Thursday, November 09, 2006

Vex


Vex hailed from London and the 'Sanctuary' 12" is their one and only release. It was issued on Fight Back, a sublabel of Mortarhate, run by the people of Conflict. Vex played gigs with Conflict, so they were more associated with the anarchist punk scene than the Batcave fair. But contrary to most anarchopunk bands from that time, they were not influenced by CRASS or Conflict. Soundwise, the band was more inspired by Killing Joke or UK Decay.
Another song called 'Rushing To Hide' can be heard on the 'We Don't Want Your Fucking Law' comp. LP, also on Fight Back.
'It's No Crime' also appeared on the 'Who What Why When Where' comp. LP on Mortarhate (and reissued on Get Back Records).
A great overlooked record, so check it out.

Sanctuary 12" (Fight Back-Fight One-1984)
1. Sanctuary
2. It's No Crime
3. World In Action
4. Relative Sadness

Sanctuary (re-up)

10 comments:

Slobodan Burgher said...

THANK YOU! Was looking for this a couple of months ago but then forgot about it...time to revise that memory!

:)

Curious Guy said...

Drinking a bottle of vodka from time to time won't help to revise your memory I'm afraid! :D

mrmagoomc4@yahoo.co.uk said...

beenafter this for ages ive got a demo and about 4 live tapes on vex which ill make public wen i get the recordings from my parents home in plymouth etc

me again said...

curious guy u run this web sit yeah? its mrmagoomc4 again just listening to vex fucking ace got this one live tape at electric ballroom 84 which rocks ive got about 6,000 boootlegs in my home town of plymouth which i plan to get up to fife in scotland one day of which im sure ive stuiff ude like to have got 3 screaming dead demos,mobs last ever gig md quality

Rebel84 said...

Thank you so much for this!...I love Conflict..so this one definitely deserves a listen...

:) :) :)

Anonymous said...

Please update,please.....

Curious Guy said...

Will do ASAP!!!

uk82 said...

thank you very much!


just lost 10000 mp3's when my harddrive crashed :(


need to find all the stuff again and this was one of the lost files.

Cheers!

Egor said...

amazing!
can you advice me some bands like this?

oldskool said...

I like "World In Action" and "It's No Crime" best. Very good songs, unusual, raw and energetic. Honest music. Thank you!