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There are at least four bands/projects named Culture Shock:

1) Culture Shock were an anarcho-punk / punk-dub-ska band formed in Warminster, Wiltshire, UK, in 1986 by Dick Lucas, previously of the Subhumans.
2) Culture Shock is a James Pountney, a young up-and-coming drum and bass DJ/producer from London who is signed to Ram Records.
3) Culture Shock is a hardcore punk band, with thrash influences, from Syracuse, New York.
4) Culture Shock are a Denver straight edge hardcore band.


1) Culture Shock were an anarcho-punk / punk-dub-ska band formed in Warminster, Wiltshire, UK, in 1986 by Dick Lucas, previously of the Subhumans.

Their three LPs, “Go Wild”, “Onwards and Upwards” and “All The Time!”, were released on Bluurg Records. They also did 205 gigs between 86-89.

Culture Shock mixed their punk roots with ska and reggae music to a previously unheard extent and influenced the styles of bands like AOS3, Radical Dance Faction, Back To The Planet, Bender, The AK 47’s, The Dicemen at a time when the free festival scene was under state attack following the cessation of the Stonehenge Festival; Culture Shock were one of a heap of bands playing as many festivals as possible, alongside their more regular gigs and this earned them a broard range of support.

Dick’s lyrics were mostly concerned with social and political issues, from cruelty to animals, Northern Ireland, war, and social alienation, but were far from angry rants, often finding a positive and empowering perspective. Culture Shock split in 1989, as Bill and Nigel both had young families to support. Dick went on to form Citizen Fish with Jasper, the bassist for Culture Shock’s final album, and two other former members of the Subhumans. Nigel died in 1993.

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  • Szamot97

    Wow, seriously, I thought I was the only one who listens to both punk music and D&B :D

    16 Feb 5:01pm Reply
  • sputumsludge

    DENVER WOLFPACK [2]

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • RudiNW

    DENVER WOLFPACK

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • hellointerloper

    Dying for some new tracks...

    1 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Crusheer

    how did you find this place?

    6 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Okrana

    Always a cracking set from these whenever they get together.I rem one gig Fulham greyhound around'89 where the place was crammed with punx,skins and crusties all stomping and skanking together. The place got so hot that condensation was literally dripping off the ceiling and I thought the amps were gonna blow, they didn't. Great days, great band.

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Marsh4ll

    RELEASE CITY LIGHTS, COME ON!

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • wretched-one

    Great gig in Edinburgh last week!! Totally enjoyed it :)

    17 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Ih8myM8

    nice producer

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Carnzoid

    It's a bit sad how people are getting all worked up because a few artists share the same name on Last.fm. Maybe you guys should get your priorities straight.

    12 May 2013 Reply
  • skaphylocoque

    go wild

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • KennyandFiona

    DnB Culture Shock should have done his research before choosing the name. Culture shock were a well established ska punk band in the mid to late 80's with 3 albums. No point arguing who's better - I like both D&B and ska punk. He just should have chosen an original name! [3]

    8 Dec 2012 Reply
  • hellointerloper

    Troglodyte is nominated for Best DnB track of 2012! Good luck CS!

    4 Dec 2012 Reply
  • respectx

    Troglodyte !!! sweeeeeet !

    9 Aug 2012 Reply
  • hellointerloper

    I could listen to Ohrwurm a million times and it'd STILL be stuck in my head. Should of seen my face when I found out it means Earworm in German...

    6 Mar 2012 Reply
  • rhv2006

    cool

    18 Sep 2011 Reply
  • fowlhuman

    Decoupling required.

    30 Jul 2011 Reply
  • IvanWhitte

    DnB Culture Shock should have done his research before choosing the name. Culture shock were a well established ska punk band in the mid to late 80's with 3 albums. No point arguing who's better - I like both D&B and ska punk. He just should have chosen an original name! [2]

    27 Jul 2011 Reply
  • John_ny

    какой ска какой анархо панк? кто это писал? ><

    24 Jul 2011 Reply
  • MjuSIC

    ...power music...

    21 May 2011 Reply
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