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 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.


September 11, 2020:

Expect some updates to this site in the near future, thanks to my new anti-social lifestyle.

I've recently met Mark from Rochdale England's Untermensch, and he has been kind enough to share with me some content that I can use to create a page about the band.

Mark reached out to me after I made a video (sans permission) for a 4-track demo recording of Ashfield Valley Headkick, which appears on the Industrial Asylum cassette compilation from circa 1982-1983. There is another recording of this song released on the Anti-Society compilation, and a video exists for that recording as well.

I've also just finally released, this week, Side B of my UK82 Mixtape 2. The link given here is for Youtube, but you can also get it on Soundcloud, if that is more your sort of thing.

You can still get my other UK82 mixtape releases here.

I long ago also made two other UK82 mixtapes, with equally obscure stuff, which I may upload soon. They weren't formatted for C90 tapes though, so I might need to make some tweaks before releasing them.

One more thing... I've been trying to kickstart the UK82 section on Reddit, and activity is starting to pickup over there a little bit. If you have UK82-related content you want to share, or you just want to talk to other enthusiasts, then you might want to check it out.

A few other things I recommend checking out:

And who the fuck is Idle Youth? A few people would like to know. They have some killer songs posted on that Soundcloud account, but there is no information about them anywhere. Please get in touch via the shitty contact form or on Reddit if you know the persons responsible for this.




band photo: public disgrace

demolition blues photo