – Skorbut
Subhumans – Rats
White Lie– Peace Officer
Wargasm – R.A.T. / Pentagone
Slaughterhouse 4 – Four More Hours
The Execute – Finale
Reagan Youth – Reagan Youth
Impact – The Man Goes On
Butthole Surfers – 100 Million People Dead
Kangrena – Ataque
Porcelain Forehead – Will Amerika
Barely Human – No Mercy No War
R.A.F. Punk – Contro La Pace Contro La Guerra
Zenzile – Moment By Moment / Exiled Shadows
MDC – Missile Destroyed Civilization

(192 kbps, cover art included)

2 Kommentare:

rev.b hat gesagt…

I remember this, one of the best of its kind. Much appreciated.

zero hat gesagt…

Glad you like it. All the best!

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