New Crimes Tapes liked their Anarcho-Punk-a-likes-a-lot. Here's The Snails, who could easily be mistaken for Zounds.The vocalist has that trademark 'I Know Something You Don't Know' quality that the singer of Zounds had in bucketsfulls.
The Snails could have been big if they'd released a vinyl LP like their sound-a-like compatriots.
There's no lyric sheet, but somehow I know everything they're ranting about.....the usual stuff....Vivisection, Fox Hunting, Thatcher, The Nuclear Menace,Factory Enslavement, Religion etc...you know.Preaching to the converted was an Anarcho-Punk speciality.Either you agreed with it all or you don't....nothing was gonna change;only for the worse.
Looking back, the Nuclear Threat produced a great era of creativity. Thatcher was a socialist compared to even Corbins labour party today; thanks to her financial support of myself, on both the dole, and Enterprise allowance schemes i've never had to work in a factory,or have a job, in my life.....especially as she had them all shut down, and liberated thousands of slaves from the mines. If anything, Thatcher was the Punk Politician. She wanted the same things as the Punks; more money, a future(ie a job and fuck the rest of you).This is the victorian version of Anarchy, as personal freedom rather than some weird form of communism that Crass promoted.....and everyone doing it for themselves.....think about it. Even Johnny Rotten became a property Baron millionaire, and I shudder to think what ancestoral homes those trust-fund hippies in Crass inherited.
Yep its worse now, but at least Fox Hunting is banned eh?
A1 Think Tank
A4 From Foxhunts To Oblivion
B1 Thatcher's Victims
B2 Cocktail Version / Army Manoeuvers