Review: Exploited Barmy Army

The legendary punk band The Exploited and Westworld Records put out an interesting box-set in 2016. This three disc collection was released with little to no fan fair and seems like it is nothing but a simple cash grab.

From what I have found on the internet, Exploited Barmy Army is a three disc compilation that features the albums Apocalypse Tour 1981, Totally Exploited 1984, Live On Stage 1981 and Dogs Of War. At a quick glimpse, this package looks like an absolute bargain but I encourage you to hold off and buy the bands albums instead.

The majority of the songs on this three disc compilation are live tracks, very poorly recorded live tracks. In fact the quality of recordings are so poor that mobile phone footage on Youtube would make for a better release. The band sound energetic, full of life and very Scottish but that doesn’t mean anything when you can barely hear half of the band, most of which is being drowned out by a badly tuned guitar.

There are a few studio cuts in there somewhere, now those tracks all sound reasonably good. Fuck A Mod, (Fuck The) USA and a few other songs were a joy to hear. But these tracks a lone are not worth the purchase. I would say that the most die hard fans are likely to be the only people who will buy this collection. I certainly wouldn’t recommend it to any one else.

Rating : 6 / 10

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Track Listing :

  1. Dogs of War (Disc 1)
  2. Cop Cars (Disc 1)
  3. Crashed Out (Disc 1)
  4. Dole Q (Disc 1)
  5. Exploited Barmy Army (Disc 1)
  6. Sex & Violence (Disc 1)
  7. Fuck a Mod (Disc 1)
  8. Dead Cities (Disc 1)
  9. S.P.G. (Disc 1)
  10. Army Life (Disc 1)
  11. Blown to Bits (Disc 1)
  12. I Believe in Anarchy (Disc 1)
  13. Punks Not Dead (Disc 1)
  14. Warhead (Disc 1)
  15. Punks Not Dead (Disc 2)
  16. Army Life (Disc 2)
  17. Fuck a Mod (Disc 2)
  18. Barmy Army (Disc 2)
  19. Dogs of War (Disc 2)
  20. Dead Cities (Disc 2)
  21. Sex & Violence (Disc 2)
  22. Yops (Disc 2)
  23. Daily News (Disc 2)
  24. Dole Q (Disc 2)
  25. I Believe in Anarchy (Disc 2)
  26. God Save the Queen (Disc 2)
  27. Psycho (Disc 2)
  28. Blown to Bits (Disc 2)
  29. Insanity (Disc 2)
  30. S.P.G. (Disc 2)
  31. Jimmy Boyle (Disc 2)
  32. (Fuck The) USA (Disc 2)
  33. Attack (Disc 2)
  34. Rival Leaders (Disc 2)
  35. Cop Cars (Disc 3)
  36. Crashed Out (Disc 3)
  37. Dole Q (Disc 3)
  38. Dogs of War (Disc 3)
  39. Army Life (Disc 3)
  40. Out of Control (Disc 3)
  41. Ripper (Disc 3)
  42. Mod Song (Disc 3)
  43. Exploited Barmy Army (Disc 3)
  44. Royalty (Disc 3)
  45. S.P.G. (Disc 3)
  46. Sex & Violence (Disc 3)
  47. Punks Not Dead (Disc 3)
  48. I Believe In Anarchy (Disc 3)
  49. Law and Order (Disc 3)
  50. Let's Start a War (Disc 3)
  51. Horror Epics (Disc 3)
  52. Cop Cars (Disc 3)
  53. Blown to Bits (Disc 3)
  54. Hitler's in the Charts Again (Disc 3)
  55. Belson Was a Gas (Disc 3)
  56. Alternative (Disc 3)
  57. I Hate You (Disc 3)
  58. UK '82 (Disc 3)
  59. Rival Leaders (Disc 3)
  60. Maggie You... (Disc 3)
  61. Troops of Tomorrow (Disc 3)
  62. Sex & Violence (Disc 3)

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