Alien Kulture was formed in South London in 1980 by Azhar (drums, from Morden), Jonesy (Huw) aka ‘the token white man’ (guitar, from Raynes Park). Pervez (vocals, from Balham) and Zaf (bass, from Wimbledon). Formed against the backdrop of a winter of discontent, riots in Southall and Asians being killed on the streets of England the group wanted to give the Great Britain of the late ‘70’s and early ‘80’s a positive image of Asians - an image where Asians were not seen as submissive, Asians who were able to stand up speak for themselves and ultimately that Asians had arrived and needed to be recognized as something more than just people who ran corner shops. It was a time when the Far Right in the UK were dangerously close to becoming an accepted norm in British Society and the Conservatives, with Margaret Thatcher at the helm, were taking away liberties at every opportunity. Feeling was also widespread that there needed to be a stop to immigration. The message that Alien Kulture wanted to convey was very much a militant and in your face ‘here to stay, here to fight’.
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