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Charged G.B.H.
Charged GBH originally formed under the name ‘GBH’ (named after the British legal phrase ‘Grievous Bodily Harm), unknown to the band at the time, another band with the name GBH already existed. In light of this the band added ‘Charged’ at the beginning of their name, and thus ‘Charged GBH’ was born.

It began with Colin (Col) Abrahall on vocals, Colin (Jock) Blyth on guitar, Ross Lomas on bass, as well as their first drummer Andrew Williams. The band mostly toured in England during the 1980s, however they did make several excursions out of the island, including several tours to the United States. Some of their most famous shows that they played during the 1980s were at the 100 Club in Oxford Street in London. They are considered by many to be pioneers in the UK punk rock genre, specifically in hardcore.

1982 saw GBH’s first LP, City Baby Attacked By Rats. The album was marked lyrically with harsh criticism of British and European culture, typical of UK punk. It was also full of violence, morbidity (especially in reference to the song “Passenger On The Menu”, which describes in graphic detail the experiences of the passengers on the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571), atheism, nihilism, social anarchism, and generalised absurdity. However not political, the album’s lyrics do seem remarkably socially aware. This kind of content would later follow up in later GBH releases. Musically, the album was loud, and fast, with most songs staying under three minutes, typical of the hardcore punk genre. This is also a trademark of future GBH releases.

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  • chuplag

    used to

    2 Aug 11:08pm Reply
  • Pollepard

    British punk rules!

    2 Jul 2:26am Reply
  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine.

    21 Apr 3:33pm Reply
  • ValerValer

    хуегендс)))))

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • adornoisdead

    Listening to them after really long time. I must say that is better than I remembered. Really good!

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Disaxis

    Legends.

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Old_Punka

    Great set at Rebellion 2013!

    18 Aug 2013 Reply
  • s_mars

    Damned

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Old_Punka

    Still a great fuckin band, first saw them in 1982 supporting Discharge.

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • AlexandrPanglos

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    3 Jun 2013 Reply
  • BreakfastPills

    Forgot this band exists. So delicious.

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • NeroAsTheLife

    (CHARGED) GBH : A band that is always givin me a great time (both : on records and live) from at least a decade! I'm a sick boy,and there's no cure!

    14 Mar 2013 Reply
  • LostImeem

    There is a photo of GBH performing at the Cameo Theater in Miami in 1988 in my senior high school yearbook. Cool yearbook, no? I wish that I had gone, but I wasn't a fan of early 80s hardcore yet.

    7 Mar 2013 Reply
  • RafaelOMR

    Muito foda.

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • mai_neim_iz_OZN

    great band, but the last album is a litlle bit weak compared with the others

    4 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Thorgrimm6

    "leather bristles studs & acne is where its motherfucking at " Yep, their best

    18 Oct 2012 Reply
  • ianpiston

    cant wait for saturday

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
  • aaronWHAT

    just got back from the show last night, great set loved it

    2 Sep 2012 Reply
  • FlyingSalt

    leather bristles studs & acne is where its motherfucking at

    19 Jul 2012 Reply
  • I_hate_fat

    if u're so punk why u can't come to Belarus

    3 May 2012 Reply
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