This site, created in 1998, provides photos, lyrics, discographies, and other information on the UK punk rock bands that existed from 1980-1984.
This site popularized the term "UK82" (taken from an Exploited song), but was never meant to define a genre.
Bands of this period did not consider themselves to be "UK82" - they were simply the punk rock bands of this time and place,
who happened to play punk rock music that was raw, simple, and pure. (So, basically, its a term that's been retro-actively applied to those bands.)
This site does not include all bands from that era, not through deliberate omission, but due to a lack of content (and time to format and post it).
The site admin doesn't intend this to be an exhaustive catalog of all of these bands. This site was created simply as a "fan site".
The site was originally hosted on Geocities, and the current domain name was registered a bit later.
You can contact the site admin via this shitty contact form.
October 5, 2022:
Added a band page for On Parole
Thank you to Jolly for writing the biography, providing the photos, and all of the information!
July 21, 2022:
Updates to the Band List page:
Added 4 bands: Spoils of War, Idiom Tribe, X-Cells, This Bitter Lesson.
Updated: Atrox, Self Abuse, Confession of Sin.
July 20, 2022:
Added 7 new bands to the Band List page: Aaargh Hideous, Activatorz, Activists, Anarchist Formation Dance Team, The Bored,
Captain of the Murderers, and Con-Dis.
July 12, 2022:
Added a Band List page, listing more than 500 bands from "the UK82 era".
The list includes links to pages about each band on Discogs,
Wikipedia, and various other sites, as well as
any known "official" web sites for each band. The list can be filtered by city and home country.
This is the largest list of UK82 bands ever published on the web, to the best of my knowledge.
Updates to the
Court Martial page:
Added a flyer, a promo poster, and a band photo. Also replaced the images of the covers of their two EPs with higher resolution images.
July 11, 2022:
Updates to the
A-Heads page: added lyrics for "Cell Hell", expanded discography to include cassettes, added a band photo,
replaced some images with higher resolution jpegs.
Updates to the Cult Maniax page: Added missing cassette single "Satan's Children" to the discography.
July 10, 2022:
The site will now render in a format more appropriate for mobile devices.
(Loading the site on a PC or a larger screen device will still render it in the same way as before.)
I've also added a little more content to the Vice Squad page.
I'm going to try to work my way through some of the other older pages on the site and expand on the content,
over the next few weeks.
July 8, 2022:
Added a new page for the band Breakout, aka Intensified Chaos.
The band is active and gigging again, and their past material has
recently been released on vinyl.